The last time the Wexford minor hurlers achieved championship glory was in 1985.
Last year, Wexford lost out to a strong Dublin side in the Leinster final, while similar faith beckoned in the 2012 final at HQ.
The minor hurling side this year is managed by Eamonn Scallan, a former member of the famous 1996 All-Ireland winning panel. He was given the opportunity in 2015, after previously training the u16 development squad for two consecutive years. At the time, the Wexford People stated that this was an “influential” factor in his appointment.
However, lately, Scallan has come under scrutiny on various media platforms due to his unorthodox methods to get the most out of his current players.
One source stated that:
“All I know is that he threatened to drop any minor that trained with their club last week and held a training session last night in Ferns after minors had played full senior football games with their clubs couple of hours previously.”
As player welfare continues to remain a heavily discussed topic within the GAA’s national agenda, questions have to be asked in relation to various matters that arise and this is a prime example.
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