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What they said

The officials...

A county board statement on Sunday confirmed that Liam Harnan and Barry Callaghan had quit Seamus McEnaney's back-room team for "personal reasons".

Meath County Board secretary Cyril Creavin echoed those sentiments yesterday, saying: "This only developed. We will say no more at the moment. The two of them have resigned for personal reasons."

The new blood?

With no Meath man involved in the management team, the county's junior boss Pat Coyle denied that he had been approached to join the back-room team as a selector. "I wasn't approached. I doubt (that I would join the back-room team) very much, especially with the short time involved."

The chat rooms...

"Every year there is a farce and a lot of it is down to the county board! Another waste of a year..."

"Lads, serious over-reaction here. Banty was always gonna have the final say and that's how it will be. Bad form on the two lads resigning only two weeks before the championship starts."

"If the players are behind the manager they would want to show it Sunday week against Kildare."

Irish Independent