Intermediate hurlers begin with a draw

The Intermediate Hurlers made their bow in the Intermediate Championship on Sunday when they took on Hospital Herbertstown in Caherconlish.
A beautiful day for hurling and in spite of being down a number of lads who were called up for senior duty.
We nevertheless fielded a good team and hurled very well throughout the game.
We began well with points from David Sheppard from play and frees gave us a 3 point lead.
A rather fortuous goal from a long ball in brought it back level despite most of the hurling being done by us.
We found ourselves further behind mid way through the half when a ball wasn’t cleared quickly enough and Hospital H took full advantage. This was swiftly followed by a third goal to put us under pressure.
David Sheppards accuracy from placed balls kept the scoreboard moving nicely.
Shortly before the break we scored a goal of our own when Reuben McCarthy caught a great ball before crashing the sliothar to the net..Game on.
2 further Sheppie frees put us  1 point in front at the break 1-9 to 3-2.
Our defence was well marshalled by the evergreen Brian Hartnett who also captains the team this year and in front of him Aidan Hennessy hurled well.
Mark Ryan and Neil O Gorman at midfield worked tirelessly.
The second half care was much improved with good scores from both sides especially from the free takers who did very well.
With the game entering the closing stages opportunities were created but not taken and with time almost up Hospital Herbertstown got their noses in front for the first time.
However we fought valiantly and created an opening for ace free taker Dave Sheppard to convert and end the game all square.
Some of younger lads getting a first taste of Intermediate hurling and did well namely Pauric Heaney, Evan Gilvarry, Reuben McCarthy , Ger Kearns and Gearoid Synnott.
Final Score. N.a. Piarsaigh 1-16 Hospital Herbertstown 3-10.
Team: Evan Condon, Pa Guinane, Brian Hartnett, Pauric Heaney, Evan O Brien, Aidan Hennessy, Dean McLoughlin, Neil O Gorman, Mark Ryan(0-1), Pat McCarthy, John Madden, Eoghan Keogh, Reuben McCarthy (1-0), David Sheppard(0-14,9f), Evan Gilvarry.
Subs. Gearoid Synnott(0-1), Ger Kearns
Next round is on next weekend when we take on Dromcollogher Broadford in Croagh on Sunday evening.

Senior Hurlers start well

Our senior hurlers opened their Championship account for 2017 with a good victory over Senior new boys Cappamore in Kilmallock on Saturday night.
We lined out minus the services of various starting players but as is the system the Intermediate team members filled the gaps and filled them well.
We also saw the reappearance of Kevin Downes after his lengthy layoff with cruciate ligament damage and he saw crucial game time and contributed with an excellent point from the touch line.
With hurled very well in patches and took some great scores with all 6 forwards and both midfielders on the scoresheet.
James O Brien also chipped in with 3 points of his own from the half back line whilst alongside him Niall Buckley and Ronan Lynch were to the fore.
Both our goals coming in the first half, the first from David Dempsey following a stop by the keeper.
The second goal was a thing of beauty with a glorious pin point pass from Kevin Ryan to the hand of Adrian Breen who shot first time to the back of the net.
We led 2-12 to 0-5 At the break.
Shane Dowling’s accuracy from placed balls was excellent again as he kept the scoreboard ticking over.
That Breen goal and the introduction of Kevin Downes were no doubt the highlights of a good workmanlike performance from the lads.
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 2-23 Cappamore 0-12.
Next up for the lads are county champions Patrickswell on Saturday evening in the Gaelic Grpunds
Team: Podge Kennedy, Mike Casey, Catchall King, Kieran Kennedy, James O Brien(0-3), Ronan Lynch, Hi all Buckley, Mike Foley(0-1), Tommy Grimes(0-1), Shane Dowling(0-8,6f), Adrian Breen(1-2), Gordon Brown(0-1), Kevin Ryan(0-2), David Dempsey(1-2)Kieran Daly(0-2).Subs..Kevin Downes(0-1)

Under 15 Hurlers make it 2 from 2

Our Under 15 hurlers continued their good form with a second win from two starts with victory over Bruff in Pairc Dromguil on Wednesday.
Having overcome Glenroe in Round 1 on a scoreline of 3-8 to 3-6 it was hoped the teams form would continue.
We began very well and got some excellent points from the stick of Marcus Hogan who flashed over 3 excellent first half points before succumbing to injury.
We had further points from Dylan Skehan and Patrick O Neill to register 6 points in the first half but the concession of two soft goals left us trail at the break 2-1 to 0-6.
A very good second half display gave the team fresh imputus and when Dylan Skehan goaled we were in the driving seat. Two further points from frees one each from Dylan Lynch and Dylan Skehan sealed a very good victory on the night.
It was great to have Steven Mitchell back after a long layoff and having played in a number of defensive positions he ended up between the posts in the second half.
We had good displays from Mark O Connor, Kieran Richardson, Niall Barrett, Dylan Lynch and Marcus Hogan whilst overall a big improvement in the team performance.
Team:John Fitzgerald, Fionn O Tiarnaigh, Kieran Richardson, Adam Long, Steven Mitchell, Mark O Connor, Frankie Naughton, Niall Barrett, Sean Patrick O Halloran, Dylan Lynch(0-1), Colm Downey, Dylan Skehan(1-3), Patrick O Neill(0-1), Eoin Coughlan, Marcus Hogan(0-3). Subs used: JJ Carey, Cian Brosnan, Frankie Glynn

Final Score Na Piarsaigh 1-8 Bruff 2-1


Liam Kennedy R.I.P


Liam Kennedy


The untimely death has occurred of Liam Kennedy following a short illness.

Liam, a proud Tipperary man and native of Cloughjordan and the famed Kilruan McDonaghs GAA Club.

Liam has been involved with Na Piarsaigh for many years and was instrumental in the setting up of the Summer Camps which are now a massive part of our GAA calendar in the club.

He also played a big part in the underage coaching within the club and brought this knowledge to the Colleges hurling through his involvement with Ard Scoil Ris and the big success enjoyed in Dean Ryan and Harty Cup competitions

Liam served as Na Piarsaigh Senior Hurling manager in the early 2000’s and in the recent years he held the position of Club Treasurer, where he was coordinator of the Club Limerick draw and also ran the Friday night 45 for the past few years.

Liam will be sadly missed by his family Ann, Darragh, Deirdre, Padraic and also his extended Na Piarsaigh GAA Club family

Go ndeana Dia grasta ar a anam dílis


Reposing at Griffin’s Funeral Home, John’s Gate on Sunday evening, April 30th, from 4pm to 6pm.

Removal will arrive at Christ the King Church, Caherdavin on Monday, May 1st, for 12 noon Mass.

Burial afterwards in Castlemungret Cemetery.


Family flowers only ~ donations, if desired, to Blood Bike Mid-West c/o Griffin’s Funerals.


House private on Sunday night and Monday morning please.

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