Mon 18, October, 2021

SENIOR HURLERS: All roads lead to the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday October 24 at 3.45pm as Patrickswell face Kilmallock in the Senior Hurling Championship Final. Best wishes to the players and management in their quest to bring a 21st Daly Cup to Patrickswell. Match tickets can be purchased at this link –  County Final Tickets…  The match is being broadcast on TG4 and it can be followed on social media.

JUNIOR B HURLERS: Patrickswell were beaten by Na Piarsaigh in the City Championship semi-final at Caherdavin. The rate of scoring in the first quarter of the match was low. Patrickswell reached the water break at 0-4 to 0-2 ahead, with Barry Foley scoring two frees. The hosts equalised shortly after the restart with two points, but the ‘Well were 0-6 to 0-4 ahead by the 20th minute when Barry Foley secured another pair of points. At this point, Na Piarsaigh began to turn the screw and four consecutive points in four minutes gave them a 0-8 to 0-6 lead. Des Foley’s close-range goal just before the interval nudged Patrickswell ahead by a single point, but Na Piarsaigh hit the net themselves within a minute. Both sides exchanges points before the whistle and Na Piarsaigh held a 1-9 to 1-7 advantage at half-time.

Paul O’Grady scored a point at the start of the second half to trim the deficit to a single point; however Na Piarsaigh claimed their second goal and two more points to establish a 2-11 to 1-8 margin in the 40th minute. Declan O’Grady’s goal allowed Patrickswell to reach the second water break three points behind at 2-11 to 2-8. Na Piarsaigh increased their lead straight after the refreshments, but Ian Kelleher and Barry Foley shrank the arrears to two points at 2-12 to 2-10 in the 50th minute. The match was ultimately decided by a string of five Na Piarsaigh points in seven minutes as the ‘Well failed to registered. The scoreline in the 57th minute was a significant 2-17 to 2-10 deficit. The closing minutes saw three Patrickswell points (Cian O’Gorman 0-2 and Ian Kelleher) matched by a third home goal. The final score was 3-17 to 2-13. Hard luck to the players and management.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday October 11 was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 11, 15 and 17. The bonus number was 4. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Lindsey Lyons and the €20 prizes were claimed by Liz Hayes, Margaret Maune, Mary O’Riordan, Teresa Carrig and Emily McCarthy. This week’s jackpot is €9,000.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: October’s draw will take place on Saturday October 30 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Patrickswell” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are three draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

October’s exclusive Star Prize is a two-night stay at the Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, champagne in the room on arrival, dinner in Timmy Macs Bistro and monthly tempting treats for two people at Revas Spa.  As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Mon 11, October, 2021

SENIOR HURLERS: Patrickswell produced a tactical masterclass to defeat holders Na Piarsaigh in the County Championship semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds. The opening five minutes were extremely cautious as both teams struggled to settle into the match. Kevin O’Brien and Cian Lynch scored points for the ‘Well to cancel out Na Piarsaigh’s opening two points. Aaron Gillane’s point gave Patrickswell the lead, before Kevin O’Brien’s fine goal established a 1-3 to 0-2 lead. The teams exchanged a further two points apiece (Thomas O’Brien and Patrick Kirby), before Patrick Kirby shocked the Light Blues with a second goal. Aaron Gillane added another point just before the water break to build a 2-6 to 0-4 margin. When Diarmaid Byrne’s free created a nine-point advantage, Na Piarsaigh’s first goal forced them back into the encounter at 2-7 to 1-4. The goal spurred Patrickswell into action and Aaron Gillane, Josh Considine and Diarmaid Byrnes restored the nine-point lead with eight minutes left in the first half. The Caherdavin men showed their strength with a ruthless spell of five consecutive points in six minutes before the interval. Thankfully, Jason Gillane halted the backlash with a late point.  When the referee blew the half-time whistle, the deficit was slashed to five points at 2-11 to 1-9.

The second half began with Na Piarsaigh in the ascendancy. The holders scored two points in two minutes and the arrears were down to a goal. Na Piarsaigh were immediately stunned when Kevin O’Brien’s drive was stopped on the line by the goalkeeper, but Thomas O’Brien bundled the sliotar into the net from inches out. Patrickswell held a 3-11 to 1-11 lead before Na Piarsaigh responded with a point. The ‘Well remained buoyant and plundered three straight points in three minutes from Diarmaid Byrnes (0-2) and Aaron Gillane. The gap had now stretched to eight points at 3-14 to 1-12 in the 40th minute. To their credit, Na Piarsaigh chipped away at the scoreboard just before the water break and the Patrickswell lead was 3-15 to 1-15 before the final quarter.

