Maurice Shanahan scored a remarkable 2-17 (1-3 from play) as Lismore defeated Fourmilewater in the Co. SHC this afternoon in Fraher Field. Photo: Sean Byrne.
The JJ Kavanagh Sons Co. SHC round two clash between Lismore and Fourmilewater was many people’s idea of the match of the round but in the end it ended with an eight point win for Lismore with Maurice Shanahan the star of the show with an incredible personal tally of 2-17.
It was Lismore’s first game in this year’s championship, having sat out last weekend, while Fourmilewater came into the game off the back of a great win over Dungarvan on Sunday last.
There was little to choose between the teams after the opening quarter as Lismore led by six points to three.
The men from the Cathedral town upped the ante in the second quarter and they led at the break by eight on a score of 0-15 to 0-7, with Maurice Shanahan chipping in with 12 of those points.
The Fourmile’ men made a better fist of the third quarter and by the 45 minute mark they had reduced the deficit to five, 0-20 to 0-15.
That lead was down to four by the 55th minute and some Lismore supporters might have been getting a little nervous before Maurice Shanahan capped off a remarkable personal scoring display with a goaled penalty and a goal from play to end with 2-17 out of his side’s 2-22 final tally which saw them with eight to spare at the final whistle to Fourmile’s 0-20.
Maurice’s older brother, former hurler of the year Dan, also came on for the Lismore man, to begin his 28th season playing for the club’s first team. Some going.
Lismore will play Dungarvan next weekend.
The next game up on this weekend’s SHC schedule is the meeting of Abbeyside and Ballysaggart from 7pm….here is our preview: https://waterford-news.ie/2020/07/31/abbeyside-strong-favourites-to-overcome-ballysaggart/#.XyWLbihKjIU