Cavan appoint Mickey Graham as new senior manager 2 years ago

Cavan appoint Mickey Graham as new senior manager

The Cavan county board have officially announced Mickey Graham as the new senior manager ahead of the 2019 season.

Graham has been given the role following a successful spell in Longford club football where he managed Mullinalaghta St.Columba's to back-to-back county titles in 2016 & 2017.

The former senior star has also managed within the county before winning junior and intermediate championships with Butlersbridge & Drumalee respectively.

He also had a stint with the county minor squad in 2008.

The county board also confirmed that current Cavan GAA Games Development Manager, Dermot McCabe will join Graham's backroom team.

The former All-Star will be joined by Monaghan native, Martin Corey who will involved in a coaching capacity, with the remainder of the backroom team to be confirmed at a later date.

SportsJOE previously reported that Graham was one of the front-runners for the job alongside his Cavan Gaels club mate Jason O'Reilly. However, those reports where denied by county board officials who stated that all possibilities were being looked at.

Graham's appointment will have been well received throughout the county given his recent success within club football.

News of cult-hero McCabe being involved is sure to wet fan's appetite ahead of the new season, where they will look to establish themselves in Division One following their dismal campaign in the top flight back in 2017.

The news was confirmed via the county board's website this morning, "We take this opportunity to wish Mickey and his management team every success in their new role as Cavan look forward to returning to Division One of the Allianz Football League in 2019"