The Wicklow hurlers have received a major boost ahead of their 2018 Christy Ring campaign.
Former Wexford hurler, PJ Nolan, has turned his allegiances to the Garden County.
While his inter-county allegiances might have changed, Nolan will continue to play with his Gorey district-based club, Kilrush Askamore.
Under new GAA rules, Nolan can only play for Wicklow for one year, unless he transfers to a Wicklow-based club team.
Making his debut with the Wexford Seniors in 2006, Nolan went on to make a total of 57 appearances for the Yellowbellies, scoring 0-52 overall.
Seamus Murphy, the manager of the Wicklow hurling team, told the Wicklow People that he’s delighted to have the 31-year-old Wexford native on board:
“PJ Nolan is now a fully-fledged Wicklow player. He’s back in action with Kilrush-Askamore for the last seven or eight weeks after an operation in the middle of last year, so touch wood, he will be ok to go for the Christy Ring.
“He’s a very talented hurler who would have played anywhere from midfield up for Wexford. We’re trying to get his fitness levels up, he lost that little bit of fitness and every passing week is a big help to him.”