Club Notes 2004 to 2010

Thursday, 30th December 2010

Patrickswell GAA Club wishes all its members a Happy New Year in 2011. New members are always welcome at the club. We hope that the new year is a great success – both on and off the pitch.

 

Thursday, 23rd December 2010

The Club’s AGM took place on Wednesday (15/12/10) at the clubhouse. To commence the meeting, Secretary Martin Ryan delivered a comprehensive account of the club’s performances on the playing fields at every level. The secretary thanked the organisers and supporters of fundraisers throughout the year and in particular the camogie club for their enthusiasm and support.

After the Secretary’s Report, Nelius Hayes delivered the Treasurers’ Report. Following a detailed review of a very successful Profit & Loss Account and Balance Sheet, Nelius’ main observations focussed upon the impressive financial performance in 2010, the establishment of strict cost control and the improved financial standing of the club. He thanked everyone who assisted him with his duties and complimented the hard work of organisers and participants in the various fundraisers.

The Chairman’s Address was delivered by Paul Foley, who was completing his first year in the position. Paul highlighted the exceptional year that the club experienced off the field, with numerous successful fundraisers and a re-emergence of club pride in Patrickswell. He thanked local people who gave their time and effort to improve the facilities of the club.

Firstly, a dedicated meeting room was established by the sponsorship of Michael and Sheila Joyce and the assistance of Brendan Cawley, Tom O’Brien and Willie Fenton. Other improvements to the club included a scrap clean-up and improvements to the pedestrian access to the pitch by Willie Fenton, Liam Purcell, Joe Lynch, Damien Gillane, Christy O’Reilly, Mike Dundon and Anthony Carmody. Paul thanked Moss Carmody and Willie Fenton for maintaining the club grounds on a daily basis in all weather.

John O’Donnell, Mike Dundon and Edward Keehan (sponsor) must also be thanked for the refurbishment of the club entrance gates. Damien Gillane, Mike Dundon and Michael Carey built seating on the western boundary and Nigel Carey assisted with cutting overgrown trees around the pitch. Gerry Ryan conducted plumbing work on the clubhouse also throughout the year.

The Chairman then acknowledged the various fundraisers and success stories that had occurred during the year – Nob Nation, the Michael O’Brien Tournament, Ard Scoil Ris’ Harty Cup victory, the Patrickswell players on Limerick’s Best Team of the past 25 years, the Club Shop, the Compromise Rules bucket collection, the Mackey Draw, the Club Lotto, Tesco Coonagh bag packing, Scór na nÓg, the Golf Classic, Clickatel Messaging, Jazz Night, Poker Night and Greyhound Night. There are too many contributors to thank individually in the newspaper, but the people know who they are!

The Chairman also thanked the clubs sponsors Duggan Systems and requested club members to support Duggan systems in every way possible.

Paul also confirmed that the Michael O Brien Tournament would again take place in early Spring and thanked the O Brien family Lurriga for agreeing to sponsor the competition again this year.

Congratulations were offered to Oliver Mann (Vice Chairman of Limerick County Board), Ciaran Carey as a Selector for Limerick Hurling and John O’Brien as Chairman of Lifting the Treaty Committee & Secretary of the Hearings Board.

Paul Foley also commended the contribution of players and management at every level of the club – Senior, Junior, Minor, Under 21, Juvenile and Camogie. He acknowledged Gary Kirby’s work in the National School and congratulated them for reaching an Olo Cup Final. It was agreed that now that the clubs finances had been stabilised with a strong improvement in club morale that next year the focus of the club must be on the playing field. The Chairman urged every player to dig deep and unlock the extra 10% required to win trophies. While the club finances are very important, winning trophies is paramount to any sports club.

Vice President of the club Gerry Bennis thanked the chairman for his inspiring address and agreed that every possible effort should be made by every club member to ensure success on the playing fields for 2011.

The Club Officers remained unchanged, while the following mangers were ratified: Junior A Hurling – Nigel Carey, Junior B Hurling – Pa Buston, Under 21 Hurling – Tom O’Brien, Minor Hurling – Pat Dundon and Junior Football – Michael Woulfe.

The Senior hurling management team for 2011 is Gary Kirby Manager, Tom O Brien Asst Manager, Brian Lohan Coach/Trainer, John O Donnell Selector, Anthony Carmody Selector.

Last Thursday night at Janesboro school marked a major resurgence in the clubs activities in Scór Na nÓg which the club re entered this year. Patrickswell GAA were crowned the overall winners in the City Scór Na nÓg competition with outright winners in Ellen Foley (solo singing), Darragh Ahern, Jane Kirby, Jamie Dillon, Doireann Foley and Ellen Foley (Ballad Group), Martin Harty, Danny Harty, Savannah Harty, Emma Barry, Chelsea McCarthy, Ailish Byrnes and Lizzie Conway (Novelty Act). While the other competitors were narrowly beaten, excellent performances were also given by Aaron Gillane, Jamie Dillon and Alison Hurley (Question time), John Kirby (Recitation) and Patrice Lynch, Seana Nally, Laura Andrews, Jason Gillane and Ciara O Brien (Instrumental music). Sincere thanks from the club to Valerie Lynch, Gloria O’ Donnell, Paula Griffin, Muirne Bennis, Louise Foley, Orla Ahern, Mary Shinnors, Carmel Kirby and Aedin Foley for their great work in reorganising Scór and redeveloping the clubs participation and success levels in this competition.

If anyone can help to sell the Racing Post as a fundraiser for the club at the Limerick Races on 26th to 29th December, please contact the Chairman. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all!

