Malone put rumours of inter-county retirement to bed

By Brendan Furlong

Published 22/04/2015 | 21:12

Brian Malone
Brian Malone

Wexford football has received a much needed boost as long serving defender, Brian Malone, has put to bed rumours of his impending retirement from inter-county football.

When contacted on Monday morning, Brian said 'that's the first I've heard of it. I've been concentrating on my club's (Shelmaliers) opening two championship rounds. We had two good wins but I've not been looking ahead yet to the provincials test.

'But mention of retirement is what it is 'a rumour'. I will put the club games behind me and then prepare for the first round game against Louth or Westmeath. There's no question of me retiring. Maybe some would like me to retire, but that's not the case.'

The concerns surrounding Lee Chin on the hurling front have also abated. The outstanding young talent received a hand injury in Sarsfields opening club championship defeat to Fethard.

While there was growing concern as to the extent of the injury, the problem is no way as bad as first feared, and he will be available for the championship opener on June 7 against the Round Robin runner-up.

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