JUNIOR A HURLERS: The Junior A hurlers suffered disappointment in the County Championship final against Croagh-Kilfinny. Earlier in the week, Patrickswell had overcome Dromcollogher-Broadford in the semi-final by 3-15 to 0-11 to reach the decider. The opening stages of the final were fiercely contested and the rate of scoring was initially low. Croagh-Kilfinny struck two points within three minutes, before Paul O’Brien and Barry Foley restored parity by the 13th minute. Our opponents nudged ahead with a fresh point; however Peter Harty equalised in the 15th minute. The next ten minutes were dominated by Croagh-Kilfinny and they were rewarded by four consecutive points. Patrickswell trailed by 0-7 to 0-3 and needed a response. When Barry Foley slotted over a free, Patrickswell were within a goal. Once again, Croagh-Kilfinny increased the tempo and secured three more points without reply. At the close of the first half, Barry Foley scored a much-needed point. The half-time score was 0-10 to 0-5 to Croagh-Kilfinny.
The second half began with Patrickswell on the back foot. Croagh-Kilfinny notched a brace of points within two minutes of the restart. Peter Harty’s free reduced the arrears, but the West Men experienced another purple patch and claimed five points in succession. The scoreboard in the 43rd minute displayed a deficit of 0-17 to 0-6. Peter Harty and Paul O’Brien scored points that stemmed the tide. Unfortunately Crogh-Kilfinny were rampant in the closing 15 minutes and accrued another 2 goals and 5 points without response. The final score was 2-22 to 0-8. Hard luck to the players and management. It was a magnificent season.
SENIOR HURLERS: The Senior hurlers commence the City Senior Hurling League with a visit to Na Piarsaigh on Tuesday June 15 at 7.30pm. On Saturday June 19 at 7.30pm, Patrickswell will entertain Mungret.
INTERMEDIATE HURLERS: The Intermediate hurlers are playing Na Piarsaigh at home in the City Intermediate Hurling League on Sunday June 20 at 12pm noon.
JUNIOR B HURLERS: The Junior B hurlers are scheduled to play Templeglantine on Sunday June 20 at 7.30pm in the West Junior B Hurling League at Killeedy.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Every player (whether child or adult) must be registered with the club to be covered by insurance. Membership can be paid online via our website at www.patrickswellgaa.com/membership/. You cannot train or play without insurance!
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: The June Club Limerick Draw will take place on Saturday June 26 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Patrickswell” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are seven draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.
June’s exclusive Star Prize is a fantastic 75-inch Smart TV in association with Jack Fitzgerald Electrical. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.
CUL CAMP: The Patrickswell Cul Camp will take place between Monday August 16 and Friday August 20 from 10am to 2pm daily. Please register online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/