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Only danger of Waterford's penal six-day reset is in their own heads

Vincent Hogan


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Waterford’s Kevin Moran reacts after his team’s defeat against Limerick in the Munster SHC final last weekend. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Waterford’s Kevin Moran reacts after his team’s defeat against Limerick in the Munster SHC final last weekend. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

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Waterford’s Kevin Moran reacts after his team’s defeat against Limerick in the Munster SHC final last weekend. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

On Monday morning, the intoxication of a pulsating performance from Waterford hurlers was giving way to symptoms of long-sufferance and dread.

Liam Cahill had just six days to oversee the repair of ransacked bodies and begin lighting new fires inside grieving minds. And make no mistake, Waterford were grieving. They'd gone to Thurles believing themselves ready to dethrone Limerick when just about everybody outside their bubble considered the idea an innocent conceit.

But losing heroically is still losing.


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