Monday 24 July 2017

Griffin's hope for Fitz

Former Wexford hurling All-Ireland winning manager Liam Griffin Photo: Sportsfile
Former Wexford hurling All-Ireland winning manager Liam Griffin Photo: Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Liam Griffin has suggested that guiding Wexford out of Division 1B would match any other achievement Davy Fitzgerald has registered as a manager.

Wexford's 1996 All-Ireland winning manager admits such a conclusion may sound "trite" but the scale of the challenge is so great that it would deserve to be considered in that light.

"If he gets us out of Division 1B this year, and in fairness to him I don't want to be stacking dices against him, it would be a remarkable achievement," said Griffin.

"It would match anything he has ever done up to date if we could get out of there. That might sound trite but it's not. I mean, we've got to beat Limerick and Galway and the rest of them as well. It's a big ask for Wexford to go to Salthill and beat Galway."

Wexford have not managed promotion since Division 1 was split into two groups of six. Griffin believes Fitzgerald's arrival removes excuses of players who have dropped out in recent years.

Irish Independent

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