Waterford manager Derek McGrath with selector Dan Shanahan: McGrath has said that performance and not promotion was his ultimate goal for the league – now both are attainable. photograph: inpho

For Waterford hurling fans, the sight of Tony Browne as grand marshal of the city’s St Patrick’s Day parade must have made them think of the desperate(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan in action against Shane Fives of Waterford. Cadogan proved a thorn in Waterford’s side during the drawn encounter and scored four points from play. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

MUNSTER SHC QUATER-FINAL REPLAY Cork v Waterford Sunday, 3.30, Semple Stadium Live on RTE.ie It’s strange to think that in the wake of Wate(...)

Derek McGrath, left,  and selector Dan Shanahan keeping a close eye on the action during the drawn clash with Cork at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford manager Derek McGrath chooses his words carefully. Did he feel vindicated by the performance that nearly beat Cork and forced the GAA Munste(...)

Clare manager David Fitzgerald. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Tomorrow in Thurles the Munster hurling championship gets under way with a fixture that also marked the counties’ first league assignment this year ba(...)

It was clear from the first round of Allianz Hurling League fixtures that Waterford weren’t inclined to fall in with the general view that this(...)