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Young Team No More: Why It’s Time For Waterford To Deliver

Just three teams remain in this year’s championship, none of which have won an All-Ireland in the last ten years. One of the three sides hoping to emerge victorious are Waterford, a county who haven’t done so since 1959. This year is a huge one for the Déise. Derek McGrath is now on his fourth attempt at capturing the Liam …

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Waterford Vs Wexford Looks Set To Be A Traditionalist’s Nightmare

The clash of Waterford and Wexford will see two of the most tactically-minded managers face off. Both Derek McGrath and Davy Fitzgerald will likely set their teams up in a nightmare style for the hurling traditionalist. The game of hurling has evolved so much in the space of the last five years with sweepers, two man full-forward lines and packed …

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Quiz: Can You Name Every Young Hurler Of The Year Since 2000?

Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final, O'Connor Park, Tullamore, County Offaly 28/5/2017 Galway vs Dublin Galway’s Joe Canning Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

The 2017 championship has been extraordinary so far. The unpredictability has made for thrilling viewing. Perhaps it is the rise of new players which has given the championship a new lease of life. What we want to know is can you name every Young Hurler of the Year since 2000? Mark Coleman, Shane Bennett, Conor Whelan, Shane Kingston, all of …

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Stephen Bennett’s Return To Inter-County Hurling Has Had Its Highs And Lows

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Croke Park, Dublin 4/3/2017 Dublin vs Waterford Dublin's Caolan Conway and Stephen Bennett of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

When the Waterford side is named on Friday night, Stephen Bennett is one name most Déise followers will be looking out for. Bennett’s return to inter-county hurling hasn’t been easy. The entire country has been informed of younger brother Shane’s ability by this stage. Stephen, however, hasn’t fully had the chance to display his talents to this point. Stephen has long …

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Four In-Form Players To Watch During Sunday’s Hurling Quarter-Finals

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Walsh Park, Waterford 13/7/2016 Waterford vs Clare Waterford manager Sean Power congratulates Shane Bennett as he is replaced late in the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

If you want to be anywhere this Sunday afternoon, it has to be Thurles. Semple Stadium will host two All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-finals for 2016, with Wexford v Waterford and Galway v Clare the games on show. Whether you’re going to Thurles or watching the games on TV, this article will pin-point some key players to watch. _____ Shane Bennett Waterford’s Shane …

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The Pundit Arena GAA 2016 Preview

2015 is behind us, and while the summer championships were most definitely a let-down, we look forward to 2016 with a sense of anticipation. Can Kilkenny and Dublin defend their crowns? What is going to happen elsewhere? Who will be the Westmeath or Fermanagh of 2016? Some of our main GAA writers, Seán Ó Murchú, Seán Cremin, Donal Cashin and …

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