Donaghy's stamp all over Armagh - Canavan

February 24, 2023

Armagh coach Kieran Donaghy ©INPHO/James Crombie

Tyrone great Peter Canavan has praised the positive impact that he feels Kieran Donaghy has had on Armagh’s senior footballers.

Having joined Kieran McGeeney’s backroom team in 2020, the former Kerry star has helped the Orchard men in steady progression since and this summer will see them look to aim for a first Ulster SFC title since 2008.

Speaking on this week’s RTE GAA podcast, two-time All-Ireland winner Canavan says the Austin Stacks clubman’s coaching can be clearly seen in what Armagh are doing as a group.

“You only have to look at some of the set plays that have happened in the last year or two from throw in’s and free kicks," he said.

“Kieran Donaghy’s stamp is all over it. I think they (Armagh) are very happy with him, he’s getting a kick out of it. He will certainly relish Armagh going down and getting one over Kerry this weekend.”

He added: "I presume he has an overall say in things but from a training point of view and from speaking to him he has different ideas and ways of doing things.

"He’s big into his coaching and he’s getting a kick out of it so be it defensive or offensive, you look at his basketball career and aspects of the basketball game that are very relevant to gaelic, I know he’s brought that to them.

"It appears in Armagh that there are a bunch of lads there that are taking everything in and as a team they are certainly moving in the right direction."

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