Two points from William O’Donoghue before the 50th minute placed Patrickswell on high alert. The lead was reduced to four points. Over the next ten minutes, the teams exchanged three points apiece (Thomas O’Brien and Aaron Gillane 0-2). Na Piarsaigh could not deliver a knockout blow. At the end of normal time, Patrickswell remained ahead by four points at 3-18 to 1-20. There was still plenty of scoring in stoppage time but fortunately the majority was from the ‘Well. Aaron Gillane, John Kirby and Cian Lynch put the gloss on a deserved five-point win of 3-21 to 1-22. The next match is the County Final on Sunday October 24 at 3.45pm against Kilmallock.

JUNIOR A HURLERS: The Junior A hurlers finished their season on a high note with a comprehensive victory over Askeaton. The ‘Well raced into a five-point lead within ten minutes as Eoin Harmon (0-3) and Peter Harty (0-2) turned the screw. Askeaton halted the onslaught with a point in the 12th minute, but they were overcome by seven consecutive points in fifteen minutes (Eoin Harmon 0-4, Peter Harty 0-2 and Jamie Dillon). The scoreline was 0-12 to 0-1 when Jamie Dillon added salt to the wounds with a goal. Askeaton struck the final point of the first half as Patrickswell led comfortably by 1-12 to 0-2.

The second half was a more competitive tussle. Eoin Harmon scored the first point of the second half and Sam McNamara claimed a rebound goal from Peter Harty penalty. Patrickswell were seventeen points ahead at 2-13 to 0-2. To their credit, Askeaton rallied their troops and were rewarded with four unanswered points in ten minutes. Jonathan McMahon ended the fightback with a point just before the water break. As the last quarter commenced, Patrickswell were 2-14 to 0-6 ahead. Askeaton scored a goal and a point in succession to reduce the deficit to 2-14 to 1-7. The closing moments of the season saw the ‘Well claim three points from Peter Harty, Aaron Carmody and Sam McNamara to embellish a 2-17 to 1-7 triumph.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday October 4 was not won. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 10 and 26. The bonus number was 24. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Marie Foley and the €20 prizes were claimed by Nora O’Dea, Tara O’Connell, Nigel Carey, Kathleen Enright and Josie Foley. This week’s jackpot is €8,800.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: October’s draw will take place on Saturday October 30 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Patrickswell” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are three draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

October’s exclusive Star Prize is a two-night stay at the Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, champagne in the room on arrival, dinner in Timmy Macs Bistro and monthly tempting treats for two people at Revas Spa.  As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Mon 04, October, 2021

SENIOR HURLERS: Patrickswell produced a late rally to stun Adare in the County Championship quarter-final. Diarmaid Byrnes started the match in excellent form and his three points created a 0-3 to 0-2 lead after eight minutes. Josh Considine and Diarmaid Byrnes extended the lead to 0-5 to 0-2 before Adare increased their tempo and struck three points in succession to equalise at 0-5 apiece in the 20th minute. Thomas O’Brien managed to restore the lead, but it was Patrickswell’s last score of the first half. Adare dominated the closing stages and fired over four straight points to create an 0-9 to 0-6 half-time lead.

The early stages of the second half were dominated by our Limerick inter-county forwards. After Brian Murray thwarted a certain Adare goal with a magnificent save, Cian Lynch helped himself to two points in three minutes. Shortly afterwards, Aaron Gillane’s point levelled the scoreline at 0-9 each. Both teams exchanged three points apiece over the next seven minutes (Aaron Gillane, Cian Lynch and Thomas O’Brien) to remain inseparable at 0-12 all. Our neighbours surged forward and rattled the ‘Well with a salvo of three points in two minutes. It took Jason Gillane’s point to stop the flow at the water break. As the clubs entered the final quarter, Adare were 0-15 to 0-13 ahead. Our opponents added two more points to cement a four-point lead with ten minutes left. Patrick Kirby and Diarmaid Byrnes narrowed the gap to 0-17 to 0-15 with eight minutes left, but Adare’s next point in the 57th minute gave them a strong position at 0-18 to 0-15 ahead. The scene was set for a dramatic Adare victory, but Jason Gillane had not read the script. With confidence in his long-range abilities, Jason Gillane stunned the West Men with a devastating spell of four points in three minutes. Patrickswell had snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Cian Fitzgerald added an insurance point to wrap up an unlikely 0-20 to 0-18 triumph. The next match is a semi-final against holders Na Piarsaigh on Sunday October 10 at 4pm in the Gaelic Grounds. While capacity has increased, tickets must still be purchased online in advance at this link – County SHC Semi Finals…

