SENIOR HURLERS: The Senior hurlers survived a stiff test from Monaleen to win by a single point in the City League. Despite John Kirby cancelling out a Monaleen point within two minutes, the Reds surged ahead with a goal and six points without reply in seven minutes. Patrick Kirby scored a brace of points and Jack Kelleher struck a decisive goal and another point to narrow the deficit to 1-8 to 1-4 after twenty minutes. Monaleen increased their lead to six points, but Patrickswell rapidly scored five points in three minutes. The scoreline was now 1-10 to 1-9 in favour of our hosts. By half-time, Patrickswell had sneaked ahead by 1-12 to 1-11 with points from Patrick Kirby 0-2 and John Kirby.
John Kirby struck the opening point of the second half, but Monaleen replied immediately. For the next ten minutes, the home team failed to score while the ‘Well added four points from Patrick Kirby, Cian Fitzgerald, Evan Fitzgerald and Jason Gillane. The lead was five points at 1-17 to 1-12. The rate of scoring slowed and there were only four minutes left with Patrickswell ahead by 1-18 to 1-14. Monaleen struck two points and reached injury time at 1-18 to 1-16 behind. They searched for a goal, put could only manage a point. Patrickswell won a narrow match by 1-18 to 1-17.
JUNIOR A HURLERS: The Junior A hurlers had a productive week as they beat St. Patrick’s and Claughaun on the road.
The match against St. Patrick’s began in a competitive manner as the sides traded four points apiece in the first ten minutes (Sam McNamara, Kieran Long, Gavin Carey and Conor Robinson). The home team then scored four unanswered points in five minutes to lead by 0-8 to 0-4. However, Josh Carey’s well taken goal was supplemented with points from Sam McNamara, Kieran Long and Calvin Carroll. The half-time score was level at 1-7 to 0-10.
The second half began with an exchange of three points from each side (Sam McNamara 0-2 and Gavin Carey) before Patrickswell stunned the hosts with five points from Josh Carey, Billy Earls, Ian Kelleher, Conor Robinson 0-2 and a devastating goal from Jack Gorman. The ‘Well led by 2-15 to 0-13 with eight minutes left. St. Patrick’s caused a scare with a goal and two points, before Sam McNamara ensured a 2-16 to 1-15 win.
Against Claughaun, Patrickswell played into a stiff breeze in the first half. The ‘Well led by 0-3 to 0-1 after ten minutes through Eoin Harmon’s brace of frees and a Liam Fitzgerald point. Claughaun were in good form and reached the 20th minute level at 0-5 apiece. Patrickswell took control of the rest of the half and added a fine individual goal from Gavin Carey and points from Josh Carey, Eoin Harmon and Billy Earls. The interval score was 1-8 to 0-6.
The second half was relatively straightforward for Patrickswell as St. Patrick’s failed to score and the visitors helped themselves to an Eoin Harmon goal and seven points from Liam Fitzgerald, Eoin Harmon 0-3, Gavin Carey 0-2 and Peter Harty. The result was a 2-15 to 0-6 triumph.
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CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Tuesday May 2 was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 11, 12 and 29. The bonus number was 13. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Kathryn Tierney and the €20 prizes were claimed by Olly Lynch, David Moriarty, The Friday Club, Mary O’Grady and Liam O’Carroll. This week’s jackpot is €4,600.