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Derek McGrath at the lunch of the Allianz Hurling League. “I had to come to my decision myself in my own gut.”  Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Derek McGrath’s passionate engagement with Waterford hurling has delivered paradoxically measured returns: improvement every year from reconstruction (...)

Tipperary fullback James Barry is on the Ireland Shinty squad. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary’s 2016 All-Ireland winning fullback James Barry is joined by Lee Chin (Wexford), John McGrath (Tipperary) and Conor Lehane (Cork) in this ye(...)

The Apple Market in Waterford city, where fans gathered to watch the match on a big screen. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Don’t Stop Believing is the supporters’ anthem and right until the final whistle they held on to that belief that the long wait stretching back to 195(...)

Joe Canning: Tipperary paid the price for letting him drift; Waterford won’t take that chance. Photograph: Getty Images

I have backed Galway all year, particularly since the league final when they were really impressive, but doubts have crept in over the last few weeks (...)

1 Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner) Twitter: @sok91 Age: 26 Height: 6’ 2” Weight: 13st 3lbs Mr Dependable. A brilliant shot-stopper and has ad(...)

Gleeson flicks it past Matthew O’Hanlon of Wexford during their All-Ireland quarter-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

30 Austin Gleeson point v Wexford All-Ireland SHC quarter-final, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, July 23rd Wexford’s Willie Deveraux scuffed a sideline cut past G(...)

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 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(...)

Waterford’s Jamie Barron scores their fourth goal of the game past Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Waterford 4-19 Cork 0-20 A hell of a day for Waterford, tinged though it will be with regrets. They’re through to an All-Ireland final against Galway(...)

Tadhg de Búrca: his absence is a major blow for Waterford as no-one else on the team is as comfortable in performing the role he has perfected. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The suspension of Tadhg de Búrca is critical to this match. There are two aspects to the situation. One, how do Waterford cope? We saw them take on C(...)

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