A member of the Wexford Senior hurling winning team from 1996 has been brought in to help another GAA county go that extra mile…
Back in 1996, under the stewardship of Liam Griffin, Wexford went on to win the All-Ireland Senior hurling title. It was the last time Wexford walked up the Hogan Stand steps to lift the Liam McCarthy cup.
One key member of the Wexford 1996 backroom team that former winning players continue to talk about even today was Niamh Fitzpatrick.
Whenever the former 1996 winning players speak, one interesting conclusion is always formed across the board: they wouldn’t have won the All-Ireland without Liam Griffin – and they wouldn’t have won it without Fitzpatrick.
Niamh Fitzpatrick was brought in by Liam Griffin to help with the psychological aspect of the game – an area that wasn’t really being looked at in the world of GAA before Griffin.
Fitzpatrick has been sought by Kevin McStay with the Mayo Senior Footballers – and she has agreed to join their backroom team ahead of the upcoming inter-county season.
A lot has been said in the past about the Mayo Senior footballers needing that extra edge, and perhaps, Fitzpatrick will add that final string to their bow to put them over the line.
Over the last decade, Mayo have been one of the most unfortunate teams in the GAA. They too often came across an excellent Dublin team, often coming up just short on the big days.
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