Fanning acknowledges importance of winning start

May 07, 2019

Waterford manager Paraic Fanning. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Waterford hurling manager Paraic Fanning says his side will be going all out to open their Munster SHC campaign on a winning note.

Na Deise host Clare in the first round at Walsh Park on Sunday and Fanning hopes they can make home comforts count in his first championship game at the helm:

“We’d a brief taste of Walsh Park towards the end of the national hurling league, the home games against Galway and Clare, and that will help, being familiar with the surroundings, lads playing club games there of course. That all helps, as opposed to going away where you’re trying to time everything. We can do it pretty spot on at home,” he states in The Irish Times.

“If you don’t win it, there will always be more pressure. If you do win it does lesson it a little bit. That’s the reality for everyone. But if you don’t win the first one it’s far from game over either. You could win the next three. But getting off to a good start certainly helps.”

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