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.
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.
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.
The Championship Preview: Dalo, Ger Cunningham and Derek McGrath throw it in
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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.
Derek McGrath's future, why Clare fans must step up and are Galway too defensive?
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.