Seamus McEnaney will remain on as boss of the Meath senior footballers following a meeting of the county board on Wednesday night. 

A motion to remove him failed to get the required two thirds majority, with 'Banty' getting more than the necessary 25 votes to survive. 

At the meeting, the county board received heavy criticism for the way they handled the management issue. McEnaney's stewardship of the senior side was also called into question, with some delegates not happy at the style of football being played. 

Meath endured a disappointing Allianz League campaign and their relegation to Division 3 was a low ebb for the county.

In the aftermath of their defeat to Louth, the executive committee of the Meath board proposed that 'Banty' be removed from his post and be replaced by former manager Sean Boylan. 

However,`the Meath squad privately expressed the view that the Monaghan man should stay on, a stance also shared by a number of clubs. McEnaney can now focus on the Leinster championship which will see the Royals face Wicklow in the opening round.