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Fitzgerald announced as new Waterford football manager

Fitzgerald announced as new Waterford football manager

Waterford have again turned to a Cork man to lead their football side into the new Championship season.

Former Cork ladies football manager Ephie Fitzgerald has been announced as the DΓ©ise Senior football manager on a two-year term.

Fitzgerald won a Munster Senior football championship with Cork, but was most successful with his club side Nemo Rangers, where he won five provincial medals.

The Douglas man has also plenty of experience at Intercounty management, taking charge of Limerick and coaching with Clare, as well as being the Bainisteoir for a number of Cork sides.

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His latest venture saw him take charge of Cork's ladies football team, winning an All-Ireland in 2016 and back-to-back league titles in 2016 and 2017.

He also managed Nemo to two Munster titles, as well as Limerick's Ballylanders to a county senior football title in 2014.

Fitzgerald fills a spot left vacant by fellow Cork man Shane Ronayne, who has taken Fitzgerald's former position as Cork Senior Ladies manager.

His short stint as DΓ©ise manager took in just a single game, a 4-18 to 12 point drubbing at the hands of Limerick, after which the Mitchelstown-man said the one-sided affair would make it difficult to attract players to play for Waterford's senior intercounty side in future.

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A brief statement by Waterford GAA has confirmed the appointment this evening.

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