Waterford SHC final: Gunners grind out victory

October 18, 2015

Ballygunner's Shane Walsh.
©INPHO/Ken Sutton.

Ballygunner 0-16
Tallow 0-12

Ballygunner retained the Waterford SHC title thanks to a four point victory over Tallow in Walsh Park today.

The sides were evenly matched during a first half which finished 0-8 apiece but the Gunners pulled away in the second-half to get their hands on the coveted silverware for the 14th time.

It was a repeat of the 2011 final and the outcome was the same with Brian O'Sullivan top scoring for the winners with 0-5, two from play.

Up-and-coming minor star Peter Hogan found the target with three points from play in the second-half while captain David O'Sullivan sent over two points from his centre-back position.

Tallow were unable to find a way past a resolute defence which was superbly marshalled by the captain along with Barry Coughlan and Philip Mahony.

Once the celebrations have ended, Ballygunner will turn their attention to a Munster Club SHC semi-final showdown against Glen Rovers of Cork which is scheduled to take place at the same venue in two weeks time.

Ballygunner - S O'Keeffe; I Kenny, B Coughlan, E Hayden; S Walsh, D O'Sullivan (0-3), Philip Mahony; B O'Keeffe, H Barnes; JJ Hutchinson, S O'Sullivan (0-2), Barry O'Sullivan (0-1); C Power (0-2), Brian O'Sullivan (0-5, 2f, 1'65), P Hogan (0-2). Subs: T O'Sullivan (0-1) for JJ Hutchinson, S Power for B O'Keeffe, C Sheehan for C Power.

Tallow - S O'Sullivan; M O'Brien, D O'Brien, K Kearney; A Kearney, J Murray, J Neville; P O'Brien, K Geary; W Henley, T Ryan (0-1), Bob McCarthy; E Sheehan (0-1), R Grey (0-10, 7f, 3'65), J Henley. Subs: P Kearney for Bob McCarthy, Bill McCarthy for J Neville, S Feeney for W Henley, J Beecher for J Henley.

Referee - T Walsh.

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