DEREK MCGRATH AND his management team have committed to the 2018 season with Waterford.
The decision was unanimously ratified at a meeting of the Waterford executive committee last night.
McGrath helped guide his side to this year’s All-Ireland senior hurling final, where they were beaten 0-26 to 2-17 by Galway ultimately.
The manager’s future had been uncertain in the wake of the heartbreaking loss, but he has ultimately opted to stick around for another year at least.
After a Munster semi-final exit in June against Cork, McGrath steered Waterford to the county’s first All-Ireland decider since 2008 with victories over Offaly, Kilkenny, Wexford and Cork.
McGrath also guided Waterford to a hurling league title in 2015, in addition to helping them reach back-to-back Munster finals in 2015 and 2016.
Prior to those achievements, he had enjoyed success with De La Salle, overseeing their Waterford senior hurling championship success in 2012.
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