“You know, I used to follow the soccer across channel but, recently, I’ve just become disgusted with it. I think all the money is turning people off. You see guys literally sweating blood in a hurling match for the guys beside him, for no other reason than to honour the place they’re from. People used give out about Dan (Shanahan) kissing the crest on his jersey. You see soccer lads doing it and the next week they’ll sign for another club. But Dan will only play for Waterford. That crest means something to him.”

– Waterford skipper Stephen Molumphy in a weekend profile by the Irish Indo’s Vincent Hogan