JUNIOR A HURLERS: The Junior A hurlers produced a gritty display to defeat Feenagh-Kilmeedy in the County Championship. Our opponents made a positive start and were rewarded with two points after two minutes. Pa Mann registered Patrickswell’s opening point almost immediately; however Feenagh-Kilmeedy were 0-3 to 0-1 ahead by the tenth minute. Peter Harty reduced the deficit with a free, which was Patrickswell’s last score for almost twenty minutes. During this time, the ‘Well struggled to retain possession and found themselves on the back foot. Feenagh-Kilmeedy notched three consecutive points and built a 0-6 to 0-2 advantage. Just before the interval, Patrickswell regained their composure and produced two points (Gavin Carey and Peter Harty) and a goal from Shane Hannon. Feenagh-Kilmeedy struck the final point of the first half to equalise at 1-4 to 0-7.

The early stages of the second half were keenly contested as both teams scored two points apiece in eight minutes. The ‘Well scorers were Peter Harty and Jonathan McMahon.  Finally, Patrickswell took control with four unanswered points in six minutes from Paul Buston, Sam McNamara and Peter Harty (0-2). Feenagh-Kilmeedy scored a point just before the last water break, but Peter Harty was on hand to build a 1-11 to 0-10 advantage. The final quarter of the match was a war of attrition. Feenagh-Kilmeedy scored two points to narrow the gap to two points with seven minutes left. Sam McNamara’s point gave the ‘Well the breathing space of one goal at 1-12 to 0-12. Feenagh-Kilmeedy struck a late point to set up a nervous finish, but their attempts to find scoring opportunities were frustrated by the Patrickswell defence. At the final whistle, Patrickswell had ground out a 1-12 to 0-13 victory. Our last group match is against Askeaton on Saturday October 9 at 5pm in Clarina. Tickets must still be purchased online in advance at this link – Well v Askeaton…

JUNIOR B HURLERS: The Junior B hurlers face Na Piarsaigh in the City Championship semi-final on Wednesday October 6 at 8pm in Caherdavin.

UNDER 17 HURLERS: The U-17 Hurling team showed tremendous spirit and determination despite losing in the semi-final of the County championship against a strong Adare team. With all bar one player underage again next year, and 12 of the starting 15 underage for the next two years, there is hope for the future. The loss of Leon Kinsella to injury before the quarter-final was very significant also. Unfortunately a number of wides in the first half and the concession of two goals gave rise to a seven-point gap. The ‘Well however fought back magnificently in the second half, bringing the game back to two points in the final quarter with Dale McDonogh scoring a number of outstanding points in this period.

However, Adare ran out deserving winners in the end with a three-point win. This team has worked extremely hard since last January and there is great evidence of progress and improvement. Great credit is due to all the panel and the management who gave of their time with tremendous commitment. The team was Josh Mulcahy, Paddy McGrath, John Murray, Ross Ferguson, Christy Carroll, Billy Earls, Conor O’Brien, Harry McDonagh, Paddy Gardiner, Liam Fitzgerald, James Fitzgerald, Tyler McNamara, Hugh Maher, Jack McNamara and Dale McDonagh. The substitutes were Ryan Kennedy, Cathal Fitzgerald, Jack Foley and Leon Kinsella (injured). The team management was John O’Donnell (manager), Raymond Fitzgerald, Paul Foley, Kevin O’Brien and Charles O’Neill.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday September 27 was not won. The numbers drawn were 7, 10, 23 and 25. The bonus number was 3. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Kathleen Fenton and the €20 prizes were claimed by Tristan Goodwin, Pat Gavin, Aidan O’Connor, Lucy & Sadie Normoyle and Helen Hayes. This week’s jackpot is €8,600.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: October’s draw will take place on Saturday October 30 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Patrickswell” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are three draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

October’s exclusive Star Prize is a two-night stay at the Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, champagne in the room on arrival, dinner in Timmy Macs Bistro and monthly tempting treats for two people at Revas Spa.  As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Tue 28, September, 2021

SENIOR HURLERS: The Senior hurlers face Adare in the County Championship quarter-final on Sunday October 3 at 4pm in the LIT Gaelic Grounds. While capacity has increased, tickets must still be purchased online in advance at this link (County SHC Quarter Finals).

JUNIOR A HURLERS: The Junior A hurlers play their fourth match of the County Championship against Feenagh- Kilmeedy on Saturday October 2 at 5pm in Askeaton.

