Experience is the best teacher, and Deise is brimming with it.
Galway general manager Michael Donoghue admitted Waterford will be in the advantage in the All-Ireland SHC final day.
“I think their exprience shone through and their big players really pushed on for them.” Donoghue said.
He added they are the same because both teams have beeen reaching the semi-final in recent years.
Deise even gave a glimpse of their winning experience when they fend off Cork.
“When the game was there to be won, they really pushed on and took a strangehold on the game and ran out emphatic winners.” Donoghue said of Waterford.