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Bradley’s Derry u-turn is a boost for Brennan

Paddy Bradley has agreed to return to the Derry squad just months after walking out in the middle of the championship campaign.

Bradley left the Derry panel two days before they played Carlow in the first round qualifier when he learned that he would not be on the starting team.

At the time the then Derry manager Damian Cassidy denied that Bradley had walked, but he missed subsequent games against Westmeath and Kildare.

Earlier Bradley suggested 2010 would be his last as a inter-county footballer, but new manager John Brennan's invitation to return has been accepted.

Bradley's brother Eoin has had a 12 month suspension for an incident in a club game halved and should be available for Derry by the end of February.

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The Meath GAA's management committee has sought more time to consider the recommendation that Seamus McEnaney should be the county's next football manager.

The committee met for up to four hours on Monday night and, after reaching no conclusion, they adjourned until tomorrow night to give the matter further consideration.

The delay comes as McEnaney added one of the county's greatest footballers, Martin O'Connell, to his ticket.

O'Connell will join former team-mate Liam Harnan and Paul Grimley and Martin McElkennon on the back-room team if McEnaney is appointed.

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