Meath football has been rocked by the news that three of the county’s most experienced stars, Nigel Crawford, Anthony Moyles and Brendan Murphy plan to quit the Royal County panel.
The three players did not attend the team meeting Seamus McEnaney held with his squad last week, which has led to strong speculation that their inter-county careers may have come to an end. Although Murphy was an automatic choice in goal all season, both Crawford and Moyles only made brief appearances as substitutes.
The Royal’s had a disappointing first season under McEnaney and were knocked out of the championship by Kildare. The decision to recall Graham Geraghty led to widespread unrest within the camp and led to the resignation of the Royals backroom team.
If the latest speculation is true then it could lead to further calls for the managers head as Meath attempt to rebuild their profile and return to the glory days of a decade or so ago.