UNDER 17 HURLERS: The U-17 hurling team had an excellent win in the quarter-final of the County Championship against a strong Templeglantine side on Sunday evening. This brings the team into the last four and a semi-final. The ‘Well were ten points up at half-time and hurling well, but faced a very strong challenge from Templeglantine in the second half.

Two goals from Hugh Maher and Dale McDonagh created daylight, along with some excellent point taking from Liam Fitzgerald, Billy Earls, Harry McDonagh and Jack McNamara. The defence and midfield worked very hard and held firm in the closing stages and victory was secured with a final scoreline of 2-18 to 1-13. This team has worked very hard with their coaches this year and it’s great to see real progress being made. The team was Josh Mulcahy, Paddy McGrath, John Murray, Ross Ferguson, Christy Carroll, Billy Earls, Conor O’Brien, Harry McDonagh, Paddy Gardiner, Liam Fitzgerald, James Fitzgerald, Tyler McNamara, Hugh Maher, Jack McNamara, Dale McDonagh. The substitutes were Ryan Kennedy, Cathal Fitzgerald, Jack Foley and Leon Kinsella (injured).

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday September 20 was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 10, 20 and 25. The bonus number was 16 The €100 Lucky Dip was won by George Roberts and the €20 prizes were claimed by Laura Ivess, James & Majella Byrnes, Matthew Murray, Nessan Doran and Shane Doran. This week’s jackpot is €8,400.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: October’s draw will take place on Saturday October 30 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Patrickswell” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are three draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

October’s exclusive Star Prize is a two-night stay at the Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, champagne in the room on arrival, dinner in Timmy Macs Bistro and monthly tempting treats for two people at Revas Spa.  As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Tue 21, September, 2021

JUNIOR A HURLERS: The Junior A hurlers suffered defeat to a strong Doon side in the County Championship. Peter Harty gave Patrickswell an early lead when he struck a fine point in the first minute. Doon equalised within a minute, but Sam McNamara restored the advantage with a point in the sixth minute. The pace of scoring remained low and Doon were level again by the twelfth minute. The ‘Well put some daylight between themselves and Doon when Peter Harty and Gavin Carey notched points to build a 0-4 to 0-2 lead. Before the first water break, Gavin Carey had a point sandwiched between a pair of Doon points. At the water break, the ‘Well led by 0-5 to 0-4. Eoin Harmon’s point stretched the advantage to two points; however Doon accumulated three unanswered points in seven minutes to force the ‘Well behind at 0-7 to 0-6. Another Eoin Harmon free restored parity, but Doon pressed forward again and they produced another flurry of three straight points before half-time. At the interval, Patrickswell were 0-10 to 0-7 in arrears.

Patrickswell started the second half with an Eoin Harmon free. Doon were unfazed and hurt Patrickswell with a trio of points in a seven-minute spell. By the 40th minute, the East Men were 0-13 to 0-8 ahead. Patrickswell were matched at every turn and three ‘Well points from Eoin Harmon (0-2) and Jamie Dillon were cancelled out. The second half-water break showed Patrickswell behind by 0-16 to 0-11. When Doon opened up a six-point lead, the game seemed to slip away from the ‘Well. However, the deficit was slashed to a goal when Eoin Harmon, Paul O’Brien and Shane Hannon contributed three points in two minutes. There was a grandstand finale in store with six minutes left and Doon were ahead by 0-17 to 0-14. To their credit, Doon managed the closing stages effectively and saw off Patrickswell with two insurance points. The final score was a 0-19 to 0-14 defeat.

JUNIOR B HURLERS: Patrickswell and Kildimo-Pallaskenry played out an exciting draw in the City Championship at Pairc Antoin O’Briain. Kildimo-Pallaskenry took a third minute lead, but Patrickswell fired over four points in five minutes (Des Foley 0-2, Declan O’Grady and Jack Gorman). The visitors were level at 0-4 apiece by the water break when they added three points in three minutes. The remainder of the first half was keenly contested, with both teams helping themselves to three points (Des Foley 0-2 and Jack Gorman). By half-time, the score was level at 0-7 apiece.

