The numbers were doing the rounds this week although it’s no more harm replicating them to stress precisely how remarkable Na Piarsaigh’s album in Munster is later now’s closing. That’s 11 senior hurling matches the club have played at the state now with ten victories achieved and a single draw (that the 2011 Munster decider).
They have four Munster implants for their credit in the area of seven seasons. It’s six years because they increased the podium at Limerick and eight years because they were floored by 17 points at a county. A run by a club that is remarkable.
2. That second-half storm
When Ballygunner reeled off three things that were tasteful early in the second half, they looked to be in a superb position. Yet from the second prior to the final whistle, the Waterford champions found themselves outscored by 3-9 to 1-3.
The chasm between the sides on the scoreboard in the conclusion conceals the true nature of this competition that is physiological and fierce. Ballygunner were just a point adrift when Peter Hogan rifled home a superb minute goal. Nevertheless, a Na Piarsaigh facet that grew in power as the game unfolded and weren’t hampered by an opening ultimately floored them.
3. More closing dejection for Ballygunner
Ballygunner discovered again problematic finals could be, if Na Piarsaigh have no difficulty in matches in Munster. The Waterford club had been on top in 2001 but have not been able to put in to that crown because. This is their final reversal ever since that time.
It heaps about the agony for some of their stalwarts and this conquer was difficult to absorb given how they got into the pitch of the match wiring to supply a rigorous examination to them.
Pauric Mahony endured one of these days after his turned the pair of rsquo & Billy O;Keeffe along with Peter Hogan awakened to supply inspiration that was scoring. They dropped short and a low note was reasoned on by a program of nine matches in ten weeks.
4. The younger Breen again excels for Na Piarsaigh
His brother David guaranteed Na Piarsaigh finished with a breaking goal that was late but Adrian Breen had completed a lot before then to keep his team in the hunt. He ended with 1-5 because he summoned on the point of the match, and right from the start he was on song.
It’s a trend of Breen popping up in games for his club with large scores. He uttered the goal that sealed their 2011 Munster final replay victory, raised a flag at the 2013 Munster decider, fired when the Limerick name was secured this season, 1-4 in year & rsquo; s All-Ireland closing and 0-6.
5. Na Piarsaigh sights turn into the All-Ireland target
The celebrations die down along with as soon as the Munster trophy is tucked away, manager Shane O’Neill and his Na Piarsaigh gamers will allow their minds to drift into the challenges looming spring. It’s just 20 months because they were winners at Croke Park. They’d like to add to this triumph.
Slaughtneil are their semi-final opponents. The memories of shedding in 2012 into Loughgiel Shamrocks will mean Na Piarsaigh will be on their guard against complacency seeping in their camp due to a Ulster side’s presence from the opponents corner. However, asserting a second title is going to be the target they seek to realise and also Shane Dowling from injury’s return will only strengthen their hands.
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