Waterford will be hurling in Division 1B for spring 2019, after losing to Cork today in the relegation play-off on a scoreline of 0-21 to 1-13.
The Déise were second best in Páirc Uí Rinn, giving the Rebels a five-point head start, and failed to score from play until injury time before the break.
Despite falling to Waterford in their regular league meeting earlier in the campaign, John Meyler’s were fired up and ran out convincing winners. Seamus Harnedy and Co. can now look forward to their Munster Championship opener on May 20 at home to Clare.
Just as the meeting between the two sides three weeks ago was impacted by a red card, Derek McGrath’s side were reduced to 14 men in the second half which killed off their challenge.
Maurice Shanahan, fresh from being introduced from the bench, was given his marching orders for striking an opponent with his hurl.
The incident is seen six seconds into this video:
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Waterford also turn their focus to the summer, as they aim to go one further than last year.