NA PIARSAIGH GAA CLUB NOTES
Our senior hurlers made it back-to-back victories in the County Senior Hurling Championship over the weekend.
On Saturday night we faced Ballybrown in the Gaelic grounds under lights minus 7 players from last years county final.
Adam McNamara was the latest addition to the list as he struggled to shake off a knock from the previous round.
We began the game very sharply and had points on the board without reply courtesy of Will Henn, David Dempsey , Sean Long and Ronan Lynch. However, by the 10minute we were all square as Ballybrown fought back.
David Dempsey added our fifth before linking up with brother Keith to raise our first green flag.
It was truly Davids quarter as he notched up a further goal and 2 points to bring his first half tally to 2-3. Half time score was Na Piarsaigh 2-12 Ballybrown 0-9
The third quarter we added some further great scores by wing backs Mike Foley and Emmet McEvoy to add to points from Conor Boylan and David Dempsey and a long range free from Ronan Lynch.
In the final quarter we added further good scores from Kevin Downes, Conor Boylan, Sean Long and 2 pointed frees from Ronan and Keith
Our work rate continues to impress with all hands-on deck working hard from start to finish.
Great credit to all concerned for keeping the show so strongly on the road in spite of absentees.
We now await the quarter finals in 2 weeks’ time to determine our semi-final opponents.
Final score Na Piarsaigh 2-23 Ballybrown 0-15
Team: Kevin Ryan, Cathal King, Conor Houlihan, Kieran Kennedy, Mike Foley(0-1), Ronan Lynch(0-4), Emmet McEvoy(0-1), Will O Donoghue, Tommy Grimes(0-1), Sean long(0-2), David Dempsey(2-4), Conor Boylan(0-3), Will Henn(0-3), Kevin Downes(0-2), Keith Dempsey(0-2). Subs Used: Gearoid Synnott for Cathal King, Adam McNamara for Sean Long.
The weekly lotto draw results are as follows
The numbers drawn were 06, 17, 25, 26
Lucky dip winners were Mary o Brien, Mary Bourke and Martin/ Finn/ Mollie/ Bailie Harty.
Sellers’s prize was won by Danny Halpin and the house draw was won by Mick Carroll.
The jackpot next week is now up to €7700
Our Junior B hurlers were back in action on Sunday when they travelled to Clarina to take on Ballybrown.
Just like last week we had a strong showing with some excellent scores.
We led most of the way and scored some great points.
By the half time we led 0-9 to 1-3 and this improved somewhat by the water break where our lead was increased to 1-17 to 2-3.
The full time whistle showed a final score of Na Piarsaigh 1-25 Ballybrown 3-8 and our second win in successive weekends.
UNDER 17 FOOTBALLERS
Our under 17 footballers had an excellent win over St Kieran’s on a 2-9 to 2-6 scoreline working extremely hard to cut the half time deficit. Well done to all concerned.
UNDER 14 HURLERS
Our under 14 hurlers had a great days hurling in St Finbars of Cork bring home the Shield after a 4-12 to 6-3 final win.
Well done to the team and management
We would like to wish our Junior hurling manager Ruairi O Conaill the very best wishes as he heads to Spain during the week to take up work and thank him for all his efforts over the year.
Our Intermediate hurlers were drawn against Croagh Kilfinny in the County Intermediate quarter final fixed for two weeks’ time.
We wish them all well.
Best of luck To Micheal Lynch and the senior football squad as they continue preparations for this weekend’s relegation semi-final v St Kierans.
Best wishes also to our under 19 hurlers who take on Monaleen in the County Under 19 quarter final on Tuesday evening in the Gaelic Grounds at 6.15pm
Best wishes to Peter Casey following his recent knee operation. We wish him well on his long road to recovery.