Despite suffering a heavy defeat to Clare in the McGrath Cup last weekend, Waterford manager Benji Whelan is in a positive mood ahead of the start of the NFL Division Four campaign.
Whelan saw his young guns battle against Division Two opposition at Ballinacourty last Sunday and he was pleased with the performance.
The squad is going through a bit of a transition period at the moment and Whelan feels that there is plenty to look forward to.
“We were not at the races in the opening twenty minutes but I was happy with the remainder of the match,” Whelan told the Waterford News & Star.
“We had some players out there who were playing their first game of inter-county football and they performed incredibly well against a Division Two team.”
Waterford host Wicklow in their opening NFL Division Four clash at Fraher Field on Saturday January 26th. Meanwhile, the Deise senior footballers will be captained by former dual star Brian Looby in 2019.