By Dan Walsh
The Wexford senior hurling team returned to the Ferns Centre of Excellence for a squad session following Covid-19 restrictions earlier this week and the shock news for supporters was the announcement that Paudie Foley, (26), All-Star nominee in 2019, is not expected to be part of the Wexford panel for the coming season.
Crossabeg-Ballymurn man Foley started both 2020 Championship defeats to Galway and Clare. He made his debut in 2014 and played a pivotal role in the Model County’s first Leinster SHC success in 15 years two seasons ago.
Top GAA journalist Brendan Furlong, writing in this week’s editions of The People Group Newspapers, quoted manager Davy Fitzgerald, who said; “I spoke at length with Paudie but he had no interest in continuing for another season. You must remember that Paudie also took time out in 2017 before returning to the squad.”
Foley’s decision has also made national GAA headlines.