Monday 19th June 2017

Waterford hurlers will have to go the Qualifier route this season

Waterford hurlers will have to go the Qualifier route this season
Waterford will have to go the back door route to get their Championship campaign back on track after Cork scored a deserved victory in yesterday's Munster Senior hurling semi-final at Semple Stadium

The teams were level at the break, ten points apiece, but the Rebels ran out comfortable 0-23 to 1-15 winners

It's the Qualifier route now for Derek McGrath's charges where their potential opponents in Round 1 could be Kilkenny, Dublin, Offaly, Westmeath, Laois / Carlow

The draw takes place next Monday morning

Former Waterford hurler, and WLR co-commentator Stephen Frampton says Waterford weren't in a bad place at half-time but that Cork drove home their advantage

And for the full-Interview with Stephen Frampton, you can tune into this evening's "On the Ball" with Gavin Whelan from ten past 6