Friday 20 September 2019

Why isn't Eanna's return recognised?

Seen and Heard

Geraldine O'Hanrahans lost their first round Top Oil Intermediate 'A' hurling championship match to the Rathnure second string in Taghmon on April 30, with Eanna Martin playing at centre-back and contributing three points from frees.

It didn't get any better for the New Ross side in Cushinstown eight days later when they went down to Fethard in round two, with Martin again manning the centre of the defence and doubling his personal tally with six points, one from play.

We are starting these facts for the record because, for some strange reason, Martin is still being listed as a Sarsfields (Cork) player by our own County Board.

It has been that way in the two match programmes for our championship games thus far, as well as on the official press release to announce the team on Friday.

This begs a simple and fairly obvious question: why? Is our own County Board unaware of the fact that one of our Wexford players has returned to his home club after spending a successful stint in Cork where he linked up with Eoin Quigley in assisting Sars to county titles? Surely that cannot be the case.

It's an insult to the player, and to his home club Geraldine O'Hanrahans who deserve to bask in the pride of providing a hurler for the county team in the same way as every other club lucky enough to have someone involved.

And while we're on the subject of names and programmes, is it too much to have them correct in this day and age?

The Wexford Minor goalkeeper is James Henebery, but his surname has been incorrect on all four programmes thus far, while the second 'n' in Connal Flood was also absent on Sunday and an extra 'r' was shoved into Gary Molloy's Christian name. The 'e' was also clipped off Jack Cushe's surname.

I don't know about you, but here in 'Seen and Heard' it annoys us if and when somebody doesn't spell our name in the correct manner. I imagine the same holds true for these young men, and just as importantly their families as it's a proud occasion to see them in action in Croke Park.

Wexford People