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21 signs you're a sports fan from Waterford

Go on the Deise boy.

21. You can’t envisage a time when this man isn’t playing hurling

Pic: INPHO/Billy Stickland

And you’d love to see him lift the cup in this photo some day.

20. You saw Craig Breen go-karting as a youngster and knew the lad was a bit special

Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

He zips along the Outer Ring Road.

19. You taught John O’Shea how to do this back in the day with Ferrybank AFC


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18. But you don’t know where he learnt to do this.


YouTube: Chris Berisford

17. When it comes to Gaelic football, in Jackson you trust.

Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

Can’t fault his commitment to the Deise cause.

16. And you know Jackson makes an unbeatable quiz team with Michael Ryan

Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

True story: Back in the day Kiely’s preparation for the RTÉ show Where In the World, which he won, involved coaching from Ryan who noticed his tendency to pause before answering. As a method to help Kiely adjust to the pressure of appearing on TV, Ryan would smack Kiely’s knuckles with a ruler any time he’d slow up for an answer.

15. Forget chicken and pasta, you love a blaa to load up on the carbs as a pre-match meal

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14. It’s like this, you know that Dan is indeed the Man

Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

And if you don’t know him, don’t judge him.

13. You reckon Trap should put Daryl Murphy up top with Noel and Stephen Hunt playing off him

Pic: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

The Holy Deise Trinity.

12. You’ve booked the flights to Rio as you’re convinced Kelly Proper will be amongst the medals

Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

The Ferrybank crew will be dancing on the Copacabana.

11. You tell Kilkenny people that Henry, JJ and TJ learnt all their hurling in WIT

Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Waterford made them what they are.

10. You believe the Avonmore Snow Cream Wildcats are the best-named team in the history of basketball

Pic: INPHO/Tom Honan

Now they could shoot hoops.

9. You think there’s nowhere nicer in the world to watch a game than the Fraher Field on a fine day

Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

8. You think there’s nowhere worse in the world to watch a game than the Fraher Field on a bad day

Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

Anyone for a hot whiskey in the Park or Lawlor’s?

7. You spent many a happy Friday night down in the RSC cheering on the Blues

Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

Tommy Lynch pioneered the concept of tiki-taka when he was manager.

6. Your father/uncle/barman in the local say John Treacy hugged them first after the cross-country win in 1979

Pic: INPHO/Getty Images

5. You’d rather not talk about the events of September 7th, 2008

Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Kilkenny 3-30 Waterford 1-13. The mother of all hammerings.

4. But you’ll happily chat about the events of June 27th, 2004 all day long


YouTube: Kev Kehoe

Waterford 3-16 Cork 1-21. The greatest day ever. Fact.

3. You have insisted many times in your life that Sean Kelly is a WATERFORD man

And Tipperary have no claim to him.

2. You were on the original John Delaney disco train that arrived into Plunkett Station one Friday evening


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1. And finally just like John Mullane, you too love your county

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