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.