Saturday 22 July 2017

Off the Ball: Geezer's Armagh may be down but they are not out

McGeeney inspires as much begrudgery from opponents as loyalty from his teams

Kieran McGeeney's teams tend to be slow starters in the Championship
Kieran McGeeney's teams tend to be slow starters in the Championship

Ger Gilroy

Anthony Moyles told a story about sharing a room with Kieran McGeeney while with the International Rules team on a training weekend in Toulouse on The Hard Shoulder podcast last week.

Moyles was clear there was an element of team bonding as well as warm-weather tactical preparation on the trip - Trevor Brennan's pub did alright out of the group.

He awoke one morning, slightly scared by the grunting and panting coming from Geezer's side of the room only to eventually peek out and be relieved that Geezer was busy doing push-ups and sit-ups before breakfast. Already ahead of the day.

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