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Monaghan board look set to decide on Seamus McEnaney’s future

Seamus McEnaney’s future as Monaghan manager has suddenly become cloaked in intrigue following the 11th-hour postponement of last night’s county board meeting.

It had been anticipated that McEnaney would let it be known at the meeting if he might be prepared to take the reins of the Farney County football team for a seventh year.

But the county board delegates will not convene now until next Monday and instead a management committee meeting will be held tonight at which “certain issues,” according to one source, surrounding the appointment of the senior football and hurling bosses as well as the appointment of a new minor football team manager in succession to Bernie Murray will be discussed.

It is understood that some officials were apparently keen to seek nominations for the post of senior football manager prior to last night’s scheduled meeting and when this became known the meeting was hastily postponed.

Now the management committee will seek to clarify matters in relation to the process that is to be followed and county PRO Siobhan McQuillan has confirmed that discussion on factors governing the re-appointment of McEnaney (pictured) or the appointment of a new manager will hold primacy at tonight’s meeting.

“While nominations may yet have to be sought for a new manager — and this is speculation at this juncture I would emphasise pending Seamus McEnaney’s decision — it’s imperative that proper procedures are followed,” explains McQuillan.

McEnaney, who took Monaghan into last month’s Ulster final in which they were beaten by Tyrone before losing to Kildare in the All Ireland qualifiers six days later, has remained tight-lipped on his future.

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