Thursday, August 11 2022

Andy McEntee confirmed as Antrim manager.

Antrim GAA has confirmed Andy McEntee has been ratified as the county’s new chief football manager for a three-year term.

McEntee quit as manager of Meath in June, after County Royal was knocked out of All-Ireland qualifying by Clare.

His appointment in Antrim was confirmed on Monday evening with a statement which read:

Antrim Declaration.

“Antrim County Council is delighted to announce that Andy McEntee has been ratified as Antrim’s new Chief Football Officer for a three-year term.

“Andy brings a wealth of management experience at the highest level of club and county football. We look forward to working with Andy and his team behind the scenes in the seasons to come.

“Cuirimid fearadh na fáilte roimh Andy! #WelcomeAndy”

Andy McEntee’s Antrim Task.

Antrim took part in the inaugural Tailteann Cup this summer, after failing to progress past the Ulster Football Championship quarter-final.

Their only game in provincial competition ended in a 1-20 0-10 loss to Cavan, and they didn’t fare much better in the Tailteann Cup, losing in the first round to Leitrim, by a score of 2-14 to 1 -12.

McEntee’s first task will be to secure promotion to Division 2 of the National Football League, after a strong start to the Division 3 campaign this year, which ended in defeats against Louth and Westmeath in their last two matches.

Online abuse.

McEntee’s time in charge of his native Meath ended with widespread condemnation of the abuse he had received on social media.

Meath County Council released a statement in defense of its members, which did not directly name McEntee, but his son and team captain Shane responded to a tweet that criticized his father by posting:

“Online abuse, letters home. You can put yourself forward for these roles or you can tweet about it, it takes a little more conviction.”

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