Wexford star Lee Chin pockets mouth-watering jackpot in incredible club lotto

WEXFORD hurling star Lee Chin had reason to celebrate after pocketing an eye-watering jackpot from a GAA club lotto.

The Faythe Harriers ace was a hopeful entrant in a joint-lotto held by Model clubs Taghmon/Camross, Bannow/Ballymitty and St James’.


Wexford hurling star Lee Chin had reason to celebrate after pocketing an eye-watering jackpot from a GAA club lotto.Credit: Sportsfile

The draw had been winner-less for months, leading to a number of rollovers amounting to an eventual pot of €14,000.

The major cash prize means Chin has something to celebrate after a disappointing inter-county campaign in the purple-and-yellow.

Darragh Egan’s side narrowly avoided relegation to the Joe McDonagh Cup, winning only three games all year, the last of which being against Kilkenny in the Leinster SHC.

Their most damaging of their seven defeats in league and championship was against Westmeath in Leinster, as they surrendered a 17-point lead to lose.

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That set them up for a must-win game against the Cats, with the win over eventual All-Ireland finalists sending Westmeath down to the Joe McDonagh Cup.

Wexford’s underwhelming season has led to uncertainty surrounding Egan’s position as manager.

At the end of June, a motion of no confidence in the Tipperary man was passed in the county.

However, his Model players have backed him, with 26 of them expressing their support for Egan at a subsequent county board meeting..

As a result, it was agreed that a review of the inter-county campaign will continue until this Tuesday, July 18.


Earlier on in the year, the Chin was the subject of sickening racist abuse during a charity hurling challenge match against Tipperary in Carrick-on-Suir.

Wexford’s players chose to leave the field when their talisman was subjected to a verbal attack from a supporter back in April.

The incident came after a minor scuffle between members of both teams, with some Wexford players then confronting the individual before — with the Models trailing 3-28 to 1-14 — manager Darragh Egan asked the referee to end the game up early.

The game was called up early by referee John Keenan, who will be officiating the upcoming All-Ireland hurling final between reigning champions Limerick and Kilkenny.

Both counties confirmed that they would be investigating the incident at the time,

Following an inquiry, the GAA handed down a 48-week suspension to the individual.

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