Davy Fitzgerald has informed the Waterford County Board that he will not be seeking another term as manager of the senior hurling team. Fitzgerald’s term as manager effectively came to an end when Waterford were beaten by Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final last month.
Fitzgerald led Waterford to an All-Ireland final in 2008, after he replaced Justin McCarthy half-way through the season. He also managed Waterford to win the Munster senior hurling title for the fourth time in nine years, when they defeated Cork in the 2010 final. However, 2011 was very much a mixed year for Waterford. They were hammered by Tipperary in the Munster final when conceding 7 goals but bounced back to defeat Galway by 10 points in the All-Ireland quarter-final. They were then eliminated from the Championship by Kilkenny.
The Waterford county board will now form a committee to pick a successor.
Over the last few weeks, Fitzgerald has been strongly linked with the vacant managerial positions in his native Clare and Galway.