Piar­saigh win comes at a cost

Irish Examiner - Sport - - CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS -

AIB Mun­ster Club SHC semi-fi­nal Na Piar­saigh’s start set the tone for the re­main­der of the game. “We knew Clonoulty would come charg­ing into us here and have big sup­port so if we didn’t tune into it from the start we would be in trou­ble,” said Na Piar­saigh man­ager Paul Beary.

The fit­ness and hunger of this Na Piar­saigh out­fit. So soon af­ter com­plet­ing backto-back Lim­er­ick ti­tles for the first time, Na Piar­saigh showed no let-up as they con­tin­ued their re­mark­able Mun­ster record. Clonoulty-ross­more had been ex­cel­lent in see­ing off Ne­nagh Éire Óg to claim a fa­mous Tip­per­ary ti­tle last month but this chal­lenge was a step too far. With­out in­jured Michael Ryan, Clonoulty-ross­more’s chal­lenge around the mid­dle third was greater. Na Piar­saigh now have three in­jury con­cerns ahead of their provin­cial fi­nal show­down in 13 days’ time.

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