Fresh from an All-Ireland final loss to Galway, Waterford are spending their winter plotting a return to hurling’s showpiece event in 2018, with the plan to go one step further. Considering the age profile of Derek McGrath’s team, few are writing off their chances.
Meanwhile the footballers will be looking to improve on a promising but ultimately disappointing 2017, where they ran Cork close in Munster before falling to Derry in the qualifiers.
Whatever happens in 2018, they’re certainly going to look different.
Today, we have got the first glimpse of the new Déise jersey ahead of the New Year, and it is certainly a big change from the previous geansaí.
Firstly, they have parted ways with sponsor Three. They have also added stripes along the shoulder, and removed the blue from underneath the arm and down the sides.
Delighted to announce TQS Integration as proud sponsors of Waterford GAA pic.twitter.com/RlxCPXZneP
— Waterford GAA (@WaterfordGAA) December 1, 2017
Here is last season’s strip for comparison’s sake:
There may not be too many personnel changes expected for the Déise hurlers in 2018, but we are set to see a new-look outfit when they take to the field in the National League.
Make sure to check out the latest episode of The 16th Man podcast, where we chat to Aidan O’Shea and talk through all the latest club action.