Former Armagh captain Ciaran McKeever has been named as the new manager of the county's minor team.

McKeever takes over from  succeeds Paul McGrane after his appointment was ratified by a meeting of the county board on Wednesday evening. 

The St Patrick's Cullyhanna clubman will be immediately tasked with improving the fortunes of the Armagh minors following a disappointing year for them.

Armagh suffered an early defeat to Down in the Ulster Championship before crashing out of the qualifiers following a one-side clash with Derry.