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3-time All-Ireland winner brings club career to an end and set to move into management

Brian McGuigan will be donning the bainistieoir bib with his native Ardboe in 2017.

Brian McGuigan and Mickey Harte celebrate Brian McGuigan and Mickey Harte after the 2008 All-Ireland football final. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

HE WON THREE All-Ireland senior medals during his inter-county days before retiring in 2011 and now Brian McGuigan has called time on his club career as well.

A star in the Tyrone attack during their All-Ireland victories, McGuigan revealed today in his column in Gaelic Life that he is hanging up his boots with his club Ardboe.

But McGuigan is still going to have a major role with his club next year as he has revealed that he will be the club’s senior football manager in 2017.

Ardboe last won the Tyrone senior football championship in 1998 while they lost out narrowly by a point in the 2009 final to Dromore.

This year they reached the quarter-finals of the Tyrone senior championship before bowing out against Dromore.

Brian and Tommy McGuigan lift the Sam MaGuire Cup Brian and Tommy McGuigan lift Sam Maguire in September 2008 Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

McGuigan was an integral part of Tyrone’s success, playing in their All-Ireland senior final victories in 2003, 2005 and 2008.

He also enjoyed All-Ireland glory at minor (1998) and U21 (2000 and 2001) level while in the senior grade, he won four Ulster medals and two National Leagues.

In 2003 McGuigan was named centre-forward on the All-Star team.

You can read Brian McGuigan’s full column from today’s Gaelic Life here.

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