27 SEPT 2016
UNDER 11 HURLERS
Our U11’s returned from the summer to 5 straight trainings session in our regular Wednesday (6-7pm) and early Saturday (9-10am) slots.
A visit from a hugely improved Parteen side nearly caught us on the hop but once the team got focussed – helped perhaps by a few choice words at half time – we did improve in the second half. It was a Friday night fixture which required lights toward the end but both teams battled with real heart with little easy ball given away.
Many of the players turned up again the next morning at 9am for training which showed a real understanding of the work needed for the next set of fixtures. Seven days after the Parteen encounter the team headed to the North Campus UL GAA facility for a season finale of two 30minute games on a fast surface on a lovely autumn evening. The team fought really hard to stay in touch against Ahane into a stiff breeze and really opened up after half time which was great for the confidence.
The fast pitch and quick ball seemed to suit also for the second game with Na Piarsaigh improving as the night wore on. Murroe-Bother provided the opposition with no shortage of skillful hurling and a real test for our lads.
A lie in was required for Saturday morning as all attention focussed on a visit to our old friends Monaleen two days later for a tournament against a very familiar Monaleen team as well as Dublin’s Kilmacud Crokes and a very strong Clooney Quinn team from Clare.
Our usual slow start was always going to kill us and we witnessed a display from a fine strong talented Crokes side which we can only learn from. A windy, mucky, wet day proved a striking comparison to the fast pitch of the previous Friday, which led to a very flat Na Piarsaigh performance.
Even the sight of the red of Monaleen didn’t stir us up enough and we left the pitch a bit disconsolate. The third game was another tough encounter where hopefully we will learn from but we at last got a performance for the last game of the day where we were unlucky not to get something from the game, going down marginally to the home side.
Our appreciation goes to everyone for getting the lads to all the events – especially on days we don’t normally meet. There is a real sense of ‘team’ now with this bunch of players – they are a pleasure to bring anywhere, many thanks for all the help.
Luke Shinnors, Kevin Bourke, Brian Kelly, Stephen McKeon, James Finn, Sam Murray, Sam Jordan, Jack Kinsella, Hugh O’Gorman, Jamie Higgins, Padraig Duggan, Dáire Patton, Matthew McGann, Josh Sheehan, Richard Curtain, Adam, Eoghan Halvey, Eoin O’Callaghan and John and Gerard O’Tiarnaigh.
Our junior hurlers qualified for a County Junior Hurling semi final following a very close game against Monagea on Sunday.
Played in Mick Neville Park Rathkeale on a very good surface we began the game well into the teeth of a strong breeze.
Kevin Ryan raised the first of our green flags when he was on hand to knock it a rebound.
The accuracy of Pat Gleeson from placed balls was excellent as we kept the score ticking b along as did the Monagea free taker.
we had two more first half goals from Kieran Daly who was a late replacement for Kevin Daly and he duly obliged by contributing a handsome 2-2 from play.
We led at half time 3-5 to 1-8 having played into the stiff breeze.
As is Murphys law the wind died completely in the second half but it was the experience and guile of midfielder Pat Glesson who kept our fight alive with 5 second half points and one free at the death to give us the priceless lead .
Despite the concession of a late penalty goal and a small bit of luck at the end we held out and progressed to a semi final spot .
The management will no doubt be happy to get over that one but no doubt plenty to improve on going forward.
Best on the night were Niall Buckley, Pat Gleeson, Kieran Daly and Pa Guinane.
Team: Evan Condon, Evan O Brien, Niall Buckley, Pa Guinane, Paul Downes, Conor Houlihan, Mark Buckley, Pat Gleeson(0-9,8f), John Madden, Pat McCarthy, Brian Hartnett, Conor Boylan(0-1), Kevin Ryan(1-0), Kieran Daly(2-2), Mark Ryan. Subs used: Mike Andrews, Dylan Cronin, Eoin Hogan, Brian Shannon
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 3-13 Monagea 2-15
Our minor footballers were in City Final action on Friday when they went to Claughaun to play the locals.
A decent performance by a team with little training who battled bravely for long periods and were well in the game mid way through the second half.
However some over elaboration and lack of accuracy put pay to our second half resurgence.
Will Henn kept our score tipping along with some good frees and also dispatched a penalty in the first half following a good run by Donal O Connaill.
We can nevertheless take heart from some aspects of play and no doubt will prosper from the experience.
Final Score: Claughaun Old Christians 2-17 Na Piarsaigh 1-8
Team: Eoin Sherlock, Glen Clancy, Jack Hardaker, John Leahy, Ger Kearns, Evan Gilvarry, Pauric Heaney, Donal O Connaiill, Reuben McCarthy(0-2), Cian O Rahilly, Will Henn(1-5), Cameron DiBenniditto, Liam Barry, Christy O Hagan, James Daly. Subs: Stephen O Halloran(0-1), James Hickey, Calvin Moynihan, David O Byrne
The jackpot remains at €20,000 following another Monday draw.
The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 23, 26 No winner
Lucky dip winners were Aidan Ryan, Collette Carney, Lavinia Duggan and Johnny Mannion
Sellers prize went to Paddy Dowling and Con Horan won the house draw.
19 SEPT 2016
UNDER 21 HURLERS
Massive congratulations to our Under 21 hurlers who made it 5 County Premier Under 21 Hurling titles in a row with a brilliant victory over Doon on Saturday afternoon.
Played in Bruff by two teams who have had many a great battle over the years and this was to prove similiar.
A close fought first half with both free takers showing excellent skill and ability to penalise any infractions.
Ronan Lynch chipping in with 5 first half frees to add to points from captain David Dempsey and Peter Casey.
The decisive score of the half coming from David Dempsey who received a great pass from late addition Kevin Daly and David duly dispatched the sliothar to the back of the Doon net.
We headed into the break 4 points to the good 1-7 to 0-6.
The second half was a great show of resilience by the team with some excellent fielding from Conor Boylan and Tommy Grimes along with some brilliant defending from Jerome Boylan, Mike Andrews and Evan O Brien.
We got some crucial scores in the second half from Conor Boylan(2), Peter Casey(2)Kieran Daly and 3 Ronan Lynch frees to seal what is now a history making five in a row.
Our net minder Eoghan Foley was excellent throughout withstanding some late pressure to keep Doon at bay.
The team for the record was Eoghan Foley, Evan O Brien, Mike Casey, Mike Andrews, Jerome Boylan, Ronan Lynch (0-8f), Gordon Brown(01),Conor Houlihan Kieran Daly (0-1), Tommy Grimes, David Dempsey (1-2), Conor Boylan (0-2), Kevin Daly, Peter Casey (0-3), Dylan Cronin.
Subs: William Henn, Cian Doherty, Evan Gilvarry, Pauric Heaney, Lucas O Sullivan, Robbie Graham.
Special word for the management trio of Conor Shiels, Tom Millea and Diarmuid Madigan who have done a magnificent job over the last number of years
Our minor hurlers had a great win during the weekend over City rivals Patrickswell in Patrickswell.
It was a last minute William Henn goal that sealed the victory and a passage through to the knockout stages with one group game v Adare to go.
Final score Na Piarsaigh 1-15 Patrickswell 0-17
Team: Sean McKeogh, Mark Daly, Gearoid Synnott, Pauric Heaney, Conor Richardson, Jerome Boylan, Ger Kearns, Joe Gleeson, Sean Long, Donal O Connaill, Conor Boylan, Evan Gilvarry, William Henn, Reuben McCarthy, Cameron DiBenedetto.
Subs: Lucas O Sullivan, Liam Barry, Emmett McEvoy, Christy O Hagan, Ger Kennedy and Eoin Grimes
The jackpot remains at €20000 following Mondays draw
The numbers drawn were 07,13,17,28
Lucky dip winners were Kevin O Connor, Rosaleen O Connor, Ann Kiely, Liam O Dwyer.
Alan Finnegan won the sellers prize and Frank Holohan the house draw.
UNDER 13 HURLERS
Our 13 hurlers had a very good win over Patrickswell in Pairc Dromguil .
We got off to a brilliant start and led 2-6 ton0-1 after 20 minutes.
However in typical Patrickswell fashion they worked their way back into the game with some excellent scores of their own.
Our backs were playing well superbly marshalled by John Fitzgerald and Stephen Mitchell.
J J Carey and Dylan Lynch hurling exceptionally well in the middle third of the field and Marcus Hoganand Patrick O Neill making life difficult for the Well up front.
Final score : Na Piarsaigh 2-10 Patrickswell 2-4
Our opponents are now known for the County Senior Football semI final following Dromcollogher Broadford victory over 2015 Champions NewcastleWest.
Our Junior hurlers will face Monagea in the County Junior Hurling quarter finals in the coming weeks
Great to welcome so many young kids from West Clare under the stewardship of legend Mick O Neill visit the club on Saturday morning.
Thanks to all our own players who gave their time to help with the coaching and games.
We also had a welcome visit from Carnmore to play our Under 12 hurlers on Saturday and a very enjoyable few hours was had by all the lads.
Congratulations to our Junior Hurling Manager Mike Brougham and his partner Rose Collins on the birth of their son Scott.
Another super blue for the club !!
12 SEPT 2016
The final round of the Group stages of the County Championship took place on Sunday where the team travelled to Claughaun to take on Ballybrown.
With nothing to play for only pride it was always going to be a difficult game to get an apetite for, and with the Junior hurlers now involved in the later stages of the Junior Championship we were down to the bare bones for this one.
Nevertheless we fielded a good team and began well with some excellent possession hurling into the teeth of a very strong wind and scored some very good points courtesy of David Dempsey(3), Peter Casey,Adrian Breen and some excellent frees from Shane Dowling(7) had us a point to the good at the break despite conceding a soft goal on the stroke of half time 0-12 to 1-8.
The second half was not so convincing and the concession of some very soft goals ultimately proved to be our downfall. The strong breeze causing chaos on the flight of the ball into the wind and Ballybrown capitalised on indecision in our defence.
Overall it has been a disappointing year to date for the lads but no doubt with rest and recuperation over the winter will be back stronger in 2017
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 0-22 Ballybrown 5-12
A County Cup semi final awaits for the lads versus Knockainey in a few weeks time
Team: Padraic Kennedy, Mike Casey, Jam,es O Brien, Kieran Kennedy, Mike Foley, Cathal King, Tommy Grimes, Gordon Brown, Will O Donoghue, Shane Dowling, Alan Dempsey, Adrian Breen, David Sheppard, David Dempsey, Peter Casey.
Subs: Eoghan Foley, Paul McNamara, Ronan Lynch
Our junior hurlers progressed to a City Junior Hurling final and a place in the County Quarter Finals following a 2-16:to 0-13 win over Crecora in Mungret on Saturday evening.
A good workmanlike performance but scope for a big improvement come County quarter final time.
We led 1-11 to 0-6 at the break with our goal coming from Conor Boylan .Other first half scores coming from Kevin Ryan (3), Pat Gleeson (2), Mark Ryan (2), Johnny Madden and Pat McCarthy.
Despite playing into the breeze in the second half the lads hurlerd well and further scores from Pat Gleeson (4), Pat McCarthy and a second green flags for Conor Boylan sealed a good performance and a final score of 2-16 to 0-13 in our favour.
We now play St Patrick’s in the City Final before a County Quarter Final versus the West.
Team:Evan Condon, Evan O Brien, Niall Buckley, Pa Guinane, Paul Downes, Conor Houlihan, Robbie Graham, Pat Gleeson (0-5), John Madden (0-1), Kevin Rwyan (0-3), Brian Hartnett, Kieran Daly (0-1), Conor Boylan (2-;1),Pat McCarthy (0-2), Mark Ryan (0-2).
Subs used: Eoin Hogan, Dean McLoughlin, Dylan Cronin, Eoghan Keogh, Brian Shannon.
The club held its annual golf classic on Thursday and Friday in Limerick Golf Club where well over 50 teams took part.
We were unfortunately not blessed with the best of weather but nevertheless some great golf was played and a very enjoyable 2 days was had by all.
Congratulations to Antone Meaney and his Red Hen team who won top prize on an excellent score of 90 points narrowly edging out Team JVC with a better back 9 holes also on 90 points.
Team KMPM beat the Woodview Pharmacy with a better back 9 score of 89points and Michael O Connors team in 5th with 88 points.
Best Non GUI score on the day came from Murty O Donoghue and his team with an excellent 91 points.
Ann Breen and her team were best ladies team with a score of 71points
Longest drive went to Pat Herlihy and Ger Mullane took home the nearest the pin prize.
Our sincere thank you to all who played and supported the event especially our very generous sponsors.
To Mike+Mary Leonard, Barry+Donna O Regan, Murty O Donoghue, Danny Halpin, Ann Breen,Liam Kennedy,Ann + Bill Kiely,Mike Broderick, Pat Moriarty, Gerry McKeown and all who worked so hard in organising this event.
Big thank you also to Limerick Golf Club for the course which withstood some very trying conditions.
The jackpot remains at €20,000 following last Monday’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 5, 9, 25, 32
Lucky dip winners were Lorraine Cowley, Ann Marie Kennedy, Mary O Brien and Lisa Tobin.
The sellers prize went to Liam Kennedy and Frank Holohan won the house draw.
We wish Kevin Downes well on his long road to recovery following a cruciate ligament operation.
He’s been sorely missed but will no doubt be fitter and stronger on his return.
We wish Con and Frank the very best wishes in their continued pursuit of Sam this weekend.
05 SEPT 2016
Congratulations to our Senior footballers who have qualified for County Senior Football semi finals following the final round of games.
We went into the weekends games top of group 1 but with no guarantee of qualification such was the closeness of teams in the group.
Our opponents in our final game were St Patrick’s on Friday evening in Claughaun.
Both teams knowing a win would guarantee a semi final berth so alot was riding on the game.
We went into the game minus two regulars from our previous game but those who detputisted were more than capable
We began the game very well and had points from Will O Donoghue, Pauric Kennedy and Eoghan Kehilly to lead 3 points to 1 after ten minutes.
Further first half points from Eoin Hogan (frees), Tommy Grimes and Kieran Daly had us only a point behind at the bresk 1-5 to 0-7 .
With the breeze now at our backs we began the second half strongly and points from Tommy Grimes, Will O Donoghue and Padraic Kennedy had us level entering tge final few minutes.
Another Will O Donoghue point had us back in front which was again canceled out by our opponents.
Kieran Daly had our 12th point but once again St Pats equalised.
Despite late chances to win the game it finished all square 1-9 to 0-12 and it was enough for us to finish top of the group and into a semi final spot.
We now await the winners of a quarter final between Dromcollogher Broadford and champions NewcastleWest in a few weeks time.
Team: Luke Moylan, Evan O Brien, Cian Coady, Dean McLoughlin, Gordon Brown, Kevin Nolan (capt), Padraic Kennedy (0-2), Eoghan Kehilly(0-1), Will O Donoghue (0-3), Eoin Hogan*0-2f), Tommy Grimes (0-2),Kieran Daly (0-2), Dylan Cronin, David Dempsey, Peter Casey.
Last few days before our golf classic takes place in Limerick Golf Course(Ballyclough ) on this coming Thursday and Friday.
Spaces still available for those wishing to play and also sponsorship for tee boxes etc gratefully accepted.
Students members make also avail of reduced rate of €200 for team of 4.
A brand new Mazda 3 awaits for anyone who fancies their chances at a hole in one on the 16th.
Well worth the entrance fee alone.
We wish all participants good luck as they try their luck.
We appreciate very much all sponsorship received to date for tee boxes and spot prizes etc and thank all who contributed.
The jackpot remains at €20,000 following last Mondays draw.
The numbers drawn were 1, 24, 25, 26.
Lucky dip winners were Paddy Carney, Dermot Mullane, James Morrissey and Derry Harty.
Sellers prize went to Eileen Verdon and house draw to Gerry Shannon.
Well done to Conor and Jerome Boylan who played in Sunday’s All Ireland Minor Hurling final for Limerick against Tipperary.
Unfortunately not Limericks day but nevertheless the lads represented Na Piarsaigh with great dignity.
We are very proud of them both.
Great to see our underage players back training last Saturday.
Despite the poor weather the numbers were good.
Anyone young boys and girls wishing to join Na Piarsaigh may come along any Saturday morning from 9.45 to 11am
Helmets , Hurleys gear etc all available in the club shop on the day.
Our Junior hurlers are back in action this coming Saturday when they take on Crecora in the City Junior semi final.
The game takes place in Mungret with a 6.30pm throw in.
Our senior hurlers round off their County Championship campaign with a game against group leaders Ballybrown.
Throw in for this one is 3.4pm on Sunday in Claughaun
ALL IRELAND TICKET RAFFLE
Congratulations to Winners of All Ireland 5 euro ticket draw 29/08/2016
First Prize €300 & 2 All Ireland Hurling Tickets
Second Prize €300 & 2 All Ireland Football Tickets
The executive committee wish to thank over forty door to door sellers and also those who contributed to buying tickets.
Our senior hurlers were back in Championship action on Saturday where they travelled to nearby Clarina to face Intermediate Champions Bruree.
Following two consecutive defeats to Kilmallock and Doon in the first two rounds of the championship, it was imperative that we get back to winning ways.
With the team shuffled it was a chance to see players in new positions.
We began sharply and imposed our game on Bruree almost immediately with some great points from Ronan Lynch, Shane Dowling, Alan Dempsey and Kevin Downes.
Some excellent interplay and stout defending has us on the front foot throughout and our dominance was copper fastened by a goal from David Sheppard to leave us in total control at the break 1-15 to 0-1
The second half was continued where we left off with some excellent play and great discipline shown.
Further goals from David Breen, Shane Dowling with 2 one of which came from a 20 meter free, David Sheppard with 2 and Kevin Downes gave us a comfortable win.
We played well and had good displays from James O Brien, Mike Casey, Tommy Grimes, David Breen, Alan Dempsey and David Sheppard.
We are now on a 6 week break while the Limerick senior hurlers take precedent before resuming with round 4 over the August weekend against South liberties.
The team for the record was : Padraic Kennedy, Kieran Breen, James O Brien, Kieran Kennedy, Mike Casey, Ronan Lynch(0-2f), Cathal King(capt), William O DOnoghue, Tommy Grimes(0-1), Shane Dowling(2-7, 1-5f), Alan Dempsey(0-5),David Breen(1-3), Kevin Downes(1-2), Adrian Breen, David Sheppard(3-2)
Subs used: Gordon Brown, David Dempsey, Mike Foley,
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 7-22 Bruree 0-2
UNDER 14 CAMOGIE
Congratulations to the under 14 camogie girls who won the Under 14C League Final with a close fought victory over Cappamore Treaty Gaels in Monaleen GAA Grounds on Tuesday evening.
This was an excellent game with no quarter asked or given. It was Cappamore Treaty Gaels who had the better of the first half with a fine display of free taking.
We had some excellent free taking of our own courtesy of captain Enya Harrington who worked her socks off.She was ably assisted throughout the team with Eabha Benson, Aine Tierney, Grace Palmer, Sarah Murray and Laura Aherne most prominent.
We trailed at the break by 4 points to 2.
The second half we improved no end and began to dominate proceedings.However we only had added a solitary point to our tally entering the closing minutes courtesy of Moya Henn.
We finally unlocked the Cappamore Treaty Gaels rearguard following several attempts and it was Katie Keane who delivered the winning score.
This put us in the lead for the first time but the drama continued and it was goalkeeper Ciara Grant who pulled off a vital save to maintain our lead.
An overall brilliant performance from the girls and well done to all concerned.
Na Piarsaigh 1-3 Cappamore Treaty Gaels 0-5
Team: Ciara Grant, Grace Palmer, Fiona Henn, Sarah Murray, Ciara O Brien, Laura Aherne, Eabha Benson, Enya Harrington(capt 0-2f), Sarah Hogan, Sarah Stanley, Moya Henn(0-1), Katie Keane(1-0), Elle O Regan, Rebecca Slater, Aine Tierney, Hannah Kehoe, Jalynn Williams, Laurie McNamara, Meave Brown, Eva Long
UNDER 14 FOOTBALLERS
Our under 14 footballers were in action against Kildimo Pallaskenry on Wednesday evening in Pairc Dromguil.
Our young team more than holding their own against a much more physical side especially in the first half where we trailed by five points to three.
We had some excellent displays from the Hogan brothers Charles and Marcus, Ronan O Dwyer, Killan Ryan and Jamie Pearce.
The second half the lads struggled a little but were unfortunate to hit the crossbar with a Mark O Connor shot when the game was still in the melting pot.
In spite of defeat it was an excellent learning curve the the team who have had little time traini g together.
Team: Callum Dunworth, Fionn O Tiarnaigh, jamie Pearce, Steven Mitchell, Aidan Burke, Ben Irwin, Dylan Lynch, Mark O Donnell, Cillain Ryan, Charles Hogan, Ronan O Dwyer, Marcus Hogan, Ben Frost, Mark Moylan, Alan Gill.
Subs:Cathal Hassett, Cian Brosnan, Dillon Skehan, Sam Cusack, Sam Mullane, Sean Patrick O Halloran, Victor Oyedesi.
Final Score: Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-9 Na Piarsasigh 0-6
Our junior footballers travelled to Monaleen to take on the locals and were defeated 2-15 to 1-8 whilst our junior hurlers travelled to Crecora to take on Monaleen also on Sunday evening.
This time the result was reversed with the lads running out winners 1-18 to 0-13 and now set up a City final v Ballybrown.
Team: Evan Condon, Tomas Downes, Paul Downes, Mike Andrews, Evan O Brien, Brian Hartnett,vRobbie Graham, Pat Gleeson, Joe Gleeson, Eoghan Keogh, Pat McCarthy, Dean McLoughlin, Dylan Cronin, Gearoid Synnott, Will Henn
The jackpot remains at €20,000 following Mondays draw.
