Waterford are back into an All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final for the first time since 2017.
In his first year in charge, Liam Cahill has brought them to the decider after they beat Kilkenny 2-27 to 2-23 at Croke Park this evening.
Stephen Bennett and Darragh Lyons contributed to the Déise’s tremendous second half performance with the goals after they went into the break seven points down.
“That’s sport, one team wins and one team doesn’t. The team that win’s always feel terrific about it, and we have done well in the past”, said Kilkenny manager Brian Cody after Saturday’s game.
“When you don’t win you say ‘well done’ to the opposition that beat you, you go away and feel fairly awful. That’s sport, you got to take these defeats on the chin and move on.”
He continued with “We are going home disappointed and that’s the way loser’s always feel.”
Waterford boss Liam Cahill also spoke after the game, and indicated his side not being mentally right in the first half, he said
“We seemed off it a little bit but I thought that was more mentally with our mindset then our legs. It’s great we are pure thrilled and delighted to be in the final”.
Waterford will face the winners of Limerick v Galway, that game taking place in Croke Park on Sunday afternoon with updates on Scoreline across the show.