Wednesday 18 September 2019

McEntee gets Royal seal for second term

Meath manager Andy McEntee. Photo: Sportsfile
Meath manager Andy McEntee. Photo: Sportsfile

Andy McEntee was ratified for a further three-year term as Meath football manager at a county board meeting last night, writes Colm Keys.

McEntee steered Meath to Division 1 of the Allianz League in March while they also reached a Leinster final and the All-Ireland quarter-finals where they lost to Donegal, Mayo and Kerry but performed relatively well in all three games.

McEntee has been in charge since 2017 and his current three-year term ended after this year's championship.

A new three-year term now awaits with a review after two years.

In Clare football, Colm Collins will meet with board officials in the county tonight where a meeting is expected to confirm him for a seventh year in charge of the football team.

That will place Collins on his own as the third longest-serving manager behind Mickey Harte and Jim Gavin who have been in their positions for 17 and seven years respectively.

Clare came close to beating Meath to qualify for the Super 8s earlier this year and have been a consistent Division 2 team for three years.

Monaghan last night confirmed the return of Seamus 'Banty' McEneaney as manager, along with the backroom team of Peter Donnelly, formerly strength and conditioning coach with Tyrone, Conor Laverty, David McCague and Ray Boyne, who has previously worked with Dublin and Tipperary on their way to All-Ireland football and hurling titles.

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