McEntee thanks clubs for support

Meath manager Andy McEntee this evening thanked the GAA clubs of the county for their support and vowed to continue his work to get Meath football back to where it belongs.

Last night (Tuesday) McEntee survived a proposal from the Co Board executive committee to end his five year term as Meath manager with clubs voting 46 to 27 to keep him in place for another season.

McEntee had insisted prior to last night's vote that if he received the backing of the clubs then he would continue in his role and this evening he thanked the clubs, and chairman John Kavanagh, for their backing.

"The management team is delighted with the strong endorsement it received from the clubs last night," McEntee exclusively told the Meath Chronicle.

"It is now time to put this matter behind us and continue with our plans to return Meath football to where we all believe it belongs.

"We would also like to especially thank our Chairman, John Kavanagh, for his unwavering support and the steadfast way he has handled these difficult few days.

"John will ensure that the Executive Committee and the senior football management team will continue to work together for the short and long-term good of Meath football in the year ahead," concluded the Meath manager.

McEntee and his selectors Colm Nally, Paul Nestor and Mark Brennan, along with new coach John McCloskey, have already turned their attentions to the challenges that lie ahead with Proposal B expected to get the greenlight at Congress next week which will see the League standing determine the championship summer.