Derek Mcgrath

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 Waterford hurlers on board an open-topped bus are greeted by thousands of fans in the city on Monday evening. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

If longing won All-Irelands then the current Waterford team would be crowned champions in the morning such was the warm reception they received Monday(...)

Micheál Donoghue: only when the final whistle went was the Galway manager swept up in the emotion of it all. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile via Getty

They say All-Ireland finals are not necessarily won on the sideline, or in the making of substitutions, but they can be lost there, and for that Galwa(...)

Joe Canning of Galway celebrates  at Croke Park in Dublin. Photograph:  (Photo By Eoin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

It has been the year of maroon redemption. After 29 winters of searching, the Tribes go roaring back to the west. Galway is a hurling county in its so(...)

Galway’s Jason Flynn  celebrates with the Liam McCarthy Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 0-26 Waterford 2-17 For all of the years they flashed into finals and didn’t quite sustain the dazzle, Galway hurlers won the county’s fifth A(...)

Dejected Waterford players and staff after their All-Ireland final defeat. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford manager Derek McGrath was unable to say for sure whether he would be back for another crack at winning Liam MacCarthy, or whether his team w(...)

Galway fans celebrate beating Waterford in the All-Ireland senior hurling final. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Several decades of hurt and hope distilled into 70 minutes. A magical potion. Two tribes battled to taste it, but only one would drink from the c(...)

Waterford  manager Derek McGrath. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

The tunnel under the old stand in Thurles, first Sunday in June 2015. Waterford have just beaten Cork 3-19 to 1-21 and Derek McGrath has his first Mun(...)

Martin Óg Morrissey, who played centre-back in the 1959 final: “I still have fellas coming up to me, nearly genuflecting”

Although Waterford are about to play only their second All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final in more than half a century, some of players involved in the c(...)

Galway’s David Burke in action against Stephen Bennett during the league clash in Salthill. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

We filed into Pearse Stadium last April feeling a little swizzed, to borrow a phrase from Brian Kerr. It was one of the those rare occasions where t(...)

John Mullane loves his county so much that he says he’ll ride a horse naked down the quays in Waterford if they win. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Not long into the championship, after Waterford lost the Munster semi-final to Cork, their five-time All Star forward John Mullane merrily declared th(...)

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