Rackard League – updates from the Semi finals

The mid term was preceded by two breathtaking matches on Thursday 23rd October, the girls taking on Horeswood in Grantsown and the boys went to Blackwater to face their rivals Gorey CBS.

Both teams gave 200% on the day and at half time, the Piercestown girls and Horeswood girls could not be separated. Unfortunately, Horeswood upped the anti in the second half and proved just a little bit too strong for the girls. Ms. Hearne was hugely proud of the girls at the end of their participation in Rackard league and their heart and commitment was evident to the very end. Well done girls.

The boys were similarly caught in a tight game with Gorey CBS. After a slow start, Piercestown began to crawl their way back into contention. With 5 minutes of full time remaining, all spectators were on the edge of their seats as they watched Piercestown ‘never say die’ attitude reap the rewards with Joe Mernagh, 4th class, sticking a ball in the back of the net to level the game on the full time whistle. Extra time was played and at the end of 10 minutes each way with just a further point each, the teams could not be separated. And so, the training for both teams continues as we await the details of the replay of the semi final. At present, the replay is set for Tuesday 4th November 3.30pm in Patrick’s Park in Enniscorthy.

A Rackard league shield for the boys team will take place in Bellefield the same day, Tuesday 4th Nov beginning at 12.45pm. This shield will involve four schools; Gorey CBS, St. Aidan’s, Blackwater and Piercestown.

A Rackard League Shield for the girls will take place in St. Martins homeground on Wednesday Nov 5th at 1.15pm. This shield will involve four local schools; the Faythe, Mayglass/Lady;s Island, Piercestown and Kennedy Park.

A huge thank you to Ms. Hearne for her endless support in terms of Rackard League and her wisdom, talent and expert advice that she continues to share at Piercestown N.S.

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