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Model for success? Davy Fitz confirmed as Wexford hurling manager

Fitzgerald appointed on three-year term.

Fitzgerald: out of inter-county management for just 16 days.
Fitzgerald: out of inter-county management for just 16 days.
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DAVY FITZGERALD HAS been officially appointed as the new Wexford senior hurling manager — just 16 days after stepped down in Clare.

The Wexford County Board held a special meeting on Friday evening where they appointed Fitzgerald for a three-year term until 2019, with a review to take place at the end of the second season.

The 2013 All-Ireland winning boss replaces Liam Dunne who steps down following five years in charge.

Dunne interviewed for a further term last week but county chiefs chose not to re-appoint him and after meeting with Fitzgerald in Portlaoise on Thursday, unanimously agreed to bring him on board.

His backroom team has not yet been finalised but in a statement, Wexford confirmed that former U21 hurling manager JJ Doyle will be part of the setup.

It is understood that Donal Óg Cusack, who was a coach and selector with Fitzgerald’s Clare, will not be joining him in Wexford and is instead being considered as part of Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor’s proposed management team for the vacant Clare job.

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