Fanning "looking for games to be in Waterford"

January 08, 2019

Waterford manager Pauric Fanning. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Paraic Fanning insists Waterford must be allowed to play two of their Munster SHC round-robin matches at home this summer.

For the inaugural provincial round-robin series last year, Na Deise were forced to play all four of their games outside the county due to the restricted capacity at Walsh Park.

“It's not my worry to worry about where the games will be played. My own view... we're all looking forward to home games here, I don't get involved in negotiations. My preference would be that the home games are in Waterford,” their new manager told The Irish Independent.

“If anything you see with the crowd of people that are here, in either venue, with the crowd of Waterford people that came out in January that we're entitled to our home games as much as anybody else.

“As players who are trying to win a championship as part of their careers, they're entitled to an equal chance like anyone else not to have to go away four times. We're capable of holding a crowd in Waterford, it's not as if we're that far behind, whatever the crowd will be, we'll cope with it. We're looking for games to be in Waterford.”

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