The perception of Davy Fitzgerald is far from the truth, according to Waterford manager Derek McGrath.
Waterford hold the advantage over Allianz Hurling League Division One final opponents Clare as both sides prepare for the clash in Thurles this Sunday.
Waterford will be approaching Sunday's Allianz Hurling league final "as if it's the be all and end all", according to team selector Fintan O'Connor.
Waterford ace Austin Gleeson has revealed that he has been going over ways to improve his long-range shot selection recently.
Limerick's 1-13 to 1-5 play-off victory over Waterford at Leamybrien has earned them a semi-final date with Cork.
Clare have been dealt a significant blow with the news that John Conlon is ruled out of Sunday's Division 1 final versus holders Waterford in Thurles.
Both Waterford and Limerick are unchanged ahead of the Munster MFC play-off clash between the two counties in Leamybrien (Kilrossanty GAA grounds) tonight (throw-in 7pm).
The GAA has confirmed its panels of referees for the 2016 Championship in Hurling and Gaelic Football.
Clare midfielder Colm Galvin says there will be 'no holding back' when they square up Waterford in Sunday's Division 1 final at Semple Stadium.
Despite having never faced Clare at senior level before, Austin Gleeson knows what to expect in Sunday's hurling league decider.
Mind games are part and parcel of the build-up to a big game, according to Waterford manager Derek McGrath.
Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald has revealed that one of his top stars will be left "devastated" when he is omitted from the starting line-up for Sunday's Allianz Hurling League Division 1 final following a concussion scare.
Dan Shanahan points out that Waterford's hurlers "have gotten stronger since last year".
A great day to be Irish ... and particularly a Dub!
"They are the athletes people came to watch today, and for them to be treated that way I don't think was appropriate."
Waterford will join Limerick and Cork in the last four of the Munster MHC following their three-point victory over Tipperary in Walsh Park today.
All roads led to Croke Park this weekend as the first two of the NFL finals took place.
There are four great games in store this weekend at Croke Park and they are very unique to most of the other games that take place in headquarters throughout the year.
The Tipperary starting team named to face Waterford in tomorrow's Munster MHC play-off shows three survivors from the one for last year's All-Ireland final.
Maurice Shanahan will find out today if he can line out in Sunday week's Allianz Hurling League final against Clare.
Don't meddle with the rules of hurling - that's the message from Waterford manager Derek McGrath.
Waterford manager Derek McGrath has hailed Michael 'Brick' Walsh as 'the best team player' to have ever played for the county.