GAA Manager News – Davy Fitzgerald has confirmed he is staying on as manager of the Wexford senior hurling team for the 2018 season.
The Clare native has agreed to a second year at the helm following discussions with the county board.
The news comes as a major boost to Wexford, who will operate in Division 1A of the Allianz Hurling League next year.
This comes after Fitzgerald heralded a breakthrough year for the Yellowbellies.
As well as steering Wexford to promotion from Division 1B, in a group that also contained All-Ireland champions Galway and Limerick, he also masterminded a historic Leinster SHC semi-final victory over Kilkenny.
Wexford lost the Leinster Final to Galway, before being knocked out of the All-Ireland series at the quarter-final stage against Waterford.
Fitzgerald believes that he can take Wexford even further though and has committed to another year in charge.
Fitzgerald is expected to work with the same backroom team again with selectors JJ Doyle, Seoirse Bulfin and Páraic Fanning all expected to stay on.
Fitzgerald has indicated that the travel demands placed on him when travelling to and from his Sixmilebridge base in county Clare to Wexford was taken its toll but he’s excited by the prospect of leading the team into Division 1A and building on the 2017 championship progress.