Friday 28 April 2017

McGrath can already set his Waterford goals for 2016

Waterford manager Derek McGrath aims to solve the team's goal issue next year
Waterford manager Derek McGrath aims to solve the team's goal issue next year

It didn't take Waterford quite where they wanted to go in the end, but their achievement in losing only two of 12 Allianz League and SHC games this year raises them to a consistency level matched only by Kilkenny over several years.

That the two defeats came against All-Ireland favourites, Kilkenny and Tipperary, underlines the huge progress Waterford made in the second year of Derek's McGrath's reign.

And, if he devises a means of creating more goals, Waterford will be even more formidable. They scored seven goals in their last seven games, which looks good enough, but four of them came in two games against Cork and two more against Dublin.

That leaves only one goal in two clashes with Tipperary (League semi-final and Munster final) and in one clash each with Galway and Kilkenny.

Of course if McGrath could turn so many things around this this year, there's no reason to believe he won't solve the goal issue next season.

Irish Independent

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