 

Thursday, 16th December 2010

Patrickswell GAA Club would like to thank everyone who has worked on the club’s behalf this year – the players, managers, selectors, tutors, committees, groundskeepers, parents, Lotto ticket sellers, Mackey promoters, ticket purchasers, local businesses and loyal supporters. Special thanks to our club’s sponsors – Duggan Systems Ltd. Apologies if anyone has been left out – there are so many people to mention! It has been a very exciting and productive year for the Club. We hope that the momentum will continue anew in 2011, especially on the playing fields.

The Club will be selling the Racing Post at the upcoming Christmas Festival at Greenmount Park Racecourse from 26th to 29th December. If you want to buy a newspaper, please purchase from a Patrickswell GAA seller. The Club Lotto remains unclaimed at €20,000. With Christmas fast approaching, the jackpot is a great stocking filler.

The County Scor Na n-Og finals are fixed for 7.45pm on Saturday 18th December in Cappamore. Hopefully we will have some participants in the County final. On Thursday night 16th December, the City final is being held in Janesboro school. Best of luck to all our representatives, their families and supporters.

 

Thursday, 9th December 2010

There were dozens of poker faces on display at the Texas Hold’ Em Night in the Dark Horse last Friday. Despite the icy conditions, 24 of Patrickswell’s finest card sharps turned out to bluff their way to victory. Many thanks to Fergus Kilcoyne, Shane Nash and his team at the Dark Horse for hosting this exciting event. The overall winner on the night was Gary Purcell. In addition to the poker, the club held a raffle for entrants to the 2010 Mackey Draw. It was a token of Patrickswell GAA’s appreciation for those who have supported both local and county Gaelic Games. Prizes will be distributed to winners by Neilus Hayes during next week.

The Mass for Deceased Club Members takes place on Saturday 11th December at 7pm in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On Wednesday 15th December, the Club Annual General Meeting will take place at the clubhouse. Please make an effort to attend and contribute to the meeting. It has been an eventful year and there are plenty of highlights to discuss.

The Club Lotto Jackpot of €20,000 is facing Christmas without a home. For sixteen months, the lotto has rolled over without a winner. If you want a perfect Christmas gift, why not purchase a ticket from local agents and businesses? The City Scór na n-Og succumbed to the wintry conditions last Saturday night and was postponed. The rearranged City Scór na n-Og final will take place this coming Saturday night in Na Piarsaigh at 7.45 pm. Patrickswell will have participants in nearly all competitions. Well done to Paula Griffin, Gloria O’Donnell, Carmel Kirby, Louise Foley, Muirne Bennis, Valerie Lynch and Aedin Foley for their hard work in compiling and preparing teams this year.

The December 2010 Mackey Draw winners from Patrickswell were David Quaid & Ger Tuohy (€250 each) and Noel Carey (€200). This was the final draw of the year.

 

Thursday, 2nd December 2010

Please support the clubs Texas Hold Em poker night this coming Friday at the Dark Horse. Even if you’re not a card specialist why not come down for a drink and a chat at one of our final get togethers before Christmas.

Best of luck to the club participants in this years City Scór Na nÓg final scheduled for 8pm in Na Piarsaigh on Saturday 4th December. The club will have participants in all of the competitions and well done to the organising group of Muirne Bennis, Paula Griffin, Valerie Lynch, Gloria O’Donnell and Carmel Kirby. Best of luck to everyone concerned.

The club AGM is scheduled for Wednesday 15th December in the clubhouse, with Mass in memory of deceased members at the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Patrickswell on Saturday 11th December.

If you wish to avail of the clubs messaging service please text your name and number to 087 1448721.Many thanks to Teresa Carrig for her hard work on this important club service

Well done to Willie Fenton for the resodding work recently undertaken at Pairc Antóin O Briain. The field looks in great shape at present despite the poor weather conditions and this is due to both Willie’s and Moss Carmody’s diligence and hard work.

The club lotto is still available to be won at €20,000.You can purchase a ticket from local shops and hostelries or from any club member.

 

Thursday, 25th November 2010

The Patrickswell GAA “Family Night at the Dogs” was an incredible success last Friday night. There was a huge crowd in attendance at the Dock Road Stadium with a strong representation from Patrickswell. In addition to the greyhound races, there was an eagerly-awaited Best Dressed Lady competition and a Senior Hurlers’ sprint of the two-legged variety!

The Best Dressed Lady winners were Moira Mann, Suzanne Begley and Joan Foley. The judging panel included Gemma O’Reilly (Miss Limerick 2010) and Becky Costello (Miss Limerick 2009), while the prizes were courtesy of Topaz Jewellery of Upper Gerald Griffin Street, Marbles Hair Salon of Cruises Street & Castletroy and Vanity Within Beauty Salon of Patrickswell.

The greyhound winning nominators were Christine Foley, Ciara Considine, Eoghan Murphy, Billy Earls, Garrett Quin, Rory Foley, Katie Earls, Neilus Hayes, Paddy Foley, Breda Mann, Brian Mann and Tony Quinn. Each winning Nominator was presented with a specially inscribed Gold Medallion sponsored by Christy Murphy of the Cu Chulainn Bar. John Tuohy was the lucky winner of the Entrance Draw for a weekend away for two in the Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Cork. The prize was kindly sponsored by Fitzgerald’s Woodlands Hotel in Adare.

Spot prizes were won by Olive Burke, Jack Lillis, John O’Gorman, Ann Reidy and Rita Molyneaux. A special thanks to our esteemed guest on the night, Liam Sheedy, former Tipperary Hurling Manager. In the Senior Hurlers’ Sprint, Sean O’Brien was quickest out of the traps and was followed home by Tom O’Brien, Dean Cawley, Niall Carrig, Nigel Foley & Shane Quinlan. Let’s hope that our hurling rivals are left chasing Sean’s shadow next season!

