"I don't think the gap is as big as people think it is"

December 29, 2020

Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald. ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan.

Wexford hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald says he doesn’t see Limerick dominating the way Dublin have over the past decade in football.

The Shannonsiders captured their second All-Ireland SHC crown earlier this month after cruising by Waterford at Croke Park, where the margin was 11 points in the end.

Speaking to RTE Sport, Fitzgerald agrees that John Kiely’s side are the best in the country at the present time, but doesn’t see the gap between them and others being as wide as others think.

"Limerick’s platform always starts from their half-back line, because their half-forward line is always back in their half-back line. Nine times out of ten they have more bodies around there. You are trying to think, how can we break their platform down? 

"Limerick are the best team out there, but I don’t think the gap is as big as people think it is." 

He added: "People are saying Limerick could win five or six in a row. They are an unbelievable team, but I don’t think they will dominate the way Dublin has dominated, but they will be there or thereabouts.

"There are a few more teams around them that are a fraction off. There isn’t a big gulf. Even you look at Galway in the semi-final, they made a lot of errors on the day. If they didn’t make them, it would have been a lot tighter." 

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