We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 12:40 | 14/8/16

McGrath: Deise are devastated

Waterford suffering after narrow defeat to Kilkenny

Waterford boss Derek McGrath says that his Waterford troops are 'devastated' following their narrow All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship defeat to Kilkenny.

The Cats led by five points early in the second-half of Saturday's semi-final replay but the Deise forced their way back into the affair.

Pauric Mahony had a big chance to land a goal for Waterford late on, only for Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy to make a fine save.

Brian Cody's men ultimately went on to secure a 2-19 to 2-17 win.

“I’m devastated for the lads because they put so much effort into it," McGrath told RTE Sport.

“We have to give due credit to Kilkenny overall - that traditional third-quarter push from Kilkenny. We just said we’d go to the end no matter what.

"I'm immensely proud but devastated that we came to win the match and thought we had a eat chance to win the match. There’s no consolation going toe to toe with an empire - you know we’re here to win the match, and we weren’t able to do that.

"The day of moral victories for Waterford … I think we are trying to get away from that whole environment; we’re trying to create our culture."

The Cats will meet either Tipperary or Galway in the final, which takes place on 4 September.

Gleeson "absolutely gutted" after McGrath quits Waterford

13:09 | 19/6/18

Waterford centre-back Austin Gleeson said he is "absolutely gutted" that Derek McGrath has decided to step down as manager after five years at Deise.


Meyler hails Cork character

00:21 | 18/6/18

Cork hurling boss John Meyler hailed his side's "character" after the defending champions booked their place in this year's Munster final with a three-point vic...


McGrath to consider Waterford future

23:00 | 17/6/18

Waterford hurling manager Derek McGrath says he will "take some time for contemplation" about his future following the Deise's All-Ireland exit.


Clare book Munster Senior final date with Cork

18:24 | 17/6/18

Clare booked a repeat of last year's Munster Senior Hurling Final against champions Cork with an impressive 0-26 0-15 victory over neighbours Limerick at Cusack...


Flynn makes pledge after GPA role confirmed

16:24 | 15/6/18

Paul Flynn is the new chief executive of the Gaelic Players Association.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.