He plays club football for St. Marys, Caherciveen.
He won a second all-Ireland medal in the 2000 championship but was deployed more as a super sub, being particularly effective in the first semi-final with Armagh when he scored a fantastic individual goal before equalising with a 50 yard free in the last seconds of the match.
In 2001 he performed even more heroics. Just when it seemed that Fitzgerald had done it all and couldn't shock anymore Kerry were awarded a sideline kick against Dublin in the All Ireland Quarter Final. Kerry were cruising but had lost their concentration and had allowed Dublin to lead in the last minute. With Dublin Manager Tommy Carr shouting in his ear and the defeaning roar of the crowd, Fitzgerald kicked the ball with the outside of his boot on his bad side over the bar in what has described as one of the Top 20 GAA Moments in Championship football.
Despite this Fitzgerald couldn't get on the starting 15 in the replay or in the subsequent semi-final thrashing at the hands of Meath. This was the last straw for Fitzgerald and he retired from the inter county scene.
He has since won the County Championship in Kerry 3 times in a row and is still revered by many in his native county.