Friday 22 September 2017

Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald undergoes minor heart surgery in Dublin

Clare hurling boss Davy Fitzgerald celebrates with fans after the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 final replay in May Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach
Clare hurling boss Davy Fitzgerald celebrates with fans after the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 final replay in May Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Clare hurling boss Davy Fitzgerald could yet man the sidelines for the Banner county during their All-Ireland hurling quarter final clash with Galway in Thurles after undergoing a minor heart procedure yesterday.

The former All-Ireland winning player and manager had two angioplasty stents inserted into his heart on Wednesday and is expected to be discharged on Friday.

Fitzgerald underwent a similar procedure seven years ago when he was found to have a blocked artery.

Dónal Óg Cusack and Louis Mulqueen will take over team affairs against the Tribesmen should Fitzgerald need to rest.

The absence of the Clare manager would be a massive blow for his young team as they look to book their place in the All-Ireland semi-final for the first time since they won the championship in 2013.

Online Editors

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport