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Monday 11 December 2017

'Keeper' Martin to move outfield

Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

Eanna Martin, Wexford's goalkeeper in last season's championship, will have a change of scenery this year after being chosen at left half-back on the team to play Dublin in the Leinster hurling quarter-final in Wexford Park on Saturday evening.

Martin is following in the footsteps of former Wexford 'keeper, Damien Fitzhenry, who also had a spell outfield.

After playing at wing-back during the 1996 National League, Fitzhenry returned to goal for the championship, which culminated in Wexford winning the All-Ireland.

Niall Breen gets the No 1 jersey while Wexford fans will be delighted to see Jack Guiney back on the team after he recovered from a head injury to line out at right half-forward. Keith Rossiter, who missed the league due to injury, is named among the subs.

Lee Chin has been named at midfield and the dual star has also been named at left-corner back in the Wexford football team who play Louth on Sunday. Louth boss Aidan O'Rourke sticks with the same 15 that saw off Laois.

Wexford (SH v Dublin) – N Breen; B Kenny, A Shore, C Kenny; E Moore, R Kehoe, E Martin; H Kehoe, L Chin; J Guiney, G Sinnott (capt), D Redmond; P Morris, R Jacob, G Moore.

Wexford (SF v Louth): A Masterson; M Furlong, G Molloy, L Chin; B Malone, D Murphy, A Flynn; D Waters, R Quinlivan; J Holmes, B Brosnan, A Doyle; C Lyng, R Barry, PJ Banville.

LOUTH (SF) – N Gallagher; P Rath, D Finnegan, J Bingham; J O'Brien, D Crilly, A Reid; P Keenan, B Donnelly; A McDonnell, B White, C Rafferty; C Byrne, S Lennon, D Maguire.

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