Tonight looks like it will be a night of high drama at the Meath County Board meeting in Navan. Reports at the weekend suggested that Seán Boylan will return to manage the county after a seven-year absence. After being relegated to division three of the National Football League the Meath County Board asked their Monaghan-born manager Seamus McEneaney to stand down last week, but he refused.
Then it transpired that Boylan, who only two weeks ago had quit his post as Director of Football in Meath, was being lined up as McEneaney’s replacement. Boylan retired as Meath manager in August 2005 after a record 23 years in charge of The Royals. During Boylan’s reign Meath won four All-Ireland senior football titles. Since then, Meath have had a high turn over of managers and with no success at minor or under 21 level, it’s going to be difficult for Boylan to produce a winning team. Boylan, a herbalist in Dunboyne, has stayed involved in football by managing the Irish International Rules team and the Leinster team in the interprovincials.