The second half began with Kildimo-Pallaskenry taking charge. They accrued four points in ten minutes after Des Foley had struck the opening point of the half. By the 40th minute, Patrickswell were 0-11 to 0-8 behind. Two points from Jack Gorman stemmed the flow and the ‘Well entered the water break with a deficit of one point at 0-11 to 0-10. The visitors increased their lead to two points after the water break, but they were stunned when Jack O’Gorman plundered two points and Alan Enright scored his first point. There was about five minutes left and the home team had carved out a 0-13 to 0-12 lead. Despite conceding an equalising point, Barry Foley kept the ‘Well ahead by 0-14 to 0-13 at the start of injury time. The signs looked good for a Patrickswell victory, but Kildimo-Pallaskenry earned a late free to level the match. The referee immediately blew the final whistle to seal an entertaining 0-14 to 0-14 draw.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday September 13 was not won. The numbers drawn were 7, 10, 16 and 19. The bonus number was 29. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Mary Bennis and the €20 prizes were claimed by Patsy Lyons, Seamus Kirby, Nigel Mann, Richard Maher and Liz Hayes. This week’s jackpot is €8,200.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: September’s draw will take place this Saturday September 25 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Patrickswell” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are four draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

September’s exclusive Star Prize is a 128GB iPad in association with Sean Hennessy Electrical. This would be an ideal prize for getting ready to return to school or college. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Mon 13, September, 2021

SENIOR HURLERS: Patrickswell returned to winning ways in the County Hurling Championship by recording a comprehensive victory over Ahane. Thomas O’Brien opened the scoring in the second minute; however Ahane equalised within sixty seconds. The game was ultimately decided when Aaron Gillane plundered a remarkable two goals and two points in a four-minute spree. Aaron’s aerial presence was too much for the Ahane defence to handle as he struck the net in the sixth and seventh minutes. Ahane stemmed the tide with their second point before Josh Considine replied. At the ten-minute mark, the ‘Well were 2-4 to 0-2 ahead. The next five minutes were dominated by Ahane and they were rewarded with four points to Aaron Gilane’s single score. The arrears were reduced to five points, but Thomas O’Brien scored a clinical third goal from a Cian Lynch pass to establish a 3-5 to 0-6 lead. Aaron Gillane added another point and cemented a nine-point lead at the water break. There was no reduction of tempo and Josh Considine and Aaron Gillane tacked on more points immediately after the water break. While Ahane mustered three points before the interval, Jason Gillane and Cian Fitzgerald’s points ensured that Patrickswell reached half-time at 3-10 to 0-9.

While Tom Morrissey scored the first point of the second half for Ahane, Calvin Carroll, Aaron Gillane and Thomas O’Brien increased the Patrickswell lead to twelve points by the 40th minute. Ahane scored a point in response, but Aaron Gillane, Jack Kelleher and Jason Gillane opened up a fourteen-point lead at 3-16 to 0-11. Tom Morrissey and Aaron Gillane exchange points just before the last water break. For the final segment of the contest, the teams were evenly matched. Mark Carmody, Josh Considine (0-2) and Aaron Gillane boosted Patrickswell by four points, while Ahane increased their tally by five points. The final result was a 3-21 to 0-17 triumph for John O’Meara’s men.

JUNIOR A HURLERS: The Junior A hurlers produced six goals to stun Monaleen in the County Championship. The opening fifteen minutes were keenly contested as both teams accrued six points apiece (Peter Harty 0-2, Pa Mann, Jamie Dillon, Eoin Harmon and Aaron Carmody. Eoin Harmon and Peter Harty’s point gave the ‘Well an 0-8 to 0-6 advantage before Monaleen reduced the lead with a point. The latter stages of the first half were dominated by Patrickswell as Sam McNamara and Jamie Dillon sandwiched goals around four points from Josh Carey, Aaron Carmody and Peter Harty (0-2). The close game had turned on its head and Patrickswell were eleven points ahead by half-time at 2-12 to 0-8.

Monaleen stored the first point of the second half, but there was no mercy shown by Patrickswell. In a scintillating three-minute burst, Peter Harty helped himself to two goals and Sam McNamara added another goal. In addition, there were four more points without reply from Peter Harty, Eoin Harmon and Aaron Carmody (0-2). By the middle of the second half, the scoreline was 5-16 to 0-9. The scoring rate was slower at the end of the match. Monaleen scored three more points, but Barry Carey struck his first point and Peter Harty completed his goal hat-trick with Patrickswell’s sixth goal of the night. The final score was 6-17 to 0-12.

JUNIOR B HURLERS: The Junior B hurlers dominated Claughaun to claim a maiden victory in the City Championship. While Claughaun scored the first point, Patrickswell responded with three consecutive points to lead by 0-3 to 0-1 in the 15th minute. Declan O’Grady’s close-range goal was followed by another three straight points. While Claughaun struck their second point, they were undone by a barrage of six points in seven minutes before half-time. The interval score was 1-12 to 0-2.

