Delegates to the Clare GAA Convention have given their unanimous support to long-standing secretary Pat Fitzgerald after it was revealed that the war between the top table of the county board and alleged online trolls is now the subject of a Garda investigation.
Although Moloney — joint manager with Gerry O’Connor last year — was invited to put his name forward, county chairman Joe Cooney confirmed that officials were also exploring alternatives to the Scarriff man taking sole charge of the team in 2020.
Just one Munster man — Cork GAA CEO Kevin O’Donovan — is involved in the new fixtures task force (four from Leinster, three each from Connacht and Ulster) but at least there are several members hailing from dual counties.
As David Burke’s acceptance speech extended on Sunday, Peter Canavan’s victorious address 14 years previous came to mind. “I’m not finished yet,” the Tyrone great told the masses in front of him. “It took me a long time to get here.”
Clare hurlers were united in deciding it was time for a change after five years of Davy Fitzgerald’s management, vice-captain Cian Dillon confirmed yesterday, but he insists it was ultimately Fitzgerald’s own decision to step down from the role.
Clare County Board were last night in talks with Davy Fitzgerald as he prepared to step down as manager after five years. It is understood a number of phone-calls took place between chairman Joe Cooney and Fitzgerald, who is currently holidaying in South Carolina.