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Thursday 19 October 2017

WATCH: 'I did what I thought was right' - Davy Fitzgerald says he doesn't regret tangling with Tipp players

Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald and Jason Forde of Tipperary
Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald and Jason Forde of Tipperary
Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald tussles with Jason Forde of Tipperary during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Semi-Final match between Wexford and Tipperary at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
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Wexford boss Davy Fitzgerald became involved in a number of flashpoints during the first-half of today's Allianz NHL semi-final against All-Ireland champions Tipperary at Nowlan Park.

The Clare native ran onto the field after John McGrath dispossessed Aidan Nolan in the corner on the way to scoring the Premier County's second goal.

Fitzgerald clearly felt that Nolan had been fouled, and was told to leave the field by ref Diarmuid Kirwan but not before clashing with both Niall O'Meara and Jason Forde before doing so.

Speaking after Wexford's 5-18 to 1-19 defeat, Fitzgerald said: "I honestly through the second goal was a free out.

"Diarmuid is one of the best referees out there and I have no qualms."

Asked if he regretted coming on to the pitch, he told TG4: "No... It was important to make the point. You have to do what you think is right for the team. It's probably something I won't try again."

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