Justin McCarthy harbors no ill feelings towards Waterford

Former Waterford manager Justin McCarthy harbors no ill feelings towards Waterford even if he was unceremoniously removed as manager and that he wish the best for them in the All-Ireland decider on Sunday.

“Don’t forget I gave seven years of my life to Waterford. That’s a long time and a lot of driving and I didn’t do it for the money.” McCarthy told the Irish Daily Star.

The Cork native said he felt he was not receiving the respect he deserve that’s why he left.

“If I was offered €100,000 or respect, I’d say, ‘give me the respect and forget about the €100k. Let’s be honest, do players realize the effort and time a manager puts into it?” he said.

McCarthy hopes Waterford walks away victorious against Galway.

“I still have a lot of friends in Waterford and I’d love to see them win the All-Ireland.”

The Cork hurler steered Waterford to three Munster titles since taking over in 2001 but his reign came to an end halfway the 2008 season due to a falling out with his players.