The numbers drawn were 02, 14, 28, 32
Lucky dip winners were Christy Keane, Niall Harty, Liz Lancaster, Ann Gorey.
Sellers prize was won by Danny Halpin and Niall Harty won the house draw.
The annual summer camp will take place from July 4th to July 15th incl.
Why not bring your kids aged 6 to 12 for what is always a great couple of weeks.
RUN WALK CYCLE
Online registration is up and running at www.napiarsaighgaa.com and follow the link.
The date is fast approaching so why not register now online and save time on the day.
€25 for 50+75k cycles, €20 for the 10K run and €10 for the walk.
All entrants will receive a tshirt and medal.
We will also have entertainment for the kids on the day 12 June 2016.
There is also a need for lots of stewarding so if intersted please contact Derek Giltenan at 087 3257827.
Congratulations to Tom and Mary Bourke who won €250 on the Club Limerick Draw over the weekend.
We wish Evan Egan and Aidan Hennessy speedy recovery from injury
Well done to Kieran Daly who was on winning Limerick Junior Football team v Clare and also to Eoin Hogan who played in the Senior game
Our senior hurlers were back in action for the second consecutive week when they took on Doon in Caherconlish on Saturday.
Still short one or two regulars we began slowly and found ourselves 5 points in arrears after 5 minutes following the concession of an early goal.
We slowly made our way back into the game and got some excellent points from David Sheppard, Ronan Lynch, Alan Dempsey and Shane Dowling to trail at the break 1-9 to 0-9.
We got the tonic start to the second half when Kevin Downes rifled the ball to the net to put us in front for the first time.
This lead was short lived and following a defensive mix up we conceded a second goal and one that proved decisive.
We traded points with Doon from there to the finish and try as we might we could not get the All important winning scores .
The Doon net minder producing a point blank save right at the death to deny Alan Dempsey an equalising goal.
Overall an improving performance but nonetheless work to be done.
Next up for the lads are Bruree at the end of the month in Round 3.
Best on the night were Kieran Kennedy, Alan Dempsey and Kevin Downes.
Scorers: Shane Dowling (0-11,8f,65 , 0-2), Alan Dempsey(0-3), Kevin Downes (1-0), Ronan Lynch (0-2,,1f),David Sheppard (0-1), Peter Casey (0-1).
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 1-19 Doon 2-18
Our Intermediate Camogie team began their Championship on Sunday when they travelled to sun drenched Bruff to take on the locals.
This was a hard fought encounter with our girls giving an excellent performance throughout.
We had 5 Championship debutant who all excelled on the day.
We look forward to Rd 2 v Murroe Boher in early August.
Tram: Laura O Neill, Fiona Shannon, Aideen McNamara, Lorna Flanagan, Sinead McNamara, Rachel Murray, Claire Casey, Rachel Considine, Ciara Hogan, Aoife Wilson, Gemma Healy, Aoife Henn, Keevah Palmer, Sarah Connors, Eve Meaner, Shona Lynch, Holly O Keefe, Alva O Brien.
UNDER 15 FOOTBALLERS
After a slow start with our U15 football , we finished the season on a high. With an outstanding win against st senans played in Foynes.
Goals: Kevin O Grady
Back line: Alan Neil, Evan Sheehan, Josh Moore
Half back line: Sean Hartney, Justin Norden, Jack Barry
Midfield: Killian Dineen, Matt De Courcey
Half forward: Dean O Donnell, John O Connor, Ian Leonard
Full forward: Keith Dempsey, Max Zardel, Geordan Freeman
We struggled to fill a team on the bank holiday weekend. We just fielded a team of 15. Keith Dempsey just returned from been injured and scored just after five minutes. He was on a roll scoring 1 goal and 2 points. Geordan Freeman scored 2 goals. Max Zardel scored 2 goals and 2 points. John O Connor scored 1 goal and 3 points. Jack Barry scored 2 points. Killian Dineen scored 4 points. Ian Leonard scored 1 goal 1 point.
At half time the score was 2-5 to 0.3.
We fought hard to keep our lead with our back line working hard to keep st senans at bay. With 3 fantastic goal saves from our goalie Kevin O Geady. St senans could well have been ahead
Starting strong in the second half. St senans scored the first point to which we replied back 1 goal and 4 points unanswered .Our back line didn’t give them an inch for the remainder. St senans score a point from a free.
Just outside the 21 our 15s football team really showed what they were capable of by beating a well coached and disciplined team
Our junior footballers had a good win over Mungret during the week..
Our goal coming from Noel Shannon who finished with a personal tally of 1-8 showing an impressive array of shooting.
Leon McGrath was also excellent in the goals.
Others to perform well we’re Brian Hartnett, Brian Burke, Kevin Hodnett and Joe Gleeson.
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 1-14 Mungret 3-5
The jackpot continues at €20,000 following Mondays draw.
The numbers drawn were 3,16,23,31.
Lucky dips were Jerry McNamara,Denis&Mary Collins, Alex Hogan, Billy Grimes.
Sellers prize went to Brian Hartnett and house draw to Timmy O Connor.
RUN WALK CYCLE
Our 2nd annual Run Walk Cycle takes place on Sunday 12th June from the club.
A great day is organised for young and old.
Registration is online this week by logging onto www.napiarsaighgaa.com and follow the link.
Entry fees are €25 for cycle, €20 for the run and €10 for the walk.
T Shirts and medals on the day
It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Club Legend Paddy Verdon On Thursday night.
Paddy was a true Na Piarsaigh man holding office of Chairman for many years and managing many teams also.
He also dedicated many years to the promotion of Gaelic Games in the City and was Vice Chairman of the City Board up to the time of his death.
Paddy leaves a big void in the club and he will be sorely missed
A gas man who left no stone unturned in assuring Na Piarsaigh GAA club was at the forefront of all matters Gaelic Games.
Ar dheis De go raibh an ainm dhilis.
Club Notes 25 April 2016
Our senior footballers open their championship account last Saturday evening when they travelled to Caherconlish to take on Oola in round 1.
A very open game throughout probably a little too open at times.
We fell behind early through the concession of an extremely soft goal and trailed 1-5 to no score after 15 minutes.
We scored a rather fortuous goal of our own to finally get a foot hold in the game through the boot of Eoin Hogan.
We added points from Kieran Daly and Eoin Hogan to cut the gap but were subject to a very dubious penalty decision 10 minutes before the break and Oola gratefully accepted the gift that they received.
We trailed at the break 2-8 to 1-3 but did have a strong breeze to assist the cause in the second half.
Further points from our star man Eoin Hogan narrowed the gap but we again left ourselves exposed and were duly punished albeit some questionable decisions with two further goals to seal our fate.
A goal from sub Alan Dempsey did drag us back into the contest but try as we might we couldnt get the all importsnt scores.
Overall a very disappointing opening to our campaign and a lot of work to do before next weekends round 2 action against Dromcollogher Broadford in Askeaton.
Best performers on the night were Cian Coady, Mark Buckley, Will O Donoghue and Eoin Hogan.
Team: Brendan Donnelly, Diarmuid Ryan, Niall Buckley, Mark Buckley, Cian Coady, Kevin Nolan(capt), Padraic Kennedy, Daragh Kennedy(0-1), Will O Donoghue, David Dempsey, Aaron Costelloe, Eoghan Kehilly, Dylan Cronin, Kieran Daly(0-1), Eoin Hogan(1-7). Subs used: Alan Dempsey(1-0), Tommy Grimes, Peter Hodnett.
Final Score: Oola 4-11 Na Piarsaigh 2-9
Our senior hurlers had a busy few days with two games in three days.
Our opponents this time were Ahane in the All County League in Ahane.
We began the game minus many players but nevertheless fielded a strond side and put in a good performance against a good Ahane side.
It was good to see Eoghan Foley take his senior hurling bow and he performed admirably between the sticks.
A very good game to see other players perform and they duly obliged namely James O Brien at full back, Josh O Halloran at midfiled and conor Boylan and David Sheppard up front.
A good win by the lads as they step up preparations for their first round Championship clash v Kilmallock on May 7th.
Team: Eoghan Foley, Mike Casey, James O Brien, Kieran Kennedy, Aidan Hennessy, Cathall King, Kieran Breen, Michael Foley, Josh O Halloran, Pat Gleeson, David Breen, Conor Boylan, Eoghan Keogh, Adrian Breen, David Sheppard. : Subs: Evan O Brien, Peter Casey, Kevin Downes, Shane Dowling, Mike Andrews,
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 0-23 Ahane 1-15
UNDER 15 HURLERS
Our under 15 hurlers entertained Ahane during the week and played out an entertaining draw.
Playing with the breeze in the first half we raced into an early lead and had goals from both midfielders Ian Leonard and Emmet McEvoy.
We added a third goal courtesy of Keith Dempsey to lead at the break 3-1 to 0-5.
In the second half we conceded ground due to the elements and our lead was chipped away.
Two further points from Harry O Donnell and Keith Dempsey finished our scoring and it looked like we were on for the victory however a blatant wide ball was flagged a point and so the game finished level.
We had good performers in Niall Barrett, Evan Sheehan, Mark O Connor, Emmet McEvoy and Killian Dineen.
Team: Ryan Robin Blake, Niall Barrett, Shane Harney, Jamie Pearce, Evan Sheehan, Mark O Connor, Justin Norden, Emmet McEvoy(1-0), Ian Leonard(1-0), Killian Dineen, Harry O Donnell(0-2), Keith Dempsey(1-1), Jack Barry, John Moloney, Damon Lee.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 3-3 Ahane 2-6
Our junior footballers were also in action during the week and they succumbed to a defeat by Crecora 2-15 to 1-4 with our goal coming from Eoghan Keogh.
A very disappointing performance throughout and one we hope will be improved on.
Our Intermediate Camogie team were also in action in a league semi final but met a very strong Cappamore side on the day and suffered defeat on the day.
Commiserations to the Burtchaell and Slattery families on their recent bereavements.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
The jackpot continues on €20,000 following Mondays draw.
The numbers drawn were 2, 20, 22, 23.
Lucky dip winners were Brendan Harrington, Eileen Garry, Evelyn Collins and Richard O Hehir.
Sellers prize went to Brian Hartnett and Jim O Sullivan the house draw.
RUN WALK CYCLE
Dont forget our upcoming Run Walk Cycle event which will take place on June 12th from the club.
As you can appreciate this is a big organisational undertaking so we therefor e are looking for your assistance.
If you can give up your time for a few hours we will gladly accept your help.
Please contact Derek Giltenan 087 3257827 if you wish to help.
Cycle routes are posted on our website and the run route will follow shortly
Check it out on www.napiarsaighgaa.com
Club Notes 25 Jan 2016
Deireadh Seachtaine Cuimhneacháin Pádraig Mac Piarais.26ú – 28ú Feabhra.
Deireadh Seachtaine Cuimhneacháin Pádraig Mac Piarais.26ú – 28ú Feabhra.
As Ireland commemorates the 1916 centenary in this historical year,we in Na Piarsaigh limerick are organising our own commemorative weekend
This was the brainchild and dearest wish of the late Dan Hickey RIP
This event will take place on the last week in February.
We still have a full details to be confirmed but we can inform you of the following events.
Friday night 26th February Lecture by Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh at 8pm.followed by music,dance and singing
Saturday 27th February: 12 noon under-13 hurling .2pm Hurling Na Piarsaigh limerick v Pádraig Pearses Galway.3.30 Football : Na Piarsaigh limerick v Pádraig Pearses Roscommon.Music 8pm The Galvins.
Sunday 28th February:Sunday Mass at 11am.followed by tree planting ceremony.
1pm.Camogie.Na Piarsaigh limerick v PádraigPearses Galway.
Our underage training recommences this coming Saturday morning from 10 to 11am.
We welcome back all of last years players and also welcome any new players who wish to take up our ancient games.
Registration can be done on the day and also all the Na Piarsaigh gear and equipment can be purchased in the club shop.
Camogie registration night will take place in the clubhouse Sunday, January 31st from 5pm to 7pm.
We look forward to seeing all the familiar faces and hopefully many new ones on the night.
Registration is for age 6 years and upwards so if you know of anyone who may be interested please pass on the word and direct them to the club on the 31st January.
All Ireland Club Semi Final
The All Ireland club hurling semi final is fast approaching and preparations are going well.
Following a series of challenge games the players are putting their final touches on things.
The game will take place in Semple Stadium Thurles on Sat Feb 6th at 3.45pm.
The club are running a number of buses on the day so if you are interested in travelling by bus Please contact the club at 061 453650
The weekly lotto draw took place on Monday night and the following numbers were drawn 4, 16, 17, 28. No winner.
The lucky dip winners were kieran Bermingham, Mary Carroll, Ann Quinn and Maureen O Hehir.
Sellers prize went to Maura Lynch and Pat Gleeson the house draw.
Next weeks jackpot is again €20,000
It was sad to hear of the passing of Christy Campbell on Tuesday after a long illness,
Christy was a great supporter of Na Piarsaigh and especially camogie where his daughter Katie plays a vital part in the success of camogie in the club.. We extend our sympathies to the Campbell family on their loss.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam Dilís
Club Notes 04 Jan 2016
HAPPY NEW YEAR
We would like wish all our players, supporters sponsors and friends both home and abroad the very best for 2016.
We really appreciate everyone’s efforts and look forward to your continued support this year
ALL IRELAND CLUB SEMI FINAL
The All Ireland club semi final is fast approaching and we shall know the venue for the game within the next week or so.
The date is Saturday February 6th so mark your diary.
The team are back in training and are in for busy month or so. We wish them all well.
Membership for 2016 is now being taken.
Please pay yours by logging onto www.napiarsaighgaa.com and click online membership on the side menu.
You may also pay through club registrar Mike Broderick or any committe member.
Training for all the under 5 through 11;s will recommence on Saturday 30th January.
We welcome back all our existing members and also welcome all newcomers with open arms to the Na Piarsaigh family.
All club gear and equipment needed may be purchased in the club shop on the day.
The club are planning various developments this year in order to improve our facilities to meet our ever expanding membership.
We are therefore in need of alot of fundraising in order to complete these upgrades.
We urge all members and supporters to join the weekly club lotto which incidentally is currently at €20,000.At €2 a ticket it sure is great value.
You may also join the Club Limerick GAA draw which has a total Prize Fund in Excess of €340,000
Guaranteed Lotto Jackpot €10,000 Every Month (Match 4 numbers 1-36)and a Guaranteed Monthly Draw Prize Fund of €24,250
Well done to Gordon Brown, Luke Moylan and Kieran Daly who were all part of the Limerick Under 21 football squad that defeated Tipperary last week 2*-12 to 1-6..
Na Piarsaigh GAA Club notes
23 November 2015
Munster Club Champions 2015……
Massive congratulations to our Senior hurlers on another mighty performance on Sunday.
We were sluggish in the opening half but turned in a sublime second half display to allow captain Cathal King lift the Munster cup to follow in the footsteps of Kieran Bermingham and James O’Brien. We received the bad news before the throw in that ace forward Kevin Downes would be unable to play and added to the already absent David Breen concerns mounted as to our strentgh up front.
We actually had the better start with points from Shane Dowling and Kevin Ryan but it was Ballygunner who raced into a 5 points to 2 lead.
A long range free from Ronan Lynch reduced arrears before a long ball from Michael Foley was finished cooly by David Dempsey.We did however conceed 3 further frees to trail at the break 1-7 to 1-4.
The second half was much better from the lads and points from Shane Dowling(2), Peter Casey, Michael Foley and Will O Donoghue quickly turned a 3 point deficit into a 2 point lead.
A Ballygunner free stiopped the rot but we quickly added further points by Shane Dowling, David Dempsey, Kevin Ryan and Peter Casey to lead by 5 .
Further pointed frees from our opponents dissected two great Dempsey points David and Alan before a deflected shot deceived Podge Kennedy to end up in the net to leave two between the teams with 5 minutes left.
The introduction of David Breen at full forward in the second half proved crucial as his presence was causing problems for Ballygunner.
Further points from Ronan Lynch, Peter Casey and David Breen before the hard working Shane Dowling superbly dispatched an unstoppable shot to the net to seal a mighty second half.
We had some excellent displays all over the field but special mention to Alan Dempsey and Will O Donoghue, Kieran Kennedy, Mike Casey and Shane Dowling who worked tirelessly throughout.
We are extremely proud of every single member of this extremely honest hard working and hugely determined bunch.
We now can enjoy Christmas and look forward to a crack off the Leinster Champions in February.
Team: Podge Kennedy, Michael Casey, Kieran Breen, Kieran Kennedy, Michael Foley(0-1), Ronan Lynch(0-2f), Cathal King, Alan Dempsey(0-2), Will O Donoghue(0-1), David Dempsey(1-2), Pat Gleeson, Kevin Ryan(0-2), Adrian Breen, Shane Dowling(1-4,3f), Peter Casey(0-3). Subs: David Breen(0-1), Thomas Grimes
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 2-18 Ballygunner 2-11
The lotto jackpot rumbles on with the €20,000 still standing.
The numbers drawn last Monday were 10, 11, 22, 25.No Jackpot winner.
Lucky dip winners were Elizabeth Dwane, Jack O Sullivan, EOin Liston, Mary Bourke.
The sellers prize went to Pat Gleeson and Brian Kelly the house draw.
You can get your ticket from any seller or online at www.mylocallotto.ie and look for Na Piarsiagh in drop down list.
Annual General Meeting of Na Piarsaigh will take place on Monday 7th December at 8pm 2015, preceded by Mass for deceased members at 7.30pm.
All nominations and motions must be replied by e-mail to email@example.com or by post to Donie O’Gorman, Na Piarsaigh C.L.G., Elm Drive, Caherdavin Lawn, Limerick or dropped into club bar in envelope for attention of Donie O’Gorman before 16th November 2015 at 9.00 pm
Club Notes 09 Nov 2015
The Camogie Club AGM takes place on Thursday the 12th of November @9pm in the clubhouse. We would ask all those who have an interest in the continued development of the Camogie section to attend. Nominations and motions to be forwarded to Club secretary Bridget Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org
The senior hurlers are back in action on this coming Sunday 15th Nov when they take on Tipperary champions Thurles Sarsfields in the Gaelic Grounds at 2pm
This game was deferred a week due to the untimely death of Thurles selector Jack Griffin following a road traffic accident. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and all in the Thurles Sarsfields club
With Waterford champions Ballygunner already in the final here is hoping for a big performance from the team.
We wish Shane O Neill,his management team and the entire squad the very best on Sunday
Tickets for the game can be purchased from Centra, Supervalu or tickets.ie at €15 with €5 concession for students and oap’s
The lotto jackpot remains at €20,000 following the draw on Monday night.
The numbers drawn were 07, 12, 21, 29
The lucky dip winners were Katie Graham, David Monahan, Paddy Verdon and Sinead McAuliffe.
The sellers prize was won by Liam Maxwell and Paddy Dowling won the house draw.
If you wish to enter the draw you may do so by contacting any of the many sellers or log on to www.locallotto.ie and follow the search menu in the upper left corner.
Tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5
UNDER 21 FOOTBALLERS
The under 21 Footballers open their campaign in group 3 of the Premier U21 Football Championship.
First up on Tuesday 17th are Oola in Kilbreedy at 8pm,Thursday 19th v Ballybrown in Rhebogue at 8pm and Sunday 22nd v Dromcollogher in Adare at 12noon.
No rest for the wicked
Club Notes 02 Nov 2015
Our lotto jackpot remains at €20,000
Last weeks numbers were 07, 14, 15, 32
Lucky dip winners were Alex O Neill, Niamh Broderick, Seamus Hassett, Tom Millea
Sellers prize went to Jim O SUllivan and Frances Hourigan the house draw.
Best wishes to our Senior Hurlers this Sunday 8th Nov when they take on Thurles Sarsfields in the Gaelic Grounds in the Munster Club semi final.
We wish the management and squad the very best.
Come out and give the lads your support
Club flags,jackets,hoodies, tracksuits etc can be purchased in the club shop on Saturday morning between 9.45 and 11am.Why not get your colors for the game on Sunday.
Congratulations to Tom Walsh and John + Mary Flannery who both won prizes in the Limerick GAA Development Draw on Saturday
Annual General Meeting of Na Piarsaigh will take place on Monday 7th December at 8pm 2015, preceded by Mass for deceased members at 7.30pm.
All nominations and motions must be replied by e-mail to email@example.com or by post to Donie O’Gorman, Na Piarsaigh C.L.G., Elm Drive, Caherdavin Lawn, Limerick or dropped into club bar in envelope for attention of Donie O’Gorman before 16th November 2015 at 9.00 pm (i.e. the required twenty-one days before AGM date of 7th Dec).
Club Notes 31 Aug 2015
Our senior hurlers were in Championship action on Sunday evening when they travelled across town to Clarina.
Our opponents on this occasion were Croom in the final group game of the Championship.
The first half was a tight contest with scores hard to come by.
We had some good points from David Dempsey(2),Kevin Downes(2), Peter Casey(2),Shane Dowling free and a goal and a point from David Breen. David’s goal coming following a superb pass from Shane Dowling.
However our indiscipline allowing Croom to stay in touch and Conor Allis punishing us at every indiscretion.
We led at the break by 2 points 1-8 to 0-9
The second half we upped the tempo and hurled a little better.
Mike Casey,Ronan Lynch and Cathal King were to the fore in defence while in midfield Kevin Ryan and USA returnee Willy O Donoghue put in a hard shift.
Up front David Dempsey, David Breen and Peter Casey were to the fore showing great energy and work rate.
Kevin Downes also showing glimpses of his undoubted class with 2 quick fire goals to all but seal our fate.
Adrian Breen adding a fourth in the closing stages to send us through to a semi final spot in a few weeks time.
Final score Na Piarsaigh 4-18 Croom 0-14
We wish the Croom goalkeeper Ger Flynn the very best wishes following a nasty looking eye injury during the game.
