Paul Murray strikes winner as Cappoquin pip Lismore

A last-gasp Paul Murray point pinched victory for Cappoquin over local rivals Lismore at Ballyduff last night (2-16 to 2-15). It represented an amazing turnaround for Ger Manley’s men after their 23-point defeat to Mount Sion last weekend.

Jack Prendergast’s goal helped Lismore into an eight-point lead but Maurice Shanahan hobbled off with a suspected ankle knock just before half time and the Cornerstone boys showed their mettle.

Andy Molumby rippled the net on 27 minutes and Killian O’Sullivan scrambled home a second goal on 40 minutes to send them in front for the first time. Dan Shananhan netted for Lismore on 50 minutes to regain the lead briefly. Cappoquin remained calm before Murray supplied the decisive last minute point.

It was a weekend of shock results in the second round as Roanmore and Abbeyside surprised title contenders Mount Sion and De La Salle.

Roanmore toppled Eastern rivals Mount Sion by 0-15 to 0-12 at Walsh Park yesterday afternoon. Waterford minor Billy Nolan converted 10 frees, including six in the second half, as the Sky Blues made amends for their first round loss to Passage.

Sion played with a stiff breeze in the opening half but reached the dressing rooms on level terms (eight points apiece). Ken McGrath’s side claimed the first three points on the restart but a resilient Roanmore had the wind at their backs and six dead balls in a row from Nolan put them in pole position.

A powerful Abbeyside outfit upset De La Salle in a Saturday night thriller at Fraher Field to register their second win of the season (2-17 to 0-20).

Stephen Cliffe rifled in 1-8 of that winning total with Patrick Hurney and goalkeeper Sean Daly also making key second half contributions.

De La Salle held a slender 0-11 to 1-7 interval advantage. Patrick Hurney’s ambitious point effort after eight minutes deceived John Coady and slipped across the line. De La Salle rebounded through Jake Dillon, Eddie Barrett and John Mullane to overtake the Villagers at the break.

A gripping second half unfolded. On 35 minutes, Patrick Hurney teed up Cliffe who sent a bullet under Coady (2-9 to 0-12). Salle responded in the best possible manner with the next four points, three from Jake Dillon and a Brian Phelan free. The game took another twist as Patrick Hurney delivered three unanswered points in as many minutes to regain the lead for Abbeyside. They clung to a one-point lead with three minutes remaining when Sean Daly walloped a free over the bar from inside his own half. Two late Gary Hurney singles guaranteed the points.

Stephen Power struck 1-7 in the absence of Pauric Mahony as Ballygunner shook off Fourmilewater by 1-14 to 1-7. Conor Gleeson’s second minute strike rattled the champions initially as their opponents hared out of the traps. Power belted to the roof of the net on the stroke of half time however and the Gunners never looked back.

2013 winners Passage finished strongly to surge past Dungarvan at Walsh Park (2-18 to 2-12). Man of the match Thomas Connors hit 2-6 from play.

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