On Sunday, Wexford will face Galway in the Leinster Senior Hurling final with a chance to gain championship silverware for the first time since 2004.
To date, 2017 has been an incredible year for the Yellowbellies. They have gained promotion to Division 1A of the League, reached a Leinster final for the first time since 2008, and guaranteed a crack at the All-Ireland quarter-final, no matter what happens on Sunday.
Not many would have predicted such a successful year for Davy Fitzgerald’s first year in charge, but the Wexford supporters will venture to Croke Park on Sunday with a sense of pride, hope and belief that their Model men will be bringing the Bob O’Keeffe Cup cup back to the streets of Gorey, Enniscorthy and Wexford town for the 21st time.
For the supporters, the belief is back and of course, Fitzgerald has played an influential part in reviving that attitude amongst the Slaneysiders.
As a result of this, one man, Barry Murphy, has taken the liberty to write a song about the Wexford manager. The song which is in the tune of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” is one that Murphy hopes can raise vital funds for his local primary school, Davidstown PS.
“Davy Fitz low and behold, you’ve raised the purple and the gold.”
“The boys of Wexford, with you, we stand, we’ve made a friend, and heart on hand.”
Have a listen to the catchy tune here!
Jason Redmond, Pundit Arena.
While you’re here, listen to this week’s episode of The 16th Man – Pundit Arena’s GAA podcast, where we were joined by Richie Hogan, Dick Clerkin and Dara O’Cinnéide.