Ryan to take time for Wexford decision

Ryan to take time for Wexford decision

Jason Ryan's future as Wexford football manager is in some doubt, following their All-Ireland Championship exit at the hands of Cork yesterday afternoon.

Ryan has been in charge for the past three years, enhancing his reputation considerably with an NFL Division 3 title win and appearances in a Leinster final and All-Ireland semi-final.

The 33-year-old from Waterford is rated as one of the best young managers in the country, and should he decide to end his time with Wexford, a number of counties are sure to court him.

Speaking after the 0-12 to 0-5 qualifier loss to Cork, he said that such a decision was for another day.

"Today was about the team. I'm not even going to talk about it, think about it or do anything about it today," he admitted, when asked about his managerial future.

"We're all too down to even think about anything about that.

"Players, coaches, selectors, water carriers - everybody works so hard for Championship football, and when you lose it's such a blow because you train and prepare to win. Losing is just a horrible thing."

Wexford went close to beating Dublin in the Leinster Championship, before getting their campaign back on track with qualifier victories over London and Galway.

But a second big scalp eluded them yesterday in wet and windy conditions at Wexford Park.

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