Waterford Hurling woes worsen

Updated: March 23, 2012

Waterford’s under fire hurlers have suffered another blow with the announcement that selector Nicky Cashin has stepped down from his role with the county set-up.

The county executive of the county board has agreed to meet within the next 48 hours so as to find a replacement.

Waterford have lost their opening three games of this year’s league campaign and Cashin’s departure has increased the pressure on under-fire manager Michael Ryan.  Waterford have been hit hard this year by injuries and absentees with John Mullane only returning this week to the set-up after a ‘rest’ period and Eoin Kelly taking time to attain the ‘necessary’ fitness level.

Manager Ryan has this week gone on record as saying that he wanted to clarify that he had in fact not criticized his players following their 10-point defeat to Tipperary.  He was not happy that the media had painted a picture of him blaming the players for the display:  ”It came out in the newspapers that I had criticised my players and I would never do that,” Ryan said. “Both management and players all need to examine this result and look to move forward in a positive manner.”

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