Davy Fitzgerald confirms Cork...


Davy Fitzgerald confirms Cork camogie coaching role

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Davy Fitzgerald has confirmed he is taking on a role with the Cork camogie coaching staff. 

The 50-year old stepped down as Wexford hurling manager at the end of July, following a disappointing campaign.

Since then, it's believed Fitzgerald was among the frontrunners to be named Galway senior hurling manager, only to be pipped at the post by Kilkenny legend, Henry Shefflin.

Addressing the Galway rumours on RTÉ's Today Show, Fitzgerald said, "Sure it nearly looked like that [going to Galway] at one stage, but they decided to go with Henry.

"That's great, like. 'If something is for ya, it won't go by ya' - that's my thing - and I wish Galway and Henry the very best of luck.

"To me, there'll be other things I'm going doing."

Fitzgerald then revealed, "I'll be helping Cork Camogie a small bit next year.

"So whatever's out there, I'll just enjoy it. I won't be probably as committed as I would have been in other years. There's a few things privately happening at home that I've to deal with.

"But, you know what, I'll always be tied into the GAA some way."

Matthew Twomey has been put forward as the prepared candidate to succeed Paudie Murray as Cork camogie manager. Murray stepped down in October, just a month after they secured the O'Duffy Cup with a win over Galway.

"I've committed to one or two days a week as coach," Fitzgerald said on Monday.

"It's great, I don't have to manage... Like, managing I could be 50-60 hours a week. People don't realise how much goes into it.

"It's pretty crazy. Wexford would definitely have been 50-60 hours a lot of the time.

"Here, I get to come down with Matthew and I'll coach once or twice a week and help him as much as I can.

"I'm looking forward to that - it's different. Not too many outsiders get into Cork either!"

Fitzgerald won't be the only high-profile appointment to Twomey's backroom team. The Irish Examiner report that ex-Cork footballer Paudie Kissane will join as strength and conditioning coach.

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