"It was a huge honour and privilege to wear the Purple and Gold" - Morris calls it a day

December 02, 2022

Wexford's Paul Morris celebrates ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Wexford hurling attacker Paul Morris has called time on his inter-county career after more than a decade’s service with the Slaneysiders.

The Ferns St Aidans clubman made his senior inter-county debut in 2010 and retires as one of the Model County’s top 10 all-time scorers in the championship having made over 120 appearances in all competitions.

In 2019, he helped Wexford to Leinster SHC success and also won three Walsh Cup medals in the Purple and Gold.

“After 11 years of hurling for Wexford, I think now is the right time to announce my retirement  from inter-county hurling,” Morris said in a statement released yesterday.

“It has been a tough and frustrating 18 months with an ongoing injury and unfortunately I don’t think I can give the energy and commitment required.

“It was a huge honour and privilege to wear the Purple and Gold and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity.

“I would like to thank all the players and management teams over the years, many of who have now become lifelong friends.

“Thanks too to my family, my fiancée Leanne and my little boy Rían, who have given immense support and encouragement throughout the years.

“Finally, thanks to my club Oulart-The Ballagh, where it all started. I look forward to hopefully wearing the red and black for many more years.

“I would like to wish Wexford the very best of luck in 2023 and the future.”

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