Mon 29, November, 2021

UNDER 21 HURLERS: The U-21 hurlers were eliminated from the Premier Hurling Championship after defeat to Na Piarsaigh in the quarter-final. Patrickswell started brightly and Calvin Carroll scored the opening point after one minute. There was little to separate the teams during the first ten minutes and Jason Gillane’s free increased the Patrickswell advantage to two points. Na Piarsaigh’s first point was swiftly followed by a damaging  goal and Patrickswell were suddenly behind by 1-1 to 0-2. Before the water break, Jason Gillane and John Kirby added points to restore parity at 0-4 to 1-1. Immediately after the restart, Jason Gillane notched a pair of points to establish at 0-6 to 1-1 margin. Na Piarsaigh closed the deficit with a point and then changed the course of the match with two crushing goals in sixty seconds. The Caherdavin men were now in control at 3-2 to 0-6 after 25 minutes. Unfortunately for Patrickswell, the next three points were for Na Piarsaigh and it took Patrick Kirby’s point on the stroke of half-time to stop the onslaught. The interval score was arrears of 3-5 to 0-7.

Jason Gillane popped up with the first point of the second half, but Na Piarsaigh muted Patrickswell and helped themselves to four consecutive points and a fourth goal to reach the last water break with an unassailable thirteen-point lead of 4-9 to 0-8. John Kirby’s point and Cian Fitzgerald’s goal gave Patrickswell a brief lifeline when the scoreline was improved to 4-9 to 1-9. Over the next five minutes, the teams exchanged a goal and a point apiece (Jason Gillane 1-1). The clock was in its 55th minute and the Light Blues were 5-10 to 2-10 ahead. Na Piarsaigh closed out the match with two points to put the gloss on a 5-12 to 2-10 victory. Hard luck to the players and management.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday November 22 was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 19 and 22. The bonus number was 25. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Timmy O’Reilly and the €20 prizes were claimed by Mary Ryan, The Thursday Club, Helen Hayes, Kelly Caulfield and Dermot Purcell. This week’s jackpot is €10,200.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: December’s draw will take place on Saturday December 11 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 is just one draw remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

December’s exclusive Star Prize is a €600 worth of gift vouchers from Elverys €150, Scanlan’s Menswear Newcastle West €150, JJ Kenneally & Sons Jewellers €150 and Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel Adare €150.  As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Mon 22, November, 2021

UNDER 21 HURLERS: Patrickswell reached the quarter-final of the U-21 Premier Hurling Championship after a hard-fought victory over Croagh-Kilfinny-Rathkeale in Kilbreedy. Our opponents settled into the match quickly and accumulated three unanswered points in the opening ten minutes. Patrickswell eventually tamed the conditions and equalised with a trio of points from Jason Gillane before the first water break. Shortly after the restart, there was a flurry of activity. Jason Gillane and John Kirby scored a minute apart to establish a 0-5 to 0-3 lead. Within sixty seconds, Croagh-Kilfinny-Rathkeale had drawn level. As the pendulum swung from end to end, Jason Gillane helped himself to a point and a goal across three minutes. By the 27th minute, the ‘Well were 1-6 to 0-5 ahead. The opposition responded with two points; however Josh Considine secured the last point of the first half to cement a 1-7 to 0-7 interval lead.

Croagh-Kilfinny-Rathkeale fired over the first point of the second half, but Josh Considine was on hand to cancel out. The scoring rate began to wane and the ‘Well reached the 40th minute at 1-8 to 0-8 ahead. Jason Gillane and Josh Considine added fresh points to create a five-point lead, but Croagh-Kilfinny-Rathkeale remained a threat. The match was ultimately decided when Josh Considine shocked the opposition with two goals in a devastating minute. John Kirby chipped in with another point to stretch the margin. To the neutral, the scoreboard may have seemed comfortable and lop-sided at 3-11 to 0-8 when the water break was called. Croagh-Kilfinny-Rathkeale scored the next point after the water break before the teams went scoreless for fifteen minutes. As the match reached injury time, Jason Gillane tacked on another point before Croagh-Kilfinny-Rathkeale claimed a consolation goal. The final result was a 3-12 to 1-9 triumph. The quarter-final with Na Piarsaigh is on Tuesday November 23 at 7.30pm in Rhebogue. As usual, tickets must be purchased in advance from Universe.com at this link – Match Tickets…

