Our intermediate hurlers were back in action on Thursday evening when they faced Croom in Mungret.
We began the game extremely slow and following Pat Gleesons opening score found ourselves 1-5 to 0-1 after 20 minutes.
Some very sluggish play inside those opening minutes.
Then David Sheppard produced some magic with 2 quick-fire goals along with points from Shane Dowling, Pat Gleeson, and James Daly to send us in a point up at the break 2-4 to 1-6 a truly remarkable recovery.
The second half was much better from the lads with some excellent scores tacked-on.
Shane Dowling added three more points to his tally and substitute Dylan Cronin gave the management food for thought with a goal and a point following his introduction.
Overall a much better second half performance with several players showing up well including Padraic Heaney, Pat Gleeson, David Sheppard and James Daly
Last round of the group stages is on next weekend when we face Bruree in Clarina on Sunday
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 3-14 Croom 2-10
Shane Dowling(0-4), Conor Richardson, Niall Buckley, Padraic Heaney, Evan O Brien, James O Brien, Mark Buckley, Dean McLoughlin, Evan Gilvarry(0-1), Pat Gleeson(0-5f), Kevin Daly(0-1), John Fitzgerald, James Daly(0-2), David Sheppard(2-1), Kieran Daly
Our seniors made it four wins from 4 and qualified for a county semi final by virtue of a comprehensive victory over Adare.
We began well and opening scores from Adrian Breen, Will Henn(2), Kevin Downes(2), and Conor Boylan had us into a 6 points to one lead inside 10 minutes with the forwards moving well.
Adrian Breen added to his tally with our first green flag in 15 minutes to add to points from Peter Casey and evergreen corner back Kieran Kennedy.
Further points from Keith Dempsey and Kevin Downes were flashed over before Adrian Breen had his second goal on 20 minutes.
Not to be outdone by his corner back colleague Gearoid Synnott duly obliged with a point of his own sandwiched either side of points from Kevin Downes.
Half time we led by 2-15 to0-7 and were afforded the luxury of some replacements namely Evan Gilvarry, Emmet McEvoy, and Cathall King to add to the cause.
Further second half points form Kevin Downes and Will Henn sealed off a good team performance and a place straight into the semi-final for the lads on October 16th. Full time score Na Piarsaigh 2-20 Adare 0-13
Team: Evan Condon, Kieran Kennedy, Mike Casey, Gearoid Synnott, Sean Long, Jerome Boylan, Ronan Lynch, Will O Donoghue, Keith Dempsey, Conor Boylan, David Dempsey, Kevin Downes, Will Henn, Peter Casey and Adrian Breen.
We still have one more group game to play next weekend when we face off against Ahane in Claughaun next Sunday at 4 pm
Our Junior hurlers had had two outings lately winning both games.
In the first game, we defeated Mungret St Pauls on a 5-20m to 1-12 score line and followed this up with a one-sided affair against Claugahun on a 8-20 to 0-1
Well done to all concerned.
UNDER 13 FOOTBALL
Our under 13 were in action against Kildimo Pallaskenry and led at the break 1-1 to 0-3.
However, try as they might in the second half things just didn’t got to plan
The final score was Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-6 Na Piarsaigh 1-4
U16C Shield semi-final Ahane, 0-4, Na Piarsaigh 1-12
Tuesday 13th Sept
U14A Championship home to Newcastle West 6:30pm
Thursday 15th Sept
U16C Shield Final v Ballybrown in Fedamore 6:30pm
Saturday 17th Sept
Rd 3 Senior Championship home to Newcastle West at 6:30pm
Sunday 18th Sept
Junior 12 a side Championship away to Ahane at 3pm
The jackpot is now at €3900 following last Monday’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 03, 06, 23, 32
Lucky dips went to Con/Ann Daly, Kevin O Connor, and Kevin Barry.
The seller’s prize went to Kevin O Connor and the house prize to Peter Boylan.
Get your tickets today at www.napiarsaighgaa.com
CASH FOR CLOBBER
Our collection continues for the month of September
Bring all your used clothing to support your local GAA club every Monday and Wednesday from 7 to 8pm
We are looking for all used clothing, shoes, sandals, runners, shirts, blouses, rain gear, towels and dresses.
Contact Pat O Neill at 087 2074693 or Grainne Hickey at 086 3069154
Congratulations to Aaron Costelloe and Fiona Dowling on the birth of their son Josh Paddy. We wish you lifelong happiness together.
Congratulations also to Mike Casey and Will O Donoghue on receiving nominations for this seasons All Stars in hurling