Judgment of €13.5m against Meath GAA manager McEnaney

A HIGH Court judgment of almost €13

A HIGH Court judgment of almost €13.5 million was registered against new Meath GAA football manager Séamus "Banty" McEnaney in December, according to the latest issue of Stubbs Gazette.

The judgment was in favour of AIB and according to Mr McEnaney, who previously managed Monaghan, it related to development land.

Before Christmas, a property development company in which Mr McEnaney had a one-third stake went into receivership. Pilerp Ltd developed apartments at The Diamond in the centre of Monaghan town. In December AIB appointed Martin Ferris as receiver.

When contacted by The Irish Times, Mr McEnaney confirmed that the €13.49 million judgment related to development land. "Life goes on," he said.

He is a director of the Westenra Arms, a 200-year old hotel in Monaghan owned by the McEnaney family. He is also involved in the running of the family pub and restaurant Fiddlers Elbow in Carrickmacross.

According to Stubbs, a judgment of €9.7 million was also registered by AIB against Thomas McEnaney of Carrickmacross. Two further judgments of €1.25 million each were registered against Frank and Pat McEnaney.

The top plaintiff in the second edition of Stubbs for 2011 was Anglo Irish Bank, which succeeded in getting more than €43 million worth of judgments registered in its favour.