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'Not True' - Davy Fitzgerald Denies Paul Galvin Wexford Accusation

'Not True' - Davy Fitzgerald Denies Paul Galvin Wexford Accusation
By PJ Browne
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Davy Fitzgerald has says Paul Galvin's accusation that he made the Wexford footballers feel unwelcome at the Ferns Centre of Excellence is "100 per cent not true".

Galvin, who spent a year in charge of the Wexford footballers from August 2019, told the Irish Examiner's Gaelic football podcast earlier this year that he felt "there was a bit of interference that made my job more difficult".

Davy Fitzgerald 'very angry' over Paul Galvin claim

“I had a very good relationship with the chairman but some of the things that went on..." Galvin said.

"I think Davy wanted the training ground to himself. He wanted Ferns to himself down there. He certainly let it be known pretty early that we weren’t welcome in Ferns, the football side of things. Because some of the things he did made it clear to me that we weren’t welcome in Ferns basically. That was my take on the situation."

Those are claims which Fitzgerald, who spent five years with the Wexford hurlers until he stepped down this summer, denies.

"That’s not true. 100 per cent not true," said Fitzgerald on Wednesday.

"Very (angry to hear that) but I’m not getting into it. I know the truth and so do the people in the county board and in Wexford, in the training centre.


"Paul can think what he likes."

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Galvin tweeted following Wexford's exit from this year's All-Ireland Hurling Championship that Fitzgerald, "loves to play the victim when it suits him. He’s far from a victim in how he behaves behind scenes while fronting to the media & I can personally attest to that".


"Whatever he wants to say, that’s fine," said Fitzgerald.

"I’m not going to say anything bad about Paul Galvin.

"We’re all entitled to opinions and he can have his."


Last month, amid speculation that Fitzgerald was one of the candidates to become the next Galway hurling manager, Wexford great Larry O'Gorman questioned the Clare man's loyalty to the team he led to the 2019 Leinster title.

"It would be very strange to see Davy after he leaving us and then he would go to the opposition straight away," said O'Gorman.

"You would not be calling it great loyalty, to be honest."


Fitzgerald said he was "a bit disappointed" with O'Gorman's opinion.

"I talked to a few of the Wexford players, and they didn’t agree with what Larry had to say," said Fitzgerald.

"And they would mean more to me than what Larry would, being honest.


"I talked to a good few supporters down there, and they said to me, ‘You’ve given five years of unbelievable service, you’ve gone above and beyond the call’.

"So to be honest, I think... I didn’t pay much attention to what Larry said, being honest with you."

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