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday November 15 was not won. The numbers drawn were 16, 17, 19 and 31. The bonus number was 12. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Gary Putt and the €20 prizes were claimed by Padraig Punch, Anne O’Doherty, John Shanahan, Helen Hayes and Rob Geary. This week’s jackpot is €10,000.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: November’s draw will take place this Saturday November 27 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 two draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

November’s exclusive Star Prize is a €500 gift voucher for Smyth’s Toystore.  As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Mon 15, November, 2021

UNDER 21 HURLERS: Patrickswell experienced a difficult week in the Premier Hurling Championship with two defeats in 48 hours against Mungret and Garryspillane. In the match against Mungret, Jason Gillane gave the ‘Well a perfect start with three points in the opening two minutes. Mungret’s first point was immediately countered by Jason Gillane and Patrickswell were 0-4 to 0-1 ahead within five minutes. Mungret began to edge into the match and produced two quick-fire points to reduce the deficit to a single point. When Patrick Kirby increased the advantage, our opponents responded with another brace of points to equalise at 0-5 apiece. Jason Gillane and Calvin Carroll were called upon to build a 0-7 to 0-5 advantage at the water break. After the game recommenced, Mungret hit Patrickswell with four unanswered points in six minutes. While in arrears of 0-9 to 0-7, Jason Gillane scored in the 25th minute and trimmed the deficit to the minimum. Mungret rallied with another two points in sixty seconds, but Jason Gillane’s free point steadied the nerves. The final point of the first half was scored by Mungret and Patrickswell reached the interval at 0-12 to 0-9 behind.

In the initial five minutes of the second half, Jason Gillane had another free point cancelled out straight away. Moments later, Patrick Kirby’s sideline cut was met at the back post by the on-rushing Cian Gorman. He beat the goalkeeper from close range and equalised at 1-10 to 0-13. Mungret were unfazed and retaliated with two points, before Patrick Kirby’s point before the water break reduced the deficit to 0-15 to 1-11. There was a slowdown in scoring after the restart, but Patrickswell seemed on course for victory with a flurry of three points in four minutes from Jason Gillane (0-2) and John Kirby. The clock had six minutes left and the ‘Well were 1-14 to 0-15 ahead. Unfortunately, Mungret finished strongly with a salvo of three points and emerged as narrow 0-18 to 1-14 winners.

Two days later, Patrickswell met Garryspillane in Caherdavin. In a remarkable first half, Patrickswell dominated the Bouncers and were rewarded with seven points before the water break. The scorers were Patrick Kirby, Josh Considine (0-2), Jason Gillane (0-3) and Calvin Carroll. After the water break, Jason Gillane’s double free points and Josh Considine’s point from play built an incredible 0-10 to 0-0 lead. While Garryspillane looked demoralised, they scraped one goal and a point just before half-time to establish a foothold in the match. The interval score was 0-10 to 1-1 to Patrickswell.

