Evans disappointed that Waterford were 'far more up for the game'

Manager John Evans felt that Waterford were 'far more up for the game' than Tipperary when he was interviewed following his team's exit from the McGrath Cup.

Manager John Evans felt that Waterford were 'far more up for the game' than Tipperary when he was interviewed following his team's exit from the McGrath Cup.

Evans said the McGrath Cup was always about giving new players an opportunity prior to the National Football League.

'We tried five or six new players on the first day out in the McGrath Cup and today we gave others a chance. That is the purpose of the McGrath Cup." he said.

The Tipp manager said he was unhappy to observe that Waterford were more up for the contest than Tipperary on the day.

He was also disappointed with the end product of a number of attacks by Tipperary.

"We created enough but on a number of attacks the ball fell into the goalie's hands or it went wide or we just took the wrong option and then they attacked and scored. They were far more economical than us on the day," said the Tipp manager.

He felt that there could have been goals for both teams on the day but that it was not to be their day and now they had to prepare for the league.

"Our major objective is the league, the McGrath Cup was for trying out players and that is what we did," he added.