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Wexford hurlers to lose Waters for 2016

Published 12/11/2015 | 02:30

Daithi Waters
Daithi Waters

Daithi Waters will not be playing with the Wexford hurlers next year. The St Martin's dual star who opted for senior hurling last year, having played inter-county football over the previous eight seasons, will not be part of Liam Dunne's 2016 senior hurling squad.

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Despite it being his first season at this level of hurling, Waters managed to force his way into Dunne's starting 15 for the championship.

With the respective managers unable to accommodate the idea of the dual players, Waters decided to concentrate solely on hurling for 2015 - opting out of the football set-up. When the hurling squad met up on Saturday morning for fitness assessments, Waters was not part of the set-up.

While football manager David Power said last week he had not spoken to Waters, he will now be thoping to have him return to the senior football set-up as they plan a way out of Division 4 football.

Another player to depart from the inter-county hurling scene is Buffers Alley defender Ciaran Kenny.

Kenny - who has been dogged by recurring injuries over the past few seasons - has decided to retire from the inter-county scene, having given some sterling service to Wexford hurling. His considerable experience will be missed in the squad as his dedication made him an ideal role model for the younger players coming through.

It's also understood that Oulart-the-Ballagh attacker, Garret Sinnott, has decided to call time on his inter-county career, having played through the pain barrier for both club and county this year. He joins his clubmate Rory Jacob in retirement.

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