Waterford hold the advantage over Allianz Hurling League Division One final opponents Clare as both sides prepare for the clash in Thurles this Sunday.
Clare midfielder Colm Galvin says he's delighted to see Davy Fitzgerald's bold decision to bring Donal Og Cusack into his backroom team has shown early signs of paying off.
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.
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.
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.
Pat Burke played for Dublin the the 2011 national football league final; on Saturday, he was on the Clare team that defeated Kildare in the Division Three decider.
Dan Shanahan points out that Waterford's hurlers "have gotten stronger since last year".
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The performance of referee Noel Mooney in Saturday's Allianz FL Division 3 final left a lot to be desired, according to Kildare manager Cian O'Neill.
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."
Colm Collins was understandably delighted after Clare's Allianz League Division 3 final triumph.
Clare corner forward Eoin Cleary held his nerve to kick the winning point in the 75th minute to earn a 2-17 to 1-19 win over Kildare.
Donegal and Westmeath will battle it out for promotion from Division 2 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League in a fortnight.
All roads led to Croke Park this weekend as the first two of the NFL finals took place.
Clare manager Colm Collins has kept faith with the team that lost to Kildare last time out for this evening's Allianz FL Division 3 decider against the Lilywhites.
Kildare manager Cian O'Neill usually subscribes to the one-game-at-a-time theory but he's not allowing this evening's Allianz FL Division 3 final versus Clare distract from their championship preparations.
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.