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Power guns down Lismore

Champions Ballygunner will face De La Salle on Sunday next after they overcame Lismore in the semi-final at the second time of asking.

Lismore had the better start and Maurice Shanahan had two frees on the board after two minutes. However, the champions were all square at half-time, thanks mainly to four frees by Stephen Power.

Ballygunner in the second half had points from Stephen and Tommy Power as well as Shane O'Sullivan which put them 0-13 to 0-10 in front at the end of the third quarter. The only goal came nine minutes from the end -- David O'Sullivan netting from close range to set Ballygunner up for the win.

Scorers -- Ballygunner: S Power 0-9 (8f), D O'Sullivan 1-2 Pauric Mahony, Tommy Power 0-2 each, S O'Sullivan, S Walsh, M Kearney 0-1 each. Lismore: M Shanahan 0-7 (7f), D Shanahan, R Barry, C O'Gorman, T Walsh 0-1 each.

Ballygunner -- S O'Keeffe; J Kearney, W Kiely, A Kirwan; S O'Keeffe, F Hartley, Philip Mahony; S O'Sullivan, H Barnes; S Power, S Walsh, D O'Sullivan; JJ Hutchinson, Pauric Mahony, T Power. Subs: B Coughlin for S O'Keeffe, N Waldron for T Power, M Kearney for Hutchinson, V Molloy for Hartley.

Lismore -- B Landers; E Bennett, M Coleman, P Howard; D O'Gorman, S Kearney, J Prendergast; D Howard, S Bennett; D Shanahan, M Shanahan, C O'Gorman; R Barry, S Daly, P Prendergast. Subs: W Cunningham for D O'Gorman, S O'Keeffe for Daly, T Walsh for Barry, J O'Connor for Coleman.

Ref --A Kissane (Dunhill).

Irish Independent