Team: Podge Kennedy, Mike Casey, Kieran Breen, Kieran Kennedy, Mike Foley, Ronan Lynch, Cathal King(capt), William O Donoghue, Kevin Ryan(0-1), David Dempsey(0-3), David Breen(1-2), Kevin Downes(2-2), Shane Dowling(0-7,6f), Adrian Breen(1-0), Peter Casey(0-2). Subs: Pat Gleeson(0-1), Aidan Hennessy, Niall Buckley,
Both our junior teams were in action over the weekend with Patrickswell the opposition in both games.
First up on Thursday evening were our Junior B Hurlers who enjoyed a good win on a scoreline of 3-15 to 1-5.
They are in action again on Monday evening in Mungret against the locals.
Our junior A team again played Patrickswell this time in the City Junior A semi final.
An Eoghan Keogh goal being the difference in a tight game.
We qualified for the City final following a 1-15 to 1-11 win
Our minor hurlers were in Championship action on Tuesday evening when they overcame the challenge of Adare.Goals from Conor Boylan,Thomas Grimes,William Hennessy and Daniel Long gave us the cushion we required along with some excellent free taking from county minor Peter Casey.
Conor Houlihan and Mike Andrews marshaled the defence well while the Boylan brothers Jerome and Conor were excellent throughout along with Peter Casey.
A very good team performance and one which sets up a semi final appearance in a few weeks .
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 5-23 Adare 0-11
We had one winner in the Limerick Development Draw on Saturday.
Congrats to Nessan Quinlivan on his win.
Our Underage players return to training this Saturday morning following summer holidays.
We look forward to seeing all our players back in sky blue and welcome all newcomers to the fold.
All equipment (hurley, helmets,gear etc) can be purchased in the club shop on the day.
Training starts at 9.45am until 11 am from under 5 to under 12.
The jackpot continues at €20,000 following last Monday’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 3, 16, 23, 28. No jackpot winner.
The lucky dip winners were Mary Curtin Derek Nolan, Tom Flynn and Emmet Beston.
Sellers prize went to Denis Collins and house draw to Jack Healy.
Club Notes 20 July 2015
The jackpot continues at €20,000 following last Monday’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 8, 18,21,29. No jackpot winner.
The 4 lucky dip winners were Liam Kennedy, Noreen Mulcahy, Christine Moloney and Pauline Hogan.
The seller’s prize went to Kevin O Connor and Frances Hourigan won the house draw.
Tickets can be purchased from any seller or online at www.my local lotto.ie.
Congratulations to Michael Casey, Ronan Lynch and David Dempsey who were all part of the morale boosting victory by Limerick under 21 hurlers over Tipperary.
They now look forward to a Munster Final date with Clare at the end of the month.
Hard luck to the Limerick minor hurlers who came up just short in the Munster Final.
We had 4 representitives on the squad who all saw action on the day.
Peter Casey who is vice captain, Conor Houlihan, Conor Boylan and Thomas Grimes.
They now face Galway in an All Ireland Quarter Final next weekend as a curtain raiser to a Senior Hurling double header. We wish the entire squad and management well.
UNDER 16 HURLERS
We had a hard fought victory over Old Christians on Monday night when we came out on top in a tight game 1-15 to 0-15.
The team are progressing nicely under the watchful eye of Paul Condon and Bill Kiely
The minors finally saw action again after a long break seeing off the challenge of Mungret on a scoreline of 2-20 to 2-16
Our juniors gave an excellent team performance on Saturday when over coming Patrickswell in the City Championship.
We led throughout the game and won on a final score of 0-15 to 1-7.
Club Notes 22 June 2015
Our senior footballers were in All County league action on Saturday when they faced St Patricks in Rhebogue.
On the night we were not able to cope with the slick movement of St Pats but no doubt will remain focused for future big fixtures which lie ahead
Team: Brendan Donnelly, Diarmuid Ryan, Dean McLoughlin, Alan Finnegan, Kieran Daly, Kevin Nolan, Davy Dalton, Eoghan Kehilly, Daragh Kennedy. Brian Hartnett, Aaron Costelloe. Eoin Keogh, Evan Condon, Cathal Minihane, Shane O Connor
UNDER 16 HURLERS
Our under 16’s were in tournament action on Saturday when they travelled to the host club Moycarkey Borris.
We played four games against Moycarkey 2-8 to 0-8, Roscrea 1-3 to 0-3, Cashel 3-7 to 1-2 and Moycarkey again in the final 2-8 to 0-3.
Jerome Boylan awarded player of the tournament.
The management team of Bill Kiely, Paul Condon and Conor Shiels extremely satisfied with their charges.
UNDER 12 FOOTBALLERS
We made the long trip west to play St Kieran’s in the league.
We started brightly and were 1-1 to no score up courtesy of a Patrick O Neill goal and Marcus Hogan point. However St Kieran’s powered into the game and scored 2-2 without reply to lead at the break 2-2 to 1-1.
We fell further behind following the break when we conceeded two further goals.
However in true Na Piarsaigh fashion we fought back and played some excellent football.
Points from JJ Carey, Victor Oydjei,Charles Hogan and a second goal from Patrick O Neill earned us a deserved draw on the night.
We had great displays throughout the team and are looking forward to the rest of the season.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 2-8 ST Kierans 4-2
Team: Paul Gavin, Sean O Halloran, Steven Mitchell, Ronan O Dwyer, Dillon Skehan, Dylan Lynch, JJ Carey, Marcus Hogan, Victor Oydjei, Charles Hogan, Patrick O Neill, Alex Houlihan.
The senior hurlers travelled to Caherconlish on Thursday evening to take on Doon in the All County Hurling league.
Despite missing over half the panel of players we still managed to field a relatively strong side for the fixture.
We led at the break by 0-14 to 0-8 having scored some good points from Conor Boylan, Peter Casey, Evan Egan, Kieran Daly and David Sheppard and continued that trend in the second half with points from Pat Gleeson.
However we conceeded a goal from a penalty which sprung life into Doon who clawed themselves back into the game.
Despite letting a nine point margin slip we managed to hold on for a hard fought victory.
We had good displays from Kieran Kennedy, James O Brien, Kevin Ryan and Peter Casey.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 0-20 Doon 1-16
Team: Padraic Kennedy, Josh O Halloran, Niall Buckley, Kieran Kennedy, Michael Foley, James O Brien(0-1), Paul Downes, Kevin Ryan, Pat Gleeson(0-9f), David Sheppard(0-1), Conor Boylan(0-1), David Dempsey, Kieran Daly(0-2), Evan Egan(0-2), Peter Casey(0-4). Subs: Cian Doherty, Evan Condon
Both our junior hurling teams saw action last week.
Our Junior A team faced Doon in Caherconlish on Wednesday in the County League semi final.
We opened the half well and had points from Paul McNamara(3f),Eoin Keogh and a goal from Conor Boylan to build up an early lead and led at the break 1-6 to 0-4
Second half points from Dylan Cronin, Conor Boylan(2)and Paul McNamara(4f) sealed the victory to set up a County League Final against Croagh Kilfinny
Team: Evan Condon, Evan O Brien, Brian Hartnett, Tomas Downes, Brian Shannon, Paul Downes, Eoghan Keogh(0-1), Josh O Halloran, Dean McLoughlin, Pat McCarthy, Gordon Brown, Dylan Cronin(0-1), Gordon Leonard(0-1), Paul McNamara(0-9f), Evan Egan. Sub: Conor Boylan(1-2)
Our Junior B Team were also in action when they also took on Doon in Caherconlish in a County League semi final.
We battled bravely throughout the contest but found Doon a tough nut to crack.
We trailed at the break 1-7 to 0-3 and conceded a second goal in the second half to seal our fate with defeat 2-11 to 0-7.
We had good performances from Daragh Kennedy, Tom Quinn, Eoghan Keogh, Dylan Cronin and Gordon Leonard.
We now concentrate our efforts on the championship
Team: Mike Flynn, Daragh Kennedy, Brian Buckley, Tom Quinn, Peter Hodnett, Kevin McNamara, Dean McLoughlin, Evan O Brien, Eoghan Keogh(0-3), Dylan Cronin(0-1), Kevin Hodnett, Ross McManemy, Eoin Shannon, Gordon Leonard(0-3,2f), Eddie Kelly
UNDER 12 FOOTBALLERS
Our under 12 footballers had an emphatic victory over Pallasgreen in the league during the week with good displays from Daragh Dineen, Keith Dempsey, Stephen O Halloran, Dominic Fitzpatrick and Rhys Dunne
Commiserations to Shane Dowling, David Breen, Kevin Downes, Cathal King, Adrian Breen and Paul Beary following defeat by Tipperary. Unfortunately it wasn’t our day but no doubt we will be back and here’s looking forward to the rest of the summer.
Congratulations to Jamie Mitchell who won the Munster Under 17 400 meter title following a record breaking time of 49.89. A record held for 31 years..well done Jamie keep up the good work.
Club Notes 15 June 15
50K CYCLE/10K RUN/5K WALK
Our first 50K cycle, run and walk took place on Sunday and proved to be a massive success.
Hundreds of cyclist, runners and walkers descended on Pairc Dromguil for our first ever event of this kind.
Stewards and volunteers were in position from early morning to deal with the crowds as the excitement began to build.
First to leave the club were the cyclists who rolled out on mass just after 10am.
Upwards of 200 cyclists of all different levels hit the road with the Blood Bike Mid West bikers leading the way.
After a brief stop off in Newmarket on Fergus at the GAA Club it was back to Na Piarsaigh via Sixmilebridge and Cratloe before returning to the club.
Next up were the runners who after a brief warm up by fitness guru Daragh Droog were on the road .
A little over 30 minutes after leaving the club we had our first runner back and it was Limerick AC’s Paul Fitzgerald with a personal best time of 32.58 who crossed the finish line in first place.
He was swiftly followed by JJ Cremin also of Limerick AC is second in 36.00 and Geoff DeCourcey in 3rd in 36.15.
Our first lady home was Cushla Hehir in 37.05 followed by Dorothy Ryan in 2nd in 43.07 and Elaine O Donoghue in 3rd in 43.46.
Our first club member back was Brian Hartnett in a time of 41.44 with John Madden right behind in 42.01.
Last but not least were our walkers who waited patiently for their turn to take part and they too looked great with all ages represented.
Finbarr Brougham and Helen Casey then became the focal point with their BBQ which went down well..
We wish to thank all our volunteers, sponsors and participants who made it a special day for the club.
We would also like to pay a special mention to the Blood Bike Mid West crew who were extremely helpful in marshalling the cycle in particular and the cyclist of Cycle for sick children for turned up in numbers to support us.
We look forward to seeing everyone again next year for what we hope will be an annual event.
The jackpot continues to be €20,000 following Mondays draw.
The numbers drawn were 2, 10, 15, 30. No Jackpot winner but the 4 lucky dip winners were Martin Harty, Mary P Carroll, Mary Zamarowski and Simon Slattery.
Sellers prize went to Paddy Dowling and house prize to Ann Kiely.
CONALL O CAHALANE TOURNAMENT
Congrats to Monaleen u 12s hurlers (winners) and Ballybrown (runners up) who , along with our own lads and Douglas Cork, gave a great exhibition of hurling last Saturday afternoon at Pairc Dromguil.
Thanks to all helpers , referees & stewards who made this year’s tournament a huge success. Special thanks to the Hickey family for a lovely presentation of Conalls old hurley to the club – the highlight of the day. Thanks also to David Breen and Cathal king for presenting the trophys and to Kevin Downes, Aidan Hennessey & Podge Kennedy for helping out with our own team during the afternoon. Well done all.
Congratulations to our Junior hurlers who won the City Junior League Final with victory over Ballybrown on Saturday evening 3-16 to 1-12.
Goals from Pat McCarthy(2) and Dean McLoughlin sealed the victory on the night
We wish Shane Dowling, Kevin Downes, David and Adrian Breen and Cathal KIng the very best of luck next Sunday when they take on Tipperary in the Munster Semi Final in the Gaelic Grounds.
Senior Hurlers are doubly engaged this week in league action.
First up are Ahane at home on Tuesday at 7.30 and Doon on Thursday in Doon at 7.30pm
Club Notes 01June 2015
Our Senior Hurlers were back in Championship action on Friday night in round 2 of the competition when they took on Ballybrown in Claughaun GAA Grounds.
Playing against a strong breeze in the first half our opponents began well and matched us score for score.
All Star Shane Dowling made a significant contribution throughout the game especially from placed balls and duly dispatched an early penalty following a foul on himself.
It was our opponents who profited by our generous concession of space especially around the middle third of the field.
We had good points from Adrian Breen, Will O Donoghue and David Dempsey to keep the scoreboard ticking in the first half but we trailed at the break 0-11 to 1-5.
We began the second half in great style and had 1-3 on the board in the space of a few minutes to open up a 6 point gap, one which we held to the finish thanks in the main to a timely hook from Cathal king and a late point blank save from net minder Podge Kennedy.
Incdentally it was Adrian Breen who got our second goal which proved crucial and he went on to have a telling contribution along with Kevin Downes and David Dempsey in particular.
Another good battling performance and one which saw Kieran Kennedy, Cathal King,Will O Donoghue ,David Dempsey and Kevin Downes to the fore.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 2-18 Ballybrown 0-18
Team: Padraic Kennedy, Mark Buckley, Niall Buckley, Kieran Kennedy, Michael Foley, James O Brien, Cathal King, Alan Dempsey, William O Donoghue(0-2),Pat Gleeson, Kevin Downes(0-3), David Dempsey(0-4), David Sheppard(0-1), Shane Dowling(1-4), Adrian Breen(1-3). Subs: Peter Casey(0-1), Kevin Ryan
We would like to welcome our new kit man Michael O Neill to the fold and wish him well.
We also wish Michael Casey, David Breen, AIdan Hennessy and Gordon Brown well in their recoveries from injury
50 K Cycle/10K Fun Run/5K Walk
The event is now only two weeks away and registration is gathering momentum.
We look forward to a big response for all our members and supporters and friends.
Please spread the word and lets make this a massive success and one which we can make grow for the future/
If you cannot take part in the events on the day but wish to help out,we would be delighted with your help on what is anticipated to be a busy day.
Please get in touch with Club PRO Derek Giltenan at 087 3257827 or pro.napiarsaigh.limerick @gaa.ie if you wish to participate or help out on the day.
Registration can be done online at www.napiarsaighgaa.com and follow the link and at www.myclubfinances.com.
Congratulations to Michael Stanley who was the club’s sole winner in the Limerick GAA Development Draw held last Saturday.
We will be running our annual summer camp at the end of June from the 29th to the 3rd of July with the second week to follow from 6 -10 July inclusive.
We would like to see all familiar faces and plenty of new ones as well.
Registration will be on the day but you can also register on the Saturday mornings prior to the event
Stewards are being sought for the upcoming Limerick v Tipperary Munster Senior Hurling Championship on June 21st
If you wish to be considered Please contact the club with your details
The jackpot remains at €20,000 following our draw last week.
The numbers drawn were 8, 17, 23, 32.. No jackpot winner but four lucky dip winners were Susan Barrett, Michael Flynn, Willy Sexton and Paul Lancaster.
Sellers prize went to Joe O Dwyer and Mary O Sullivan won the house prize.
If you wish to enter the lotto draw you may do so online at www.mylocallotto.ie or from any sellers
JUNIOR B HURLERS
The Junior B hurlers played Ballybrown in a hard brought City League semi final in Mungret last sunday. On heavy ground after showers during the other 1/2 final between Patrickswell v Crecora, the Junior B’s went into a quick lead, but were then hauled back to lead by a point at half time. In a hard fought even balanced second half Ballybrown pulled it back to finish normal time NaP 1-10 BB 2-07. It a real battling performance in extra time the Junior B’s picked up a two goals to give them the advantage and were leading by 2 points when Ballybrown were awarded a penalty, which was duly saved and dealt with by goal keeper Mike Flynn to the sound of the final whistle. The Junior B’s now face Patrickswell in the City league final this weekend.
M Flynn, R Macmenamie, D Kennedy, T Quinn, J Ronan, K McNamara, P Hodnett, E Keogh, E O’Brien, E O’Neill, K Hodnett(captain) D Cronin, N Shannon, G leonard, D Laffan, Subs used M Doyle for T Quinn, J Wilson for E O’Neill,
Club Notes 05 May 2015
Our senior hurlers opened their Senior hurling Championship account last Friday evening when they travelled to Kilmallock to face Doon.
A wet and windy night made for a very difficult encounter but nonetheless they duly battled bravely.
We got off to a poor start conceding a goal inside the first few minutes but responded well with points from David Sheppard, Adrian Breen and Shane Dowling.
We were hurling well with Michael Foley at wing back and William O Donoghue at midfield in great form along with David Breen who ran on to a great pass to rifle the ball to the Doon net for our first goal.
Further scores from Shane Dowling and two long frees from Ronan Lynch had us in front at the break 1-9 to 1-4 .
The second half we played into the breeze and had to battle hard to keep Doon at bay.
A goal from David Sheppard had us 2-10 to 1-7 in front 10 minutes into the second half but we still could not shake off Doon.
The introduction of ace attacker Kevin Downes after a long lay off proved crucial to our cause as he caught several puck outs and created great oppurtunities for Alan Dempsey who profitted with a brace of points.
We added a third goal from David Breen entering the final few minutes before David was forced off with injury.
Padraic Kennedy was on hand to deny Doon with a vital save near the end and despite a tense last few minutes in which Doon raised a second green flag,we weren’t going to be denied our victory
A tough opening game but one which will no doubt stand to the lads.
Best performers on the day were Mark Buckley, Michael Foley, William O Donoghue, David Sheppard and David Breen
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 3-13 Doon 2-14.
We wish David Breen and Aidan Hennessy the very best in their recovery from injury
Team: Padraic Kennedy, Mark Buckley, Niall Buckley, Kieran Kennedy, Michael Foley, Cathal King(capt), Ronan Lynch(0-2f), Alan Dempsey(0-2), William O Donoghue, James O Brien, David Breen(2-0), David Dempsey(0-1), David Sheppard(1-2), Shane Dowling(04f), Adrian Breen(0-2). Subs used: Kevin Downes, Mike Casey, Peter Casey, Pat Gleeson, Evan Egan
50K Cycle/10K Run,5K Walk
Registration is now open for this event which takes place on June 14th.
You may register online through the Na Piarsaigh website at www.napiarsaighgaa.com or www.myclubfinances.ie
Entry is €0 for the cycle, €15 for the Fun run and €0 for the walk.
We encourage everyone to make the efffort to participate on the day.
Family registration is discounted and there will be music on the day with Lorcan Murray and JP Dillon of Live95fm.
Daragh Droog will get every one warmed up and we will also have a BBQ and entertainment after.
The event is being run in conjunction with Blood Bike Mid West.
Blood Bike Mid West Ireland is a charitable organisation that provides FREE transport to the HSE, private, hospitals, clinics & hospices. We operate an out of hours service using volunteer riders to save money. This can then be put back into primary care.
The jackpot remains at €20,000 following last week’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 3, 7, 9, 12.
The lucky dip winners were Niamh Broderick, Jennifer O Neill, Emmet Beston and Margaret Kennedy.
Mike Broderick was our sellers prize winner and Joe O Dwyer won the house prize
Next weeks jackpot is €20,000
Our senior Footballers are back in Championship action next weekend when they face Newcastlewest in Ballyagran on Friday night.
If there is anyone who wishes to be part of our email list please send a mail to the PRO at firstname.lastname@example.org
TWITTER and FACEBOOK
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Club membership for the 2015 season is now over due. All players must pay their membership prior to taking part in any games or training. This will be strictly enforced this year so make sure you contact Mike Broderick, who is the club registrar again for 2015.
Club Notes 27 April 2015
We made our long awaited return to the top ranks of Limerick Senior Football after an absence of 32 years when we travelled to Clarina to take on Ballysteen.
We began well and had early scores on the board from Kieran Daly and Eoin Hogan.
As was predicted this was a tough game for us and at times our inexperience at this level showed.
We had further scores from the hard working Gordon Brown and Aaron Costelloe to leave us level at the break at 4 points each.
We began the second half with an extra man but at times it didnt show and despite a large chunk of possession we failed to make it count on the scoreboard.
We had some good performances from Gordon Brown, William O Donoghue, Cian Coady and Dean McLoughlin.
In spite of this defeat we will nevertheless learn some valuable lessons and no doubt be stronger for the experience of playing in the top ranks.
Team: Brendan Donnelly, Conor McLoughlin, Dean McLoughlin, Cian Coady, Gordon Brown(0-1), Kevin Nolan(capt), Peter Hodnett, Eoghan Kehilly, William O Donoghue, Brian Shannon, David Dempsey(0-1), Eoin Hogan(0-3f), Alan Dempsey(0-+1), Aaron Costelloe(0-1f), Kieran Daly(0-1), Subs used: Evan Egan, Ronan McKenna, Kieran Barr, Mark Buckley
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 0-8 Ballysteen 0-10
Our under 14 hurlers were in action on Sunday in the Limerick Feile final in Dooley Park home of South Liberties.
Following a very good semi final victory, confidence was high amongst the squad.
It was evident from the start that we were up against it as our opponents Mungret were much the physically bigger side.
However our lads battled gamely and were well in the game throughout and trailed at the break by four points to one.
We were slowly edging back into the game but conceded a rather soft goal to leave Mungret in the driving seat.
However from there to the finish we tacked on scores through Harry O Donnell’s sharp shooting but try as we might we could not raise a green flag.
We had some good performances from Shane Harney, Sean Hartney, John Moloney,Keith Dempsey and Emmet McEvoy but overall all the lads battled bravely and are a credit to the club.
