SENIOR HURLERS: The Senior hurlers suffered defeat in the opening match of the City Senior League away to Na Piarsaigh. The Caherdavin men raced into a 1-4 to 0-0 lead after fifteen minutes, before Evan Fitzgerald and Calvin Carroll registered Patrickswell’s opening points. The Light Blues restored a six-point lead but the ‘Well had a flurry of four points in six minutes from Thomas O’Brien, Josh Considine, Jason Gillane and Patrick Kirby. Na Piarsaigh stemmed the tide with a fresh point, however Patrickswell closed the half with further points from Evan Fitzgerald and Jordan Higgins. The interval score was a small deficit of 1-6 to 0-8.
The second half began with Patrick Kirby’s brace of points cancelling out some Na Piarsaigh scores. However, the home team notched three points in three minutes to open a 1-11 to 0-10 advantage. The rate of scoring dropped off and Patrickswell added three points from Patrick Kirby, Jason Gillane and Jack Kelleher to reach the final quarter in arrears by 1-12 to 0-13. That was the end of Patrickswell’s revival as we failed to score for the next ten minutes and Na Piarsaigh struck seven consecutive points to establish an unassailable 1-19 to 0-13 lead. Gavin Carey scored a consolation goal in the 57th minute and Jack Kelleher claimed a late point, but Na Piarsaigh ran out 1-20 to 1-14 winners.
JUNIOR A HURLERS: Patrickswell were unlucky to lose away to Crecora in a pulsating City East Intermediate Hurling League contest. The game was delicately poised at 0-7 apiece after twenty minutes, but the ‘Well took the lead after a long ball confused the Crecora goalkeeper and Shane Hannon took the credit for tucking the ball home. The first half ended with Patrickswell ahead by 1-8 to 0-9.
Despite scoring the first point of the second half, Patrickswell were pressurised by six consecutive Crecora points in eight short minutes. The hosts were 0-15 to 1-9 ahead with twenty minutes to play. With a huge slice of good fortune, Darragh Ahern caught out the Crecora goalkeeper with a fifty yard lob. The teams were level and the next fifteen minutes witnessed an exchange of six points each. In the 60th minute, the score was 2-15 to 0-21 and both sides were pressing for a winner. The home team capitalised on a hesitation in the Patrickswell ranks and scored a devastating last minute goal, before adding an insurance point. The final score was a 1-22 to 2-15 reverse.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2023: Club Membership Registration is open for 2023. Please download the ClubZap app (ClubZap | Download The Mobile App) from Google Play Store or App Store to pay your membership. Simply download ClubZap app onto your device. In the ‘Find Your Club’ box, select Patrickswell and ‘Confirm’. After creating an account, click the ‘Clubhouse’ widget and then click the ‘Membership’ button. You can view the membership prices in ‘View Details’ and then make your payment in ‘Purchase Now’. Note that family membership is discounted by the end of the ‘Adding Members’ process.
PATRICKSWELL’S FANTASTIC CLUB DRAW: We are down to the final week of sales in the car draw raffle. The event in Crescent Shopping Centre was a great success and Nancy Cunningham walked away with a €100 Crescent Shopping Center voucher. We are asking everyone to give this vital fundraiser one last push by buying/selling more tickets before the closing date of Easter Monday April 10. Many thanks for your continued support. Let’s invest in our children’s future. The fabulous prize is a brand new Toyota C-HR hybrid car. Please visit the shops, scan the code on your leaflet or similarly visit our club website at Win a Toyota C-HR hybrid to purchase a ticket for just €20 each. All the proceeds are for the infrastructure development of Patrickswell GAA and Camogie Club.
CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday March 27 was not won. The numbers drawn were 2, 7, 12 and 29. The bonus number was 26. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Karen Shanahan and the €20 prizes were claimed by Teresa O’Neill, Gavin Lynch, Alan Gavin, Ally Hickey and John Loftus. This week’s jackpot is €3,600.
CON AND ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL: Patrickswell’s nominated dog, Jay’s Swallow, has qualified for the quarter-final of the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stake on Saturday April 8. Complementary adult tickets are available from McDermotts Circle K, while children have free admittance.
TEAM LIMERICK CLEAN-UP: The Team Limerick Clean-Up will commence from the clubhouse at 10am on Good Friday April 7. Refreshments are available in the Resource Centre afterwards. Please lend a hand.