Na Piarsaigh 6-8
A fine all around display saw our U12 hurlers overcome Monaleen at their home ground. A perfect evening for hurling saw us race into an early lead with scores from Josh Sheehan 1-1, James Naughton 0-2 and 0-2 from Vince Harrington, including a magnificent side line cut. Wayne Kearns and Matthew McGann were dominating midfield and Killian McNamara was keeping all at bay at full back. Half time saw us lead 1-5 to 0-0. The second half brought some of our best hurling this year with great first touches all round. Cormac Benson and Andrew Stack were excellent all throughout ( both playing their best match of the year so far) and James Finn was very assured in goals. Further scores followed from James Naughton, who ran riot scoring a further 3 goals from play and Vince Harrington who tacked on another 2-2. Wayne Kearns completed the scoring with a fine point.
Ben Sheehan and Jack Wall worked very hard throughout and Shane Downey, Luke Shinnors and Rory Hehir all showed well. Monaleen were missing a few regulars but we could ask no more of our lads than they did. Cratloe , away on Thursday 12th and St Patrick’s away on the 19th are next up. Well done guys.
It was with great sadness that were learned of the death of former club chairman Paddy Verdon.
Paddy was a native of Soloheadbeg in Co Tipperary.
On the hurling front he won a Tipperary junior crown in 1959 and won a West Tipperary senior hurling title with St Patricks (Solohead & Lattin-Cullen).
He served as secretary of Solohead for 20 years before moving to Limerick.
From 1968-1973 he served on the inter-county referees panel and officiated at National League and at Munster championship level at senior, U-21, minor and club football level and minor hurling.
He was also a Tipperary selector in minor football and hurling, U-21 hurling and intermediate hurling, with who he won an All Ireland in 1972. and following many years in the green and red of his native club he moved to Limerick.
He took up employment in Ferenka and having moved into Caherdavin it was inevitable that his love for the GAA would draw him to NA Piarsaigh.
Having managed various teams in the club Paddy took up the reins of Chairman in 1993, a post he held for 7 years.
He was also very active in the City Board and held all posts including Chairman, and was Vice Chairman and Treasurer up until his untimely death.
Am absolute gas man who had a word for everyone.
He has left a big void in the club and will be a big big loss to Na Piarsaigh GAA Club
Ar Dhéis Dé go raibh an aimn Dhílis
Our victorious All Ireland champions were back in action on Sunday some 7 weeks on for their famous victory.
We travelled to Newcastlewest to take on last years beaten finalists Kilmallock.
This was a first visit West for our lads in front of what was a fine crowd.
Our opponents looked much the sharper and imposed their game upon us early.
Playing against the breeze in the first half we struggled to get a foothold in the game and it was sharpshooter Shane Dowling who kept us in touch with his accurate free taking.
We began the game minus 3 of the All Ireland winning team having seen a couple of players suffer with sickness in the past week.
Our opponents were that bit livlier and led at the break2-10 to 0-8.
With the aid of the breeze in the second half we improved slighly and had a goal from Kevin Downes inside 10 minutes.
David Sheppard added a second goal with 10 minutes left and we had a few chances to add more goals but for a great save from the opponents net minder.
At the other end Padraic Kennedy pulled off a series of fine saves to cap a good performance.
Kevin Downes added our third goal in the closing minutes to reduce the deficit to 3 [points but it was our opponents who ended with 2 points to come home winners by 4 points 2-20 to 3-13.
Our celebrations and long season have definately had a toll but we nevertheless must pick up next weekend for Round 2 v Doon.
We had good performances from James O Brien, Padraic Kennedy, Adrian Breen and Kevin Downes.
Team: Padraic Kennedy, Gordon Brown, Mike Casey, Kieran Kennedy, Mike Foley, Ronan Lynch(0-1f), James O Brien, Alan Dempsey, Will O Donoghue, Shane Dowling(0-6,5f), David Breen, Adrian Breen, Kevin Downes(2-4), David Dempsey(0-1), David Sheppard(1-0). Sub used: Tommy Grimes
Askeaton was the venue for round 2 of the Senior Football Championship on Sunday where we travelled to take on Limerick Club kingpins Dromcollogher Broadford. Continue reading
The date for the clubs annual Run Walk Cycle has been announced .
It will take place on Sunday June 12th from 10am
Please see attached the routes for the cycle
Spread the word and lets make this year even better than last year!!!