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Colin Blake of Zurich Insurance with the officers of Wexford County Board at Convention. Back (from left): Joanne Stafford, Louise Weekes, Nicola Sinnott, Ian Plunkett, Ann Doyle, Tony Cardiff, Bríd Kehoe, Yvonne Flynn. Front (from left): Billy Stafford, Colin Blake (Zurich), Denis Nolan (Chairman), Fiona Hayes

Colin Blake of Zurich Insurance with the officers of Wexford County Board at Convention. Back (from left): Joanne Stafford, Louise Weekes, Nicola Sinnott, Ian Plunkett, Ann Doyle, Tony Cardiff, Bríd Kehoe, Yvonne Flynn. Front (from left): Billy Stafford, Colin Blake (Zurich), Denis Nolan (Chairman), Fiona Hayes

Colin Blake of Zurich Insurance with the officers of Wexford County Board at Convention. Back (from left): Joanne Stafford, Louise Weekes, Nicola Sinnott, Ian Plunkett, Ann Doyle, Tony Cardiff, Bríd Kehoe, Yvonne Flynn. Front (from left): Billy Stafford, Colin Blake (Zurich), Denis Nolan (Chairman), Fiona Hayes

Wexford Ladies football welcomed Zurich Insurance as title sponsor for the next four seasons at their recent Convention.

The agreement was announced by returning Chairman Denis Nolan, with company representative Colin Blake on hand to celebrate the link-up.

Blake told the meeting that Zurich were delighted to be on board with Wexford ladies' football, and expressed the company's excitement about working with the women's board in the coming season and beyond.

The start of a new relationship meant the end of another, and Nolan made his appreciation known for the support of Bernie Filter as title sponsors for the last eight seasons.

A special mention was also made of Anthony Masterson, who stepped away as manager of the adult team after three seasons of continual progress.

Chairman Nolan congratulated the team on their Leinster Intermediate title and their solid consolidatory Division 2 campaign.

In what was otherwise a generally quiet Convention, some clubs felt the tackle needed to be looked at in ladies' football.

Some committees were not filled, and Wexford ladies' football are always welcoming of volunteers who want to come in and lend a hand.

There was very little change at the top table where most officers were returned.

As well as Chairman Nolan (Taghmon-Camross), Billy Stafford (St. Anne's) is back as Vice-Chairman.

Baile Dubh Tíre's Ian Plunkett remains on as Secretary, with Fiona Hayes (St. Martin's) as assistant.

Tony Cardiff (Kilmore) returns as Treasurer, with Bridget Power (Davidstown-Courtnacuddy) serving as assistant.

Louise Weekes (Castletown) is the P.R.O., Clongeen's Joanne Murphy is Registrar, and Michael O'Neill (Clonee) chairs the fixtures committee.

Bríd Kehoe of St. James' is the Cultural and Language Officer, and Yvonne Flynn (Shelmalier) is Children's Officer.

Interestingly, Denis Nolan signalled his intent to replace the Development Officer with a Development committee.

Those roles are yet to be filled, and Wexford ladies' football are actively looking to fill those spots.

Since Convention, Paul Carty (St. Mary's, Maudlintown) was appointed as adult team manager and he had his first session last weekend.

Wexford open their National League Division 2 campaign at home to Monaghan on January 26.

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