Wednesday 16 August 2017

Davy Fitzgerald wanted to come out through the glass in the box within the box watching Wexford's epic win over Cats

Wexford boss Davy Fitzgerald watched one of the county's finest moments from a box within a box up in the stands but if he could have, he would have smashed his way through the glass at Wexford Park.

Fitzgerald was forced to watch Wexford's epic Leinster semi-final win over Kilkenny from the stands as he completed his suspension for invading the pitch and squaring up to Tipperary players last month.

A special box was constructed within the press box to allow the animated Fitzgerald watch his side in the enthralling battle with Cody's Cats and speaking on Independent.ie's The Throw In podcast, former Cork camogie player Anna Geary said he would have smashed his way through the glass if he could have.

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"I was speaking to him (Davy) yesterday and if he wanted to come out through the glass he would have," Geary told The Throw In.

"It's a brilliant day for Wexford, not just for the players but also the supporters.

I asked Davy how he felt in the box and you are far removed from the game but it can give you clarity of thought and you can see things from a high level.

"Unofficially of course he wasn't able to communicate with anyone down on the sideline!"

Former Mayo footballer David Brady feels all GAA managers should be confined to a special technical area away from the sideline.

"Going back to the box within the box, I do honestly think that is how the game should be run," said Brady.

"It works in other sports. There is a lot more strategy involved in gaelic football compared to rugby as such. The video analysis and having the screen at your hand.

"That facility isn't there for GAA managers and I think it would be good idea. We go back to Diarmuid Connolly's scenario. When it did happen there were three Carlow players but there were five other Carlow officials as well.

"Whenever I played, anything the manager told me I didn't hear it."

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