And after viewing Ballygunner off, director rsquo & Shane O;Neill marvelled at his side’s at moving club hurling winners from a standing start in 39, accomplishment.
Instead, they had never won the competition before then but trail only Blackrock of Cork, that have five, in the provincial table.
A dominant functionality at Semple Stadium needed Na Piarsaigh in control before Peter Hogan netted for Ballygunner.
However, there was no way again since the Breens reach a goal every night to expand their Munster rush.
O’Neill beamed: once you think of where we were & ldquo; It & rsquo; s actually crazy hoping to acquire our first county title six decades back.
&ldquo four Munster club names, it’s a phenomenal accomplishment. The only other team we’re behind today is Blackrock, that are one of the greatest teams ever to perform — at county or club level.
“In accordance with 2011 we tried so hard to break through at the county but what has occurred over the last six or seven decades, it & rsquo;s crazy. ”
Despite their effort, this was a long way from the 60 minutes that are ideal from the Limerick winners, who go on to confront Slaughtneil of Derry at February & rsquo; s All-Ireland semi-final.
They had been bossed for lengthy lengths of their opening half and were lucky to simply trail 1-4 to 0-6 at the interval.
O’Neill “We looked fair, we dropped balls which we were first to. We weren’t even winning ownership around the lineup, rsquo & we weren. ”
It was so below-par the let out his half-time frustration.
He said on RTE Radio which rsquo & Na Piarsaigh; s had been & ldquo; pitiful & rdquo; and added: “We look like we hadn’t played with a game in 40 decades. Playing like that, we will require a miracle. ”
But everybody at the club was happy again with Dowling posting an image of himself along with team-mate Kevin Downes about Twitter and tweeting: This&rsquos all about!! Another unbelievable afternoon for @NapGAA. A picture paints a thousand words! #napabu #wereontheroadagain. ”
Ballygunner had been flat with the Limerick men at 0-2 apiece few minutes and chased their Munster crown that was second.
The Waterford side took hold of this game after his marker Jerome Boylan slipped on the surface, when Conor Power struck the powerfully.
Pauric Mahony was considered as rsquo & Ballygunner;s dangerman in the but he had an afternoon to forget. In the seven frees he chose, three went wide and yet another three fell short, though the one he did his side & rsquo stretched;s lead in the 24th minute.
However, Na Piarsaigh got it in the last minutes before the rest. Ronan Lynch delivered over a sideline that was brilliant before Adrian Breen and Peter Casey put over a point apiece.
However, it was really looking like rsquo & Ballygunnerwhen Pauric Mahony, Hogan and Keeffe all & rsquo; Billy O hit the goal early in the second period.
But out that point, their struggle faded.
David Breen’if the posts divide, they were two up and s first goal seemed to give belief to Na Piarsaigh.
Before Hogan goaled having two minutes left for Ballygunner, that guide had shrunk to four .
Barry Coughlan reserved, was shipped off in time after an clash with David Breen, to compound Ballygunner & rsquo; s woes.
Losing manager Fergal Hartley sighed: “We believed at half-time, possibly we could have been a little bit.
&ldquo they were very economical with the ball.
“than we had been, They seemed to be receiving scores a tiny bit more cognitively. ”
NA PIARSAIGH: P Kennedy; J Boylan, M Casey, N Buckley; A Dempsey, C King, Lynch Grimes 0-1; R Lynch 0-3, 2s/l, 1f, W O’Donoghue; A Breen 1-5, D Breen 2-0, D Dempsey; P Casey 0-3, K Downes 0-2, C Boylan 0-1.
BALLYGUNNER: So’Keeffe; I Kenny, B Coughlan, E Hayden; W Hutchinson, Philip Mahony, S Walsh; H Barnes, So’Sullivan; Pauric Mahony 0-2, 1f, D O’Sullivan 0-2, C Power 1-0; B O’Keeffe 0-4, 1f, JJ Hutchinson, P Hogan 1-2. Subs: C Sheahan to get Kenny bloodstream mins; rsquo & So;Sullivan to get JJ Hutchinson h-t; rsquo & B O;Sullivan for S Walsh 54; C Sheahan for D O’Sullivan 63.