Jason Gillane’s free point within moments of the whistle created a seven-point lead, but two points from Garryspillane trimmed the lead to five points by the 35th minute. Patrick Kirby’s point turned out to be Patrickswell’s final score of the match. Despite being 0-12 to 1-3 ahead, Garryspillane pounded the ‘Well with six unanswered points in a damaging ten minutes. As the teams huddled for the water break, the scoreline was level at 0-12 to 1-9. Regrettably, the wind was in Garyspillane’s sails and they scored three points in six minutes to move ahead by 1-12 to 0-12. Patrickswell were committed to an equalising goal, but they were sunk by a second Bouncer goal to lose out by 2-12 to 0-12. On Tuesday November 16, Patrickswell must beat Croagh Kilfinny Rathkeale at 8pm in Staker Wallace. As usual, tickets must be purchased in advance from Universe.com at this link – Match Tickets…

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday November 8 was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 12, 27 and 31. The bonus number was 1. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Mary McKinley and the €20 prizes were claimed by Elaine O’Reilly, Michael Guerin, Lily Lynch, Cillian Murphy and Padraig Punch. This week’s jackpot is €9,800.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: November’s draw will take place on Saturday November 27 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 two draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

November’s exclusive Star Prize is a €500 gift voucher for Smyth’s Toystore.  As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Mon 08, November, 2021

UNDER 21 HURLERS: The U-21 hurlers have an extremely busy week. Patrickswell are scheduled to play Mungret St. Paul’s on Tuesday November 9 at 8.30pm in Rhebogue. There is another fixture against Garryspillane on Thursday November 11 at 8.30pm in Caherdavin. As usual, tickets must be purchased in advance from Universe.com at this link – Match Tickets…

CLOTHES RECYCLING FUNDRAISER: Patrickswell Camogie Club are holding a Clothes Collection Fundraiser with collection times on Wednesday November 10 and Friday November 12 from 6pm to 7pm in the clubhouse. Acceptable items are clean reusable clothes, paired shoes, handbags, belts and bed linen. The Camogie Club have been very limited with fundraising due to Covid-19 so it would be great to get a big response to this. Please spread the word to family, friends and neighbours.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday November 1 was not won. The numbers drawn were 11, 20, 24 and 27. The bonus number was 25. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Richard Bennis and the €20 prizes were claimed by TJ Toomey, Nigel Mann, Tony Hall, Doris Cusack and John Shanahan. This week’s jackpot is €9,600.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: November’s draw will take place on Saturday November 27 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 two draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

November’s exclusive Star Prize is a €500 gift voucher for Smyth’s Toystore.  As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Tue 02, November, 2021

UNDER 21 HURLERS: The U-21 hurlers produced an impressive performance to beat Ahane in their first match of the Premier Championship. The opening five minutes were scoreless as both teams neutralised each other. When Patrickswell settled into their stride, they were rewarded with five unanswered points in six minutes from Jason Gillane (0-3), Calvin Carroll and John Kirby. Ahane’s first point was immediately cancelled out by Josh Carey within a minute; however they added another two points before the water break. At that stage, the scoreline was 0-6 to 0-3 in Patrickswell’s favour. After the restart, Jason Gillane’s point created a four-point lead but Ahane claimed another point to stay in contention. In the 27th minute, Calvin Carroll notched a fine individual goal to put Patrickswell in the ascendency. Two minutes later, Josh Considine contributed another point before Ahane closed the first half with a point. The half-time score was 1-8 to 0-5 to the ‘Well.

The second half began with another Jason Gillane free, but Ahane rallied with a pair of frees in reply. Our opponents had moved within five points, although Jason Gillane closed the door with another pair of frees. Three minutes later, Josh Carey hit the back of the net to establish a ten-point lead of 2-11 to 0-7. Ahane stayed in contention with two quick points just before the water break to reduce the arrears to 2-11 to 0-9. The final quarter of the match was ruthless from Patrickswell. Jason Gillane scored the third goal in the 50th minute and John Kirby raised the green flag once again in the 53rd minute. Jason Gillane’s further point cemented a fifteen-point lead of 4-12 to 0-9. Ahane’s tenth point was supressed by a trio of points in two minutes from Calvin Carroll and Jason Gillane (0-2). At the end of normal time, the ‘Well were 4-15 to 0-10 ahead. In stoppage time, Ahane accrued two points but Gavin Carey bagged a fifth goal in a 5-15 to 0-12 triumph.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Tuesday October 26 was not won. The numbers drawn were 4, 15, 20 and 26. The bonus number was 13. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Anne Kiely and the €20 prizes were claimed by Ciaran Crowe, Michelle Carey, Mary McCarthy, Mike Mann and Christy O’Reilly. This week’s jackpot is €9,400.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: November’s draw will take place on Saturday November 27 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 two draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

