McGrath keen for Brick to stay

December 13, 2017

A dejected Derek McGrath with his players and selector Dan Shanahan.
©INPHO/Cathal Noonan.

Waterford manager Derek McGrath has admitted that he would love to see veteran forward Michael 'Brick' Walsh stay on for another year.

Walsh turns 36 next April and in the modern game, it is unusual to see an inter-county player competing at the top level so far into his thirties.

However, Brick is a special breed who has given great service to the county for the past 14 years, during which time he has won three Munster titles, 2 NHL medals and four All-Stars.

McGrath revealed to the Waterford News & Star that he had spoken briefly to Walsh, but added that his future was not discussed, although it is a conversation he will have with the experienced player in the coming weeks.

"I spoke to him socially for half an hour at the All-Stars but we didn't delve deep into a conversation about the future in any regard," said McGrath.

"Michael is his own man so I'll talk to Michael over the Christmas. I'd be hopeful that Michael will be involved."

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