Final Score: Mungret 1-8 Na Piarsaigh 0-6
Team: Robin Ryan Blake, Evan Sheehan, Shane Harney, Ian Leonard, Sean Hartney, Keith Dempsey, Matthew DeCourcey, John Moloney, John O Connor, Harry O Donnell(0-5F), Emmet McEvoy(0-1), Dean O Donnell, David Hourigan, Justin Norden, Jack Barry. Subs: Damon Lee, Aidan Bourke, Ronan O Gorman, Peader Talbot, Reece Dunne, Gerry Andrews, Mark O Connor, Cormac Frawley, Niall Barrett, Kieran Richardson.
Our junior were in action in the Junior League during the week when they took on Mungret.
We were well in control from start to finish leading 3-9 to 0-2 at the break.
Talking point of the game was the unfortunate accidental collision with ended with center back Tom Cronin with a broken jaw.
We wish Tom a speedy recovery from injury .
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 5-12 Mungret 1-5
Team: Tommy Collins, Killian Collins, Josh O Halloran, Ruairi O Connaill, Peter Hodnett, Tom Cronin, Mike Roberts, Kevin Hodnett(capt), Brian Burke, Evan Condon, Kiern Barr, Dermot Ryan, Cathal Minihane, Shane O Connor, Gordon Brown
50k CYCLE,10K RUN, 5K WALK
The club will be running a 50K Cycle from the club to Newmarket on Fergus and back along with a 10K run which goes along Condell road as far as Salesians and along NCR before heading out the Ennis Road and back to the club.
The 5K walk will follow similiar lines but turns left at Barringtons Pier before making its way back to the club via Ashbrook.
Registration is now available online through the home page of our website http://www.napiarsaighgaa.com and http://www.myclubfinances.ie
Music on the day provided by JP Dillon of Live95fm and a warm up routine will be performed by ace fitness guru Daragh Droog.
The event takes place on Sunday June 14th at 10am.
Pre registration on Saturday evening from 7 to 9pm and on the morning of the event from 8am.
We are encouraging participants to register online in advance.
Family regisration is also encouraged.
The jackpot contines to be €20,000 following Monday’s draw.
the numbers drawn were 15, 22, 24, 27.
Lucky dip winners were Anne Breen, Donna O Regan, Laura, James and Lucy, Eithne O Keefe.
Sellers prize went to Danny Halpin and Mick Lynch won the house prize.
Our Senior hurlers are in action in Round 1 of the County Senior hurling Championship on Friday 1st May v Doon in Kilmallock at 7pm.We wish them well.
Club Notes 20 April 2015
Under 21 hurlers
Pride of place most definately goes to our under 21 hurlers who made it a 4 in a row at under 21 level
They travelled to Kilmallck on Sunday to take on Doon in the County Final.
Playing against the breeze in the opening we began well and were two points up inside three minutes from David Dempsey and a Peter Casey free.
Shortly after we were awarded a penalty which saw Ronan Lynch’s rasper come crashing back off the crossbar and away to safety.
We had further points from Peter Casey(3) and Kieran Daly to lead 0-7 to 0-3 before we conceded a softish goal.
We responded well to this set back with some excellent hurling from all lines on the field.
Points from David Dempsey(4),Peter Casey (3) and one from Mike Foley had us in the driving seat 0-14 to 1-4 at half time.
We began the second half with two further points from Mike Foley and Eoghan Keogh to lead 0-16 to 1-5 before a rather tame shot deceived Evan Condon in the goal to give Doon their second goal.
Our man of the match David Dempsey again took command scoring a further 3 points form play to take his tally to 8 points from play against a quality opponent in Richard English.
We had some fine performances from the captain William O Donoghue and Kieran Daly around the middle of the field with Mark Buckley commanding the backs along with Evan O Brien, Gordon Brown and Mike Casey.
Upfront David Dempsey and Peter Casey were excellent along with Tommy Grimes who caught some great ball throughout the game.
Overall a tremendous achievement from the lads not to mention the management trio of Conor Shiels, Tom Millea and Diarmuid Madigan who have been ever present in the four in a row.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 0-22 Don 2-7.
Team: Evan Condon, Evan O Brien, Mark Buckley, Gordon Brown, Mike Casey, Ronan Lynch, Josh O Halloran, Williiam O Donoghue(capt), Eoghan Keogh(0-1), Tommy Grimes, David Dempsey(0-8), Peter Casey(0-9,5f), Kieran Daly(0-2), Michael Foley(0-2), Evan Egan. Subs : Conor Boylan, Dylan Cronin, Dean McLoughlin
UNDER 15 HURLERS
Our U/15 Hurlers played Ahane in the first of a three game league program last Wednesday evening and recorded a 1-14 to 0-4 win.
Struggling in the opening half, the sides exchanged points and were 2 points a piece at the end of the first quarter with James Daly accurate from placed balls.
By half time, we had opened a 0-6 to 0-2 lead with captain Sean Long very dominant at centre back. A goal mid way through the second half by Conor Stack plus some excellent points from Adam McNamara and David O’Byrne opened daylight between the sides and they ran out comfortable winners. Sterner tests to come against the two sides who defeated us along the way last year, Garryspillane & Mungret.
Robin Ryan-Blake, Conor Moloney, Mark Daly, Eoin Keenan-Quinn, John Leahy, Sean Long (capt)(0-2), Ralph Leonard,
James Daly (0-5, 0-4 frees), Adam McNamara (0-3), Conor Stack (1-0), Robert Duffy, Colin Coughlan, Eoghan Sherlock (0-1), David O’Byrne, Mark Boylan.
Subs used: David Ryan & Shane Harney with rested Feile warriors on the sideline, Keith Dempsey, John Moloney, John O’Connor, Jack Barry, Ian Leonard & Harry O’Donnell
The jackpot rumbles on at €20,000 following last Monday’s draw.
Numbers drawn were 2, 4, 9, 11.No jackpot winner.
Lucky dip winners were Joan Vaughan, Jimmy Culhane, Deirdre Croker and Chris Graham.
Sellers prize went to Kenny Kavanagh and Bill Kiely the house prize.
Why not do your lotto online at www.mylocalotto.ie
Club Notes 13 April 2015
Our minor hurlers were in Championship action on Friday evening when they entertained Pallasgreen in round one.
We took an early lead from Peter Casey who goaled inside the first minute and never looked back from there.
We dominated in most positions and were never in doubt throughout the game.
Our defence was in fine form with Gearoid Synnott and Evan Gilvarry to the fore.
Our hard working midfield duo of Conor Boylan and Daniel Long supplied some great ball to the forwards where Ger kearms, Peter Casey and Thomas Grimes were prominent on the scoreboard..
A good opening round performance by the team but lots to work on going forward.
Goalkeeper Eoghan Foley’s distribution from the puckouts was excellent and he was well protected by David Broderick and co throughout.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 6-22 Pallasgreen 1-6
Team: Eoghan Foley, Gearoid Synnott, David Broderick, Mark Considine, Evan Gilvarry(0-1), Jerome Boylan, Joe Gleeson, Daniel Long, Conor Boylan(0-2)Ger Kearms(2-3), Peter Casey(1-9,3f), Marcus McManemy(0-2), Jason Callinane, Thomas Grimes(2-3), Ian Considine. Subs used: William Henn(1-2), Donal O Conaill, Sean McKeogh, Pauric Heaney, Lucas O Sullivan.
UNDER 14 HURLERS
Our under 14 hurlers were in Limerick Feile na nGael action on Sunday when they travelled to Claughaun GAA grounds to take on Ahane in the semi final.
Aided by the breeze in the first half we began slowly and it was our opponents who chalked up the first two scores a goal and a point.
However we gradually settled and had some top class performances from Evan Sheehan, Sean Hartney and Emmett McEvoy .
We led at the break 1-4 to 1-2 our goal courtesy of Emmett McEvoy mid way through the half.
On the change of ends we hurled much better and got some excellent scores from Harry O Donnell and Justin Norden who rifled to the net from close range.
We were hurling well but however it took a timely well executed save from our goalkeeper Robin Ryan Blake in the closing stages to keep Ahane at bay and we closed out the game when Dean O Donnell followed up the rebound from a Harry O Donnell penalty.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 3-8 Ahane 1-5.
We now play Mungret in the final in two weeks time.
Team: Robin Ryan Blake, Evan Sheehan, Shane Harney, Ian Leonard, Sean Hartney, Keith Dempsey, Matthew DeCourcey, John Moloney(0-1), Justin Norden(1-1), Harry O Donnell(0-4,2f), Emmett McEvoy(1-2), Dean O Donnell(1-0), David Hourigan, John O Connor, Jack Barry. Sub used: Aidan Bourke.
The jackpot remains at €20,000 following last weeks draw.
The numbers drawn were 4, 14, 21, 24. No Jackpot winner.
Lucky dip winners were A O Brien, Bernadette Long, Liam Leahy, Una O Connor.
Sellers Prize went to Maura Wall and Dan Hickey took the house draw.
Congratulations to Pat Hession and Paddy Breun who were both winners in the Limerick GAA draw on Saturday.
Congratulations also to Joan Horan, Frank Kavanagh and Eddie Grimes who were 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Grand National sweep.
UNDER 21 HURLERS
All roads lead to Kilmallock next Sunday evening when our under 21 hurlers seek to win four Under 21 county titles in a row.
Our opponents in the final are Doon and the game has a throw in of 6pm.
Get out there and support the lads if you can.
We wish them all well
SENIOR HURLING CHALLENGE
The club play host to the Limerick and Galway senior hurlers this coming Saturday evening in a Challenge game at 7pm.
Why not come along and see how both teams are shaping up prior to their respective Championship games.
Club Notes 06 April 2015
Our senior hurlers were doubly engaged over the weekend with two games in quick succession.
On Saturday we hosted Murroe Boher in round one of the All County Hurling League.
We began very brightly and linked well between backs and forwards.
We got some excellent scores from all over the field but none moreso than from David Sheppard who helped himself to four goals in the sixty minutes two in each half.
Shane Dowling also added a goal before the interval to leave us well in control 3-15 to .0-7
We had some good performances from Gordon Brown,Kieran Kennedy and Mikey Foley at the back while upfront David Dempsey, David Breen and David Sheppard were to the fore along with Kevin Ryan in goals who was prominent
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 5-23 Murroe Boher 0-20
Team: Kevin Ryan, Gordon Brown, Mark Buckley, Kieran Kennedy, Ronan Lynch)0-1), Cathal King(0-1), Mikey Foley, Alan Dempsey(0-2), Pat Gleeson(0-1), James O Brien(0-1), David Breen(0-4), Adrian Breen, David Dempsey(4-0), Shane Dowling(1-7), David Dempsey(0-4), Subs: William O Donoghue(0-1), Eoghan keogh(0-1)
Twenty four hours later Monaleen were our visitors for the City Senior Hurling semi final.
Playing against a stiff breeze our opponents were profitting from some long range shooting and were level at the interval 2-10 to 0-16 with our goals coming from David Sheppard and Shane Dowling from a penalty.
Two further goals in the second half from Evan Egan and Adrian Breen had us in the driving seat and were deserving but tired winners.
A good couple of days for the team and lots for Shane O Neill and co to ponder.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 4-20 Monaleen 0-21
Team: Kevin Ryan, Gordon Brown, Niall Buckley, Kieran Kennedy, Mark Buckley, Cathal King, Ronan Lynch(0-2), Mikey Foley(0-2), Alan Dempsey(0-1), James O Brien(0-1), Shane Dowling(1-6), Adrian Breen(1-1), David Sheppard(1-3), David Dempsey, Evan Egan(1-3). Subs: Kieran Daly(0-2)
LIMERICK MINOR HURLERS
Best wishes to Peter Casey and Thomas Grimes who both start for Limerick Minor hurlers on Wednesday night v Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn.
We also wish Conor Boylan , Conor Houlihan and IT Officer James Burke all part of the group the best of luck.
Congratulations to Jamie Mitchell our under 16 player who was crowned Irish Under 17 200metre indoor champion last week. Well done Jamie great stuff.
The jackpot remains at €20,000.
The numbers drawn were 16, 22, 25, 27. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dip winners were Betty Ryan , Frank Holohan, jennifer Ryan and Pat Purcell.
Sellers Prize went to Paul Condon and Jim O Connor won the house prize.
The Easter camp begins on Tuesday 7th until Friday 10th down in the club.
Registration is from 9.30am on Tuesday with a child costing a very reasonable €30.
Keep in touch with the club on twitter @napgaa and facebook at Na Piarsaigh GAA and also our website at http://www.napiarsaighgaa.com
If you wish to be included in the Na Piarsaigh GAA club email list just forward your email address to Derek at pro.napiarsaigh.limerick @gaa.ie
Club Notes 23/3/15
Our senior footballers continued their excellent early season form when they defeated Monaleen in round 3 of the All County Senior Football League in Pair Dromguil on Saturday.
Played in excellent conditions we began brightly and played some good football.
Our backs played well as a unit superbly marshalled by the McLoughlin boys Dean and Conor,with Peter Hodnett and Gordon Brown also to the fore.
Our midfield pairing of William O DOnoghue and Eoghan Kehilly continued their good form winning plenty of possession which enabled our forwards to keep the scoreboard ticking.
We led at the break 1-5 to 0-2 with our goal coming from the boot of Kieran Daly.
The second half was a much closer afffair as Monaleen fought back into the game.
We scored our second and decisive goal courtesy of David Dempsey following some good team build up.
We had good performances in the forward line from David Dempsey and Eoin Hogan along with new player Kieran Barr who performed well with his new team mates.
Overall a very satisfying performance by the lads who continue to find their feet in the senior ranks.
Team: Brendan Donnelly, Alan Finnegan, Dean McLouglin, Conor McLoughlin, Peter Hodnett, Kevin Nolan, Gordon Brown, William O Donoghue, Eoin Kehilly(0-1), Davy Dalton, David Dempsey(1-1), Eoin Hogan(0-6,4f), Noel Shannon, Kieran Barr, Kieran Daly(1-1). Subs used: Alan Dempsey, Ronan McKenna, Mark Buckley, Evan Egan, Evan Condon, Cathal Minihane
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 2-9 Monaleen 1-8
Our Feile Footballers travelled to Ahane on Sunday for the Feile Peil quarter final.
Following an excellent performance in the previous round alot was expected from the team.
Some days games go your way and other days not so good and unfortunately Sunday was not our day.
Nevertheless there is plenty of football to be played this season and no doubt the lads will be back and better for the experience.
Final Score: Ahane 1-9 Na Piarsaigh 1-2
The jackpot remains at €20,000 following Monday’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 11, 24, 25, 31.
No overall jackpot winner but the lucky dip winners were Matt O Reilly, Pat Gleeson, Thomas Fitzgerald and Neil Lynch.
Sellers prize was won by Kevin O Connor and the house prize went to Sean Morrissey.
If you wish to subscribe to the weekly lotto you can do so through any seller or online through the Na Piarsaigh website.
Congratulations to Cathal King, David Breen and Adrian Breen who contributed to Limerick’s win over Laois and now look forward to a League quarter final against Dublin next weekend.
If you would like to be included in the clubs email notifications please send your details to the Club PRO Derek Giltenan at email@example.com
You can follow the clubs fortunes on facebook at NaPiarsaighgaa and on twitter at NapGAA for all your club information but more importantly the club website at http://www.napiarsaighgaa.com.
You input is very much valued so if you have any old photos.,articles or any other relevant information please contact the PRO through the website contact details
The new seasons fixtures are becoming more plentiful now and you can see the full program of fixtures on our website under fixtures 2015
Congratulations to Laura O Neill and Sinead McNamara who were part of a great comeback yesterday for Limerick minors over Waterford 1-21 to 4-8
Limerick Development Draw
The club would like to thank all members who participated in the Limerick Development draw for 2014.
This draw is a major source of revenue for the club and we need as many club members and supporters as possible to get involved for 2015.
There will be 10 monthly draws from March until December with the top prize each month of €13,000.
Entry to the draw is just €10 per month or €100 annually.
Any person who wishes to join as a new member for 2015 can also contact Liam Kennedy Club Treasurer on 087 632 2726 or any other committee member.
Club Notes 16/03/15
Our senior footballers were back in action over the weekend in round 2 of the All County Senior Football League.
This time around our opponents were Fr Casey’s and we travelled back to Tournafulla on Saturday for the game.
We began well and had plenty of possession in the half but scores were at a premium with our three first half points coming from an Eoin Hogan free, Gordon Brown and William O Donoghue.
It was all square at the break three points a piece with the highlight of the half coming from goalkeeper Brendan Donnellly who stopped a rasper just on the short whistle.
On the resumption Brendan was back in action again to deny Fr Casey’s again with a superb save and overall was excellent between the sticks.
Our teamwork and effort in the second period was very good and points from Alan Dempsey(2) and Eoin Hogan(3) had us in control.
Dean McLoughlin at full back was leading from the front with Gordon Brown and Mark Buckley on the wings working tirelessly.
Our midfield pairing of William O Donoghue and Eoghan Kehilly excelled throughout while David Dempsey, Eoin Hogan and Alan Dempsey were prominent in attack.
A good beginning to life in the senior ranks but no doubt bigger challenges on the horizon.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 0-8 Fr Casey’s 0-6
Team: Brendan Donnelly, Alan Finnegan, Dean McLoughlin, Conor McLoughlin, Gordon Brown(0-1), Kevin Nolan, Mark Buckley, William O Donoghue(0-1), Eoghan Kehilly, Brian Shannon, David Dempsey, Eoin Hogan(0-4,3f), Evan Egan, Dylan Cronin, Evan Condon. Subs: Alan Dempsey(0-2), Davy Dalton, Ronan McKenna, Noel Shannon
The jackpot remains at €20,000 following last Monday’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 4, 7, 9, 10.No winner
Lucky Dip winners were Bridie O Connor, Denis Duggan, James O Brien and Kevin O Connor.
Sellers prize was won by Pat Gleeson and the house prize went to Seoirse Laffan.
Well done to William O Donoghue who had a fine game for Limerick Under 21 versus Cork during the week.
Unfortunately it ended in defeat but nonetheless William had a fine outing.
Music in the club this St Patricks Day following the Parade from 5-8pm.
Music by “Simon and Indigo”. Why not call down for a good evenings entertainment.
The underage will be on parade in the St Patricks Day parade in town when they team up with the camogie club.
Meeting in the Barracks at 11.15am and pick up later in the Potato market.
Why not come out and cheer on the kids.
Easter Camp in club for 6 to 12 year olds on Tues 7th April to Friday 10th.
Registration on the Tuesday from 9.30am
ACHL begins this coming week with our first game in Doon.
Feil Peil na nOg 1/4 final v Ahane in Ahane on Sunday
Club Notes 09 Mar 15
Our senior footballers began their 2015 season back in the ranks of the big boys of Senior Football when they entertained St Kieran’s on Sunday morning.
Right from the throw in it was clear our lads wanted to show their ability and showed some excellent teamwork and movement.
We had some fine team scores from Eoin Hogan, Evan Egan , David Dempsey and Brian Shannon with our first green flag being raised by Evan Egan .We led at the break 1-6 to 0-1
In the second half we completed dominated posession and had further excellent scores from the boots of Evan Egan, Ronan McKenna, David Dempsey, Dylan Cronin and Alan Finnegan.
Our second and third goals coming from Eoin Hogan who worked tirelessly throughout and supersub Dylan Cronin.
Overall a very satisfying start to the senior ranks but no doubt stiffer tests are ahead.
We had good performances from Dean McLoughlin at full back, Peter Hodnett and Cian Coady in the half back line , David Dempsey at midfield while upfront Eoin Hogan and Evan Egan were the stand out performers.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 3-12 St Kieran’s 1-3
Team: Brendan Donnelly, Alan Finnegan(0-1), Dean McLoughlin, Conor McLoughlin, Peter Hodnett, Cian Coady, Mark Buckley, Daragh Kennedy, David Dempsey(0-3), Brian Shanon(0-1), Eoin Hogan(1-2), Gordon Brown, Evan Egan(1-3), Shane O Connor, Kieran Daly. Subs: Davy Dalton, Evan Condon, Noel Shannon, Dylan Cronin(1-1), Ronan McKenna(0-1), Ruairi O Connell
Under 14 Footballers
Our under 14 footballers were in Feile Peil action on Sunday when they travelled to Rhebogue to take on St Patricks.
A very good team performance from the lads with scores being shared throughout the team.
We led at the break 4 points to one and continued our dominance in the second half with some excellent scores.
We had some good performances from Daragh and Killian Dineen, Sean Hartney, John O Connor amd John Moloney.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 0-11 St Patricks 0-1
Team:Rhys Dunne, Daragh Dineen, Evan Sheehan, Jordan Freeman, Sean Hartney(0-1), Justin Norden, Matthew DeCourcey, John Moloney(0-2f), Killian Dineen(0-1f), Dean O Donnell(0-1), Stephen O Halloran(0-1), Ian Leonard(0-2), Jack Barry(0-1), John O Connor(0-1), Robin Ryan Blake(0-1). Subs used: Jamie Reece
This Friday we are holding a Cheltenham Gold Cup Friday .
This is an annual event for our horse racing lovers who get the chance to watch the racing in comfort, make a bet and have a pint.
Food available on the day for a nominal fee and a guaranteed good craic is a certainty.
We will also be partaking in this years St Patrick’s Day parade.
In a combined venture with our camogie counterparts we will be flying the Na Piarsaigh colours with pride down O Connell Street.
Why not call back to the club after the parade for music by Shane+Indigo from 5 to 8pm
Our lotto jackpot still stands at €20,000 folowing Mondays draw.
Numbers drawn were 4, 7, 9, 10. No Jackpot winner.
Lucky Dip winners were Bridie O Connor, Denis Duggan, James O Brien, Kevin O Connor.
Sellers prize went to Pat Gleeson and Seoirse Laffan the house prize
Club Notes 02 March 2015
UNDER 21 HURLERS
The Under 21 hurlers travelled to Kilbreedy on Sunday for their final group game of Group 2.
