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The Domino’s Effect: The Rise And Rise Of Waterford’s Young Team

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary Waterford stand for the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

2012 won’t go down in the history books as a particularly bleak year for Waterford hurling. On paper, they fell to Tipperary in the Munster decider by seven points (a dramatic improvement on the previous year) before a narrow loss in the quarter-final against Cork. However, if you look at the make-up of that team, there were reasons for panic, …

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Waterford’s Brian O’Halloran Has Been Through The Wars As He Finally Looks Ahead To All-Ireland Final

Brian O’Halloran has been somewhat of an unsung hero for Waterford this summer, making a telling impact from the bench on multiple occasions as the Déise now find themselves preparing for an All-Ireland final. Like many in the Waterford camp, O’Halloran has had to wait his turn for an opportunity. But, given the spirit of the unit, like Maurice Shanahan, …

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Will Galway’s Experience Stand To Them This Sunday?

Waterford and Galway take part in the 2017 All-Ireland hurling final in a novel pairing. Perhaps unusually, Galway enter this year’s final as the experienced side, having played in finals in 2012 and 2015. Waterford, on the other hand, haven’t reached the decider since 2008 – where they were heavily beaten by Kilkenny. But will that experience stand to them …

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Galway To Make One Massive Change For Team In All-Ireland Final [Report]

Galway

Throughout the year, Mícheal Donoghue has been largely consistent with team selection as his Galway team backed up their League promise with a Leinster title and an All-Ireland semi-final victory over Tipperary. The Tribesmen entered the summer as favourites to land Liam MacCarthy, and haven’t broken stride, collecting a second Bob O’Keeffe Cup and beating the Premier for the second …

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Dan Shanahan Pays Brother Maurice The Ultimate Compliment

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 13/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Waterford selector Dan Shanahan speaks to his brother Maurice Shanahan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Dan Shanahan has always been modest throughout the successes which have come in his hurling career – and the Waterford selector’s latest praise of his brother Maurice exemplifies this. Speaking to the Irish Independent, the 40-year-old talked about what it is like to oversee the selection of a panel, which includes his brother, admitting that at times his brother has not …

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Surprise Resignation Leads To Inevitable Speculation For Dublin’s Next Hurling Manager

There has yet to be an announcement regarding the new Dublin senior hurling manager since Ger Cunningham stepped down from the post after his side’s disappointing exit from this year’s championship.  The Dubs have been without success in the small ball code for the last number of seasons at senior inter-county level but there is cause for optimism. Cuala won …

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