'I won't tell a lie, it was difficult to step away from your own'

October 09, 2019

New Waterford manager Liam Cahill

New Waterford manager Liam Cahill is confident that he can lift the county’s spirits.

Cahill takes over a Waterford side that is lacking in confidence following two poor seasons that has saw them fail to pick up a championship win since the 2017 All-Ireland SHC semi-final.

A surprise choice as manager, Cahill has an impressive CV in his own county managing Tipperary to All-Ireland minor, U20 and U21 titles in recent years.

And he admitted to the Waterford News & Star that it wasn’t an easy decision to work outside of his native county.

“I won’t tell a lie, it was difficult to step away from your own. It’s something that I haven’t done before. It’s a natural progression for me,” said Cahill.

“I’ve done what I can at underage level in Tipperary. I see this appointment as a real win-win for both sides, for Waterford hurling and myself.

“We’ll both challenge one another and I think it will work well for both sides. I want the people of Waterford to know that I’m in this job one hundred per cent.

“I’m committed to bringing this thing to whatever level I can and I’m going to drive it on as hard as I can for the next two years.”

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