McGrath won't run for Waterford vacancy

August 22, 2019

Waterford manager Derek McGrath.
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Derek McGrath says he will not be putting his name forward for the vacant Waterford senior hurling managerial post.

The De La Salle man had hinted at a return to the postition which he had held for five seasons before stepping down at the end of the 2018 season.

However, writing in his column for the Irish Examiner, McGrath confirmed that he will not look to succeed Paraic Fanning in the role though he admitted he “had momentarily thought about the position.”

Earlier this week, Waterford county board assembled a five-man committee charged with finding Fanning’s successor, with August 30th set as the deadline for club nominations.

“I have been really impressed with the makeup of the committee put in place to pick a new Waterford manager.

“All five members bring a huge level of experience and expertise to the role.

“Having momentarily thought about the position I have decided against putting my name forward. I wish the prospective candidates well.”

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