The manager of the 2016 Hurling All-Ireland Under-21 Champions will lead the 2017 parade along with some of the stars of his winning team. He has always had a strong link with this current crop of Waterford players, having nurtured the talents of players like Austin Gleeson, Shane Bennett, Stephen Bennett, and Patrick Curran, who have since become house-hold names.
He was also the boss when Waterford won the 2013 minor All-Ireland. While still playing junior hurling for Mount Sion, he got involved in the club’s underage teams and that was the springboard to coaching Waterford underage sides.
Speaking about the grand marshall this year, Adam Wyse, Mayor of Waterford City and County said “It’s a great privilege to be able to celebrate the success of Sean Power and his team on such a large scale, this year’s parade is all about going green to celebrate the opening of Waterford Greenway project, we want people to get out and enjoy this amazing amenity we now have joining our City and county, and what better way to celebrate that then to commemorate a team who have given the entire county such joy and pride”.