Wexford coach Seoirse Bulfin is adamant that the GAA cannot afford to lose a personality like Davy Fitzgerald.
Bulfin knows the Clare native better than most as he has worked side by side with him over the last 14 years which has seen them manage LIT, Waterford, Clare and now Wexford.
Success has been achieved no matter where the duo have went and Bulfin stressed to the Limerick Leader that it is always a learning experience working with the two-time All-Ireland winner.
"To work with Fitzy is phenomenal - the way he sets himself up, his organisation, his professionalism and the amount of thought he puts into it and what he expects back from people around him is infectious at times and head-wrecking at times," smile Bulfin.
"For my money the GAA badly need Davy. Some people can be afraid to speak their mind and trot out the party line and there are no characters - Davy is a character. I am in that bubble without any emphasis on me and it's good in that sense because I am seven years at it and this is the first or second interview that I have ever done and that suits me.
"Davy is box office and his profile is so high that he is what people want. There are certain egos out there but most of the guys I have worked with want to do there own thing and let Davy deal with the media."