Updated at 17:18, 14/08/2018.
Yesterday evening, we reported that Davy Fitzgerald had made his decision and that he would continue on as Wexford Senior Hurling manager for another year.
Now, Wexford Weekly can confirm that Fitzgerald has been ratified as Wexford Senior Hurling manager for the 2018-19 season.
An official statement released by GAA PRO PJ Howlin reads as follows:
Official confirmation: Wexford GAA
Davy to remain at the realm of Wexford Senior Hurling for another year: Wexford GAA County Board today (14 August 2018) is delighted to announce that Davy Fitzgerald has committed to continue in his role as manager of the senior hurling team for 2019.
The Clare native will be going into his third, and more than likely, his last season as Wexford Senior Hurling manager.
In his first two years, Fitzgerald’s biggest victory with Wexford was gaining promotion (which he gained in his first year) to Division 1A of the National Hurling League, along with guiding the Model County to their first Leinster title since 2008, where they lost out to eventual All-Ireland winners, Galway.
Following that rather successful year, Wexford retained their Division 1A status – but unfortunately, were defeated by Kilkenny in the Leinster Championship and Fitzgerald’s native Clare in the All-Ireland Quarter-final.
Next season, under Fitzgerald’s guidance, the Yellowbellies will be hoping to push one step further, and bring the Bob O’Keeffe Cup back to the Sunny South East in the Leinster Championship, while a step into the All-Ireland semi-final stages could only be viewed in a positive light.