Massive congratulations to Limerick camogie girls and especially our own Sinead McNamara and Laura O Neill who captured the Munster Senior Camogie Championship following an excellent victory over Cork over the weekend.
Both Na Piarsaigh girls starting the final with Laura in goals and Sinead at corner back in the history making victory.
The All Ireland Championship is now a group stage with Limerick grouped with Cork, Offaly, Tipperary and Wexford. We wish the squad the very best of luck.
Well done to the Under 14 camogie team who qualified for the County Under 14B Final following an excellent win over Ballybrown in Pairc Dromguil on Saturday.
Playing with the wind in the first half the girls played very well and got some good scores.
Goals from Eva Long and Sarah Stanley helped give us a half time lead of 2-2 to 1-0.
The second half saw a great battling performance from the girls, hooking, blocking and working very hard for each other. This hard work payed off with the defence refusing to concede the all important scores that Ballybrown sought out.
Ciara Grant our netminder was busy in the last few minutes but coped admirably with the threat whilst in front of her Maeve Brown, Sarah Murray and Niamh Skehan defended stoutly.
Out the field Aine O Tiarnaigh showed her prowess with an array of skills and up front Sarah Stanley, Aishling Fahey, Eva Long and Grace Palmer did very well.
Overall a very good team performance as we look forward to the final against Blackrock/Effin.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 2-2 Ballybrown 1-1
Team: Ciara Grant, Jill McNamara, Maeve Brown, Laura McNamara, Niamh Skehan, Sarah Murray, Hannah Kehoe, Grace Palmer, Aine O Tiarnaigh, Lizana Boylan, Eva Long(1-1), Rebecca Gilvarry, Orna O Neill, Sarah Stanley(1-0)Aishling Fahey(0-1).
Subs used: Jaelyn Williams for Maeve Brown, Valerie O Halloran for Hannah Kehoe, Orla Hickey for Orna O Neill, Niamh Dineen, Sarah O Keefe
Our Intermediate hurlers recorded their first victory of the Nick Green Sponsored Intermediate Hurling Championship by virtue of a good if not controversial 1 point victory over Dromcollogher Broadford palyed in Croagh on Sunday evening.
Playing with the strong breeze in the first half the lads hurled well with some great scores taken.
Points from Jerome Boylan, David Sheppard and Reuben MCarthy had us in an early lead and futhter Sheppy scores had us 6 to 1 in front.
A long delievery from Mark Ryan fell kindly to David Sheppard who dispatched low to the net to open an 6 points gap and one which would last until half time and a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-6
The second half we got points from Reuben McCarthy, Mark Ryan, Neil O Gorman and Sheppy to stretched our lead to 8points.
However Drom weren’t lying down and 2 quick fire goals had them right back in the contest.
With time fast approaching the finish we tacked on 2 points from John Madden and minor Ger Kearns which untimately proved to be the winning one.
On the final whistle the referee deemed the game a draw much to the annoyance of the Na Piarsaigh crowd.
However common sense shown through and a recount from the referee and the scoreline ended
Na Piarsaigh 1-18 Dromcollogher Broadford 3-11
Team: Evan Condon, Pa Guinane, Brian Hartnett(capt), Pauric Heaney, Evan O Brien, Aidan Hennessy, Dean McLoughlin, Mark Ryan(0-1), Jerome Boylan(0-1), Neil O Gorman(0-2), John Madden(0-1), Eoghan Keogh(0-1), Reuben McCarthy(0-2), David Sheppard(1-9,6f),Evan Gilvarry.
Subs used..Ger Kearns(0-1), Gearoid Synnott
Congratulations to the Intermediate camogie girls who had a hard fought victory in the Intermediate Plate final over a gallant Ballybrown team on Sunday.
Great to see the girls back in the winning enclosure after an absence of a few years.
A very good display from the girls who ran out narrow winners 2-5 to 1-5 in the end.
Team: Laura O Neill, Keeva Palmer, Claire Casey, Roisin McNamara(capt), Lorna Flanagan, Sinead McNamara, Sinead Madden, Aoife Wilson(0-3,2f), Rachel Considine(0-2), Ciara Hogan, Aoife Henn, Jackie McGrew, (1-0), Eve Meaney(1-0), Niamh Tuite, Alma O Brien.
Subs: Rachel Murray, Shona Lynch, Laura Grimes, Emma O Rahilly
Best wishes to all the girls involved in up coming exams