Derek Mcgrath

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Wexford warm up ahead of their game with Tipperary last month. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The week before Waterford played Wexford at the end of January, Derek McGrath gathered his players together and named his team. And before he let them(...)

Derek McGrath: “He’s being asked to get the best out of himself, from the time he was 18 to 21. It’s hard going, he’s entitled to the break.” Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Waterford hurling manager Derek McGrath has finally conceded defeat in his efforts to lure Shane Bennett back into the county fold. Former minor star(...)

Waterford’s Barry Coughlan challenges Walter Walsh of Kilkenny during their Division 1A clash on Sunday. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Obscurity suits Galway While Division 1A of the hurling league settles into the predictable scrap for relegation, there has been precious little talk(...)

Tipperary’s Patrick Maher tackles Waterford’s Kevin Moran  during Tipperary’s 1-20 to 1-11 victory at Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 1-20 Waterford 1-11 Waterford fell to a second defeat in a row in the Allianz League but manager Derek McGrath said they will continue to u(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher and Seán O’Brien tackle Kevin Moran of Waterford during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 1-20 Waterford 1-11 Tipperary secured their first win of this season’s Allianz League with an impressive second-half display where they out(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan in action against Wexford’s Lee Chin during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at Walsh Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford 0-19 Wexford 2-20   A tale of two counties: Wexford hitting January like an express train and Waterford still servicing the engine. A (...)

Cathal Dunbar’s sharp eye for goal was evident in his underage years with Wexford. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Most in need of a good campaign Last February, Kilkenny visited Ennis on a sleepy league Sunday and were served with a 2-19 to 0-12 eviction notice b(...)

Austin Gleeson celebrates scoring Waterford’s third goal in their All-Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final victory over Cork. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In a quiet cubby corner of a hotel on the quay in Waterford, Austin Gleeson is picking over the bad and good of a year he wished was better. Mostly th(...)

Kevin Moran: “There’s a good feeling there, collectively, that the county and everyone has rowed in behind the team.” Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Bloodied but unbowed, and certainly not embarrassed. That’s how Waterford captain Kevin Moran reflects on their All-Ireland final defeat to Galway an(...)

 A dejected Waterford’s manager Derek McGrath and selector Dan Shanahan after the defeat in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Derek McGrath hopes Waterford’s progress this season will help hurling pundits move on from their sweeper obsession and accept that the game has been (...)

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