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Davy Fitzgerald to stay on as Wexford boss

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*Davy Fitzgerald. Photograph: Martin Connolly

Davy Fitzgerald is to stay on as Wexford senior hurling manager.

Fitzgerald’s side were eliminated from the All-Ireland SHC on Saturday with a second below par display from the Model County seeing them crash out to Brian Lohan’s Clare.

Last season Wexford won the county’s first Leinster title in fifteen years but their 2020 campaign saw them knocked out of the provincial championship by Galway and the All-Ireland series to Clare by margins of thirteen and seven points respectively.

Speaking over the weekend, the Sixmilebridge man noted that he was offered a five year contract and would only agree to stay on if it was for “the betterment of the team”. Following their championship exit, he said that the players had given him their full backing in the dressing room.

Members of the Wexford panel were informed of Fitzgerald’s decision on Monday. Two time All Star Brendan Bugler from Whitegate was also part of the management with Clarecastle’s acting as goalkeeper coach Noel Considine. Michael ‘Gazzy’ Collins, Timmy Crowe and James Hickey were also part of the Clare contingent involved with the Wexford backroom team. It is not yet known if they will continue in their roles.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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