Former Waterford manager Derek McGrath will take charge of a Wexford Senior hurling club team in 2020…
Rumours spread like wildfire throughout the county over the past number of weeks regarding the appointment of Derek McGrath to Faythe Harriers.
With a similar rumour spreading last year in relation to the Waterford man managing St Martins, many people in Wexford hurling circles didn’t want to believe it.
However, today, wexfordtoday.com have reported that the appointment is now confirmed, after the club’s executive held a meeting last night.
The appointment of McGrath, alongside Tony Walsh and David Mooney, is sure to add an extra dimension to the Faythe Harriers set-up.
The Harriers, with Wexford hurler and captain Lee Chin as the central figure in the team, will be looking for consistency throughout this campaign.
McGrath, who returned to teaching this year, will also help out with the Laois minor hurling team in a coaching capacity.
Faythe Harriers have since released a statement on the Derek McGrath’s role:
“The Club is delighted to announce that Tony ‘Sack’ Walsh will manage our Senior hurling team for 2020. We want to wish Tony & his management team the very best of luck for the year ahead. They will be supported by Derek McGrath who will be providing back up support and advice on certain occasions during the year.”
“Derek’s involvement is limited throughout the year as his full commitment lies with Laois minors. In saying that we’re excited to have someone of Derek’s calibre involved. Safe to say we’re in steady hands & look forward to the year ahead.”
With the likes of John Meyler over St Martins, McGrath with Faythe Harriers and Liam Dunne over his home club Oulart-The Ballagh, the Wexford Senior hurling championship is turning into a hive for high-profile managers lately.