NA PIARSAIGH G.A.A. CLUB NEWS: The senior hurlers were back in action on Friday evening, when they travelled to the picturesque backdrop of Knocklong, to take on Garryspillane. This was our final All County League game, where we have consolidated top spot. As is the norm at this time of year, we were very thin on the ground due to holidays, work committments and county duties. However, we lined out a relatively strong team which included five under 21’s, three of which are minor hurlers, who certainly did not disappoint. Pat Gleeson continued where he left off from the Patrickswell game, by slotting over five points from placed balls. His partner in the middle of the field William O Donoghue was hurling well, supplying good ball into his forwards which they profited well from, especially in the first half, with goals coming from Kieran Kennedy and minor Gordon Brown. We led at the break, on a scoreline of 2-10 to 2-07. In the second half, we continued to tack on the points and finished winners by five points, on a 2-18 to 2-13 scoreline. There were good displays from Mark Buckley, Aidan Hennessy, William O Donoghue, Gordon Brown and Pat McCarthy. Team: Padraic Kennedy, Mark Buckley, Niall Buckley, Josh O Halloran, Brian Shannon, James O Brien, Aidan Hennessy, Pat Gleeson(0-05f), William O Donoghue, Gordon Brown(1-02), John Madden, Eoghan Keogh(0-3), Kieran Kennedy(1-02), Pat McCarthy(0-03), David Sheppard (0-03). Sub: Eoin Hogan.
Our Intermediate Footballers were in action in the City Final in Rathbane on Thursday evening, when they took on Senior side Monaleen. We began the game very well, with scores coming from the boot of Jamie Bromell and Robert Sheehan. The team were linking well, with good support play throughout the team and creating good opportunities for the forwards to profit from. We had several goal chances in the first half, but unfortunately could not capitalise on them. We nevertheless went in at the break only a point down 0-07 to 0-06, with goalkeeper Brendan Donnelly making two crucial saves. Monaleen upped the tempo in the second half and mid-way through the half raised the only green flag of the contest. Na Piarsaigh continued to battle hard, but unfortunately could not get the all-important scores. We had good displays from Ciaran Ryan, Mike Roberts, Eoghan Kehilly, Niall Shannon and Jamie Bromell. Team: Brendan Donnelly, Pat Gleeson, Daragh Kennedy, Alan Finnegan, Ciaran Ryan, Mike Roberts, Mark Buckley, Ronan McKenna(0-1), Eoghan Kehilly(0-1), Davy Dalton, Noel Shannon(0-1), Brian Shannon, Kevin Nolan, Robert Sheehan(0-1), Jamie Bromell(0-3f). Subs: Kieran Daly(0-1), Evan Egan, Gordon Brown, Joe Murray. The minor footballers were in City Championship action against Kildimo Pallaskenry on Monday evening. Minus several of our first team regulars, we nevertheless gave a brave display with our two goals coming from Dylan Cronin, who was excellent throughout. Final score Kildimo Pallaskenry 4-12 Na Piarsaigh 2-09. Next game for the lads is the City Minor final versus Mungret TBC.
The club are currently selling tickets for All Ireland Hurling and Football Tickets draw. If you are interested in helping to sell or want to purchase a ticket, you may do so by contacting any committee member ASAP. We are also partaking in the Lucozade Sport bottle top collection, which would benefit the club through equipment gear etc. Please save your bottle tops and put them in the collection bag located in the clubhouse. We are running several buses to Croke Park on Sunday for the All Ireland semi-final. Please get your monies to Paul Condon as soon as possible, to ensure your seat. We wish Ronan Lynch, David Dempsey, Michael Casey and Kieran Daly all the best versus Galway on Sunday in the All Ireland minor semi-final and to Shane Dowling, Kevin Downes, David Breen, Cathal King and Alan Dempsey, who are all part of the Limerick senior Hurling panel, who take on Clare for the right to take on Cork in the All Ireland Final. The jackpot has now reached €14,000, following the last draw on Monday night. The numbers drawn were 7, 24, 26 and 29. There was no jackpot winner.
LIMERICK PRINTMAKERS SUMMER SALON: Limerick Printmakers Studio & Gallery are delighted to announce its Summer Salon will commence on Thursday, August 15 at 11am. The Summer Salon will showcase an array of work available for sale by the members of Limerick Printmakers. The focus of our Summer Salon is accessibility, which is reflected in both the price range of the work available and the opportunity to see some of our members creating new artwork in the studio throughout the duration of the Salon.
Our aim is to provide visitors to the gallery with a rare chance to see how a variety of prints are made and to engage with artists utilising various printmaking methods e.g. etching and photoetching, monoprints, silkscreen, woodcut, linocut, lithography and collographs, along with photography. Visitors are encouraged to talk with our members, to ask questions and to ultimately learn more about any area of printmaking that interests them. The work itself is diverse in both medium and subject matter, ranging from Dawn West’s small, sketched scenes highlighted with rich gold, to Isabella Walsh’s atmospheric photographs of her childhood home. The Salon highlights the broad spectrum of work being produced by the individual members of Limerick Printmakers. All the work on show will be available to purchase and will range from some larger framed pieces through to smaller works. A collection of printed T-shirts, bags and cards will also be on sale. Staff will also be on hand to provide information on different types of printmaking, our members work and on the range of adult and children’s art classes we offer. Limerick Printmakers Studio and Gallery Ltd. acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5.30pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. For further information, please telephone 061 311 806, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.limerickprintmakers.com