NA PIARSAIGH GAA CLUB NOTES
As our signs suggest we are currently recruiting for new members at all levels but in particular at underage.
Please feel free to join us any Saturday morning from 9.45 to 11 am.
This session is open to boys and girls from 5 years and up.
Hurleys and helmets are available to borrow at first and if your child likes it, you can purchase all the necessary equipment in our club shop.
All newcomers are extremely welcome
UNDER 17 FOOTBALL
Our under 17 footballers were in County Div 3 Final action on Saturday morning when we travelled to Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale to take on Ballybrown.
The team under the Daly family guidance in Con and Kieran have been having an excellent year, enjoying their football.
As is customary at this stage, the team got off to a slow start and trailed early on. By the first water break Ballybrown had a 4 point lead 0-5 to 0-1.
We slowly started to grow into the game but by the halftime whistle, we trailed on a 0-7 to 0-3 scoreline.
In the 3rd quarter, we played our best football with support play and determination to the fore.
Big Eoghan in the middle of the field raised our green flag and by the 2nd water break, we were all square on a 1-5 to 0-8 scoreline.
The final ten minutes was nip and tuck with both sides squandering chances late on.
It was Ballybrown who found the coveted late score when their center back went on a surging run to rifle the ball past Sam Murray.
Try as we might we could not bridge the gap and in the end, it was a victory for Ballybrown on a 1-10 to 11-06 scoreline.
A brilliant year of very entertaining football was displayed by the lads and here is hoping these lads continue to blossom and turn into fine senior footballers for Na Piarsaigh.
The team was: Sam Murray, Cormac Benson, Gerard O Tiarnaigh, Eoghan Halvey, Adam Jordan, John O Tiarnaigh, Matthew McGann, Eoghan Vukovic, Sam Connolly, Michael Graham, Wayne Kearns, Josh Sheehan, Sam Jordan, Jim Beary, Bradley Moran. Subs: Andrew Stack, James Linnane, James Finn, Shane Downey, Gerard Maher.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
Congratulations to our 3 winners in this month’s Limerick GAA Draw.
They were Sandra Hoffman who scooped €2000. Mary Tuite who won €250 and Brenda Ryan who won €100.
Huge thanks again to all our draw members who contributor to the draw each month and also support Na Piarsaigh.
You can still join the draw through our website at www.napiarsaighgaa.com or on https://clublimerick.ie/draw/
Our junior hurlers bowed out of the Championship on Saturday evening when they lost out to Bruff in Caherelly.
The final scoreline was 1-16 to 0-15 in Bruffs favor.
We wish to thank everyone concerned with this team this year with a special mention to Ruairi O Connaill who left mid-season on a work assignment along with Cian Kelly and Brian Buckley and all associated with this group.
Our jackpot now stands at €8300.
the numbers from last week’s draw were 11, 14, 16, 24. No jackpot winner but 3 lucky dip winners were James Barry, Joe Quinn and Margaret Kerins.
Sellers prize went to James Burke and door prize to Kathleen O Connor.
Buy your tickets online at www.napiarsaighgaa.com for 2 each
Our weekly bingo makes a pleasant return on Tuesday nights with the pot sitting at 2100 in 50 balls or less.
Big thanks to Miriam Kerins and co who are taking it on this year.
Doors open from 7.30 pm with the first call at 8 pm.
We look forward to seeing all the old faces back and plenty of new ones too please God.
Hard luck to our own clubman Shane Dowling who led his St Josephs Doora Barefield to the Clare Intermediate County Final.
However they lost out to Smith O Briens on a 0-14 to 0-12 scoreline.
CASH FOR CLOBBER
We continue to collect your clobber every Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 8pm and Saturday morning 9.30 to 11.30 am.
Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags and soft toys.