Waterford’s Tadhg de Búrca (centre) excelled in the sweeper role for Waterford against Wexford in the All-Ireland quarter-final at Semple Stadium last month. Photograph: Donall Farmer.

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Clare and Waterford take to the field again in the Allianz Hurling League Division One final at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho.

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