It looks like Clare native Davy Fitzgerald won’t be managing Wexford anymore…
Since Wexford’s bow out of the championship to Tipperary, there has been continued speculation over Davy Fitzgerald’s future as Wexford hurling manager.
Today, Irish bookmaker PaddyPower has suspended betting on Davy Fitzgerald becoming the next Galway hurling manager. According to PaddyPower’s online blog:
“Opening up as a massive longshot at 100/1 a little over a month ago, Davy Fitz has since been backed into hot favouritism for an unlikely move to the Tribesmen.
He was available at a short price of 5/4 this morning when a sudden run of bets saw his odds crash further, making him an odds-on shot (1/2) for the job before we were ultimately forced to suspend betting on the market as rumours continued to swirl about a possible appointment.”
Davy Fitzgerald spoke to MidWest Radio on Wednesday morning (25 Sept) and he has confirmed that not a single person from the Galway GAA County Board has approahced him regarding the vacant managerial role:
“I have to decide whether I am staying in Wexford or not, that is the most important question I have to get in my own mind sorted. I’ll be doing that in the next day or two. My heart is torn unreal for the last number of weeks.”
“I think people appreciate it’s a massive long drive down to Wexford for me. It’s probably two and a half to three hours down and the same back. That’s three or four nights a week but listen I’ve a very special bunch of boys down there. The one thing I will say is I haven’t talked to one person from Galway County Board.”
If the betting is anything to go by, and they are usually right when they suspend their markets, then it looks like Davy Fitzgerald is on his way to the West to take over from Micháel Donoghue as the next Galway hurling manager.
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