McEnaney steps down from Meath role
GAA:Séamus McEnaney has stepped down as manager of the Meath senior football team after two years in charge.
Follwing defeat to Laois and Meath's elimination from the All-Ireland qualifiers on Saturday, Mcenaney said he would take five days to reflect on his situation this evneing he confirmed he would step down in a statement that thanks his backroom team and players for their “huge effort, commitment and loyalty”.
He also thanked “the Meath county board, the Meath supporters and everyone involved in the GAA in county Meath.”
It has been a difficult two seasons with relegation from Division Two narrowly avoided in his first year but not in his second. Meath were eliminated by Kildare from both the Leinster championship and All-Ireland qualifiers last year but avenged that in last month’s provincial semi-final and staged a creditable if unavailing comeback in the Leinster final against Dublin.
Last weekend’s defeat to Laois was a disappointment and given the no-confidence motion he lost, but not by the required two thirds majority, after the disastrous league campaign, the decision isn’t a surprise.
Former Meath All-Ireland medallist and Footballer of the Year Trevor Giles has been mooted as a successor.