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Why Waterford’s Confidence Is Now At An All Time High

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/8/2017 Cork vs Waterford Waterford's Austin Gleeson celebrates with Maurice Shanahan at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

One would go a long way to find a group of people more passionate about anything, then the people of Waterford are about their hurling team. John Mullane’s interview after the epic 2004 Munster hurling final with Cork encaptured the connection between the team and their supporters. “The people of Waterford are my life, I love my county”. “AND WE LOVE …

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Silver Lining: Kilkenny Conveyor Belt Still In Full Flow

One of the shocks of the 2017 senior hurling championship was the early exit of Kilkenny after they were beaten by Wexford and Waterford respectively. In light of their previous successful seasons, 2017 was one to forget for Brian Cody’s Cats. Their losses to Waterford and Clare in the National League were unpredictable, but their rocky start epitomised the season that was …

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Hurling All-Stars 2017 – How Things Stand Prior To The All-Ireland Final

One game remains, barring a draw at least, in this year’s All-Ireland hurling championship. With only two collective teams remaining involved, the individual end of year awards have started to be debated. We have seen the influence an All-Ireland final can have on selection, but let’s kick off the endless debate anyway. Here we talk through the contenders and look …

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Report: Austin Gleeson Looks Set To Be Cleared For All-Ireland Final

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/8/2017 Cork vs Waterford Waterford's Austin Gleeson celebrates scoring their third goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It’s looking very likely that Waterford’s Austin Gleeson will be free to take to the pitch at Croke Park on September 3rd, when the Déise contest their first All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final in almost a decade. During the first half of Waterford’s semi-final clash with Cork on Sunday, Gleeson appeared to tug on the face-guard of opposing forward Luke Meade’s helmet. …

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Austin Gleeson’s All-Ireland Final Fate Could Soon Be Learned After CCCC’s Latest Move

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Following Waterford’s dramatic win over Cork in yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final, the major talking point has been whether or not Austin Gleeson will be playing in the final. The reigning Hurler of the Year was seen pulling the face-guard of Luke Meade, in the latest helmet incident this summer. It is unclear whether he could face the same fate as teammate …

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Cork Have Already Found Alan Cadogan’s Heir Apparent In Brian Turnbull

Brian Turnbull produced another classy display on Sunday as he guided the Cork minors to victory over Dublin. While the famed Cork production line may have stalled momentarily in the noughties, it is truly kicking back into gear in recent years. Cork claimed the inaugural u-17 All-Ireland title last weekend with a 1-19 to 1-17 victory over Dublin last weekend. …

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Derek McGrath Identifies The Key Difference In Waterford Between Two Cork Games This Summer

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/8/2017 Cork vs Waterford Waterford manager Derek McGrath Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Waterford manager Derek McGrath was not short in praise for his players after the game. Having lost to Cork in the Munster championship back in June, Waterford managed to reverse the result in Croke Park. Speaking after the game, McGrath reflected on the previous game against Cork and identified “passion” as the key difference between the result and the 0-23 …

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