Waterford manager Davy Fitzgerald believes that there is added pressure on current intercounty GAA managers compared to in previous years.
The former Wexford and Clare boss said that public opinion on teams has changed since his managerial debut in 2008.
“Any manager’s job is to get results. You’re not going to keep every player happy. That’s number one.”
“Number two, Joe public, of course, is going to have an opinion. And they’re entitled to their opinion. But the manager & the players are there every night. They’re working like dogs.”
“Sometimes the abuse, you’re getting on social media, people having opinions., they’re not training the team. They’re not there every night. There’s no problem having an opinion but the pressure that they put on the manager and team is very tough. Compared to maybe 10 years ago, it’s definitely changed a lot.”
You can hear more from Davy Fitzgerald tomorrow as the Scoreline team take over Brogans in preparation for the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final. Festivities throw in tomorrow night from 6 o’clock with a whole host of guests including Aidan Fogarty, Mark Dowling, Kieran Joyce, Niall Bergin & more.
You can pop down to Brogans on the night, get your questions in, and I heard through the grapevine there may be a chance of snatching yourself some tickets if you head down.