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
SHC Group 2 P W D L F A diff Pts
Na Piarsaigh 4 4 0 0 7-70 5-51 25 8
Kilmallock 4 3 0 1 2-72 4-57 9 6
South Liberties 4 2 0 2 6-53 2-57 8 4
Ballybrown 4 1 0 3 1-58 4-61 -12 2
Effin 4 1 0 3 3-44 4-56 -15 2
Granagh Ballingarry4 1 0 3 6-59 6-74 -15 2
This is the state of play going into the last round of group games.
Our final game will see us take on Ballybrown in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday at 6.15pm
Irregardless of the result ,we have now qualified for the semi final which will take on Sunday 28th.
Next weekend sees the quarter finals upon which time will will know our opposition for the semis.
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
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