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Ballygunner celebrate their Waterford SHC final win over Passage. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ballygunner 1-23 Passage 0-9 An apprehensive local had previewed Sunday’s Waterford hurling final as ‘Gallipoli’. In the end, the Gunners didn’t quit(...)

Lismore’s Maurice Shanahan and Barry Coughlan of Ballygunner during their Waterford SHC semi-final at Fraher Field, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Whereas the plaudits for Wexford’s split-season hurling championship were well deserved, it should be noted that neighbours Waterford devised the same(...)

Waterford manager Liam Cahill has said the panel would remain open and players’ form with their clubs would continue to be a factor. File photograph: Inpho

The two most eye-catching decisions involved in Liam Cahill’s first Waterford panel named at the end of last year were the omissions of former All-Sta(...)

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett and Jack Fagan with Niall O’Leary, Tim O’Mahony and Damien Cahalane of Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Stephen Bennett is cautious. Even after an all-action afternoon, which had him raining arrows down on Cork – 20 shots at the posts – and ended in a go(...)

Cork’s Robert Downey is tackled by Waterford’s Patrick Curran. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford 1-24 Cork 3-17 In the battle of New Year makeovers, Waterford emerged with an – arguably unnecessarily – edgy win and a pile of hopeful ind(...)

Waterford manager Liam Cahill: ‘A lot of modern day managers have a lot of business experience or a lot of life-coaching experience. I don’t have that.’ Ken Sutton/Inpho

The call came through when Liam Cahill was at a friend’s wedding in Cork last September. It wasn’t overly long after his Tipperary under-20 team had r(...)

It’s three years since Austin Gleeson was named Hurler of the Year in 2016 and he feels he’s never quite returned to those heights since. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Liam Cahill was barely in the door as Waterford manager when he took an axe to his panel, dropping captain Noel Connors and experienced forward Mauri(...)

Seamus Callanan of Tipperary and  Kilkenny’s  JJ Delaney  during the All-Ireland final replay in 2014.  Every man was going to do a proper man-marking job that day. If air or light could get between you and your man you weren’t tight enough.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

After 21 minutes of the Tipperary versus Waterford game on Sunday there was a frantic piece of action in the middle third of the field in Thurles. Var(...)

Waterford’s Peter Hogan is challenged by Cathal Malone and Colm Galvin of Clare during the Munster SHC round-robin game at Walsh Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I was sitting in the RTÉ studio in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday stuffing my face with Jelly Tots and watching Clare play Waterford on the screen in fron(...)

Waterford’s Shane Fives and Shane O’Donnell of Clare. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare 1-20 Waterford 0-22 For ages, this game loped along in perfect indolence, like it was any other hurling match in any other competition. John Co(...)

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