Mon 19, September, 2022

SENIOR HURLERS: Patrickswell reached the quarter-final of the Championship after a late surge to overcome Adare. In the opening ten minutes, Aaron Gillane’s trio of free points ensured parity at 0-3 apiece. Patrick Kirby’s goal was followed almost immediately by another Kirby point and a score by Jack Kelleher. There were no scores for the next seven minutes, before Adare notched a point. Within moments, Jack Kelleher added two points to cement a 1-7 to 0-4 lead. The next five minutes saw an exchange of two points apiece from Mark Carmody and Jack Kelleher. Adare rattled Patrickswell with two goals in a three-minute spell to equalise at 1-9 to 2-6. Thankfully the ‘Well ended the first half with a flurry of three consecutive points (Aaron Gillane 0-2 and Kevin O’Brien). The interval score was 1-12 to 2-6.

The second half began with a slower scoring pace. Adare secured the initial two points, but these were countered by Aaron Gillane and Calvin Carroll. Patrickswell failed to score for ten minutes and Adare’s quartet of points meant that Patrickswell were 2-12 to 1-14 behind in the 52nd minute. With the threat of relegation in the air, Patrickswell rallied with seven unanswered points to overcome Adare (Jack Kelleher 0-2, Aaron Gillane 0-2, Diarmaid Byrnes, Mark Carmody and Josh Considine). The final score was 1-21 to 2-12.

JUNIOR A HURLERS: The Junior A hurlers finished the group stages with a 100% record after defeating Rathkeale. Despite conceding two points in the first minute, Pa Mann scored a goal and Josh Carey added a point. By the 15th minute, Josh Carey had added a second goal and Patrickswell led by 2-2 to 0-6. Jonathan McMahon scored three points and Eoin Harmon struck another before Rathkeale pulled back a point. By the 23rd minute, Patrickswell had a 2-6 to 0-7 lead. Rathkeale were shattered by a blitz of a goal from Kieran Long and six points. The half-time score was 3-12 to 0-7.

Rathkeale dominated the start of the second half and slashed the deficit to 3-13 to 0-13. Cian Enright and Eoin Harmon knocked over points before Kieran Long claimed his second goal. Rathkeale scored the next two points to trail by 4-15 to 0-15. Jonathan McMahon scored Patrickswell’s fifth goal and the match ended 5-18 to 0-17.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday September 12 was not won. The numbers drawn were 7, 10, 25 and 29. The bonus number was 4. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Joe Lynch and the €20 prizes were claimed by Kay Allen, Joe Lynch, Julie Shanahan, Seamus Coughlan and Niall Doolin. This week’s jackpot is €18,400.

Thu 15, September, 2022

SENIOR HURLERS: The Senior hurlers were pipped by Doon in a dramatic finish to their meeting in Kilmallock. The match began at a break-neck pace and Patrickswell led by 0-5 to 0-2 after ten minutes (Aaron Gillane 0-2, Mark Carmody 0-2 and Kevin O’Brien). Doon responded with a rapid barrage of four consecutive points in three minutes, before Tom O’Brien restored parity at 0-6 apiece. Doon seemed to be in the ascendancy and the East Men ruffled Patrickswell with a salvo of one goal and three points. By the 20th minute, Patrickswell were six points adrift. Aaron Gillane hadn’t read the script and produced a goal from a free through Doon’s packed goalmouth. Doon boosted their lead to five points at 1-11 to 1-6, but the end of the first half was dominated by Patrickswell’s six point haul from Aaron Gillane 0-5 and Jack Kelleher. The half-time score was 1-12 apiece.

The first ten minutes of the first half were level pegging as Aaron Gillane, Diarmaid Byrnes and Mark Carmody pushed the score to 1-15 apiece. By the 55th minute, the teams remained inseparable at 1-18 to 1-18 and the spectators could not guess the outcome. Doon entered injury time in the lead by a single point, but Diarmaid Byrnes equalised. Deep in stoppage time, Calvin Carroll and Diarmaid Byrnes had Patrickswell 1-21 to 1-19 ahead and victory looked probable. In the 67th minute, Doon’s Patrick Cummins received the sliotar about fifteen yards out before fumbling it onto the ground. The danger seemed to have passed. While kneeling to recover, he managed to fire a shot into Patrickswell’s net to seal a 2-19 to 1-21 win. The final group match is against Adare on Sunday September 18 at 2.30pm in Askeaton.

