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.

Mon 09, August, 2021

UNDER 19 HURLERS:  The U-19 hurlers will host neighbours Ballybrown on Friday August 13 at 7.00pm in Patrickswell. The fixture against Newcastle West was postponed last week due to the Limerick Minor Football.

INTER-COUNTY HURLERS: Congratulations to the Limerick Senior hurlers and their Patrickswell contingent for producing a superb and clinical performance against Waterford in the All-Ireland Hurling Championship semi-final. It is a magnificent achievement to reach three All-Ireland finals in four years.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Tuesday August 3 was not won. The numbers drawn were 17, 20, 25 and 32. The bonus number was 2. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Mary Reidy and the €20 prizes were claimed by David Cusack, Pat O’Shea, Imelda Cusack, Lorraine Power and Shirley Goodwin. This week’s jackpot is €7,000.

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.

Mon 02, August, 2021

UNDER 19 HURLERS:  The U-19 Premier Hurling Championship commences this Friday August 6 at 7.00pm with a visit to Newcastle West.

INTER-COUNTY HURLERS: Best wishes to the Limerick Senior hurlers and their Patrickswell contingent in the All-Ireland semi-final against Waterford at Croke Park. Hard luck to the Limerick U-20 team that were pipped by Cork in the Munster Championship.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday July 26 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 6, 9 and 30. The bonus number was 28. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Luke O’Connor and the €20 prizes were claimed by Joan Hickey, Matt Murray, James O’Riordan, Margaret O’Brien and Conor Shanahan. This week’s jackpot is €6,800.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: Philip Griffin scooped €100 in the July 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.

Mon 26, July, 2021

INTERMEDIATE HURLERS: The Intermediate hurlers had a busy week. In the City League Final against Na Piarsaigh, the first half was keenly contested and Patrickswell reached the interval narrowly at 0-10 to 1-6 ahead. The second half was another close encounter, but the ‘Well gained the upper hand after the water break and claimed victory by 0-19 to 1-12.

The County League semi-final against Ballybricken-Bohermore was a stern test of the City champions. Our opponents took the lead with a point after one minute, but John Kirby equalised immediately. Ballybricken-Bohermore took advantage of a sixth minute penalty to establish a 1-2 to 0-1 lead. Darragh Ahern’s point was countered by two points from Ballybricken-Bohermore, although John Kirby and Peter Harty were on hand to cancel out those scores. The decisive part of the match was the middle of the first half when our opponents accumulated 1-2 and Patrickswell failed to score for ten minutes. In the 20th minute, the ‘Well were 2-6 to 0-4 behind. John Kirby and Paul O’Brien trimmed the deficit with another two points, but these scores were matched by Ballybricken-Bohermore. John Kirby produced a trio of points just before half-time to close the arrears to 2-9 to 0-9.

The second half began in a competitive manner. Ballybricken-Bohermore increased their advantage to seven points before Darragh Ahern and John Kirby scored points to alter the scoreline to 2-10 to 0-11. Patrickswell failed to score for fifteen minutes while our opponents plundered 1-4. By the 50th minute, the ‘Well trailed by 3-14 to 0-11. Darragh Ahern and Peter Harty scored points that diminished the arrears to ten points; however Ballybricken-Bohermore replied in kind. There were five minutes of normal time left and the scoreline was 3-16 to 0-13. Paul O’Brien’s goal and Darragh Ahern’s point slashed the lead to eight points at 3-16 to 1-14. Ballybricken-Bohermore restored a nine-point lead, before Darragh Ahern’s late goal was followed by Sam McNamara’s point. In the dying stages of the match, Patrickswell were five points down at 3-17 to 2-15. The recovery was finally snuffed out by Ballybricken-Bohermore’s fourth goal just on the final whistle. The result was 4-17 to 2-15.

UNDER 17 HURLERS: The Patrickswell U-17 hurling team had an excellent win over Croom in the County Championship in Croom. The final score line was 2-13 to 0-13. This panel deserve mention as they have worked extremely hard over the past few months and it was very encouraging to see clear progress being made. Goals from Dale McDonagh and Hugh Maher created daylight and there were excellent performances from every position throughout the field.

