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All-Ireland winner McMenamin set to join Gallagher at Fermanagh

As well as management updates on Armagh, Donegal and Down.

By Declan Bogue

Three time All-Ireland winner Ryan McMenamin will be part of Rory Gallagher's fresh-looking management at Fermanagh.

The Dromore man was knocked out of the Tyrone Championship on Sunday, and agreed to the role shortly after. The inclusion of three-time All-Ireland winner McMenamin is sure to pique interest in the Erne County's fortunes as they gear up for 2018.

Meanwhile, the Armagh county board are expected to ratify Kieran McGeeney as senior team manager for another year at tonight's meeting.

It will be McGeeney's fourth year of an agreed five-year term and the process has already received a unanimous vote.

Deciding the management of the county under-age team will also be a rubber-stamping exercise.

Last year's Under-21s now become the Under-20s, with the GAA re-grading under-age competitions. Last year's management team of Peter McDonnell, Diarmuid Marsden and Martin McQuillan will be in situ again.

And Donegal have moved closer to announcing a replacement for Rory Gallagher.

Originally there were five candidates in for the role, including last year's Ulster Under-21 Championship-winning manager Declan Bonner, Cathal Corey, who has won a number of Club Championships in recent years, and county minor boss Sean Paul Barrett.

After interviewing the three candidates a second time following the County Championship semi-finals on Sunday, it is believed a third round of interviews will be held.

A county board meeting was held last night but there was nothing to report. It would appear an appointment will be announced at the next scheduled meeting on October 2.

Elsewhere, it is believed that Down's players have advised manager Eamonn Burns that they want another selector added to his backroom team.

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