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Chin rules out dual role for Wexford in 2015

LEE Chin has signalled at end to his dual days with the Wexford seniors, confirming that he will continue to devote his inter-county focus to hurling next season.

Having combined both codes at senior and Under 21 grades in 2013, Chin opted to line out exclusively for Liam Dunne's Wexford hurlers this year.

Duly, the Slaneysiders' most productive summer in recent memory coincided with a surge in form from Chin, as exemplified by his winning the Opel/GPA Player of the month for July.

"At the moment, I think I am progressing. I obviously progressed this year more so than any other year and that is just totally down to just hurling," Chin - who has plans to study in DIT next year - explained.

"And I'll just continue what I am doing at the moment so football is out for me at the moment."

On Monday, Wexford football manager Aidan O'Brien announced his decision to stand down after two years at the helm evening but Chin said that he had worked well with O'Brien during his period with the squad and thus no change would influence his attempting to play both again next year.


He also rejected the theory that his choice was down the greater potential for success.

"I suppose I just prefer the game of hurling," he said.

"It is played with more passion and that's what I love about it. I love the different skills involved...that's the main reason.

"It wasn't anything in the future I looked upon and the thought hurlers were going further than footballers.

"But it was great to look at the hurling panel this year and see so much youth coming through guys I hurled with under age and that why I decided this year," Chin concluded.