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Saturday 23 September 2017

Fitz to remain resident in the 'box'

Davy Fitzgerald manager of Wexford during a hurling press conference at Halo Tiles Wexford GAA Centre of Excellence in Ferns, Co Wexford. Photo: Sportsfile
Davy Fitzgerald manager of Wexford during a hurling press conference at Halo Tiles Wexford GAA Centre of Excellence in Ferns, Co Wexford. Photo: Sportsfile

Davy Fitzgerald is likely to take up residency in the 'Davy Box' for Sunday week's Leinster SHC final against Galway.

The Wexford manager admitted he "deserved" the eight-week ban that saw him confined to a box at the back of the stand for Wexford's win over Kilkenny, but the Clare native is considering staying in that position for the Sunday week's Leinster final.

Fitzgerald's sideline privileges will be restored for the provincial decider with Galway in Croke Park. But after having a special box constructed in Wexford Park for the clash with the Cats, he revealed he has already checked out the facilities available to him at GAA headquarters.

"I wouldn't rule it out. I'm seriously thinking of it, and I'll tell you why. I felt back that night I could see the game way better.

"I had JJ (Doyle) beside me and JJ was in control for the night, himself and Pádraic (Fanning). He was the same, we felt that we could see the game way better.

"There must be logic in why the rugby managers do what they do. Soccer, it's a little different, it's a lot slower kind of game as well. But from a managerial point of view, it makes more sense to be up there.

"So I am 100 per cent considering it. I don't know what I am going to do yet. Maybe a half up, half down. In the next week I will decide, I'm not sure but I tell you it's worth thinking about.

"I've had a look at a box in Croke Park, so it is there. And I'd say they (the GAA) would be happy if I was in a box too!" he laughed.

Fitzgerald picked up an eight-week suspension after he encroached on to the playing area and got involved with Tipperary's Jason Forde during the Slaneysiders NHL quarter-final defeat to the Premier County men. And while he considered seeking a Hearing, Fitzgerald admits he deserved a suspension.

"One of the deciding factors was how much ye (the media) made of it. I just decided I'm not going to give ye another week of making another meal out of it.

"That would have been part of my factor, that there was already too much made of it.

"So I just decided to cut it dead, take it, and get on with it," he added.

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