Our footballers were back in action on Saturday when they entered the quarter final stages of the Munster Intermediate Club Football Championship against the Waterford Champions Roanmore.
Playing in the unfamiliar green of Limerick due to a clash of colors our lads were keen to put in a good performance and they most certainly lived up to that. Buoyed by the return to the senior ranks this was bonus territory for the lads who were able to give Munster a good lash.
A lively opening period with both teams getting a feel for each other and the game swung from end to end. It was a full eight minutes before the games opening score and a pointed free from Dylan Cronin. This was followed by a point from Evan Egan. The Waterford champions hit back with three points of their own. A Kieran Daly free levelled it on 22 minutes and from here to the break we dominated possession. Points from Dylan Cronin, Reuben McCarthy and Jack Barry sent us in at the break six points to three.
We faced in to a stiff breeze in the second period and worked the ball well going forward. Dylan Cronin added an excellent point before the evergreen Evan Sweeney slotted home our first goal. Two Roanmore points were sandwiched between two points from Dylan and Kieran Daly. The game could have been well over only for the heroics of the Roanmore netminder who pulled off a succession of saves in the second half in particular. However as time went into the red it was that man again Evan Sweeney to raise our second goal and game over. A first victory for our footballers in the provisional series which now sets them up for a tilt against Tipperary champions Ballina in a few weeks time.
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 2-10 Roanmore 1-5