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Galvin quits Model role after less than year at helm



Paul Galvin. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Paul Galvin. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile


Paul Galvin. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

New personal circumstances have forced Paul Galvin to step down as Wexford football manager after less than a year in charge.

In a statement, Galvin said he has moved back with his family to the west of Ireland because of the Covid-19 outbreak in Dublin and will not continue with the Model County due to the time and travel commitments involved.

Galvin, who was in charge of the first five rounds of the National League, informed chairman Derek Kent yesterday evening.

He is the second inter-county manager to step down prior to the resumption of games next month, following on from Turlough O'Brien in Carlow earlier this year.

Shane Roche, who had been part of the backroom team, will take temporary charge for the remainder of 2020.

Galvin said his business had "undergone significant growth" in the last 12 months which was another factor in stepping away.

For their part, Wexford said that Galvin had left the county in a "stronger position" despite his short time involved and added that they were sympathetic to his situation.

"We appreciate and understand the changes in Paul's personal circumstances and we wish both Paul and (wife) Louise well in their new home in the west of Ireland (Mayo) and with their business endeavours."

Irish Independent