Mackey and Staunton to skipper Déise minors

Sean Mackey (Fenor) and Luke Staunton (De La Salle) will act as joint captains for the Waterford minor hurlers this season.

The Déise start their Munster championship campaign against Limerick at Fraher Field on March 21.

"Both of them are good lads in the dressing room," new manager James O'Connor told WLR's Lár Na Páirce show. "Sean is an experienced player from last year. A real leader. He mightn't say a whole lot out on the field but he is a great man to speak up inside in the dressing room. Luke is very similar. Both lads are very popular within the group."

O'Connor can call on three players from last year's squad (Mackey, Gearoid Power and Leon Lannon).