Dunbar involved in transfer controversy

January 17, 2018

Wexford's Cathal Dunbar.
©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Wexford senior hurler Cathal Dunbar looks set to be involved in a controversial transfer given the stance being taken by his club Ballygarret-Realt na Mara.

Dunbar is seeking a transfer to senior club Naomh Eanna, but Ballygarret are keen to retain the services of the player who represented Ireland at the under-21 Shinty series last year.

Last weekend, Dunbar handed in the transfer request to his club, but chairman Murt Fleming told the Wexford People that they would do everything in their power to retain the services of their main player.

"We received the form over the weekend but we will not be signing it," said Fleming. "We will be opposing the application to transfer to Naomh Eanna.

"We dispute the fact that he is living in Gorey. This is a crazy situation and we will be doing everything possible to keep the player. Naomh Eanna have five or six players in the Wexford squad, so they hardly need another inter-county player. We have asked him to give us one more year to help us get out of intermediate 'A'."

Dunbar is set to feature strongly for Davy Fitzgerald's side this year, but the transfer saga looks likely to drag on for some time, which could cause problems for the player.

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