Paddy Power have released odds on who might take over from Davy Fitzgerald as Wexford hurling manager should he leave.
With a decision expected imminently on the future of his tenure with Wexford, we have priced up who might fill his shoes – and there’s a number of high-profile hurlers in the mix.
JJ Doyle heads the betting (2/1) as hot favourite, followed by former Waterford bass Derek McGrath (9/4), Henry Shefflin (11/2) and DJ Carey at 13/2. On the flipside, racehorse trainer and devout hurling fan Jim Bolger is at the tail end of the action at long odds of 250/1.
“He might be small in stature, but Davy leaves big boots to fill in Wexford and camogie king JJ Doyle might be the very man to do it,” a spokesperson for Paddy Power said.
“Davy’s potential move to Galway will reduce his commute by a third, backing our theory that the Clare man must be freaking out about his fuel costs if this new carbon tax is introduced!” they added.
We revealed on Tuesday how our traders were forced to suspend betting on Davy Fitz taking the position with Galway after a sudden flurry of bets that morning.
The move came after the Banner man was backed in from an initial price of 100/1 just over a month ago, into the eventual odds-on favourite (1/2) before the market was suspended.
And despite his insistence earlier today that he has yet to communicate directly with Galway’s County Board on the matter, we believe it is a done deal.
* All odds correct at time of posting.