After Sunday's epic battle at Croke Park, a game that certainly lit up a hurling championship in dire need of a lift, both Kilkenny and Waterford will now have their sights set on next weekend's All-Ireland SHC semi-final replay at Semple Stadium.

For most of the drawn encounter, it looked like the Déise were on their way to reaching the 4 September decider, but a Walter Walsh goal and a subsequent point from Conor Fogarty ensured parity for the Cats.

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The question that many will now ask is whether Derek McGrath's side have missed their chance?

Aside from the Leinster semi-final replay defeat to Dublin in 2013, Kilkenny's record under Brian Cody in replays in unblemished. That said, Waterford selector Dan Shanahan, while disappointed that they didn't seal the deal at the first time of asking, is confident they can put in another big performance on Saturday evening next.

Speaking to RTÉ's GAA Podcast Jones' Road, Shanahan said: "We're disappointed we didn't win, I won't lie about that, but we didn't lose the game.

"Next Saturday will be different. Kilkenny will have a game under their belt. People are saying that we'll have no chance against them next weekend - that they are a wounded animal - but we're wounded ourselves that we didn't win the first game."

The former Waterford player and three-time All Star also spoke about getting the minds right for the replay.

"We've had our recovery sessions and now we will work hard on getting the boys mentally right," he said.

"We have to get them to believe and to perform as well as they did on Sunday. If they do that, we have a great chance against Kilkenny again."

Next Saturday's replay has a 6.45pm throw-in, a start time that does not impress Shanahan.

"I'm disappointed that an All-Ireland semi-final is on a 6.45 on a Saturday evening.

"Why couldn't they put the two games on the one day and fill Croke Park on Sunday along with Tipperary and Galway?

"Thurles isn't the problem. It's just the time and that fact that we could nearly be playing the game under lights."