Is there any sport in Wexford Lee Chin is unwilling to dominate?
The Gaelic football and hurling star is now about to make a name for himself in a third code: football. Wexford Youths manager Shane Keegan confirmed on Newstalk's Off the Ball this evening that Chin has agreed to play for the club until the end of the season, to help alleviate their current defensive crisis. He will more than likely line out at centre-back.
With Keegan facing a defensive crisis, Keegan told Off the Ball that he made an enquiry with Chin if he could give the club a "dig out", given that his hurling commitments for the year were over.
I think he can be a great addition. I've seen him play a number of times. He's a great athlete...he's fit, to put it mildly. But he can play as well as that. Look, this is not Lee embarking on a League of Ireland career. Lee is a proud Wexford man, he was talking of how proud he was to see Wexford Youths competing at the top level, and when I said that I thought he might possibly 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 and see what he can do.
Keegan confirmed that he will definitely return to hurling next year, with Keegan of the opinion that he deserves an All-Star for his efforts this year. That said, Keegan said that Chin has a very fine soccer pedigree, and is confident he will excel.
Chin has played with Waterford United in the past, and the folks over at ExtraTime.ie have dug up an image of him in action against Wexford:
— Extratime.ie (@ExtratimeNews) September 20, 2016
Very impressive from Chin, and we can't wait to see how he gets on.
— Wexford FC (@WexfordFC) September 20, 2016