NA PIARSAIGH GAA CLUB NOTES
Our minor hurlers opened their championship account last Friday evening when they travelled to Adare to take on the locals. Played in glorious sunshine this was a good contest from start to finish with scores at a premium. Our sideline was like a doctors surgery with crutches, broken fingers etc a plenty. We nevertheless fielded a fine side and one which hurled very well.
By the mid way point of the first half at the water break we trailed by two points 0-5 to 0-3, with two Wayne Kearns points from midfield the highlight.
The lads showing great battling qualities all throughout the game and anytime Adare appeared to be opening a gap the lads keeps pegging them back. At the short whistle we trailed by a solitary point 0-9 to 0-8 with points from Pa O Neill, Colm Downey, Wayne Kearns and Mark O Connor.
Into the second half and an Adare goal put us back under pressure but again we rallied and picked off some good points from Vince Harrington, Colm Downey and Mark O Connor.
The final few minutes could have gone either way but in the end a draw seemed a fair result.
Our defence coped well with Stephen Mitchell and John Fitzgerald in the full back line excelling whilst Vince Hartington held the middle well ably assisted by JJ Carey. Mark O Connor, Wayne Kearns and Bradley Moran all to the fore in what was a very good spirited team display.
Final score Na Piarsaigh 0-13 Adare 1-10.
Next up for the lads are NCW at home on Friday night
Team James Linnane, Stephen Mitchell, John Fitzgerald, Cathal Hassett, Fionn O Tiarnaigh, Vincent Harrington, JJ Carey, Mark O Connor, Wayne Kearns, Pa O Neill, Bradley Moran, Marcus Hogan, Cian Brosnan, Colm Downey, Adam Long.
Subs used Kieran Richardson, Josh Sheehan, Charles Hogan
Our intermediate hurlers made it 2 from 2 on Sunday evening when they defeated Effin 0-20 to 1-14.
We were always in control of this game and by the first water break we had opened up a 0-6 to 0-1 lead.
This lead was stretched to 9bpoints by the hald time whistle leading 0-12 to 0-3.
Effin upped the ante in the second half and despite conceding a goal we held on for a comfortable win 0-20 to 1-14.
We now look forward to a quarter final slot in a few weeks time.
Our Senior Footballers begin their Championship campaign this coming Saturday when they travel to Clarina to face Adare at 7pm
We wish new manager Micheal Lynch and the panel of players the very best of luck.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
Limerick Draw for 2020 will take place on Saturday 29th August during the Live 95 Sport Program between 10am & 11am.
The Exclusive Star Prize for this draw is A Luxurious 2 Ball At the Adare Manor Including Caddies.
Why not join today and show your support for Na Piarsaigh and Limerick GAA.
Contact Draw Co ordinatorKenny for more details at (087)795 6436
Our senior camogie team opened their account with a tough away assignment against Granagh Ballingarry on Sunday morning.
Played in glorious weather we got off to a great start with a goal inside the first few minutes from Aine O Tiarnaigh.
We added a point and were hurling well although the radar was slightly off with several chances going a begging. Granagh took their points and by the half time whistle they led the contest by 0-6 to 1-1. This young team showed no fear of their vaunted opponents and as many as 5 of them still plying their trade at the minor grade finishing up on the pitch by the end. Lisanna Boylan, Aine O Tiarnaigh, Enya Harrington, Rachel Considine all hurled well to compliment the core of the side which contained the evergreen Katie Campbell, Snead McNamara, Tara Skeehan and Niamh Tuite. As the game came to a close it was Granagh who held the upper hand. A late chance by Rachel Considine which hit the post was out final chance to get back into the game.
Final score Na Piarsaigh 1-2 Granagh Ballingarry 0-11
The future looks bright for this young side with plenty to work with in the weeks and months ahead.
Our summer camp kicks off this Monday morning Aug 10th for the week.
Places still available for anyone looking to attend
Camp will take place daily from 10am to 1.15pm
Fixtures for the week sees
Tues 12th JBHC v Crecora Manister in Crecora at 7pm
Fri 14th MHC v NCW in Na Piarsaigh at 7pm
Sat 15th SFC v Adare in Clarina at 7pm
Mon 17th U16HC v Monaleen away at 7pm
Tues 18th JBHC v Kildimo Pallaskenry in Na Piarsaigh at 7pm