Since bowing out of the Senior Hurling Championship to Clare, there’s been a lot of Davy Fitzgerald ‘will he, won’t he’ talk in the Sunny South East.
Whether the Clare native wanted to continue with or depart the Wexford Senior hurlers was his own choice. Admittedly, he found commuting one of the toughest parts throughout the role, and he needed time to think about whether he wanted to commit to the Wexford Senior set-up for another year.
“It’s a long journey, a huge commitment, a six to seven hour round trip. It has not been easy, but I will be taking everything on board,” he said to South East Radio immediately after Wexford’s Championship loss to his native Clare.
Last week, up to one dozen Wexford hurlers travelled to Fitzgerald’s house via bus to convince the Clare native to stick with the team for another year – and now, it seems that the team’s persistence has paid off.
“I have a very close relationship with the players which is something I will be considering. I am not that far away from making a decision, but the latest move of the players will be taken on board when arriving at this.”
“We are not that far away as a team, but I have other matters to take on board in arriving at a decision. The decision will be made sooner, rather than later,” he told the Wexford People just last week.
According to our sources, it now appears that Fitzgerald has agreed to continue his role as Wexford Senior Hurling manager for another year, while there’s also talk that he’ll take over the Wexford u-20 hurling set-up as part of the post.
We are still awaiting official confirmation and/or an announcement from Wexford GAA or Davy Fitzgerald, but it now looks likely that he’ll be continuing at the helm for another year at least.