Derek Mcgrath

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Galway GAA: Micheál Donoghue celebrates after victory over Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park this month. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the All-Ireland minor final of 1992 the Waterford managers moved Derek McGrath over to where Galway’s Micheál Donoghue was situated on the field. (...)

Eoin Murphy in action for Waterford during the 2008 All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Plenty of hurlers retire with lifelong battle scars and Waterford selector Eoin Murphy offered up a scary reminder of his at the county press event at(...)

Rain Goddess ridden by Ryan Moore (centre) wins the Snow Fairy Stakes during Tipperary Crystal Race Day at Curragh Racecourse on Sunday. Photograph: PA Wire

The Curragh’s final card prior to its “Irish Champions Weekend” date in a fortnight inevitably contained a sense of prelude but Aidan O’Brien continue(...)

Conor Gleeson will miss the All-Ireland hurling final after he was shown a red card in Waterford’s semi-final win over Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford will not take Conor Gleeson’s disciplinary process any further, having failed to get his red card downgraded to a yellow at the CHC on Monda(...)

Austin Gleeson has been cleared to play the All-Ireland final against Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Austin Gleeson will be free to play in next month’s All-Ireland final. The news emerged on Tuesday that the current Hurler of the Year will not face a(...)

Austin Gleeson was at his talismanic best as Waterford beat Cork to reach the All-Ireland SHC final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Austin Gleeson ruling will be cruicial The outcome of the All-Ireland hurling final won’t be decided this week but the CCCC ruling on Austin Gleeson (...)

Cork’s Patrick Horgan and Shane Fives of Waterford contest a high ball at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of my reservations about Waterford was the reliance on veterans Brick Walsh and Kevin Moran for scores. By half-time they had another 1-3 between (...)

Waterford’s Jamie Barron scores his side’s fourth goal against Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park.   Photograph: Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Let the culture wars begin. Waterford, the team that makes the hurling snobs puff themselves up to their full height on the pulpit, are in an All-Irel(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath celebrates his team’s victory over Cork at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For Derek McGrath, the feeling of leading his young side to an All-Ireland final almost had him stooped over in his chair afterwards trying to find t(...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson celebrates scoring his side’s third goal, a memorable individual effort, against Cork at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

 WATERFORD 4-19 CORK 0-20 Where to start? Cork, hot favourites and with the blood and bandages bandwagon in full cry, came to Croke Park as Muns(...)

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