Our Intermediate footballers were back in action on Saturday when they entered the Munster Club fray as Limerick Champions to take on the Waterford Champions Roanmore in Kilmallock.
Playing in the unfamiliar green of Limerick due to a clash of colors our lads were keen to put in a good performance and they most certainly lived up to that. Buoyed by the return to the senior ranks this was bonus territory for the lads who were able to give Munster a good lash.
A lively opening period with both teams getting a feel for each other and the game swung from end to end. It was a full eight minutes before the game’s opening score and a pointed free from Dylan Cronin. This was followed by a point from Evan Egan. The Waterford champions hit back with three points of their own. A Kieran Daly free leveled it on 22 minutes and from here to the break we dominated possession. Points from Dylan Cronin, Reuben McCarthy, and Jack Barry sent us in at the break six points to three.
We faced a stiff breeze in the second period and worked the ball well going forward. Dylan Cronin added an excellent point before the evergreen Evan Sweeney slotted home our first goal. Two Roanmore points were sandwiched between two points from Dylan and Kieran Daly. The game could have been well over only for the heroics of the Roanmore netminder who pulled off a succession of saves in the second half in particular. However, as time went into the red it was that man again Evan Sweeney to raise our second green flag and the game over. The first victory for our footballers in the provisional series now sets them up for a tilt against Tipperary champions Ballina in a few weeks’ time.
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 2-10 Roanmore 1-5
Our senior camogie team were also in action over the weekend when they faced off against Cappamore in the Senior B decider. This was a close affair throughout with Cappamore leading at the half time whistle. Our young team showed great battling qualities especially in the second half and tacked on some excellent scores In the end it was our girls who prevailed on a 0-12 to 1-6 scoreline.
Massive credit again this year to all who worked so hard to keep this time motoring. and of course, the players who put in another huge effort this year. We congratulate you all and look forward to next year already.
The jackpot this week will now be at €4800 following last week’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 09, 12, 15, 21. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dip winners included James Ryan, Ann Kavanagh, and Denis Duggan.
The seller’s prize went to Mick Carroll and the house draw prize to Paul Condon
Our Annual general meeting will take place on Friday December 9th at 8pm, prededed by mass for the deceased at 7.30pm
All nominations and motions must be with the secretary by November 25th, the required 14days prior to the meeting.
Next Sunday sees the Munster club semi-final swing into action.
Current champions Ballygunner visit the Gaelic Grounds for what is anticipated to be a mouth-watering contest. If previous outings are anything to go by we should be in for a close contest.
We urge all our supporters to make a special effort to get to headquarters this Sunday to cheer on the lads.
We wish Kieran and all the lads the very best of luck.
The game will also be live on TG4
The weekly bingo continues in earnest each Tuesday with a good crowd present most evenings. We encourage all newcomers to come on down and join the craic.
Doors open at 7.30 pm with the first call at 8 pm sharp.