Their opponents this time were Ahane played in very trying conditions and soft underfoot.
Playing with a very strong wind in the first half we got some excellent scores from a variety of scorers.
We scored two goals in this half courtesy of Conor Boylan and Kieran Daly and led at the break 2-11 to 0-1.
Th second half was tough against the wind but our defence were well on top with Mike Casey, Mark Buckley and Gordon Brown protecting Evan Condon’s goal well.
Further up the field Conor Houlihan and Mike Foley supplied great service to the forwards with David Dempsey, Peter Casey, and Conor Boylan all profitting with some good points.
Overall a good workmanlike performance and one which sets us up with a semi final spot in a few weeks.
Team: Evan Condon, Mike Casey, Mark Buckley, Gordon Brown, Conor Houlihan(0-1), Ronan Lynch(0-3f), Michael Foley, Kieran Daly(1-2), William O Donoghue(0-1), Tommy Grimes(0-1), David Dempsey(0-5), Peter Casey(0-4,2f), Conor Boylan(1-2), Eoghan Keogh(0-1), Evan Egan
DATES FOR THE DIARY
1) 2014 Medal Presentation Night on Friday 6th March 2015 @ 8.00pm in the clubhouse
2) Feile Peil on Sunday 8th March 2015 V St Pats in St Pats @ 4.00pm
3) St Patricks Day Parade 17 March 2015 where Na Piarsaigh will march
4) Easter Camp Tuesday7th to Friday 10th April 2015 (4 days).
The jackpot rumbles on at €20,000 following last Monday;s draw.
The numbers drawn were 4, 10, 25, 30. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dip winners were Paddy Verdon, Kay Davis, Fiona Hardaker and David O Sullivan.
Kenny Kavanagh won the sellers prize and Brendan O Neill the house prize
Congratulations to Jim O Sullivan who’s ticket was drawn out number 7 in the National GAA Draw.
Jim can look forward to rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous at the 2015 All Ireland Football Final with Corporate Tickets for the game.
Club Notes 23 Feb 2015
UNDER 21 HURLERS
Our under 21 hurlers were back in action this weekend in Round 2 of the group stages of the Championship.
Our opponents this time were Doon which was originally fixed for Claughaun but due to the incliment weather was rescheduled for the Gaelic Grounds.
Played in soft underfoot conditions and swirling winds this was always going to a tough encounter.
We began well and had two frees on the board courtesy of Peter Casey but shortly after we conceded a soft goal following a defensive mix up.
It was advantage Doon who tacked on a couple of points to have a healthy five point lead shortly before the break.
However David Dempsey fired home a super goal to send us in just two points adrift 1-5 to 1-3 at the break.
The second half was much improved as we stormed back into the game.
Two excellent points from half time substitute Conor Boylan along with points from Peter Casey and David Dempsey put us in the driving seat as we finished the game on top by two points 1-11to 1-9.
Overall a good battling performance by the team who had good performances from William O Donoghue, David Dempsey,Peter Casey and Eoin Keogh.
Next up for the team are Ahane in the last game of the group next weekend.
Team: Evan Condon, Michael Casey, Mark Buckley, Gordon Brown, Conor Houlihan, Ronan Lynch, Michael Foley, William O Donoghue, Kieran Daly, Thomas Grimes, David Dempsey(1-2), Eoin Keogh, Evan O Brien, Peter Casey(0-7,4f), Evan Egan. Subs used: Conor Boylan(0-2), Dean McLoughlin.
The jackpot rols on at €20,000 following last weeks draw.
The numbers drawn were 14, 16, 18, 30. No jackpot winner
Lucky dip winners were Fiona Dowling, Martin Walsh, Maura Wall, Bernie O Grady.
Sellers prize went to Austin Hallahan and Liam Maxwell won the house draw..
If you wish to subscribe to the lotto but don’t meet any sellers you can log on to http://www.mylocallotto.ie and search for Na Piarsaigh and play online.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
Na Piarsaigh GAA Club are promoting the Club Limerick Draw in 2015. The draw shares funds between club and county. County funds support Bord na nÓg, Cumann na mBunscol & Green & White magazine.
Tickets cost €100. There is a monthly draw from March to December with a top prize of €13,000. There will also be a lotto draw with a jackpot of €10,000 each month.
Contact any committee member to enter the draw.
Membership is now due for 2015.
Membership can be paid directly to the registrar or in the club and also online through the club website at www.napiarsaighgaa.com
Congratulations to Laura O Neill and Sinead McNamara who were part of the victorious Limerick Minor camogie team who had victory over Dublin 2-10 to 0-6 and also to Aoife Wilson who was part of the Limerick Senior team who drew 0-6 a piece on Sunday
CLUB NA NOG
Training continues every Saturday morning from 9.45 to 11am for all our under 5 to 12 year olds
Registration can be done on the day and all gear and equipment can be purchased from the club shop.
Club Notes Feb 16th 2015
Our under 21 hurlers opened up the defence of their crown when they took on Monaleen in Rd 1 of Group 2 on Sunday
Played in very windy conditions in Claughaun GAA Grounds this was always going to be a game of two halves
Playing against the breeze in the opening half we had some early scores from frees from Peter Casey and Ronan Lynch.
However we were matched all the way by our young opponents and we level at the break at 5 points each.
Having to shuffle the pack at the break due to the loss of ace attacker Peter Casey we settled well to our task.
A long range effort from William O Donoghue found the net to give us the tonic start to the second half.
We slowly began to show our class and with scores from Conor Boylan(2), Thomas Grimes(2), Ronan Lynch (2) and a goal from David Dempsey we finsihed the game on a high with a final scoreline of Na Piarsaigh 2-13 Monaleen 0-07.
Team: Evan Condon, Michael Casey, Mark Buckley, Lee Coughlan, Conor Houlihan, Ronan Lynch(0-43f), Gordon Brown, Michael Foley(0-), William O Donoghue(1-1), Thomas Grimes(0*3), David Dempsey(1-1), Eoghan Keogh, Evan O Brien, Evan Egan, Peter Casey(0-1f), Subs: Conor Boylan(0-2), Josh O Halloran, Kieran Daly, Dean McLoughlin
We would like to wish Josh O Halloran all the very best on his new venture down under.He will most definately be a loss to the club and we hope to see him back in the Na Piarsaigh blue in years to come
The jackpot continues to hold at €20,000 following last Monday’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 8, 19. No jackpot winner.
Lucky Dip winners were Liam Leahy, Kevin Hogan, Willie+Pam Mulcahy, Sally O Neill.
Sellers prize and house prize both went to Mike Broderick.
You can get your ticket from the many sellers or on line at mylocallotto.ie
Congratulations to Aoife WIlson who won an Ashbourne Shield medal when UCD beat DCU 4-7 to 3-3 yesterday.
Good win for Limerick under 16’s in the Munster Championship against Waterford 3-8 to 4-4 in which Rachel Considine played her part.
Also congratulations to former player Aoife Doyle who gained her first cap for Ireland Womens rugby team against France.
The club website may be accessed at http://www.napiarsaighgaa.com.
You can also follow the club on twitter and facebook.
Club membership is now due and can be paid directly to treasurer or registrar.
You can also pay online following the link on our website
Club na nOg
Training for the underage (5-10year olds) continues every Saturday morning from 10 to 11am.
All club gear, helmets,jerseys and hurleys may be purchased from the club shop also on the day.
Club Notes 24 Nov 2014
Under 21 Footballers
Our under 21 footballers were in City Final action on Sunday evening when they travelled accross the City to Rhebogue.
Played in very cold and foggy conditions both teams served up a very high brand of football.
We began brightly and had some early scores from David Dempsey, Ronan McKenna and Evan Condon.
Our link play was good with the impressive midfield duo of David Dempsey and Will O Donoghue leading the way with some good delivery.
We conceded a rather soft goal mid way through the half to allow St Pats back into the game but our lads continued working hard and furhter points from Eoghan Keogh and William O Donoghue had us level at the break 1-3 to 0-6 at the break.
An Evan Egan free began the second half for us but again the concession of a rather soft goal let our opponents back into the game .This goal proved crucial as try as we might we could not get the vital scores.
Our other scores of the half came from William O Donoghue, Evan Egan and David Dempsey in what was a very entertaining game.
We had very solid performances all over the field with our midfield duo in fine form along with Michael Casey at center back ably assisted by Mark Buckley and Ronan McKenna.
In spite of defeat we showed glimpses of excellent link play and teamwork and a little bit more composure in front of goal would have reaped reward for all the possession we had.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 0-11 St Patrick’s 2-8
Team: Brian Burke, Alan Finnegan, Dean McLoughlin, Josh O Halloran, Mark Buckley, Michael Casey, Thomas Grimes, William O Donoghue(0-2), David Dempsey(0-2), Dylan Cronin, Ronan McKenna(0-1), Kieran Daly, Evan Egan(0-2,1f), Evan Condon(0-1), Eoghan Keogh(0-2). Subs used: Niall Earls
The jackpot continues at €20,000 following Monday’s draw.
Numbers drawn were 7,11,22,23.
Lucky dip winners were Aoife Horan, Gemma Guerin, Marie, Mark+Sean O Brien, Marion Leydon.
Sellers prize went to Marina Delaney and John Culleton took the house prize.
We are holding a buster night at Limerick Greyhound track on Dec 18th.
Tickets are now readily available from all committee members and we urge all our supporters and friends to row in behind this very important club fundraiser.
Club Notes 27 Oct 2014
On Saturday evening our junior hurlers contested the County Final against Feohanagh Castlemahon in the Gaelic Grounds.
This was a good game of hurling with very little between the teams throughout.
We recovered well having conceded a third minute goal and trailed by a solitary point 1-5 to 0-7 at the break.
Once again we were slow out of the blocks and the concession of a second goal at the start of the second half put us to the sword.
However in true Na Piarsaigh fashion we battled hard and four unanswered points seemed to have given us the victory which was concurred by the match official at the final whistle.
Five minutes after the whistle and in the throws of celebration it was deemed by county board chairman that the game ended level.
Indeed a very difficult decision to take and one that will rankle for a long time.
A replay is the likely event sometime around Nov 8/9th TBC.
For the record David Lynch and Gordon Brown were excellent throughout snuffing out any danger that came their way, while captain Paul McNamara was excellent from placed balls.
Final Score!!!! na Piarsaigh 0-15 Feohanagh Castlemahon 2-9.
team: Evan Condon, Tomas Downes, Brian Hartnett, Gordon Brown, David Lynch, Josh O Halloran, Paul Downes, Kieran Daly, Eoin Hogan, Thomas Grimes, Paul McNamara(capt), Brian Shannon, Evan Egan, Eoghan Keogh, Damien Quigley.
U/11 City League . Our U/11s continued their participation in the City League with 2 great games against Mungret and Ballybrown last Friday evening at St Patricks GAA Field. On the night we recorded 1 victory & 1 defeat but the real story of the night was our tremendous fighting display as we went down narrowly to an excellent Ballybrown team. Cian Brosnan’s terrific performances in both games , particularly against Mungret, was also a highlight. This is a very beneficial tournament and thanks to St Pats and all concerned for organising facilities, pitches etc .
U/12 Friendly against Monaleen. Last Sunday Monaleen came into our newly surfaced pitch and played out a great game against our team.. The contest was very even throughout but thanks to excellent performances from Stephen Mitchell , Dillon Skehan, Patrick O’ Neill and Frankie Naughton we fortunately edged out a narrow victory 6-6 to 5-5. Of particular note by all was the outstanding display of Marcus Hogan at half forward. Well done all.
The lotto jackpot is now at €20,000 following Mondays draw.
The numbers drawn were 9,15, 22, 23.
Lucky dip winners were Helen Casey, Paddy Verdon, Lucy Hartnett, Frank Holohan.
Sellers prize went to Liam Flynn.
Congratulations to our winners in the Limerick GAA Development draw on Saturday.
€500 went to Adrian Lipper and €250 gift voucher to Tom Walsh.
Next draw takes place 29 Nov 2014.
All in the club are extremely delighted for Shane Dowling on receiving an All Star for 2014.
A wonderfully gifted hurler who we are extremely proud of.Well done Shano..
Club Notes 29 Sept 2014
Congratulations to our junior hurlers who were crowned City Junior hurling champions on Saturday after a tough battle against Patrickswell in the Gaelic Grounds.
Playing with the breeze in the first half we got some good scores from Evan Egan(3), Thomas Grimes(2), Damien Quigley, Paul Downes and Paul McNamara(3) and Kieran Daly to lead at the break 0-12 to 1-5.
Our defence was very solid throughout the game, superbly marshalled by Josh o Halloran at center back and backed up well by David Lynch and Brian Shannon
Our midfield duo of Mark Ryan and Kieran Daly worked tirelessly for the team while up front it was veteran Damien Quigley who showed well along with nippy Evan Egan and Peter Casey.
Overall a good team performance and good preparation for a County quarter final versus Staker Wallace in the coming weeks.
Team: Evan Condon, Brian Shannon, Brian Hartnett, Gordon Brown, David Lynch, Josh O Halloran, Paul Downes(0-1), Kieran Daly(0-2), Mark Ryan, Thomas Grimes(0-2), Paul McNamara(0-4,3f),Peter Casey(0-4,1f),Pat McCarthy(0-1), Damien Quigley(0-1), Evan Egan(0-3).
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 0-18 Patrickswell 1-12
Our Intermediate Footballers were in County Semi Final action on Sunday when they took on Cappamore in Caherconlish.
We began the game extremely well keeping possession and scoring some lovely points to race into a 4point lead.
Our midfield pairing of William O Donoghue and Eoghan Kehilly were particularly dominant fielding some great ball.
Captain Kevin Nolan marshalled the backs well with Mark Buckley and Peter Hodnett surging forward at every opportunity.
Our opponents slowly worked themselves in the game and created several goal chances which were snuffed out by Brendan Donnelly in goals.
We led at half time 0-7 to 0-2 and may have been further ahead but for some poor shooting.
In the second half Cappamore hit a purple patch and were causing a lot of difficulty for our defence.
It was nip and tuck entering the final quarter when lady luck smiled on us.
A defensive mix up between two Cappamore defenders allowed Aaron Costelloe the easiest of tasks to tap the ball into the net from close range to give us a three point lead and one which we held to the finish.
Overall a good team performance and we now look forward tothe County Final where our opponents will be St Senans.
Team: Brendan Donnelly, Dean McLoughlin, Cian Coady, Alan Finnegan, Mark Buckley, Kevin Nolan(capt), Peter Hodnett, Eoghan Kehilly, William O Donoghue(0-1), Brian Shannon(0-2), Aaron Costelloe(1-2), Eoin Hogan(0-2), Evan Egan, Kieran Daly(0-1), Noel Shannon(0-1). Subs used: Ronan McKenna, Daragh Kennedy, Dylan Cronin, Andrew O Byrne, Mike Roberts
Under 10 Hurlers
The U10’s played and Inter City blitz in Cork on Saturday, based in the Blackrock Club.
With great support from the many parents and family who travelled, the guys played matches against Douglas, Ballygunner, Whites Cross and Mungret.
The guys improved with each match culminating in a great win in the last game vs Mungret. Some very promising displays on the day with great spirit and determination shown.
The panel will be involved in 2 more tournaments in October so reports to follow. Players for the blitz in Cork were;Liam Talbot, Cormac benson, Killian McNamara, Ben Sheehan, Conor Hartney, Wayne Kearns, Josh Sheehan, Jim Beary, Andrew Stack, James Linnane, Harry Long, Jack Wall, John O Tiarnaigh, Gerard O Tiarnaigh, Jake Walsh, Andrew Faulkner, Shane Downey, Aine O Tiarnaigh, Joe Costelloe, Sam Duggan, Adam Jordan, Luke Shinnors, Sarah Stanley, Josh Smith.
Under 16 Footballers
Our under 16 footballers were in action the the Under 16 B Shield final on Sunday when they faced Athea in Claughan
This was a close first half with only a goal separating the sides.
However we opened up in the second half and goals from Jamie Mitchell, Cameron DiBenedetto, Chris O Hagan(2), Glen Clancy and William Henn sealed a rather comfortable victory in the end 6-12 to 1-7.
Captain Eoin Grimes collected the trophy on behalf of the winning team.
Team: Nathan Bennis Whelan, Padraic heaney, Gearoid Synnott, Lucas O Sullivan, Jerome Boylan, Evan Gilvarry, Reuben McCarthy, Daragh O Gorman, Donal O Connaill, Jamie Mitchell, Cian O Rahilly, Cameron DiBenedetto, Chris O Hagan, Glen Clancy, Willaim Henn, Eoin Grimes, Daniel Long, Jamie mawhinney, Cian O Rahilly, Colin Shiles, John Taylor, Conor Boylan, Christian Slater, Roy Whelan, Seam McKeogh, Ger Kennedy, Ryan Ahern
Under 12 Hurlers
Last Friday evening our u/12 hurlers played Newmarket on Fergus in a great game.
In a very high scoring game, Na Piarsaigh were beaten 6-7 to 3-9, but played very well throughout with particular highlights being a tremendous first half point from Patrick o Neill and an incredible 2nd half point from the half back line by the ever improving Steven Mitchell.
Great performances from John Fitzgerald, Callum Dunworth & Shane Kelly also. Well done all.
The jackpot now stands at 19,700 euro following Mondays draw.
The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 7, 24.No Jackpot winner.
Lucky dip winners were Doreen Ryan, paul Condon, Liam Flynn, Ann Marie McCarthy.
Sellers prize went to Liam Maxwell and martin Dineen took the house prize.
Congratulations to Mary Rogers our sole winner in this months Limerick Development draw.
Best Wishes also to our Senior Hurlers who take on Ahane this Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds at 3.30pm
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Club Notes 15 Sept 2014
Under 14 Footballers
Our under 14 footballers were back in County Championship action on Friday evening when they travelled to Mick Neville Park Rathkeale to take on Kilpeacon( Crecora/Manister/ Fedamore) in the semi final.
Minus the services of several key players the strength of the panel was really tested.
Minutes in to the game our opponents were awarded a penalty which was dispatched past the diving Eoin Sherlock.
However for the remainder of the half the lads dominated all sectors except on the scoreboard where our shooting left a lot to be desired.
This would ultimately be our downfall as we trailed at the break 1-2 to 0-3.
Playing against the wind in the second half we fought bravely and really brought the game to Kilpeacon, but our concession of two second half goals, a second penalty was to be end of the line.
We did manage to score a perfectly good goal with 5 minutes left but for some strange reason the referee decided to disallow it.
And so our long successful season comes to an end and huge compliments must go to the management and entire panel of players who worked so hard throughout the season.
Team: Eoin SHerlock, Conor Moloney, David O Byrne, Shane Harney, Killian Dineen, Sean Long(0-1), Ian Leonard, Jay Hickey, Adam McNamara, David Ryan, Emmett McEvoy, James Daly, Jack Barry, Jack O Sulivan(1-4), Dean O Donnell.
Final Score Kilpeacon 3-4 Na Piarsaigh 1-5
Under 16 Hurlers
The under 16 hurlers were also in County semi final action over the weekend when they travelled across town to face a fancied Murroe Boher side in Claughaun GAA Club grounds.
Due to the long break between games the management were anxious that we hit the ground running from the first whistle and they duly obliged.
With a strong breeze at our backs we got some great scores Conor Boylan, Daniel Long, Lucas O Sullivan and William Henn whose free taking was excellent throughout.
We scored two first half goals courtesy of Lucas O Sullivan and midfield dynamo Joe Gleeson to put us in control at the break 2-08 to0-6.
It was agreed that the game was far from over at half time and a Murroe onslaught was expected especially with the breeze at their backs.
However our defence was excellent with Gearoid Synnott doing an excellent job on the rangy Murroe Boher full forward.
Padraig Heaney and Conor Richardson on either side were excellent mopping up any loose ball while Jerome Boylan at center back was excellent along with Mark Considine beside him.
Two well taken second half goals from ace attacker Conor Boylan and a fifth from Jamie Mawhinney sealed victory and an excellent team performance.
It is now Kilmallock in the final in a couple of weeks time.
Team: Sean McKeogh, Padraic Heaney, Evan Gilvarry, Conor Richardson, Nathan Bennis Whelan, Jerome Boylan, Mark Considine, Joe Gleeson(1-3)Donal O Connall, Lucas O SUllivan(1-1), Conor Boylan(2-2), Daniel Long(0-1), Reuben McCarthy, Gearoid Synnott, William Henn(0-4,3f).Subs: Jamie Mawhinney(1-0)
Under 12 Hurlers
The U/12 Hurling Navy team completed their league programme recently with a very good game against Mungret.
Aided by a very strong wind, Na Piarsaigh were quickest to settle and raced into an early 2 goal lead, both coming from Patrick O’ Neill who continues his recent excellent form.
John Fitzgerald was excellent at centre back in this opening period and , together with the rest of the backs, worked tirelessly to repel frequent Mungret attacks. Dillon Skehan added to our score with an excellent point and , with JJ Carey playing his best game yet for Na Piarsaigh at midfield , our lads began to build a comfortable lead before half time. The 2nd half was a different story as Mungret rallied very well with the elements behind them. Our backs were under tremendous pressure but James Naughton, Stephen Mitchell & Colm Downey were heroic in defence when called upon. All our lads were very tenacious and disciplined throughout this second half & eventually earned a narrow victory. We also played Monaleen last Sunday week and , in a very close & high scoring game , again ran out victors by the narrowest of margins with particular highlights being the great performance of Dillon Skehan at midfield and a spectacular 2nd half goal by the ever improving Charles Hogan. Well done all.
Our senior hurlers wrapped up their group unbeaten following a fifth consecutive victory when they saw off the challenge of Ballybrown in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday.
We got off to a perfect start when Kevin Downes goaled inside the first 5 minutes to set us on our way.
