# derek mcgrath

Last year
# coach workshop
“I remember saying, ‘Stephen Kenny could do a lot worse than Jim McGuinness’”
Shane Keegan discusses coach education, transferable skills, taking risks and creating decision-makers.
All time
# management team
Ex-Waterford boss McGrath to stay in Laois minor role for 2021
He will assist former Dublin hurler Declan Qualter, who has been named manager.
# The42 Membership
'I said to myself if I’m here next year at the end of this, I’m going change up this thing radically'
Derek McGrath is this week’s guest on the How To Win At Dominoes podcast.
# derek mcgrath
'I'd love to have another cut at it' - hurling ambitions, Laois role and Waterford change
No longer a senior hurling manager but Derek McGrath remains centrally involved in the sport.
# Shock Move
Derek McGrath in talks with Laois over minor hurling coaching role
McGrath is set to meet Laois chiefs in the coming days but nothing has been agreed yet.
# reflections
McGrath on possible Waterford return, interest in managing another county and Sunday Game 'regrets'
Derek McGrath refused to rule out the prospect of returning to the Deise job.
# Bad Call
'If that's a yellow card we might as well give it up' - Ex-Waterford boss slams Gleeson sending off
The Waterford player was dismissed with two yellow cards in their Munster SHC clash with Tipperary.
# Championship Is Back
'They’re giving the public what they want' - Sunday Game pundit backs hurling-heavy schedule
Derek McGrath believes RTÉ made the right decision to televise nine Munster SHC games this summer.
# On Home Ground
Derek McGrath: 'The Newbridge or nowhere stance was probably an epiphany moment for all of us'
The former Waterford boss on last week’s news that Walsh Park will be available for them this summer.
# A helping hand
'Lovely fella, so down to earth' - Ex-Waterford boss gives coaching masterclass before All-Ireland final
Derek McGrath took the Gailltír camogie club for a guest session ahead of their All-Ireland final this weekend.
# Pastures new
Waterford confirm new hurling and football managers for 2019
Pauric Fanning and Benji Whelan have been appointed to the respective roles.
# 5-year plan
McGrath open to returning as Déise hurling boss
After stepping down this month, McGrath sees the appeal of coming back when the squad’s young leaders are hitting their peak.
# Deise Leader
In praise of Derek - 'He was like a father figure in that regard, trying to steer you on the right path'
Waterford forward Brian O’Halloran salutes their departing manager Derek McGrath.
# emotional exit
'More than a manager' - Tributes pour in for departing Déise boss Derek McGrath
Gach Rud. Gach Lá.
# gach rud gach la
'This team will be forever ingrained in my heart': Derek McGrath steps down as Déise hurling boss
‘After five thoroughly enjoyable years working with the most committed, dedicated, honest and genuine players to represent our county’.
# Deise Future
Derek McGrath: 'I will give myself some time, I don’t have a story for you today on it'
Waterford’s 2018 campaign concluded in Semple Stadium yesterday.
# Moving On
'We don’t want any discussion about referee’s decisions' - Waterford boss looking ahead
There was plenty controversy over Tipperary’s second goal but Derek McGrath is focusing on the upcoming challenges.
# Drama
Here's the controversial 'goal' that helped Tipp snatch a draw and left Waterford fans furious
Austin Gleeson fumbled the sliotar – but TV replays suggested that it never crossed the line.
# Casualty List
Defensive pair out for months with broken bones as Waterford's hurling injury crisis deepens
Tadhg de Búrca and Barry Coughlan both suffered serious injuries in last Sunday’s game in Ennis.
# Drive For Deise
Waterford's affinity with Mayo, the anonymity for players based in Dublin and league struggles
Derek McGrath is back plotting Waterford’s fortunes for a fifth season.
# Shane Bennett
Waterford boss confirms key forward set to miss entire 2018 season
Derek McGrath hasn’t been able to persuade Shane Bennett back to the Deise setup.
# starting XV
9 of Waterford's All-Ireland team to face Wexford as Limerick hand out 3 league debuts
Derek McGrath and John Kiely take their sides into league action tomorrow.
# Deise Options
Injury setbacks for Waterford's Devine and O'Keeffe while hope not lost of Bennett playing in 2018
Derek McGrath’s side start their league campaign against Wexford on Sunday.
# Brick Walsh
Staying on! A 16th season beckons in 2018 for Waterford senior hurling veteran
Michael Walsh started out with Waterford in 2003.
# run it back
'We’ll go all in for 2018 and see how it goes': Derek McGrath ready for one more crack at Liam
McGrath has confirmed he’ll remain in charge of Waterford for 2018.
# Deise Demands
The challenge for McGrath and Waterford hurlers as they aim to take final step in 2018
The Waterford hurling manager has committed again to their cause for 2018.
Derek McGrath to stay in charge of Waterford hurlers for a fifth season
The manager’s future had been uncertain in the wake of the heartbreaking All-Ireland final loss to Galway.
# Looking Back
'It’s still raw, hugely disappointing' - Coping with Waterford's All-Ireland setback
Captain Kevin Moran on the loss to Galway and the future of his manager.
# Not Funny
Derek McGrath criticises RTÉ for Up For The Match sketch with sweeping brushes
“It was disappointing to see the ball being passed from brush to brush on national television.”
# Brilliant Brick
'He’s the best team player that’s ever played for Waterford – simple as'
Derek McGrath lauded Michael Brick Walsh after yesterday’s final.
# Reaction
Waterford boss McGrath 'overcome with pride' despite All-Ireland final heartbreak
“Moral victories are probably gone in Waterford. It’s so hard to get back here again.”
# thurles thriller
53 scores, a late winning goal and a club classic that binds the Galway and Waterford bosses
Mícheal Donoghue and Derek McGrath were on opposite sides for the 2011 All-Ireland club semi-final.
# Deise Duo
Derek and Dan, the sideline combo guiding Waterford - 'He is a fine fella, a witty, funny fella'
Their hurling relationship stretches back 23 years.
# Flashback
Great footage of Derek McGrath and Micheál Donoghue in opposition in the 1992 minor final
“How many fingers am I holding up?”
# Sidelined
Waterford won't appeal Conor Gleeson suspension for All-Ireland final with Galway
The defender will miss the clash on 3 September.
# Comment
Waterford a bridge too far for Cork but they can reflect on plenty good work in 2017
The Rebels have bowed out but can reflect on major progress.
# we meet again
25 years on from playing in minor final, Waterford and Galway bosses to face off in senior decider
Derek McGrath and Micheal Donoghue cross paths once more.
# expert view
Massive day for Waterford, Cork have still made progress in 2017 and Gleeson in trouble
The42′s columnist John Gardiner looks back at today’s match in Croke Park.
# i loves my county
'In the case of Waterford fans, it's the hope that sustains them year after year'
Waterford supporter Amy O’Connor on a county’s dream to finally land the Liam MacCarthy Cup.
# starting XV
Selection Box - What decisions face Cork and Waterford in picking their teams for Sunday?
Derek McGrath and Kieran Kingston are putting the finishing touches to their preparations.