SENIOR HURLERS: Patrickswell returned to winning ways in the County Hurling Championship by recording a comprehensive victory over Ahane. Thomas O’Brien opened the scoring in the second minute; however Ahane equalised within sixty seconds. The game was ultimately decided when Aaron Gillane plundered a remarkable two goals and two points in a four-minute spree. Aaron’s aerial presence was too much for the Ahane defence to handle as he struck the net in the sixth and seventh minutes. Ahane stemmed the tide with their second point before Josh Considine replied. At the ten-minute mark, the ‘Well were 2-4 to 0-2 ahead. The next five minutes were dominated by Ahane and they were rewarded with four points to Aaron Gilane’s single score. The arrears were reduced to five points, but Thomas O’Brien scored a clinical third goal from a Cian Lynch pass to establish a 3-5 to 0-6 lead. Aaron Gillane added another point and cemented a nine-point lead at the water break. There was no reduction of tempo and Josh Considine and Aaron Gillane tacked on more points immediately after the water break. While Ahane mustered three points before the interval, Jason Gillane and Cian Fitzgerald’s points ensured that Patrickswell reached half-time at 3-10 to 0-9.
While Tom Morrissey scored the first point of the second half for Ahane, Calvin Carroll, Aaron Gillane and Thomas O’Brien increased the Patrickswell lead to twelve points by the 40th minute. Ahane scored a point in response, but Aaron Gillane, Jack Kelleher and Jason Gillane opened up a fourteen-point lead at 3-16 to 0-11. Tom Morrissey and Aaron Gillane exchange points just before the last water break. For the final segment of the contest, the teams were evenly matched. Mark Carmody, Josh Considine (0-2) and Aaron Gillane boosted Patrickswell by four points, while Ahane increased their tally by five points. The final result was a 3-21 to 0-17 triumph for John O’Meara’s men.
JUNIOR A HURLERS: The Junior A hurlers produced six goals to stun Monaleen in the County Championship. The opening fifteen minutes were keenly contested as both teams accrued six points apiece (Peter Harty 0-2, Pa Mann, Jamie Dillon, Eoin Harmon and Aaron Carmody. Eoin Harmon and Peter Harty’s point gave the ‘Well an 0-8 to 0-6 advantage before Monaleen reduced the lead with a point. The latter stages of the first half were dominated by Patrickswell as Sam McNamara and Jamie Dillon sandwiched goals around four points from Josh Carey, Aaron Carmody and Peter Harty (0-2). The close game had turned on its head and Patrickswell were eleven points ahead by half-time at 2-12 to 0-8.
Monaleen stored the first point of the second half, but there was no mercy shown by Patrickswell. In a scintillating three-minute burst, Peter Harty helped himself to two goals and Sam McNamara added another goal. In addition, there were four more points without reply from Peter Harty, Eoin Harmon and Aaron Carmody (0-2). By the middle of the second half, the scoreline was 5-16 to 0-9. The scoring rate was slower at the end of the match. Monaleen scored three more points, but Barry Carey struck his first point and Peter Harty completed his goal hat-trick with Patrickswell’s sixth goal of the night. The final score was 6-17 to 0-12.
JUNIOR B HURLERS: The Junior B hurlers dominated Claughaun to claim a maiden victory in the City Championship. While Claughaun scored the first point, Patrickswell responded with three consecutive points to lead by 0-3 to 0-1 in the 15th minute. Declan O’Grady’s close-range goal was followed by another three straight points. While Claughaun struck their second point, they were undone by a barrage of six points in seven minutes before half-time. The interval score was 1-12 to 0-2.
Claughaun produced the opening point of the second half, but Jack Gorman’s goal and another point restored a sixteen-point advantage at 2-13 to 0-3. Another Claughaun point was countered by a long-range Ian Kelleher goal that wrongfooted the goalkeeper and another four unanswered points. As the game entered its final quarter, the ‘Well were cruising at 3-17 to 0-4. To their credit, Claughaun introduced substitutions and dominated a ten-minute spell with a goal and three points without reply. The match closed out with another Declan O’Grady goal and two more points. The result was a comprehensive 4-19 to 1-8 success.
CAMOGIE: Congratulations to the U-14 camogie girls, who clinched the Mackey Plate with a victory over Blackrock-Effin in the final. Well done to Kevin O’Brien, who refereed the All-Ireland Junior Camogie Final.
CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday September 6 was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 17 and 24. The bonus number was 2. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Bernadette Putt and the €20 prizes were claimed by Maria Gavin, Jimmy Mulqueen, Jim McNamara, Daniel Hogan and Kieran McCarthy. This week’s jackpot is €8,000.
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.