Video: Davy had a great influence on me - Limerick star Paul Browne
Limerick star Paul Browne has no hesitation in passing judgement on Davy Fitzgerald’s influence on him as an emerging hurler at LIT.
While the All Star midfield nominee has landed the dream job for a hurler as GAA Development Officer at LIT, he is a past student of the college and lined out under Davy in successive Fitzgibbon Cup championships.
Looking back on the experience of working under the Clare manager, who guided LIT to their two Fitzgibbon Cup titles (2005 and 2007) and is still at the helm at the Limerick college, Browne said that Fitzgerald was s a “great influence”.
“Davy is a fantastic coach,” the Bruff clubman tells us. “He brings his own style of play to every team he comes to and works very hard to get them to buy into that.
“From my point of view and the team’s point of view he instils a great work ethic in us. That’s through roaring, shouting and bawling at us but it’s also through talking to us and showing us the benefits of working hard and what it can do for our hurling. From my own point of view he got that into me when I came out of school into college, straight into LIT here and built it into my own game.
“He’s a great influence on the college here, on the players he takes over and a good manager to work with.”
Browne gives us some further insights into the past ten years at LIT, which hosts this year’s Indepenent.ie Fitzgibbon Cup finals weekend and celebrates the tenth anniversary since a famous first title for the college, in a video looking back on his favourite Fitzgibbon Cup memory and performance.