Championship win for Senior Footballers

The County Senior Football Championship recommenced at the weekend some 13 weeks since Round 2.IMG_1309

Having seen off Dromcollogher Broadford in the last round the team were keen to build on the victory and gather some momentum going in to the vital second half of the season,  Location for our Round 3 clash with 2014 Champions Ballylanders was Bruff on Saturday evening.

Following a minute silence for the late Gerry Molyneaux it was decided to play with the wind in the first half.  Straight from the throw in it was clear the lads were on their game,

Our midfield duo of Will O Donoghue and Eoghan Kehilly were excellent throughout the hour supplying great possession to the forwards, The forwards were bright with David Dempsey and Evan Condon showing well while Kieran Daly and Eoin Hogan showing great ball carrying abilities. In defence goalkeeper Luke Moylan delivered some very good kick outs with one in particular leading to a great first half point by Kieran Daly.

Cian Coady at full back was excellent and time and time again snuffed out the danger ably assisted by Evan O Brien and Mark Buckley. First half scores from Evan O Brien, Will O Donoghue(2), Kieran Daly, Peter Casey and a goal from David Dempsey sent us in 6 points to the good at half time 1-6 to 0-3.
Playing into the wind in the second half the lads continued their hard work and further points from Eoin Hogan (2)and David and Alan Dempsey a point each sealed the victory 1-10 to 0-5.
A very good all round team performance and one which sees us top of what is a very tight group.
With 2 rounds remaining v St Kierans and St Patricks it is all to play for
Team: Luke Moylan, Evan O Brien, Cian Coady, Mark Buckley, Gordon Brown, Kevin Nolan, Padraic Kennedy, William O Donoghue, Eoghan Kehilly, EOin Hogan, ALan Dempsey, Kieran Daly, Evan Condon, David Dempsey, Peter Casey, Subs: Kevin Downes, Diarmuid Ryan, Dean McLoughlin
Final Score Na Piarsaigh1-10 Ballylanders 0-5

We wish Kevin Downes a speedy recovery following his injury during the game

Peil Star

Attention all budding Gaelic Football players.

Check out this video called Peil Star

Peil Star 1 features four top intercounty Gaelic Footballers. Richie Donnelly (Tyrone) Kieran Hughes (Monaghan), Niall McKeever (Antrim) & Ryan McHugh (Donegal)

We have all heard the repetitive commentary that the “ball skills have gone out of Gaelic football” – Peil star showcases how GAA heroes of today rose to the top of the game – practicing on the street and bringing the game back to its roots. At its core, Peil Star inspires and motivates our youngest GAA members to practice the skills of Gaelic Football.

http://www.facebook.com/peilstar/videos/1129970843743419

Summer Camp 2016

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We held our annual Summer camp in the club last week with a fine crowd in attendance. County stars Shane Dowling and Kevin Downes spearheaded what was a great week at the camp. The lads were ably assisted by many of the clubs Minor Hurlers along with several from the camogie club to ensure all groups were catered for.

A  great week was had by all and the weather was also in our favour. We wish to thank our many guest appearances with Gavin O Mahoney, Joe Canning and Limerick Senior Hurling Manager T J Ryan gratefully giving us the time to pass on words of wisdom to all in attendance.

Mille Buiochas to everyone who made the week such a great success. Heres hoping that next week can follow in a similiar vein.

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Junior Hurlers win back to back League titles

Congrats to our Junior Hurlers who won their second League title in a week when they overcame a resolute Doon side in a wet and blustery Kilmallock on Thursday evening.

Junior A League winners 2016

Having trailed early on by 8points to 1  we slowly worked our way into the game and goals from Johnny Madden and Kevin Ryan had us right back in the contest.

We trailed 0-12 to 2-3 a the break having played with the aid of the breeze. We did however improve our hurling in the second half and some solid performances from Brian Shannon, Robbie Graham, Pa Guinane, Dylan Cronin, \Kevin Ryan and Pat McCarthy.

The game finished all square with a levelling point from Doon.

Extra time brought a third goal  from Dylan Cronin which proved the decisive score despite a late Doon penalty convert to leave a final score of na Piarsaigh 3-16 Doon 1-21

Team: EvanCondon, Pa Guinane, Paul Downes, Brian Shannon, Evan O Brien, Brian Hartnett(capt), Robbie Graham, Kieran Daly, Dylan Cronin, Eoghan Keogh, John Madden, Kevin Ryan, Alan O Callaghan, Pat McCarthy, Dean McLoughlin Subs: Mike Andrews, Mark Ryan, Gearoid Synnott, Kevin Daly, Mark Buckley, Niall Buckley, WIlliam Henn

 

Under 11 hurlers going well

U11 TRIP TO BALLINCOLLIG, CO CORK June 18 2016

Na Piarsaigh U11’s were recently invited to bring three 11 a side teams to the Joe Delaney Tournament in Ballincollig, Co Cork. With a lot of support from Chris and Johns U10’s and a very influential crew from NAP Camogie – not to mention great support from parents and mentors – the bus headed off early on Saturday 18th June for a great days hurling.

Against the formidable large contingent from James Stephens( Kilkenny), Ballyboden St Endas from Dublin (who have 80 U11’s!), and a sizeable local squad from Ballincollig, NAP acquitted themselves admirably and left with heads held high and much praise from the hosts.

Limited space on the bus meant other supporters, including the Fahys and Halligans drove south and their encouragement was much appreciated

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Na Piarsaigh Team 1-

Back row -Ollie Shinnors, Adam Halligan, Sam Murray, Brian Kelly, Áine O’Tiarnaigh, Tara McAuliffe, Lorcan Murray, Tomas Kelly.

Front row – Luke and Greg Shinnors, Mark Hogan, Darragh Jordan, Jamie Higgins, Gerard O’Tiarnaigh, Lucy Murray. Not in photo John Hogan

Team 2

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Team 2 – Players from left; Kevin Bourke, Harry McGann, Sam Jordan, Matthew McGann, Joe and Dáire Patton, Ben O’Regan, Jack Kinsella, Ronan Benson, Aisling Fahy and Diarmuid Donnellan.

Mentors ; Aonghus McGann, Ken Kinsella, Paul Patton and Barry O’Regan.

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