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Reports: Jason Sherlock Linked To Monaghan Vacancy

Reports: Jason Sherlock Linked To Monaghan Vacancy
By Luke Delaney

Dublin GAA legend Jason Sherlock is being linked with the vacant Monaghan manager role. Sherlock had been part of Jim Gavin's backroom staff at Dublin from 2015 to 2019, when the Dubs won five All-Ireland titles in a row.

The Irish Independent are reporting that Sherlock is Monaghan's primary target after Seamus McEnaney stepped down as manager earlier in the month after three years in charge.

Sherlock was a main stay in the Dublin side between 1995 and 2009, helping the Dubs to an All-Ireland title along the way.

14 September 2019; Dublin manager Jim Gavin, right, and forwards coach Jason Sherlock congratulate each other following the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

The Ireland basketball international also won seven Leinster SFC's during his GAA career and also made over 100 appearances in the League of Ireland for UCD and Shamrock Rovers as well as being capped for the Ireland U21s.

Since his retirement from playing, Jason Sherlock also had a stint as manager of the Dublin minor team and was praised for his approach in coaching some of the best attacking players in the country.

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Monaghan were knocked out of the Ulster SFC in the semifinals after being defeated by eventual champions Derry.

Monaghan were knocked out of the All-Ireland by Mayo in the qualifiers and a new look management is exactly what Monaghan need if they're to bounce back to form next season.

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GAA: McEnaney's Statement

In a statement released by Monaghan GAA, Seamus 'Banty' McEnaney said:

 "I would like to announce that I will be stepping down as Monaghan senior manager with immediate effect. At this time, I would like to thank Monaghan county board for their unwavering support for me and my management team and players over the course of the last three years.

"I want to thank each and every member of my management team and backroom team for their enormous contribution and commitment in pursuit of success for the Monaghan senior team under my stewardship.

"The Monaghan players are a very special bunch of men who have been fantastic ambassadors for the people of Monaghan in the past and during my term as manager. I have no doubt that they will continue to represent this great county with pride and distinction into the future.

"Managing Monaghan has been one of the great privileges and honours of my life, one that I have never taken for granted. I am very grateful to the Monaghan board and my club, Corduff Gaels, for giving me the opportunity to represent them in the role as Monaghan manager."

The news of Sherlock's interest in the Monaghan job will certainly excite the Farneymen at a time of transition in Ulster football. On the back of Derry's Ulster win and the murmurings of a McGuinness/Lacey 'dream ticket' in Donegal, the 2023 Ulster Championship could be one of the most competitive yet.

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