Na Piarsaigh GAA Club Notes:
Our senior hurlers were in round 3 action in the Irish Wire County Senior Hurling Championship on Saturday when they travelled to Bruff to take on Doon.
The first half was really impressive with the green flag being raised on four occasions all for ourselves. Adrian Breen began the goals inside 5 minutes and Conor Boylan added another inside the first 15 minutes.
Ronan Lynch added some excellent frees before adding our third goal in the 22 minutes and this was swiftly followed by a fourth goal and Adrian Breen’s second. Peter Casey also contributed handsomely with four first-half points to leave the halftime score at 4-09 to 0-8 in our favor.
The second half was indeed similar but this time it was points we were taking. Some excellent shooting from Wayne Kearns, Emmet McEvoy, and goalkeeper Shane Dowling all adding points.
A good workmanlike performance from the team and one which will satisfy the management as the group begins to hot up.
Final score Na Piarsaigh 4-23 Doon 0-16
Team: Shane Dowling, Emmet McEvoy, Mike Casey(capt), John Fitzgerald, Mike Foley, Kevin Downes, Vince Harrington, Wayne Kearns, JJ Carey, Conor Boylan, David Dempsey, Ronan Lynch, Adrian Breen, Will Henn, Peter Casey
Scorers: Adrian Breen 2-3, Ronan Lynch 1-7, Conor Boylan 1-3, Peter Casey 0-5, Wayne Kearns 0-1, Keith Dempsey0-1, Emmet McEvoy0-1, Shane Dowling 0-1, David Dempsey 0-1
Our second string was also in action in Round 4 of the Premier Intermediate Championship where they faced Blackrock in Bruff on Sunday.
This was a tight affair from start to finish with both teams evenly matched.
Blackrock however were wasteful with their shooting and could have been much further in front at the break. We trailed at the break on an 0-8 to 0-6 scoreline.
It was great to see Alan Dempsey back following injury and he did well in that half alongside Conor Richardson, Mark O Connor and James O Brien.
We worked hard in that second half and into the closing minutes we had leveled the game at 14 points apiece. However, it was Blackrock who finished the stronger with the last three points to win the game on a 0-17 to 0-14 scoreline. A little disappointing as the game was there for the taking especially as we drew level.
We must now dust down and go again this Friday evening in Adare versus Effin.
Team: Evan Condon, Cathal McMullen, Gearoid Synnott, Padraic Heaney, Mark O Connor, James O Brien, Conor Richardson, Dean McLoughlin, Dylan Lynch, James Finn, Pat Gleeson, Kevin Daly, Marcus Hogan, Evan Sweeney, Alan Dempsey
We would like to send our biggest birthday wishes to our Club President Frank Kavanagh who is turning 95 this weekend.#
Have a great day Frank and best wishes to you.
U15 Hurling & Football:
Our under 15B hurlers had an excellent win over South Liberties on a 5-9 to 3-11 scoreline whilst our Under 15 footballers dug out a great result against St Kierans winning by a single point.
It was great to welcome back all our underage players last Saturday.
A mixture of old familiar faces along with some new ones.
We welcome everyone and here is hoping for some great fun along the way.
Our weekly Thursday slot is also back from 6 to 7 p.m. where the emphasis is on fundamental movement with FUN.
We look forward to seeing everyone having the craic on the pitch.
Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others:
The ladies are also back this coming Wednesday the 6th at 8pm.
New members welcome. Contact 085 1564938 for further details
Our weekly jackpot is now at €4600 following last week’s draw.
The numbers chosen were 03, 10, 23, 31.
Lucky dip winners were Grainne Hickey, Declan Lynch, and Bridget Laffan.
The seller’s prize went to Barry O Regan and the house prize to Bertie Lynch.