And so the dream is over for another year!
We went into the game with great hope and huge belief but unfortunately things did not go our way.
The concession of early scores in each half along with the unerring accuracy of Joe Canning put paid to our dream for another year.Try as we might we couldn’t get the decisive scores necessary to get a foothold in the game.
The final score for the record Portumna 1-15 Na Piarsaigh 1-11.
Team: P Kennedy; K Breen, C King, M Casey; N Buckley, D Breen, J O’Brien; A Dempsey, W O’Donoghue; K Kennedy, K Downes, D Dempsey; K Ryan, S Dowling, R Lynch. Subs: P Gleeson for K Kennedy (27), D Sheppard for W O’Donoghue (37), B Hartnett for D Dempsey (52), J Madden for J O’Brien (53)Scorers – Na Piarsaigh: S Dowling 1-4 (pen, 0-4f), R Lynch 0-3 (0-2 s-c), K Downes 0-2, P Gleeson, K Ryan 0-1 each. Portumna: J Canning 0-9 (1sc, 7f), R O’Meara 1-2, O Canning, D Hayes, K Hayes, A Smith 0-1 each;
However it would be remiss of me not to congratulate the entire squad of players and the management team who sacrificed so much this past year.
The club are massively proud of each and every member of this special team who brought so much joy and honor to this club.
No doubt it is a bitter pill to swallow but guaranteed we will be back again fighting on all fronts again in the 2014 campaign