NA PIARSAIGH GAA CLUB NOTES
The dust has settled on our fantastic win in the County Senior Hurling final last week.
A brilliant performance and a 6th County title in 10 years in what is just a brilliant feat.
The club are massively proud of our senior hurlers and are a credit to our club.
Since round 1 where we were flat and Kilmallock took full advantage to fine victories over Ahane, Ballybrown and defending champions Patrickswell. Week by week we were steadily improving and on County Final day we saw a performance of pure skill, teamwork, passion and will to win.
I believe on that day in question no team would have stood in their way.
A truly remarkable group of men that they are and here is hoping the appetite and hunger will remain and we seek more victories, more titles and more accolades for this group.
A big thank you to Kieran Bermingham, Declan Fanning, Paul Condon, Conor Sheils, Diarmuid Madigan, Emmet Crowley and Alan Murnane for their efforts and hard work all year.
We can now sit back and see what many of these lads can contribute to the County scene and John Kiely puts together a panel for the weeks ahead.
Our intermediate hurlers also had an excellent season playing some great hurling under Emmet Beston and co.
However on County final day they came up just short losing out toa good NCW side in extra time.
That really doesn’t tell the true story of the team and this young side showed great maturity and no little skill and the weeks progressed.
In spite of losing many first team regulars on more than one occasion the team still performed brilliantly and especially in the semi final and final where a little bit of luck and they would have been crowned champions.
They say that you have to lose one to win one but somehow thats no consolation to the team at present.
We look forward to working with this group again next year as we seek to go one step further.
Thank you to the management team of Emmet Beston, Kenny Leonard and Bernie Buckley for their dedication and hard work and to the players for their efforts and commitment.
JUNIOR B HURLERS
Congratulations to our junior B hurlers who were crowned City Junior B hurling champions following an excellent win over Kildimo Pallaskenry in Crecora on Sunday.
Leading all the way through the contest with a goal in each half to run out winners on a 2-6 to 0-8 scoreline. Kevin Apples McNamara accepted the trophy on behalf of the team.
Well done to all concerned.
Well done to our senior footballers who survived the dreaded drop back to Intermediate football with an excellent 0-14 to 0-10 win over Dromcollogher Broadford on Friday night in Kilbreedy.
We wish to thank all involved with the footballers and in particular the manager Micheal Lynch.
A big thank you to their sponsor Mike Roberts also.
UNDER 14 HURLERS
Our under 14 hurlers were in action over the weekend when they took on Doon in Claughaun in the county semi final.
We played quite well in this game but the concession of two early goals rocked us back on our heels.
By the half time whistle it was Doon who led 3-3 to 0-7.
A second half comeback looked on the cards and by the water break we were 1-8 to 3-4 down.
However Doon finished stronger and in the end our efforts came up just short.
Final score Na Piarsaigh 1-10 Doon 4-8
A big thank you to Richard O Keefe, Kevin Downes, Tommy Grimes and the entire panel of players who were excellent all year.
The weekly lotto is back up and running and the current jackpot stands at €2800
Last weeks draw numbers were 01, 05, 09, 14
Lucky dip winners were Cian Kelly, Cathal Minihane, Eileen Verdon
Sellers prize went to Doreen Ryan
Congratulations to Podge and Jacinta Kennedy on the birth of their son Andrew
We wish you well with your new addition.
Congratulation also to Raymond and Sheila Jordan our sole winners in the Club Limerick Draw for September.