Wexford group look to identify new Model for county

WEXFORD GAA chiefs have created a high-powered group to develop underage hurling in the county.

1996 All-Ireland winning boss Liam Griffin; Rory Kinsella a selector with that team; 1996 winning players John O’Connor and Liam Dunne; John Conran who managed the last Wexford team to defeat Kilkenny in a championship game and leading coach, Michael Kinsella have been appointed to the advisory committee by Coiste na nÓg chairman Diarmuid Devereux.

Devereux said: “Nothing is ever achieved by one man. It has been said ‘why don’t we get a group of people together to advise us’? Now I’ve got together a top-class group of people who hopefully will steer us forward, pinpointing what needs to be done and where improvements can be made.”

Devereux is confident that Model county legend Martin Storey will remain on as minor hurling manager. “Martin has a two-year term. He did a wonderful job this year. It would be so important to retain continuity. He’ll have our full support.”

Plans are also afoot to appoint a separate committee for under-age football which is on a high with the success of the U16 and U17 development squads in blitz competitions.

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