Eamonn McEneaney

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Not to be confused with the American lacrosse player Eamon McEneaney.
Eamon McEneaney
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Forward
Born County Monaghan
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nickname Mac
Club(s)
Years Club
1971-1997 Castleblayney Faughs
Club titles
Monaghan titles 7
Ulster titles 2
All-Ireland Titles 0
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1979-1992 Monaghan
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 3
All-Irelands 0
NFL 1
All Stars 0

Eamon McEneaney is an Irish former Gaelic footballer and current manager. As a player he won the National Football League in 1985. He most recently managed the Monaghan senior inter-county team.

Playing career[edit]

As a player with Monaghan, McEneaney won three Ulster Football titles in 1979, 1985 and in 1988. He also won an U-21 title as a player in 1981 and as manager of Monaghan U-21's in 1999. He won 2 Ulster club titles in 1986 and 1991 as Captain with his club Castleblayney Faughs.

Coaching career[edit]

McEneaney had previously managed Monaghan in a joint capacity with former GAA president Seán McCague in 1997 and then on his own in 1998 and 1999, winning an All-Ireland B Championship in 1998. He subsequently had a spell in charge of Louth from 2006 to 2009, where he guided them to a Division 2 league title, an O'Byrne Cupsuccess in 2009 and a first Leinster Junior title since 1966.[1]

McEneaney took over as manager of the Monaghan senior inter-county team in October 2010 from Seamus McEnaney who confirmed that he would not allow his name go forward for the role which he had held for the previous six years.[2] The Monaghan County Board decided in August 2010 that McEnaney would be forced to go through the nomination process after a poor finish to the 2010 All-Ireland Championship.[3]

In July 2012, McEneaney left the Monaghan job after an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier defeat to Laois. He said:

I've thought about it long and hard quite a while ago and I indicated to the county chairman that even if we got to the Ulster final and won it I wouldn't be going on next year or the year after. It is a long-term job in my opinion now and what I’ve seen over the last 12 months is it needs some to take it on over the next three or four years. I'm just not in a position to do that. I have a family and my own lad playing senior inter-county football and I have to go one way and he is going another on a Sunday morning. It'd be nice to go and relax and go and support him. It'd be nice to go to Monaghan games as well and support them because I've given them 20 years as a manager and player and I think that is as much as I can give. It is with a heavy heart that I do it because they are a great bunch of lads. I can't thank them enough for all they have given me. I can't thank the Monaghan supporters enough for the support they have given us and unfortunately we have not been able to deliver on the field.[4]

Playing honours[edit]

Intercounty
Club

Coaching honours[edit]

Manager

.1U21 Ulster championship (1999)

Leinster Intermediate club championship [Geraldines GFC 2013]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McEneaney calls time as Louth supremo". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  2. ^ "McEneaney is new Monaghan supremo". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  3. ^ "McEnaney pulls out of Monaghan running". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  4. ^ "Eamon McEneaney steps down as Monaghan manager". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
?
Louth Senior Football Manager
2006-2009
Succeeded by
Peter Fitzpatrick
Preceded by
Séamus McEnaney
Monaghan Senior Football Manager
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Malachy O'Rourke