Ballygunner’s Pauric Mahony has hailed the character shown by the team as they claimed a coveted five-in-a-row last weekend.
The win cements Ballygunner’s place as one of the greatest teams to play in the Waterford senior hurling championship.
And Mahony who gave a man of the match performance in the win over Abbeyside stated to the Waterford News & Star that the current crop of players have developed an unbreakable bond between them.
“This team is made of serious character. Five years ago, we asked ourselves some serious questions about where we were going with our hurling careers,” said Mahony.
“The response that we’ve had in the last five years has been incredible. They’re an immense bunch of lads. People might say that Ballygunner have all the resources but the club lads start training back in January, February and March when there’s no fixtures even made and they’re up in the gym three or four times a week. That’s the reason we’re here after winning five in a row.”