NA PIARSAIGH GAA CLUB NOTES
Saturday 8th Aug
Junior 12 a side Championship
Rd 1 – away to Ballybrown 7pm
Sunday 9th Aug
Rd 1 – 9th Aug away to Granagh-Ballingarry 11:30am
Minor A Plate semi final Blackrock/Effin 3-9, Na Piarsaigh 2-7
Minor A Camogie Plate semi-final
Na Piarsaigh 2-7, Blackrock-Effin 3-9
Our minor camogie team travelled to Effin this Monday evening to take on the hosts. They wasted no time getting into the game with early points from Aine Ní Tiernaigh, Elle O’Regan & Eval Long putting us 0-3 to 0-1 after 10 minutes. The amalgamation side answered with 2-2 of their own before Enya Harrington scored a major all the way from a 45 for us leaving the half time score 2-5 to 1-4. Blackrock hit us with an early second half goal before Lizannna Boylan hit one for the blues leaving it 3-7 to 2-6 at the final water break. Lizanna & others would be denied further goals by an in form Blackrock-Effin keeper who produced several outstanding saves as we sought to close the gap but it was not to be our day. A great performance from our girls who have come one so much in this 4 match campaign. Panel: Ciara Grant, Laura Ahern, Lizanna Boylan (1-0), Robyn Conlon (0-1), Enya Harrington (1-1, 1-0 45, 0-1 free), Fiona Henn, Moya Henn, Orla Hickey, Katie Keane Hannah Kehoe, Eva Long (0-1), Aishling Morrissey, Sarah Murray, Ciara O’Brien, Sarah Stanley (0-1), Orna O’Neill, Elle O’Regan (0-1), Grace Palmer, Rebecca Slater, Aine Tierney (0-2, 0-1 free), Sarah O’Keeffe
Our senior hurlers were back in action in the second game of the group where our opponents were Ahane.
The added pressure of a must win game gave the fixture extra spice which no doubt helped sharpen the focus.
This was a very good team performance with our captain Will O Donoghue leading from the front with an excellent game throughout.
The team showed a couple of changes from the previous outing with Intermediate duo of Kieran Kennedy and James O Brien getting the nod following their excellent performances the previous week.Conor Houlihan breaking a bone in the hand so we wish him a speedy recovery.
The lads didnt leave the side down at all with both hurling well and fit in well in the defensive unit overall.
We began the game with intent and flashed over some great points early on from Adrian Breen, Kevin Downes, Will Henn and David Dempsey.
Our first goal came mid way through the half when a Conor Boylan run led to a great pass and goal from Adrian Breen.
By half time we had opened up a 1-13 to 0-5 lead and headed into the second half with an extra man following a red card on the stroke on half time.
The second half following a similiar vein with some excellent points scored.
Will Henn capped off a good performance with our second goal to seal a well earned and deserved victory.
The final scoreline was Na Piarsaigh 2-23 Ahane 0-9
Na Piarsaigh: Padraig Kennedy, Jerome Boylan, Mike Casey, Kieran Kennedy, Mike Foley, Ronan Lynch, James O’Brien, Thomas Grimes, William O’Donoghue (c), Conor Boylan, Kevin Downes, David Dempsey, Peter Casey, Adrian Breen, William Henn.
Ronan Lynch 0-4 (3 frees, 1 65), Kevin Downes 0-2, David Dempsey 0-3, Peter Casey 0-2, Adrian Breen 1-4, William Henn 1-8 (0-5 frees)
That result now means that Kilmallock play Ahane this weekend and a draw or win for the Balbec would see them into a semi final.
A loss for Kilmallock would see all 3 teams on 2 points and therefore Na Piarsaigh would progress to the semi final on scoring difference. All will be revealed at the weekend!!!
Our Intermediate hurlers are back in action this weekend when they face Effin to decide the group winners this Sunday evening in Bruff at 7pm.
We wish them well.
Condolences to Kathleen O Connor on the death of her brother R.I.P in NCW
As the fixtures are coming fast and furious we ask all patroms to adhere to the guidelines from the GAA.
Please practise social distancing, wash your hands and respect others around you.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
The 4th Club Limerick draw for 2020 will take place on 29th August during the Live 95fm sport show between 10 and 11am
The exclusive star prize for this draw is a Luxurious 2ball golf outing in Adare Manor with caddies.
Its never too late to join the draw and you can do so by contacting draw coordinator Kenny at 087 7956436 or any member of the committee
Wed 5th Aug: Under 14AHC v Kilacolla Gaels Away at 7pm
Wed 5th Aug: Under 14BHC v Askeaton Ballysteen Kilcornan in Askeaton at 7pm
Fri 7th Aug: MHC v Adare in Adare at 7pm
Sat 8th Aug: Jun Cam v Ballybrown in Clarina at 7pm
Sun 9th Aug: Sen Cam CH Rd 1 v Granagh Ballingarry in Ballingarry at 11.30am
Sun 9th Aug: Int HC v Effin in Bruff at 7pm