Claughaun produced the opening point of the second half, but Jack Gorman’s goal and another point restored a sixteen-point advantage at 2-13 to 0-3.  Another Claughaun point was countered by a long-range Ian Kelleher goal that wrongfooted the goalkeeper and another four unanswered points. As the game entered its final quarter, the ‘Well were cruising at 3-17 to 0-4. To their credit, Claughaun introduced substitutions and dominated a ten-minute spell with a goal and three points without reply. The match closed out with another Declan O’Grady goal and two more points. The result was a comprehensive 4-19 to 1-8 success.

CAMOGIE: Congratulations to the U-14 camogie girls, who clinched the Mackey Plate with a victory over Blackrock-Effin in the final. Well done to Kevin O’Brien, who refereed the All-Ireland Junior Camogie Final.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday September 6 was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 17 and 24. The bonus number was 2. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Bernadette Putt and the €20 prizes were claimed by Maria Gavin, Jimmy Mulqueen, Jim McNamara, Daniel Hogan and Kieran McCarthy. This week’s jackpot is €8,000.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: September’s draw will take place on Saturday September 25 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Patrickswell” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are four draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

September’s exclusive Star Prize is a 128GB iPad in association with Sean Hennessy Electrical. This would be an ideal prize for getting ready to return to school or college. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Mon 06, September, 2021

SENIOR HURLERS: The Senior hurlers were narrowly defeated in the opening pool match of the County Championship by Doon. Despite the early dismissal of Kevin O’Brien, the ‘Well raced into a four-point lead within three minutes. Calvin Carroll opened the scoring with a point, which was followed up by Jason Gillane, Aaron Gillane and Cian Lynch. Doon settled into the contest and they responded with a flurry of six consecutive points in four minutes. Aaron Gillane’s point stemmed the tide, but the East Men notched another two points to establish a 0-8 to 0-5 lead in the 13th minute. Patrickswell equalised at 0-8 apiece by the first half water break when Diarmaid Byrnes (0-2) and Mark Carmody added to the Patrickswell tally. After the water break, the ‘Well continued on the offensive and Diarmaid Byrnes, Aaron Gillane and Nigel Foley produced fine points to open a 0-11 to 0-8 margin by the 22nd minute. However, Doon dominated the late stages of the first half and scored four points in contrast to Diarmaid Byrnes’ point. The half-time score was 0-12 apiece.

In the opening moments of the second half, Doon were also reduced to 14 men. Diarmaid Byrnes and Cian Lynch added points that offset a pair of Doon points. The next ten minutes were damaging for Patrickswell as our opponents registered seven points without reply. There were thirteen minutes of normal time left and Doon were 0-21 to 0-14 ahead. Diarmaid Byrnes and John Kirby broke the Doon momentum with fresh points, but two points restored the seven-point deficit. The game reached an exciting conclusion when Patrickswell slashed the deficit to four points when Aaron Gillane, John Kirby and Diarmaid Byrnes claimed a string of points. There were three minutes left on the clock and the deficit was just 0-23 to 0-19. Doon kept Patrickswell at arm’s length when Seanie O’Brien and Aaron Gillane points were cancelled out. Diarmaid Byrnes brought the ‘Well within a goal as Paudie Maher was dismissed in the 63rd minute with scoreboard displaying 0-25 to 0-22. Aaron Gillane had another point sandwiched around a brace of Doon points. Seven minutes of injury time had elapsed and the ‘Well trailed by 0-27 to 0-23. There was sufficient time for Cian Lynch to plunder a late goal, but the whistle blew immediately and the comeback was frustrated. The final score was a 1-23 to 0-27 defeat.  The second pool match is against Ahane on Sunday September 12 at 4.45pm at the Gaelic Grounds.

JUNIOR A HURLERS: In the first match of the Junior A County Championship, Patrickswell faced Mungret in Clarina. Mungret scored the first point of the match before Jonathan McMahon responded in the fifth minute. Mungret pushed ahead with two points but Peter Harty delivered an excellent finish to score Patrickswell’s first goal and he immediately added another point. Mungret’s fourth point ensured a water break score of 1-2 to 0-4 for Patrickswell. While Mungret equalised shortly after the water break, they were pushed back by two Sam McNamara points and a clever goal where Gavin Carey jumped highest to flick the sliotar into the net. Patrickswell were 2-4 to 0-5 ahead in the 22nd minute. To their credit, Mungret edged back into the match with four unanswered points in six minutes. Peter Harty added the last point of the first half to cement a 2-5 to 0-9 interval lead for the ‘Well.

