Wednesday 18 October 2017

O'Brien gets Wexford job

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Aidan O'Brien will be formally ratified as the new Wexford football manager at a county board meeting tomorrow night.

O'Brien is the choice of the football advisory committee set up under the chairmanship of Seamus Fitzhenry to find a replacement for Jason Ryan, who stepped down last month after five years in charge.

O'Brien is deputy principal of Good Counsel secondary school in New Ross and was in charge of the senior football team there that won the 1999 All-Ireland colleges title.

He has also had a successful spell as Wexford U-21 manager in the past.

O'Brien has been linked with the position previously and would have been the preferred choice of earlier committees if he had been willing to commit.

Kevin Kehoe was also understood to have been in the running for the position.

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