JUNIOR A HURLERS: Patrickswell cruised to a comfortable win over Garryspillane. The game was competitive until the 15th minute when Patrickswell led by 0-5 to 0-3 (David Woulfe, Bryan Fitzgerald, Jamie Dillon, Barry Foley and Jonathan McMahon). Over the next 12 minutes, Patrickswell plundered eight unanswered points, with Eoin Harmon notching six scores. The first half ended with an exchange of points and the ‘Well were 0-14 to 0-4 ahead.

The second half commenced with two Patrickswell points, but Garryspillane replied with a goal and a point. The lead was now eight points at 0-16 to 1-5. In the last twenty minutes, Patrickswell pummeled Garryspillane with a haul of four goals and twelve points without reply. Eoin Harmon and David Woulfe pocketed a goal & three points each, while Josh Carey scored two goals and a point. Meanwhile, Bryan Fitzgerald added three points and Cian O’Gorman nailed two points. The last group match is against Rathkeale on Saturday September 17 at 3pm in Ballingarry.

Thu 15, September, 2022

SENIOR HURLERS: Patrickswell were defeated by Na Piarsaigh in their third Championship match. Despite Mark Carmody scoring the opening point in the first minute, the ‘Well were under the cosh almost immediately. By the 15th minute, Na Piarsaigh led 1-4 to 0-2 by virtue of Peter Casey’s goal. Diarmaid Byrnes slowed the surge with a point, but the next ten minutes were dominated by Na Piarsaigh’s haul of nine points in contrast to a brace of points from Patrickswell. As the match approached half-time, Aaron Gillane notched a free to reduce the deficit to 1-13 to 0-6.

The second half began with Patrickswell on the defensive. Na Piarsaigh struck three points in four minutes before Aaron Gillane intervened with another free. As the rate of scoring slowed down, Na Piarsaigh accrue three consecutive points in ten minutes before a Diarmaid Byrnes point. There was thirteen minutes left and Patrickswell were fourteen points behind at 1-19 to 0-8. The remainder of the match was characterised by four points each (Thomas O’Brien, Mark Carmody, Aaron Gillane and Diarmaid Byrnes). The Caherdavin side were eventual 1-23 to 0-12 winners. The fourth match of the group is against Doon on Saturday September 10 at 6pm in Kilmallock.

JUNIOR A HURLERS: Our Junior A hurlers maintained a 100% record with a thrilling win over Tournafulla. The early stages were tough as Tournafulla answered Bryan Fitzgerald’s opening point with a barrage of a goal and two points. Bryan Fitzgerald’s goal brought Patrickswell back into contention, but Tournafulla’s accrual of five points exceeded our three points from David Woulfe, Jamie Dillon and Eoin Harmon. There was fifteen minutes gone and Patrickswell trailed by 1-7 to 1-4. Cian Gorman and Bryan Fitzgerald narrowed the gap to a single point before our opponents increased their lead to four points with three straight points. Once again, Patrickswell responded with a salvo of three points from Eoin Harmon 0-2 and Adam Carrig. The last point of the first half was from Tournafulla and they led by 1-11 to 1-9.

The second half did not start positively. Tournafulla scored two more points and plundered their second goal. Despite Cian Gorman’s point, the arrears grew to six points at 2-13 to 1-10. However, there was no collapse from Patrickswell. The next ten minutes yielded one goal and four points to Tournafulla’s solitary point. The scores were now deadlocked at 2-14 apiece with fifteen minutes left. The Patrickswell momentum was irrepressible and Tournafulla faded. Eoin Harmon’s haul of three points and Jamie Dillon’s score ensured at 2-18 to 2-15 triumph. The next match is against Garryspillane on Sunday September 11 at 6pm in Caherconlish.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday August 29 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 7, 17 and 22. The bonus number was 15. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Lucy, Rae & Sadie Normoyle and the €20 prizes were claimed by Cora Cliffe, Mary O’Brien, John Brennan, Ellie Keegan and Pat O’Shea. This week’s jackpot is €18,000.

Mon 29, August, 2022

LIAM MACCARTHY HOMECOMING: The club had a great night to welcome home the Liam MacCarthy Cup. There was a huge attendance to see Cian, Aaron, Diarmaid and other Limerick players & management. The club also launched its Development Plan. There is a draw for a Toyota C-HR hybrid car, with tickets available for €20 on our website at Win a Toyota C-HR hybrid

SENIOR HURLERS: The County Championship returns with a match against Na Piarsaigh in Kilmallock on Saturday September 3 at 6.15pm.

JUNIOR A HURLERS: Patrickswell meet Tournafulla in Ballingarry on Thursday September 1 at 6.00pm.

