[Report] Another Tipped Name Out Of Contention For Wexford Senior Hurling Manager

After Davy Fitzgerald left his position as Wexford Senior hurling manager, attention has since then turned to finding a manager to fill the vacant position…

It now appears that another hotly-tipped name has ruled himself out of contention for the role.

According to the Irish Independent’s GAA Journalist Michael Verney, Waterford’s Derek McGrath has ruled himself out of contention.

Many across Wexford will be quite content with McGrath’s lack of appetitive for the role of Wexford Senior Hurling manager, as it was expected that if he did take over the team, Wexford would continue with a sweeper-like system.

It follows the news that JJ Doyle is also stepping away from Wexford GAA adult teams for the time being, therefore ruling himself out too.

Some reports and commentators in GAA circles across Wexford have suggested that former Wexford football manager Jason Ryan is now one of the front-runners for the vacant Wexford Senior Hurling job.

Ryan, who had a successful period managing the Wexford Senior footballers, has since been involved in hurling set ups in Wexford including spells with Taghmon, and currently, with the Glynn-Barntown Senior hurlers.

Likewise, it would appear that Kilkenny’s Eddie Brennan is still in the mix for the role, while it also appeared that Henry Shefflin ruled himself out of contention after he went on record stating that he wouldn’t manage against his own club, Ballyhale Shamrocks, suggesting that he also would not manage a county against Kilkenny either.

Waterford’s Liam Cahill was also a suggestion, but he will be continuing on with Waterford for the next season, after he was heavily tipped to manage his native Tipperary.

Another native of Tipperary is Club All-Ireland Hurling winning manager, Willie Maher, who has also been tipped for the role. It is unsure whether he is, or whether Wexford GAA are interested, but it is a name that has been thrown around quite often during discussions too.

It’ll be interesting to see who Wexford GAA opt for.

It’s a difficult decision to make, and a big position to fill.

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