Eamonnn is new Monaghan boss

7 October 2010 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By JOHN GRAHAM

As had been widely predicted Eamonn McEneaney was appointed to succeed Seamus McEnaney as manager of the Monaghan senior and U21 football teams, his appointment ratified at last Monday night’s County Committee meeting where he was the sole nominee that emerged from the exhaustive nominations/interview process that had caused much debate and even some controversy in the county over the last month or so.  A former county player Eamonn McEneaney represented Monaghan at all levels winning Ulster senior football championship medals in 1979, 1985 and 1988 as well as a National Football League medal in 1985 and other divisional honours. He is also the holder of an Ulster U21 medal which he won in 1981 while at club level he is the holder of numerous senior championship and league medals.

An All Star replacement this will be McEneaney’s second term in charge in the county as he was also manager of the senior and U21 teams in the late nineties during which term he steered Monaghan to an Ulster U21 football championship in 1999.

That win made for an unique situation for Eamonn  McEneaney in that he has been involved as either a player or a manager in Monaghan’s last five Ulster title wins.

His appointment is for a three year term with a review after two years. His selectors will be former county players Declan Smith and Stephen McGinnitty with Colin O’Hare acting as team trainer.

Other appointments that were ratified at the meeting were Frank Brady as senior hurling team manager for a one-year term, Arthur Hughes and Alan Ryan as his backroom team, Colin McAree (Monaghan Harps) as manager of the county minor football team for a three-year term with a review after two and Brendan Murphy as manager of the county minor hurling team. Colin McAree’s backroom team on the county minor team management will be Tyrone’s Mattie McGleenan, Kieran Mulligan and Mark Kelly.

Speaking to the Northern Standard shortly after his appointment was ratified Eamonn McEneaney spoke of his hopes and his aspirations for this his second term as manager of the Monaghan senior and U21 teams and he set ther target of an Ulster senior championship as the main goal.

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