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Davy Fitzgerald confirmed as the new Waterford senior hurling manager

Fitzgerald is back in a role he previously filled between 2008 and 2011.

Davy Fitzgerald celebrating a Munster championship win in 2011 during his previous spell as Waterford manager.
Davy Fitzgerald celebrating a Munster championship win in 2011 during his previous spell as Waterford manager.
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DAVY FITZGERALD HAS been confirmed this evening as the new Waterford senior hurling manager.

Fitzgerald’s appointment was ratified at a specially-convened meeting of the Waterford county committee and he succeeds Liam Cahill who departed the position last month.

He takes charge on a two-year term with an option for a third year. Fitzgerald’s selectors and backroom team will be confirmed at a later date.

The Clare All-Ireland winner returns to a role he previously filled in his first experience of senior intercounty hurling management.

It will mark his fourth role as a county senior hurling boss after Waterford (2008-11), Clare (2011-16) and Wexford (2016-21). He has won All-Ireland, league, Munster and Leinster senior titles to date as a manager.

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County chairman Sean O’Regan, secretary Pat Flynn, former Waterford and Ballygunner star Fergal Hartley, and Nemeton TV CEO Irial Mac Murchú, formed the four-man selection committee in charge of finding the new manager.

They chose Fitzgerald who previously took over in 2008, notably replacing Justin McCarthy during the championship and steering the Deise to that year’s All-Ireland final where they lost heavily to Kilkenny.

Fitzgerald was in charge of Waterford for the following three campaigns as they contested the All-Ireland semi-final stage on each occasion, losing to Kilkenny (2009 and 2011) and Tipperary (2010), while they won the Munster hurling title in 2010.

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