Waterford hurling manager Derek McGrath is in the process of rebuilding his panel. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

The logic of the situation inherited by Derek McGrath when he took over as manager of Waterford last year has been playing out in the past week or so(...)

Mayo supporter Mick Barrett being removed from the pitch in the closing moments  of the Kerry-Limerick All-Ireland football semi-final in Limerick. Photograph: Inpho.

The Mayo supporter who invaded the pitch during August’s Kerry-Mayo All-Ireland football semi-final is likely to be stuck with his 12-month suspensio(...)

Waterford’s Shane Walsh is tackled by two Laois players  during the qualifier at Walsh Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Waterford 2-22 Laois 1-15 Waterford ensured their campaign progressed into July when overcoming a determined Laois unit on a balmy Saturday evening a(...)

Cork’s Bill Cooper celebrates scoring a goal against Waterford in Sunday’s Munster quarter-final at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: Inpho

Everyone knows the script after games like that. Pub wisdom dictates that the favourite will win the replay, and that the underdog missed their chance(...)

Cork’s  Daniel Kearney and Shane O’Neill challenge Waterford’s  Brian O’Sullivan during the  Munster SHC quarter-final at  Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 1-21 Waterford 1-21The knock-out stages of the 2014 senior hurling championship picked up where 2013 left off as Cork and Waterford played out a (...)

Brendan Bugler of Clare and Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer battle it out during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game at  Semple Stadium in  Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Allianz Hurling League round-up: All-Ireland champions (...)

Richie Power’s penalty  raises the green flag at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-22 Waterford 2-16(After extra-time, Kilkenny 1-12 Waterford 0-15 after normal time)Brian Cody is pulled from the debris of shattered bodies(...)

Waterford’s Kevin Moran scores the equaliser during normal time during the All-Ireland SHC qualifier against Kilkenny at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-22 Waterford 2-16 (aet): So, somehow, The Cats go marching on, Kilkenny still refusing to lay down their hurls just yet, thanks to a typica(...)

Henry Shefflin prepares to enter the fray against Tipperary at Nowlan Park last week as manager Brian Cody looks on. Shefflin’s return to fitness greatly increases Kilkenny’s options in attack. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There is abroad in hurling the equivalent of a nervous laugh. Many are convinced Kilkenny will not achieve an All-Ireland three-in-a-row this summer b(...)

Waterford’s Brian O’Sullivan shoots under pressure from Westmeath’s John Shaw. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford had their expected comfortable win in the second round of this year’s All-Ireland senior hurling qualifiers in Cusack Park, Mullingar on Sat(...)