The following is a list of the thirteen winning dogs on the night – Fracture, Lady Mitzi, Fellestin Lad, Monlesa Alsatian, Ocean Crash, Homestead Speck, Westmead Bond, Confident Nestor, Failte Isteach (Race 9 sponsored by Patrickswell GAA), Colourful Champ, Nicken Shaw, Huckabee’s Kid and Beaming Dilemma.

The club would like to express its appreciation to everyone who supported the event – ticket purchasers, greyhound nominators, advertisers, judges and special guests. Great credit is also due to the Organising Committee who produced a great evening of racing and fun.

The next major event is the Poker Classic, courtesy of The Dark Horse in the first week of December. The Club Lotto is approaching Christmas with its €20k prize intact. Please buy a ticket and win that jackpot.

 

Thursday, 18th November 2010

Patrickswell GAA’s Greyhound Racing Night takes place this Friday 19th November at the new Greyhound track on the Dock Road. We trust that most of the community has been visited by a promoter. If you have not been contacted at this late stage, please get in touch with any committee member immediately. Please note that only tickets bought directly from Patrickswell GAA are helping the club. If you pay as you enter on the night, this will not benefit the club.

Special guests on the night are Tipperary’s Liam Sheedy and Celia Holman Lee, who will judge the Best Dressed Ladies competition that is kindly sponsored by Paddy Flynn Topaz Jewellers and Marbles Hair Studio Castletroy. Special thanks to Christy Murphy of the Cu Chulainn Bar, who are sponsoring the winning nominators’ prizes.

All ticket-holders are entered into a draw for a stay for two guests at the Vienna Woods Hotel in Cork sponsored by Fitzgeralds Woodlands Hotel . The Cu Chulainn is organising a bus to the Dock Road for €5. Please contact the Cu Chulainn to register your interest. Many thanks to everyone who has supported and organised this important fundraiser. Particular thanks to Michael Walsh, who has chaired the organising committee and to Brendan Cawley who has done great work on the programme for the night. Players from the Patrickswell Senior Hurling Panel will compete on the track after the last race in a unique sprint relay race where the baton to be used will be a hurley! We are expecting that this will be great community night that’s not to be missed.

The club last week ratified its senior hurling management team for 2011 as follows: Gary Kirby Manager, Tom O’Brien Assistant Manager, Brian Lohan Coach/Trainer, Anthony Carmody Selector and John O Donnell Selector. The Dark Horse will host the club’s Poker Classic on the first Friday night in December. Further details on this event to follow. The Club Lotto remains unclaimed at €20,000. Please contact your local sales agent or participating business to purchase a ticket. Well done to everybody involved with the Club Lotto who have worked so hard with sales and distribution this year.

 

Thursday, 11th November 2010

Brian Lohan comes on board:

Patrickswell GAA has ratified its Senior Hurling Management team for 2011.
Gary Kirby will continue as team manager with club under 21 manager Tom O Brien taking the position of assistant manager. Former Clare hurling great and 4 time All Star Brian Lohan is Coach/Trainer with Anthony Carmody and John O Donnell Jnr joining the management team as selectors.
In announcing the new management team club chairman Paul Foley said ” While we have worked extremely hard during 2010 the primary focus during 2011 will be on the playing field. With this combination I fully believe that we can achieve success if we put in the work.”.

Patrickswell GAA’s Greyhound Racing Night is approaching fast. The event takes place on Friday 19th November on Dock Road. At this stage, most of the community has been visited by a promoter. If you have not been contacted, please get in touch with any committee member. General admission to the event is €10, nominating a greyhound is €20 and placing an advertisement in the programme costs between €30 and €100 – dependent on its size (Please click here for more details…). All ticket-holders are entered into a draw for a stay for two guests at the Vienna Woods Hotel in Cork. The Cu Chulainn is organising a bus to the Dock Road for €5. Please contact the Cu Chulainn to register your interest. Many thanks to everyone who has supported and organised this important fundraiser. Your generosity is much appreciated. Please note that only tickets bought beforehand are supporting the club – if you only pay as you enter on the night, this will not benefit the club.

Fergus Kilcoyne and his team at the Dark Horse will host the club’s Poker Classic on the first Friday night in December. Further details on this event to follow. The Club Lotto remains unclaimed at €20,000. Please contact your local sales agent or participating business to purchase a ticket. Well done to everybody involved with the Club Lotto who have worked so hard with sales and distribution this year.

 

Thursday, 4th November 2010

The Junior B footballers have bowed out of the County Championship after a quarter-final replay defeat against Granagh-Ballingarry. Despite holding the West Champions last weekend, the ‘Well were not given a second chance by their powerful opponents. Granagh-Ballingary ran out as 1-16 to 0-8 winners and the club’s playing season concluded. Commiserations to the players and management for the obvious disappointment; however it was a productive and exciting season of football.

The next major club event is the Greyhound Benefit Night, scheduled for Friday 19th November. Club members are currently calling door-to-door across the parish to secure support for the event. You can support this event by purchasing a ticket (€10), nominating a greyhound (€20) or sponsoring an advertisement in the programme (full page €100). This will be a great night of racing and socialising at a fabulous new Limerick venue. A draw for ticket purchasers will also take place on the night for which Fitzgerald’s Woodlands Hotel have agreed to sponsor a weekend away for 2 people at the Vienna Woods Hotel in Cork. Full credit to Michael Walsh and his team who are pulling out all the stops and currently visiting every house and business in the parish. If they miss you when they call and you want to support the event, please contact any member of the committee (Please click here for more details…).

