Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald insists there "has to be" an inter-county championship in 2020 and disagrees with those who argue the association should give it a miss for the year. 

In addition to his Wexford role, Fitzgerald is currently coaching his home club, reigning Clare champions Sixmilebridge, as part of Tim Crowe's management team. 

The pair watched their side ease to a nine-point win over underdogs Broadford in Cusack Park to progress to the Clare SHC semi-final. 

Fitzgerald has been heavily involved in almost every inter-county hurling championship since the early 1990s, possibly with the sole exception of 2007 when he fell out with the then Clare management team and shortly afterwards retired as an inter-county player. 

Since taking the Waterford job midway through the 2008 championship, he has been on the sideline for every inter-county campaign since. 

Fitzgerald is adamant that provided sensible precautions are taken, the 2020 championship should go ahead.

"There has to be a championship. At the end of the day, this virus could be here for a while," Fitzgerald told RTÉ Sport after the game. 

"As I've said before, I'm one of these guys that has an underlying condition. But you have to get on with life. What happens if we've no vaccine next year or the year after? What do we do?

"It's about being smart. Once we don't have any crazy parties or stuff like that and we're sensible, why not do it?

"I think it'll give people something to watch. Instead of depriving young fellas of one year of their inter-county career.

"I know people say you should give it a miss for a year. I just don't agree with that.

"There's a lot of psychological issues out there as well. I've seen it first hand. So there's a lot to think about.

"I can't see why there isn't more spectators allowed into games. I know they're worried about people coming in groups in cars. Yeah, we need to talk about that and get it sorted.

"But people live for this. They live for games and to see games.