NA PIARSAIGH GAA CLUB NOTES
Our senior hurlers are back into a county semi final after a comprehensive victory over Ballybrown in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday night.
Playing against the breeze in the first half we took some great scores from Conor Boylan, Kevin Downes, Will Henn, David Dempsey and 5 first half points from Peter Casey.
We led at the break on a 0-14 to 0-06 scoreline.
The second period was stop start with many frees given.
Ronan Lynch proved his prowess from dead balls whilst Kevin Downes also flashed over two quick fire points to leave us 0-20 to 0-11 in front at the second half water break.
From there to the finish we were always in control and points from Adam McNamara, Conor Boylan, Will Henn, Ronan Lynch and Adrian Breen ropunded off a solid nights work.
We now face County champions Patrickswell next Saturday night in what is a repeat of last years final.
The game will be shown on live stream on Limerick gaa tv and also up to the minute updates on Whats the scor app which is linked to our twitter account
Team: Podge Kennedy, Jerome Boylan, Mike Casey, Cathall King, Mike Foley, Ronan Lynch, James O Brien, Tommy Grimes, Will O Donoghue(capt), Adrian Breen, Kevin Downes, Conor Boylan, Peter Casey, David Dempsey, Will Henn. Subs used: Niall Buckley, Alan Dempsey, Adam McNamara.
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 0-26 Ballybrown 0-13
Our Intermediate hurlers also qualified for next weekends county semi finals by virtue of a good team win over Hospital Herbertstown in Caherconlish on Sunday.
We began slowly and trailed inside the opening minutes by 0-3to0-2.
However by the water break we were in front 1-4 to 0-5 courtesy of a great goal by Kevin Ryan.
From there to half time it was score for score and this was evident by the 1-8 apiece scoreline.
We hit a purple patch at the beginning of the second half and raced into a 4 point lead but again we were pegged back to a solitary point by the water break 1-12 to 1-11.
From here to the finish we tacked on a further 5 points and in spite of some late pressure we held on to record a fine victory 1-17 to 1-14
We now enter the semi final stages where we will play Feohanagh next Sunday in Creagh at 1pm.
Team: Evan Condon, Padraic Heaney, Gearoid Synnott, Conor Richardson, Evan O Brien, Emmet McEvoy, Donal O Connaill, Dean McLoughlin, Pat Gleeson, Keith Dempsey, Sean Long, Dylan Cronin, James Daly, Kevin Daly, Kevin Ryan.
Subs used: Mark O Connor, Matthew DeCourcey, Calvin Moran
Final score: Na Piarsaigh 1-17 Hospital Herbertstown 1-14
Our lotto draw will recommence next Sunday evening.
Please contact your local sellers for tickets or do it online through clubforce.com
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
The next club Limerick draw takes place on Sept 26th during Live 95fm sports show.
Lots of great prizes on offer with special prize of afternoon tea in Adare Manor.
Contact draw coordinator Kenny Leonard at 087 795 6436 for details
Senior Camogie Championship Round 3
Na Piarsaigh 1-9, Kileedy 1-16
We hosted Kileedy last Wednesday evening in the final round of the championship and what a humdinger this turned out to be,
Playing with the assistance of the breeze, we were level at the break 0-7 a piece in a titanic struggle with the strong favourites. Enya Harrington led the scoring with 5 points from placed balls and one each from Aine Ní Tiarnaigh and a superb long range point from Sinéad McNamara.
Enya goaled early in the second half to keep our hopes alive but Killeedy replied immediately with a major of their own. Following the enormous work rate & intensity, we faded in the final quarter and Kileedy ran out winners 1-16 to 1-9. This was one of the best performances ever by Na Piarsaigh senior camogie team and followed on from a very good performance against Granagh-Balingarry. We have certainly closed the gap on the big names of Limerick Camogie and consolidated ourselves as a senior camogie club.