Brick to lead Waterford

04 February 2012

Stradbally footballer and Waterford hurler Michael Walsh.
Michael 'Brick' Walsh has been named as the Waterford captain for 2012.

Walsh previously lead the deices in 2007 and 2008 and is one of the most experienced players on the Waterford team.

Walsh first made his mark as a Gaelic footballer with the Waterford at minor and under-21. In 2003 he helped his native-county to defeat both Cork and Kerry to win the Munster Under-21 Football Championship.

The same year, he made his debut with the Waterford senior hurling team, coming on as a substitute, replacing Tony Browne against Kerry in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship. He subsequently claimed a Munster title.

In 2007 Walsh captained Waterford to their first National Hurling League title since 1963 and a third Munster Senior Hurling Championship in five years.

Walsh was reappointed Waterford captain for 2008, the first time the same person has captained the team for two consecutive years. While playing poorly throughout the National Hurling League and being knocked out of the Munster Hurling Championship in the first round, Waterford would later progress to their first All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final since 1963.

In 2009 Walsh played Centre Back and is now recognsied as one of the best centre backs in the country. He earned an all-star for his great play.