Our under 14 hurlers were in County semi final action on Sunday when we made the short trip to the Gaelic Grounds to take on City rivals Monaleen.
This was always going to be tough for the lads having succumbed to their opponents on numerous occasions in the past.
We got a tonic start inside the first minute when full forward Ben Sheehan goaled following good work out the field .We then conceded three quick fire frees to be level on 5 minutes.
We stretched out our lead again with some excellent points from Vince Harrington, Bradley Moran and Wayne Kearns but again 3 frees allowed Monaleen back into the contest.
Two Vince Harrington frees had us 1-5 to 0-6 in front at the break.
No doubt some good advice and reassurance in the dressing room had the desired affect and the lads played some excellent hurling in the second half.
Points from Vince Harrington(2), Wayne Kearns and James Naughton stretched our lead to 4 .
Josh Sheehan made it 5 with an excellent left handed shot on the run.
The action heated up inside the last few minutes and a second goal from Ben Sheehan all but sealed the victory.
However Monaleen still drove forward and twice were foiled, first by the crossbar and then by a brilliant save from James Linnane.
Overall an excellent performance by this young team.
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 2-11 Monaleen 1-10
Team: James Linnane, Matthew McGann, Eoin O Callaghan, Cormac Benson, James Finn, Jim Beary, Sam Jordan, Wayne Kearns, Vince Harrington, Andrew Stack, Bradley Moran, Killian McNamara, James Naughton, Ben Sheehan, Josh Sheehan. Kevin Bourke, Gearoid O Tiarnaigh, Adam Jordan, Conor Hourigan, Sam Murray, Shane Downey, Brian Kelly
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