Points from Ronan Lynch(2), Alan Dempsey and Shane Dowling increased our tally and our second goal came courtesy of a 21 yard free from Shane Dowling to send us in 4 in front 2-9 to 2-5 at the break.
This was a close game with no more than a few points between the teams until the final few minutes when Adrian Breen added our third goal to seal victory.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 3-17 Ballybrown 2-11
We now await the results from next Sundays quarter finals before knowing our opponents in the semi final on Sept 28th
Team: Padraic Kennedy, Michael Casey, Kieran Breen, Mark Buckley, Cathal King, David Breen, Ronan Lynch(0-2,1f), Alan Dempsey(0-2), Pat Gleeson, James O Brien, Kevin Downes(1-2), David Dempsey(0-1),Adrian Breen(1-1), Shane Dowling(1-9,7f), William O Donoghue
Our junior hurlers had a pretty facile victory over St Patricks on Sunday afternoon.
Two first half goals from Peter Casey and an Evan Egan goal in the second half along with 7 points from play from David Sheppard were the highlights in a 3-24 to 0-10 victory.
A semi final next against Ballybrown with no time or date yet announed.
The jackpot now stands at €19,500 following last Monday’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 1, 8, 12, 30. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dip winners were Tony Kiely, Donnacha Ruane, Frank Kavanagh, Paddy Dowling.
Sellers prize went to Frank Kavanagh and Lee Sheehan won the house prize.
Congratulations to the Limerick Intermediate team winning the All Ireland final yesterday.
Special mention to Na Piarsaigh girls Katie Campbell, Sinead McNamara, Jane and Aoife Wilson and Laura O Neill all part of the victorious squad.
A big well done to all who contributed to a wonderful Tommy Burtchaell tournament in the club on Sunday.
Special mention to the CBS Pipe Band who led the parade along with all our referees who had a tough day from an excited crowd and all the volunteers who helped to make it a great occasion
Club Notes 25 August 2014
Our senior hurlers qualified for the County Semi Finals on Tuesday after a hard fought group game versus Granagh Ballingarry where we had to come from behind to record this win.
Granagh raced into a seven points to two lead but the accuracy of Shane Dowling kept us in touch and trailed at the break by a goal 1-9 to 0-9.
We finally hit a purple patch midway through the second half and goals from David Dempsey and Kevin Downes put us in front 2-16 to 2-12 and from there to the finish we traded points to make it four wins from four starts.
We now have one group game remaining against Ballybrown before the semi final line is decided.
Our minor hurlers had a very good victory over Doon in the Championship on Wednesday evening on home soil.
A very good team performance with Peader Collins and Thomas Grimes particularly dominant in the backline along with the speedy Kieran Daly at midfield. Upfront Marcus McManemy and Peter Casey were to the fore along with Conor Boylan who contributed three points.
We led at the break 0-11 to 1-5 and the goal was a mighty fortunate one for the visitors.
The final score Na Piarsaigh 0-21 Doon 2-10.
Team: Eoghan Foley, Peader Collins, Michael Andrews, David Broderick, Robbie Graham, Thomas Grimes, Evan O Brien, Kieran Daly(0-1), Ronan Lynch(0-9,8f), Joe Gleeson, Conor Houlihan(0-3), Jerome Boylan, Conor Boylan(0-3), Peter Casey(0-4), Marcus McManemy(0-1)
Our Footballers travelled to Mungret for Round 5 of the Championship to take on City rivals Claughaun.
Fielding a very strong team we raced into an early lead with good scores coming Kieran Daly, Eoin Hogan, Aaron Costelloe and a goal from corner back Alan Dempsey to lead at the break 1-9 to 0-4.
We contined where we left off after the break and further good scores from Andrew O Byrne, Evan Egan and Kevin Nolan sealed a very good team performance.
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 1-23 Claughaun 1-6.
Team: Brian Bourke, Alan Dempsey(1-1), Dean McLoughlin, Alan Finnegan, Mark Buckley, Kevin Nolan(capt,0-1), Cian Coady, William O Donoghue, Eoghan Kehilly, Kieran Daly(0-2), Andrew O Byrne(0-2), Ronan McKenna, Noel Shannon, Eoin Hogan(0-5,3f), Aaron Costelloe(0-6,2f), Subs: Evan Egan(0-4,1f), Brian Shannon(0-1)
Our junior hurlers also saw action on Sunday evening losing narrowly to City rivals Patrickswell in a close game 1-19 to 3-10
Our minor footballers were also out on Sunday evening losing to Mungret in the Championship at home 2-17 to 0-6
The final week of summer camp is ongoing this week in the club for 6 to 13 year olds
Congratulations to Sinead McNamara and Laura O Neill who were part of the victorious All Ireland Junior Camogie winning teamthat defeated Carlow 2-8 to 1-6
The jackpot now stands at 19,200 euro following Monday night’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 6, 9..No jackpot winner..
Lucky dip winners were Mick Lynch, Ann Shannon, Frank Kavanagh and Liz Lancaster.
House prize was won by Liam Maxwell and the sellers prize went to Willie Mulcahy
Club Notes 11August 2014
To all involved in the Limerick Senior hurling team last Sunday in terrible conditions What a wonderful performance and just beaten at the finish. The club would like to thank everyone involved for the wonderful moments they gave us this year.
We are looking forward to 2015 when we hope to go one stage further .
Special mention for Shane Dowling, David Breen, Kevin Downes, Cathal King and Alan Dempsey all part of this panel and to Paul Beary who had the team well prepared.
We wish the Limerick minor hurlers the very best wishes next Sunday in the All Ireland semi final versus Galway.
Ronan Lynch, Peter Casey,Thomas Grimes and Conor Boylan all part of the panel.
Round 4 of the Intermediate Football Championship saw us come up against Bruff in Caherconlish.
We played well in patches and got some good scores from Kieran Daly who was a livewire throughout , Aaron Costelloe, Noel Shannon and Cian Coady.
However it was our concession of some soft goals which ultimately cost us the match.
We conceeded three first half goals and traailed by two points at half time 3-2 to 1-6.
In the second half we scored two good goals courtesy of Cian Coady and Andrew O Byrne but again we conceeded two more goals to be edged out by a solitary point 5-5 to 3-10
Team: Brendan Donnelly, Pat Gleeson(0-1), Dan McLoughlin, Alan Finnegan, Daragh Kennedy, Kevin Nolan(capt), Mike Roberts, Eoghan Kehilly, Andrew O Byrne(1-1), Kiera Daly(1-3), Cian Coady(1-1), Ronan McKenna, Noel Shannon(0-1), Eoin Hogan(0-2f), Aaron Costelloe(0-2),
The jackpot is now €19,000 following last weeks draw.
The numbers drawn were 14, 27, 29, 31. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dip winners were Mike Murphy, Tony Kiely, Helen Rohan and Teresa Neylon.
Sellers prize was won by Danny Halpin and Brian Kelly won the house draw.
Our Junior Hurlers were also in action in the City when they were defeated 0-21 to 0-18 by Crecora.
Our senior hurlers are back in action on Tuesday 18th when we travel to Askeaton to take on Granagh Ballingarry.
Sat 16th Aug Na Piarsiagh V Mungret venue Claughan @ 7 pm.JHC
Wed 13th August Ballybrown V Na Piarsiagh venue Ballybrown @ 7 pm.JBHC
Thur Aug 14th Na Piarsiagh V Crecora venue Na Piarsiagh @ 7 pm. U21FC
Club Notes 28 July 2014
Junior B Hurlers
Our Junior B hurlers finally got off the mark in the City Junior Hurling Championship when they entertained Patrickswell in Pairc Dromguil on Wednesday evening.
Played in excellent conditions we began the game well and got some great scores from Aaron Costelloe(2), Ray O Brien, David Sheehan(1-2), Eddie O Neill and Gordon Leonard.
Our two first half goals coming within minutes of each other from Daragh Kennedy and David Sheehan who was having a great battle with his opposite number.
We led at the break 2-7 to 1-6 which was mainly due to the excellent work of the six backs superbly marshalled by full backs Tom Quinn and Brian Buckley along with Jason Ronan and David Broderick on the wings.
We continued our good hurling after the break and some good point taking from Gordon Leonard(0-5,4f), Evan O Brien, Ray O Brien and a second David Sheehan goal gave us a lead we would never relinquish.
Overall a very satisfying performance from the lads who are finally benefitting from the back to back games.
The management team of Cian Kelly, Kenny Leonard and Emmet Beston will be extremely happy with the teams progress and no doubt look forward to their next outing v Ballybrown on Aug 10th
Team: Killian Hennessy, Tom Quinn(capt), Brian Buckley, Cathal Minihane, David Broderick, Alan Sherlock, Ronan McKenna, Daragh Kennedy(1-0), Evan O Brien(0-1f), Eddie O Neill(0-1), Gordon Leonard(0-6, 4f), Jason Ronan, Aaron Costelloe(0-3), David Sheehan(2-2), Ray O Brien(0-2). Subs used: Ruairi O Connaill, Gearoid Mackey, Brian Kenny.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 3-15 Patrickswell 2-7
Under 21 Footballers
Our under 21 footballers continued their good form on Monday night in the City Championship when they defeated Mungret in Pairc Dromguil.
This was a very good team performance form Eoin Hogan’s charges, the highlight of which was the contribution of midfielder David Dempsey who contributed a personal tally of 2-3 from play.
Final score on the night Na Piarsaigh 4-11 Mungret 1-7
Congratulations to Limerick Senior hurlers who have set up a Aug 10th All Ireland Semi final versus Kilkenny.
Handsome contribution from our club members especially man of the match Shane Dowling with 2-8, David Breen 1-1 along with Kevin Downes and Cathal King. Not forgetting Alan Dempsey and trainer Paul Beary.
Well done also to the Munster Minor Hurling Champions who defeated Waterford Waterford on Tuesday in Thurles
Mighty contribution from Peter Casey and Ronan Lynch along with Thomas Grimes, who now play Galway on Aug 17th in the curtain raiser to Cork and Tipperary.
Congratulations also to our three winners in the Limerick GAA Development Draw for July.
Our winners were Bridget Laffan, Miriam Grimes and Martin Keane .Next draw will be August 30th on Limericks Live 95f
The jackpot is now a whopping €18,800 following the draw last Monday’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 20,29,30,32. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dip winners were Nancy Slattery, John McNamara, Gerry Shannon and Tony Kiely.
Sellers prize went to Maura Lynch and Timmy O Connor took the house draw.
Our club website can be accessed for photos, match reports, fixtures, news etc.
You can access it at www.napiarsaighgaa.com
We are also on facebook at www.facebook.com/napiarsaigh.gaa
And twitter at Na Piarsaigh GAA
Club Notes 21 July 2014
Under 21 Footballers
Our lads began this years Championship with a win over Kildimo/ Pallaskenry on a score of 5 – 13 to 1 – 6. All the team and subs played great football and dominated in all areas. We led at half-time on a score of 2 – 5 to 1 – 2 having missed some good chances. The players upped the pace in the second half and took fine scores to run out easy winners.
Team and scorers Brian Burke , Eoin Shannon , Alan Finnegan , Ml. Foley (1 – 0) , Peter Hodnett , Dean McLoughlin , Ronan McKenna , Andrew O’Byrne (0 – 1) , Wm. O’Donoghue (1 – 1) , Kieran Daly (0 – 1) , Evan Egan (0 – 4) , David Dempsey , Dylan Cronin (1 – 2) , Eoin Keogh (0 – 3) , Evan Condon (Capt.) (1 – 0).
Subs. used Conor Glynn (1 – 0) , Ciaran Keogh , Frank Ryan (0 – 1).
Our senior hurlers travelled to Bruff on Tuesday for the semi final of the County League where they faced Granagh Ballingarry.
Fielding a very young team with no fewer than 7 under 21’s in the starting line up.
Playing against a very strong breeze in the first half, scores were very difficult to come by and it was full forward William O Donoghue who kept us in touch with some very good free taking.
We trailed at the break 0-11 to 1-4 with our goal also coming from the stick of Will O Donoghue.
The second half was much improved and our backs were very good with Mike Casey and kieran Kennedy showing great leadership while up front Adrian Breen, Mike Foley and David Dempsey worked hard.
Our second goal coming from good teamwork expertly finished off by Adrian Breen.
We ran out victors after a hard fought battle 2-16 to 0-15.
Team: Padraic Kennedy, Brian Shannon, Mike Casey, Gordon Brown, Mark Buckley, Kieran Kennedy, David Lynch, Alan Dempsey, Aidan Hennessy, Adrian Breen(1-1), Michael Foley(0-2), David Dempsey(0-1), Evan Egan, William O Donoghue(1-12, 11f), Pat McCarthy.
Our junior footballers entertained Monaleen in the City Championship on Saturday evening.
Under the stewardship of Eoin Hogan Jnr the lads played some great football and were good value for their victory.
Superbly marshalled by full back and captain Shane O Connor along with Kieran Kennedy at center back the team worked well as a unit.
The forwards looked dangerous when in posession and a fine move ended with the Brick brothers engineering a good goal. The goal being scored by Timmy Brick following a superb pass by his brother William.
We Led at the break 1-6 to 0-5.
The second half we continued working hard and in spite of a converted Monaleen penalty we regained control when substitute Killian Collins rifled home our second and decisive goal.
We ran out winners 2-10 to 1-8.
Team: Tommy Collins, Tom Quinn, Shane O Connor(capt), Jason Ronan, David Broderick, Kieeran Kennedy, Brian Buckley, Eoghan Keogh, Alan Sherlock, David Sheppard(0-1), Cian O Shea(0-2), Daragh Laffan, William Brick(0-1), Jamie Bromwell(0-5, 3f), Timmy Brick(1-1). Subs used: Killian Collins(1-0), Evan O Brien.
Our junior second string were in City Championship action on Sunday morning where they played Monaleen in Monaleen.
This was a good competiitve game but as the old adage goes goals win games and our hosts unfortunately scored four of them.
Nevertheless the team played well and are improving with each outing.
Final score: Monaleen 4-11 Na Piarsaigh 1-12
The jackpot is now €18,700 following Monday’s draw.
Numbers drawn were 9, 15, 22, 31.
Lucky dip winners were Pauline Howard, Ken Morgan, Pat Gleeson and Johnny Kavanagh.
House draw was won by Timmy O Connor and Liam O Brien won the sellers prize.
The lotto can be done online from the home page of our website. napiarsaighgaa.com
We wish the Limerick Minors and Senior Hurlers the very best of luck this week.
Here is hoping we have two victories to report next week!!
The club website can be accessed on www.napiarsaighgaa.com.
We are also on facebook and twitter.
Congratulations to Laura O Neill and Sinead McNamara who are part of the Limerick Junior camogie team who qualified for the final following semi final victory over Kerry.
09 June 2014
Intermediate Football .
City Inter Final v Claughaun played on Tue 3rd June in Rathbane.
Playing some fine football we led at half-time by 3 – 5 to 0 – 5. Our goals coming from Evan Egan , Eoin Hogan and Eoghan Kehily. In this half we lost Noel Shannon to a shoulder injury. We continued to dominate the second half and helped by goals from Dylan Cronin and Ronan McKenna we ran out winners on a score of 5 – 8 to 2 – 8.
We had fine displays from Dean McLoughlin , Kevin Nolan , Aaron Costello and Brendan Donnelly. Captain Kevin Nolan was presented with the cup after the game. It is 5 yrs. since we won it. Congrats. to the team management. Team and scorers Brendan Donnelly , Ciaran Ryan , Dean McLoughlin , Alan Finnegan , Darragh Kennedy , Kevin Nolan(capt.) , Ronan McKenna (1 – 1) , Eoghan Kehily (1 – 0) , Andrew OByrne , Noel Shannon (0 – 1) , Cian Coady , Kieran Daly (0 – 1) , Evan Egan (1 – 1) , Eoin Hogan (1 – 3) , Aaron Costello . Subs Dylan Cronin (1 – 0) , Brian Shannon (0 – 1) , Evan Condon , Padraic Kennedy , Shane O Connor.
We were back in action again on the Thursday night when we travelled to Martinstown for the Intermediate Football Championship to take on Cappamore.
Playing into the teeth of the breeze we open the game well and got the first score courtesy of an Alan Dempsey point.
However aided with the breeze Cappamore opened up a sizeable lead which could have been bigger but for a great save from goalkeeper Brendan Donnelly.
Points from Kieran Daly, Andrew O Byrne, Evan Egan and Aaron Costelloe had us right back into the game to trail by a goal 1-7 to 0-7 at the break.
Shortly after the break we had a goal from corner back Pat Gleeson to put us right back into the game.
It was ace free taker Aaron Costelloe who had the last act to divide the posts and level the game.
A decent performance in difficult conditions.
Team: Brendan Donnelly, Pat Gleeson(1-0), Dean McLoughlin, Alan Finnegan, Daragh Kennedy, Kevin Nolan(capt), Ronan McKenna, Eoghan Kehilly, Andrew O Byrne(0-1), Alan Dempsey(0-2), Cian Coady, Evan Egan(0-2f), Kieran Daly(0-1), Eoin Hogan, Aaron Costelloe(0-4f).
Under 14 Hurlers
The under 14 hurlers got back to winning ways with a good victory over Doon at the South venue.
We led by three points at the break and went on to win convincingly
Our junior hurlers were in City league final action on Saturday night in Clarina against Crecora.
A good team performance with some very good scores.
We led at the break 1-09 to 0-04 with our goal coming from Pat McCarthy at full forward.
We continued to add to our tally in the second half to run out winners 1-17 to 0-10.
Team: Evan Condon, Brian Shannon, Paul Downes, David Lynch, Brian Hartnett, Paul McNamara(capt), Tomas Downes, Thomas Grimes(0-1), Eoghan Keogh, Peter Casey(0-9,5f), David Sheppard(0-1), Conor Houlihan(0-1), Kieran Daly(0-1), Pat McCarthy(1-0), Evan Egan(0-2). Subs: Dean McLoughlin, Dylan Cronin(0-1), Mark Ryan(0-1)
The jackpot is now €18,100 following last Monday’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 2, 10, 15 and 21. There was no jackpot winner but the four lucky dip winners were Liam Halpin, Elanor Mae, Francine Feely and Joe Laffan.
Sellers prize went to Seoirse Laffan and Eddie Grimes took the house prize.
The clubs annual All Ireland Ticket raffle sales are on going.
We will be going door to door and would appreciate the support for what is our main fundraiser this year.
The Feile Peil football team will be running two fundraising events in the coming weeks to offset the cost of their trip to Mayo for the National Feile Finals which are on from 27 to 29June
First up is a Table Quiz in the club on June 19th at 8pm.
This will be followed by a sponsored walk the following Wednesday 25th on the eve of the competition.
Our senior hurlers are back in County Championship action this Saturday night when they take on Effin in Bruff at 7.30pm
26 May 2014
Under 10 Hurlers
Following on from recent comprehensive defeats by the U10 hurlers of Ahane, Monaleen, Cratloe and Clonlara we travelled to Murroe on Thursday last to play 2 games.
We again, performed very well winning one match comprehensively and despite going four goals down in the second early in the game, came back to show true spirit and hurl admirably for the rest of the match
The panel on the night were;
James Linnane, Rory Hehir, Killian McNamara, Conor Hourigan, Ben Sheehan,
Wayne Kearns, Vince Harrington, Andrew Stack, James Naughton, Cormac Benson, Shane Downey, Jim Beary, Liam Talbot, Harry Long, Conor Hartney, SarahStanley, Aine O’Tiarnaigh ,Sam Jordan, Matthew McGann, Jack Wall, Jake Walsh,
Some great performances on the evening by Vince Harrington,Andrew Stack, Ben Sheehan, Cormac Benson, Harry Long, Sam Jordan and Matthew McGann but a great team performance overall.
The U10 Hurlers are progressing quite well and are building great momentum towards the Tommy Burchill tournament in September. We have a number of matches again in June and will keep you updated.
Best of luck to U10 Coach , Paul Beary and the Limerick team vs Tipperary. Our U 10s and Limerick are all in Great Hands.We’re proud of you Paul, all the best from the U10’s.
Under 12 Footballers
Our under 12 footballers travelled to Rhebogue last Thursday night to take on the St. Patricks. We started well with an early point from Patrick O Neill, but St. Patricks replied with a couple of goals and a point. Our midfield duo of Charles Hogan and JJ Carey began to get a grip on the game which led to three good scores from us, a goal for Charles Hogan and points from JJ Carey and Cian Brosnan to leave the half time score of 2-1 to 1-3 to St. Patricks.
St Patricks made a couple of changes at half time and began to get on top all over the pitch. We conceded a couple of goals early on, and the backs of Steven Mitchell, Cathal Hassett and Mark O Connor played well and were under pressure for a lot of the game. We tried gallantly, and even though we scored another good team goal, we gave up some more scores and were beaten by the better team on the night.
Well done to all players involved: Jamie Power, Cathal Hassett, Steven Mitchell, Mark O Connor, Dylan Lynch, Charles Hogan, J.J. Carey, Marcus Hogan, Patrick O Neill, Sam Mullane, Cian Brosnan and David Burke.
Under 13 Hurlers
Our under 13 hurlers were on their travels on Saturday when they headed to St Finbarrs Cork to participate in the Donie Cronin tournament with the locals, Village GAA, Ballincollig GAA, Blackrock Cork and Durlas Og.
Minus the services of several first teamers the lads nevertheless gained some great experience and a great day was had by all.
The jackpot now stands at €17,900 following Monday’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 2,4,16 and 32. No jackpot winner
The lucky dip winners were Ronan Keane, Ger Mullane, Naomi Walsh and Sam Greaney.
The sellers prize went to Bernie Buckley and Bill Kiely took the house prize
We wish the Limerick Intermediate and Senior hurlers the very best wishes on Sunday versus Tipperary.
