Thursday, September 02, 2021

1. Michael Ryan (Ballysaggart)


Pulled off a point blank save from Sean Walsh in injury time. His long deliveries caused panic in the Fourmilewater defence.

2. Carthach Daly (Lismore)
The Waterford under 20 defender tackled Tallow’s Tommy Ryan on the edge of the square. He minded the house for Lismore in the absence of David Prendergast.

3. Thomas O’Gorman (Fourmilewater)
A miraculous goal line save kept out a Ryan Bennett shot that seemed destined for the back of the net. The former Déise footballer made another brave block from Steven Mangan.

4. Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner)
The Gunners captain gave Stephen O’Keeffe an armchair ride as he dealt with the Ballyduff Upper danger men.

5. Iarlaith Daly (Lismore)
A trouble-free return from injury. He drove out with ball and fired long clearances on top of Maurice Shanahan.

6. Darragh Lyons (Dungarvan)
Dominated the game as a loose defender as he stopped De La Salle attacks and started Dungarvan ones. Brave as a lion in the tackle. He landed a massive first-half point when his team needed it most.

7. Jamie Nagle (Dungarvan)


A steady hand in the half back line as he cut out the supply to the De La Salle forwards and delivered quality ball to his team mates.

8. Jack Prendergast (Lismore)
Lismore’s Jack in the Box got three points from play on Sunday night. The speedster took the Tallow defenders on a tour of Fraher Field.

9. Paddy Leavy (Ballygunner)
Kept the Gunners ticking over in the engine room with his stick passes. A master of the Brick flick.

10. Michael Kiely (Dungarvan)


Produced the moment of the weekend when he blocked down Thomas Douglas with his bare hands after losing his hurley. He also scored 1-2 in a famous win for the Blues.

11. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan)
1-12 (1-8 in the second half) and an assist for Michael Kiely’s goal from Dungarvan’s go-to man. He worked his socks off as a roving centre forward and caused county team mate Jake Dillon all kinds of problems.

12. Maurice Shanahan (Lismore)


Another massive haul for Maurice. 1-11 from frees, 1-2 from play, a goal from a penalty and a goal from a 65. 4-13 in all. He never lets Lismore down.

13. Mark Fitzgerald (Passage)
2-3 from play for the Waterford under 20 hurler on his senior debut. He has a bright future ahead of him.

14. Dessie Hutchinson (Ballygunner)


1-6 (1-4 from play) for the Gunners hitman in his 42 minutes of action as he bamboozled the Ballyduff Upper full back line.

15. Aaron Ryan (Fourmilewater)
A coming of age performance from the young free taker. Seven points in the first half and four in the final quarter steered Fourmile to victory. He got five from play including a beauty in front of the bank.

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By Tomás McCarthy
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