Waterford manager Derek McGrath is adamant that their training camp in Fota Island was essential to their preparations for the championship.
The Deise take to the field in the Munster SHC for the first time this weekend when they take on Cork in the provincial semi-final.
Following the end of their league campaign, Waterford have had many weeks to prepare for the Cork clash and as they did last year, they went to Fota Island for a few days training camp.
And McGrath told the Waterford News & Star that the management team learned more in those few days than they would in a few weeks normally.
"It's invaluable. I would like to put on record our thanks to Club Deise, without them we don't know where we'd be in terms of the vision and the tangiable monies they put behind us in terms of preparation," said McGrath.
"We could go out on Sunday and underperform, it's quite possible. We just want to give ourselves the best chance of preparing in a manner that we deem is appropriate for this particular bunch of lads. We had a huge week, good camaraderie and lots of good work done and hopefully it will bear fruit on Sunday."