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Twitter Reacts To Waterford’s Historic Win Over Kilkenny

Waterford and Kilkenny gave us another game that will long in the memories of everyone who witnessed it.

After an amazing 90 minutes of hurling, the Munster men won 4-23 to 2-22

Coming into this Thurles showdown, Waterford had not beaten Kilkenny since 1959. Last year proved that they are getting closer before today’s result was a watershed moment for this group of players as they finally got the big win they have been threatening for three or four years.

The Deise were at the receiving end of quite a bit of criticism after losing to Cork in the Munster Championship. What a response this was to the critics.

While it cannot be denied that they should have won in normal time, the men from the south-east showed great character, scoring two goals in extra time to seal the win.

For Kilkenny, it was their first ever defeat in an All-Ireland qualifier. That said, they fell behind early in this contest.

Waterford in control 

The Deise led 0-6 to 0-2 after 20 minutes but it should have been more. A number of silly wides (a la Limerick in Nowlan Park) kept the Cats within touching distance without Cody’s men playing well at all.

With time running out, it looked like the Deise would end their barren run. However, viewers were not convinced that they could see it through.

Waterford throw it away in normal time

Derek McGrath’s men failed to score for the last 16 minutes as Kilkenny came from nowhere to level the game. However, Maurice Shanahan had a late, late chance to win the game in 70 minutes. However, his long range free went well wide.

There were comparisons to what we saw in New Zealand this morning…

Extra time was needed to settle this one….

Jamie Barron gets the game’s fifth goal

Maurice seals it



…And the one that says it all

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.