Armagh have confirmed the appointment of Kieran McGeeney as manager of the senior football team for a fixed term of five years.

McGeeney's appointment was unanimously ratified at a county board meeting held on Wednesday night.

Armagh said in a statement on their website: "The County Board would like to express our best wishes to Kieran, his backroom team and to our senior team as they continue to build on their recent progress.

"The County Board hope that under Kieran McGeeney’s leadership this promising team can achieve the success yearned for by the county and its loyal supporters."

McGeeney captained the Armagh team when they won the All-Ireland crown in 2002.

He also won six Ulster titles during his 15-year playing career and represented and captained Ireland in the International Rules side.