Pat Gleeson a member of the Intermediate team and Shane Dowling, David Breen, Kevin Downes, Alan Dempsey and Cathal King all members of the Senior panel.
Best wishes also to Limerick team trainer Paul Beary.
We would like to wish Vice Chairman Paddy Verdon well following his recent illness.
The club are hoping to run a bus to Thurles this Sunday for the match and if you are interested Please get your name to Barry in the club ASAP at 061-453650
County Championship Round 2 v Oola played Sun 18 in Caherconlish.
This was some battle which ended in a draw 1 – 7 to 10pts.
We started brightly but had some bad wides before we got the first score a goal from midfielder Eoghan Kehily.
We continued to dominate the rest of the half and led at half-time by 1 – 2 to 2pts.
Oola piled on the pressure in the second half and led by 1pt. with time up. We won a free near the sideline 21yds out and up stepped Evan Egan and he cooly put the ball over the bar to level. The lads can be proud of the way they fought until the final whistle to get this draw.
Team and scorers Brendan Donnelly , Pat Gleeson , Mike Roberts , Dean McLoughlin , Ciaran Ryan , Kevin Nolan (capt) , Peter Hodnett , Eoghan Kehily (1 – 0) , Dara Kennedy , Noel Shannon (0 – 1) , Cian Coady , Ronan McKenna , Kieran Daly (0 – 1) , Eoin Hogan (0 – 2) , Aaron Costello (0 – 2). Subs used Andrew OByrne , Evan Condon , Evan Egan (0 – 1).
City Intermediate Championship v Claughaun played Tue 13 in Claughaun.
We were short some players due to exams and work. This was a enjoyable game which ended in a draw 1 – 12 to 2 – 9. Playing good football in the first half we led 1 – 6 to 1 – 3 at half-time, Shane O Connor with the goal. Some missed chances in the second half cost us in the finish as Claughaun got a goal in the dying moments to draw the game. We now qualify for the final by virtue of this draw.
Team and scorers Tommy Collins , Dara Kennedy , Ml. Roberts , Pat Gleeson , Ciaran Ryan , Dean McLoughlin , Peter Hodnett , Tom Cronin , Andrew O Byrne , Aaron Costello (0 – 5) , Brian Hartnett , Dermot Mullane (0 – 3) , Rory Hennessy (0 – 2) , Shane OConnor (1 – 1) , Evan Condon (0 – 1). Subs used Kevin Nolan , Cian Coady , Brendan Fitzgerald.
Na Piarsaigh 2-19 Old Christians 0-11
Na Piarsaigh got back on winning ways in the City Junior Hurling League. The highlight of this game was the a scoring spree by Kieran Daly who helped himself to 2-6. Other scorers were Mark Ryan (0-5), Mike Brougham (0-3), Gordon Leonard (0-2), Pat McCarthy (0-2), and points by Eoin Keogh and Tomas Downes. Na Piarsaigh led by 1-13 to 0-6 at the break.
Our B Team were also in action on Sunday morning when the travelled to Monaleen to take on the locals.
Monaleen were victorious on a scoreline of 3-14 to 0-08.
All 8 points coming from the stick of Gordon Leonard
Patrickswell 4-13 Na Piarsaigh 1-11
Na Piarsaigh’s interest in the City Senior Hurling championship ended with this defeat. The first half was keenly contested with Na Piarsaigh building up a 0-7 to 0-1 lead.By half time Patrickswell had levelled the scores at 1-5 to 0-8. A great start to the second half saw Patrickswell build up a lead which they never looked like losing. Na Piarsaigh had scores from Peter Casey (0-6, 0-5f), William O’Donoghue (0-3), David Dempsey (1-0) and points by Paul Downes and John Madden.
Na Piarsaigh: P Kennedy, D Lynch, B Hartnett, K Kennedy, K Ryan, J O’Brien, M Foley,
A Hennessy, P McNamara, P Downes, J Madden, D Dempsey, T Downes, W O’Donoghue, P Casey.
Subs: K McNamara.
Under 11 Hurlers
Last Thursday evening our U/11 hurlers played Mungret in a great game. Mungret had their pitch in great condition and both teams played with great skill and tenacity throughout. Although Na Piarsaigh got off to a great start with a fine goal from Patrick O’ Neill, Mungret dominated the early stages of the game. However, some outstanding clearing and tackling by our half back line of Luke Hegarty, Dylan Lynch & Harry McGoey prevented Na Piarsaigh from falling behind . George Cussen was also excellent at corner back . A few breakaway scores from Patrick O Neill helped Na Piarsaigh to a 6 point lead at half time. Na Piarsaigh started the 2nd half very well with John Fitzgerald continuing his recent great form at midfield while Stephen Mitchell and Ryan Naughton came more and more into the game. Mungret rallied half way though the 2nd half and were unlucky not to be closer at the end of a game which Na Piarsaigh won by 5 points . A great team performance by our lads with Vincent Harrington giving a great display of goalkeeping throughout with Adam Long and Ryan Naughton in particular playing very well in defence. Patrick O’ Neill had a great game and was outstanding from open play and frees. Shane Kelly also played very well and marked his debut with an excellent goal.
The lotto jackpot is now at €17,800 following last Monday’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 5, 19, 20, 23.No jackpot winner.
The lucky dip winners were C Blackwell, Paul Ryan, Paddy Verdon, Mark O Dwyer.
The sellers prize went to Maura Wall and Eddie Grimes scooped the house draw.
Our senior team had a good victory over Croagh Kilfinny in Croagh last Friday
We got some great scores throughout the game and finished on a scoreline of 6-19 to 3-4 in our favour.
We now await the final against Adare hopefully in the near future
U14 Plate semi-final
Na Piarsaigh v Doon
Tuesday 20th May @ 7pm in Old Christians
Patrickswell v Na Piarsaigh
Thursday 22nd May @ 6pm in Patrickswell
Munster Senior Championship Final
Cork v Limerick
Saturday 24th May @ 6pm in Charleville
The club website continues to be updated with news,photos,reports etc.
It is a new more modern and user friendly version and well worth a visit.
You can log on at www.napiarsaighgaa.com and also we can be found on twitter and facebook.
Anyone who may have old photos,interesting articles etc Please feel free to contact Derek Giltenan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone interested in going to Thurles on June 1st for Limericks Munster Semi Final versus Tipp by bus Please contact the club and leave your name.
If interest is there we will run a bus to the game but only if the demand exists.
Tickets for the game can be requested for club members only by contacting club secretary at secretary.napiarsaigh.limerick @gaa.ie
Tickets may also be purchased form Centra on the Ennis Road where €10 discounts exists for a Limerick Football and Hurling Championship package
- Senior HurlersOur senior hurlers made it two out of two with a hard fought victory over South Liberties at rain swept Claughan on Saturday evening.
We got off to the best possible start when corner forward William O Donoghue capitalised on a great ball in to rifle the ball to the net to give us an early lead.
However playing into the teeth of a strong wind we struggled for long periods and it was South Liberties who did most of the scoring and led at the interval 0-10 to 1-3 with our three points coming from Ronan Lynch, William O Donoghue and Shane Dowling.
Playing with the breeze in the second half we slowly clawed our way into the game with the unerring accuracy of Ronan Lynch from placed balls the highlight of the half.
Further points from William O Donoghue and David Dempsey sealed our victory on a final score line of Na Piarsaigh 1-13 South Liberties 0-12.
A tough battle in deplorable conditions but no doubt this game will stand to the team in the weeks ahead.
Good performances from David Breen, Cathal King, Ronan Lynch and William O Donoghue.
Team: Padraic Kennedy, Michael Casey, Cathal King, Kieran Kennedy, Aidan Hennessy, David Breen, James O Brien, Pat Gleeson, Alan Dempsey, Ronan Lynch(0-9, 8f), Kevin Downes, David Dempsey(0-1), Kevin Ryan, Shane Dowling(0-1), William O Donoghue(1-2).Junior HurlersOur junior hurlers were in City League action on Thursday evening against St Patricks in Rhebogue.
Minus the services of several regulars we struggled at times and conceded three first half goals which ultimately proved the difference in the end. We trailed at half time 3-4 to 0-10 with some good scores from free taker Mike Brougham along with Pat McCarthy, Kieran Daly, Conor Houlihan and Thomas Grimes.
Try as we might in the second half we could not find the decisive scores to peg back our opponents.
Nevertheless a battling performance by the team on a final score of St Patricks 3-10 Na Piarsaigh 0-15
Under 12 Footballers
Our under 12 footballers travelled to Cappamore last Thursday night to take on the locals.
Cappamore started well with two early goals but some resolute defending from Steven Mitchell, Cathal Hassett, Sean O Halloran and Dylan Lynch coupled with some great saves from goalkeeper Jamie Pearse kept the scoreline down.
Our midfield duo of Charles and Marcus Hogan began to get a grip on the game which led to two good goals from JJ Carey and points from Rian O Connell to leave the half time score of 2-5 to 2-3 in Cappamore”s favour.
We began the second half well and had a third goal courtesy of Cian Brosnan following good work from Patrick O Neill and David Bourke. Cappamore continued to battle and drew level going into the final few minutes.
However a Dylan Lynch 45 sent into the goalmouth before Rian O Connell pounced with a great goal to secure a victory for the team. Overall a brilliant team performance from the lads.
The jackpot now stands at €17,700 following last Tuesdays draw.
The numbers drawn were 3, 7, 15 and 32.
Lucky dip winners were Tom Mitchell, Ronan Keane, Martin Harty, Ronan O Rahilly.
Sellers prize went to Doreen Ryan and Mairead O Sullivan the house prize.
Congratulations to the Senior , Minor and Junior county teams who were all victorious in the past week.
Well done to Aoife, Jane, Sinead and Laura all team member of the victorious Limerick Minor team
U14 A league 1/4 final
Patrickswell v Na Piarsaigh
Tuesday 12th May @ 6.30pm in Patrickswell
Na Piarsaigh v Crecora
Thursday 15th May @ 6pm in the Parish field
Thursday 15th May @ 6pm in Monaleen
Senior B League semi-final
Croagh / Kilfinny v Na Piarsaigh
Friday 16th May @ 7.30pm in Croagh
May 6th 2014
Our senior hurlers returned to Championship action on Sunday evening when they took on 2012 Champions Kilmallock inn Round 1 of the new look County Senior Hurling Championship in Bruff.
Playing against a strong breeze in the first half we found ourselves in arrears 1-03 to 0-2 courtesy of a goal from Gavin O Mahoney.
However the lads were playing well and slowly got to grips with their opponents.Aidan Hennessy and Cathal King led the defence with style snuffing out the dangers as they arose.
Points from Alan Dempsey, Pat Gleeson, William O Donoghue, Kevin Downes and Shane Dowling frees kept us well in the contest but with five minutes to the break we trailed by 6points.
We had a superb solo goal from new captain Kevin Downes leading by example to leave the minimum between the teams 1-10 to 1-9 at half time.
The second half was one way traffic when the lads upped the tempo and produced some excellent scores with none better than a brace of line balls from county minor Ronan Lynch.
The decisive score again coming from the captain following a 21 yard free stopped by Padraic Kennedy in the goals which was worked up the field to give us a four point swing.
Further points from Kevin Downes, William O Donoghue, Ronan Lynch and Shane Dowling and a second goal from Kevin Ryan sealed a very good performance by the lads.
Our stand out performers were Padraic Kennedy, Aidan Hennessy, Cathal King, Pat Gleeson, Kevin Downes and William O Donoghue.
Next up for the lads are South Liberties next Saturday in Claughan.
Team: Padraic Kennedy, Michael Casey, Cathal King, Niall Buckley, Aidan Hennessy(0-1), David Breen, James O Brien, Alan Dempsey(0-2), Pat Gleeson(0-1), Ronan Lynch(0-4,2 line balls), Kevin Downes(1-3), David Dempsey, Kevin Ryan(1-0), Shane Dowling(0-7,6f), William O DOnoghue(0-2). Subs: Kieran Kennedy, Michael Foley
We wish Niall Buckley and Mark Buckley a speedy recovery from their recent injuries.
The jackpot is still rising and now stands at €17,600.
Last Mondays numbers were 9,22,25,31.
The lucky dips went to Pat Quane, Paul Condon, Eddie Benson and Margaret Kennedy.
Maura Wall won the sellers prize and Bernie Buckley the house draw.
Congratulations to the Limerick Minor camogie team who were crowned All Ireland Champions last Saturday’s replay against Cork
No fewer than 4 girls from Na Piarsaigh in the starting 15 which included Laura O Neill, Sinead McNamara, Jane Wilson and Aoife Wilson.
Well done also to the Intermediate camogie team who defeated Croagh Kilfinny 4-07 to 1-03
Congrats to our three winners in the Limerick Development draw.
Winners were Brid de Brun, City GAA Board Na Piarsaigh,Neil Mccarthy. Well done to all three.
Under 21 Hurlers
Massive congratulations to our under 21 hurlers who annexed the county championship making it a three in a row for the club.
In a tight first half we played into a stiff wind and got some great scores from Thomas Grimes, Peter Casey, Eoghan Keogh and free taker Shane Dowling.
Goal chances were at a premium however but Eoghan Keogh had a glorious chance following a surging run from William O Donoghue. We also have Evan Condon to thank for a super save to keep the Well at bay.
We led at one stage 8 points to 5 however our opponents stormed back into the game to lead by two points at the break 0-10 to 0-08.
We began the second half with two huge long range points from center back Ronan Lynch and when Thomas Grimes netted to put us six in front there was only going to be one winner.
The lads continued to pick off some magnificent scores especially from corner forwards Evan Egan and Peter Casey who contributed 7 points between them. A brilliant second half performance by the entire team.
David Dempsey rounding off the victory with our second green flag of the day to leave the final score of 2-22 to 1-14
Overall a brilliant team performance from one to twenty one and one the management can be extremely proud of.
Team: Evan Condon, Josh O Halloran, Mark Buckley, Kevin McNamara, Michael Casey(0-1), Ronan Lynch(0-2,1f), Ciaran Keogh(0-1), William O Donoghue, Michael Foley(0-1), Thomas Grimes(1-1), Shane Dowling(0-4,2f), David Dempsey(1-3), Peter Casey(0-4), Eoghan Keogh(0-2), Evan Egan(0-3).Subs: Lee Coughlan, Ronan Houlihan, Dylan Cronin, Gordon Brown, Evan O Brien, Eoghan Foley
The intermediate footballers opened their Championship campaign in great fashion seeing off the challenge of Mungret.
Boosted by the inclusion of County Minor star Kieran Daly who contributed nicely with a goal and two points.
We began well and had early scores on the board from Eoin Hogan and a pointed free from Aaron Costelloe who kicked well throughout.
Mid way through the half we had our first goal when a surging run from Daragh Kennedy from midfield opened the space for Kieran Daly to finish well.
Further points from Daragh Kennedy, Ronan McKenna and Aaron Costelloe sent us in at the break 1-05 to 0-03 in front.
The second half continued in similiar fashion with points from Kieran Daly and Aaron Costelloe.
Our backs were playing very well superbly marshalled by captain Kevin Nolan, Alan Finnegan, Dean McLoughlin and Peter Hodnett on the wings.
Eoghan Kehilly and Daragh Kennedy went quietly about their work at midfield whilst upfront Eoin Hogan, Kieran Daly and Aaron Costelloe were always a threat.
A great ball through to Eoin Hogan should have yielded a second goal but the goalkeeper somehow managed to deflect the shot over.
At the other end Brendan Donnelly saved superbly to keep out the effort of Danny Galvin at a crucial stage.
Our final and decisive score came from the boot of the hard working Cian Coady who received a defence splitting pass from Kieran Daly to dispatch to the net to all but seal our first victory.
Overall a very good workmanlike performance by the team who now look forward to round 2 against Oola.
Team: Brendan Donnelly, Pat Gleeson, Kevin Nolan/(capt), Alan Finnegan, Dean McLoughlin, Mike Roberts, Peter Hodnett, Eoghan Kehilly, Daragh Kennedy(0-1), Noel Shannon, Cian Coady(1-0), Ronan McKenna(0-1),
Kieran Daly(1-2), Eoin Hogan(0-2), Aaron Costelloe(0-3,2f), Subs Used: Mark Buckley, Ciaran Ryan, Evan Egan,
Under 14 Footballers
Our under 14 footballers annexed the Under 14 Feile Peil na nOg B title when the defeated city rivals Ballybrown in Claughan
on Sunday. A truly wonderful performance by the team who led throughout and ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 8-4 to 1-05.John Leahy our stand out performer on the day.
Well done to Mark O Donnell and his fellow selectors on a great job done on this team.
Our Junior second string opened their campaign with a short trip to Patrickswell.
After a slow start we gradually began to find our range and got some fine scores from Gordon Leonard from placed balls.
Ray O Brien and Thomas Grimes also contributed to the scoreboard with some good points and the latter very unlucky
not to raise a green flag.
We hurled well in patches and were well in the game until the closing stages when the Well tacked on some late points to secure the victory 0-19 to 0-12.
Team: Killian Hennessy, Eoin Flanagan, Tom Quinn, Brendan Fitzgerald, Ray o Brien, Fergal McNamara, Cathal Minihane,
Gordon Leonard, Liam Halpin, Lee Coughlan, Thomas Grimes, Tom Shanahan, Kenny Leonard, Cian Kelly, Tommy Cronin.
The jackpot is now €17,500 following last Monday’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 7, 24, 25, 30.
The lucky dip winners were Norman Kehilly, Michael Considine, Eugene Breen and Ben Sheehan.
Sellers prize went to Liam Flynn and Barry O Regan took the house prize.
We held a very successful Easter camp in the Paris Field last week.
We would like to thank all the lads who helped out with the coaching.
Evan Condon, Evan Egan, Mark Buckley, Mark Considine, Ciaran Harty, Peter Casey and Mike Andrews all giving of their time.
The Limerick minor camogie girls will have to do it all again following an exciting draw in the final last Saturday.
We wish Laura O Neill, Sinead McNamara, Jane Wilson and Aoife Wilson all well next Saturday in the replay.
We also wish Shane O Neill and his team all the best this weekend when they begin their defence of the Daly Cup with an opening round against Kilmallock in Bruff at 7pm on Sunday night.
Come out and support the lads who have new Captain Kevin Downes to lead the team.
We wish him well.
Under 14 Feile Hurlers
Our under 14 hurlers bowed out of this years Feile na nGael competition when losing out by a single point to Garryspillane.
Played on Sunday morning in Mick Neville Park Rathkeale in beautiful sunshine we began extremely slowly and trailed to two early scores from the Bouncers.We slowly worked ourselves back into the game and reap the rewards of some hard work to raise a green flag courtesy of David O Byrne.
Despite playing against a strong wind, we were competing well and may have had more scores if the accuracy was a little better.
Just before half time we conceded a very soft goal which went all the way to the net from a longe range free.
We trailed at the break 1-3 to 1-0.
The second half was much improved as we piled on the pressure. John Leahy and Keith Dempsey were hurling very well along with Ralph Leonard and Eoin Sherlock.
Some long range scores from Sean Long brought the game to a single point but try as we might the equalising score just would not come.
In spite of the disappointment of losing we will no doubt learn from this defeat and be far more prepared come championship time.
Final score Garryspillane 1-6 Na Piarsaigh 1-5
Team: Barry Dunworth, Keith Dempsey, Mark Daly, John Leahy, Eoin Sherlock, Sean Long, Ralph Leonard, Emmet McEvoy, Liam Barry, David Ryan, Adam McNamara, Harry O Donnell, Mark Boylan, David O Byrne, James Daly. Subs used/: John Moloney
Our junior hurlers travelled to Clarina on Saturday to take on Kildimo Pallaskenry in the City Intermediate final.
We began well with both corner forwards Dylan Cronin and Evan Egan seeing plenty of possession.
Our backs were under pressure early on and took a while to settle.Our opponents were showing their pedigree with some good scores but also profitted from some soft frees.
We raised our only green flag mid way through the half from the stick of Mike Brougham to trail 1-09 to 1-05 at the break.
Playing with the wind in the second half we took a foothold in the game and got some good scores from frees from midfield dynamo Pat Gleeson to lead going into the final quarter.
It was our opponents who finished the stronger to run out winners on a scoreline of 1-15 to 1-11.
Despite the disappointment the management have plenty to work on.
We had good showing from Brian Hartnett at center back whilst Pat Gleeson at midfield ran himself to a standstill.
Team: Evan Condon, Mark Buckley, Paul McNamara, Kevin McNamara, David Lynch, Brian Hartnett, Ciaran Keogh, Michael Foley, Pat Gleeson(0-7f), Paul Downes(0-1), John Madden, Eoghan Keogh, Dylan Cronin, Mike Brougham(1-1), Evan Egan.Subs: David Sheppard(0-1)Mark Ryan
The intermediate camogie team were in League action on Monday when they travelled to Caherelly to take on Bruff.
We were minus several regulars on the day and this shone through but nevertheless a great battling performance by the girls.We had good performances from the ever improving Sarah Connors, Leanne Egan, Michelle Fahy in defence while up front Claire Casey, Olivia Barrett and Gemma Healy work tirelessly for the team.
Congrats to Aoife and Jane Wilson, Sinead McNamara and Laura O Neill who are all part of the victorious Limerick Minor Camogie team who defeated Galway last weekend.
They now face Cork in the All Ireland Final next Saturday and we wish them well.
The under U12 Camogie team had there second blitz last Saturday in Patrickswell. On a lovely day they ended up with two wins and a draw from there 3 games played. Well done to all who played.
Congrats also to Katie Campbell and Gemma Healy who ran a very successful Camogie camp in the parish field last week
The jackpot has risen to €17,400 following Mondays draw.
The numbers drawn were 9, 15, 19 and 24.
Lucky dip winners were Declan Moloney, Maureen O Hehir, Dermot Tuite and The Sheehan Family.
