Shane Fives in action for Waterford against Limerick in the Munster SHC Final.
Shane Fives in action for Waterford against Limerick in the Munster SHC Final.

Shane Fives fit for All-Ireland SHC Final


By John Harrington

Waterford manager Liam Cahill says defender Shane Fives will be available for selection for the All-Ireland SHC Final against Limerick.

Fives injured a quad muscle in the Munster Final against the Shannonsiders and missed the All-Ireland quarter-final and semi-final wins over Clare and Kilkenny, but has now made a full recovery.

“Shane Fives is back from injury after the Munster final and is training well, he’s putting himself into contention for the All-Ireland final, for selection,” said Cahill this evening.

“Everybody else is fine as of now. We still have a number of training sessions to get through and we just hope that everyone gets through those okay.”

The Government recently announced that full county panels can attend the remaining games in the All-Ireland championships as the nation returns to Level Three of the Covid-response plan.

Up to now, matchday panels have been restricted to no more than 26 players and 12 backroom team members.

Cahill is delighted that every member of his panel will now have the opportunity to partake in All-Ireland Final day.

"It’s brilliant news," said Cahill. "I’m delighted to be able to bring all our panel to Dublin for the All-Ireland.

"It’s been tough going to date, I think that’s been well aired by a lot of managers to date. I think it’s well done to everyone concerned for making it happen."