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Davy Fitzgerald Apologises To Wexford Supporters After Heavy Defeat

Davy Fitzgerald Apologises To Wexford Supporters After Heavy Defeat

Wexford were absolutely hammered at Croke Park tonight by Galway in their Leinster hurling semifinal. The final score was 1-27 to 0-17 but that scoreline was flattering to Wexford. That trademark intensity that we've grown to associate with Davy Fitzgerald teams was nowhere to be found, as Galway eased to a one-sided victory.

After the match, a crestfallen Fitzgerald was scathing in his assessment of the Wexford performance.

'We were absolutely terrible. All I can say to the Wexford supporters is I'm extremely sorry for the way we performed. We showed no guts, no fight.  We had no character. It's extremely disappointing.'

It was the worst loss of Fitzgerald's four years managing Wexford.

'We tried four different formations, we tried two different styles of play. We tried so many different things. It didn't matter. We weren't at the pitch of it,' he explained to RTÉ after match.

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Wexford now face a very tricky route through the qualifiers with the likes of Cork and Clare lurking as potential opponents. More will be known about that on Monday morning.

Meanwhile, for Galway manager Shane O'Neill, things couldn't have gone any better in his Championship debut.

SEE ALSO: Waterford Beat Cork To Claim First Championship Win Since 2017

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Donny Mahoney
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Donny Mahoney is Chief Sportswriter and one of the founders of Balls.ie

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