Derek McGrath

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Conor Delaney of Kilkenny and Waterford’s Patrick Curran battle for possession during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game at Walsh Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Waterford 1-12 Kilkenny 1-20 Anyone doubting Brian Cody’s continued appetite for the arena would have been reassured by his post-match demeanour in W(...)

Clare’s Ian Galvin, Shane O’Donnell and John Conlon with Ronan Maher of Tipperary in last week’s Allianz Hurling League match at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SATURDAY  (Matches at 7.0 unless stated) Allianz HL Division 1A Tipperary v Waterford  Semple Stadium (Live, Eir Sport 2) Although Tipp(...)

Anthony Nash looked to play for both Cork and Kanturk in the space of a few hours. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Anthony Nash’s predicament spoke volumes. There were eyebrows raised when the Cork goalkeeper was named in the team to face Kilkenny on Saturday night(...)

Derek McGrath at the lunch of the Allianz Hurling League. “I had to come to my decision myself in my own gut.”  Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Derek McGrath’s passionate engagement with Waterford hurling has delivered paradoxically measured returns: improvement every year from reconstruction (...)

CIT v UCC in the Fitzgibbon Cup last week. Waterford manager Derek McGrath has called for the third level competitions to be ring-fenced. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Waterford manager Derek McGrath has suggested ring-fencing Fitzgibbon Cup players for the month of February. His views come at a time when those invol(...)

Three gold GAA All-Ireland hurling winners’ medals, crafted by hand  in Bluebell, Dublin, are held by  MMI employee Paul Fox. The company, established in 1939, makes medals, government seals, military insignia and sporting awards and trophies.   While the Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire cups are returned every year, the members of the winning hurling and football panels get to keep the medals.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

All-Ireland hurling final preview: Sunday, 3.30pm. Croke Park. On TV: RTÉ2, Sky Sports History can have the effect of freezing you in its headlights.(...)

Waterford’s manager, Derek McGrath, celebrates with Philip Mahony after defeating Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Inpho

The undertow from the football waves crashing down from the weekend tends to wash away some of the attention the hurling final would have got in the p(...)

Derek McGrath’s Waterford have been much better since losing to Cork in the Munster championship but there are still good reasons to believe that for all they could improve, it might not be enough to close the gap. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork v Waterford All-Ireland SHC semi-final, 3.30pm, Live RTÉ 1/Sky Sports In a disrupted week with the focus on today’s ’s GAA All-Ireland hurling s(...)

Waterford’s Dan Shanahan is chased by Séan Óg Ó gAilpín during the National Hurling League final of 1998. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

The nadir for Waterford was probably those two Munster finals in 1982 and ’83. Cork won both by 31 and 19 points, respectively. Reminiscing starkly (...)

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