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Graham Geraghty has made a speedy recovery to become a selector for the Meath u20s panel

Graham Geraghty has made a speedy recovery to become a selector for the Meath u20s panel

Graham Geraghty has made a speedy recovery to become a selector for the Meath u20s panel

Former Meath All-Ireland winning captain Graham Geraghty, who underwent life-saving surgery in October after suffering a brain haemorrhage, has been named as a selector on the Meath U-20 team for 2021.

Geraghty (47), who is recovering at his home in Athboy following the operation in Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital, is included in a high-profile management team headed by another ex-Meath star Bernard Flynn.

The other members of the team include Graham Reilly, who announced his retirement as a Meath player earlier this month. Ex-Mayo ladies manager Peter Leahy and Kilmacud Crokes joint-manager Robbie Brennan are also on board as coaches.

Former Dublin All-Ireland goalkeeping medallist and ex-professional keeper Shane Supple will serve as goalkeeping coach.

The new team will be in charge for two seasons. The provincial championship in the grade is scheduled to begin at the end of March, with the All-Ireland final set for early May.

But these dates could be moved changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Meath last won a provincial U-21 title in 2001.

Geraghty’s inclusion will be a big boost to him personally as he continues his recovery having suddenly taking ill at work before being rushed to hospital in October.

The father of four-of-four won two All-Ireland senior medals with Meath in 1996 and 1999 as well as two All Stars awards and three Leinster championships.

He also played for Ireland in the International Rules series between 1999 and 2006.

While he retired from inter-county football in 2012, he continued to play for his club Clann na nGael into his forties.

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