Wexford Youths manager tells us about hurling star Lee Chin joining the club

Manager Shane Keegan discussed the news on Off The Ball

Lee Chin, Wexford

Clare, the reigning champions, take on Galway at 6pm, while in the opening game at 4pm, Leinster champions Wexford take on Ulster champions Antrim this Saturday, 24th August, in Semple Stadium, Thurles ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Wexford Youths manager Shane Keegan has confirmed that the League of Ireland soccer club have signed inter-county hurling star Lee Chin.

The Faythe Harriers clubman, who also plays Gaelic football, makes the switch to soccer on a temporary basis as Keegan explained to Off The Ball.

"Lee is a fantastic hurler and a great Gaelic footballer as well. But he's a brilliant soccer player. He's actually played League of Ireland First Division when he was a good bit younger with Waterford United. He's a cracking player," said Keegan of the 23-year-old. 

"We've had a little bit of an injury crisis at the moment at the back so we just made a couple of enquiries with Lee to see, given that his hurling commitments were finished up for a short while, if he could possibly come on board and potentially give us a dig out and he's up for it."

Keegan added that he would be a "great addition" but clarified that this is temporary.

"This is not Lee embarking on a League of Ireland career or anything like that. It's a case of Lee being a very proud Wexford man and he was talking about how proud he was to see Wexford Youths competing at the top level and when I said that I thought he might be able to make a contribution to keep us at that level, he said 'yeah, if it's six or seven weeks', he'll jump in there and see what he can do for us."