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Geraghty still keen on double role

Geraghty targets Meath dual role

GRAHAM GERAGHTY believes he can still play a role on the field as well as off it, following his elevation to the role of player-selector under Seamus McEnaney's revamped management team in Meath.

"I would still like to play next year and that is the aim. But I understand that first and foremost my role is as a selector and that has to have priority," declared the 38-year-old veteran, who is preparing to resume training after his shock comeback season was ruined by an Achilles injury.

"It is possible to do both, you even see it in soccer where player-managers operate, so it is something that can be done when you have the right structures in place," he added.

McEnaney, meanwhile, has refused to hit back at the highly critical letters penned by Barry Callaghan and Liam Harnan, who quit as Meath selectors following the manager's controversial decision to recall Geraghty (pictured left) from the inter-county wilderness last May.

"I have nothing to say on the letters. I drew a line in the sand on the issue quite quickly and I am not going to return to it now," the Monaghan native insisted.

MARTIN CONNOLLY and Paul Jordan have stepped down as Mayo football selectors, leaving James Nallen and Tom Prendergast as the only remaining selectors for manager James Horan.