NA PIARSAIGH GAA CLUB NOTES
Our senior footballers opened their Championship account on Saturday evening when they travelled to Clarina to face Adare.
On a rainy evening we got off to a slow start and found ourselves 1-02 to no score inside the first ten minutes.
Our first score came in the 8th minute when Kieran Barr slotted the ball coolly past the Adare net minder to make it 1-2 to 1-0 Points were traded with some niuce scores coming from Gordon Brown, Kieran Barr and Kieran Daly. Then a five minute spell wihich all but put paid to our chances.
A mix up defensively allowed Adare in for their second green flag and shortly afterwards we were down to 14 men when Dylan Cronin received his marching orders for a kicking offence. Eoin Hogan added a fouth point from a free on ther stroke of half time in what proved to be our final score.
Half time score was Adare 2-6 Na Piarsaigh 1-4
On the change of ends it was all Adare who used the extra men well. By the water break we had conceded a third goal and the game was definately over on the scoreboard. Our lads battled bravely but couldnt make any in roads on the scoreline. Best performers on the night were newcomer Barry Hartnett, Conor McLoughlin, Jack Barry and Ian Leonard.
It is now back to the drawing board for a clash with Fr Caseys next weekend. We will no doubt have learned a lot from this outing and will do our utmost to reverse our fortunes next week. Team: Eoin Sherlock, Diarmuid Ryan, Conor McLoughlin, Sean Hartney, Evan O Brien, Kevin Nolan, Jack Barry, Gordon Brown, Barry Hartnett, Ian Leonard, Kieran Daly, Reuben McCarthy, Kieran Barr, Dylan Cronin, Eoin Hogan. Subs Used: Brian Shannon, Christy O Hagan, Rory O Connell, Tom McKeon,
Final score: Na Piarsaigh 1-4 Adare 3-14
Our minor hurlers were in second round action on Friday evening when we welcomed Newcastlewest to Pairc Ui Dromguil. Having drawn our first game with Adare it was important to get a result from this game. It was our visitors who got off to the better start and by the tenth minute led by 5 points to two with our two points coming from Dylan Lynch and Mark O Connor.
We were all square by the water break and beyond with points from JJ Carey and 2 Dylan Lynch frees.The half time score was NCW 1-7 Na Piarsaigh 0-7.
Points from sub Kieran Richardson, Pa O Neill and Dylan Lynch saw the game in the melting pot. By the second water break we held a slender lead compliments of a goalk of our own. Our opponents pegged us back entering the closing stages with four points of their own but with huge battling spirit it was our lads who tacked on 4 vital points in the final few minutes to seal a brilliant victory.
Mark o Connor, Wayne Kearns and Dylan Lynch adding points to secure the two points on a 1-17 to 1-15 scoreline.
Credit to all the players who fought right to the last whistle.
We now conclude our group with a game against Monaleen
Team: James Linnane, Cormac Hassett, John Fitzgerald, Stephen Mitchell, Fionn O Tiarnaigh, Vince Harrington, JJ Carey, Mark O Connor, Wayne Kearns, Pa O Neill, Charles Hogan, Marcus Hogan, Bradley Moran, Colm Downey, Dylan Lynch Subs used Kieran Richardson, Josh Sheehan
Our fixtures for this week are
Mon 17th U16HC v Monaleen in Monaleen at 7pm
Tues 18th JBHC v Kildimo Pallaskenry in Na P at 7pm
Tues 18th U14 camogie v Monaleen in Na Piarsaigh at 630pm
Fri 21st MHC v Monaleen in Monaleen at 7pm
Frib21st SFC v Fr Caseys in Mick Neville Park at 730pm
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
The next Club Limerick draw takes place on Aug 26th.
If you are not in why not contact our draw coordinator Kenny Leonard for more details at