Séamus McEnaney

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Séamus McEnaney
Personal information
SportGaelic football
BornCorduff, County Monaghan, Ireland
Inter-county management
Years County
Inter-county titles
County League Province All-Ireland
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Séamus McEnaney is a Gaelic football manager and businessman. He currently takes charge of the Monaghan minor football team.[3] He has previously served as manager of his native Monaghan senior football team, the Meath senior football team and the Wexford senior football team.

He is also known for his business dealings, specifically tax defaulting, unpaid tax bills and well documented failure to declare earnings with numerous court judgements against him over at least ten years.[1][2]

He profits from the provision of accommodation for refugees and migrants in Carrickmacross.

He also profits from the current homeless crisis in Dublin through private companies owned, run or managed by himself or members of his family.[3]



McEnaney managed the Monaghan senior football team from 2004 until 2010.[4] Where he led his side to a National Football League Div 2 title in 2005. He also led Monaghan to a first Ulster Senior Football Championship final in 19 years in 2007 and again in 2010 but lost out to Tyrone both times.


McEnaney was appointed as Meath manager in November 2010.[5] He resigned in 2012 after Dublin defeated Meath by three points in the 2012 Leinster Senior Football Championship Final, and Laois defeated Meath by three points again six days later in the fourth round of the All-Ireland qualifiers.[6][7]


In October 2016, McEnaney was announced as Wexford senior manager on a three-year deal.[8]

Yet he did not complete the three years on offer. He resigned as Wexford senior manager after one season in August 2017, blaming the distance he had to travel; the driving from his house in Carrickmacross to Ferns in Wexford was, he said, "a 500km round trip... I'd leave my house at 3.0pm 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."[1] He immediately began his search for a nearer post; within days of announcing his departure from Wexford he submitted his name for the then vacant Donegal senior football manager role that ultimately went to Declan Bonner.[2]

Monaghan Part II[edit]

In 2018 he led Monaghan to a Ulster Minor Football Championship.[3] In August 2019 it was confirmed that he was returning to the post of Manager of the Monaghan Senior Football team. [9]


  1. ^ a b "Banty leaves Wexford after just one season". RTÉ Sport. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b McNulty, Chris (28 August 2017). "'Banty' in the mix for Donegal post as Monaghan man applies for job". Donegal Daily. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b Watters, Andy (22 August 2018). "Seamus McEnaney linked with return to senior scene as Down manager". Irish News. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  4. ^ "McEnaney pulls out of Monaghan running". RTÉ Sport. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  5. ^ "McEnaney confirmed as Meath manager". RTÉ Sport. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Séamus McEnaney steps down as Meath manager". RTÉ Sport. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  7. ^ "How the Meath empire collapsed". Irish Independent. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  8. ^ Kelly, Niall (19 October 2016). "Banty is back in inter-county management". the42.ie. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Seamus 'Banty' McEnaney returns to the Monaghan hotseat". Independent.ie. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
Preceded by
Monaghan Senior Football manager
Succeeded by
Eamonn McEneaney
Preceded by
Eamonn O'Brien
Meath Senior Football manager
Succeeded by
Mick O'Dowd
Preceded by
David Power
Wexford Senior Football manager
Succeeded by
Paul McLoughlin