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'Completely out of order' and 'obsessed with himself' - Duignan bites back in Davy Fitz row

RTÉ pundit Michael Duignan has had his say in the wake of strong criticism from Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald.

FORMER OFFALY PLAYER Michael Duignan has hit back at Davy Fitzgerald’s personal criticism following yesterday’s All-Ireland senior hurling quarter-final.

Speaking to reporters after the defeat to Waterford at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Fitzgerald had a cut at RTÉ pundit Duignan, who posted a tweet at half-time slamming the sweeper systems employed by both teams.

Fitzgerald said: “I think that RTÉ should go and have a look at themselves and get analysts who have been on the sideline and who know what the story is about and that’s how I feel strongly about it. Easy, easy knock people.”

Fitzgerald added: “I think Michael Duignan and Henry (Shefflin) have had a go. Let me say this straight out, Michael Duignan and Henry have never managed a team at a high level. The people need to wake up, so they do.”

Duignan retweeted a preview of his Irish Daily Mail column last night, and it drew a response from Wexford selector Seoirse Bulfin, one of Fitzgerald’s trusted right hand men.

Bulfin highlighted Dick Clerkin’s recent tweet, when the former Monaghan footballer took Duignan to task over his criticism of the link-up between Sky Sports and the GAA.

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Duignan replied to Bulfin: “What’s Dick got to do with this?!! He’s well able to look after himself! Davy is completely out of order & I’m surprised with your defence.”

And he added: “It’s my job to have an opinion. Why would he (Fitzgerald) care or how did he even know I posted a tweet during the match?! He’s obsessed with himself!”

Fitzgerald could fire the latest volley tomorrow, when he attends the GAA Poc Fada launch in Dublin.

This one looks set to run and run.

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