Stephen O’Keeffe in action during Waterford’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final win over Kilkenny in Croke Park. Photo: INPHO/Tommy Dickson.
Waterford goalkeeper, Stephen O’Keeffe (29), has today announced that he will not be involved with the Waterford senior hurling squad in 2021.
The surprise news cam in the form of a shot statement from Waterford GAA PRO, Taylor Murray.
“Stephen O’Keeffe has informed the Waterford Management Team he is taking some time out and will be unavailable for the 2021 season. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Stephen who has given fantastic service to Waterford Hurling over the last 10 years.”
The Ballygunner number one has been an ever present in the Waterford team over the last decade and he was in brilliant form this year in the Déise’s run to the All-Ireland Final with a string of excellent displays that have him very much in contention for a second All-Star award.
His brilliant double save in the All-Ireland Final against Limerick will surely be voted the save of the year.
We wish him well.
Stephen O’Keeffe arriving for the recent All-Ireland SHC Final in Croke Park against Limerick.