Word that Waterford officials are amenable to hiring out Nowlan Park as a potential home venue for Munster hurling championship matches won’t sit easy with, I’d venture, the majority of Portláirge supporters.

Okay, so the Waterford County Board made an operating loss of €19,000 this year (versus a surplus of €62,000 in 2009) and their plan to earn €50,000 from conceding home advantage in the Munster Final was scuppered.
Kilkenny have no problem with getting some extra rental income. Indeed, ex-GAA president Nickey Brennan floated it in the ‘Kilkenny People’ a few weeks’ ago and Déise officers have clearly talked it over with their Marble City counterparts.