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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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Cork Close Out Waterford’s Campaign With 13-Point Win

Cork 2-30 Waterford 2-17 Waterford travelled to Páirc Uí Chaoimh looking for their first championship win since beating Cork in the 2017 All-Ireland semi-final but it wasn’t to be as the Rebels came out with a 13-point victory. Patrick Horgan, who was named the PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month for May, opened the scoring for Cork and to no …

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Complacency Not An Option For Cork Against Lowly Waterford

Cork know they can’t be complacent heading into Saturday night’s crunch Munster Championship clash with Waterford at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Cork are coming off a huge win against Limerick while the Déise are currently at a low ebb, however, Patrick Horgan knows all too well that a good or bad performance could be right around the corner… for either side. …

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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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Corry’s Corner: Examining The False Dawn Of Munster Football

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July 31, 2016 The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship has reached the quarter-final stages with the first of two double-headers set to go down in Croke Park. The majority of the teams involved in the last eight are as expected apart from two glaring exceptions, Clare and Tipperary. Three of the eight quarter-finalists are indeed Munster counties and it could well …

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Allianz Hurling League Semi-Final TV Schedule & Ticket Price Announced

There’s a double-header happening this weekend in the Allianz Hurling League semi-finals. Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park will host the two semi-finals this Sunday which sees All-Ireland champions, Limerick, take on a resurgent Dublin side at 1.30pm. Following this is the meeting of Galway and Waterford who take to the field at 3.30pm. It was announced today by TG4 Sport that they …

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Allianz Hurling League Talking Points Heading Into this Weekend

The Allianz Hurling League returns this weekend with a full round of fixtures following a rain-soaked Sunday forced the cancellation of a number of key games last weekend. The fixture list has been thrown into chaos after last week’s weather mishap meaning that this weekend will see a number of Round Five ties played, as well as the first of …

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Allianz Football League Four Players To Watch In Round Five

A lot can happen in Round Five of the Allianz Football League as a county’s entire season can sway on one result this weekend. Round Four saw some classy performances. Peter Harte was majestic in Tyrone’s win over Monaghan, Evan Comerford came of age and Donal O’Hare fired Down to the top of the league with a hat-trick. The leagues …

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Waterford Denied Request To Play Home Games Outside Province

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Munster GAA have denied a proposal put forward by Waterford which would see the county play their 2019 home fixtures outside of the province.  Walsh Park has been ruled as inadequate to host Munster championship games and the county has cited the fact they have to travel to other grounds for their home fixtures as a contributing factor to their …

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Waterford Appoint New Senior Hurling And Football Managers

The Déise are ringing in the changes in both codes. Derek McGrath stepped down from the managerial role of the Waterford Senior Hurling team in June, after they failed to emerge from the Munster Senior Championship. In football, Tom McGlinchey then resigned the month after, having guided them to a first Championship win since 2011 with victory over Wexford. These …

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One Massive Hurling Fixture Won’t Be Televised This Weekend

From a spectators point of view, the revamped Munster Hurling Championship has been a huge success.  Over the last few weeks, we have seen some gripping clashes between the five counties competing with no shortage of sublime play or controversy (see Sunday’s draw between Waterford and Tipperary). With two rounds to play, everything is still to play for in terms of …

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