Current Wexford inter-county hurler Cathal Dunbar’s transfer request to join Naomh Eanna has been approved.
The former Ballygarrett/Realt Na Mara hurler will now be joining Naomh Eanna, Gorey and will be competing in the Senior ranks as opposed to the Intermediate ‘A’ championship.
From the beginning, Dunbar’s move was met with heavy opposition – with the Ballygarret club chairman Murt Fleming publicly stating:
“We received the form over the weekend but we will not be signing it. We will be opposing the application to transfer to Naomh Eanna.”
“We dispute the fact that he’s living in Gorey. This is a crazy situation and we will be doing everything possible to keep the player,” he said.
Flemming and Ballygarret were also adamant that the transfer would go to the CCCC, however, after two local hearings, the transfer has been approved by the Wexford County board after Dunbar proved he was living in Gorey.
“We will not be appealing the decision since the club has decided we have had enough of this whole saga.”
“The players are anxious to move on, so we will concentrate on those players who are loyal to the club,” Fleming told this weeks edition of the Wexford People.
The transfer is sure to divide opinion across the county.