After defeating Wexford to make it two wins from two in Allianz HL Division 1B, Clare manager Davy Fizerald praised the efforts of his backroom team as the county aims to make a real mark on all fronts this season.

The Banner outscored Wexford 0-09 to 0-01 win in the final 20 minutes en route to a four-point win at Wexford Park - a result that sees them remain on course for top spot in the second tier. 

After the game when asked about the Donal Óg Cusack's contribution to the current Clare set-up, Fitzgerald not only singled out the Corkman but the rest of the management team.

"I find Donal Óg absolutely brilliant to be with. He's massive to talk to on the sideline. I'm just delighted he's with us. Its a great set up to be involved in and having the likes Paul (Kinnerk), Aonghus (O'Brien) and Louis (Mulqueen) makes it even better.

"All told it means we're are giving ourselves the best chance we can to be competitive and that's what we are trying to do. It means that we can train as good as we can so that we can be competitive especially come 5 June against Waterford (Munster semi-final)."

Reflecting on the win over the Slaneysiders, Fitzgerald felt the success was well merited in spite of the added intensity the home side brought to the game at the start of the second half.

"I thought we were totally in control in the first half. We controlled and dominated the game but the penalty just before half-time brought Wexford back into it.

"They came out in the second half and I thought they were awesome with their blocking and tackling. They bunched the middle and were on top of us in the middle third where they had more bodies and got the run on us up the field.

"Our fellas I thought sat a yard off their backs. We shouldn't have done the when we had a covering defender. We gave them the initiative at times. That said I thought we deserved to win what was a really enjoyable game of hurling."

In era where styles of play are the subject of much analysis, the Clare boss did comment on the running game which his team deployed too good effect at Wexford Park.

"That type of game suits us as we're a team that likes to move with the ball," he added.

"We do like to vary our game. We can hit long if we have to and run it if we have to. I just felt with the wind today we needed to run it a bit more."