The Meath GAA county executive decision not to ratify Andy McEntee’s appointment as senior team manager for another year hinged on the failure of one executive member to turn up at Wednesday night’s meeting.
The individual, who Meath Live understands would have voted to extend McEntee’s tenure was involved with training their club team.
It is also believed that chairman John Kavanagh backed the manager but as the vote was not tied he did not have to use his casting vote.
Meanwhile, clubs will have the chance to decide whether to back the executive’s stance at a full meeting next Tuesday night, it is not known if this will be held via Zoom or face to face.
Although a well placed source told Meath Live, ‘Andy is caught between a rock and a hard place, even if the clubs back him to carry on, how can he continue when the majority of his line bosses are opposed to him, but he’s a determined individual and if he gets the clubs backing who knows what will happen. It would come as no great shock to see the clubs support the Nobber native as there is a recent history that has seen them rebel.”
2012 saw then Meath boss Seamus McEnaney being asked to step down after opposition from the executive only for the county’s clubs to vote to keep the Monaghan man at the helm.
In 2010, clubs voted against the executive’s decision to ratify Eamon O’Brien as senior football boss for a third season with McEnaney eventually named as his successor that November.