Waterford will have home advantage against Tipperary and Cork in the new Munster hurling championship next summer. The 2018 draws were revealed on RTÉ last night.
The Déise have received a bye in round one and will start their campaign with a trip to Clare on May 27.
The county board are set to meet with Croke Park officials early next week to discuss redevelopment work at Walsh Park.
Tom McGlinchey’s footballers have been drawn away to Tipperary in the Munster quarter finals. It will be the third meeting between the sides over the last four years.