Wexford hurling has been dealt a blow with the news that Jack Guiney has left the squad.

Manager Liam Dunne dropped Guiney last summer for disciplinary reasons, while the talented attacker was named in the team that lost to Limerick in the Allianz League at the weekend but was withdrawn prior to throw in.

A hamstring injury was mooted as the reason for Guiney’s omission last Sunday, although some questioned that narrative.

However, the player has now ended the confusion surrounding his participation with the squad by stepping aside for the foreseeable future, citing personal reasons.

Either way, it is a huge blow to hurling in the county as the 22-year-old was the county's top scorer in the league last year with a haul of 2-26 in five matches.

Shane Tompkins, who replaced Guiney last Sunday, is now expected to continue at full forward for the meeting with Clare next weekend.