Willie Mulcahy took the sellers prize and Danny Halpin the house prize.
Our under 21 hurlers are aiming for a three in a row this Saturday when they take on Patrickswell in the County Final.
We wish the entire panel of players and management the very best of luck.
Congratulations to Aidan Ryan and Fergal Barry who were March winners in the Limerick GAA Development draw.
Next draw will take place on the Bank Holiday weekend live on Limericks live 95fm.
Congrats also to Sr Joan and Paddy Dowling who both received awards for their hard work over the years.
We thank them sincerely for their efforts.
Our annual Easter camp kicks off this Tuesday in the Parish Field at 10am.
Under 14 Hurlers
The U14 hurlers got their Féile na nGael campaign off to a winning start defeating Kilmallock 4 – 8 to 1 – 2. Playing into the wind in the opening half, the groundwork was made when we led at the break 2 – 4 to 1 – 1.
Captain James Daly and David O’Byrne scored 1 –1 a piece with David Ryan and Adam McNamara chipping in with points in a half where the side exhibited some lovely passing movements.
Despite being wind assisted in the second half, we found it hard to break down the Kilmallock defence and it took two late goals from David O’Byrne to secure his hat trick to seal a semi-final spot where we will meet Garryspillane next Sunday.
Team: Robin Ryan-Blake, Keith Dempsey, John Leahy, Mark Daly, Justin Norden, Sean Long (0 – 1 ‘65), Robert Duffy, Liam Barry, David Ryan (0 – 1), Ralph Leonard, Adam McNamara (0 – 1), Harry O’Donnell (0 – 2 frees), James Daly capt (1 – 1), David O’Byrne (3 – 1), Emmet McEvoy (0 – 1). Subs used: Eoghan Sherlock, Conor Moloney, Matthew de Courcey, Mark Boylan,Christopher Heelan
Our intermediate Footballers were in City Senior Football Final action on Friday night when they travelled across town to Rhebogue to take on St Patricks.
Playing against the wind in the first half we struggled to contain the St Pats forwards and found ourselves conceding needless frees which were duly converted.
Our attack receiving limited possession we nevertheless wasteful and only registered a single score in the the first half coming from the boot of Niall Earls from a placed ball.
The introduction of Kevin Downes gave us more power around the middle third and his direct running caused problems for our opponents.
Eoghan Kehilly, Dean McLoughlin and Pat Gleeson showing well in the half along with Ciaran Ryan and Evan Egan but the scores we not forthcoming.
We trailed at the break 0-09 to 0-01.
We were much improved in the second half and a surging run following a neat passing move led to a penalty which was cooly dispatched by Aaron Costelloe.
Innaccuracy and a lack of discipline proving our downfall overall with St Pats scoring 9 points of the 13 tally from frees.
There were many positives to take from the performance and no doubt bainisteoir Pat McHugh will be working hard to rectify some of the faults prior to the championship.
Final Score : Na Piarsaigh 1-04 St Patricks 0-13
Team: Brendan Donnelly, Pat Gleeson, Kevin Nolan, Dean McLoughlin, Peter Hodnett, Eoghan Kehilly, Mike Roberts, Ciaran Ryan, Niall Earls(0-1), Evan Egan, Cian Coady, Noel Shannon, Alan Dempsey, Aaron Costelloe(1-2f), Evan Condon. Subs/: Eoin Hogan(0-1), Kevin Downes, Shane O Connor, David Lambe,
Under 21 Hurlers:
Our under 21 hurlers qualified for another final on Sunday evening when they overcame a resolute Doon team.
Played in Bruff in good conditions we began sluggishly and found ourselves five points to two down after 15 minutes.
A powerful run through the middle by David Dempsey caused havoc and led to a 21 yard free which Shane Dowling rifled to the net.
This gave the team fresh impetus and we drove on to finish the half strongly.
We began the second half like a train and some great team scores had us seven points to the good.
A great overall team performance in a tough tough battle where a great determination and will to win was in evidence.
We now look forward to a repeat of last years final against Patrickswell in two weeks.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 1-17 Doon 0-14
Team: Evan Condon, Josh O Halloran, Mark Buckley, Kevin McNamara, Michael Casey, Ronan Lynch, Ciaran Keogh, William O Donoghue, Michael Foley, David Dempsey, Shane Dowling, Thomas Grimes, Evan Egan, Eoghan Keogh, Peter Casey
Anyone interested in a cycle this Good Friday can assemble in the club at 10.30am for a 10.45am departure.
There will be a 25k and 50K cycle for anyone looking to clear the cobwebs.
Contact Barry in the club any evening to sign up 061 453650.
The Camogie club are running an Easter Coaching Camp beginning on Tuesday 15th, 16th and 17th in the Parish Field Caherdavin Boys School from 10am
The fee is €30 for a child or €50 for two. Contact Katie Campbell by text to 085 1504386 if interested
We wish Kieran Daly and Robbie Graham best wishes with the Limerick Minor Football squad who head to Pairc Ui Rinn this Thursday to take on Cork.
Congrats to Ronan Lynch and Thomas Grimes who both saw action in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship victory versus Tipp.
Our Junior B Hurlers got their campaign up and running when they took part in the Pallasgreen Tournament on Sunday.
A great work out for the lads who will no doubt improve as the weeks go on.
The jackpot is now €17,300 following last weeks draw.
The numbers drawn were 5,26, 27, 28.
Lucky dip winners were Denis O Keefe, Frank Finnegan, Conor Walsh and Jimmy O Dea.
Mike Broderick was a lucky man on the night scooping both Sellers and House prize.
07 April 2014
The jackpot is now €17,200 following last Monday’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 16, 19, 26 and 29
The lucky dip winners were Mairead O Sullivan, Francis Hanley, Martin Fitzpatrick and Tony Keane.
Barry O Regan scooped the sellers prize and Danny Halpin the house prize.
Under 21 Hurlers
Na Piarsaigh 2-15 Ahane 1-13
This U21 Hurling County quarter final played under lights at St. Patricks served up a fine game. At half time Na Piarsaigh led by 1-6 to 0-6 their goal coming courtesy of a Shane Dowling piledriver from a 20m free.
The second half began well for Na Piarsaigh and they built up their lead to nine points including a goal from Peter Casey who received a great pass from substitute Thomas Grimes and shot to the net.
However Ahane showed their resilience and set about dismantling the lead and reduced it to a single point with approx five minutes left. However Na Piarsaigh responded and added four further points to close out the game and qualify for a semi-final place against either Doon or Patrickswell. Na Piarsaigh had scores from Shane Dowling (1-9 1-3f), Peter Casey (1-1), Evan Egan (0-2), and points from Dave Dempsey, Thomas Grimes and Ronan Lynch. They had fine displays from Josh O’Halloran, Mark Buckley, Mike Casey, Kevin McNamara and Mike Foley.
Na Piarsaigh: E. Condon, J O’Halloran, M. Buckley, K. McNamara, M. Casey,
R. Lynch (0-1), G. Brown, M. Foley,W O Donoghue, E. Keogh, S. Dowling (1-9), D. Dempsey (0-1), E. Egan (0-2), C. Keogh, P Casey (1-1).
Subs: T. Grimes (0-1).
City Senior Football semi-final v Mungret played Fri 04/04/14 in Rathbane.
We won on a score of 2 – 17 to 0 – 1. This was a good display from our team who never allowed Mungret get into the game. We led by 1 – 6 to no score at half-time.
Team and scorers B.Donnelly , P.Gleeson , A .Finnegan , P.Hodnett 0-3 , C.Ryan , K.Nolan 0-1 , D.McLoughlin , N.Earls 0-5(3f) , D.Kennedy 0-1 , R.McKenna 0-1 , C.Coady 0-2 , N.Shannon , E.Condon 0-1 , A.Costello 1-3 , E.Hogan. Subs. used M.Roberts , S.OConnor 1-1 , R.Houlihan.
Our senior hurlers were back in action on Sunday in the All County Hurling League when they travelled to Clarina to take on Ballybrown.
It was a maiden voyage for Shane O Neill and his management team who were without several first team regulars.
We got off to a great start with pointed frees from Shane Dowling before Evan Egan rifled to the net.
Some long range points from Pat Gleeson(2) and David Sheppard had us in control at the break on a score of 1-09 to 0-04.
Our back line were linking well especially Mark Buckley, Brian Hartnett and Michael Casey who snuffed out any threat posed by Ballybrown.
The second half was minutes old when a surging Kevin Downes yielded our second goal.
Our third followed shortly after when a great pass from David Sheppard to John Madden who found the net.
David Sheppard rounded off a good performance with a fourth goal to leave the final score of 4-12 to 0-11.
A good workout for the team who had several positional changes on the day.
Team: David Dempsey, Mark Buckley, Brian Hartnett, Michael Casey, Kieran Kennedy, Alan Dempsey, Aidan Hennessy, William O Donoghue(0-1), Pat Gleeson(0-2), Niall Buckley, Kevin Downes(1-1), John Madden(1-0), David Sheppard(1-1), Shane Dowling(0-6, 5f), Evan Egan(1-1). Subs: Paul McNamara, Pat McCarthy, David Lynch
Under 14 Footballers
Our under 14 footballers qualified for the Feile Peil final following a great win over Naomh Brid on Sunday in Mick Neville Park.
A very good team performance with a final score of 5-02 to 2-04.
We now play Ballybrown in the final. Well done to all concerned.
We held our victory ball in the Greenhills hotel on Friday evening and a great evening was had by all.
Great credit to the Greenhills hotel who pulled out all the stops to make it a memorable evening.
Rte’s own Des Cahill was on hand to entertain the gathering and music was by Cuisle.
Congrats to all Liam O Brien and Mike Broderick for organising the event.
24 March 2014
The jackpot is now at €17,000.
The numbers drawn at last Mondays draw were 1, 8, 24, 29
The lucky dip winners were Mary Foster, Adrian Clancy, Barry O Regan and Nicky Cummins.
The sellers prize went to Liam O Brien and Kevin O Connor the house prize.
Tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5 and can be purchased from any seller, online through mylocallotto.ie or in the bar any night from 8.30pm
The intermediate footballers opened their 2014 campaign with victory over Glin in the Intermediate League.
Played in LIT in good conditions we had 3 first half goals from Evan Egan, Niall Earls and Mark Buckley.
Playing some good football we lead at the break 3-02 to 0-04.
Our second half performance lacked the cutting edge of the first but the team did show some great fighting spirit throughout.
Despite withstanding a late Glin rally and failing to register a second half score we held out to win on a scoreline of Na Piarsaigh 3-02 Glin 0-10.
Team: Brendan Donnelly, Pat Gleeson, David Lynch, Peter Hodnett, Ronan McKenna, Kevin Nolan, Dean McLoughlin, Mark Buckley, Niall Earls, Brian Shannon, Cian Coady, Noel Shannon, Evan Egan, David Lambe, Aaron Costelloe. Subs used: Niall Buckley, Evan Condon, Ronan Houlihan, Ciaran Ryan.
Next up are Fr Caseys away next Saturday
We were represented on various county teams over the past few days.
Aoife Henn was a member of the victorious Limerick U16B team that defeated Clare 1-13 to 3-04
The Limerick Minor A team were also victorious defeating Cork 0-15 to 2-06. Well done to Aoife and Jane Wilson, Laura O Neill and Sinead McNamara all members of the team.
However the Limerick senior team had no luck losing out to a very strong Kilkenny team 2-13 to 1-06 with Katie Campbell our only representative.
Our under 14 footballers had a good win in the quarter finals of the Feile Peil na nOg when they defeated Athea 5-07 to 0-1. We began very tentatively and it was our opponents who took an early lead. Ralph Leonard settled the nerves with a good point and this was swiftly followed by a cracking goal from Liam Barry following great build up work.
This was followed up soon after by points from David O Byrne and John Moloney and a second goal this time from the boot of Emmet McEvoy to send us in at the break 2-03 to 0-1 to the good.
The second half was all one way traffic and a third goal from Emmet McEvoy put us in the driving seat.
At this stage captain Jay Hickey and Liam Barry were exerting huge dominance on the game from midfield which opened up big chances for our forwards.
Ace attacker Ralph Leonard took full advantage of the supply of ball going in and added two goals and two points to his tally before the final whistle.
A great all round team performance with Ralph Leonard and Jay Hickey particularly prominent .
A semi final now beckons for this hard working team.
Team: Eoin Sherlock, Conor Moloney, Sean Long, Jack O Sullivan, Shane Harney, James daly, Evan Sheehan, Jay Hickey, Liam Barry(1-0)John Moloney(0-1), Adam McNamara(0-1), Ralph Leonard(2-3), Dean O Donnell, Emmet McEvoy2-0), David O Byrne(0-2).
Subs: Conor Hickey, David Ryan, Barry Dunworth, Ian Leonard, John O Connor, Killian Dineen, Jack Barry
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 5-07 Athea 0-1
Our Under 21 hurlers are doubly engaged this week. First up this Monday we take on Kilmallock in Mick Nevillle Park at 8pm and back to Rathkeale again on Thursday to take on Bruff again at 8pm
The Limerick Development Draw(Mackey Stand) will have its first draw this week.
If you wish to join this draw just contact any committee member
The club are holding a victory dance in the Greenhills Hotel on Saturday April 4th. MC on the night is Des Cahill and music is by Cuisle
Tickets are available from all committee members at €40 each and are selling fast.
18 March 2014
The lotto jackpot is now 16,900euro following Mondays draw.
Numbers drawn were 9, 25, 30, 31.No jackpot winner.
Lucky dip winners were Jack O Brien, Adrian +Brenda Wall, Eoin Deegan, Michael Walsh
Sellers prize went to Timmy O Connor and Jim O Sullivan took the house prize.
Under 21 Hurlers
Our under 21 hurlers were back in action tonight when they took on City rivals Patrickswell in the Gaelic Grounds in round 2 of the Championship group stages.
Following our good victory in round 1 over Deel Rangers we were hoping to kick on and establish ourselves in the Group.
We were largely outplayed in the first half with our opponents scoring well from long range and an accurate free taker.
Mid way through the half we found ourselves 5 points in arrears,however Ronan Lynch seized upon a deflected shot to kick to the net from close range.Further points from Ronan and Mike Foley dragged us right back into the game to trail by the minimum 0-09 to 1-05.
We were much improved in the second half and with scores from Ronan Lynch(2),the impressive Peter Casey with his second point and also points from sub Conor Houlihan and a brace from midfielder William O Donoghue had us in front going into the final stages.
Two further points from the Well and a very dubious penalty conversion turned the tide in their favour and despite a late rally we could not secure the vital scores.
We had good displays from Michael Casey, Micheal Foley and Josh O Halloran in defence while upfront it was young Peter Casey who led the forwards ably assisted by Evan Egan and Conor Houlihan.
We now face Bruff next Tuesday in what is now a very important game.
Final Score Patrickswell 1-14 Na Piarsaigh 1-12
Team: Evan Condon, Josh O Halloran, Mark Buckley, Kevin McNamara, Michael Casey, Shane Dowling(0-1f), Michael Foley(0-1), Gordon Brown, William O Donoghue(0-2(), Thomas Grimes, Ronan Lynch(1-3), David Dempsey(0-1), Peter Casey(0-2), Eoghan Keogh), Evan Egan Subs used: Conor Houlihan(0-1) for Evan Egan, Ciaran Keogh for Thomas Grimes
Congratulations to Katie Campbell who was part of the Limerick team that defeated Galway in what was a rerun of the All Ireland Final last year.They won on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-09. Also Sinead McNamara, Aoife and Jane Wilson and Laura O Neill who were part of the Limerick Minor Camogie team that defeated Dublin by 9 points to 5. Laura O Neill was also part the Limerick Junior team that defeated Meath in Division 4-06 to 2-07. Aoife Henn was also part of he Limerick Minor C team that was defeated by Clare in the Munster Final 3-5 to 2-2. Well done to all the girls. The Camogie club are running a camogie camp on April 15,16 and 17th April in the Parish Field.Junior camp will be from 10am to 2pm daily while our Elite group will assemble for 11am to 2pm daily. Cost of the camp will be 30 euro for one child or 50 for 2. Contact Katie Campbell for more details.at 085 150 4386
The National GAA draw took place in Croke Park on St Patricks Day but unfortunately no prizes came to Limerick.
The first draw of the Limerick Development Draw( Mackey Stand) takes place next week. Please get your tickets in asap
The club would like to wish Rhys Dunne and Dean McGinn well in their recovery from recent illness.
Our Saturday morning underage training continues in both St Nessans, Moylish and the Caherdavin Parish Field.
Under 5,6 and 7’s assemble in the parish field from 10am whilst the 8,9 and 10’s assemble at 945am in St Nessans School Moylish.
03 March 2014
Under 10 Hurlers
Our under 10 hurlers began their season on Saturday when they played Sixmilebridge in two very worthwhile games.
We finished up all square by winning one and narrowly losing the other.
Some great performances by Liam Talbot, Vince Harrington, Andrew Stack, Josh Sheehan and Matthew McGann but wholehearted efforts from all of the team.
Our next outing will be Saturday 15th against either Clonlara or Cratloe.
Under 14 Footballers
Our under 14 Footballers got of to a great start in the first round of Feile Peil na nOg in Pallaskenry.
Played in Pallaskenry in soft underfoot conditions, they faced a very competitive Kildimo Pallaskenry team.
We got off to a quick start with well taken points from Adam McNamara and Emmett McEvoy.
These points really settled the team who began to play some great football.
Goals from John Leahy and David O Byrne had us in the driving seat and we ended the first half 8 points to the good 2-05 to 1-0.
Mid way through the second half we got our third goal from the boot of Ralph Leonard who lobbed the goalkeeper from close in.
Overall the team management will be very pleased with the team who had good displays from Jack O Sullivan and Jack Hardaker in the full back line, Jay Hickey at wing back, Adam McNamara at midfield and Ralph Leonard and Emmett McEvoy in attack.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 3-06 Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-01
Team: Barry Dunworth, Jack O Sullivan, Jack Hardaker, Conor Moloney. Jay Hickey, Sean Long, Eoin Sherlock, Jamie Stickle, Adam McNamara (0-1), James Daly(0-1), Emmett McEvoy(0-3,2f), Shane Harney, Ralph Leonard(1-0), David O Byrne(1-1), John Leahy (1-0).
Subs Used: Conor Hickey, Killian Dineen, Jack Barry. Subs: Ian Leonard, Eoin Sheehan, Dean O Donnell, John O Connor, Justin Norden.
Under 21 Hurlers
The under 21 hurlers made the best possible start to their Championship campaign when they saw off the challenge of a resolute Deel Rangers side in the Gaelic Grounds on Tuesday evening.
With no fewer than 13 of Sean Stacks senior panel on show in the starting 15,it was expected that a strong showing would result.
However the men from the South West of the County had other ideas and proved a tough nut to crack.
First half goals from David Dempsey and Ronan Houlihan sent us in at the break 4 points to the good 2-04 to 0-06.
Our defence were expertly lead by Mark Buckley at full back, with a half back line of Michael Casey, Shane Dowling and Michael Foley showing well throughout.
Shortly after the restart we scored our third goal from the stick of Ronan Lynch who shot expertly to the net to open up an eight point gap.
Points were traded by the teams and despite a late Deel Rangers goal, we saw out a very good opening day win
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 3-11 Deel Rangers 1-09
Team: Evan Condon, Josh O Halloran, Mark Buckley, Kevin McNamara, Michael Casey, Shane Dowling(0-), Michael Foley(0-1), Gordon Brown, William O Donoghue, Thomas Grimes(0-1), Ronan Lynch(1-6,4f,65′), Eoghan Keogh, Ronan Houlihan(1-0), David Dempsey(1-3), Evan Egan. Subs Used: Conor Houlihan, Ciaran Keogh, Lee Coughlan, Evan O Brien.
The game also marked the return Of Ciaran Keogh from a long term injury. Great to see Ciaran back in thick of it.!!
The jackpot is now €16,700 following Mondays draw.
The numbers drawn were 1, 11, 26, 27.No jackpot winner.
The lucky dips went to Kevin O Connor, Frank Kavanagh, James O Riordan and Ann Marie Mitchell.
Sellers prize went to Alan Finnegan and the house prize to Dave Greaney.
The Club na nOg committee held a very successful medal presentation night in the club on Saturday night.
A wonderful array of silverware was on show for what has been a hugely successful year for the club.
From Ben O Regan under 6 captain to Shane Dowling with the Railway Cup along with Munster Cups and Harty Cups we had the lot.
Well done to John McKeogh and Liam O Brien for organising the event.
Membership is now due for 2014.
Full membership is €75, Student is 50 and social membership is €30.Please contact Mike Broderick or Bill Kiely for details.
The GAA draw tickets should now be returned.The draw takes place on St Patricks Day with some great prizes.
The Limerick Development Draw begins in March so if interested in joining please contact any committee member as soon as possible.
The underage training continues every Saturday morning.
Under 5,6 and 7’s train in the parish field beginning at 10am sharp whilst the under 8,9 and 10’s train in St Nessans Moylish from 9.45am sharp.
Mouthguards are mandatory for players in all grades, in all Gaelic football practice sessions and games.
This rule has been mandatory for players in grades up to minor since 2013 and applies to all age grades since Jan 1st
It is the responsibility of each individual player to use a mouthguard.
Players can be sent off in a game for not wearing a mouthguard.
Players will not be covered under the GAA player injury scheme if they do not use the mouthguard.
No mouthguard, no game!
Munster U16 Camogie Limerick v Tipp Sunday 9th Mar Home Venue.
National Junior Camogie League Limerick v Kerry Sunday 9th Mar Home Venue
National Senior League Limerick v Derry Sunday 9th Mar halfway venue
National League Hurling+Football Double header in Gaelic Grounds Limerick v Wexford at 1.15pm
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