Well done to our senior hurlers who qualified for yet another Munster Club Final with a good victory over Cork side Blackrock in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday.
Minus the services of ace attacker Shane Dowling we raced into an early lead with points from Peter Casey, Adrian Breen and Ronan Lynch had us 3 points up inside the first few minutes.
It was 8 points to 3 by the mid point of the half before Peter Casey crashed home a brilliant goal.
This was quickly followed by a green flag from David Breen.
We led at the break on a 2-11 to 0-6 scoreline.
The second half saw a series of substitutes with Gordon Brown, Kevin Ryan, Kieran Kennedy, James O Brien and Mike Foley all seeing action.
10 second half Ronan Lynch points 8 from placed balls were the second half highlight to seal a solid 2-26 to 0-10.
We now face Ballygunner of Waterford in the decider on November 19th in Thurles.
Our Intermediate camogie team were in Munster Club Junior Camogie final action on Sunday when Clanmaurice of Kerry arrived in town .
The game switched from Feohanagh to Mungret due to weather.
We got a tonic start with a goal from Jackie Maguire inside the first 5 minutes.
The Kerry side were back level mid way through the half but again we fought back with 2 points from Aoife Wilson and Sinead McNamara.
The work rate from the team was top notch with hooks and blocks a plenty with every girl working tirless,.
We went into the break all square 1-3 to 0-6.
Aoife Wilson had us back in front just after the restart but from there to the finish it was the Kerry Champions who did all the scoring.
A very brave effort from this young hard working team.
We look forward to our reappearance in the senior ranks for 2018
Final score Clanmaurice 2-11 Na Piarsaigh 1-4
Scorers: Jackie Maguire 1-0, Aoife Wilson 0-2 (2frees), Sinead Madden and Sinead McNamara (free) 0-1 each.
Team: ;Laura O’Neill; Rosin McNamara, Claire Casey, Rachel Considine; Aideen McNamara, Sinead McNamara, Jane Wilson; Sinead Madden, Aoife Wilson; Eve Meaney, Tara Hurley, Aoife Henn; Ciara Hogan, Niamh Tuite, Jackie Maguire. Subs: Fiona Shannon for Jackie Maguire (41mins), Sarah Connors for Ciara Hogan (54mins).
Our Strictly Na Piarsaigh event took place on Saturday night in the South Court Hotel to a fine crowd,
Following many agonising weeks of preparations by all 26 dancers the day had finally arrived.
In spite of some very anxious participants pre show all 13 couples were brilliant showing off their silky dancing skills to the excited crowd.
The pre dance videos were excellent and had the whole hall in sticthes of laughter where Willie O Dea was judge and what a tough job that was!!
The judges marked each couple and gave some kind words especially Fr Tom Carroll and former Na Piarsaigh netminder John Fitzgerald.
Following all the dancers routines it was down to the voting to commence.
The overall scores were taken from 30% sponsorship, 30% of votes and 40% on the judges scores.
When the final results came in it was our wonderful MC Lorcan Murray who announced the winners
The oscar for best video to Ramona and Kevin for their specsaver ad.
Third place went to John and Joan and in second were Noel and Lavinia.
Our overall winners to a rapturous applause were Nialll and Evelyn who were excellent on the night.
Huge thank you to all the dancers, our sponsors and all who helped make Strictly Na Piarsaigh a brilliant success.
Massive congratulations to our Senior hurlers who yesterday won their 4th County Senior Hurling title in 7years with an excellent victory over Kilmallock on a 1-22 to 2-14 scoreline.
We raced into a 5 points to 1 lead with points from Kevin Downes, David Dempsey, David and Adrian Breen and Shane Dowling.
However it was back to a minimum inside 20mins .From there to the half time whistle we powered on again showing great accuracy and composure increasing our lead to 7points and a half time lead 0-14 to 0-7.
We picked it up again on the change of ends with some excellent scores from Kevin Downes, Adrian Breen and an excellent individual point from Alan Dempsey.
Our only goal of the game came courtesy of David Dempsey who cut through the defence before dispatching an excellent shot to the net.
Further points from Peter Casey , Adrian Breen and Tommy Grimes sealed a wonderful victory on a final score of Na Piarsaigh 1-22 Kilmallock 2-14
NA PIARSAIGH: Padraic Kennedy; Jerome Boylan, Mike Casey, Niall Buckley; Thomas Grimes, Cathall King, Alan Dempsey; Shane Dowling, William O’Donoghue; Ronan Lynch, David Breen, David Dempsey; Adrian Breen, Kevin Downes, Peter Casey. Subs: Gordan Brown for Shane Dowling, inj (42mins), Conor Boylan for David Breen (48mins), Mike Foley for William O’Donoghue (58mins), James O’Brien for Jerome Boylan (61mins).
Scorers: Adrian Breen 0-6, Shane Dowling 0-5 (5frees), David Dempsey 1-2, Kevin Downes 0-3, Ronan Lynch 0-2 (1free), David Breen, Alan Dempsey, Peter Casey and Thomas Grimes 0-1 each.
Couple 9 are Sonya and Kieran. Sonya is a French and Spanish teacher having lived in both Countries. Kieran a father of 4 is a Senator from Limerick City. They will dance to Bollywood
Couple 10 are Evelyn and Niall. Evelyn a mum of 2 lives in Newport and likes to be a flamongo among pidgeons and sometimes Shiela.. Niall is a local primary teacher who is always game for a laugh and party. They dance the Charleston
Couple11 are Martin and SIle. Martin has been hurling with Na Piarsaigh since 1995 and dancing since August where he is equally adept at both. Sile from Limerick City is a social care worker who enjoys the great outdoors and dancing of course!. They dance the Samba–Macarana
Couple 12 are Lavinia and Noel. Lavinia is a mum of 3 who loves Munster rugby and Limerick Hurling and Noel is a goat farmer who is doing it for the Casey boys!! They dance the Tango
The last couple are Kevin and Ramona. Kevin is a financial advisor and current selector of the Na Piarsaigh minor footballers. Ramona a mum of 4 who loves to sing especially ” Caladonia”. They dance to the Salsa