November’s exclusive Star Prize is a €500 gift voucher for Smyth’s Toystore.  As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Mon 25, October, 2021

SENIOR HURLERS: There was disappointment at the Gaelic Grounds as Patrickswell lost the County Championship Final against a strong Kilmallock team. Diarmaid Byrnes struck the first point of the match when his free sailed over the crossbar after just thirty seconds. When Kilmallock equalised quickly, Aaron Gillane was on hand to restore the Patrickswell lead. Two quick-fire scores from Graeme Mulcahy established a Kilmallock lead of 0-3 to 0-2 with five minutes on the clock. Patrickswell experienced a short period of dominance when three unanswered frees from Jason Gillane (0-2) and Aaron Gillane generated a Patrickswell advantage of 0-5 to 0-3 by the tenth minute. Kilmallock were unfazed and notched three consecutive points over the course of the next five minutes. Aaron Gillane’s free steadied Patrickswell and the teams reached the first half water break level at 0-6 apiece.

When play resumed, Diarmaid Byrnes had two points sandwiched between a pair of Kilmallock points. The scoreboard clock reached the 25th minute and the teams were inseparable at 0-8 each. The Balbec were stronger in the closing minutes of the first half as Mike Houlihan helped himself to three points in six minutes, while Patrick Kirby responded for Patrickswell. The referee’s whistle ended a stirring first half and Patrickswell trailed by 0-11 to 0-9.

There was a spring in the Patrickswell step at the start of the second half. Jason Gillane and Jack Kelleher scored points to equalise at 0-11 all. Although Kilmallock crept ahead with another point, Patrickswell surged ahead with four straight points in four minutes from Diarmaid Byrnes, Patrick Kirby, Thomas O’Brien and Aaron Gillane. Kilmallock responded to the ‘Well challenge with a trio of points of their own. Aaron Gillane’s free just before the last water break gave Patrickswell a narrow 0-16 to 0-15 lead with fifteen minutes left. The spectators were on the edge of their seats for the final quarter of the match.

Kilmallock poured forward and accumulated three points in a four-minute burst. The scoreboard clock clicked to the 50th minute and Kilmallock were now 0-18 to 0-16 ahead. Diarmaid Byrnes reduced the arrears to a single point, before Graeme Mulcahy and Aaron Gillane exchanged points. There were only six minutes left and Kilmallock were narrowly leading by 0-19 to 0-18. The decisive moment of the match occurred when Kilmallock’s Oisin O’Reilly surged through the Patrickswell defence and delivered a low drive into the far corner. There was now daylight between the teams as Kilmallock led by four points at 1-19 to 0-18. Aaron Gillane’s free point put the ‘Well within a goal and set up an exciting finish. Sadly, Kilmallock were now in fifth gear and they closed out the match with five consecutive points in the last six minutes. The final score was 1-24 to 0-19 to Kilmallock. Hard luck to the players and management. It was a great achievement to reach the County Final.

UNDER 21 HURLERS: The U-21 hurlers start their Premier Hurling Championship campaign with a match against Ahane on Friday October 29 at 8.15pm in Caherdavin.  Tickets can be purchased at this link – Match Tickets…

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday October 18 was not won. The numbers drawn were 11, 17, 20 and 21. The bonus number was 4. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Annie c/o Mary O’Neill and the €20 prizes were claimed by Michael Byrnes, Lucy & Sadie Normoyle, John O’Mahoney, Alannah c/o Mary O’Neill and Ann O’Donoghue. This week’s jackpot is €9,200.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: October’s draw will take place this 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 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.