JUNIOR B HURLERS: The Junior B hurlers produced a late surge to defeat hosts Ballybrown in the City Championship. The early scoring was slow as Ballybrown held a 0-3 to 0-1 lead after fifteen minutes. Patrickswell went ahead with an Aidan Scanlon goal that was immediately followed by a Pa Dundon point. The scoring rate was increasing and a brace of Ballybrown points brought the sides level at 1-2 to 0-5 by the 17th minute. Aidan Scanlon’s second goal put some daylight between the teams and four points from Bryan Fitzgerald, William O’Dea and Sam McNamara (0-2) kept Patrickswell narrowly ahead at 2-6 to 0-11 at the break.

The second half began with a purple patch for Ballybrown as their haul of a goal and three points was enough to suppress Barry Foley’s point. By the 40th minute, Patrickswell were 2-7 to 1-14 behind. The next seven minutes saw a flurry of four points apiece (Barry Foley, William O’Dea and Sam McNamara 0-2) as Patrickswell stayed in contention. There were ten minutes left and the deficit remained four points at 1-18 to 2-11. Patrickswell were undaunted and rattled the hosts with four consecutive points in six minutes to equalise at 2-15 to 1-18 (two points each from Bryan Fitzgerald and Sam McNamara). There was a grandstand finale in store and the Patrickswell blitz continued. Ballybrown were prevented from scoring and placed on the back foot, while the ‘Well accrued another four unanswered points (William O’Dea, Paul O’Grady, Bryan Fitzgerald and Sam McNamara). The final result was a 2-19 to 1-18 triumph.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday August 22 was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 12 and 18. The bonus number was 29. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Jimmy Cleary and the €20 prizes were claimed by Robert Graham, Claire Ahern, Kiera Quinn, Leona O’Reilly and Shauna Gavin. This week’s jackpot is €17,800.

Mon 22, August, 2022

HOMECOMING: Patrickswell GAA Club are hosting an All-Ireland Championship Homecoming on Saturday August 27. The event will commence at 7.30pm at our clubhouse. Patrickswell’s All-Ireland winners Cian Lynch, Diarmaid Byrnes and Aaron Gillane will be joined by other members of the Limerick team.

The Liam MacCarthy Cup will be present and there will be ample opportunity for photographs and autographs.

Our evening will include interviews with the players by MC Petula Martyn of RTE, DJ Richie Moloney playing the music and hot food by DB Trailblazers. We will also launch our Club Development Plan. Everyone is most welcome to attend – no matter which club or county!

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday August 15 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 9, 15 and 18. The bonus number was 5. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Tom Shanahan and the €20 prizes were claimed by Megan, Josh & Ben Adams, Michael McElligott, Alannah, Alan White and Sean Hayes. This week’s jackpot is €17,600.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: August’s draw will be held on Saturday August 27. Each month, the first prize is €10,000 and there are thirty prizes per month in total. August’s exclusive prize is a €500 Ryanair travel voucher.

There are a number of ways to play. Anyone can purchase their membership online at www.clublimerick.ie/draw and choose from the three options of i) the €100 annual payment or ii) Pay As You Go (as many months as you wish) or iii) a monthly €8.33 Direct Debit. Remember to pick “Patrickswell” as your club of choice.

Mon 15, August, 2022

JUNIOR B HURLERS: The Junior B hurlers had to settle for another draw after Kildimo-Pallaskenry launched a late comeback. Sam McNamara’s first point cancelled out our visitors’ opener, but Patrickswell were rocked by a 8th minute goal. Thankfully there were consecutive points from Barry Foley, William O’Dea and Sam McNamara to level to scores at 0-4 to 1-1 by the 15th minute. The next ten minutes were level pegging as both teams scored four points each. Kildimo-Pallaskenry took the lead with their second goal before Sam McNamara and Barry Foley reduced the arrears to 2-6 to 0-10 at the interval.

