Sunday 25 February 2018

McEnaney back on track for Royal appointment

A meeting between Seamus McEnaney and senior county board officials has put his appointment as Meath football manager back on track, WRITES MARTIN BREHENY.

It hit a snag early in the week when a recommendation from a special three-man committee, comprised of Barney Allen, Joe Cassells and Liam Keane, that the former Monaghan manager should replace Eamonn O'Brien was referred back for further consideration.

It led to speculation that McEnaney might withdraw, but that is not the case. He met the county board chairman, Barney Allen, secretary, Cyril Creavin and treasurer, Pat Clerkin on Tuesday night to clarify various issues. The officers will report back to the man-agement committee tonight.

It's the latest instalment in a drawn-out saga that has taken some unexpected twists. However, the fact that McEnaney (left) is prepared to remain in contention, despite the decision of the management committee to seek further clarification on various aspects, suggests that real progress was made at Tuesday's meeting.

A county board meeting will be held next Wednesday night where it's expected a final decision will be made as to who will lead the Royals into 2011.

Irish Independent

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