Since taking over the Wexford hurlers, Wexford captain Lee Chin has formed a unique friendship with Clare native Davy Fitzgerald…
Speaking to SunSport at the launch of the New York Hurling Classic, the Faythe Harriers clubman revealed the opinion he formerly held of current Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald.
“Look, as a player, I suppose it’s probably easy for us to identify where we had our opinions or thoughts on Davy compared to now.
“He was over Clare when I started hurling for Wexford and you have your thoughts and perceptions of Davy, probably like a lot of other people.
“Thinking of him on the sideline, ‘Bit of a hothead’, you think that kind of thing of him.
“But once you get to know him and get inside the circles of his art, he doesn’t come across that way anymore.
“And I would have always been a fan of him, I loved his passion and the way he was in everything he did.”
The Wexford hurlers will face Limerick in the semi-final clash of the New York Hurling Classic, which takes place next Saturday [16 November].
Kilkenny and All-Ireland champions Tipperary will contest the other semi-final.
The Treaty County defeated Wexford the last time the pair met in the tournament, but the spirits of the occasion were dampened after Oylegate-Glenbrien’s Damien Reck suffered a horror injury in the opening minutes.