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Geraghty not quitting - 'Banty'

SEAMUS McENANEY has rubbished rumours that player-selector Graham Geraghty was close to quitting the Meath senior football set-up.

However, the embattled Royals boss admitted Geraghty won't be resuming his playing brief in the immediate future, casting doubt on whether the 38-year-old veteran will be seen on championship duty this summer.

"For the foreseeable future Graham will be concentrating on his role as a selector," he said.

The Monaghan man went on to blast gossip of more disharmony in his backroom team.

Last May, in the immediate wake of Geraghty's player recall, selectors Liam Harnan and Barry Callaghan both resigned but 'Banty' has now labelled fresh speculation as "pure rubbish".


"Just because someone puts up something anonymously on a message board, people start to call it a rumour. I wouldn't even call it a rumour. It's annoying, but we have more important things to be concerned about," said McEnaney, whose team have lost four NFL Division Two games on the bounce ahead of this Sunday's relegation showdown at home to Louth.

Paddy Gilsenan is likely to miss the Navan clash with a hamstring injury.

Geraghty -- the last man to skipper Meath to All-Ireland glory, 13 years ago -- made a number of early-season substitute appearances but hasn't featured since they lost to Kildare a month ago.

His dramatic retirement U-turn last summer was cut short by a serious Achilles injury that required surgery.