The next Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw takes place at Ahern’s Bar in Kilteely on Friday 5th November 2010. At the time of writing, the Club Lotto has rolled over for fourteen months and remains intact at €20,000. Please contact your local agent or shop for a ticket.

The Under 11 Camogie team were outstanding in the “A” final against Crecora on Saturday morning at Pairc Antóin O’ Briain. Despite being beaten by two points, they put in a powerful display and could have snatched victory in the dying moments of the game. Well done to coaches Rose Kelleher, John Gorman and Carmel Kirby for the hard work with the girls during the year. This team has improved immensely in the last 12 months and we can certainly look forward to a strong Under 12 campaign next year. The team was Leah O’Carroll, Doireann Foley, Ciara Barry, Aisling O’Gorman, Sarah Gillane, Jane Kirby, Becky Kelly , Niamh O’Keefe, Ciara O’Brien, Megan O’Neill, Patrice Lynch, Emer O’Keefe, Amy Buston, Shauna Nally and Patricia Bennis.

A special word of thanks this week to Damien Gillane, Nigel Carey, Michael Dundon and Willie Fenton who worked extremely hard in removing some of the overgrown hedgerow adjoining the Marian Park boundary of the club complex.

Also a special word of thanks to Teresa Carrig who continues to manage the club messaging service most efficiently. Any club member who would like to receive updates on club activities can do so by texting their name and number to 087 1448721.

The committee devising the club’s 5 year strategic plan continues to meet with an expected completion date of end of November. Any club member who has any thoughts on the strategic progression of the club can contact any member of the club committee.

 

Thursday, 28th October 2010

The Junior B footballers had mixed fortunes over a hectic Bank Holiday weekend, but lived to fight another day. On Friday, the ‘Well faced a powerful St. Patrick’s side in the City Final. Unfortunately, St. Patrick’s were too strong and eased to a 3-7 to 1-3 win. Patrickswell could not afford to feel disheartened because the County quarter-final against Granagh-Ballingarry was scheduled for Sunday lunchtime. To their immense credit, the boys turned in a solid and brave performance to earn a draw with the West Champions. Best of luck in the replay!

The Under 11 camogie County Final is scheduled for Saturday morning. Many thanks to everyone who assisted with the Bucket Collection before the International Rules match at Pairc na nGael last Saturday. The collection was very successful and it was your generosity of time and spirit that made it possible. Well done to Michael McDermott and Valerie Lynch for coordinating the effort. (Please click here for photos from the collection day…) The next major date for your diary is the Club Greyhound Night on Friday 19th November. As well as being a major fundraiser, the evening is a great chance for a club and community get-together. Over the coming weeks, you will be asked to purchase tickets, sponsor a greyhound and advertise in the race programme. Please help out in any way that you can.

The Club Lotto has rolled over for another week and our jackpot stands at €20,000. Lottery tickets are available from agents and local businesses.

 

Thursday, 21st October 2010

The season for the U-10s & U8s came to a close last Saturday with an U-10 cross cluster blitz on a sunny Ahane pitch. The Well had 2 teams participating who played teams from Abbeydorney in Kerry, Mungret, Murroe/Boher and Croagh/Kilfinny. It has been a busy few weeks as we hosted underage teams from Tulla in Clare (Please click here for team photos…) on the previous weekend and took part in an U-8 cross cluster blitz in Clarina on the previous Saturday. Congrats to all players involved who did their families and their club proud. Thanks also to the coaches of the U8s and U10s namely Mike Walsh, Pakie Lynch, Peter Maher, John Gorman, Ray Fitzgerald, Barry Foley, Damien Gillane & Maurice Fitzgerald. They have been training the squads since back in March & it is only through their continued voluntary effort that the teams can be properly prepared and lay the foundations for future successes. Training is now finished for this year but players should keep on practicing and well done to all involved.
This weekend the U 11 camogie players will play in the A final against Crecora. The venue for the final will be in either Crecora or Patrickswell. Date, time and venue have yet to be confirmed. The under 14 and 16 shield finals are also scheduled for this weekend with date, time and venue yet to be confirmed at the time of going to press. Best of luck to all involved.

Also best of luck to the Junior Footballers who will also be busy over the long weekend with participation scheduled in the City final and the County Junior Quarter final – time and venue not yet available from the respective boards at the time of going to press.

Best of luck to Ciaran Carey on his appointment as County Senior Hurling Selector, to John O Brien who has been appointed by the County Board as chairman of the Lifting the Treaty 2 committee and best wishes also to Oliver Mann who is the sole nominee for the position of Vice Chairman of the Limerick County GAA Board. The County Board Convention will be held this year in Kilmallock in early December.

Club committee members are continuing to work exceptionally hard in the fundraising area. This coming Saturday over 60 volunteers for the club will participate in the Aussie Compromise Rules Bucket collection in Limerick City. Well done to Valerie Lynch, Michael McDermott and their committee for the hard work on this initiative.

Committee members have received a very positive response to the door to door calls throughout the parish for the Greyhound Benefit night scheduled for the 19th November. This will be a night not to be missed, as it coincides with the opening rounds of the Leger. A number of other fun events will take place on the night and Celia Holman Lee will judge the Best Dressed Lady competition for which some fantastic prizes are on offer. The launch of the Patrickswell GAA greyhound benefit night took place at the new greyhound track last Wednesday afternoon in the presence of reigning Miss Limerick Gemma Reilly, with the greyhound committee members and Mr Declan O Halloran greyhound track manager.

Patrickswell GAA is pleased to announce a poker classic scheduled for the first Friday in December courtesy of Mr Fergus Kilcoyne in the Dark Horse. This promises to be a great night and credit is due to Fergus and his team at the Dark Horse for taking on the venture on behalf of the club. The team at the Dark Horse continue to work very hard on the sales of the club lotto tickets every week so the help is very much appreciated.

