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Derek McGrath

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Latest 1 May 2021 | Updated Daily

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Derek McGrath - The importance of evolution

The Mike Quirke Podcast

Derek McGrath played hurling at all levels for Waterford for many years, before eventually taking over as manager of the senior county side in 2013 for 5 seasons.  A deep thinker about the game and coaching in general, he is a regular newspaper columnist with the Irish Examiner and Sunday Game analyst, and in this episode his views on coaching will give you plenty of food for thought. Also, I've set up this podcast with a dual purpose in mind, firstly to provide some thoughtful debate for coaches, but I've also linked up with Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin, to try and help raise much needed money for them. Covid 19 continues to have a hugely negative impact on their ability to raise funds in the ways they normally do, so if you found some value in the podcast, it would be great if you could donate anything, no matter how small to Temple Street Children's Foundation through the link here: https://bit.ly/39857sS If you enjoyed this episode, click on the like button, share, leave a review and follow the podcast. Thanks for listening.

1hr 7mins

19 Feb 2021

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RTÉ GAA Podcast: Ulster football and hurling philosophy with Oisin McConville and Derek McGrath


It's a huge weekend of Championship action and to discuss it all Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Colm Keys of the Irish Independent, Oisin McConville and Derek McGrath.

1hr 13mins

29 Oct 2020

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RTÉ GAA Podcast: Paraic Fanning and Derek McGrath chat GPA calendar and famous Waterford rivalries


Ahead of this weekend's Waterford SHC showdown between city rivals Mount Sion and De La Salle, Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by former Waterford managers Derek McGrath and Paraic Fanning to chat about keeping enemies close, Ballygunner's excellence and the GPA proposals to fix the fixtures.

1hr 1min

13 Aug 2020

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RTÉ GAA Podcast: Donal Óg Cusack and Derek McGrath on effects of lockdown and best full-forwards


This week Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Donal Óg Cusack and Derek McGrath to assess the impact of the coronavirus shutdown on the mental health of GAA players. The pair also discuss the full-forward line on the All-Star hurling team of The Sunday Game era.


21 May 2020

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The Championship Preview: Dalo, Ger Cunningham and Derek McGrath throw it in

Irish Examiner Sport

The Walsh Park factor. Missing the buzz. Limerick wait. A backlash in Clare? Sheedy sticking with old guard. Cork's preparation. Who'll take the frees? Can you write off Kilkenny? Dublin's time. Wexford's tall order. Carlow's rise. Galway's refresh. All that and lots more in an hour of hurling chat with the three former inter-county bosses.

1hr 1min

10 May 2019

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Derek McGrath | Darkness Into Light, Managing in modern day hurling, 2019 Championship

OTB's Saturday Panel

Former Waterford manager Derek McGrath joined Nathan for today's special Saturday Panel as he teams up with Electric Ireland and Pieta House for Darkness Into Light


4 May 2019

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Joe Canning interview & Derek McGrath on the championship

The GAA Hour with Colm Parkinson

Wooly is joined on the line by Derek McGrath to look at some of the tactics we will see in this years championship and he met up with Joe Canning as well.


2 May 2019

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Derek McGrath's future, why Clare fans must step up and are Galway too defensive?

The Throw-In

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Irish Independent GAA correspondents Martin Breheny and Colm Keys along with Waterford legend John Mullane to discuss all the weekend's action.After coming into their final Munster round robin game being talked about as a potential rival to Galway, Limerick suffered a heavy defeat to Clare, with the Banner advancing to their second consecutive Munster final.John Mullane still thinks Limerick can have a big say in the championship while Colm Keys reckons Clare will need a big turnout from their fans to get over the line against Cork in the provincial decider.Mullane also thinks that it is time for Waterford manager Derek McGrath to walk away from the role after a season that was destroyed by injuries.In football, the lads discuss Galway's Connacht final win over Roscommon and debate whether the Tribesmen should commit to the style of play that secured victory in the second half rather than the even more defensive strategy that was employed in a lackluster opening 35 minutes.Will, Colm and Martin also look ahead to the Munster, Ulster and Leinster finals as well as round two of the qualifiers.


18 Jun 2018

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Derek McGrath interview, magic of Munster & umpire meltdown

The GAA Hour with Colm Parkinson

Wooly and Cheddar take a look back at a brilliant weekend of hurling, especially in the Munster championship while Derek McGrath joins on the line after Waterford's controversial draw with Tipperary.

1hr 23mins

4 Jun 2018

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Derek McGrath honesty, Wexford progress & penalty techniques

The GAA Hour with Colm Parkinson

Wooly, Chaddar and Damien take a look ahead to all the weekend’s hurling.

1hr 11mins

31 May 2018