CONFIRMED: Davy Fitzgerald has stepped down as Clare manager 3 years ago

CONFIRMED: Davy Fitzgerald has stepped down as Clare manager

He won an All-Ireland with Clare in 2013...

Davy Fitzgerald has revealed that he will not seek reappointment as Clare Senior Hurling Manager in 2017.

The 45-year-old is currently holidaying in South Carolina but released a statement today after rumours circulated that he would not be staying on as manager.

Fitzgerald had another year on his contract with Clare but decided to step down from the role in a decision which he says was "entirely my own".

In a statement Fitzgerald said: "In the weeks that followed [the quarter-final loss to Galway], I asked the Joint Captains to ascertain the opinions of the wider panel on whether they would like change of voice.

"In light of the ensuing meeting and the divided opinions expressed by players, I have decided that it would be in the best interests of Clare hurling that I step down from the role of manager."

Fitzgerald won an All-Ireland as manager of Clare in 2013 and he also won the National Hurling League in 2016.