The team lined out as follows: Josh Mulcahy, Paddy McGrath, John Murray, Ross Ferguson, Christy Carroll, Billy Earls, Conor O’Brien, Harry McDonagh, Jack McNamara, Liam Fitzgerald, James Fitzgerald, Leon Kinsella, Paddy Gardiner, Hugh Maher and Dale McDonagh. Substitutes that played were Cathal Fitzgerald, Tyler McNamara and Jack Foley.

CLUB LOTTO: The draw on Monday July 19 was not won. The numbers drawn were 18, 21, 23 and 25. The bonus number was 4. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Paula Guerin and the €20 prizes were claimed by Joanne Tierney, RMJ Davoren, Kyle Loftus, Sarah Buckley and Holly Jo Delaney. This week’s jackpot is €6,600.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: July’s Club Limerick Draw will take place this Saturday July 31 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 six draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

July’s exclusive Star Prize is a Dilusso Vanity Unit, Dilusso tap, Dilusso toilet and an Image shower in association with Ger Malone Plumbing & Heating. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Mon 19, July, 2021

INTER-COUNTY HURLERS: Congratulations to the Limerick hurlers, who produced an epic comeback to defeat Tipperary in a pulsating Munster Hurling Final. We are particularly proud of the Patrickswell contingent. Well done everyone.

INTERMEDIATE HURLERS: The Intermediate hurlers face Na Piarsaigh in the City Final on Monday July 19 at 7pm in Clarina.

CAMOGIE: Hard luck to the U16 camogie girls, who were narrowly defeated by Newcastle West in the County Final.

CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto has returned after a Covid-19 enforced break. The draw on Monday July 12 was not won. The numbers drawn were 4, 13, 26 and 32. The bonus number was 7. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Phil Byrnes and the €20 prizes were claimed by Anne & Patricia, David Byrnes, Billy O’Connor, Noreen Cusack and Michael McElligott. This week’s jackpot is €6,400.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: July’s Club Limerick Draw will take place on Saturday July 31 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 six draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

July’s exclusive Star Prize is a Dilusso Vanity Unit, Dilusso tap, Dilusso toilet and an Image shower in assocition with Ger Malone Plumbing & Heating. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

Mon 12, July, 2021

SENIOR HURLERS: Patrickswell suffered a narrow defeat to Monaleen in the City Senior League at home. The match started at a ferocious pace when John Kirby and Darragh Ahern scored points in the opening minute. Monaleen were equally strong in attack and responded with five unanswered points in four short minutes. The scoreline in the 6th minute was 0-5 to 0-2 to the visitors. Kevin O’Brien’s point halted the onslaught, but Monaleen were able to respond in kind. As the scoring rate dropped, Patrickswell enjoyed a good spell when Jack Kelleher, Cian Enright and Darragh Ahern produced points to equalise at 0-6 apiece. However, Monaleen were able to edge ahead with two fresh points. Jack Kelleher trimmed the deficit to the minimum before Monaleen tacked on another two points to establish a 0-10 to 0-7 lead. In the closing stages of the first half, Kevin O’Brien and Jack Kelleher notched more points and Monaleen replied with a single point. The half-time score was 0-11 to 0-9 to the city club.

The second half began competitively and was characterised by fewer scores. Jack Kelleher (0-2) and Calvin Carroll added to Patrickswell’s haul, but Monaleen matched the hosts at every turn. By the 42nd minute, the ‘Well remained 0-14 to 0-12 adrift. Jack Kelleher’s point put Patrickswell back in contention; however Monaleen remained solid and fired over two points to create a one-goal lead. There was ten minutes left and the scoreline was 0-16 to 0-13. The home side battled hard and set up a tight finish when Kevin O’Brien and Jack Kelleher struck points to close the margin. With ample time remaining, the deficit was slashed to 0-16 to 0-15. Monaleen absorbed the pressure and accrued two invaluable points to cement their one-goal lead. Patrickswell attempted to overhaul Monaleen by focusing on taking points, rather than creating goal chances. Jack Kelleher’s free edged the ‘Well back into the match, but a series of wides allowed Monaleen to secure an 0-18 to 0-16 victory.

