'Brick' hopeful for the future

May 24, 2023

Waterford's Darragh Lyons reacts to a missed chance. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Waterford hurling great Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh is confident that the county can bounce back from a disappointing 2023.

Last year’s Allianz League champions are already out of the Munster SHC reckoning ahead of this Sunday’s final round-robin match against Tipperary following three defeats on the bounce.

“The core group are still there, the older fellas are still 27, 28 or 29 so you aren't in the 30’s or anything like that yet, so you are going to get another few years of those players,” Walsh told gaa.ie at this week’s EirGrid Timing Sponsorship launch.

“You do have good exciting players coming through as well. Waterford may not have had the underage success but they still are good players so hopefully they’ll be brought into that and brought up to speed.

“It’s not that long ago since last year when Waterford were looking like a very strong outfit. Those players haven’t changed and you have all those players still playing.

"Look, hopefully they’ll come back and go again, and the Tipp game obviously has no great meaning to it, but you’d be hoping they’ll come out and go at it as best they can."

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