‘Waterford: an ageing team’ is one of the great myths that’s been perpetuated by some in the national media for quite a number of years now.
In reality that’s not the case at all, with the introduction of a wave of emerging talent over the past three years very much to Davy Fitzgerald’s credit.
To give Justin McCarthy his due, things hardly stood still while he was in charge on Suirside either, despite the myopic views of some television ‘experts’.
A senior hurling panel rarely stands still – players come, players go – circle of life stuff.
Of course, there are some panellists who remain longer than others, players whose loyalty to the cause has never been questioned, nor indeed their prowess with a hurley and sliothar. Ken McGrath is one of them.
Like his Mount Sion club mate Tony Browne, it’s difficult to imagine a time when Ken McGrath wasn’t hurling for Waterford.