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9 pictures that sum up how busy Wexford's Lee Chin was this weekend

Playing for your county’s senior hurlers, your county’s senior footballers and appearing on the Sunday Game. All in a weekend’s work for Lee Chin.

Wexford's Lee Chin.
Wexford's Lee Chin.
Image: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

YOU MIGHT THINK that you packed a lot into your weekend but it would be difficult to beat the hectic schedule of Wexford’s Lee Chin.

He came on as a 28th minute substitute in the heat of Wexford Park on Saturday night and helped his county’s senior hurlers draw with Dublin in the Leinster championship.

Then he woke up Sunday morning and travelled to Drogheda to play 63 minutes as his county’s senior footballers defeated Louth in their Leinster quarter-final.

And on route back to his south-east home, he popped in RTÉ’s studios to appear on The Sunday Game.

Here was his take on the weekend.

Lee Chin
“I am fairly tired but that’s obviously going to happen. I’m feeling good though, the weekend went well so I’m happy enough. I’ll just concentrate on the hurling this week and hopefully go to Dublin on Saturday to get a result.

“I talked last year with Redmond Barry about committing to both. There wasn’t much in it now but he gave me a good bit of advice and basically put it down to me, ‘If you want to do it, do it and don’t let anybody tell you different’. It was good advice and I’m grateful to Red for it.

And here’s what Pat Spillane made of Chin’s endeavours.

Pat Spillane
“They (dual players) are an endangered species. Lee is one of the best 15 footballers in Wexford and one of the best 15 hurlers in Wexford. So well done to him and God bless the enthusiasm and freshness of youth. Once health and safety don’t get involved in the GAA, he’ll be able to continue as a dual player.

Here’s 9 pictures that sum up the busy weekend that the Wexford player faced.

9. Saturday evening: In action against Dublin’s Peter Kelly

Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

8. Saturday evening: Chasing Dublin’s Paul Schutte

Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

7. Saturday evening: Shaking hands with referee Diarmuid Kirwan

Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

6. Saturday evening: With Dublin’s John McCaffrey at the final whistle

Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

5. Sunday afternoon: Running out in Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda

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4. Sunday afternoon: In action against Louth’s Derek Maguire

Pic: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

3. Sunday night: Hanging out with Donal Og Cusack and Cyril Farrell in Montrose

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2. Sunday night: Football punditry with Kevin McStay and Pat Spillane

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1. Sunday night: And happy with his lot at the end of the weekend

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