Seamus Prendergast was the latest guest on our feature series The Sporting Life, in conversation with Gavin Whelan.
The Waterford stalwart said the friendships and memories made from sport are something that can never be taken away.
"I've friends all over the country, you'd meet players and you have that respect that out on the field everybody gives their all and you have to have that respect, and when you get off it, you get out and have the chat, it's all about friendship in sport and enjoying it really"
Seamus Prendergast, a legendary Ardmore clubman, won four Munster senior hurling championship titles with the Déise in his inter-county career (2002, 2004, 2007, and 2010).
But 2002 will always hold a special place in the hearts of Waterford people as Justin McCarthy's side won their first Provincial title since 1963, beating All-Ireland champions Tipperary by 2-22 to 3-12 in Pairc Uí Chaoimh.
Seamus, who was only after joining the senior set-up in 2000, got on the scoresheet that day as Waterford powered their way to victory. He says it's a day he'll always remember.
Have a listen to his chat with Gavin Whelan through the link in this podcast.
And for all episodes of The Sporting Life, click here.