Sunday 21 January 2018

Guiney under spotlight as Davy demands extra effort

Jack Guiney, Wexford. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile
Jack Guiney, Wexford. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile Newsdesk Newsdesk

Jack Guiney's days in the Wexford senior hurling squad could be numbered with new Model boss Davy Fitzgerald reportedly putting the Rathnure sharpshooter on notice that he will face the axe unless he's ready to prove that he can get up to the pace of the inter-county game in the coming weeks.

Guiney is rumoured to be one of a handful of players teetering on the edge of exclusion from the Wexford panel with Fitzgerald unhappy at their physical conditioning as he cracks the whip and tries to build momentum on Slaneyside.

Wexford opened their Allianz NHL Division 1B campaign with an encouraging comeback defeat of Limerick on home soil but Guiney wasn't in the match-day squad and will not feature against Galway on Sunday after being given 'two-three weeks' to toe the line.

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The talented attacker, who made his senior debut back in 2012, suffered a hamstring injury over the Christmas period but the 23-year-old was back in action for DIT last week as they fell to reigning champions Mary I in the Fitzgibbon Cup.

Guiney has endured an up-and-down inter-county career thus far, being dropped by Liam Dunne in 2015 for disciplinary reasons and leaving the panel for 'personal reasons' last year, but his ability has never been doubted.

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It's unclear whether he will remain in training with the rest of the squad during his 'time out' as Fitzgerald strives to maintain the positive vibes created in Wexford since taking the reins from Liam Dunne last October.

Irish Independent

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