Former Clare supremo Ger Loughnane has offered his two cents on the current situation regarding Davy Fitzgerald.
The 2013 All-Ireland winning manager is set to leave his managerial role in the county, and writing in his Irish Daily Star column, Loughnane has given his thoughts.
The pair enjoyed success together in the 1990s, winning the Liam McCarthy Cup in 1995 and 1997. However, Loughnane opined that the time is now right for Fitzgerald to go.
“Davy Fitzgerald has made an unmatched contribution to Clare hurling over so many years.
“But everybody realised at the end of this year’s Championship that the show was over. Supporters realised it and players realised it.
“It is unfair to project this as a lack of success. It’s a failure to get the best out of the talent that’s there over the last two years especially.
“You get one year’s grace after winning an All-Ireland, but the displays this year and last year in the Championship have been terrible.
“Davy going now will avoid division among players, which is something that nobody wants to see.
“The smoothness and speed with which this is happening is very good for Davy, the players and Clare hurling in general.”