Friday 20 April 2018

Clare joint-captain Cian Dillon adamant that Davy Fitzgerald's departure has not divided squad

Davy Fitzgerald Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
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Clare join-captain Cian Dillon has spoken about the player's meeting last week and the decision of Davy Fitzgerald to step down as the Banner hurling boss.

Fitzgerald had mentioned in his statement on Wednesday that he had asked joint-captains Dillon and Tony Kelly to organise a meeting with the players to discuss the future.

A number of players expressed their desire for a change of management and the 2013 All-Ireland-winning manager took that into consideration when making his decision.

Dillon told Clare FM: "Davy had been in constant contact with myself and Tony [Kelly] as joint captains over the past few weeks," Dillon told Clare FM, adding that the maintained contact even while Fitzgerald was away on holiday.

"We set about getting the opinion of the players and that came to light last Monday. Lads had a lot of club action in between. We met and spoke about our own performances, what we can incorporate into our training for next year. And then we heard from him in the statement then that he had decided to step down. So yeah big change, I suppose."

He also added that the squad will remain "united always".

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