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'It's an option' - Davy Fitz doesn't rule out staying in 'box' for Leinster final

The box in Wexford Park where Davy Fitz watched his Wexford team beat Kilkenny
The box in Wexford Park where Davy Fitz watched his Wexford team beat Kilkenny

Wexford hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald has said he is thinking about possible staying in the stands for the upcoming Leinster final after being forced to watch the semi-final win over Kilkenny from a 'box' in Wexford Park.

The Clare native was still serving an eight-week ban for the clash with the Cats and he watched the game from a specially-constructed box in the stands.

Speaking this morning on South East Radio, Fitzgerald acknowledged that the view from the box gave him a great insight into formations and that he was considering staying away from the sideline for the upcoming Leinster final in Croke Park.

"It's an option," he told Alan Corcoran on his show Morning Mix when asked if he would 'stay in the box' for the Galway clash.

"I'm deeply thinking about it," he added saying he would make his mind up for sure in the next few days with "whatever is best for the team" being the deciding factor for him.

Fitzgerald was forced into the one-way glass box after he was hit with an eight-week ban from involvement with the team after he was punished for an on-field clash with Tipp's Jason Forde in the league semi-final at Nowlan Park.

Fitzgerald was asked by Corcoran if he now regretted his on-pitch incursion but he refused to answer.

The former Waterford boss did speak in glowing terms about the Tribesmen, who he watched brush aside Offaly yesterday to set up the Wexford clash at HQ on July 2.

Fitzgerald said that Galway were "a different team" to the one Wexford beat in the league earlier this year and he dubbed them "the real deal" and "rightly favourites" for the All-Ireland.

Fitzgerald also confirmed that two Wexford players, Conor McDonald and Sean Murphy, picked up knocks over the weekend and that they would be assessed in the coming days but he refused to rule them out of Wexford's first Leinster decider since 2008.