Austin Gleeson of Waterford catches the ball in the square, the umpires ruled the ball had crossed the line and awarded the goal, during the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Round 3 match between Waterford and Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Waterford 2-22 Tipperary 2-22 They were 11 points down, the noose wrapped around their neck, the entire season suddenly flashing before their eyes. O(...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath is challenged by  Shane Fives and Darragh Fives at Cusack Park. The latter is one of several Waterford players absent through injury for the clash with Tipperary. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

“I don’t know whether to laugh or cry,” says Derek McGrath. It’s not long past 10 o’clock on Thursday morning and already his week has got worse, if (...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell and Barry Coughlan of Waterford compete for the ball. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Clare 2-27 Waterford 2-18 Clare racked up their first points of the Munster hurling championship round robin in Cusack Park, Ennis, as visitors Wate(...)

Waterford’s Tadhg de Burca under pressure from Patrick Horgan of Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 0-21 Waterford 1-13 Cork led all through as they ensured their Division 1A survival with victory over Waterford at Páirc Uí Rinn. Having seen a(...)

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(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning, who is shortlisted for Hurler of the Year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway have won the lion’s share of the 2017 All Star hurling nominations, claiming nearly one-third of the available positions and more than double w(...)

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(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning in action against Tommy Ryan of Waterford. Canning was flawless on the frees during his side’s win on Sunday in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

An excellent and consistent season by Galway ended up with the All-Ireland. It was a deserved win and the way it happened wasn’t unpredictable but at (...)

Galway’s Conor Whelan and Jonathan Glynn challenge Barry Coughlan and Tadhg De Burca in the air during the All-Ireland SHC final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway 0-26 Waterford 2-17 It ended with Joe Canning bending to take a sideline cut, killing the last bit of time the hurling season had in it. No so(...)

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(...)

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