Eamonn O'Brien (Gaelic football manager)

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Eamonn O'Brien
Personal information
Irish name Éamann Ó Briain
Sport Gaelic football
Born (1960-09-21) 21 September 1960 (age 53)
Walterstown, County Meath, Ireland
Inter-county management
Years County
2008 -2010 Meath
Inter-county titles
County League Province All-Ireland
Meath 1

Eamonn O'Brien is former manager of Meath and one of Sean Boylan's former selectors. He was born in Walterstown, County Meath, Ireland on September 21, 1960. He managed the Meath Senior Gaelic football team between 2008 and 2010, leading them to one Leinster Senior Football Championship.

Managerial career[edit]

O'Brien was confirmed as Meath manager on 10 November 2008 after a meeting with the county board to succeed Colm Coyle.[1] His team had a reasonably successful 2009 season, where they were defeated by Dublin in the Leinster quarter finals, but went through the qualifier system to reach the All-Ireland semi finals, where they were defeated by Kerry.

In 2010, O'Brien's team comprehensively defeated Dublin in the Leinster Semi finals, and went on to win the Leinster final in controversial circumstances against Louth.[2] In this match, Meath forward Joe Sheridan was awarded a goal in the final minutes which on replay evidence should not have stood, to give Meath a 2 point win. Appeals for a replay were refused. Meath went on to be beaten by Kildare in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals.

On 6 September 2010 O'Brien was unexpectedly axed as manager after many of the county's clubs voted him out.[3] On November 10, 2010 Former Monaghan manager Seamus McEnaney was confirmed as the new Meath manager.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "O'Brien appointed as Meath manager". RTÉ Sport. 2008-11-11. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  2. ^ "Louth 1-10 Meath 1-12". RTÉ Sport. 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  3. ^ "Meath call time O'Brien's tenure". RTÉ Sport. 2010-09-06. Retrieved 2010-09-06. [dead link]
  4. ^ "McEneaney Confirmed as Meath manager". RTÉ Sport. 2010-11-10. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
Preceded by
Colm Coyle
Meath Senior Football Manager
2008-2010
Succeeded by
Séamus McEnaney