Civil war erupts in Meath GAA

Updated: April 18, 2012

Former Meath football boss Éamonn Barry has added fuel to the fire of an already toxic situation by stating that the county had  “lost its decency”  in how it had treated current manager Séamus McEnaney.

Barry has stated that it is county board chairman Barney Allen who should be under pressure and not Monaghan native McEnaney.

Barry was on the county’s management committee last year and has laid the blame for the county’s current predicament with Allen, stating that McEnaney should be left in place until the end of the Royal’s championship campaign.

Barry has previously been in hot water with the Meath County Board.  At county convention earlier this year, he was barred from standing for the position of coaching officer, a position he had held for 2011, after it was ruled that he wasn’t a registered member of the Walterstown club and therefore ineligible.

There is confusion as to what format Wednesday’s club/county board meeting will take.   As the clubs are being asked to overturn a decision already made by the county board, they will have to have a two-thirds majority to remove McEnaney from his role as manager of the county’s senior footballers.

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