Wed 10, April, 2024

CITY SENIOR HURLING LEAGUE: Patrickswell suffered defeat to Na Piarsaigh in the first match of the City Hurling League. Despite the stiff breeze against them, the ‘Well made a lively start. We were level at 1-1 to 0-4 after ten minutes through a Patrick Kirby and a Cian Gorman goal. The Caherdavin men dominated the next ten minutes and Patrick Kirby’s solitary free point kept Patrickswell in touch at 0-9 to 1-2. Na Piarsaigh also controlled the latter stages of the first half to establish a 0-13 to 1-3 lead.

The wind eased off in the second half and diminished Patrickswell’s opportunity. Three points from Patrick Kirby and another from John Kirby reduced the deficit to 0-15 to 1-7 on 40 minutes. Patrickswell could not ruffle Na Piarsaigh’s feathers, despite points from Patrick Kirby 0-2, Kevin O’Brien 0-1 and John Kirby 0-1. The Light Blues won by 0-20 to 1-11.

CITY JUNIOR A HURLING LEAGUE: Patrickswell produced a fine performance to defeat St. Patrick’s in Rhebogue. The first ten minutes were level pegging, with three points apiece (Eoin Harmon 0-2 and Paddy McGrath). The next fifteen minutes decided the match as Patrickswell pounded St.Patrick’s under the stiff breeze with three goals and five points. The goalscorers were Shane Hannon, Liam Fitzgerald and Calvin Carroll. There were five different points scorers in Eoin Harmon, Kieran Long, Shane Hannon, Liam Fitzgerald and Nigel Foley. By the 25th minute, Patrickswell were 3-8 to 0-4 ahead. The closing stages of the first half saw an additional burst of four points (Eoin Harmon 0-2, Shane Hannon and Calvin Carroll). At the interval, the ‘Well had an unassailable 3-12 to 0-6 lead.

There was an element of discomfort as Eoin Harmon’s point was followed by six consecutive St. Patrick’s points. The advantage was reduced to ten points at 3-13 to 0-12 in the 45th minute. The introduction of Sam McNamara yielded four points, while Eoin Harmon scored a brace and Shane Hannon struck another point. The final score was an impressive 3-20 to 0-13 win.

CON AND ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL STAKES: The Camogie Club’s greyhound qualified for the semi-final of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes. There are now 12 dogs remaining.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Tuesday April 2 was not won. The numbers drawn were 2, 7, 8 and 12. The bonus number was 30. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Kevin c/o The Bar and the €20 prizes were claimed by Karen Ryan, M. Leigh, Alannah O’Neill, Areba and Pauline Culhane. This week’s jackpot is €9,400.

CLUB MESSAGING: Patrickswell GAA Club has changed the way that club messages are issued to our members and supporters. Club messages will now be sent via the ClubZap app, except in cases where a user doesn’t own a smartphone. In this instance, traditional text messages will continue to be used.

When ClubZap is installed and “Patrickswell” is added as a club, look out for the messages in the “Patrickswell Announcements” section of the Chat bubble. Push Notifications will be sent to your phone’s Notification Centre.