INTERMEDIATE HURLERS: Patrickswell beat St. Patrick’s at home in the final pool fixture of the City League. The opening ten minutes yielded no points as the teams matched each other closely. Sam McNamara’s opening point was supplemented by a close-range goal from Jonathan McMahon and a follow-up point from David Woulfe. St. Patrick’s had to wait until the 19th minute to register their first score, but they were rattled by four points in six minutes from Sam McNamara (0-3) and Jonathan McMahon. As half-time approached, St. Patrick’s clawed back two points to close the gap to 1-6 to 0-3.

The second half resumed with Patrickswell on the front foot. Jonathan McMahon and Jamie Dillon (0-2) built a 1-9 to 0-3 lead before our visitors pulled back a goal. Jonathan McMahon chipped in with another brace of points to put the ‘Well 1-11 to 1-3 ahead with fifteen minutes left. St. Patrick’s last point of the match was followed by a quartet of points in the closing fifteen minutes from Paul O’Brien, John Kirby (0-2) and Jamie Dillon. The final score was 1-15 to 1-4. Patrickswell’s reward is a City League Final against Na Piarsaigh on Monday July 19 at 7pm in Claughaun.

JUNIOR B HURLERS: The Junior B hurlers had a busy week, with fixtures at home to Croagh-Kilfinny and away to Askeaton. In the home match, Croagh-Kilfinny made the stronger start and were 1-3 to 0-2 ahead within ten minutes. Patrickswell responded with two points, but the visitors cancelled them out to leave the score at 1-5 to 0-4 after twenty minutes. There was an attacking flurry from the ‘Well that produced three consecutive points in two minutes. With Patrickswell trailing by a single point, Croagh-Kilfinny increased their tempo and banked a trio of points to lead by 1-8 to 0-7. Deep in first half injury time, the ‘Well notched a goal and minimised the arrears to 1-8 to 1-7.

The second half was barely a minute old when Patrickswell equalised, but Croagh-Kilfinny edged ahead a few minutes later. Mark Griffin’s men were growing in confidence and banked three points in five minutes. In the 40th minute, Patrickswell led by 1-11 to 1-9. The match was turned on its head again when the visitors claimed their second goal and another point to move into a two-point lead at 2-10 to 1-11. While Patrickswell equalised by scoring two points, Croagh-Kilfinny added another two points to their haul. There were five minutes left and Patrickswell found themselves 2-12 to 1-13 adrift. Thankfully the home team refused to give up and Patrickswell shocked Croagh-Kilfinny with a late goal and two points to triumph by 2-15 to 2-12.

Three days later, the Junior Bs travelled to Askeaton for their final league match. The match started with Askeaton notching two points within three minutes. Patrickswell settled into their routine and fought back with a goal from Natal O’Grady and three points. However, Askeaton rallied with a fine goal. The score in the 13th minute was a small 1-3 to 1-2 gap. The rate of scoring slowed significantly as Patrickswell and Askeaton shared two points apiece across the next twelve minutes. There was five minutes left in the first half as the ‘Well led by 1-5 to 1-4. Patrickswell’s sixth point was neutralised by Askeaton’s second goal as the hosts took a 2-4 to 1-6 lead. As the first half drew to a close, both sides added another point each. The half-time score was a narrow 2-5 to 1-7 deficit for Patrickswell.

The start of the second half was dominated by Askeaton and they outscored the visitors by six points to two. In the 43rd minute, Patrickswell had a hill to climb at 2-11 to 1-9 behind. Askeaton’s third goal rocked Patrickswell and increased the margin to eight points at 3-11 to 1-9. Remarkably, the ‘Well dominated the next ten minutes and outscored Askeaton by six points to one. There were seven minutes left and the arrears were slashed to 3-12 to 1-15. With just a goal between the teams, there was a grand finale in store. Unfortunately for Patrickswell, Askeaton managed the closing stages efficiently and their four straight points ensured a 3-16 to 1-15 win for them.

CAMOGIE: Well done to the Junior A ladies, who beat Na Piarsaigh by 3-6 to 1-9 in the League.

CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: July’s Club Limerick Draw will take place on Saturday July 31 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 six draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.

July’s exclusive Star Prize is a Dilusso Vanity Unit, Dilusso tap, Dilusso toilet and an Image shower in assocition with Ger Malone Plumbing & Heating. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.

LIMERICK HURLERS: Best wishes to Limerick and the Patrickswell contingent against Tipperary in the Munster final.