Tuesday, 20th February 2018
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Déise hurlers date with destiny

On Sunday next Waterfordians throughout the city and county, and indeed the world, will watch with GAA hurlers take on Galway in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final in Croke Park.

The atmosphere throughout the city and county is palpable and it seems that everyone is holding their collective breath in anticipation of victory.

The Mayor of Waterford City and County, Collr. Pat Nugent has expressed his good wishes to everyone on the team panel. In a statement issued from City Hall, Collr. Nugent said:

“As Mayor of Waterford City and County, in this historic year of 2017, I want to wish the Waterford team players, management and mentors every good luck in Croke Park. I hope, along with all Waterford people that the Liam McCarthy Cup will be coming across the Bridge on Monday after a long absence of 58 years.”

In the last few days practically every house in the county is bedecked with the blue and white colours of the Deise. The match will be broadcast and televised live, and

Waterford’s own WLR fm are devoting hours of pre and post match analysis and commentary.

The team players, mentors and all associated with Waterford Gaelic games are keeping their own counsel and getting on with the job in hand. With thousands of Waterford fans heading to Croke Park by rail and road, and tens of thousands more watching the game on television the streets of the city and county will be deserted come Sunday at 3.30 when Waterford fulfil their date with destiny.

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