Wexford senior hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald has stressed that he would never consider taking players from the county senior football panel, due to his respect for Paul Galvin.
The former Kerry All-Ireland winner has had a turbulent start to his term as Wexford manager as he dropped a couple of high profile players including Daithi Watters and last year’s captain Michael Furlong.
Others have walked away from the panel, and of course when it was revealed that Furlong and Kevin O’Grady would be part of the Wexford senior hurling squad to face Kilkenny in the Walsh Cup semi-final last weekend, the rumour mill went into overdrive.
However, Fitzgerald stressed to the Wexford People that the players had already departed from the football panel before linking up with the hurling squad.
“We’d never cross over football. I have too much respect for Paul and his team. It’s just the lads were at nothing, we were down a lot of boys, I’m delighted to have them,” said Fitzgerald.
“Michael and Kevin have come in and they’ve worked really hard. They’re on the panel and it’s up to them to see where they go.”
Furlong played 59 minutes at corner back in the win over Kilkenny, while Foley was introduced as a late substitute.Tweet