Meath Live has learned that Royal County football legend Bernard Flynn is hoping to add the last man to manage Kerry to All Ireland glory, Eamonn Fitzmaurice to his coaching staff as he ups the ante in his bid to succeed Andy McEntee as Meath senior football manager.

It had been thought Fitzmaurice may be a stand-alone candidate but now it is believed Flynn has touched base with the Lixnaw school teacher who hasn’t dismissed the idea out of hand.

A source told us, ‘Bernie wants the job and is well aware that getting someone of Eamonn’s stature on board as a coach would see his chances seriously increased.

‘It would in many ways be a dream team with someone like Bernie as manager pulling everything together and Fitzmaurice as head coach, it appears Robbie Brennan the Kilmacud Crokes manager won’t be involved though.

‘It is a 640 km round trip from Lixnaw to Navan which would be prohibitive but nobody says he has to drive in this day and age there are other forms of transport available.

‘It may or may not work out but both parties are interested in working together,’

Fitzmaurice, (45), was in charge when Kerry last won the Sam Maguire in 2014 and won three senior All Irelands as a player with the Kingdom.