Na Piarsaigh GAA Club Notes
Our senior hurlers were in All County League action during the week when they hosted Adare to Pairc Ui Dromguil.
As ever the management having been working with a limited number of players due to non availability of so many lads travelling holiday etc.
Nevertheless we still managed to tog out a very good team on the night.
It was a close affair which was a credit to our lads as our hosts were all but full strength.
It was 1-7 to 1-6 at the break with our goal coming from Adrian Breen.
Brian Hartnett led a defence which hurled well and in goals Evan Egan showed some great touches and pulled off some excellent saves.
Jerome Boylan, James O Brien and Dean McLoughlin were the launch pad for many attacks along with Conor Boylan and Gordon Brown in midfield who put in a big effort throughout.
A draw it was in the end 1-17 a piece and all good experience for the many young lads on show.
With only 3 weeks away now to round 3 of the Champiuonship pending Limerick senior hurlers outcome v Kilkenny next Sunday.
team: Evan Egan, Kieran Kennedy, Brian Hartnett, Evan O Brien, Jerome Boylan, James OP Brien, Dean McLoughlin, Conor Boylan(0-2), Gordon Brown(0-1), Sean Long(0-3), Adrian Breen(1-3), Kevin Daly, Dylan Cronin, Will Henn(0-7), Joe Gleeson(0-1).
Subs used: Pauric Heaney, Ger Kearns, Pa Guinane, Neil O Gorman, Ian Considine, Donal O Connaill.
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Our senior footballers entertained Newcastlewest in the club on Saturday but unfortunately came undone by a slick NCW side.
The concession of 4 goals proving the difference on the night but nevertheless a good run out for the lads in preparation for round 3 of the championship which is fast approaching.
The majority of our scores coming from Evan Egan, Eoin Hogan and Aaron Costelloe with substitutes Daragh O Gorman and Donal O Connaill also scoring.
Team: Tommy Collins, Evan Gilvarry, Dean McLoughlin, Evan O Brien, Conor McLoughlin, Kevin Nolan, Gordon Brown, Daragh Kennedy, Anthony Kavanagh, Brian Shannon, Eoin Hogan, Will Henn, Evan Egan, Aaron Costelloe, Donal O Connaill.
Subs : Daragh O Gorman, Killian Collins, Reuben McCarthy, John Leahy
Final score: NCW 4-6 Na Piarsaigh 0-11
Well done to Limerick Senior hurlers who saw off the challenge of Carlow on Saturday.
Mike Casey, Will O Donoghue and Peter Casey contributing well with Shane Dowling on the bench along with David Dempsey.
Next Sunday sees Limerick take on Kilkenny in Thurles.
We wish all our lads well as we try to reach an All Ireland semi final.
Well done also to Emmet McEvoy who was center back for the Limerick minor hurlers who were second best versus Galway last Sunday.
Next up for them is a game v Kilkenny in 2 weeks time