Kieran McGeeney’s Armagh side experienced a promising 2017 season, despite a disappointing start to the year.
The Orchard County failed to win promotion to Division 2 following late heartbreak against Tipperary in the League. A tame performance against Down in the Ulster quarter-final followed, as fears grew of another early summer exit from the championship.
However, they bounced back in the qualifiers to score wins over Fermanagh, Westmeath, Tipperary and Kildare to reach the All-Ireland quarter-finals.
The Croke Park victory over the Lilywhites was as good as things got for the Ulster county, as they ran into a rampant Tyrone in the quarter-final, who won out on a scoreline of 3-17 to 0-08.
Last night, the Armagh county board elected to re-appoint McGeeney as manager for 2018. Three other positions for next season were also filled, with Peter McDonnell taking charge of the U-20 side, Paul McGrane looking after the U-17s, and Michael Murphy & Damien Kirk overseeing the senior hurlers.
Make sure to check out the latest episode of The 16th Man, where we preview the All-Ireland football final, hearing from Marc Ó Sé, and discuss Limerick’s win over Kilkenny in the U-21 hurling decider and get the thoughts of managers Eddie Brennan and Pat Donnelly after the game.