Waterford’s wait for an All-Ireland hurling crown continues after the Déise fell just short in a pulsating encounter with Galway this afternoon.
It was a full house in Croke Park as an estimated 30,000 hopeful Waterford fans made the trip to the capital for the nation’s premier sporting event.
Many watched the match at a special viewing in the Apple market, as well as in pubs and family homes from Dunmore East to Clashmore.
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It started well for Galway, with knocking four points over without reply. But Waterford came roaring back into the game with a goal from captain Kevin Moran.
Both teams traded scores before Waterford nabbed another goal, this time thanks to a goalmouth scramble with it not being entirely clear who got the final touch, either Kieran or Shane Bennett.
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That left the score at half-time Galway 0-14 Waterford 2-7. In the second half, Waterford managed to take the lead more than once thanks to scores from Pauric Mahony.
Unfortunately Galway came back and were able to overcome Waterford thanks to a flurry of points, with Joe Canning in particular proving lethal at frees.
The game came to an end with the score stood at Galway 0-26 Waterford 2-17, a three point win for the Tribesmen.
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