Friday, August 05, 2022

Ballygunner’s Dessie Hutchinson in action against Passage in the opening round of the 2022 Co. SHC. Photo: Maurice Hennebry.

1. Ian O’Regan (Mount Sion)
In his 21st season between the posts, the former Déise keeper denied Seanie Callaghan with a diving save.

2. Tadhg Foley (Ballygunner)
Tidy in possession before he landed a long distance point towards the end.

3. John Curran (Dungarvan)
Dominated the edge of the square from start to finish. Worthy of an inter county call-up.

4. Callum O’Neill (Passage)
Held Billy O’Keeffe to a point in a determined display.

5. Martin F O’Neill (Mount Sion)
Two long range points for the attacker turned defender.

6. Billy Nolan (Roanmore)
Three booming points from the county keeper. Stood up when the pressure was on in the second-half.

7. Thomas Whitty (Passage)
Nailed two identical sideline cuts in front of the Walsh Park stand.

8. Jack Prendergast (Lismore)
Took on the frees in Maurice Shanahan’s absence. The skipper shot eleven points (three from play) including a massive equaliser.

9. Owen Whelan (Mount Sion)
Not noted for his shooting but the Mount Sion warrior came up with five first-half points.

10. Oisín O’Gorman (Lismore)
Struck four points from play including three during Lismore’s second-half comeback.

11. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan)
The Dungarvan leader. 1-9 from 14 shots at the posts.

12. Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner)
Looked really sharp on Saturday night with 1-5 from play and 1-9 in total.

13. Dessie Hutchinson (Ballygunner)
Three first half points and three assists for the Club Hurler of the Year in a tough battle with Darragh Lynch.

14. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
Sion’s skipper scored 1-9 (1-5 from play) in a tour de force. His second-half solo goal was a wow moment.

15. Gavin O’Brien (Roanmore)
Ten points for Roanmore’s go-to forward (seven in the first-half). Deadly accurate from dead balls.

Mt. Sion’s Austin Gleeson after scoring his side’s second goal in their win over Abbeyside. Photo Sean Byrne.

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