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'The two lads are not messers, they don't go blackguarding' - Shanahan disappointed Waterford pair were axed

Recall of dropped duo can make Déise real contenders in 2020, insists Maurice

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Dan Shanahan (pictured) is hopeful that the Waterford door remains open for Noel Connors and his brother Maurice to return to the squad. Photo: Sportsfile

Dan Shanahan (pictured) is hopeful that the Waterford door remains open for Noel Connors and his brother Maurice to return to the squad. Photo: Sportsfile

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Dan Shanahan (pictured) is hopeful that the Waterford door remains open for Noel Connors and his brother Maurice to return to the squad. Photo: Sportsfile

Waterford legend Dan Shanahan left on his own terms when hanging up his inter-county boots ten years ago. It followed a glittering career with the Déise and he hopes younger brother Maurice gets the opportunity to bow out in similar fashion.

Having given a decade's service to the county, Maurice Shanahan was dropped from the squad last October - along with 2019 captain Noel Connors - when Liam Cahill took the reins. It means the pair will have to force their way back into the Déise set-up if they want to revive their inter-county careers.

While 'Big Dan' understands that Cahill had some "hard decisions" to make as the new man at the helm, following two disastrous seasons for Waterford, he wasn't happy with the manner in which the pair were axed.