Key Wexford Player Likely To Miss Next Years Inter-County Hurling Championship

The Wexford inter-county hurling year is just over and attention now turns to the club action…

But even though the inter-county season is just over, some die-hard Wexford fans are already thinking about next year. News emerged before Wexford’s semi-final with Tipperary that they’ll likely be without one of their key players for next years’ campaign.

St Annes clubman Diarmuid ‘Dee’ O’Keeffe will likely miss out next years campaign as he intends to take a career break from teaching and travel around South East Asia and Australia for several months.

O’Keeffe is pivotal to Wexford’s new style of play and was a central figure leading to their Leinster final success in 2019. Playing midfield, O’Keeffe’s workrate, consistency and ability to pop up with a number of scores from midfield will be greatly missed.

In other news, it remains unknown whether Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald will continue his role with the Wexford hurlers, as he admitted that he’ll take time to consider his best options over the next couple of weeks.