Monday, August 6, 2007

Reaction to Waterford-Cork match

Man of the match
Dan Shanahan (Waterford): Goals win games, great goals electrify them. Shanahan achieved both, with his first goal stabilising Waterford at a time when Cork were going well, while the second decided the game and took his total for four championship games to 8-8, all from play.
Turning point
Shanahan's second goal in the 57th minute gave Waterford a four-point lead, the biggest advantage either side had enjoyed up to then. It provided them with a cushion which they used effectively to close out the game.
Talking point
Are Waterford finally ready to make the big push for All-Ireland glory? They seem better equipped now to do it than at any time for many years.
They said
Justin McCarthy (Waterford manager):
"Dan's goals were very important to our victory, but our biggest plus out there was the all-round performance of the side. Despite the fact that we were a point down at half time we were reasonably happy, as we felt we had played okay in the first half."

Gerald McCarthy (Cork): "Waterford deserved the win, and every Cork person will be hoping they go all the way in the All-Ireland. Dan Shanahan's goals were the difference between the teams, and he put the ball away the way he's been doing all season. Unfortunately we failed to take advantage of a few goal chances we had early on, and maybe those chances came a bit too early for our lads."
Irish Independent

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