Na Piarsaigh seal final quarter-final berth in SFC group two while Monaleen and Adare also pick up wins

Monaleen proved too strong for Galtee Gaels while Na Piarsaigh ensured knockout football in their return to the senior ranks with victory against relegation final bound Ballylanders.

The group stages of the Limerick SFC concluded this afternoon with three games in group two of the championship.

And in the end it was wins for each of the three teams advancing from the group as Adare, Monaleen and Na Piarsaigh sealed their knockout berths.

They join Newcastle West, Fr Caseys and Kildimo Pallaskenry in the knockout stages after group one came to an end yesterday.

Adare end the group as winners, something they had been assured of prior to throw in, with a 4-13 to 3-8 win over Ballysteen who are eliminated.

Monaleen proved too strong for Galtee Gaels while Na Piarsaigh ensured knockout football in their return to the senior ranks with victory against relegation final bound Ballylanders.

Three first half goals set Adare on their way against Ballysteen in Clarina, Shane O’Connor netting to give Adare a six point cushion. Ballysteen hit back from Shane Gallagher but it was O’Connor, this time from the spot with an instant reply for Adare.

Davy Lyons capitalised for a third Adare goal but Danny Neville found the net late on in the half to leave it 3-7 to 2-3 in Adare’s favour.

A second goal from Neville gave Ballysteen hope but Paul Maher hit the net from the next play to push Adare into a comfortable lead to conclude their campaign with a 100% record.

A pair of green flags in either half saw Monaleen cruise to a 4-11 to 1-7 win over Galtee Gaels as they prepare for the quarter finals. Darragh Siochru had the first goal for the City men who were pegged back by an Alan Condon goal.

Galtee controlled the remainder of the half but a green flag from Niall Loughran on the stroke of the half killed their momentum with Monaleen adding a third shortly after the resumption.

A fourth with seven to play ensured the victory with Monaleen set to face Kildimo Pallaskenry in the quarters.

Elsewhere, Na Piarsaigh booked their quarter final berth with Dylan Cronin’s first half goal sealing victory against Ballylanders.

Cronin’s goal came in the 15th minute and had the Caherdavin men 1-4 to 0-2 to the good. Ballylanders reduced the margin to four at the break but they never got close enough to close the gap substantially with Na Piarsaigh cruising to victory as they now await a date with Fr Caseys in the quarters.

Limerick SFC Round Five Results

Adare 4-13 : 3-8 Ballysteen

Monaleen 4-11 : 1-7 Galtee Gaels

Na Piarsaigh 1-9 : 0-6 Ballylanders

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