McEntee extends Sligo stay

2002 All-Ireland winner Tony McEntee has extended his stay in Sligo for another year, his fourth season in charge.

In a statement released on Tuesday evening, the Sligo County Board announced that McEntee will extend his three-year term by an additional year.

The Crossmaglen clubman earned promotion with the Yeats men last season, guiding them out of Division Four.

McEntee came up against his former club and county teammate Oisin McConville in the Division Four final.

Sligo proved the better team on the day. The Connacht men collected the Division Four league title with a 2-10 to 0-14 win.

Sligo enjoyed a good championship campaign as well, reaching the Connacht final and the groups stages of the All-Ireland series.

McEntee’s side overcame London and New York to set up a provincial showdown with 2022 All-Ireland finalists Galway.

2002 All-Ireland winner Tony McEntee has extended his stay in Sligo for another year in 2024, his fourth season in charge.

Padraic Joyce’s side were much the better team throughout and deservingly picked up a 2-20 to 0-12 win.

In the round robin series, Sligo picked up a point in the opening round, drawing 0-14 apiece with Sligo.

That was as good as it got for McEntee and his team, as they suffered defeats to Roscommon and Dublin.


The reappointment of McEntee follows and extensive review of 2023. In a statement, Sligo Chairman Sean Carrol spoke about the review.

“The review was very through and detailed. We want to thank both the management and the players for their time and thoughts.

“Between we all recognise that to progress further requires improving every aspect of the team’s work, on and off the field – our standards have to be higher.

“The work of the past number of weeks has focused on getting everyone involved aligned and working together well ahead of the start of next season.

“We are pleased to have that all tied down ahead of the start of the club championship in three weeks’ time.”