Sunday 24 September 2017

Deise minor win gives county hew hope for the future

The Deise team celebrated in style after winning at Croke Park last week
The Deise team celebrated in style after winning at Croke Park last week

John Mullane

I thoroughly enjoyed the homecoming for the Waterford minor hurlers.

Normally, occasions like that are all about celebrating, but, for me, this was more about bringing down my two girls, Katie and Abbie, to sample the atmosphere.

The county waited 65 years for another minor title and, in years to come, the girls will appreciate the significance of the homecoming.

Dungarvan on the Monday night was incredible.

I'd know a few of the minors and nothing would give me more pleasure than seeing some of them going on to bring home the big one, Liam MacCarthy, across the Rice Bridge in Waterford.

I want Abbie and Katie to see that trophy too. It's long overdue, but people are starting to believe again that the good times could be just around the corner.

It was great to see so many young kids at the homecoming. And they saw what it's like for 17 and 18-year-olds to achieve something big and what it can mean to everybody.

Young lads, nine or 10 years of age now realise that, in a few years, they could be the ones parading silverware around the county.

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