Sunday 25 February 2018

Seamus McEnaney calls time on stint with Wexford after disappointing finish

Seamus McEnaney. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
Seamus McEnaney. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile Sportsdesk

Seamus 'Banty' McEnaney has stepped down as Wexford football manager after just a year in charge, it emerged last night.

McEnaney took charge of the Slaneysiders' footballers late last year as the county pulled off something of a coup when securing both the Monaghan native and Davy Fitzgerald, who is in charge of the hurlers.

The former Monaghan and Meath boss made a bright start to life in the south-east and guided them to promotion from Division 4 after just five of the scheduled seven games.

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However, their form would dip sharply from there as they lost the final two rounds of the league before shipping a heavy defeat in the Division 4 final to Westmeath.

They couldn't reverse that form and struggled in the championship too as they went down to Carlow in Leinster. They recovered somewhat and managed to beat Limerick in the back-door but their year ended when they lost heavily to McEnaney's native Monaghan in round two of the qualifiers.

It's understood McEnaney informed the players of his decision last night. Wexford must now start the hunt for a new manager.

Irish Independent

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