Scallan the front-runner for Minor job
Published 29/09/2015 | 00:00
Eamonn Scallan is poised to take over as Wexford Minor hurling manager.
The Ferns St. Aidan's clubman has been at the helm of the Under-16 development squad for the past two years, a factor that has influenced the decision to hand him the Minor managerial role.
The decision has also been driven as the result of the Minor hurling review and audit 2015 which was carried out following the county's dismal showing and exit from the Leinster Minor hurling title race at the hands of Westmeath.
Wexford Under-21 hurling manager J.J. Doyle will have an internal role to play in the Minor hurling set-up, having been given the position of manager of the Combined Colleges who will be setting out on just their third season in Leinster Senior 'A' hurling.
Scallan is also expected to be joined in the Minor hurling set-up by fellow teacher Ger Coleman and former inter-county colleague Billy Byrne, along with a teacher from Good Counsel and St. Peter's respectively.
It is hoped to have Glenmore's Tom Mullally as team coach. Mullally guided Mount Leinster Rangers to their Leinster Club Senior hurling title success over Oulart-The Ballagh, while also helping the club to several Carlow Senior hurling titles. He also had a hands-on approach with Shelmaliers in the lead-up to their Senior final success over St. Anne's last year.
Minor football is also expected to have a new manager, with Gusserane's Kevin Kehoe, who has been in charge at Under-21 level over the past three years, a leading contender for the position.
The Good Counsel College teacher is considering the post at present, and should he decide to take charge, he is expected to be joined by inter-county 'keeper Shane Roche, a teacher in St. Peter's College. A number of other names are currently being considered for selectorial roles.