Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 27 December 2014

Monaghan: McEnaney in for McEnaney?

The Monaghan county board has commenced the interview process in relation to the appointment of a new manager to succeed Eamonn McEnaney following the team’s All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Laois.

Backing: Justin McNulty’s Laois tenure is being well supportedTHE Monaghan county board has commenced the interview process in relation to the appointment of a new manager to succeed Eamonn McEnaney following the team’s All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Laois.

While no formal confirmation has been forthcoming concerning the identity of those nominated, it is believed that former boss Seamus McEnaney is in the running for the post again.

Monaghan secretary Sean McKenna has reiterated that an appointment will be confirmed by early next month at the latest.

“We are anxious to have the post filled. Our senior championship is in full swing at the moment and we know that players have to be assessed but at the same time we cannot rush things,” added McKenna.

It is anticipated that some of the more long-serving Monaghan players may call time on their inter-county careers but such decisions may well be determined by just who is appointed to take over.

Laois manager Justin McNulty, meanwhile, met with his playing squad at the weekend to take stock of the season.

County board officials and the players themselves are understood to be very much in support of former Armagh All-Ireland winner McNulty seeing out the third year of his three-year term.

Laois fell to Longford in what was considered a shock result in the Leinster Championship following which there were rumblings of discontent within the county.

But a defiant McNulty subsequently steered his side to qualifier wins over Carlow, Leitrim, Monaghan and Meath which brought them into the All Ireland quarter-finals.

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