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Derek McGrath To Make Surprise Inter-County Return With Laois

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It is being reported that former Waterford boss Derek McGrath will make his return to the inter-county scene as a coach with the Laois minor side.  McGrath has been linked with a number of vacant senior managerial positions in Cork, Offaly, Galway and in his native Waterford but has already ruled out a return to the Deise. According to reports …

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Derek McGrath On His Two Passions In Life, Neither Of Which Are Hurling

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Spend half an hour in Derek McGrath’s company and two of his life’s passions becomes increasingly clear… family and teaching.  Sporting a healthy tan, the former Waterford manager reveals he’s just returned from holidays with his wife Sarah and two sons Fionn (13) and Odhrán (6). While Odhrán is about to enter his last year of senior infants, Fionn is preparing for his second year …

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Derek McGrath: “I Felt Liberated But It Was Definitely The Wrong Platform”

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Derek McGrath has addressed the fallout following his appearance on the Sunday Game two weeks ago when he and Donal Óg Cusack defended the use of the sweeper system in hurling.  The pair, alongside Brendan Cummins, were discussing Davy Fitzgerald having to defend the use of the sweeper once again following their agonising defeat to Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. …

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The Barbershop with Electric Ireland – Episode 2: Matchday Nutrition

In Episode 2 of ‘The Barbershop’, Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships ambassadors, Derek McGrath Karl Lacey, Alan Kerins and Mossy Quinn reflect on how match day nutrition has change over the years. _____ Want to win tickets to Dublin vs Kerry in the All Ireland Final? Play ‘Major Shootout’  here for your chance to win tickets. Share your score using #GAAThisIsMajor to be …

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The Barbershop With Electric Ireland – Episode 1: Minor Memories

In Episode 1 of ‘The Barbershop’, Derek McGrath and the rest of the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships ambassadors, Karl Lacey, Alan Kerins and Mossy Quinn reflect on their minor careers. ______ Want to win tickets to Dublin vs Kerry in the All Ireland Final? Play ‘Major Shootout’  here for your chance to win tickets. Share your score using #GAAThisIsMajor to …

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Derek McGrath On Training Camps, Punditry & Dealing With Mental Health

Derek McGrath agrees with his Waterford successor, Paraic Fanning, that the GAA need to focus their attention elsewhere rather than trying to ban training camps. Earlier this week, Fanning voiced his displeasure at the GAA’s ruling to prohibit foreign training camps from next year onwards. Waterford recently returned from a five-day stint in Portugal and Fanning described the change in …

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Report Card: Early Exit Cruel For Spirited Waterford

As an exhilarating inter-county season draws to a close, we issue each team with an end-of-season report card, discussing whether or not they fulfilled expectations. Next up, we review the season of the Waterford hurlers. _____ Team Waterford _____ Preseason Expectations Waterford began the season as All Ireland runners-up. They proved their resilience and determination throughout 2017 and it especially …

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Derek McGrath Steps Down As Waterford Hurling Manager

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Round 4, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/6/2018 Limerick vs Waterford Waterford manager Derek McGrath

Derek McGrath has stepped down as Waterford hurling manager following their elimination from this year’s All-Ireland Championship. The Déise failed to come through the new round-robin Munster Senior Hurling Championship format, losing three and drawing one of the clashes against their provincial rivals. In a statement released by the Waterford county board on Monday night, McGrath confirmed that had stepped …

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Brian Cody Rubbishes Doubts Which Surrounded Kilkenny In Late January

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Final, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 8/4/2018 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Kilkenny's manager Brian Cody during the second half Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Kilkenny are back. There’s no need to whisper. They bellowed it yesterday afternoon themselves with a dominant second-half display. TJ Reid, Walter Walsh and Paddy Deegan led the line as the Cats were crowned Allianz Hurling League champions. After two games, there were suggestions that change was needed at the helm of Kilkenny. Fast-forward two months and Brian Cody is …

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The Standout XV From The 2018 Allianz Hurling League

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Ahead of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 final between Tipperary and Kilkenny, we take a look at the standout performers from the campaign. 1. Alan Nolan (Dublin) It was certainly an underwhelming campaign for Pat Gilroy’s Dublin side, but Nolan’s showings between the sticks were undoubtedly impressive. The fact that he kept former All-Star Gary Maguire and last season’s …

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Pat Gilroy Hoping For Lift From Cuala Contingent Joining Dublin

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Dublin signed off a somewhat underwhelming Allianz Hurling League campaign with a defeat to Tipperary in Croke Park yesterday. However, Pat Gilroy has given a huge number of players a chance, as they continue to build for the Leinster Championship. With seven weeks until the Kilkenny game to open their summer, the Boys in Blue improved as the league progressed, but …

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Watch: Podge Collins And Cian Lynch Executed Two Insane Pick-Ups During Limerick Vs Clare

Two moments of genius from Clare’s Podge Collins and Limerick’s Cian Lynch summed up the remarkable game of hurling at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday afternoon… Limerick’s dramatic win over Clare in the Allianz National Hurling League quarter-final after a free-taking contest had all the drama imaginable yesterday, as the Treaty reached the final four. There were some truly remarkable skills …

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Venues Confirmed For Waterford ‘Home’ Games In Munster SHC

With the new format of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship, there is the added element of home and away ties as each team play four games. With Tipperary boasting Semple Stadium, Cork Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Limerick the Gaelic Grounds and Clare Cusack Park, they were well equipped to host the ties. However, there were question marks throughout the winter over Walsh …

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TG4’s Line-Up For This Weekend’s Hurling Action Is Simply Mouth-Watering

With the Allianz National Hurling League Division 1 quarter-finals and relegation play-offs in store this weekend, there is a feast of small ball action in store. Kilkenny and Tipperary travel to Offaly and Dublin respectively, and the two traditional powerhouses will be expected to make their way into the semi-finals unscathed. Meanwhile, Galway and Wexford face off for the first …

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