The Waterford senior camogie team 'have no fear' of facing into a first-ever Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior quarter-final this weekend, where they will take on Tipperary on Saturday at Páirc Uí Chaoimh..

The Déise secured their spot in the knockout stages following a breakthrough campaign which culminated in a two-point win over Clare earlier this month, with key player Beth Carton pocketing 1-09 on the way to victory.

Niamh Rockett was also on target for Waterford in that tie, and she says they're determined to progress after coming through an adjustment period in the senior ranks.

"We said at the start of the year that we were going to put in a performance in every game we could," she told RTÉ Sport. 

"We'd a good league campaign and we were lucky to qualify for the semi-final so it was just about getting the performances in championship but we're delighted to get to the quarter-final.

"It's a first-ever quarter-final and it's been building the last couple of years. We're in senior the last three years and it's been building since then and we're delighted to be there now and relish the occasion."

The average age in the Waterford panel is between 21 and 22, according to Rockett. She insists however that the relative inexperience of that bunch has been a blessing for the team, as they have come embrace each new challenge on the big stage without any fear.

There are also the more seasoned members of the panel, including Rockett, who were involved when Waterford were crowned All-Ireland intermediate champions in 2015.

Bringing both groups together can certainly produce a formidable outfit, but Rockett emphasises that they must concentrate on the task at hand against Tipperary on Saturday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

"The younger girls have really shone through, they go out don't really care who they're marking and just give 100% in every game. It's definitely been to our advantage and they go out and give it their all, they don't know any better. 

"I suppose the big occasions don't really get to them and I suppose the older girls on the team, they've seen the 2015 All-Ireland and they've been at the big occasions before so they know what to expect and it's not going to be totally new to them."

"We're not really looking past Tipperary at the moment. They're an excellent side so we're just looking to get a performance against them and we'll just take it step by step. Our whole concentration is on that from the minute the final whistle went against Clare, we enjoyed ourselves but we've the focus back again on Tipperary.

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