O'Keeffe steps away from inter-county hurling

December 29, 2020

Waterford goalkeeper Stephen O'Keeffe. ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy.

Waterford's plans for 2021 have been hampered further with the news that All-Star goalkeeper Stephen O'Keeffe has stepped away from inter-county hurling.

The county board revealed on Twitter today that the Ballygunner clubman has informed manager Cahill that he will be unavailable ahead of the upcoming campaign.

“Stephen O’Keeffe has informed the Waterford management team he is taking some time out and will be unavailable for the 2021 season,” Waterford GAA wrote.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Stephen who has given fantastic service to Waterford Hurling over the last 10 years.”

The 29-year-old was outstanding between the posts in Waterford's run to this year's All-Ireland final and made that brilliant double save against Limerick in the decider at Croke Park.

The Deise are already planning without key defender Tadhg de Búrca who suffered a recurrence of a cruciate knee ligament injury during the All-Ireland final.

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