Finally don’t miss your opportunity to purchase a lotto ticket. The magic prize of €20,000 still awaits some lucky winner!

 

Thursday, 14th October 2010

The Junior A footballers have reached the City Championship Final after a comprehensive 2-12 to 0-9 win over Na Piarsaigh in the semi-final at Crecora. The other semi-final is between Pallaskenry and St. Patrick’s. Patrickswell are now guaranteed a berth in the County quarter-final. Kilcornan or Granagh-Ballingarry will provide the opposition for the City finalists. The team was Gary Murphy, Patrick Woulfe, Nigel Foley, Gearoid Balfry, Sean O’Brien, Brian Geoghegan, Lar Considine, Barry Foley (Capt), Paul O’Grady, David Carroll, John Fitzgerald, Darragh Bennis, Paul O’Connor, Des Foley, Brian Murray. The substitutes were Fergal Byrnes, Mark Carmody, Niall Carrig, Darragh Dundon, Ronan Tierney and James Keane. The Team Management consists of Michael Woulfe, Des Foley, Paul O’Connor and Joe Tierney, with Medical Officer Niamh Geoghegan.

The Under 11 camogie girls beat Ahane in the County A semi-final. This was an excellent performance from the girls, who will now meet Crecora in the A grade camogie County final. The team was Leah O’Carroll, Doireann Foley, Ciara O’Brien, Aisling O’Gorman, Shauna Nally, Jane Kirby, Becky Kelly, Niamh O’Keefe, Emer O’Keefe, Patrice Lynch, Sarah Gillane, Patricia Bennis, Megan O’Neill, Amy Buston and Ciara Barry. Their Team Management is Rose Kelleher, John O’Gorman and Carmel Kirby. The presence of none other than Pat Shortt in the attendance also created a few ripples of excitement as his daughter lined out that morning for Ahane!

Meanwhile the Under 16 hurlers received a walkover from Kilmallock in the County Shield semi-final. The Shield final is currently scheduled for this coming Sunday with the time and location yet to be finalised. The under 16 team and management have given us great enjoyment during the year so support for the lads in this encounter would be appreciated.

Saturday morning was a very busy occasion for the club as we received a visit from Tulla GAA club, who brought a number of teams from Under 10 and Under 8 grades. A large crowd attended the field on what was a beautiful sunny morning to witness the activities. Sincere thanks to Patrick Lynch, Michael Walsh, Peter Maher, John Gorman, Barry Foley, Damien Gillane, Maurice Fitzgerald, Gary Kirby and the ever reliable Mary Gillane who organised all of the catering for our visitors. (Please click here for team photos…)

A sincere word of thanks also to Willie Fenton who continues to keep the club facilities in excellent condition and to Teresa Carrig who manages and looks after the club communications system very efficiently. If you wish to avail of the club’s messaging service, please text your name and mobile number to 087-1448721.

The first meeting of the committee drafting the club’s 5 year Strategic Plan took place last Tuesday evening at the clubhouse. The topic for discussion was “Development of Skills and Coaching in CLG Tobar Phadraig” and a very constructive & progressive analysis and discussion of this topic took place. Anyone who would like to contribute any thoughts to this discussion can do so by contacting any member of the club’s committee.

Preparation for the upcoming Club Bucket Collection on the night of the International Rules at the Gaelic Grounds on 23rd October are advancing under the supervision of Valerie Lynch and Michael McDermott. If you are available to help out with this event in any way, please contact Michael, Valerie or any officer of the club.

Meanwhile, with just over 5 weeks to go, progress continues with the Greyhound benefit night scheduled for 19th November. Club members are currently calling door to door to every house in the parish to secure support for the event. You can support this event by purchasing a ticket (€10), nominating a greyhound (€20) or sponsoring an advertisement in the programme (full page €100).This will be a great night at a fabulous new venue. A draw for ticket purchasers will also take place on the night for which Fitzgerald’s Woodlands Hotel have agreed to sponsor a weekend away for 2 people at the Vienna Woods Hotel, Cork.

The club were represented by Paul Foley (Chairman) and Shauna Nally (camogie) at the Community Night of the recent Parish Church Mission. A sliotar and club jersey were presented as tokens of the club’s history and continued local presence. The club would like to thank the Pastoral Council and the Parish Priest Fr. Muiris O’Connor for organising this event and inviting the GAA club to participate.

The club lotto continues with a bounty of €20,000. A lot of very hard work goes into the lotto draw every week under the supervision of Treasurer Nielus Hayes and his team of salespeople. Sincere thanks also, to all the local businesses who sell tickets from their premises. At €2 per ticket, it’s well worth the investment !

 

Thursday, 7th October 2010

The Junior B hurlers were beaten in the County Championship quarter-final by Killeedy. The West Champions ran out 0-17 to 0-9 winners at Croagh last weekend. Despite the disappointment, it was a fine season for the Junior B players and much progress was made. Hard luck to the panel and their management team of Pa Buston, his selectors Joe Lynch, Liam Purcell and Pat O’Grady with medical officer Jean Liston.

At the Camogie awards last Friday, Niamh Coleman was named Young Player of the Year. Louise O’Donnell was awarded the Players’ Player of the Year title, while Shirley Balfry scooped Player of the Year. It was a very entertaining night and congratulations to the winners. Former Patrickswell player Sarah Carey won a Senior County title with Granagh-Ballingarry and was named woman of the match.

