Seamus 'Banty' McEnaney steps down as Monaghan manager 5 months ago

Seamus 'Banty' McEnaney steps down as Monaghan manager

"The Monaghan players are a very special bunch of men."

Monaghan boss Seamus McEnaney has resigned in his role as Senior Football manager.

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Just one day after James Horan announced he was leaving Mayo, Banty has now done the same, stepping away from the Monaghan job.

Like Horan, this was his second stint in charge of his county, and it was actually a loss to Mayo that was his last game in charge of the Farney county.

In a statement, McEnaney said: “I would like to announce that I will be stepping down as Monaghan Senior Football Team Manager with immediate effect.

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"At this time, I would like to thank Monaghan County Board for their unwavering support for me and my management team and players over the course of the last three years.

"I want to thank each and every member of my management team and backroom team for their enormous contribution and commitment in pursuit of success for the Monaghan Senior Team under my stewardship.

"I want to thank Rosie and my entire family for their steadfast loyalty, tolerance and sacrifice in light of the time away from them that the role as an intercounty manager demands. Family are not only important. Family is everything.

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"The Monaghan players are a very special bunch of men who have been fantastic ambassadors for the people of Monaghan in the past and during my term as manager.

"I have no doubt that they will continue to represent this great county with pride and distinction into the future.

"I want to conclude by thanking the fantastic gaels of Monaghan who always supported the Monaghan team and who lifted our team performances with their passion and fervour from the stands.

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"I will now return to help my club and have the privilege of being a Monaghan supporter in the stands again.