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Published: 15:14 | 20/8/16

Fitzgerald still considering future


Davy Fitzgerald says he "will see what happens" with the final year of his contract as Clare hurling manager.

Fitzgerald is taking time out from the game after undergoing a minor heart operation days before the Banner County’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Galway last month.

The 45-year-old, who also underwent minor heart surgery in 2009 to have stents inserted following a blocked artery, paid tribute to his assistants Donal Og Cusack and Louis Mulqueen for their work while he recuperates.

"I have another year’s contract with Clare, we’ll see what happens," he told the Irish Examiner.

"I haven’t even thought about it or what I want to do. I think that’s only fair. I look back at what we’ve achieved with Clare, even over the last number of years and I’m proud of what the lads have done.

"I’m proud of the backroom staff, they’ve been brilliant. What we do from here, I’m not sure, but it’s been a great spin."

Speaking at the launch of Bewleys Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice 2016 on September 15 in Dublin yesterday, Fitzgerald said he will undergo a follow-up check-up in Dublin this week.

"I had one in 2009, when I got sent somewhere for a different reason, a narrowing of the artery. This time it was the plaque came off it which he [the surgeon] reckons happened only in the last few weeks so it was just very unlucky the way it happened," he said.

"Has it changed my mindset? No. I think if you watch the lads, we always bring people into Clare training that might not be the healthiest, that might need a bit of a lift and we visit people. I want them to realise sport is a thing to be enjoyed and not put massive pressure on."

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