There is an important committee meeting on Thursday 7th October at 9pm in the clubhouse. Two of the most important topics on the agenda are the upcoming International Rules bucket collection and the Greyhound Race Night in November. These fundraisers are a vital source of income for the club and its continued development. Please make every effort to attend the meeting.

The Club Lotto has now rolled over for 14 months and our jackpot stands at €20,000. Lottery tickets are available from agents and local businesses.

 

Thursday, 30th September 2010

The Junior B hurlers were desperately unlucky to lose out in the City Final by 0-16 to 0-15 to Mungret. The ‘Well were defeated by the narrowest of margins in a compelling game at Clarina. However, the season is still alive as both City finalists were guaranteed a place in the County quarter-final. Patrickswell will face West Board champions Killeedy, so the players and management must quickly regroup and prepare for the next stiff challenge.

The Junior B footballers sailed into the City semi-final without kicking a ball. Claughaun conceded the points when they were unable to field a team. However, Michael Woulfe’s men must wait for their opponents. The other City group is still in progress and is too difficult to call. Four teams are still in contention for two places.

The Juvenile Club went from strength to strength as the Under 12 footballers won the County B competition at Pairc na nGael. Congratulations to the players and management for delivering another underage success. That’s the second Under 12 title in consecutive weeks as the hurlers triumphed last time out. The victorious panel of players are Jamie Dillon, Jordan Higgins, John Flynn, Darragh Ahern, Brian Leahy, Stephen Dunworth, Cillian Kilcoyne, Brian Nolan, Padraig Maher, Cathal Quinlan, Neil Byrnes, Calvin Carroll, Daniel Feasy, Dan Harty, Daniel Harty, Barry Kiely, David Buston, Jason Gillane, Eoin Carroll, Andrew McMahon, Josh Considine and Brandon McCarthy. The management team are Paddy Flynn, Willie Leahy, Richard Maher, Frank Dillon, Mike Quinn with Deirdre Ahern as Medical Officer.

Work continues on the club’s Greyhound Night, scheduled for 19th November. If you would like to sponsor a race, nominate a greyhound or take an advertisement, please contact any member of the organising committee: Michael Walsh (Chairman) Liam Mann, Tony Foley, Martin Ryan, Neilus Hayes, Michael Mann, Christy Murphy, Denis Casey, Gloria O’Donnell, Paul Foley and Brendan Cawley (Please click here for more details…).

The club’s bucket collection will take place throughout Limerick City on the night of the Compromise Rules game on 23rd October. The main organisers of this fundraiser are Valerie Lynch and Michael McDermott. Volunteers will be required for this opportunity to raise badly needed funds for the club. Please contact either Michael or Valerie if you can help out with this event.

The Club Lotto remains intact at €20,000. Please buy a ticket from local sellers and participating shops to have a chance at the jackpot.

 

Thursday, 23rd September 2010

After beating Monaleen by ten points in the semi-final, all roads lead to the City Junior B hurling final against Mungret on Saturday 25th September at 3.45 pm in Clarina. Manager Pa Buston and his selectors Joe Lynch, Liam Purcell and Pat O’Grady with medical officer Jean Liston have done a fine job with this panel during the year and hopefully they will be rewarded with a City Championship on Saturday. Please do your best to support the team in Clarina. From a club perspective, not many clubs have three adult teams playing competitive hurling and Patrickswell GAA is very proud of the effort made this year with the Junior B hurlers.

The Under 12 hurlers had a superb weekend as they won the County “A” competition at Pairc na nGael. It was a great success for the Juvenile Club and a fantastic opportunity for young players to showcase their talents in a big stadium atmosphere. Congratulations to the players and their management team for delivering this fine achievement. The Junior B footballers racked up their second victory in the City Championship after comprehensively beating Mungret by 1-10 to 0-5. The ‘Well have now guaranteed themselves a place in the City semi-final. The footballers play Claughaun in Patrickswell this Thursday at 6.30 pm in the last league game before that semi-final.

The Parish League last Sunday was one of the most successful ever, with almost 60 boys and girls under 10 participating. The winning team “Galway” was captained by Jason Gillane. Sean O’Brien, the winning Harty Cup team captain this year with Ard Scoil Ris, presented each boy and girl after the games with their trophies. Thanks also to John Tuohy, principal of St. Paul’s National School, for providing jerseys for use on the day. Congratulations and well done to everyone concerned with the organisation of this event and to O’Brien’s Pharmacy in Patrickswell for sponsoring the trophies. (Please click here for photos from the Parish League…)

The roster of players was as follows: P.J. Foley, Jason Gillane, Gavin Carey, Josh Considine, Matthew Lucey, Adam Carrig, Kyle McCarthy, Paul Kelly, Neil Byrnes, Calvin Carroll, Tomás Crowe, Clive Kirby, Darren O’Flaherty, Cian Fitzgerald, Aaron O’Shea, Jordan McCarthy, Cormac Kerins, Shane Hannon, Christy Carroll, Niall Kerins, Patrick Kiely, Adrian Naughton, Nathan McGrath, Cian Enright, Cian Gorman, Eoin Harmon, Patrick Kirby, Jamie Byrnes, Jack Gorman, Eoghan Hartnett, John Kirby, Martin Murray, Seán Fitzgerald, Eoin Maher, Josh Carey, Christopher Lucey, Eoin Duffy, Sam McNamara, Jake Carey, Paul Lynch, Kevin Kiely, Hugh Maher, Kyle Lynch, Laurence Tuohy, Barry Foley, Tadgh Hannon, Adam McNamara, Luke Tuohy, Aisling Gorman, Sarah Gillane, Patricia Bennis, Lea Carroll, Ciara O’Brien, Kelsey O’Shea, Doireann Foley, Megan O’Neill, Emer O’Keeffe, Kate Feasey, Amy Buston, Tamara Murray, Lyndsay O’Neill and Emma Ryan.

