SP2SP3Pic3 Tá áthas orainn. How sweet was that? Seriously?
To be among the Waterfordians present in Croke Park on Sunday last, to see this  talented group of teenagers fulfil the promise we long suspected they had in the  hurling armoury was a singular privilege.
Some 65 years after Waterford’s last All-Ireland Minor Hurling title success (with  the first victory recorded in 1929), one hurling famine is over on Suirside at long, long last.
And who knows – the bid to end that other great long wait, a third coveted Liam MacCarthy Cup success on the Suir’s south bank, may just have taken a vital but necessary step in the right direction.
But for now, the debate about what lies ahead must remain just that: a future discussion. And what a pleasant discourse that shall prove to be!
But the here and now presents the time to reflect and celebrate on a truly monumental achievement in the hurling history of Port Láirge. And what a joy it is to do so.
Sean Power’s side set the agenda from as early as the 25th second, when Patrick Curran converted a free he earned after being impeded by Galway wing-back Sean Linnane.