Wednesday 26 October 2016

Power steps down

Published 04/08/2016 | 02:30

David Power has left his post as Wexford football manager Photo: Sportsfile
David Power has left his post as Wexford football manager Photo: Sportsfile

David Power became the latest manager to move on after he left his post as boss of the Wexford footballers.

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Power took charge ahead of the 2015 season but stepped down yesterday, citing an inability to give the job the time it required.

"I feel that I can no longer devote the necessary time and energy required for these positions and with that in mind I have decided to step aside," Power said in a statement.

Wexford must now start the process of finding a new manager with former great Mattie Forde, who served as a selector under Power, likely to be linked to the role.

Elsewhere, the odds on Andy McEntee replacing Mick O'Dowd in the Meath hot seat look to have hardened even further after Paul Curran, who had been nominated for the post, ruled himself out of the running, insisting the 'time wasn't right'.

"I cannot say that I wouldn't be attracted to it, it would be very appealing and logistics wise, well it's at my own doorstep almost," said Curran, whose father Noel won an All-Ireland with Meath in 1967.

Nobber native McEntee led Ballyboden St Enda's to the All-Ireland club title last March and is expected to include his brother Gerry on his ticket.

Midfielder Gerry won All-Ireland titles with Meath in 1987 and '88 and subsequently went on to lead Dublin club St Brigid's to county titles in 2003 and 2011. He also managed the Dublin minor team. Meath hope to put a name to put before delegates at next Monday's county committee meeting.

Irish Independent

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