Clare could be without their manager for this weekend’s All-Ireland Hurling Championship quarter final as Davy Fitzgerlad has been admitted to hospital.
Little is known about the nature of the his admission at this time, other than the fact that it is for a “health concern,” as per multiple reports this afternoon.
Having checked into a clinic in Galway last night, Fitzgerald was admitted to hospital in Dublin today for further tests. These will be carried out today, at which point he may know one way or the other if he will be fit to lead the team out against Galway at Semple Stadium on Sunday.
However, the Clare management team remain hopeful that the he will have recovered in time to take his place on the bench for this weekend’s match in Thurles.
If the 44-year-old is ordered to remain in hospital, Donal Óg Cusack could be in line take charge of the Clare hurlers on Saturday. Cusack only began working with Fitzgerald and Clare earlier this year, so for him to take on the responsibility of an All-Ireland quarter-final this early into his inter-provincial coaching career would be a massive undertaking for the former Cork goalkeeper.