Ricken puts his faith in the sensational Brian Hurley

Well, what can you say, on a scoreboard higher than Cork the McGrath Cup was nine points better than Waterford at Pierk Ui Rin on a January night, but actually the gap in the class was much greater than that.

The Rebels looked comfortable from the third to the 73rd minute as they kept a flexible, but totally over arm’s length away from Waterford, securing a credible 1-18 along the way.