WEXFORD senior hurler Eoin Quigley is set to transfer to reigning Cork county champions Sarsfields for the coming season.
Quigley, who featured for his native St Martin’s in last year’s Wexford county final defeat against Oulart-the-Ballagh, has been living in Glanmire for the last few years and works as a medical rep for a pharmaceutical company in the Munster region.
He is to remain involved with Colm Bonnar’s county outfit in the Model County but has switched club allegiances in an effort to curb the extensive travelling he has been forced to undertake in recent seasons.
Sars club chairman Tadhg Murphy has described his arrival as a huge boost: “The bulk of our squad is quite young so to have a player of Eoin’s experience on board is a huge boost. He’s very seasoned, has been through the mill at intercounty level and has come back strongly from sustaining a cruciate injury.
“He’s been using our gym and pitch facilities from some time since he came to live in the area. He also trained with us on a few occasions last year so he’s got to know the players that way. It’s a long spin up to Wexford for training with the club and the county, so Eoin felt that he wanted to reduce the amount of travelling that he was doing.”
Murphy does not envisage difficulties for Quigley in combining his Wexford inter-county commitments with Sarsfields club preparations.
Wexford begin their Leinster championship campaign against the winners of Antrim and Laois in a quarter-final tie on May 29. Sarsfields begin the defence of their county title with a first round tie against Cloyne, in a game that is likely to take place in early June.
“We’ve had players from outside the county involved with us before and we never had problems in that regard. We’ll see how the scheduling works out really and then take it from there.”
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