SENIOR HURLERS: The Senior hurlers were upset by Mungret in the City League semi-final. The first five minutes were nip and tuck as both teams scored three points each. The ‘Well dominated the next fifteen minutes to build a 1-8 to 0-5 lead. After increasing their lead to seven points at 1-10 to 0-6, Patrickswell were rattled by a salvo of one goal and three points from Mungret. Our opponents were just one point behind. The half ended with a brace of Patrickswell points and a 1-12 to 1-9 lead.
The second half began with Patrickswell largely in charge. Our four points were answered by a goal from Mungret. By the 40th minute, the ‘Well led by 1-16 to 2-9. The next ten minutes saw Mungret score their third goal and reduce the deficit to two points at 1-19 to 3-11. Amazingly, Patrickswell failed to score in the last ten minutes, while Mungret dominated the chances. The Red Men helped themselves to a fourth goal and five straight points to record a six-point win of 4-16 to 1-19.
JUNIOR A HURLERS: The Junior A hurlers faced a tough battle to overcome a dogged St. Patrick’s in the City East Intermediate League semi-final. While Cian Fitzgerald scored from long distance within 30 seconds, the first half was an energy-sapping contest in high temperatures. Cian Gorman, Eoin Harmon and Kieran Long scored points to put Patrickswell 1-3 to 0-2 ahead on 20 minutes. However, the Rhebogue men controlled the final phase with a goal and three points to Eoin Harmon’s solitary point. By half-time, Patrickswell trailed by 1-5 to 1-4.
At the start of the second half, Patrickswell were revived. Kieran Long’s goal was supplemented by two Cian Fitzgerald points. There were 40 minutes gone and the ‘Well led by 2-6 to 1-7. Eoin Harmon and Shane Quinlan traded points with St. Patrick’s across fifteen minutes as the rate of scoring dropped significantly. It was the 55th minute and we held a two-point advantage of 2-8 to 1-9. As the game approached injury time, David Woulfe and Eoin Harmon increased the lead to three points at 2-10 to 1-10. St. Patrick’s sought a precious late goal, but Josh Carey put the game beyond doubt with a third goal. Patrickswell meet Caherline in the City East final.
CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday May 29 was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 11 and 21. The bonus number was 9. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Mary McNamara and the €20 prizes were claimed by Mary O’Grady, Amy Doran, Gary Putt, Grainne Guerin and Fergus Curran. This week’s jackpot is €5,400.
STATE EXAMINATIONS: Best wishes to all our players who are taking the Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations.