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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 Voices Support For The New Championship Structure But Suggests One Key Change

Dublin , Ireland - 13 August 2017; Waterford manager Derek McGrath during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Cork and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

2018 is sure to be an exciting year for the hurling championship as we see the biggest change in the sport since the introduction of the qualifiers. A round-robin system is being introduced for the provincial championships, meaning that the era of counties playing just two championship games in an entire season is over. Waterford manager Derek McGrath says that the …

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There Was An Incredible Turnout For Waterford’s Homecoming

There Was An Incredible Turnout For Waterford's Homecoming

With Galway and Waterford waiting for silverware since 1988 and 1959 respectively, no matter who brought Liam MacCarthy back it was always going to be something special. The scenes in Galway at the homecoming are out of this world. There is a jubilant, joyous atmosphere expressed by the smiling faces dressed in maroon and white, and without a doubt that …

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Incredible Sunday Game Promo Shows How Much All-Ireland Means To Galway And Waterford

Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling final represents an incredible opportunity for both Galway and Waterford to end their respective famines and become All-Ireland champions. It’s been 29 years for Galway, but Waterford have waited twice that long – it’s been 58 years in the pipeline for the Déise. Derek McGrath and Micheal O’Donoghue will be looking to add their names to …

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Opinion: This Final Represents The Perfect Opportunity For Waterford To End The Famine

It’s been 59 years in the pipeline but around 5 o’clock on Sunday, Waterford could make history and very well be All-Ireland champions.  This match represents an opportunity like no other for the Déise. Again Waterford enter the final as underdogs, coming up against a strong Galway side with plenty of Croke Park experience. Buoyed by recent successes at underage …

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The Domino’s Effect: The Rise And Rise Of Waterford’s Young Team

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary Waterford stand for the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

2012 won’t go down in the history books as a particularly bleak year for Waterford hurling. On paper, they fell to Tipperary in the Munster decider by seven points (a dramatic improvement on the previous year) before a narrow loss in the quarter-final against Cork. However, if you look at the make-up of that team, there were reasons for panic, …

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Waterford’s Brian O’Halloran Has Been Through The Wars As He Finally Looks Ahead To All-Ireland Final

Brian O’Halloran has been somewhat of an unsung hero for Waterford this summer, making a telling impact from the bench on multiple occasions as the Déise now find themselves preparing for an All-Ireland final. Like many in the Waterford camp, O’Halloran has had to wait his turn for an opportunity. But, given the spirit of the unit, like Maurice Shanahan, …

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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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