AND SO it has come to pass - the player fall-out from the St. Mary's debacle is well under way.
Three players have already handed in transfer requests to Wexford G.A.A. which will now be considered by the C.C.C.C. before being sent forward to the County Board for ratification or refusal.
Wexford Under-21 footballer Tiarnan Rossiter is requesting that he be allowed join St. Martin's, while Lee Devereux is seeking permission to move to St. Anne's. A third player, Michael O'Toole, is requesting a transfer to Clonard in Wexford town.
The club has already lost star attacker, Danny Furlong, who is pursuing a full-time soccer career with Cork City.
December 31 was the last day for transfer applications, but there was no request from outgoing Wexford Senior football captain, David Murphy, to transfer away from the club.
However, he will manage the St. Joseph's Junior football side in 2013, having enjoyed a short stint before the provincial club championship as defensive coach to Senior champions, St. Anne's.
The St. Mary's club is already struggling for stability and a lifeline to enable them enter this year's Intermediate championships, but the loss of four more players could prove their death knell.