'We're delighted to have our own flesh and blood in'

September 07, 2023

Keith Rossiter during Wexford's 2023 Leinster U20HC final clash against Offaly ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Larry O'Gorman has welcomed Keith Rossiter's appointment as Wexford senior hurling manager.

The former star defender and outgoing U20 boss is the first native to take charge of the Model County since his Oulart-The Ballagh club-mate Liam Dunne in 2016, replacing Tipperary man Darragh Egan.

“We’ve been asking for it for the last number of years,” 1996 All-Ireland SHC winner O'Gorman told reporters at this week's Leinster GAA Beko Club Champion launch. 

“It’s no disrespect to who’s been there in the past, but I think the people of Wexford also wanted that choice. Was there anyone there in the past number of years who were good enough to step up to the plate? Maybe not, really, to be honest. I don’t know whether anyone had the qualities that especially Davy (Fitzgerald) would have had.

“From a neutral point of view within the county, we’re delighted that we have our own flesh and blood in. That’s what people wanted to see.”

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