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Monday 23 October 2017

Waterford see off Tribesmen

Brian O'Halloran, Waterford, clashes with Johnny Coen, Galway, during the game. Allianz Hurling League, Division 1, Quarter-Final, Waterford v Galway. Walsh Park, Waterford.
Brian O'Halloran, Waterford, clashes with Johnny Coen, Galway, during the game. Allianz Hurling League, Division 1, Quarter-Final, Waterford v Galway. Walsh Park, Waterford.

For the second week in a row Waterford have strangled decent opposition into submission, in this case Galway, by 0-20 to 0-12.

Their manager Derek McGrath sought to play down the method behind it and railed against the notion that they were replicating the prevailing and predominant style in Gaelic football.

Galway represented a step-up, in League terms, from Wexford but if anything Waterford’s performance was even better seven days on, particularly in the last 25 minutes when they faced into a really strong breeze with just a four-point lead to protect having led by nine (0-14 to 0-5) at the break.

It was really only then that this new look team showed its real credentials. They shut out Galway completely for 21 minutes which, given the strength of the breeze, was remarkable achievement for both teams.

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