How the Rebels rated against the Déise

How the Rebels rated against the Déise
Patrick Horgan after his goal. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

ANTHONY NASH: Some of his puck-outs were pinged to perfection to runners on the flanks but he’ll be a bit disappointed with the second goal. 7

SEÁN O’DONOGHUE: After struggling against Limerick he stood up, particularly in the second half, using his pace to drive out. 8

EOIN CADOGAN: Like Nash won’t have been happy with a goal from a dropping ball but this was his third excellent display in a row. All-Star form. 7

NIALL O’LEARY: Had a few shaky moments in the first half but coped admirably considering the volume of deliveries, one-on-one, he had to contend with. 7

ROBERT DOWNEY: Did a terrific job on Gearóid Hegarty the last day but got to hurl a lot more here. Showed his quality. 7

Robert Downey and Mark Coleman hunt Shane Bennett. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Robert Downey and Mark Coleman hunt Shane Bennett. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

MARK ELLIS: Held the middle, mopped up the breaks, popped up for a point. Solid. 7

MARK COLEMAN: Once again utilised his skill and hurling brain to skip off time and again with the sliotar. Slammed over two points and had a couple of assists as well. Oozed class. 9

BILL COOPER: Was taken off late on to a rousing ovation from the fans who appreciate how important his selfless running and tackling is. Class pass for the second goal. 7

DARRAGH FITZGIBBON: Nabbed three points but more importantly swept left and right across midfield to hoover up breaks. Developing into a very balanced number nine. 8

DANIEL KEARNEY: Fierce lively in the first half, quieter after when he got a knock but always dangerous in possession. 7

SEAMUS HARNEDY: Took a while to get motoring yet he still contributed 0-3 and could have had another 1-3. 7

Seamus Harnedy is tackled by Shane McNulty. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Seamus Harnedy is tackled by Shane McNulty. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

LUKE MEADE: Granted Waterford didn’t follow him outfield but he made them regret that. Arrowed a point, was fouled for a free and set up Horgan’s goal chance that whizzed over, and just hurled so much ball. 8

ALAN CADOGAN: Such a threat. Buried his goal, set up Horgan’s and another chance for Harnedy, as well as firing two more points and having three assists. 9

PATRICK HORGAN: Made and took his opening goal brilliantly and nearly had another in the second half. Some of his frees from distance were monstrous. 8

AIDAN WALSH: Soared high for a puck-out to set up Daniel Kearney’s point but with Cork monopolising possession he wasn’t as involved as he’d been in Limerick. 6

SUBS: Shane Kingston 8, Conor Lehane 6, Christopher Joyce 6, Robbie O’Flynn 6, Tim O’Mahony 7.

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