PALLASGREEN booked their place in the Limerick IFC final thanks to a 1-13 to 1-6 win over Na Piarsaigh in Caherelly last Saturday.
The east Limerick side were only relegated from the senior ranks last season but they have responded well and are now just 60 minutes away from an immediate return.
A goal from dual star Alan Dempsey helped Na Piarsaigh to a 1-4 to 0-4 lead at the break. But Pallasgreen had wind advantage in the second half and points from Robert O’Donnell and Chris McMahon along with a goal from midfielder Jonathan Deere secured their final place.
St Mary’s-Sean Finns and Claughaun are in the other semi-final and their replay takes place on the weekend of October 6/7 with the final down for decision a week later.
SCORERS - Pallasgreen: Chris McMahon 0-5 (two frees), Jonathan Deere 1-0, Aidan Shanahan, Robert O’Donnell 0-2 each, Kevin Barry, Trevor Cosgrave (free), Eddie Mulcahy, Seamus Mulcahy 0-1 each; Na Piarsaigh: Alan Dempsey 1-0, Maurice Horan 0-3 (one free), Ronan McKenna 0-2, Aaron Costelloe 0-1
PALLASGREEN - Denis O’Connor; Séamus Hayes, Wayne McCarthy, Kevin Dillon; Diarmuid Hayes, Lorcan O’Dwyer, Eddie Mulcahy; Tony McMahon, Jonathan Deere; Trevor Cosgrave, Chris McMahon, Séamus Mulcahy; Kevin Barry, Aidan Shanahan, Alan Wallace. Subs: Robert O’Donnell for K Barry (36 mins), Pa Hennessy for Shanahan (51 mins), Thomas Franklin for Cosgrave (55 mins), Willie O’Dwyer for Wallace (injured - 57 mins), John Barry for Séamus Mulcahy (injured - 59 mins).
NA PIARSAIGH: Brendan Donnelly; Cian Coady, Niall Buckley, John Flynn; Cathal Minehane, Kevin Nolan, Darragh Kennedy; Rob Sheehan, Eoghan Kehilly; Pádraig Kennedy, David Lambe, Ronan McKenna; Maurice Horan, Alan Dempsey, Aaron Costelloe. Subs: Noel Shannon for Aaron Costelloe (38 mins), Niall Earls for David Lambe (45 mins), Mark Buckley for Cathal Minehane (54 mins).
REFEREE - John Scully (Galbally)
- For more on this game see this weekend’s print edition of the Limerick Leader