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Poll: Who Will Come Out On Top Between Cork And Waterford?

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 18/6/2017 Cork vs Waterford Cork’s Conor Lehane with Austin Gleeson of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Cork and Waterford face off today in the All-Ireland semi-final, as the neighbouring Munster counties renew their great rivalry. The Déise and Rebels have taken polar opposite routes to this stage since their Munster semi-final clash in June. Waterford had to account for Offaly in Tullamore, squeeze past Kilkenny in Thurles, and trump Wexford in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. They now enter …

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Three Famous Waterford Victories Over Cork To Give The Déise Belief

Cork Waterford

The Cork-Waterford hurling rivalry has sprung up encounters that have been the highlight of many All-Ireland Championships since the turn of the 21st Century. Great battles have taken place down the years, with the likes of Joe Deane, Ben O’Connor and Diarmaid O’Sullivan going toe to toe with Dan Shanahan, John Mullane and Tony Browne. Ahead of tomorrow’s crucial All-Ireland semi-final between …

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UCC’s Influence On Tomorrow’s All-Ireland Semi-Final Is Outstanding

Cork and Waterford go to battle tomorrow evening at half three. After clashing three times already in 2015, these sides will know each other inside out. But there is another reason why many of these players will be familiar with one another. It’s widely accepted that just one step beneath inter-county hurling lies Fitzgibbon Cup hurling and one third level …

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Watch: Thumping Cork-Waterford Promo Will Get Your Heart Racing

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There’s just something about Cork vs Waterford in hurling that sets it apart from all other fixtures. The Munster neighbours have enjoyed a rivalry throughout the last 20 years which threw up some of the best games ever seen, and we’ve another cracker in store tomorrow. The Déise and Rebels have taken polar opposite routes to this stage since their Munster …

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Eoin Kelly Doesn’t Sit On The Fence With Assessment Of Tadhg De Búrca Saga

Tadhg de Búrca Eoin Kelly

Tipperary legend Eoin Kelly has spoken out against Tadhg de Búrca’s controversial suspension this week. Kelly sang a familiar tune as he questioned the length of time the appeal process has dragged on for. He also questioned the seriousness of the Waterford sweeper’s offence, writing in his Paddy Power blog post. “The whole situation surrounding Tadhg de Búrca ban is so …

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Three Reasons Why Waterford May In Fact Be Better Off Without Tadhg De Búrca On Sunday

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 13/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Waterford's Tadhg de Burca Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

There is no doubting the hurling talent of Tadhg de Burca. Despite being marketed as a sweeper, the Waterford number five has demonstrated nothing but quality since he was introduced to the senior side back in 2014. The uncertainty over his availability must have disrupted the Déise’s preparations for Sunday’s semi-final with Cork. Now that it has finally been confirmed that …

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Young Team No More: Why It’s Time For Waterford To Deliver

Just three teams remain in this year’s championship, none of which have won an All-Ireland in the last ten years. One of the three sides hoping to emerge victorious are Waterford, a county who haven’t done so since 1959. This year is a huge one for the Déise. Derek McGrath is now on his fourth attempt at capturing the Liam …

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Tadhg De Búrca Shows Amazing Class Despite Unsuccessful Appeal

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork 23/7/2017 Wexford vs Waterford Referee Fergal Horgan red cards Tadhg De Burca of Waterford

Waterford hurler Tadhg de Búrca found out late last night that he will miss out on Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final. This will no doubt have been devastating for the Déise sweeper, but it hasn’t stopped his class shining through. One of the main arguments from Waterford supporters over the past couple of weeks has been Tadhg’s impeccable disciplinary record. Unfortunately, as …

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