Dual star Chin set for weekend double date
Lee Chin looks set to start two championship games in successive days over the weekend as the Wexford football and hurling teams crank up into action, writes Colm Keys.
Chin is expected to be named at centre-forward on the hurling team to face Dublin in the Leinster semi-final on Saturday evening and could also feature from the start for the footballers against Louth in Drogheda the following day.
The Sarsfields man has been attempting to balance a dual inter-county career this season and this weekend was always going to test the feasibility of his ambitions.
Chin's attempts to play both games at this level has been lauded, but it has put pressure on him. In February he dashed back from Armagh, where Wexford's Division 2 NFL match had been postponed because of an unplayable pitch, to make himself available for Walsh Cup final against Dublin, which the Model hurlers lost at home by six points.
Last weekend he divided his time between training camps: the hurlers were in Waterford, the footballers in Cork.
The hurlers have had to plan their Leinster campaign without Diarmuid 'Gizzy' Lyng, who has been ruled out; promising full-back Matthew O'Hanlon is also unavailable – he is studying abroad.
However, Jack Guiney is close to making a return after sustaining a non-hurling related head injury, though involvement at the weekend is unlikely. Wexford will welcome Keith Rossiter back to action after he missed their league campaign with shoulder and hamstring injuries.