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Camogie winning manager Doyle to take over Wexford U21 hurlers

The Marshalstown clubman has a superb managerial track record after his exploits at the helm of camogie teams in the Model County.

New Wexford U21 hurling manager JJ Doyle.
New Wexford U21 hurling manager JJ Doyle.
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ALL-IRELAND CAMOGIE winning manager JJ Doyle has been proposed by Wexford GAA chiefs for the role of the county’s new U21 hurling boss.

Doyle, who guided to the Model County to their third successive All-Ireland senior camogie crown with last month’s triumph over Cork in Croke Park, stepped down from that position a few weeks ago.

The Marshalstown clubman has a superb managerial track record as in addition to those three senior successes, he also managed Wexford to an All-Ireland intermediate camogie triumph last year.

His appointment has been revealed on the official Wexford GAA website with Doyle set to take over the reins from Tony Dempsey. He will be joined on the management team by 1996 All-Ireland senior winner Larry Murphy from Cloughbawn with Niall McDonald from Crossabeg also set to take up a selector role.

Wexford have not claimed a provincial U21 hurling crown since 2002 and face Westmeath in the opening round tie of the Bord Gáis Energy Leinster U21 hurling championship next June.

Meanwhile Wexford senior football manager Aidan O’Brien, who was ratified as the replacement for Jason Ryan earlier this month, has named his new selectors.

O’Brien, who managed Horeswood to win last year’s county senior football title, has drafted in a member of that team in former Wexford star Leigh O’Brien as part of his management team along with Glynn-Barntown’s Turlough Lacey.

It has also been confirmed that Gusserane’s Kevin Kehoe, who steered Wexford to their first Leinster U21 football title last year,  will remain in that position next season.

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