SPORT — 03 December 2013

By Damian Dolan.

Concerns are growing that the on-going search to appoint a successor to Eamonn Phelan could damage county’s chances in 2014.

Captain John Walsh led the Exiles to National Hurling League Division 2B success, and then in to the Leinster Championship and Liam MacCarthy Cup, and was at Ruislip recently to collect his league winner’s medal, where the county board’s on going search for a new manager was understandably a talking point.

“It’s a little bit worrying at the moment. There is a void there and I believe the county board are struggling to find some to replace Eamonn.

“This time last year we’d already had a team meeting and he had a panel of 40 that were going to the gym,” said Walsh. “We’d done six weeks training before Christmas and lads were getting to know each other – I was one of 17 new lads on the players.

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