DanScoresIn the week in which his autobiography will be officially launched, former Hurler of the Year Dan Shanahan has re-iterated his criticism of Deise boss Davy Fitzgerald’s tactics during the 2010 Championship.
In an extensive interview with The Munster Express, the Lismore clubman said that the approach adopted by Fitzgerald didn’t work during the summer, contrary to the management’s assertions.
“They said it worked against Cork, but I don’t think it did,” said Shanahan. “Cork had 40 scoring chances and took 19 so that says a lot.
“Look we won Munster this year but the tactics didn’t work against Tipp and the management have to take responsibility for that, so do the players, but that’s the management’s decision, He’ll (Fitzgerald) probably use that tactic again next year but it just doesn’t suit Waterford hurling.”
Hoping for even greater days ahead for a Waterford team that will surely feature his younger brother Maurice, Dan is wary about the Deise’s short-term prospects.
“I honestly think it’ll take a few years for Waterford to win anything. I wish them the best of luck, the players and the County Board and I hope they go on to win everything that can be won.”
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