Saturday 21 October 2017

Deise's underdog status doesn't add up

Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

ISN'T it remarkable that however consistently Waterford hurlers build their All-Ireland campaigns, they are almost always regarded as outsiders when it comes to big championship matches?

They have reached the last six All-Ireland semi-finals, a record that is matched only by Kilkenny, yet only Limerick are behind them in this season's betting.

Waterford have won three and drawn two of their last five championship games with Cork, yet find themselves 7/4 outsiders for Sunday's All-Ireland quarter-final showdown.

It must be a source of amazement, not to mention motivation, for Waterford players that they are constantly treated as underdogs.

Some very big beasts have had their ankles bitten by Waterford over the last decade. And it might not be finished yet.

Irish Independent

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