Mungret produced two points at the start of the second half, however Eoin Harmon and Peter Harty were on hand to cancel them out. Almost immediately, Mungret claimed three points in three minutes to edge into a 0-14 to 2-7 lead. Peter Harty equalised with a free, but Mungret managed to add another trio of points. There were fifteen minutes on the clock and our opponents were 0-17 to 2-8 ahead. Two more points from Peter Harty slashed the deficit to a single point with eight minutes left. Mungret retained their composure and their brace of points allowed them a one-goal advantage at 0-19 to 2-10 ahead with six minutes left. While there was ample time remaining, Pater Harty’s free point was the last score of the match. Mungret triumphed on a scoreline of 0-19 to 2-11.

UNDER 17 HURLERS: The Under 17 Hurling team had another win in the championship against Claughaun. This qualifies the team for a County quarter-final. The Well were nine points up at half-time and hurling strongly, but a few injuries allied to an early second half goal gave Claughaun momentum. A second Claughaun goal near the finish brought the advantage down to two points but Patrickswell held out for a good win with excellent late scores from John Murray and Billy Earls, with Liam Fitzgerald unerring with the frees. The final score was 1-15 to 2-10. The team was Josh Mulcahy, Paddy McGrath, John Murray, Conor O’Brien, Ross Ferguson, Billy Earls, Ryan Kennedy, Harry McDonagh, Christy Carroll, Liam Fitzgerald, Leon Kinsella, James Fitzgerald, Hugh Maher, Paddy Gardiner and Dale McDonagh. The substitutes that played were Cathal Fitzgerald and Jack Foley.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday August 30 was not won. The numbers drawn were 16, 20, 21 and 29. The bonus number was 31. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by David Hannan and the €20 prizes were claimed by Aine O’Connor, Mary Gillane, Rory Bennis, Mike McNamara and Caitriona Flanagan. This week’s jackpot is €7,800.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: September’s draw will take place on Saturday September 25 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Patrickswell” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are four draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.  September’s exclusive Star Prize is a 128GB iPad in association with Sean Hennessy Electrical. This would be an ideal prize for getting ready to return to school or college. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Tue 31, August, 2021

UNDER 19 HURLERS: Patrickswell suffered defeat in their second Championship match away to Newcastle West. The hosts scored their first goal after just twenty seconds and added a point in the second minute. Eoin Harmon registered the first Patrickswell point in the sixth minute; however Newcastle West accrued another two points to establish a 1-3 to 0-1 lead by the 10th minute. Seconds later, Patrick Kirby beat his marker in the corner and made a determined run towards the goal from a tight angle. His low shot surprised the goalkeeper and nestled in the net. There were no more scores by either team in the subsequent ten minutes, but Patrick Kirby scored a pair of points to equalise at 1-3 apiece in the 20th minute. The home team’s second goal stifled the revival and a follow-up point gave them a 2-4 to 1-3 lead. Patrick Kirby and Eoin Harmon mustered points to trim the deficit to two points before Newcastle West scored the final point of the first half. At the interval, the ‘Well trailed by 2-5 to 1-5.

The second half started poorly for Patrickswell as Newcastle West virtually put the outcome beyond doubt with an unanswered 1-4 in the space of six minutes. The visitors were now behind by ten points, but a goal from Billy Earls and two points from Patrick Kirby halved the arrears to five points at 3-9 to 2-7. Unfortunately, Newcastle West remained resolute and banked five consecutive points across ten minutes to rebuild a 3-14 to 2-7 lead with ten minutes left. Jack Gorman’s goal and Sam McNamara’s point were sandwiched between two points from the hosts. There were five minutes left and Patrickswell trailed by 3-16 to 3-8. The last stages of the match were dominated by Newcastle West as they amassed another 1-4 without reply. The final score was 4-20 to 3-8.

On Tuesday August 31, the U-19s host neighbours Ballybrown at 6.45pm.

SENIOR HURLERS: The Senior Hurling Championship commences against Doon on Sunday September 5 at 2.00pm in the LIT Gaelic Grounds.

JUNIOR A HURLERS: The Junior A Championship begins against Mungret on Sunday September 5 at 6pm in Clarina.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Tuesday August 24 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 12, 22 and 24. The bonus number was 21. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Aaron Hickey and the €20 prizes were claimed by Eileen Casey, Trisha Leamy, Snekha Kumar, Oscar Goodwin and Steve Dundon. This week’s jackpot is €7,600.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: September’s draw will take place on Saturday September 25 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Patrickswell” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are four draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.September’s exclusive Star Prize is a 128GB iPad in association with Sean Hennessy Electrical. This would be an ideal prize for getting ready to return to school or college. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Mon 23, August, 2021

INTER-COUNTY HURLERS: Congratulations to Limerick’s senior hurlers, who produced a memorable performance to defeat Cork in the All-Ireland Final at Croke Park. We are extremely proud of Patrickswell’s contribution to the success and the roles played by Cian Lynch, Aaron Gillane, Diarmaid Byrnes and Jason Gillane in the victory. In addition, we are delighted that Cian Lynch was honoured with a Man of the Match award for his superb performance.

