The Captain of the Waterford Senior Hurling Team is hoping that the impasse over the team holiday will be sorted over the next week.
The County Board have not been able to meet Manager Derek McGrath’s request for €250,000 for the trip to New York and Cancun after Christmas.
Croke Park will provide €80,000 the County Board will give €40,000 while Club Deise have committed to €20,000 and a further €20,000 for spending money.
It’s understood that Croke Park had expressed reservations that holiday expenses would be paid for professional members of the backroom team whose services are paid for by the County Board.
A number of fund raising initiatives will be held by the players and management to help meet the shortfall.
Kevin Moran says he hopes everything will be sorted without any controversy or friction between the players and the county board.
“It’s no secret it’s going to cost a good few pound. To run a team ..is a very expensive burden on the County Board and club Deise have been great. All we can do is ask the public for a bit of help and a bit of good faith towards us.”
The County Board are hosting a Strictly come dancing event at the WIT arena on Saturday November the 11th to raise funds for the year ahead.
All Ireland winners Galway will also have their team holiday in New York and Cancun.