Well, this was an interesting turn of events, to say the least…
Two players, who recently ‘left’ Paul Galvin’s Wexford Senior football panel, will now join Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford Senior hurling panel.
According to a report on South East Radio, both Michael Furlong and Kevin O’Grady have joined Fitzgerald’s panel as preparations have started for the upcoming season.
Furlong, who was Wexford football captain last year, and St Martins club man Daithi Waters were two high-profile axings from Galvin’s panel. The axing of these players then resulted in Kevin O’Grady leaving the panel in solidarity.
News has now emerged that both O’Grady and Furlong have joined Fitzgerald’s panel.
Speaking to the Wexford People last week, Fitzgerald admitted that he is short a lot of players for the upcoming Walsh Cup clash against Kilkenny. So much so, that he believes that he will only have approximately 19 players available for the clash.
This is due to injuries, illness, and players playing in the Fitzgibbon Cup with their college teams this weekend. Some have suggested that the two players have been drafted in to compete in the Walsh Cup winter competitions, however, even if that is the case, it’s a real opportunity for both players to stake their claim on the hurling panel.
It’ll be interesting to see what sort of side Fitzgerald lines out in the Walsh Cup this weekend. Their opponents, Kilkenny, will also be short a number of high-profile players, such as the Ballyhale Shamrocks players who will not feature due to the All-Ireland final, while several other players have been ruled out through injury and work commitments.