Fergal Hartley reckons the current Ballygunner team is better than the one he captained to a three-in-a-row of Waterford SHC titles between 1995 and '97.
He was speaking after managing the city side to their fifth consecutive News & Star trophy at Abbeyside's expense in Dungarvan yesterday.
"We've played 38 games to win this five-in-a-row and every day they're bang on. Their attitude is always right and they come switched on," the former county star told the Irish Daily Star.
"History will judge this team kindly, they'll go down as the best team Ballygunner have ever had.
"This team surpasses anything we've ever had. They're great hurlers, but it's all about character. In our training this year, without exception, every night they go 100 per cent. That's all you can ask."