Patrickswell were stronger in the opening stages of the second half and equalised at 0-15 to 2-9 by the 40th minute. Barry Foley grabbed a trio of points and Bryan Fitzgerald & William O’Dea chipped in also. Patrickswell took charge with a Bryan Fitzgerald goal and fresh points from Barry Foley and Sam McNamara in a devastating three-minute spell, but Kildimo-Pallaskenry rallied with four straight points in five minutes. Patrickswell were barely ahead by 1-17 to 2-13 with five minutes of normal time left. The teams traded points before the away team stunned the hosts with their third goal. Patrickswell entered stoppage time with a two-point deficit. A further trade of points kept the ‘Well 3-15 to 1-19 behind with time running out fast. Barry Foley asked for a time check before slotting over a late free point. In the dying moments, Patrickswell plotted a final assault. Sam McNamara rattled the post with a fierce shot, before he recovered the sliotar again and equalised with an tight angled point. The final score was 1-21 to 3-15.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday August 8 was not won. The numbers drawn were 6, 12, 16 and 25. The bonus number was 17. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Teresa Griffin and the €20 prizes were claimed by RMJ Davoren, Denis Crean, Tara Loftus, John Ross & Timmy Lee and Olly Lynch. This week’s jackpot is €17,400.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: August’s draw will be held on Saturday August 27. Each month, the first prize is €10,000 and there are thirty prizes per month in total. August’s exclusive prize is a €500 Ryanair travel voucher.

There are a number of ways to play. Anyone can purchase their membership online at www.clublimerick.ie/draw and choose from the three options of i) the €100 annual payment or ii) Pay As You Go (as many months as you wish) or iii) a monthly €8.33 Direct Debit. Remember to pick “Patrickswell” as your club of choice.

Mon 08, August, 2022

SENIOR HURLERS: The Senior hurlers overcame Ahane in a high-scoring Championship match at Caherconlish. For the first fifteen minutes, the teams traded five points apiece (Diarmaid Byrnes 0-2, Patrick Kirby 0-2 and Jordan Higgins) before Jack Kelleher notched two points to build a 0-7 to 0-5 advantage. Ahane had a flurry of three points in three minutes, but the ‘Well replied with three points via Aaron Gillane, Seanie O’Brien and Mark Carmody. By the 25th minute, Patrickswell were ahead by 0-10 to 0-8. Jordan Higgins’ goal before the interval was a key moment as John O’Meara’s men reached half-time at 1-12 to 0-10 ahead.

The second half was barely a minute old when Jordan Higgins’ second goal established an eight-point lead. Over the next ten minutes, the sides traded three points each. The 40th minute score was 2-15 to 0-13. Darragh Ahern’s point increased the lead to nine points, but Ahane accrued another three points in ten minutes. In the 50th minute  Patrickswell led by 2-16 to 0-16. We closed out the match with points from Seanie O’Brien, Patrick Kirby and Calvin Carroll to claim a 2-19 to 0-20 win.

JUNIOR A HURLERS: Patrickswell maintained its 100% record with a hard-fought win against Kilteely Dromkeen. Our opponents scored two points in the first three minutes, before Patrickswell’s reply of five points in eight minutes (Eoin Harmon 0-2, Gavin Carey, Cian O’Gorman and Jamie Dillon). Kilteely responded with two points, but Cian O’Gorman’s goal and Eoin Harmon’s point cemented a 1-6 to 0-4 lead after 15 minutes. The East men dominated the latter stages of the first half and their haul of 1-4 to Patrickswell’s two points meant that we were inseparable at 1-8 each.

In the opening ten minutes of the second half, the teams were level pegging as three more points extra were accrued. Patrickswell had an important purple patch of five points in five minutes from Jamie Dillon 0-2, Eoin Harmon 0-2 and David Woulfe. The tide seemed to have turned, but Kilteely Dromkeen scored a second goal to reduce the deficit to 1-16 to 2-11. Patrickswell edged the next ten minutes as Jamie Dillon stole a second goal and Eoin Harmon contributed four points. By the 55th minute, the margin was 2-20 to 2-12. However the lead was never fully secured and Kilteely Dromkeen bossed the last seven minutes with a haul of 1-4 to Jamie Dillon’s solitary point. Thankfully the ‘Well held firm to win by 2-21 to 3-16.

JUNIOR B HURLERS: The Junior B hurlers hung on for a draw against Monaleen in a game they might have won, but could have lost. Patrickswell roared out of the traps and scored seven points in the first ten minutes. While the rate of scoring slowed down, the ‘Well were comfortably ahead by 0-13 to 0-6 at half-time.

By the 45th minute, Patrickswell had a seemingly unassailable 0-17 to 0-8 lead. However Monaleen scored a goal to trim the deficit to six points. Barry Foley’s point was met with three points in three minutes from Monaleen, while Aidan Scanlon’s point in the 50th minute was countered by five points in succession. As Monaleen pushed for a winner, the clock ran out and the teams settled for a 0-19 to 1-16 draw.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Tuesday August 2 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 16 and 29. The bonus number was 27. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Mary Darcy and the €20 prizes were claimed by James Lynch, Padraig Punch, Olive Fahy, Mary & Emma O’Reilly and C McNally. This week’s jackpot is €17,200.

