Egan excited about Wexford challenge

September 05, 2021

Darragh Egan.

Wexford senior hurling boss Darragh Egan is looking forward to getting started in his new role with the Model County.

The Tipperary native is seen as the ideal candidate to take over the mantle from Davy Fitzgerald and is set to be ratified as the new manager at the next Wexford county board meeting.

Egan won two All-Ireland SHC medals as a player and was a key member of Liam Sheedy’s Tipp backroom team that delivered Liam MacCarthy glory to the county two years ago.

"The first quarter-final is after showing us the passion that people have for hurling down here," Egan said when speaking to Peter Mernagh of Wexford GAA TV at yesterday's SHC quarter-final double-bill at Chadwicks Wexford Park.

"Through my involvement with Tipperary we would have came across Wexford a good few times, the 2019 All-Ireland semi-final being the most obvious one.

"I know the calibre of player I'm dealing with and what kind of route they want to take so hopefully I can set Wexford on that path over the next few years."

The Kiladangan clubman is in the process of assembling a high-powered backroom team.

"I'm going to spend time over the next few weeks to put together a high-performing backroom team that's going to get the most out of every Wexford panel member."

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