Waterford hurler Tadhg de Búrca found out late last night that he will miss out on Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final. This will no doubt have been devastating for the Déise sweeper, but it hasn’t stopped his class shining through.
One of the main arguments from Waterford supporters over the past couple of weeks has been Tadhg’s impeccable disciplinary record.
Unfortunately, as expected, this argument held little value in the sweeper’s attempt to overturn the decision. De Búrca will play no part in Sunday’s clash.
However, those defending the Waterford star’s reputation will have been proven right this evening.
Less than eight hours after returning from Dublin, de Búrca, alongside teammate Patrick Curran, was out plastering smiles across young Waterford children’s faces.
The Clashmore/Kinsalebeg man attended local Cúl Camps signing autographs and posed for pictures despite the extremely devastating news he received last night.
— Noel Browne (@NoelBrowne5) August 11, 2017
This is yet another fine example of our local GAA heroes humility and why they are a credit to themselves.
Tadhg de Búrca will play no part this Sunday but we’re sure nobody would begrudge the 23-year-old a chance to play in an All-Ireland final.
Kevin Daly, Pundit Arena
Check out the latest episode of The 16th Man where we previewed the clash between Cork and Waterford.