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Waterford announce their team ahead of Saturday's Munster SFC clash with Clare

Waterford go into 2014 without Gary Hurney for the first time in 15 years.

Paul Whyte is the new go-to man for Waterford.
Paul Whyte is the new go-to man for Waterford.
Image: Gerry McManus/INPHO

NINE OF THE Waterford team who lost out by 26 points to Kerry in last year’s Munster semi final start in this year’s opener with Clare on Saturday evening.

Paul Whyte remains at full forward, the 22-year-old was one to have come out of last year’s 4-21 to 1-4 defeat with his head held high.

There are nine clubs represented, with just two Ballinacourty players making the starting fifteen despite their county championship success in 2013.

One man Waterford won’t be able to call on in Ennis is Gary Hurney. The Ballinacourty man retired at the end of last year’s club championship concluding a fifteen year inter-county career.

Gary Hurney Gary Hurney races past John Galvin in 2010. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Shane Briggs will captain the side from centre back. Throw-in on Saturday is at 7pm in Cusack Park.

Waterford (SFC v Clare)

1. Stephen Enright (Ballinacourty)

2. Dean Crowley (St. Saviours)

3. Thomas O’Gorman (Nire)

4. Maurice O’Gorman (Nire)

5. Conor Phelan (Brickey Rangers)

6. Shane Briggs (Ballinacourty)

7. Oran Keevers (De La Salle)

8. Shane Aherne (Stradbally)

9. Tommy Prendergast (Kilrossanty)

10. Michael O Gorman (Nire)

11. Liam O Lonáin (An Rinn)

12. Tadhg O hUallacháin (An Rinn)

13. Brian Wall (Nire)

14. Paul Whyte (Kilrossanty)

15. JJ Hutchinson (Gaultier)

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