Beannachtai La Feile Padraig le gach duine
A very special Happy St Patricks Day wish to each and every one of our supporters, sponsors, players, friends and well wishers.
We hope to see you all today in Croke Park on another step in our eventful and wonderful journey
The club held its second business lunch on Monday in the Strand Hotel with a fine crowd in attendance.
Those in attendance were treated to 3 top class speakers namely Senator Padraig O Ceidigh, Paul Foley and Davy Fitzgerald.
A big thank you to all who supported this event and who contributed to the training fund.
A special mention also to the organising committee of John McKeogh, Emmet Beston, Murty O Donoghue, Timmy O Connor and Joe Heaney
Thank you to the Strand Hotel for the use of their fine facility which look very well decked out in Na Piarsaigh blue.
Our Feile hurlers were back in action on Saturday morning when they travelled to Old Christians ground to take on Monaleen.
It was great to get back to back matches following the wintery weather.
Credit to the ground staff who made the pitch available to play and in spite of thre soft underfoot conditions it held up well.
The first half was very close with our lads showing great grit and determination getting in their blocks and hooks and putting huge pressure on their opposite numbers.
Matthew McGann, James Naughton and Sam Jordan were excellent protection in front of Ben Sheehan in the goals snuffing all threat out.
The half back line of Cormac Benson, Jim Beary and Killian McNamara hurled very well and launched many attacks.
In midfield Wayne Kearns and Gerard O Tiarnaigh worked tirelessly against a strong Monaleen duo.
In the forward line it was Vince Harrington who led the line well scoring both our scores while Josh Sheehan, John O Tiarnaigh, Adrew Stack, Adam Jordan and Rory Hehir worked their socks off.
At the half time whistle the teams were only separated by a solitary point 0-2 to 0-1 with both sides giving their all.
Some stern words from the coaches Paul Beary and Brendan SHeehan at the break remindiong the lads of the hard work in the lead up and the pride in the geansai.
The second half was similiar to the first but the decisive score arrived mid way through the half when a long range free was delivered in to the square and following some indecision it was Monaleen who reacted quickest to fire to the net.
With time running out we launched many attacks but were snuffed out repeatedly with our lone score coming from Vince Harrington.
No doubt all concerned will be very disappointed but you could not fault the effort shown by the players.
Plenty of hurling to be played this year and no doubt this will be a learning curve for the team as a whole.
Final Score: Monaleen 1-3 Na Piarsaigh 0-2
Team: Ben Sheehan, Matthew McGann, James Naughton, Sam Jordon, Cormac Benson, Jim Beary, Killian McNamara, Gerard O Tiarnaigh, Wayne Kearns, John O Tiarnaigh, Vince Harrington(0-2), Andrew Stack, Adam Jordan, Rory Hehir, Josh Sheehan, James Linnane, Conor Hourigan, Liam Talbot, Jack Wall, Shane Downey, James Finn, Josh Smith, Sam Murray
Our Under 14 hurlers made their maiden voyage in the Feile na nGael competition on Sunday morning when they travelled to Athlacca to take on Dromin Athlacca Banogue in Rd 1.
Under the stewardship of Feile na Gael winner Paul Beary who no doubt was reminding his troops of their duties on the day.
The early exchanges were nip and tuck with the teams trading scores.Josh Sheehan showing his excellent striking kills knocking over a couple of beauties in that half along with his brother Ben in goals whose puckouts were excellent.
It was over mid way through the first half before we finally had a little breathing space .
Two quickfire goals from Adam Jordan and Vince Harrington had us in a commanding position at the break on a 2-5 to 0-3 scoreline.
The second half followed a similiar trend with very little between the teams and again our lads fought hard and bravely.
A good opening day contest with tougher games ahead for the lads who all aquitted themselves well.
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 2-8 Dromin Athlacca Banogue 0-5
Team: Ben Sheehan, Matthew McGann, Rory Hehir, Sam Jordan, Cormac Benson, Jim Beary, Killian McNamara, Wayne Kearns, Gerard O Tiarnaigh, James Naughton, Vince Harrington, James Finn, Adam Jordan, Josh Sheehan, Andrew Stack. Subs: John O Tiarnaigh, James Linnane, Conor Hourigan, Jack Wall/
We now set up a semi final in 2 weeks time v Monaleen.