Paul Galvin made national headlines this evening and he’s not messing around down in Wexford..
To the suprise of many, long serving inter-county midfielder and St Martins clubman Daithí Waters was axed from the panel last week.
Galvin’s decision to remove Waters from the panel was to be soon followed by the axing of last year’s Wexford football captain, Michael Furlong. Last year’s goalkeeper Matt Doyle is the newest addition to the growing list.
Sports journalist Michael Verney of The Irish Independent has reported that both Tiernan Rossitter and Kevin O’Grady have now walked away from Paul Galvin’s panel, allegedly in solidarity with the recently axed now-former team-mates.
In both O’Byrne Cup games of the new campaign, Wexford lost narrowly; Galvin’s Yellowbellies lost the opener to Westmeath and in the next clash, they lost out by a last minute Laois point.
In both games, Galvin has introduced a fast-paced running style.
Galvin, who has four All-Ireland titles with his native Kerry, knows what’s expected to perform at an elite level. In his first year at the helm and his first year in inter-county management, however, few would have predicted such radical changes.