Davy Fitzgerald has been ratified as the new manager of Wexford
Former Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald has been appointed as Wexford senior hurling manager on a three-year term, with a review to take place after his second season.
Davy Fitzgerald has been officially appointed as the new manager of the Wexford senior hurling team. #rtegaa
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Fitzgerald, who stepped down after five years at the helm of his native county last month, met with Wexford officials in Portlaoise yesterday before the appointment was made official at a special meeting in Enniscorthy this evening.
The Clare man was the board's unanimous choice as new Wexford manager and he said: "I am really excited about this opportunity with Wexford, and I was honoured to be asked to accept the job. It’s a new challenge for me, and I’m really looking forward to it." the 2013 All-Ireland winning manager is quoted saying in a statement released on the Wexford GAA website.
County Board Chairman, Diarmuid Devereux, said: ‘On behalf of Wexford County Board and Wexford GAA supporters, I welcome Davy to County Wexford. He is an ideal fit for our young senior hurling squad, and I am excited about the prospects for the future. The initial aim will be for Wexford to move from Division 1B of the National Hurling League up to Division 1A, and then to build on that.’