Supporters are once again voting with their feet and attendances at the opening rounds of the Wexford championships have been encouraging. Gate receipts for Round 1 and 2 of the Wexford Football Championship was €21,000, while the hurling was €33,000. This is the second year where the opening rounds of games have been played at venues around the county, bringing top class GAA action to all parts of the county.
It was confirmed that Round 3 of the Wexford Hurling championship will go ahead on June 14-16th as per master fixtures plan. While in Football, Round will take place on the weekend of July 6-7th with Round 4 of the football on July 20-21.
The Wexford Senior Hurling and Football teams are in Leinster Championship action on the weekend of June 8-9th, one week before Round 3 of the local hurling championship.
Ferns – progress report:
The first pitch at the new Wexford Centre of Excellence at Ferns is progressing well and was seeded yesterday with floodlights to be installed over the summer, ready for action next Spring!
In an update to the club delegates, County Chairman Diarmuid Deveraux was pleased to report that Wexford’s GAA budget was on target. He went on to explain that Wexford’s finances were following much hard work and cooperation, now stable. This and the now strengthened fiscal controls in place would allow the Board to relegate financial matters to a secondary priority and focus on growing the organisation and its development structures.
Our number one priority:
County Chairman Diarmuid Deveraux stated that the number one priority of the Board was the rapid and complete implementation of the county’s Strategic Plan, with the emphasis being placed on the Coaching & Games Development plan. His belief was all obstacles to this must be overcome and that everyone involved in Wexford GAA must as a matter of urgency pull together and get behind the plan and its full implementation. He stressed the importance of forging and developing the links between, clubs, schools and county development squads if we were to meet the challenges and achieve the counties undoubted potential in full.