Recently appointed Wexford manager Liam Dunne has warned some of the elder players in his panel that they need to realise that some of their careers at inter-county level could be over.
Straight talking Dunne, who took over from Colm Bonnor, told the Irish Examiner “I just hope there are one or two fellas who have cop on enough to retire gracefully.
“That’s all I’ll say. One or two of them, their time is up. I didn’t need anyone to tell me when I knew my time was up. I hope they are the same.
“I don’t want to be retiring anybody. I just hope fellas will look at themselves, see what is ahead of them and well if they want to do it again, that’s their own choice. One or two of them should know that now is their time.”
Dunne added: “I’ll talk to certain players. Fellas deserve that as well after their years. We’ve moved on from the days when I was dropped from the panel.
“I made my debut in 88, didn’t hurl again with Wexford until 1990. I read it in the newspaper that I was dropped. Players deserve better than that as well.”