Maurice Shanahan

Maurice Shanahan
Personal information
Irish name Muiris Ó Seanacháin
Sport Hurling
Position Full Forward
Born (1990-02-01) 1 February 1990
Waterford, Ireland
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Years Club
2007- Lismore
Years County Apps (scores)
2009- Waterford 19 (4-100)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All Stars 1
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 9 June 2015.

Maurice Shanahan (born 1 February 1990) is an Irish hurler who plays as a right corner-forward for the Waterford senior team.

Born in Lismore, County Waterford, Shanahan first excelled at hurling during his schooling at Blackwater Community School. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Waterford minor team, before later joining the under-21 side. He made his senior debut during the 2009 championship. Shanahan immediately became a regular member of the starting fifteen and has won one Munster medal and one National Hurling League medal.

At club level Shanahan plays with Lismore.

His brother, Dan Shanahan, also enjoyed a lengthy career with Waterford.


Shanahan has played with his club, Lismore since a young age. Shandy presently plays in the half forward line for the club and is the club primary free taker and is well known for his unbelievable accuracy and towering height of 6 foot five inches. Lismore reached the county final in 2009 after Shandy playing a huge part in getting there. They drew and then narrowly lost the replay by a point. Maurice was the clubs top this year.


Shanahan made his Senior Inter-county debut for Waterford against Tipperary GAA in the first round of the 2009 National Hurling League.[1] 2009 continued to be a successful year for the young man considered to be one of the hottest young properties in inter-county hurling as he made his championship debut coming off the bench against Tipperary in the Munster final on 12 July making his immediate impact on the game by almost scoring a fantastic goal although missing the opportunity at a crucial time. Maurice Shanahan is thought to be Waterford's brightest, upcoming star after his brilliant performance at under 21. Shanahan's tenacity and temperament have led to critics comparing the young man to his brother Dan.

Championship Appearances

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Match report
1 12 July 2009 Semple Stadium, Thurles Tipperary 0–0 2–16 : 4–14 Munster Final RTE Sport
2 26 July 2009 Semple Stadium, Thurles Galway 0–0 1–16 : 0–18 All-Ireland Quarter-final RTE Sport
3 9 August 2009 Croke Park, Dublin Kilkenny 0–0 3–15 : 2–23 All-Ireland Semi-final RTE Sport
4 7 June 2010 Semple Stadium, Thurles Clare 0–2 0–22 : 1–15 Munster Semi-final RTE Sport
5 11 July 2010 Semple Stadium, Thurles Cork 0–0 2–15 : 2–15 Munster Final RTE Sport
6 17 July 2010 Semple Stadium, Thurles Cork 0–0 1–16 : 1–13 Munster Final Replay RTE Sport
7 12 June 2011 Semple Stadium, Thurles Limerick 0–2 3–16 : 3–15 Munster Semi-final RTE Sport


  1. Archives. Archives (2009-02-11). Retrieved on 2012-02-07. Archived 22 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.


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