I probably asked for it after talking up Waterford’s chances in the NFL. John Owens was quite unabashed about his desire to repeat Tipperary’s charge up through the divisions, and it’s still early days. There are no obvious whipping boys (*cough* LondonKilkenny *cough*) so it’s reasonable to assume you can afford to lose more than one game and do well unlike might be expected in Division Four. But Wexford have been there done that in recent years, even going as far as the All-Ireland semi-final, beating Armagh along the way. Even in the absence of the recently-retired Mattie Forde they’ve got far more big time nous than Waterford. On a positive note, none of the other counties have that kind of experience. Martin Furlong is still retired, right?