Davy Fitzgerald when he was Wexford manager before the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final match against Kilkenny. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

TV star joins Cork camogie team

Cork camogie announced this week that the former Wexford hurling manager and star of ‘Ireland’s Fittest Families’ Davy Fitzgerald is to coach the Cork senior team.

This week Cork camogie confirmed the appointment of Matthew Twomey as their new manager with Davy Fitzgerald acting as a coach. Twomey replaces the outgoing Paudie Murray and has been handed a two-year term.

The tv personality is delighted to be involved with the Cork team for a few nights a week, he told RTÉ's ‘Today Show’.

“I will be helping Cork camogie a small bit next year. I’ve committed to one or two days a week as coach.

“It’s great I don’t have to manage. Managing, it could be 50, 60 hours a week. People don’t realise how much goes into it, it’s pretty crazy. Wexford would definitely have been 50, 60 hours a lot of the time.

“Here I get to come down with Matthew and coach once or twice a week and help them as much as I can. I'm looking forward to that, it’s different.” he said.

“I’m delighted to come down and help out. If we train in Mallow, that’s less than an hour from the house. Probably down to Cork city, it’s an hour and a half at the most, if we do it. I’m looking forward to it.”

Cork camogie made the announcement on Monday night. In a statement, they said: “Cork camogie is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Matthew Twomey to the position of Cork senior camogie manager for a two-year term.

“Mr Twomey's management team includes Mr Davy Fitzgerald on the coaching side. Cork camogie would like to wish Matthew and his entire management team every success with their new roles.”

Cork reached the All-Ireland final last year but lost to Galway by three points.