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Sunday 11 December 2016

Déise to 'Power' on

Waterford boss Sean Power wants All-Ireland glory
Waterford boss Sean Power wants All-Ireland glory

The Waterford senior hurlers have attracted plenty of plaudits these past two seasons but no summer silverware. Now the Déise U21s need to set that record straight in tomorrow's Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland final against Galway, according to their manager, Seán Power.

Reflecting on the county's need for All-Ireland validation, Power declared: "That's what we're all striving towards. It's to win this thing on Saturday.

"In one respect the senior team have made great strides. On the day of the replay against Kilkenny we were all heartbroken for that narrow defeat. Maybe if we had a little bit of luck it might have gone another way, but you take your hat off to Kilkenny.

"At this grade, the Munster championship was a great win for us.

"We hadn't won that since 1994. So that's something ... but ultimately we're all in this thing to win All-Irelands and it would tick off a decent year for us to win this one on Saturday," he added.

"We want this and the people who support Waterford hurling want it as well, so we're very well aware that we need to get something that we can attach to it rather than good performances."

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