NA PIARSAIGH GAA CLUB NOTES
On Sunday night our Junior footballers their second game of the campaign when they travelled to rathbane to take on Ballybricken Bohermore.
The game began even enough with points being traded but once the Bally boys got their first goal it was all one-way traffic until half time where the score was 1-13 to 0-2.
We began the second half in much more positive fashion and had three unanswered points on the board. That is as good as it got for us with our opponents adding a second goal before the end.
Final score Na Piarsaigh 0-6 Ballybricken Bohermore 2-22.
UNDER 19 HURLERS
Mungret 0-23 Na Piarsaigh 1-9
Our under 19s travelled to Mungret to take on the locals on Sunday morning where they came up against a much physically stronger home side.
We started slowly and trailed by 4 points before getting on the board.
However, by the water break we had recovered and were all square at 4 points each.
It was the start of the third quarter where the damage was done and six unanswered Mungret points put daylight between the teams.
We did however raise the only green flag of the game and one more point was out tally to leave the final score of Na Piarsaigh 1-9 Mungret St Pauls 0-23
The lotto results for Monday 23rd Aug were as follows.
The numbers drawn were 11, 13, 18, 22. No overall jackpot winner but 3 lucky dip winners were
Niall White, Fiona Dowling and Clare Ryan.
Seller’s prize went to Paddy Dowling and Clare Ryan
Next week’s jackpot is now at €7,400
UNDER 15 FOOTBALLERS
Our under 15 footballers were in Feile na nGael action over the weekend.
On Friday they travelled out to Clarina to take part in a group that contained Ballybrown, Kilacolla Gaels and Monaleen.
We had a tonic start in game 1 where we defeated the hosts on a 2-06 to 0-2 scoreline.
Round 2 came fast against Kilacolla Gaels and this time an agonising 1 point defeat.
Thios left Monaleen on Saturday morning and again our lads put in a huge performance seeing off Monaleen on a 4-3 to 0-2 scoreline.
However other results in the group meant it was the end of the road for the team.
It was an excellent effort put in by each and every player over the three games. Well done to all concerned.
Incidentally Kilacolla Gales ended up winning the tournament so it was so near yet so far for our young team…
Our senior footballers were in Round 2 action in the County Senior Football Championship on Saturday night.
They travelled to Clarina to take on Adare in a must win game to keep their hopes of progression alive.
However, on the night it was last year’s County Champions who were always in control in spite of our best efforts.
We trailed at the break by 1-8 to 0-4.
The second we began brightly but it was Adare who kept the scoreboard moving and by the water break it was 1-12 to 0-6.
The game petered out after that with only a single point scored in the final 13 minutes.
It is back to the drawing board now for Micheal and his management team as they prepare for a relegation semi-final v St Kierans in 3 weeks’ time.
Our minor camogie side had an excellent victory on Tuesday evening against Kileedy on a 4-14 to 2-5 scoreline.
Some excellent play all throughout by the girls who now set up a semi-final spot.
We were deeply saddened by the news last Monday of the passing of former camogie player Kate O Donnell. Kate won an under 12 County title with he club back in 2002 and was a very committed and talented corner back who was a pleasure to coach.
Our thoughts and prayers go to her all her family, friends and neighbours.
Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam dilis
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
The club Limerick draw for August was held last Saturday and unfortunately, we had no winner this month.
However, with 3 more draws and lots more prizes on offer , be sure to get your ticket today at www.clublimerickdraw.ie
UNDER 17 Footballers
Our under 17 footballers had an excellent victory over Mungret’s second team on Monday winning on a 7-12 to 1-4 scoreline
The team are moving along nicely and improving steadily. Well done to all concerned.
We wish Peter Casey and Alan Dempsey speedy recoveries from injury .
We would also like to wish or senior hurling squad the very best of luck this coming Saturday night in Round 1 of the Country Senior Hurling championship against Kilmallock.
Throw in is at 7.30pm in the Gaelic Grounds.