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McEniff enjoying life back on the touchline

Donegal All-Ireland winning manager Brian McEniff is back in football, straddling the inter-county sideline once again.

McEniff, the man who guided Donegal to their one and only All-Ireland senior success in 1992, has teamed up with Peter Fitzpatrick in Louth in an advisory capacity.

The Bundoran man was on the line on Saturday night as Louth caused one of the shocks of the weekend when they dumped hotly tipped Kildare out of the Leinster championship with six points to spare in Navan.

But for Sligo's giant-killing act against Mayo in Markievicz Park and Monaghan's demolition of Armagh, Louth's 1-22 to 1-16 victory over the Lilywhites in the Leinster quarter-final would have been the story of the weekend.

McEniff has been working with Louth since their first round victory over Longford and has been making the trip once a week from Donegal to training at Darver on the outskirts of Ardee.

“It is not that much out of the way as I fit it in either on my way to Dublin or on the way home from Dublin,” he said.

“It all came about around three months ago. They asked me to get involved with them, I declined, but promised if they got over Longford in the first round I would give them a hand.

“When they beat Longford Peter Fitzpatrick gave me a call and I have been attending their sessions once a week ever since.”

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