Sunday 18 February 2018

Tadhg de Búrca replaces the suspended Conor Gleeson in Waterford starting XV for All-Ireland final

Austin Gleeson
Austin Gleeson

Independent.ie Newdesk

Waterford boss Derek McGrath has made one enforced change from the side that defeated Cork three weeks ago for Sunday's All-Ireland final.

Conor Gleeson misses the game through suspension after he was sent off for lashing out at Cork's Patrick Horgan in the final stages of the semi-final.

Kieran Bennett moves into midfield to partner Jamie Barron with Tadhg de Búrca, who missed the semi-final after missing out on the last four clash with the Rebels after he was sent off for pulling on the helmet of Wexford's Harry Kehoe in the quarter-final, taking his place at wing-back.

McGrath will be hoping that this team can end Waterford's 58-year wait to lift Liam MacCarthy.

Waterford teams to play Galway:

1. Stephen O'Keeffe

2. Shane Fives 3. Barry Coughlan 4. Noel Connors

5 Tadhg de Búrca 6. Austin Gleeson 7. Philip Mahony

8. Jamie Barron 18. Kieran Bennett

10. Kevin Moran 11. Pauric Mahony 12. Jake Dillon

13. Shane Bennett 14. Michael Walsh 15. Darrah Fives

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