Former Kilkenny hurler Aidan Fogarty says Waterford could benefit from a crowd-less All-Ireland Final this weekend.
The Deise go up against Limerick on Sunday for the Liam McCarthy Cup.
Aidan says Waterford are in bonus territory but they’re going up to win.
“If you haven’t been in an All-Ireland Final for a few years there is massive hype, there’s huge hype” said Fogarty.
“Everyone wants a piece of you, the safest place for a player is a dressing room, you need to get away from media and even friends, you have to be selfish. It can be mentally draining so I think these circumstances could suit Waterford”.
“Having no crowds could be a bonus for Waterford players won’t have to worry about getting tickets for people, which is a huge drain. They’re not really under pressure coming into this because they’re in bonus territory”.
He added “Yes there will be nerves but if they lose it has still been a good year for Waterford but they won’t be thinking like that, they want to win it, I think they’re in a great position to come and win this game”.