Wexford manager Paul McLoughlin believes clubs in the county have "abandoned football".

McLoughlin took over the Model County's footballers from Seamus McEnaney in the autumn of 2017 having previously managed the minors and been part of the senior back-room team under Jason Ryan and Aidan O'Brien.

At that time they sat in Division 3 of the Allianz Football League, but Wexford were relegated last year and currently prop up Division 4 having taken one win - against Antrim - from their four games to date.

It's been an immensely frustrating period for McLoughlin, who appeared in three Leinster SFC finals as a player for Kildare, and while he accepted his share of the blame, he also said others must take responsibility for the deterioration of the game in the county.

"I've no intention of quitting," he told the Wexford People. "I take my part of the blame but there is a responsibility on the players. There's also football people in Wexford who need to roll up their sleeves and take action. The clubs in Wexford have abandoned football.

"There are only 15 to 20 players who can play in Croke Park on Leinster hurling final day but, while the squad is made up of 30-odd players, where does that leave the remainder of the players in the county?

"We have a 365-day structure for hurling in the county, but where is the equivalent for football?"