Davy Fitzgerald is an emotional character.
He is often seen animated on the sideline and living every puck of the ball. It isn’t overly unusual for the post-match discussions to centre around the All-Ireland winning player and manager.
However, heading into Sunday’s Allianz National Hurling League Division 1A clash between Wexford and Clare, it was the build-up to the game that saw the Yellowbellies bainisteoir as the primary talking point.
The game itself saw Wexford get a crucial 0-20 to 1-13 win over the Banner that leaves both counties at the top of the table with six points.
However, after the game, Fitzgerald spoke honestly about the mixed emotions he felt about facing his native county, with whom he had so much success.
“I played with Clare for 18 years and managed for five, that’s where I live.
“You’d be passionate on the sideline but it isn’t easy at the same time. For an hour and ten minutes today, you have to put that aside.”
Davy added that league safety was the priority but they will look to keep up their good form when they take on Kilkenny in Nowlan Park next Sunday.
— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) February 25, 2018