Work continues on the club’s Greyhound Night, scheduled for 19th November. If you would like to sponsor a race, nominate a greyhound or take an advertisement, please contact any member of the organising committee: Michael Walsh (Chairman) Liam Mann, Tony Foley, Martin Ryan, Neilus Hayes, Michael Mann, Christy Murphy, Denis Casey, Gloria O’Donnell, Paul Foley and Brendan Cawley

The club’s bucket collection will take place throughout Limerick City on the night of the Compromise Rules game on 23rd October. The main organisers of this fundraiser are Valerie Lynch and Michael McDermott. Volunteers will be required for this opportunity to raise badly needed funds for the club. Please contact either Michael or Valerie if you can help out with this event.

The Club Lotto remains intact at €20,000 and hasn’t been won for over a year! Please buy a ticket from local sellers and participating shops to have a chance at the jackpot.

 

Thursday, 16th September 2010

The Under 16 hurlers bowed out of the County Championship after losing to Adare in the quarter-final replay. The first encounter had been a fascinating contest, with the pendulum swinging between Patrickswell and Adare at regular intervals. Both teams had opportunities to win before settling for a respectable draw. In the replay, the opening half was competitive and tight. However, Adare’s fitness and strength allowed them to pull away to victory in the second half. Hard luck to the boys and management. It had been a long and rewarding season.

The Under 12 hurlers had a great time at the Munster Club Invitational Tournament at Erin’s Own in Cork. The boys won every game en route to a final with Dicksboro of Kilkenny. The final itself was a close battle, but the Kilkenny club triumphed on the day. The boys played with great skill and distinction. The management team was Paddy Flynn, Willie Leahy, Michael Quinn, Richard Maher and Francis Dillon.

The Under 14 camogie girls lost out in their County semi-final to neighbours Ballybrown. At the time of writing, the Junior B hurlers were gearing up for a City Championship semi-final against Monaleen. The Junior B footballers play their second City Championship group match on Thursday evening.

The five-year Strategic Plan Committee host their first meeting on 5th October. The meeting is facilitated by Liam O’Sullivan, County Board Development Officer. The strategic plan is critically important for the development and prosperity of Patrickswell and Limerick GAA. Please support the Club Lotto and the two upcoming fundraisers – the Bucket Collection at the International Rules Match in October and the Greyhound Night in November.

The Parish League is on Sunday morning (19th September, 2010) at 12.00 noon.
Please come along and support the young hurlers & camogie players on Sunday.

 

Thursday, 9th September 2010

TThe Junior B footballers made a winning start to the City Championship after a 3-7 to 1-7 victory over Pallaskenry. The group also contains Claughaun and Mungret, with the leading two clubs making the City semi-finals. The senior hurlers have returned from the All-Ireland Hurling Sevens after narrowly failing to make the quarter-final. The ‘Well had comfortable wins over Bride Rovers (Cork) and Blackwater St. Brigid’s (Wexford). However, they were eliminated from the competition as Portroe (Tipperary) maintained their 100% record. Hard luck to the players and management.

In the coming months, the club is organising two major fundraising ventures. On October 23rd, Australia are visiting Limerick for the International Rules series against Ireland. Patrickswell GAA have received permission to hold a bucket collection in the City Centre on match day. If you are asked to lend a hand, please be generous with your time. It is a significant team effort that requires plenty of legwork and gentle persuasion! The next fundraiser is a Greyhound Racing Night on Friday 19th November at the newly refurbished Dock Road track. Your help is needed to sell entrance tickets, find race sponsors and seek advertisers for the programme.

At the time of writing, the Under 16 hurlers are preparing for the County quarter-final against Adare at Pairc Antoin O’Briain. No stone has been left unturned in their preparation by the hardworking management team of Anthony Carmody, Brendan Cawley, John O’Donnell, Richie Bennis and Paddy Carrig.

The club is also in the process of drafting a five year strategic plan for the period 2011 to 2015. Notifications will be issued by the Runai in the coming days to a committee, approved by the club, to work with a facilitator to establish objectives and strategies under five defined headings. These are 1.Coaching and skills development in hurling, camogie and Gaelic football, 2. Volunteer and player recruitment and sustainment, 3. Club structures, 4. Finance and Physical Development and 5. Social Development and Scor.

The club has agreed to carry out internal improvements to the dressing rooms at Pairc Antoin O’Briain. This project will be evaluated and progressed by Michael Joyce in the coming weeks.

The Under 14 camogie girls played two matches during the week. The first game was a 4-3 to 4-3 draw with Blackrock, followed by a 3-5 to 1-3 defeat to Templeglantine. However, the girls qualified for a semi-final against parish neighbours Ballybrown. The Club Lotto remains unclaimed at €20,000.

 

Thursday, 2nd September 2010

The Junior B hurlers finished the group stages of the City Championship with a comprehensive 4-13 to 0-4 victory over Kildimo. The ‘Well secured maximum points and cruised into the semi-finals. Congratulations to the players and management and let’s hope that more success is to follow. Patrickswell had a very strong representation at the inter-county hurling tournaments last weekend. Mark Carmody (Under 17), James Carrig, Jack Kelleher and Kevin O’Brien (Under 16), John Tuohy (Under 15) and Cian Lynch & Aaron Gillane (Under 14) were selected to play for Limerick. Well done to the boys for making the county team. Anthony Carmody was also involved with the Under 16 management.

Patrickswell’s senior hurlers are participating in the Club Sevens this Saturday. The Junior B footballers have their first outing in the City Championship at home to Pallaskenry on Thursday 2nd September at 6.45pm.

