Congratulations to our senior hurlers who are back in a County final following a very good victory over a spirited South Liberties team.
Played in wet conditions in Kilmallock on Saturday we got off to a tentative start and drove a few wides as the ring rust appeared evident early on.
However we soon found our groove and began to hurl well.
Points from Adrian Breen 3 from play along with 3 pointed frees from Kevin Downes and a single from Conor Boylan and Keith Dempsey had us up by three points at the break having played with a strong breeze. A tad bit concerning no doubt but as is always the case the focus is always on our process and we duly trusted our ability and hard work to see us through.
In the second half we really knuckled down and began to pick off some great scores.
Our backs were excellent, especially in the second half against the wind with a long ball coming in which was dealt with extremely well.
Mike Foley was on loads of ball and contributed two fine points into the mix. Behind him, the full-back line of Jerome, Mike, and Emmet was solid throughout laying a platform for the team.
Further up the field, the lads worked tirelessly winning vital possessions and picking off some excellent scores.
The score of the game was no doubt the movement and clinical finish of David Dempsey’s goal to seal an excellent second-half display.
We now face Kilmallock in the decider in two weeks’ time where nothing less than a top-notch display will do.
So it’s back to the training field for the next 2 weeks to prepare for our 10th county final appearance in 13 years.
We look forward to it in earnest for what will be another great day for the club.
Incidentally, the game will be the first on the newly laid pitch in the TUS Gaelic Grounds with a 430pm throw in live on TG4
Final score Na Piarsaigh 1-23 South Liberties 0-9.
Team: Evan Condon, Jerome Boylan, Mike Casey, Emmet McEvoy, Mike Foley(0-2), Ronan Lynch, Cathall King, Will O Donoghue, Keith Dempsey(0-1), David Dempsey(1-1), Kevin Downes (0-8f), Conor Boylan(0-1), Will Henn(0-2), Peter Casey(0-2), Adrian Breen(0-6)
The jackpot now sits at €4400 following last weeks draw.
The numbers drawn were 08, 14, 19, 27.
Lucky dip winners were Martha Walsh, Sean McAuliffe, Marion Nolan.
The sellers prize went to Gerry Shannon and the house draw to Ger Bowen
This weekend sees the Intermediate hurlers in County semi-final action when they face Granagh Ballingarry for a place in this year’s final.
We wish the entire squad and management the very best of luck in Clarina on Sunday with a 1 pm throw-in time.
The footballers also now know their opposition for the Intermediate County Final following Dromcollogher’s victory over St Senan’s
The game will take place in Askeaton on Saturday the 29th Oct 22 at 3.30pm
We wish Micheal and his management team and squad the very best wishes.
The weekly bingo continues each Tuesday evening with doors opening from 7.30 pm
The first call is 8 pm and all newcomers are extremely welcome.
Our Halloween camp will take place from Wednesday Nov 2nd to Friday Nov 4th inclusive.
The camp will run from 10am to 1.30pm daily with all comers welcome
Cost is €40 per child
Our camogie club are running a camogathon fundraiser this coming Saturday from dawn to dusk to raise funds for the day to day running of their club activities. Their aim is to promote camogie in a positive light and ensure that it can be played in a safe environment.
You can donate through the go fund me page on https://gofundme/e68f80b7 or call down on the day from 8am to 6pm and donate to the bucket collectors
A brilliant venture by our amazing camogie club.
Our under 21 hurlers open their account this coming Wednesday night when they travel to Mick Neville Park to take on Ballybrown with an 8pm throw in.
We wish Conor Sheils and his team the very best wishes for the season ahead.