Our under 21 hurlers opened up the defence of their crown when they took on Monaleen in Rd 1 of Group 2 on Sunday
Played in very windy conditions in Claughaun GAA Grounds this was always going to be a game of two halves
Playing against the breeze in the opening half we had some early scores from frees from Peter Casey and Ronan Lynch.
However we were matched all the way by our young opponents and we level at the break at 5 points each.
Having to shuffle the pack at the break due to the loss of ace attacker Peter Casey we settled well to our task.
A long range effort from William O Donoghue found the net to give us the tonic start to the second half.
We slowly began to show our class and with scores from Conor Boylan(2), Thomas Grimes(2), Ronan Lynch (2) and a goal from David Dempsey we finsihed the game on a high with a final scoreline of Na Piarsaigh 2-13 Monaleen 0-07.
Team: Evan Condon, Michael Casey, Mark Buckley, Lee Coughlan, Conor Houlihan, Ronan Lynch(0-43f), Gordon Brown, Michael Foley(0-), William O Donoghue(1-1), Thomas Grimes(0*3), David Dempsey(1-1), Eoghan Keogh, Evan O Brien, Evan Egan, Peter Casey(0-1f), Subs: Conor Boylan(0-2), Josh O Halloran, Kieran Daly, Dean McLoughlin
We would like to wish Josh O Halloran all the very best on his new venture down under.He will most definately be a loss to the club and we hope to see him back in the Na Piarsaigh blue in years to come