Gordon D'Arcy has become the latest high-profile sports figure to join the Wexford hurling back-room team.

Yellowbellies manager Darragh Egan had already enticed Billy Walsh, the current USA boxing coach, to link up with the squad, and now former Ireland and Leinster centre D’Arcy has also committed to the purple and gold.

Wexford, who travel to Croke Park on Saturday to take on Dublin in the Walsh Cup final, will have the 82-cap Ireland international and Wexford native involved on match days and Egan, in his first year in charge, has said there's been an immediate impact.

"He really loves his hurling," he told South East Radio. "He has some brilliant kind of ideas for us and brilliant kind of match-day tips and tricks for me. He’s imparting that information to us at the moment, so it’s great.

"Even pre-match and so on, Gordon would be keeping an eye on how warm-ups are going and things like that, some of the bits of information that he gives to me then, it’s real quirky stuff."