Our weekly lotto draw continues each week with the current jackpot now up to €3600.
Last weeks numbers were 12, 21, 28, 30 No jackpot winner
£ lucky dip winners were Ciaran McHugh, Derek Keyes and Martin, Molli, Finn& Bailie Harty.
Sellers prize went to Lyn Kelly and House draw to Willie Fitzgerald.
Our under 15 hurlers were in Feile action over the weekend when we hosted Monaleen, Mungret and Kileedy/Tournafulla/Monagea.
We got off to a slow and probably nervous start against Kileedy/Monagea/ Tournafulla which was understandable considering the preparation work put in.
We led at the halftime whistle by 3 points to 2 with David O Keefe and Eoin Brosnan on the scoresheet.
However into the wind in the second half we improved immensely and delivered a more rounded performance to take game 1 on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-3.
Monaleen was next up and once again it was a tough close first half where scores were at a premium. We took a slender lead into the break of 3points to 2 and again it was Eoin Brosnan and David O Keefe on the scoreboard. In the second half we again showed our mettle and four points in total were enough to win game 2 on a 0-7 to 0-5 scoreline.
Mungret provided the opposition in game 3 . Goals from Danny Sheehan and Alex Kearns had us nicely in front at the break on a 2-6 to 0-5 score.
A second Danny goal was enough to see us home and unbeaten on Day 1.
Final score Na Piarsaigh 3-9 Mungret 2-5. Scorers were Danny Sheehan 2-0, Eoin Brosnan0-6, Alex Kearns 1-0, Conor Bermingham 0-2, James Butler 0-`1
Easter Monday we all travelled to Mick Neville Park for a semi final clash with Kilmallock.
The lads as they had done all weekend work tirelessly throughout and slowly built momentum. A James Butler goal settled us straight off and Eoin Brosnan and Paul; McDonagh tacked on points too.
Danny Sheehan again rattled the net before EOin Brosnan raised the third green flag to leave well in control at the break 3-3 to 0-2
Further second half points from Eoin Brosnan who showed great accuracy all weekend from frees and another David O Keefe point sandwiched in between our fourth goal from Conor Bermingham.
Final score was Na Piarsaigh 4-7 Kilmallock 0-6
So on to the final where a strong Ahane team waited.
Playing with the strong breeze in the first half we squandered a few chances early on. Points from Daragh Horkan, Eoin Brosnan and David O Keefe gave us our 0-3 first-half tally, however we did concede a goal to trail 1-4 to 0-3 at halftime.
As was the trend in every game we stormed into the game against the breeze and three further Eoin Brosnan frees had us right back in the fight.
The lads did all they could to somehow close the gap but in the end, one further Danny point was our final total and a narrow defeat against a very good Ahane team.
Final score Na Piarsaigh 0-7 Ahane 1-6
In spite of this defeat, it must be said that the lads played unbelievably well all tournament and were every bit as good as our opponents n the final with lady luck deserting them on the day.
We will have a huge say in this year’s championship no doubt so it’s back to the training fields to work some more.
We must also pay tribute to the management team of Mike and Peter Casey, Fergal Brosnan, Padraic Kennedy, Barry O Regan, Richard O Keefe and doctor Anghus McGann who put in savage preparation for this tournament.
The squad in full Adam Fitzsimons, Alex Freeman, Alex Kearns, Alex Robinson, Brian Connolly, Cian Halvey, Cillain Chambers, Conor Bermingham, Danny Sheehan, Darragh Horkan, David O Keefe, Eoin Brosnan, Fin Conlon, Harry McGann, Jack Downes, Jack Hannan, James Butler, Joe Patton, Joseph Corcoran, Leo Connolly, Marcus Murphy, Michael Bowens, Michael Duggan, Patrick Moran, Paul McDonagh.. Every player to a man was fantastic all weekend with huge credit to one and all.
The weekly bingo continues with the snowball still on €2100 in 50 balls or less.
Why not give it a try and bring a friend.
Every Tuesday evening the doors open at 7.30pm with the first call at 8 pm.
All newcomers are extremely welcome
It was a brilliant sight to see Mike Casey back in the green and white of Limerick after a lengthy absence and what a game he had.
He was ably assisted by our captain Will O Donoghue who was his usual brilliant best in the middle of the field.
Conor Boylan also making a late appearance in the closing stages.
Overall a great win for Limerick especially down in Cork.
We now look forward to Saturday night and a visit from the Deise.
No joy for Limerick Minor hurlers with Bradley Moran and Josh Sheehan starting in attack v Cork as they fell to a heavy defeat.
City Junior Hurling League win v Ballybrown
U15h V Kilmallock WIN
U15BH v Askeaton LOST
U13AH v Bruff 2-5 to 2-4 Lost
U13BH v Templeglantine LOST
City SF League v Claughaun LOST 1-10 to 0-11
Senior Camogie v Granagh Ballingarry LOST