Andy McEntee has been given the go-ahead to oversee what will be his sixth season in charge of the Meath senior football team.
The Nobber native got the nod after an emergency county board meeting in Trim's Knightsbrook Hotel tonight, with the vote on his future as Royals boss falling at the hands of the club delegates.
McEntee was ratified for a second three-year term in Autumn 2019 with the final season of that up for review but last week the county's executive recommended that his current term shouldn't extend to 2022. The executive had voted 8-7 against him continuing in his role.
As it happened, the clubs had the final say, as a two-thirds majority required to remove the Meath boss in a secret ballot failed.
"The Meath G.A.A. County Committee has decided to endorse Andy McEntee as the County Senior Football Manager for 2022," Meath GAA said in a statement.
"Andy McEntee will now complete his three-year term and we are excited for the new year of Gaelic games to come."
Meanwhile, in a major 'coup' for Meath hurling, senior boss Nick Weir has enlisted the services of well-known coach Seoirse Bulfin.
Under Davy Fitzgerald, Bulfin coached Clare when they captured the 2013 All-Ireland SHC title and helped Wexford to a first Leinster SHC crown in 15 years.
Raharney clubman Weir was ratified for a new two-year term.
The Meath GAA County Committee has decided to endorse Andy McEntee as the County Senior Football Manager for 2022.— Meath GAA (@MeathGAA) October 12, 2021
Andy McEntee will now complete his three-year term and we are excited for the new year of Gaelic games to come.#GAA pic.twitter.com/H2II05NxGs
The Meath GAA County Committee has ratified Nick Weir as the County Senior Hurling Manager for a two-year term.— Meath GAA (@MeathGAA) October 12, 2021
His coaching team will see David Reilly and Steven Clynch return.
A massive addition is a new coach Seoirse Bulfin.
We wish all the management team well#GAA pic.twitter.com/YHmqrWXVWt