Bernard Flynn finds out that Colm O'Rourke gets Meath job over him via social media 2 weeks ago

Bernard Flynn finds out that Colm O'Rourke gets Meath job over him via social media

"It was disappointing."

Colm O'Rourke is set to replace Andy McEntee as the new Meath senior football manager.

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The RTE pundit had been on record saying that he was not interested in the job, revealing that he had actually applied for it on three other occasions and was turned down.

The ex Meath star even stated that jobs in county management are becoming less appealing due to the abuse thrown at them on social media and other mediums.

Another legend of the county however had openly threw his name into the hat - Bernard Flynn was very much interested in the role.

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Flynn and O'Rourke had once formed a deadly partnership up front for The Royals, and were pivotal in their All-Ireland success under Sean Boylan.

On Monday evening it was confirmed that O'Rourke would be getting the job, with former Meath footballers Stephen Bray and Barry Callaghan to join him as selectors.

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Flynn tweeted last night to congratulate his former teammate, but also to state his disappointment in the manner of which he found out about the appointment.

"@MeathGAA l sincerely wish Colm and all the lads all the very best going forward it was disappointing to find out on social media yesterday who the next manager would be, but a massive thank you to my entire back room team for their loyalty efforts and genuine support."

 

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