Hurling

"Davy is box office! He won't change" | Liam Griffin assesses Wexford boss


Share this article


After Davy Fitzgerald was sent from the sidelines during his side's draw with Galway on Sunday afternoon, former Wexford boss Liam Griffin believes there is little hope of the Clare native changing his ways now. 

To his credit, Davy Fitzgerald may have had suitable cause to be disgruntled on Sunday afternoon.

"He had a very justifiable case yesterday," Liam Griffin posited on Monday's OTB AM.

"Last week in Dublin, there was an off the ball incident in that match and the linesman was looking the wrong way too.

"Now, you expect the officials to do their job on the sideline when something happens opposite them, so, he has a point."

Frustrated by what he perceived as an injustice against his own team, a bullish Davy Fitzgerald carried this gripe when speaking to Off the Ball after yesterday's tense Leinster SHC tie.

The All-Ireland winning manager of Wexford in 1996, Liam Griffin, despite not wholly agreeing with the manner in which Davy Fitzgerald reacts to disappointing decisions, nevertheless believes there is little hope of the Clare native addressing this now; irrespective of any pressure that may come from the county board.

"Davy is box office, no matter what we say," Griffin commented.

"We're talking about Davy here, and as far as I'm concerned, Davy is what he is. He's not going to change.

"He brings so much passion and whether we like it or not, that's the way he is.

"I would say that the county board would be addressing this with Davy, trying to tell him to calm down, but would you like to take that on? Would I like to take that on? No, not going to do it.

"At the end of the day, the issue for me is the match and I thought that Wexford ... played the best hurling yet under Davy [for parts of Sunday's game]."

While it is as yet uncertain what is to come for Davy Fitzgerald after Sunday's outburst, Wexford, after drawing their opening two games of the provincial round-robin, will take on Carlow next.


Share this article


Read more about

Davy Fitzgerald Joe Canning Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Liam Griffin Wexford GAA

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

OTB

OTB

Up next

OTB AM

OTB AM

07:00 AM-10:00 AM

Share

OTB AM Repeat

OTB AM Repeat

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

Lancaster Leaders Questions

Lancaster Leaders Questions

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

02:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

OTB

OTB

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

07:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on