UNDER 19 HURLERS: Patrickswell suffered defeat in their second Championship match away to Newcastle West. The hosts scored their first goal after just twenty seconds and added a point in the second minute. Eoin Harmon registered the first Patrickswell point in the sixth minute; however Newcastle West accrued another two points to establish a 1-3 to 0-1 lead by the 10th minute. Seconds later, Patrick Kirby beat his marker in the corner and made a determined run towards the goal from a tight angle. His low shot surprised the goalkeeper and nestled in the net. There were no more scores by either team in the subsequent ten minutes, but Patrick Kirby scored a pair of points to equalise at 1-3 apiece in the 20th minute. The home team’s second goal stifled the revival and a follow-up point gave them a 2-4 to 1-3 lead. Patrick Kirby and Eoin Harmon mustered points to trim the deficit to two points before Newcastle West scored the final point of the first half. At the interval, the ‘Well trailed by 2-5 to 1-5.
The second half started poorly for Patrickswell as Newcastle West virtually put the outcome beyond doubt with an unanswered 1-4 in the space of six minutes. The visitors were now behind by ten points, but a goal from Billy Earls and two points from Patrick Kirby halved the arrears to five points at 3-9 to 2-7. Unfortunately, Newcastle West remained resolute and banked five consecutive points across ten minutes to rebuild a 3-14 to 2-7 lead with ten minutes left. Jack Gorman’s goal and Sam McNamara’s point were sandwiched between two points from the hosts. There were five minutes left and Patrickswell trailed by 3-16 to 3-8. The last stages of the match were dominated by Newcastle West as they amassed another 1-4 without reply. The final score was 4-20 to 3-8.
On Tuesday August 31, the U-19s host neighbours Ballybrown at 6.45pm.
SENIOR HURLERS: The Senior Hurling Championship commences against Doon on Sunday September 5 at 2.00pm in the LIT Gaelic Grounds.
JUNIOR A HURLERS: The Junior A Championship begins against Mungret on Sunday September 5 at 6pm in Clarina.
CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Tuesday August 24 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 12, 22 and 24. The bonus number was 21. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Aaron Hickey and the €20 prizes were claimed by Eileen Casey, Trisha Leamy, Snekha Kumar, Oscar Goodwin and Steve Dundon. This week’s jackpot is €7,600.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: September’s draw will take place on Saturday September 25 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 four draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.September’s exclusive Star Prize is a 128GB iPad in association with Sean Hennessy Electrical. This would be an ideal prize for getting ready to return to school or college. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.