Monday 24 October 2016

Waters considering Model football return

Published 23/10/2015 | 02:30

Banville: Set for Wexford return
Banville: Set for Wexford return

Wexford's footballers could receive a significant boost with the potential return of Daithi Waters to their squad in 2016.

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Waters opted out of the football squad for 2015 as he concentrated on breaking into the Wexford hurling team.

But the indications are that he is strongly considering a return to the footballers who have also lost Lee Chin to the hurlers in recent seasons.

It is unclear whether Waters will be involved in a dual capacity with Wexford's senior teams.

Waters is one of the best midfielders in Leinster and his loss to Wexford last season was huge as they dropped to Division 4.

He is involved for his club St Martin's in this weekend's Wexford hurling final against Oulart-The Ballagh.

Wexford are also anticipating the return of PJ Banville, who has been in New York and played for them in this year's Connacht Championship.

Banville is due back in Ireland before Christmas.

Elsewhere, there are hopes of a breakthrough in the impasse which saw two teams refuse to play last Sunday's Westmeath minor hurling final.

Raharney and Clonkill agreed in advance not to play the game because it was a curtain-raiser to the senior final between the clubs with a crossover of players between both games.

Westmeath County Board insisted that the game should go ahead because it was agreed at the convention in December.

However, the prospects of the game going ahead are growing after discussions in recent days.

Irish Independent

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