Bernard Flynn nominated for Meath manager’s job as process to replace Andy McEntee heats up

Former Meath star Bernard Flynn has been nominated for the position of Meath senior football manager.

lynn had a brief stint as the county’s U20 manager last year but stepped away after a row over access to players with then senior manager Andy McEntee. Previously he had a stint with Mullingar Shamrocks in Westmeath, for whom he lined out during his playing days.

The deadline for clubs to put forward candidates passes on Monday and it’s understood that Flynn’s name is in the hat. It was a requirement that clubs had to have written consent from the person they were nominating.

A three-man committee, comprising of chairman John Kavanagh, Sean Kelly and Conor O’Donoghue, have been charged with finding McEntee’s replacement who held the role for six years. They have the power to nominate their own candidate.

Another Meath hero Colm O’Rourke seemed to distance himself from stepping into the breach earlier this month.

“I did actually go for the Meath job on three occasions in the past and even somebody as stupid as I am would get the hint that when you’re told ‘No’ on three occasions, I think that should put it to bed.”

The Royals are also thought to be considering an ‘outside’ manager with former Monaghan manager Malachy O’Rourke among those linked.

McEntee stepped down after defeat to Clare earlier this year with Meath reaching division one and playing in the Super 8s during his tenure but failing to break Dublin’s stranglehold in Leinster.

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