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Wexford Wanted Davy Fitzgerald To Continue Managing Them For Another Year

Davy Fitzgerald announced his departure as manager of the Wexford Senior hurling team on Friday, and Wexford GAA are now on the hunt to fill the vacant position…

The now-former Wexford Senior hurling manager was speaking on RTE Radio’s Countrywide this morning (Saturday).

During the interview, Fitzgerald interestingly stated that Wexford GAA Chairman, Michael Martin, encouraged the Clare native to stay on for another year as manager of the Senior hurling team.

“I just feel the time was right. I talked to Micheál Martin and he was actually anxious for me to do another year at least if I could.

“In management, you don’t get the chance to leave on unreal terms normally. Normally your time is up and they’re rushing you out the door. To get five years is probably unheard of, not too many get it.

“I’m on good terms with everybody. They’re in a good spot, they’re really up there competing with any of the top teams. But it’s just time. There’s only so much you can do and I found this year particularly tough for a lot of reasons.

“Driving from Clare to Wexford, you’re looking at 2 hours 45 to three hours and you’re doing that three of four days a week. Maybe you’ll leave home at 1pm and get back at 1am. It’s a long day.”

In related news, a potential candidate for the vacant managerial position has ruled himself out after he issued a statement this afternoon.

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