FROM ODHRÁN CRUMLEY
Seamus McEnaney has stepped down as manager of Wexford Senior Footballer after just one season in charge.
The Monaghan native couldn’t help the Leinster men transfer their impressive league form into the championship. ‘Banty’ steered the Slaney men to promotion from division four before an abysmal summer campaign. A shock loss to Carlow was compounded by a nineteen point hammering at the hands of native county Monaghan in the qualifiers.
The Monaghan native has stated that the long journey from his home in Carrickmacross to Ferns in Wexford “a 500km round trip,” was proving too far to travel with the regularity required.
Speaking to RTE, McEnaney described his usual journey to training;
“I’d leave my house at 3pm to head to training and I wouldn’t be back again until midnight.
The driving was the single biggest reason because the county board and the players were top class. We had whatever we needed and the respect, commitment and attitude of the players couldn’t be questioned.”
Wexford County Board will now commence the search for a new manager as they ply their trade in a tough Division Three next Spring.