Na Piarsaigh Homecoming – Picture Sean Curtin FusionShooters.
Public Homecoming for AIB All Ireland Club Hurling Champions Na Piarsaigh to took place on Monday, 21 March on the steps of City Hall, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick.
The club were delighted to accept the invitation as it gave them the chance to thank the people of Limerick for their support as they celebrate bringing the Tommy Moore cup back to the Treaty city for the very first time.
The Na Piarsaigh flag is proudly flying at City Hall in Limerick as Cllr Liam Galvin, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, congratulated the team on their stunning victory in Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day.
Mayor Galvin ahead of the event invited the people of Limerick to come out on Monday night and “show the team just how proud we are of their achievements”.
“Na Piarsaigh gave a thrilling performance in Croke Park which has gladdened the hearts of all Limerick hurling supporters coming just six months after our All Ireland under 21 success. I want to pay tribute to Manager Shane O’Neill and all the backroom team who have worked tremendously hard with this talented Na Piarsaigh squad preparing for the final and we look forward to celebrating this famous victory with the team and their supporters on Monday night.”
Na Piarsaigh received a massive reception at City Hall as fans of the Caherdavin Club braved the cold in order to celebrate their local heroes. The club made history after becoming the first Limerick team to win the All-Ireland club hurling championship on St Patrick’s Day.
Captain Cathal King spoke at the homecoming, and described the experience as “an awesome feeling” and “one that’s hard to describe really”. “Finding out what it meant to them, it means more and more. It is just incredible”.
Man of the match Adrian Breen also spoke at the homecoming, explaining how “You dream of this, but you never think it’s going to happen”.
The event was MC’d by Liam Aherne from Limerick’s Live 95FM. The evening gave the team the welcome home they deserved with a civic reception yet to take place for the club.
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