Seamus 'Banty' McEnaney confirms his departure as Wexford manager

Seamus 'Banty' McEnaney has stepped down as Wexford football manager after just a season in charge, writes Ciara Phelan.

The former Monaghan and Meath boss guided the team to promotion from Division 4 football after winning their first four games but were beaten by Westmeath in the final.

McEnaney informed the players of his decision last night and confirmed the news on RTÉ's Morning Ireland today.

Speaking on his departure McEnaney said the biggest single reason as to why he has called time on the role was due to the commute from Monaghan to the south east.

"It's about a 500km trip, I'd leave my house at 3pm to head to training and I wouldn't be back again until midnight," he told RTÉ.

When taking over his role as manager he said his "primary goal" was to get Wexford out of Division 4.

Speaking on the future of Wexford football McEnaney said people do not realise how difficult it is for players, especially those who are playing football, hurling and now have started to play rugby.

On his own plans for the future, McEnaney said he has no immediate plans and was looking forward to taking some time out.

"Football and GAA is like a disease, I've no immediate plans."

By Ciara Phelan

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