Derek McGrath's house party to remember

June 19, 2018

Waterford manager Derek McGrath and selector Dan Shanahan.
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Fifty-two people packed into Derek McGrath's house last night for a party that he'll never forget.

McGrath had just announced that he was stepping away from his role as Waterford senior hurling manager and he asked a few mates around to say farewell:

"The plan was to have all of them over to the house last night, including the backroom team," he told RTE. "We had a bit of a sing-song, we had a few pints

"There were 52 of us there, including 30 players. Three players, Philip [Mahony], Darragh [Fives] and Tadhg [de Burca] went to Australia Monday morning and couldn't make it.

"It was very emotional, we were reminiscing on things. We have always said, even if it sounds a bit corny, part of our whole ethos is to make memories, good or bad. Last night will live with me forever."

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