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Paul Galvin Has Gone In On Davy Fitzgerald For Comments After Clare Loss

Paul Galvin Has Gone In On Davy Fitzgerald For Comments After Clare Loss
By Gary Connaughton Updated
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Paul Galvin and Davy Fitzgerald may seem like a bit of a strange feud, but of course the two did work in close quarters for a time in Wexford.

Fitzgerald has been involved with the county since 2016, while Galvin would spend some months in charge of the county's footballers in 2020.

He would never take charge of a championship game, opting to step away last September.

He would later reveal that Fitzgerald played a role in his departure.

Speaking to the Irish Examiner in May, he said that the way in which Fitzgerald insisted hurling was given precedence over Gaelic football in the county pushed the Kerry man out the door.

I had no difficulty dealing with the hurling manager until such time as he started to interfere a little bit with my operation...

I did feel there was a bit of interference that made my job more difficult and made the situation down there difficult.

I had a very good relationship with the chairman but some of the things that went on… 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...

The thing that really annoyed me about that was that he made a big man of himself in the media on the back of it.

And he started talking about all the respect he had for me in the media and making a virtuous man of himself on the back of it. The reality behind the scenes, that wasn’t the case at all.

I felt it was trying to maybe put me in the ha’penny place a little bit and put football in the ha’penny place a little bit.


Now he has put the boot in again.


Wexford exited the 2021 championship at the hands of Clare this afternoon, and after Fitzgerald said that he found it tough this year due to the way he was targeted by some in his home county, Galvin couldn't help but comment.

He took to Twitter to say this:

David Fitz 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.

Hope someone in media has guts to ask him hard questions now. Always the victim, never your fault David.

Clearly there is still some sour grapes there.

Kilkenny legend Eddie Brennan seemed to be in agreement.


An interesting feud.

SEE ALSO: Davy Fitzgerald Slams Abuse Directed At Family After Wexford Defeat To Clare

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