Waterford edge Clare in extra time

A lovely evening for hurling in Ennis as almost 2,000 come to Cusack for this minor hurling clash.

The visitors take an early lead with a pointed from Flynn inside the opening two minutes.

Shane O’Donnell then cracks home a super goal within a minute of the opening score.  Clare 1-00 Waterford 0-01

Bennett then scores two quick points for the Déise to level the scores just inside the ten minute mark.   Clare 1-00 Waterford 0-03

Following a Clare point, Waterford take the lead inside 12 minutes with Flynn following up on a super Quilliagan save from a Bennett shot.   Clare 1-01 Waterford 1-03

Waterford quickly extend their lead to four points before two frees from Bobby Duggan put the home sides within two, ten minutes before the break.  Clare  1-03 Waterford 1-05

Another Duggan free on 25 minutes puts the minimum between the teams.

O’Sullivan then doubles Waterford lead three minutes before half-time before O’Sullivan quickly extends Waterford’s lead to two.   Waterford 1-06 Clare 1-04  a few minutes before half-time.

Foran then extends the lead to three with two minutes injury time to be played.

The sides then swap points in injury time.  Waterford 1-08 Clare 1-06 HALF-TIME

The breeze is quite strong and will favor Clare in the second half.  The prolific Bobby Duggan scores a goal for Clare five minutes into the second half to give them the lead.   Waterford 1-08 Clare 2-06

Not a lot is happening until 12 minutes into the second half when Kieran Power squares it up for Clare.   Waterford 1-09 Clare 2-06

The team’s swap scores again with the wind affecting the quality of the play.  The scores are level (1-10 to 2-07) with ten minutes to play.

Flynn and Harney then score quick points for Waterford to put them two up but a Duggan free puts Clare within one with five minutes to play.   Waterford 1-12 Clare 2-08

Stephen O’Donnell then scores another excellent goal for Clare to put them in front with two minutes to play.   Clare 3-08 Waterford 1-12

Waterford force a 20 meter free with the 60 minutes up but goalkeeper Quigley saves the resulting effort.  Four injury time to be played.

Two quick points from Benett level the scores three minutes into injury time.   Clare 3-08 Waterford 1-14 and the game is going to extra-time.

The teams swap scores in the extra period before Conor Deasy puts Clare one point up five minutes in.  Clare 3-10 Waterford 1-15

Bennett scores two and Harney another just before the half-time extra time break to give the Déise a three point lead.  Clare 3-10 Waterford 1-19

Duggan points two frees and Deasy nicks another point to level the scores with three minutes to go.  Clare 3-13 Waterford 1-19

Waterford’s Cathal Curran scores a point three minutes into injury time at the end of extra time to see his side progress to the semi-final following six minutes of injury-time.   Clare will meet the winner of Cork v Kerry.


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