Tuesday 6 December 2016

Vincent Hogan: Fitzgerald's detractors need a spoonful of reality

Published 13/09/2010 | 05:00

Tumultuous news. Waterford hurling is undergoing an outbreak of rage against aesthetic vandalism. Fresh from the acquisition of only their ninth senior Munster title since Adam and Eve got frisky, moves are afoot to get rid of the county's hurling manager. Davy Fitzgerald, apparently, has the popularity factor of Donald Rumsfeld in a Kabul curio shop.

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So what, you may ask, has become of that nice cup handed over in a Thurles downpour last July? Being used as a flower pot somewhere? Or gathering droplets from a leaking roof? Maybe it's still in the boot of someone's car.

No matter, it might as well be a Tupperware container now. Because Waterford have out-grown Munster. That was the unambiguous message of recent days as cyberspace fizzed with correspondence identifying a dramatic swing against Davy. Turns out the county's artistic wing is feeling short-changed.

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