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Maurice Shanahan scores 1-9 as Lismore claim Munster title

The Waterford side dismissed Kerry’s Kilmoyley in the intermediate decider.

Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Lismore (Waterford) 2-14
Kilmoyley (Kerry) 0-13

WATERFORD STAR MAURICE Shanahan scored 1-9 as Lismore claimed the Munster Club IHC title at Mallow on Saturday afternoon.

With the sides level at half-time 0-7 each, the Waterford champions asserted themselves on the resumption, with Shanahan sending over a free for his fifth point before a long clearance found its way through to Peter O’Keeffe, who cleverly flicked the ball home.

That gave the Tony Browne-coached side a cushion they were never likely to relinquish but in the 40th minute Shanahan found the net, with a beautiful dink over Kilmoyley goalkeeper Aiden McCabe.

Shortly before the second goal, the Kerry senior champions’ captain McCabe had saved brilliantly to deny Jordan Shanahan a goal and in the first half he also produced a great stop from Dan Shanahan.

From the 65 that resulted, Shanahan’s brother Maurice pushed Lismore 0-4 to 0-2 in front but two points from Kilmoyley’s main man Daniel Collins had them level again. Collins would end up scoring all of Kilmoyley’s output, but crucially goal chances remained at a premium for them.

Maurice Shanahan Shanahan in action for Waterford. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

They battled hard in the first half though and though an excellent Maurice Shanahan free put Lismore 0-7 to 0-5 in front with half-time approaching, Collins had them level by half-time, their supporters giving them a standing ovation as they went in.

Lismore roared out of the blocks on the resumption though and always looked the likelier winners.

Scorers for Lismore: Maurice Shanahan 1-9 (0-6 frees, 0-1 65), Peter O’Keeffe 1-0, John Prendergast, Brendan Landers, Jack Prendergast, Dan Shanahan 0-1 each.

Scorer for Kilmoyley: Daniel Collins 0-13 (0-8 frees).

Lismore:

1. Seánie Barry

4. Pat Hennessy
3. David Prendergast
2. Seán Reaney

7. Paudie Prendergast
6. Ray Barry
5. Eoin Bennett

8. Stevie Barry
9. John Prendergast

10. Brendan Landers
11. Jack Prendergast
12. Maurice Shanahan

15. Peter O’Keeffe
14. Dan Shanahan
13. Jordan Shanahan

Subs:
17. Brian Bennett for Stevie Barry (42)
18. Ronan Landers for Jordan Shanahan (49)
19. Emmet Quann for Landers (60)
20. Eric O’Sullivan for John Prendergast (60)
21. Ollie Lineen for O’Keeffe (60).

Kilmoyley:

1. Aiden McCabe

2. Seánie Murnane
3. Colman Savage
7. Dougie Fitzell

6. Tom Murnane
5. Seán Dowling
4. Kieran McCarthy

8. Paudie O’Connor
9. James Godley

11. Daniel Collins
12. Seán Maunsell
10. Robert Collins

15. Adrian Royle
13. Maurice O’Connor
29. Luke Fitzell

Subs:
19. Joseph McElligott for Luke Fitzell (38)
14. Jordan Brick for Seán Maunsell (51)
17. Flor McCarthy for Dowling (58)
21. Brendan Harris for Robert Collins (58)
25. John P O’Mahony for Murnan (60)
22. Tommy Maunsell for Harris (60, blood)

Referee: Rory McGann (Clare).

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