Mon 01, August, 2022

SENIOR HURLERS: The Senior Hurlers began their Championship campaign with a defeat against Kilmallock at rain-soaked Newcastle West. Patrickswell made a lightning start when Thomas O’Brien scored a goal within thirty seconds and Jordan Higgins rifled a clinical second goal in the fifth minute. Kilmallock began to edge into the match and the ‘Well led by 2-2 to 0-2 in the 10th minute. The next ten minutes were barren for Patrickswell as the Balbec notched four points in succession to slash the deficit to 2-2 to 0-6. Aaron Gillane’s point in the 20th minute led to another lean spell and Kilmallock capitalised with six unanswered points to lead by 0-12 to 2-3 at the interval.

The second half started on a positive note with a Patrick Kirby point; however Patrickswell failed to score for another thirteen minutes and Kilmallock added a goal and five points. There were fifteen minutes left and Patrickswell were behind by ten points at 1-17 to 2-4. Diarmaid Byrnes’ free was replied by three points, while Aaron Gillane’s point was met with Kilmallock’s second goal. Patrick Kirby’s point prompted another three points from our opponents. There were five minutes left and the deficit was 2-23 to 2-7. Diarmaid Byrnes and Patrick Kirby scored two consolation points to round off a 2-23 to 2-9 defeat. The next match is on Saturday August 6 at 7pm against Ahane in Caherconlish.

JUNIOR A HURLERS: Patrickswell defeated Old Christians in the first match of the championship. After fifteen minutes, the teams were inseparable at four points apiece (Cian Enright 0-3 and Jonathan McMahon). The ‘Well took the lead with three consecutive points. Following that, there was a period where both teams exchanged three points each. By the 25th minute, Patrickswell were 0-10 to 0-7 ahead. Old Christians scored two points to trim the deficit to a single point before Adam Carrig scored the last point of the first half to make it 0-11 to 0-9.

While Old Christians scored the first point of the second half, they were rattled by Gavin Carey’s goal and three points from Eoin Harmon 0-2 and Darragh Ahern. With 15 minutes left to play, Patrickswell led by 1-14 to 0-10. Old Christians had the better of the next fifteen minutes, but they only managed to narrow the gap to five points by the 60th minute at 1-16 to 0-14. Patrickswell closed the match with four points in injury time from Eoin Harmon, Gavin Carey, Darragh Ahern and Cian Enright. The final score was 1-20 to 0-14. The next match is on Sunday 7th August at 2pm in Fedamore against Kilteely Dromkeen.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday July 25 was not won. The numbers drawn were 2, 14, 20 and 27. The bonus number was 25. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Margaret Hannon and the €20 prizes were claimed by Ger Teahon, Betty Cronin, Leah O’Connell, Lucy Rae & Sadie Normoyle and Emily Moloney. This week’s jackpot is €17,000.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: Congratulations to Ciaran Crowe, who scooped the exclusive Ashford Castle prize in July’s Draw.

Mon 25, July, 2022

SENIOR HURLERS: On Saturday July 30, the Senior Hurling Championship begins with a match against Kilmallock in Claughaun at 7pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance on universe.com. Adult tickets are €10 and Students/OAPs are €6. There is free admission for U-16s.

JUNIOR HURLERS: Patrickswell meet Old Christians on Sunday July 31 in Mungret at 7pm. Once again, tickets must be bought in advance on universe.com. The prices are the same as the Senior match.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Tuesday July 19 was not won. The numbers drawn were 8, 12, 27 and 32. The bonus number was 24. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Michael Cusack and the €20 prizes were claimed by Pat Glynn, Noreen Coughlan, Cian Fitzgerald, Claire Bowman and Betty Lordan. This week’s jackpot is €16,800.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: July’s draw will be held on Saturday July 30. Each month, the first prize is €10,000 and there are thirty prizes per month in total. July’s exclusive prize is a two night stay at Ashford Castle plus a Table d’Hote dinner in the George V Dining Room on an evening of your choice.

There are a number of ways to play. Anyone can purchase their membership online at www.clublimerick.ie/draw and choose from the three options of i) the €100 annual payment or ii) Pay As You Go (as many months as you wish) or iii) a monthly €8.33 Direct Debit. Remember to pick “Patrickswell” as your club of choice.

Similarly, you can also play via the club. Please contact your local promoter or Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

Mon 18, July, 2022

Congratulations to Limerick for winning a fourth All-Ireland championship in five years and securing a three in a row. We are delighted for Diarmaid, Aaron and Cian.