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Any news on who the new Clare Hurling manager is yet? Is there any chance of taking Davy back??

DeiseLad (Waterford) - Posts: 114 - 06/09/2011 10:25:59    1028045


i would say Davy is a cert for the job now he has left Waterford

dubshurling7 (Dublin) - Posts: 1004 - 07/09/2011 16:47:15    1029287


for sure

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2011 - 07/09/2011 18:11:20    1029383


Rumours in Galway is that Davy Fitz is been lined up for the Galway Job.

Supermacs88 (Galway) - Posts: 248 - 07/09/2011 19:11:38    1029426


Unless he changes, i would fear for any county he would take on.

DeiseLad (Waterford) - Posts: 114 - 09/09/2011 18:42:40    1030905


Davy fitz was on the committee room other nite bn intereviewed by m.m and he was giving nothing away.

DUB1 (Dublin) - Posts: 5583 - 10/09/2011 12:39:03    1031151


Clare should give the job to Davy Fitz,would install pride back in the jersey.
Thought done good job with Waterford introducing 7/8 young players however will need to play more attacking hurling,was a bit too defensive at times with Waterford

Gael85 (Dublin) - Posts: 1433 - 10/09/2011 12:41:52    1031154


Not sure I'd be happy with Davy at the helm.
I don't doubt the enthusiasm, committment or professionalism that he would bring, but I just find him too negative. While he did well enough with Waterford, he still turned a team of free-scoring forwards into a team who's primary focus was defence. When he 1st came into Waterford, his 1st task was to find a decent settled full-back and in the few years he was there he never achieved this. (even had Ken McGrath, Brick Walsh back there).

Also, he struggled to deal with some of the big personalities in the squad -namely Shanahan, McGrath and to a lesser extent Eoin Kelly. Now, I've no doubt the blame goes both ways, but as manager you have to be able to accomodate all types of personalities and I think Waterford could have benefitted by having these guys more involved.

Also, he needs to improve on his dealings with the media. After every single game with Waterford he came out with the same old lines -People wrote us off, said we were too old, questioned our heart. It made it look as if Waterford would only play well when people wrote them off. You can achieve a lot by percieving yourself as the underdog the whole time, but it's unlikely to win you all-Irelands.

Most likely he'll get the Clare job if he wants it, and if he does then of course I'll support him. I just hope that he'll bring a bit more positivity.

Roashter (Clare) - Posts: 238 - 12/09/2011 10:17:28    1032233


think yous got a great man in Davy ! best of luck in 2012

Derry_Hurler (Derry) - Posts: 8 - 28/11/2011 11:23:04    1076575


I think your right man. Hopefully we will be back on the way up

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2011 - 01/12/2011 08:36:16    1078292


What sort of response is Davy getting from the panel?

firsttime (Donegal) - Posts: 125 - 19/01/2012 19:05:05    1096734


im a keen clare hurling fan living in meath so find it difficult to keep up to date with who is and isn't in or around the panel... just wondering if anyone woud have any info on any new faces this year who might make an impression... i remember seeing a young Arthur from Inagh, Niall i think a few years back, people where saying he had a bright future ahead of him,, any word on him or any other young hurlers fom the last few minor teams??

gummybear (Meath) - Posts: 25 - 25/01/2012 15:09:54    1100174


Hello there.......

There has been quite a turnover in playing personnel compared to last year. A few young fellas have been drafted in but as far as I know the most high profile players dropped are Philip Brennan and Cormac O' Donavan. There have been three new goal keepers added Pat Kelly (Inagh-Mona) Derek Fahy (Bridge) and Andrew Fahy (Whitegate). Think Andrew Fahy was the intermediate keeper last year.

In defense new additions include Pat Kelly (Magpie) - he was the full back for the intermediates last year, Seadna Morey (Bridge) - corner back for the minors the last two years (fine young player too - one to watch), Stephan O' Halloran (CCastle) - wing back for the minors the year before last and starter for under 21s last year - cousin of Davy O Halloran - young corner forward for Eire Og who played for minors in 2010 and under 21's last year, Paul Flanagan (Ballyea) - captain of 2010 minors - full or corner back, Ciaran O'Doherty (Crusheen) - captain of 09 under 21s who won the All Ireland.

Midfield: Colm Galvin (Clonlara) - One of the real stars of the minor team over the past 2 years - one to watch but 2012 might be a little to soon for him to make an impact at senior. Very skillful and good distributor. Tony Kelly (Ballyea) - Munster minor hurler of the yer last year and captained the minors this year. Fantastic prospect - he was called up but declined. Doing his leaving certificate so he needs to concentrate on that. Himself and Galvin are potentially the Lynch and Baker of the future. They have a great understanding when they play together...I have heard rumors he might join the panel after his leaving cert commitments, which would be great if only to give him a feel of the senior panel.

Forwards: Danny Russell (Eire Og), called up to the senior panel after his performances for Eire Og in the intermediate final and intermediate Munster final. Won a county under 21 medal with Eire Og in 2010. He is a fine free taker and has bags of talent- very skillful. Scored two points from play in his first senior Clare challenge game 2 weeks ago, Daire Keane (Kilmaley) - played wing forward for the intermediates last year, I think he was a minor on the 2010 team, not 100% though. Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge) - been on the Clare under 21 panel for a number of years now. Tall and strong, he is a fine prospect. Rated very highly in the Bridge. Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones) - minor for Clare for the past 2 seasons. Good ball winner and well able to score a point. Fine prospect for the future. Ger Arthur (Inagh-Mona), good young player. Give him a couple more years of development though. Fine free taker and was a star for the 2010 minors.

As you can see the panel has an awful lot of young players considering the above are just the additions to the panel, you have to factor in the ages of many of the others like Pat O Connor - 20, Darach Honan - 22, John Conlon 22, Nicky O Connell 22, Donal Touhy 22, Domhnaill O'Donovan 23, Liam Markham 21, Cian Dillon 23, Conor McGrath 22, Caimin Morey 23, Colin Ryan 24 and Cathal McInerney 21.

Experience is really lacking from the Clare panel but if we keep the above together and add a couple more from the previous two years minors all bodes well for Clare hurling!!!

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2011 - 27/01/2012 10:45:46    1101190



Apparently he is training them quite hard but he has made it good craic as well. I have heard the response from the players thus far has been positive.

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2011 - 27/01/2012 10:47:25    1101192


Davy Fitz is an outstanding manager Clare are extremely lucky to have him.

haz (Dublin) - Posts: 213 - 17/04/2012 18:55:27    1154600