Na Piarsaigh Limerick

County Final beckons for the Senior Hurlers

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Our senior hurlers qualified for their 4th County Senior Hurling Championship in 5 years when they saw off the challenge of current Champions Kilmallock in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday.
Following last years disappointment the lads were determined to get off to a better start and they duly obliged.
Some excellent scores from County minor Peter Casey,Adrian Breen and Shane Dowling had us in front early as we led 5 points to 1 . However the concession of soft frees brought Kilmallock back into the game.
Once again we extended our lead with some very good points from midfield pairing Will O Donoghue and Alan Dempsey along with continued accuracy fro Shane Dowling to lead at the break 0.12 to 0.7.
On the change of ends and with the aid of the breeze we added a further point but within 3 minutes Kilmallock raised a green flag to make it 0-13 to 1-8.
This spurred the lads into life and some excellent points from Alan Dempsey, Peter Casey, Will O Donoghue and Adrian Breen stretched our lead out to 0-19 to 1-9.
The final ten minutes saw a late fight back from the Champions and deep into stoppage time they got their second goal.
This left the minimum between the teams and with a missed 65 their final chance it was game over and a County berth secured.
A good workmanlike performance with plenty of room for improvement.
Best for Na Piarsaigh were Michael and Peter Casey, Cathal King, Alan Dempsey and Adrian Breen.
Team: Podge Kennedy, Michael Casey, Kieran Breen, Kieran Kennedy, Mike Foley, Ronan Lynch, Cathal King, Alan Dempsey(0-3), William O Donoghue(0-2), David Dempsey, David Breen, Adrian Breen(0-3), Peter Casey(0-5), Shane Dowling(0-7f), Kevin Ryan. Subs: David Sheppard.
Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 0-20 Kilmallock 2-13

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