Sunday 25 February 2018

McEnaney linked with Monaghan job

MARIE CROWE

Seamus McEnaney is believed to be one of the front-runners to take over the vacant manager's job at Monaghan.

After his Meath team crashed out of the championship in Tullamore last night, McEnaney said he would make a decision on his future in the Royal County this week.

The Monaghan County Board set up a sub-committee to handle the process of filling the seat left vacant by the departure of Eamonn McEneaney after the first-round qualifier defeat to Laois.

The deadline for nominations was on Friday evening and the Sunday Independent understands that McEnaney has been nominated.

Monaghan PRO John Kieran confirmed that there is a lot of interest in the position, and that a shortlist will be revealed later in the week, but he refused to given any further details, or to confirm if McEnaney is among those nominated. Board chairman Paul Curran also would not confirm the nomination.

It's widely believed he will not continue on as Meath boss. He's been at the helm for two years and last April, after a dismal league campaign which saw Meath relegated to Division 3, he was asked by the board to step aside. He refused this request and subsequently survived a board vote of no confidence.

After that, Meath's fortunes changed and they went on a winning in streak in the Leinster championship beating Wicklow, Carlow and Kildare before losing the Leinster final to Dublin.

It's unclear whether Meath's run of wins in the championship will do anything to improve McEnaney's standing in the county.

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