Power hoping to make home advantage count

12 July 2017

Waterford U21 hurling manager Sean Power

Waterford under-21 manager Sean Power believes there will be a great atmosphere at Walsh Park for their Munster semi-final clash against Cork on Thursday night.

The defending provincial and All-Ireland champions put their titles on the line against a Cork side buoyed by their Munster SHC title win at Semple Stadium last Sunday.

Waterford are themselves in good spirits following their seniors win over Kilkenny in the qualifiers, their first championship win against the Cats in 58 years.

Power told the Waterford News & Star that all these ingredients should make for an enthralling match and he has called on the Waterford supporters to come out in force for this clash.

“We're happy that we are at home and we hope to get a good crowd there. Cork hurling is on a high at the moment so you can guarantee that Cork will travel to this game. They outnumbered Clare in the Munster final by three to one. We need a good crowd out to support our boys.”

He added: “It (the win over Kilkenny) does help. That was a great battle and it was wonderful to come out the right side of it to shake off the woes of being beaten by Kilkenny so often in the recent past. The more we win in Waterford the better we get and the more confident we get so it's certainly going to help.”