Welcome home: McGrath joins Waterford backroom team

It seems Ken McGrath just couldn’t stay away from inter-county hurling.

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DÉISE HURLING LEGEND Ken McGrath has joined the Waterford backroom team as one of Michael Ryan’s selectors.

The three-time All Star, who retired last March at the age of 33, replaces Nicky Cashin who stepped down as a selector earlier this week.

Speaking to WLR FM this morning, Ryan confirmed that McGrath will begin his new role immediately ahead of Sunday’s crucial league game against Galway in Pearse Stadium.

Asked about the reasons for Cashin’s departure, Ryan said he had stepped down for personal reasons and that they would remain good friends.

McGrath made over 50 championship appearances for Waterford during a 15-year career at senior level. In 2004, he captained the side to the Munster championship, one of four which won during his time in blue and white.

Waterford are currently bottom of Division 1A with three defeats from their opening three league games.

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