Monday 23 September 2019

Guiney returns to Wexford panel while Waters retires

Wexford's Jack Guiney
Wexford's Jack Guiney
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

The Wexford hurlers have been handed a significant boost with the news that Jack Guiney is back on the panel ahead of the 2016 campaign.

Guiney left the county setup in the midst of their championship campaign after falling foul of manager Liam Dunne's disciplinary standards. However, he's back with the squad now after a meeting with management.

"Jack is back in the fold," Dunne said. "He has given a clear commitment. We look forward to working with him as he can be a great player."

However, Dunne must plan without Tomas Waters who has retired. Waters suffered a horrific knee injury against Clare two years ago and while he regained his place on the squad, he couldn't command a regular spot in the team.


"I had a conversation with Tomas," Dunne said. "He was bitterly disappointed at having to call it a day.

"That's the measure of the man. He came back from a horrific knee injury but with no cartilage in the knee, found he was unable to stand up to the rigours and demands training places on him. I was so disappointed for him."

Waters becomes the fifth Wexford hurler to announce retirement after Rory Jacob, Daithi Waters, who is opting for football, Ciaran Kenny and Garrett Sinnott.

Elsewhere, Ballyboden St Enda's manager Andy McEntee is unsure whether All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Paul Durcan will be available for Sunday's Leinster club SFC clash with St Loman's of Westmeath.

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Durcan is currently based in the Middle East but while McEntee stressed he was waiting on "final word" he remained "hopeful" he would be available.

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