Vital win for Na Piarsaigh
Published 21/08/2013 | 05:20
NA PIARSAIGH came into this game knowing that a win was required in their quest to escape from the relegation zone and they achieved just that thanks to a decisive six point win over a determined Hunterstown team.
Na Piarsaigh started well with a David Boyle point in the opening minute. However a determined effort by the visitors meant that the hosts were two points in arrears and struggling after 17 minutes.
A purple patch in the final 5 minutes of the half, culminating in a well taken goal from midfielder Gary O'Hare, swung the match back in Na Piarsaigh's favour and it left them leading at half-time, 1-9 to 0-5.
Despite Na Piarsaigh kicking 12 wides in the second half they managed to keep Hunterstown at bay.
Na Piarsaigh: Paul O'Hare; Joseph Woods, Chris Cotter, Stephen McGuinness; Aidan Marks 0-1, Alan McCartney 0-1, Eamon McAuley 0-1; John Garvey, Gary O'Hare 1-1; Niall Franklin 0-2, Michael Woods 0-1, Sean McAuley; David Boyle 0-4, Gerard Smith 0-1, Cormac Malone 0-2. Subs: Ronan McCartney, Gavin McGee, John Galligan
Hunterstown Rovers: David Fedigan; Danny McKenna, Ciaran Carrie, Patrick Matthews; Brian Matthews, Padraig Matthews, Paddy Mooney; Tony McKenna, Conor Matthews; Brendan Lennon 0-1, Keith Brennan , Brian Byrne 0-5; Robbie McNiece, Paul Carrie 0-2, Alan Landy 0-1. Subs: Martin Lennon for Danny McKenna, Robbie Clark 0-2 for Padraig Matthews, Niall Carr for Tony McKenna, Colm McKenna for Alan Landy.