Shanahan doubts Waterford’s management will stay

Dan Shanahan doubts that Waterford’s management will stay for the next season. “A lot of that will have to do with different things witth the county board,” Shanahan told Newstalk’s Off The Ball. The former Hurler of the Year said there is a 50-50 chance of retaining the management. “The backing – the 120 per […]

O’Connor is open to the competition change

Jamesie O’Connor says he is open to the competition change in hurling as long as it is competitive. “Anything that increases the number of competitive matches – and I stress ‘competitive’ – has to be welcomed,” O’Connor wrote in the Independent. “The likes of Waterford and Galway will now get their quote of home games, […]

Michael Duignan approves of new hurling format

Michael Duignan says he approves of the new competition format for hurling approved by the Special Congress. “I’m excited about it,” Duignan told RTE Radio 1’s Saturday Sport. Under the new format, the Munster and Leinster provincial championships will be played ona five team round-robin basis. “I’d love to be a part of this as […]

Davy Fitz To Manage Wexford In 2018

From Odhrán Crumley  Davy Fitzgerald will continue as manager of the Wexford Senior Hurling team for the 2018 season after a hugely successful first season in charge.  The Clare native was in charge as he saw the Leinster men gain promotion to Division 1A of the national hurling league for 2018, the presence of Davy […]

Waterford will have their “day” says Dan Shanahan

Dan Shanahan is optimistic that Waterford’s “day” as champions will come thanks to their young roster. “I think we’ll have our day, I can’t guarantee that, but personally 110% I think we’ll have our day.” he said. Shanahan, who is Derek McGrath’s right-hand man, said Galway’s three point victory was okay, but it was not […]

Future is still undecided for Derek McGrath

Derek McGrath will take some time to decide on what to do on the future of his career. “Dan and Eoin and all the backroom team have put a huge amount of work in. We’re just going to focus on the now for now and see what comes in the next six weeks.” he told […]

Francis Forde says Galway was only thinking about victory

Francis Forde says Galway was only thinking about victory in the Liam MacCarthy Cup. “I know that was said between Davy Burke, Johnny Coen, Joe Canning, even out in the pitch, ‘this is not happening again’” Forde told The Irish Independent. He said the players knew what it feels like to come up short and […]

Tony Browne says Waterford contender for All-Ireland next year

Tony Browne says Waterford is a strong contender for the All-Ireland senior hurling title next year. “It’ll be just as hard if not harder for everyone elese to get back to a final. I said it on the TV just before the game, this final was already an appetiser for the 2018 championship,” Browne wrote […]

David Burke says previous disappointments helped them win title

Galway team captain David Burke said the disappointments they experienced in the past fueled them to win their first Liam MacCarthy Cup since 1988. “We went a point down in the second-half and I looked at Joe and Johnny and I said lads this is not happening again.” Burke told RTE Sport. He commended the […]

Derek McGrath still proud of gallant Waterford stand

Despite suffering a heartbreak, Derek McGrath is still proud of Waterford’s gallant stand in the All-Ireland final. “We were hit with four points in-a-row at the start of the game. I’m just so proud of our lads in terms of not crumbling. We managed to get ourselves back in the game almost against the head […]