UNDER 19 HURLERS: Patrickswell produced a stunning late revival to snatch a draw in the Premier Hurling Championship at home to Monaleen. The visitors scored the opening point in the first minute before John Kirby and Patrick Kirby put Patrickswell 0-2 to 0-1 ahead by the fifth minute. Monaleen rattled their hosts with a point and a goal in the space of two minutes to restore a 1-2 to 0-2 lead. However, the next ten minutes belonged to the ‘Well. Sam McNamara notched a fine point and Patrick Kirby added two additional points before his low penalty eluded the Monaleen goalkeeper. At the first half water break, Patrickswell were ahead by 1-5 to 1-2. After the restart, Patrick Kirby’s two points were matched by Monaleen. The latter stages of the first half were largely dominated by Monaleen as they plundered 1-6 in a devastating ten-minute surge. Patrick Kirby’s free point was the sole response in that timeframe. By half-time, Monaleen were five points ahead at 2-10 to 1-8.

The early stages of the second half were keenly contested. Patrickswell attempted to erode the Monaleen lead, but they were matched every step of the way. In the next seventeen minutes, both teams accumulated another five points and the scoreline was 2-15 to 1-13. Monaleen scored an important point before the water break and they looked in charge with a six-point lead of 2-16 to 1-13 with ten minutes left. The ‘Well were unwilling to concede defeat and worried Monaleen with a goal and two points in a mere three minutes. John Kirby’s drive had crept into the Monaleen net and this breakthrough was followed by fresh points from John Kirby and Eoin Harmon. There were seven minutes left and the deficit was slashed to a single point at 2-16 to 2-15. Monaleen recovered from the blow and consolidated their position with two more points during these seven minutes, while preventing Patrickswell from scoring. At the end of normal time, the visitors were 2-18 to 2-15 ahead. During injury time, Patrick Kirby’s point was bettered by two points in a minute from Monaleen. The scoreline in the 63rd minute was 2-20 to 2-16 to Monaleen and the clock was running out. Patrick Kirby added another point in the 65th minute to set up an unlikely grand finale. Patrickswell’s final hopes rested on a late free that was awarded twenty yards out in a central position. Monaleen packed their goalmouth in a bid to close every angle. Patrick Kirby stepped up to the sliotar and dispatched a fierce drive that evaded the Monaleen goalkeepers and defenders. As the net rippled with an equaliser, the referee blew the final whistle on a 3-17 to 2-20 draw.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday August 16 was not won. The numbers drawn were 13, 16, 17 and 21. The bonus number was 24. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Edward Hayes and the €20 prizes were claimed by Yasmin Delee, Helen Hayes, Shauna Doran, Jackie Fitzgerald and The Boys c/o Kieran McCarthy. This week’s jackpot is €7,400.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: August’s draw will take place this Saturday August 28 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Patrickswell” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are five draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

August’s exclusive Star Prize is a two-night stay at the prestigious Ashford Castle. As Ireland’s first and only Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The prize includes bed & breakfast in a Corrib room, Table d’Hote dinner in the George V Dining Room on one night and a Corrib Cruise for two guests aboard the Isle of Innisfree. The prize is based on two people sharing. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Tue 17, August, 2021

INTER-COUNTY HURLERS: Best wishes to the Limerick Senior hurlers and their Patrickswell contingent in the All-Ireland Hurling Final against Cork on Sunday August 22. The village, community and county are fully behind you. Let’s bring the Liam MacCarthy Cup back to Shannonside for the third time in four years.

UNDER 19 HURLERS:  The U-19 hurlers will host Monaleen on Friday August 20 at 7.00pm in Patrickswell. The fixture against Ballybrown did not proceed last week.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday August 9 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 15, 16 and 32. The bonus number was 21. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Joe Mann and the €20 prizes were claimed by Margaret Foley, Aaron, Jason & Sarah Gillane, Roisin Frannie Keyes, Ann Bourke and Mike O’Connell. This week’s jackpot is €7,200.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: August’s draw will take place on Saturday August 28 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Patrickswell” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are five draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

August’s exclusive Star Prize is a two-night stay at the prestigious Ashford Castle. As Ireland’s first and only Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The prize includes bed & breakfast in a Corrib room, Table d’Hote dinner in the George V Dining Room on one night and a Corrib Cruise for two guests aboard the Isle of Innisfree. The prize is based on two people sharing. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.