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Boost For Waterford Camogie As Dan Shanahan Appointed As Coach

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Waterford camogie have received a massive boost with the news that Dan Shanahan has taken over the reins as head coach of the senior side for 2020. Shanahan has already worked with manager Fergal O’Brien in the past when both were part of Derek McGrath’s backroom team with the senior hurling side. They went on to the reach the All-Ireland …

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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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Why Waterford’s Confidence Is Now At An All Time High

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/8/2017 Cork vs Waterford Waterford's Austin Gleeson celebrates with Maurice Shanahan at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

One would go a long way to find a group of people more passionate about anything, then the people of Waterford are about their hurling team. John Mullane’s interview after the epic 2004 Munster hurling final with Cork encaptured the connection between the team and their supporters. “The people of Waterford are my life, I love my county”. “AND WE LOVE …

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Dan Shanahan’s Account Of The Diarmuid O’Sullivan Incident Sums Up The Attitude Of This Waterford Team

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Waterford are through to the All-Ireland Hurling Championship final, after seeing off Cork on a scoreline of 4-19 to 0-20. The Déise were full value for their win, after trumping the Rebels in the majority of individual battles all over the field. It was neck and neck up until the sending off of Damien Cahalane, before Waterford raced clear. It …

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Listen: Seán Óg O hAilpín Recalls When He Wanted To “Drop His Hurl And Hit” Dan Shanahan

National Hurling League 15/4/2007 Cork vs Waterford Cork's Sean Og O'hAilpin tackles Dan Shanahan of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The classic rivalry between the Cork and Waterford teams of the noughties provided us with many an epic battle.  The famed encounters between the teams, led on one side by the likes of Donal Óg Cusack, Diarmuid ‘The Rock’ O’Sullivan, Séan Óg O hAilpín, the O’Connor twins and Joe Deane, clashing against the might of Ken McGrath, Tony Browne, Paul …

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Harry Kehoe Is Trying His Best To Get Tadhg De Búrca Off His Ban

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork 23/7/2017 Wexford vs Waterford Referee Fergal Horgan red cards Tadhg De Burca of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

With the All-Ireland hurling semi-finals just around the corner, Waterford are still sweating on the availability of Tadhg de Búrca – who is still in the process of appealing his one-match suspension, which was handed down to the Déise sweeper after he was sent off against Wexford. De Búrca was sent off after an altercation with Wexford’s Harry Kehoe – …

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Ranking The Top Five Cork-Waterford Clashes Of The Millennium

Without question, since the turn of the decade, one rivalry has been the most anticipated. That is Tipperary and Kilkenny of course. However, in the early 2000’s, Cork and Waterford was undoubtedly the game not to be missed. Time after time, classic after classic, there was little to separate these teams. Cork had Sean Og, Donal Og, the O’Connor twins …

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Combined Cork And Waterford All-Star XV From The 2000s

National Hurling League 15/4/2007 Cork vs Waterford Cork's Sean Og O'hAilpin tackles Dan Shanahan of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Cork and Waterford take on one another this Sunday in a highly anticipated Munster semi-final. It is a game which will differ hugely from the classics of the 2000s. Here we select an All-Star XV of both sides from that great era. On Sunday the stars of the show are likely to be players such as Austin Gleeson and Conor …

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The Top Ten Hurlers Who Didn’t Wear Helmets In The 2000s

All Ireland Quarter Final Replay 5/8/2007 Waterford vs Cork Cork's Sean Og O hAlipin and John Mullane of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It may seem like a distant memory now, however there was a time when hurlers had the option of taking to the field without a helmet. For hurlers today it may seem strange to imagine life without the helmet. Safety was the number one concern when this rule was implemented, and rightfully so. A player’s emotion seemed easier to tell …

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Shanahan Brothers Spearhead Mother And Father Of All Comebacks

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Maurice Shanahan stepped out of his brother’s shadow to be well regarded as one of the top marksmen in intercounty hurling, winning an All-Star award in 2015. 2007 Hurler of the Year Dan is a selector on the Waterford team these days, but is still hurling away for his club, Lismore. The brothers helped Lismore to a Munster Intermediate title …

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Throwback Thursday: Clare Surprise Waterford In Limerick

Ahead of this Sunday’s clash between Clare and Waterford in Thurles, this week’s Throwback Thursday looks at the last year Clare won a game in Munster and to a story that has gone full circle since then. The Gaelic Grounds in Limerick was the setting on a fine summer’s afternoon. 2007 had arguably been the year when Waterford looked most …

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Opinion: Why The National Hurling League Final Was So Bad

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The National Hurling League Final was a great summary of hurling over the last 12 months or so. A very cagey affair unfolded and all spectators would have to say that it was 25 euro badly spent and a long car journey wasted. I have to say I’m glad I played hurling when I did — Ken McGrath (@kenmcgrath78) May …

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Trick Shots and Drones: Waterford Hurlers Cross Bar Challenge

Waterford’s senior hurlers were the latest team to take part in the crossbar challenge Led by Dan Shanahan, Waterford attempted to overcome Clare’s score of 12, after being nominated to take part in the challenge by Davy Fitzgerald last week. The rules are simple, each time to crossbar is struck, €50 is donated to a chosen charity. This week Waterford pledged …

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The Barren XV – A Team Of The Best Hurlers With No All Irelands (Part 2)

Many a great hurler has finished their career without a Celtic Cross so here at Pundit Arena HQ, we’re attempting to give them some recognition for their efforts. Sean Cremin discusses our selection. Here’s Part 2 of The Barren XV. CLICK HERE FOR PART 1 OF THE BARREN XV   Midfielders 8. Ken McGrath – Waterford Ken McGrath was a great player in many positions and could …

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