Seamus Murphy is to stay on as Wexford hurling manager for the second year of his two-year term with the county's senior panel.

Murphy, who succeeded his Rathnure club colleague John Conran twelve months ago, was re-appointed at the latest County Board meeting - along with coach Mick Kinsella and selectors Johnny Murphy and Denis Doyle.

The quartet will also continue their management of the Model county's Intermediate hurlers, who, in September, secured a first All-Ireland title at the grade since 1964.

The Wexford seniors, whose All-Ireland run this year was ended by Clare in the last-eight, begin their 2006 competitive season with a Walsh Cup tie against Dublin on January 29. They are scheduled to face either Laois or Offaly in the Leinster SHC semi-finals on June 11 next.

Meanwhile, the Wexford Under-21 hurling management team of Davy Morris (manager), Mick Jacob, Len Hall and Cormac Quinn were also ratified for a third year in charge at the County Board meeting in Bellefield.