There was an air of anxiety around Piercestown N.S. and Murrintown N.S. as the boys prepared to play the replay of the semi final.
Conditions were much better than the last day, hours of training had been clocked up over mid term, jerseys were washed, dried and ready for wearing, all that was needed was a victory to get us to the final.
Piercestown got off to a great start with a super goal by David Cantwell after just a few minutes. But Gorey are never a team to be beaten easily and they continued to play with the energy and effort that has seen them win so many times over the last few years. The half time whistle blew and Piercestown were leading 1-2 to 2 points.
But Gorey were not holding back. They scored the first point after half time to bring it back to within two points. Piercestown’s passion and hunger for this game drove them on to produce another two goals by David Cantwell and Killian Barry to put Piercestown in a nice position with a lead of 3-2 to 3 points. But Gorey haven’t been champions for the last few years to lie down at that point. They kicked on and soon were racking up the points, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. With just one point between the teams Piercestown had to invest every ounce of energy to hold on to what could only be described as an epic win!
So 2014 sees Piercestown march on to the Rackard League football final versus Horeswood. Time and venue to be confirmed.
A huge thank you to all parents who both transported and supported the boys today. It is great to get another day out!
In the words of Walt Disney ‘If you can dream it, you can do it!!’
September 29th saw the Wexford Ladies Junior Football team head to Croke Park to participate in the TG4 All Ireland final versus New York.
With a stunning performance, the ladies brought the West County Hotel Cup home with a final score of 1-12 to 1- 10. Monday night of the homecoming saw the quays of Wexford thronged to celebrate the win and honour the ladies.
To continue this celebration, the cup will be brought to Piercestown N.S. on Monday Oct 20th shortly after 1pm.
To honour our heroes, we would ask all children to try and wear some purple and gold on Monday! All spectators are welcome to join us. So let’s deck ourselves out in the purple and gold and enjoy this special guest visit!!
Loch Garman abú!
On a wild blustery afternoon, Friday 17th October the boys and girls both put on impressive displays.
The boys match took place at 2.30pm versus Taghmon in Killurin. In wild conditions both teams put in a Trojan effort with a Man of the Match performance from David Cantwell scoring a grand total of 4-1. Piercestown put on their finest display to date in the Rackard league to march on to the semi finals. The final score was 5-6 to 3-6. The semi final sees us face Gorey CBS – date and venue to be confirmed. In the words of Barack Obama ‘Is Féidir Linn!’Boys semi final will take place in Blackwater this Thursday Oct 23rd versus Gorey at 3.45pm
Hot on the heels of the boys match, the girls team took to the pitch in Killurin. The girls quarter final was against Bree. Again, Trojan efforts were made in wild conditions. There were impressive performances from all over the field and their efforts were rewarded with a victory, the reward being a place in the semi finals. The final score was 5-4 to 1-2. The girls face Horeswood next with time and venue to be confirmed. Semi finals here we come!!! Girls semi final versus Horeswood will take place this Thursday Oct 23rd in Grantstown at 3.45pm
Both the boys and girls teams travel to Killurin this Friday for quarter finals matches of the Rackard League football tournament.
Boys will play Taghmon at 2.30pm and the girls will play Bree at 3.30pm.
For more updates on the Rackard League check out our sports section on the website.
Best of luck to all involved!
Players win games, teams win championships.
– Bill Taylor