Mickey Graham ponders Cavan’s future after Tailteann Cup final defeat

Mickey Graham is considering his future as Cavan boss football and will ‘assess’ the situation following the Breffni Men’s Tailteann Cup final loss to Westmeath at Croke Park.

Former Cavan star Graham has served four years in his home country after famously guiding them to Ulster SFC success in 2020 – as well as Division 4 League honors earlier this year – but he admits the job comes at a high takes a mental toll.

Graham will “let the dust settle” before contemplating an “incredible journey” where player input will likely influence his decision and whether he stays on the ground for 2023.

“I’ve been here four years and I definitely have to assess the situation but I’m not going to make a decision just yet,” Graham told the Irish Independent after a lengthy debrief in Cavan’s dressing room.

“Like I said to the guys, we also have a couple of guys there who have been there a long time and I told them not to make any decisions. This is not the time to let the dust settle. Take a vacation and simply recharge the batteries.

“Sometimes change is good and I have to sit down and talk to the players, maybe in a couple of weeks and see what their thought process is, but also with myself, the inter-county management game is a tough job.

“It’s 24/7 and it’s taking its toll, mentally more than anything. You try to do your best for Cavan football as a Cavan man, sometimes it doesn’t happen and sometimes it does.

“It has been an incredible journey for me over the past four years. To say it was a roller coaster ride would be an understatement, but it was always a privilege.

“It has always been a lifelong goal of mine to not only represent Cavan as a player but to manage them and I could not be more privileged and honored to have done so.”

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