Keenan shown Laois exit
25 April 2008
Talented Laois hurler Zane Keenan has been thrown off the panel by manager Damien Fox, who cited the players lack of commitment as being the reason for the dismissal.
Keenan was widely tipped for a bright future at inter-county and had been one of the countys top performers throughout the league campaign, even though the OMoore County was relegated.
However, Fox explained that Keenan missed a number of training sessions over the last couple of weeks, which was unacceptable at this time of year.
"Zane is gone from the panel due to a lack of commitment. I dont know whether he lost interest or not, but after a weeks break we went back training and he missed four sessions in a row, so we decided wed had enough really, and the management took the decision to put him off the panel through a lack of commitment," said Fox.
"I spoke to him on the phone, and in all fairness, a county senior manager shouldnt have to be ringing players to find out where they are and asking them to come to training, they should be ringing the county manager to tell him they cant make training or whatever the case may be."