NA PIARSAIGH GAA CLUB NOTES
For this weekend’s commemoration of the 1921 All Ireland Winning team, Limerick GAA have invited relatives of the team members to a presentation before throw-in at the County SHC Final in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday 24th October. Sean Buckley, who is a nephew of captain Bob McConkey, will be accompanied onto the field by his grandson Joe Buckley, a member of the Na Piarsaigh U17 Hurling team. Joe is a great-grandnephew of Bob McConkey who famously scored 4 goals in the1921 final as Limerick defeated Dublin 8-5 to 3-2. The match was played on March 4 1923 and was the first time the Liam McCarthy Cup was presented to the winners.
Well done Joe we are extremely proud of you and your link to such history.
It was last chance saloon for our senior footballers as they took on Galbally in the relegation final in Caherconlish on Saturday. It has been a long road for both players and management alike this year with lady luck not with us early on in the campaign.
Playing into the wind in the first half we struggled early on and found it hard to find the openings.
We did however raise the first green flag of the game from the penalty spot by Eoin Hogan. Our opponents added points as we probed for openings and by the half-time break Galbally had opened up a sizeable lead of 2-10 to 1-2.
In the third quarter we dominated possession but unfortunately try as we might we just couldn’t find the net having created a few very good opportunities. It was 2-11 to 1-5 at the second half water break.
In the final quarter the concession of a third goal put paid to our chances of a recovery. A late goal by Dylan Cronin was a mere consolation on what was a very disappointing day for the team.
A huge thank you to Micheal Lynch, DJ Collins and the entire squad of players for their efforts again this year. A winter to regroup and get back on the horse for a rattle at the Intermediate championship.
The team for the record was Eoghan Sherlock, Diarmuid Ryan, Conor McLoughlin, Jack Barry, Gordon Brown, Tommy Grimes, Evan O Brien, Anthony Kavanagh, Eoin Hogan, Kieran Daly, Dylan Cronin, Ger Finucane, Will Henn, Ronan Lynch, Kevin Nolan, Sean Hartney, Peter Hodnett, Evan Gilvarry, Brian Bourke, Cian o Sullivan,
The jackpot sits at €8100 following last weeks draw.
The numbers drawn were 01, 12, 19, 29. No winner
Lucky dip winners were Eileen Verdon, Lauren King and Peter/Mary Sheehan.
Door prize went to Christine Daly and Donna O Regan won the sellers prize
CASH FOR CLOBBER
We are currently accepting old clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes bags, belts and soft toys.
Collection times are every Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 8pm and Saturday 9.30 to 11.30am
The club are holding a 3 day Halloween camp from Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th inclusive
From 10 to 1.30pm daily and only 30 a child.
Book now and avoid disappointment.
There was no luck either for our senior camogie side who fell short by 13 points to 8 against Granagh Ballingarry in round 2 of the championship
Great to see groundsman Danny Halpin back on his feet following recent illness.
We also have music in the clubhouse this coming Saturday night from 9.30pm. All are welcome especially the parents of our underage teams
A great nights craic guaranteed.