‘Banty’ withdraws from race to appoint new Donegal boss

Séamus ‘Banty’ McEnaney has pulled out of the race to succeed Rory Gallagher as Donegal senior football boss.

The former Monaghan and Meath boss, who departed Wexford at the end of the current season, had applied for the role vacated by Gallagher.

But he has now withdrawn his application saying the position was not right for him at this moment.

It follows the news earlier in the week that Glenswilly’s Gary McDaid had also withdraw his name for consideration.

It leaves three candidates nominated for the contest – Declan Bonner, Shaun Paul Barrett and Cathal Corey.

A statement for Donegal County Executive read: “Séamus Mc Enaney has confirmed the withdrawal of his application for the position of Donegal Senior Football Team Manager.

“He felt the position was not for him at this moment in time and took the opportunity to wish Donegal County Board the very best of luck with the process and in the future.”

Meanwhile, Mickey Harte has been handed a new three-year term as Tyrone football manager.

The three-time All-Ireland-winning boss will remain in charge until the end of the 2020 season.

Harte led the Red Hands to an Ulster title this summer before they were knocked out of the All-Ireland Championship at the semi-final stage by Dublin.