1. Michael Ryan (Ballysaggart)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.