NA PIARSAIGH GAA CLUB NOTES
Congratulations to Peter, Jerome, Conor, Will and Adrian who all saw game time in Limericks final league outing versus Westmeath.
With just three weeks to Championship time against Cork on July 3rd.
We wish John Kiely and his charges well as they prepare to defend their All Ireland crown.
We also wish David Dempsey and Mike Casey continued good wishes as they recover from injury.
There was no joy for the Limerick Senior Footballers who succumbed to a good Derry side in the Div 3 semi final.
A gallant effort and a big learning curve for Limerick as they make preparations for the Munster Championship against Waterford in a couple of weeks time.
Our own Gordon Brown cementing his place in the number 7 Jersey.
Best of luck to Billy Lee and Co as they countdown their preparations for the weeks ahead.
There was no joy on the camogie front either as the Senior and Junior teams both losing out.
Nevertheless the girls hurled well and will no doubt come on from these big games.
Our own Laura O Neill and Sinead McNamara part of the Senior squad with Enya Harrington and Niamh Tuite flying the Na Piarsaigh flag with the Juniors.Best of luck to Pat Ryan and his management in the weeks ahead.
The under 16 squad were also in action with no fewer than 3 Na Piarsaigh players amongst the squad. Niamh Skehan, Trudy O Loughlin and Jayne Meaney.
Best of luck to Paul Neenan and his squad in their preparations
UNDER 16 HURLERS
Our under hurlers were in action during the week when they contested the 2020 Shield final against Mungret.
A very slow start to the game had us trail by 6 points to nil inside the opening quarter. Nerves were settled slightly with two pointed frees but Mungret raised their first green flag leaving us in all sorts of bother through the middle.
By the half time whistle we trailed by 5 points on a 1-9 to 1-4 scoreline.
The second half saw a much improved performance and by the water break we were level with 2 goals from Vince and Josh respectively. At that stage it 3-6 to 1-12 but from here to the finish it was Mungret who finished stronger with a penalty conversion sealing the win.
Not to be for the lads this time but no doubt will be back better and stronger in the 2021 season. We look forward to the next game already.
The team for the record was James Linnane, Cormac Benson, John O Tiarnaigh, Matthew McGann, Joe Buckley, Bradley Moran(0-1f), Killian McNamara, Wayne Kearns(1-1), Josh Sheehan(1-1), Ger O Tiarnaigh, Vince Harrington(1-2), Sam Jordan, James Naughton, Jim Beary, Eoin Halvey.. Adam Jordan, Andrew Stack, James Finn, Luke Shinnors, Jack Kinsella, Shane Downey, Brian Kelly, Ben Sheehan, Richard Curtin, Stephen McKeown, Sam Murray, Liam Talbot, John O Keefe, Ronan Ryan, Conor Ryan, Daire Patton, Eoin Vukovic, Padraig Duggan.
Our Intermediate hurlers were finally back in action following the lockdown and it was great to see everyone out and about. Fielding a relatively young and inexperienced side minus the majority of last seasons team. It was great to see these young lads hurl with abandon and match their opponents with skill and endevour. The team was dotted with experience in captain Evan Condon in goal, Evan O Brien and Paul Downes in the full back line, Kevin McNamara at wing back and David Shepperd at full forward.
We began the game quite well with youngsters Dylan Lynch, Matthew DeCourcey, Pa O Neill and JJ Carey prominent. Three points a piece from Dylan( 3 frees) and Pa O Neill along with points from David Shepperd and Justin Norden had us level at half time 2-03 to 0-9.
In the second half we upped our game and following the water break. By the second half water break we trailed by a point 2-7 to 0-12 but the final 13 minutes we powered on to the finish. Further scores from David Shepperd(4), Daniel Long(2), JJ Carey, John Leahy and Ger Kearns sealed an excellent win for the team.
Overall it was very pleasing to see our younger brigade hurl so well and no doubt these games will bring them on no end.
Compliments to Mike Mann who had a good game and also to our ground staff who had the pitch in great condition.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 0-18 St Patricks 2-7
Team: Evan Condon, Paul Considine, Evan O Brien, Paul Downes, Kevin McNamara, Luke O Sullivan, John Fitzgerald, JJ Carey(0-1), Joe Gleeson, Matthew DeCourcy, Dylan Lynch(0-3f), Daniel Long(0-2), Pa O Neill(0-3), David Shepperd(0-6), Justin Norden. Subs: Ger Kearns(0-1), Ruairidh O Connaill, Cian Brosnan, Adam Long, Colm Downey, John Leahy(0-1), Calvin Moynihan.
SUMMER CAMPS 2021
The dates for this years Summer camps have been released.
The camp will take place over 2 consecutive weeks beginning on Tuesday June 30th to Friday 2nd July incl with the second week commencing on Monday 5th July to Friday 9th July incl.
The camp is open to all 5 to 13 year olds.
The camp will run from 10am to 1.30pm each day, with drop off available from 9.30am each morning.
Please bring the following with you
Packed lunch with water
Hurley and helmet
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Our Senior footballers were in action for the first time in months when they entertained St Patricks at home In the City Football league
A Lively encounter with St Patricks coming out on top on a 1-9 to 3-6 scorleine.
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