Austin Gleeson may be free to play in the All Ireland hurling final but Waterford will have to do without Conor Gleeson against Galway next Sunday.
The player was unable overturn a one-match ban for a red card incurred in the semi final win over Cork.
Speaking to Off The Ball's Oisin Langan, Waterford manager Derek McGrath expressed his disappointment for the player but added that there will be no more steps taken to overturn the decision.
"There's a general feeling that we'll go to hearings level, we had discussed it with Conor prior to the hearing in terms of a negative outcome and that's how it's turned out, so happy to move on and prepare for the All Ireland in a diligent manner," he said.
"Obviously, we're gutted for Conor at the same time but unfortunately we just have to move forward and prepare for the final as best we can."
McGrath added that Conor Gleeson's absence will be keenly felt.
"Massive loss I think in the magnitude of the task he's undertaken in the last two or three weeks in terms of specific role. His loss will be felt retrospectively but hopefully not. It's an opportunity for someone else at the same time," he said.
"We're gutted for him, we're gutted for his family and gutted for his club."
McGrath also talked about how preparations for the final are going:
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