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'Childish' and 'self-indulgent' - Davy Fitz criticised for Nowlan Park pitch incident

The Wexford boss hit the headlines in Sunday’s match against Tipperary.

Davy Fitzgerald clashes with Jason Forde Davy Fitzgerald clashes with Jason Forde in Nowlan Park on Sunday. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

DAVY FITZGERALD’S ACTIONS in last Sunday’s hurling league semi-final have been heavily criticised by former Offaly All-Ireland winner Daithi Regan.

Fitzgerald raced on to the Nowlan Park pitch to remonstrate in the first half with referee Diarmuid Kirwan before the Wexford boss was involved in altercations with Tipperary players Niall O’Meara and Jason Forde.

The Clare All-Ireland manager’s conduct has been described as ‘childish’ and ‘self-indulgent’.

“I think he’s let Wexford down,” stated Regan, when speaking on Newstalk’s Off The Ball last night.

“It is back to typical Davy, to be honest with you. He does so much right, he brings such a buzz to Wexford.

“To come out and say it was premeditated and that he wanted to give his players a lift – that is rubbish.

“To run out on the pitch and get involved, my own view when I saw it – the first Tipperary player should have left him on his arse.

“I just hated the attitude afterwards.

“You have done so well since you have got down there. You’ve raised the profile in Wexford, you have got a bunch of players really believing.

“And you take so much away from that with carry on, imbecilic childish carry on that was self-indulgent, and then to try and brush it under the carpet afterwards like ‘I’m getting my players going’. No, you’re not.”

Fitzgerald’s former Clare team-mate Jamesie O’Connor, speaking on the same show, believes that ‘deep down he realises he went a step too far and it got out of hand’.


Source: Off The Ball/SoundCloud

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