SP5S1Pic Passage have been my team of the 2013 Waterford Senior Hurling Championship –  and I don’t think I’m alone in making such an assessment.
And a great deal of their progress must be credited to manager and Deise hurling  great Peter Queally, who also oversaw Waterford’s Under-21 Hurling  Championship efforts this year.
“I’m delighted with how the year has gone for the lads,” said the Ballydurn native  ahead of his team’s clash with Andy Moloney’s Ballygunner.
“We’ve shown in patches over the course of the Championship the type of hurling I  felt confident this team was capable of producing; we’ve had a couple of great  highs, a couple of matches when we got results when things could have gone  against us and we had the one blip (against Ballygunner) and we ended up qualifying in second place from Group Two for the quarter-finals.”
Rather helpfully, the Ballydurn native immediately provided a synopsis of both his team’s knock-out victories.
“Ballyduff Upper was a very tough match; we didn’t play particularly well on the day I felt, but to come back into the game having been nine points behind at one stage (0-12 to 0-3) and having a gale force wind to contend with, said a lot about the character of the panel.
“These are honest lads, they’ve been a coming team at senior level over the last few seasons and to see them starting to fulfil their potential over the course of the year has been satisfying.
“The semi-final against Mount Sion was a titanic struggle, a really great contest, but again the lads showed what they were made of, and that was a special victory for everyone associated with the club”