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Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy: “He’s the best in the game now and when he’s finished, he’ll be one of the best ever.”

The making of hurling’s best goalkeeper started with a game where he didn’t play in goal. Just over a week out from the 2011 All-Ireland final, Kilken(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath after his side’s Munster championship Round Five defeat to Cork at Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

And so Derek McGrath became the first managerial “casualty” of the intercounty season. After five years leading Waterford, he stepped down having more(...)

Cork’s Mark Coleman with Colin Dunford of Waterford in action during the Munster SHC round-robin match at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Cork 1-23 Waterford 1-20 And now the end is here. Only for a game with no lasting impact on the summer beyond deciding Cork’s next route of passage, (...)

Limerick’s Graeme Mulcahy scores a goal despite the best efforts of Waterford’s Conor Gleeson during the Munster SHC round-robin game at the  Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/inpho

Limerick 2-26 Waterford 1-16 “That’s not tactics honey. That’s just the beast in me.” Elvis Presley said that in Jailhouse Rock, and it captures too (...)

Hawkeye is costly enough already for the GAA and is more important than goal-line technology in the long run. Photo: Inpho

There was a time when Sky Sports was held as some sort of mystical presence within the GAA. Back in the 1990s, there was much pining after the almost (...)

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 (...)

Waterford’s Tadhg de Burca has broken his collar bone. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford’s hopes of emerging from the Munster championship round-robin series have received yet another hit with news that Tadhg de Búrca has suffere(...)

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(...)

Offaly and Wexford do battle at O’Connor Park on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday Leinster SHC round three Offaly v Wexford O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 7.0 This is a shot to nothing for Offaly in the sense that next week’(...)

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