Saturday 29 April 2017

Colm O'Rourke: Rejection of McEnaney could trigger a player revolt

The latest managerial twist in Meath shows that change is needed, writes Colm O'Rourke

Colm O'Rourke

Colm O'Rourke

At this stage most people have tired of the Meath management saga and that is just people within the county. To those on the outside it just shows there is something materially wrong in Meath when there is such difficulty in appointing and holding on to a manager.

The story so far. After Eamonn O'Brien was dumped without much gratitude, a committee of three (chairman Barney Allen, 1988 All-Ireland winning captain Joe Cassells, and solicitor Liam Keane, who has extensive experience of Meath football and has also been heavily involved in the DRA) was appointed. Their brief was to recommend a management group to the county board.

This all sounds simple, but when their proposal of Seamus McEnaney went to the executive, it appears there were a few dissenting voices. This is quite amazing. As the executive had appointed the three-man committee, their recommendation should have been merely rubber-stamped and sent forward to the clubs for approval.

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