Friday 15 December 2017

Keague joins Meath set-up

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Seamus McEnaney has filled one of the vacant positions on his selection committee ahead of next week's first-round qualifier against Louth at Kingspan Breffni Park.

Meath boss McEnaney sought ratification at a county board meeting last night for Tom Keague, a former Skryne footballer who is originally from the St Paul's club in Clonee.

Keague was a colleague of Colm O'Rourke and Liam Hayes at one stage in Skryne and lost county finals as a player with them in 1984 and '85. He has since been involved in coaching a number of club teams in Meath and Cavan.

McEnaney lost his original Meath selectors, Liam Harnan and Barry Callaghan, over the decision to bring Graham Geraghty out of retirement last month.

Under the terms of his appointment last November, McEnaney is obliged to have two Meath selectors on his back-room team.

Keague will fill one of those positions, but it is unlikely that a second Meath selector will come on board before the Louth game.

Meath have injury concerns ahead of the match in Cavan next week. Stephen Bray pulled up with a hamstring injury in a club match on Sunday and is a doubt.

Louth will find out this week if John O'Brien will be available for the fixture. O'Brien did not get clearance from Croke Park for last Sunday's Leinster SFC quarter-final defeat because of complications over his status after his spell in Boston.

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