Kerry legend and GAA star Paul Galvin is set to be announced as Wexford’s Senior football manager in early September…
In his Sunday Times column, the Kerry native discussed the upcoming role, why he wants to be apart of the Wexford set-up, and the countless names he can turn to for guidance.
“While I don’t see myself as a GAA manager in the conventional sense, taking on the Wexford senior job is something I’m comfortable with because of the calibre of people I have experienced at board level,’ said Galvin, writing in his column in The Sunday Times.
“The club culture in Wexford is something that makes sense to me and if there was one overall deciding factor in my getting involved this would be it. Where it will lead nobody knows, but I have clarity on what I want to do.”
“If the footballers give as much of themselves as the hurlers do, then Wexford will be winning right away,” he said.
“There was a strong identity on the field too (with the Wexford hurlers). The real standout was their almost Gaelic football-like use of possession. Wexford hardly wasted a ball. I have been surrounded by managers and management types all my life, from people like Eamonn Fitzmaurice, his father Eamonn Sr, and Jimmy Deenihan at home to Jack O’Connor with Kerry and Eamonn Cregan, Tom Ryan, Mark Foley and Ciaran Carey, who I played under for Lixnaw. I won’t be short of mentors.
“A county where one sport takes prominence over the other is something I understand coming from a hurling area of Kerry myself. Wexford hurling is on a high right now. The work of Davy Fitzgerald and his team is the greatest reference for preparation and performance that any of the footballers could wish to have,” he wrote in his column for the Sunday Times.