Waterford didn't really set up defensively though. they played 4 men in the half forward line and two inside. Their forwards made no impact though and the likes of Moran who is normally such an effective ball carrier for them was not in the game at all.
They played man for man at the back and were completely undermined by their full back being beaten by every ball that was put in on top of him and the rest of their backs lost their nerve. Barron was the only one who really won his battle, they were well beaten all over the pitch.