Adare too good for Na Piarsaigh in Limerick Co SFC

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Adare too good for Na Piarsaigh in Limerick Co SFC

Adare defeated Na Piarsaigh in their Limerick Co SFC first round game at Clarina on Saturday night

CLINICAL Adare opened their Limerick Co SFC campaign with a convincing 3-14 to 1-4 victory over Na Piarsaigh at Clarina on Saturday night.

The West Limerick side enjoyed a 2-6 to 1-4 interval lead.

Adare made a dream starting racing into a 1-2 to 0-0 lead after five minutes with Mark Connolly scoring their goal.

However, Na Piarsaigh hit back with a goal of their own from Kieran Barr to trail by just two points. 

Mikey Lyons set up Shane Costelloe for Adare's second goal, before the city side had a player red carded.

Adare stunned their opponents at the start of the second half, scoring 1-3 without reply to stretch their five point interval lead into an 11-point advantage.

Shane O'Connor bagged that third Adare goal as the winners went on to rack up 1-8 in the second half, while Na Piarsaigh failed to register a single score during the second 30 minutes in the difficult conditions. 

Newcastle West, back-to-back county champions in 2017 and 2018 signalled their intent for 2020 with the comprehensive nature of this success.

* See this week's Limerick Leader print edition for full match report and analysis