The camogie girls had differing fortunes on the pitch last week. Our Under 14s racked up a huge victory of 16-8 to 0-0 against Galbally. Spectators ran out of fingers to count the goals that the girls notched up! Janet O’Carroll and Tara Kirby also had the distinction of playing for Limerick at Under 14 level. Unfortunately, the Under 16 girls suffered a reverse against Crecora in their own championship game. The Under 12 boys had a good win over Monaleen in hurling.

The next Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw is Friday 3rd September in Foynes. The Club Lotto jackpot is still up for grabs at €20,000. Please contact your local seller or shop for tickets.

Please support our Under 16 hurlers in the county quarter-final v Adare on next Monday (6th Sept) @ 6.45 in Patrickswell

 

Thursday, 26th August 2010

The Junior A hurlers bowed out of the City Championship despite a plucky 2-7 to 1-10 draw against Old Christians. The result scuppered both teams’ ambition to reach the semi-final. Patrickswell finished the group stage with five points, while six points was required to make the City semi-final. Hard luck to the players and management.

The Junior B hurlers are having a great season in their City Championship, thanks to a combination of strong performances on the pitch and opponent walkovers. This week, the lads beat Monaleen convincingly by 3-18 to 1-9. Abbey Sarsfields conceded their game and the ‘Well are now certain of a semi-final berth in the City.

The Under 16 hurlers qualified for the Championship quarter-finals after beating Mungret with a solid team performance. The group stage is now complete and the boys have continued their rich vein of form. The Club Lotto is still up for grabs! Please buy a ticket from your local agent or participating shop. The Lucky Dip prizes are €600. Many thanks to Gerry Ryan for installing the new toilet facilities at the clubhouse.

 

Thursday, 19th August 2010

The Junior A hurlers had a busy week in the City Championship, but were unable to record a crucial victory. Their first match was against table-toppers St. Patricks. The favourites ran out comfortable 1-16 to 1-5 winners. In their second match, the ‘Well lost to parish neighbours Ballybrown by 2-15 to 3-9. The top four teams in the group qualify for a City semi-final. Patrickswell need a win against Old Christians in their last match for a fighting chance of reaching these semi-finals.

The Junior B hurlers cruised to a 2-13 to 1-10 victory over Mungret in their City Championship encounter. It was their first competitive game after receiving walkovers from Crecora and Claughaun. The Under 16 hurlers continued their excellent form with a crushing 4-17 to 0-6 triumph over Deel Rangers. The boys have been scoring freely in recent weeks and hold second place in the table. Their last pool game is against Mungret. The Intermediate camogie ladies bowed out of their championship after a narrow 2-8 to 2-6 defeat by Croagh-Kilfinny. Hard luck ladies!

The Club Lotto remains intact at €20,000. Tickets are available from local agents and participating shops. Best of luck to the Leaving Certificate students as they await their results and third-level offers.

 

Thursday, 12th August 2010

The Senior hurlers were eliminated from the County Championship at the quarter-final stage following defeat by Knockainey. The ‘Well started the match in the ascendancy and built an 0-9 to 0-4 lead within twenty minutes. It seemed that Patrickswell would take a comfortable advantage into half-time, but Knockainey produced a goal to trail by just 0-10 to 1-5 at the break.

Within minutes of the restart, Knockainey had notched their second goal and another point to establish a 2-6 to 0-10 buffer. Patrickswell knew that their championship ambitions were dependent on a decisive response. The players knuckled down and claimed three points to level the match at 0-13 to 2-7. Knockainey were in no mood to capitulate as they fired over three unanswered points to regain control. With time running out, a slip in the Knockainey defence was ruthlessly punished by Brian Murray as his goal equalised at 1-13 to 2-10. Other teams might have crumbled, but Knockainey stuck to their game-plan and shocked the ‘Well with a string of five late points. The final score was 2-15 to 1-13 to the South Division side and disappointment for the Patrickswell players, management and supporters. Hard luck to the players and management after a fine championship campaign.

The senior hurlers lost their final All-County League fixture to South Liberties. In the championship, the Junior A hurlers face St. Patrick’s in Clarina on Thursday 12th August at 7.30pm. There is another Junior A game against Ballybrown on Saturday 14th August, with a time and venue to be confirmed. Helen McDermott scooped €200 in the Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw for August 2010. The Club Lotto prize remains intact at €20,000 and urgently requires a winner! Please buy a ticket from local sales agents or participating shops.

 

Thursday, 5th August 2010

The highlight of the week is undoubtedly the Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final against Knockainey at Pairc na nGael on Sunday. Please come along to support the ‘Well and make your voice heard at our biggest club match of the season so far. The players and management need your loyal backing to give them an extra lift on the pitch.

The Minor hurlers finished their Premier Championship campaign with a 1-16 to 1-16 draw with Doon. The Under 16 hurlers were in seventh heaven after a crushing 7-31 to 2-6 win over Kilmallock. The ‘Well have two games remaining – against Deel Rangers and Mungret. August’s Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw takes place in Ardpatrick on Friday 6th August. The Club Lotto has almost reached a year without a winner. Please purchase a ticket to stand a chance to win.

 

Thursday, 29th July 2010

The Junior A hurling team had an excellent win over Crecora in the City Championship game played in Caherdavin on Sunday afternoon last. Nigel Carey’s lads kept in touch up to half time through Natal O’ Grady’s freetaking but really performed strongly in the second half to eventually win by a seven point margin. One of the features of the game was a strong display at centre half back by John Fitzgerald. Well done to all the players and the management team of Nigel Carey, Damien Gillane and Mike Dundon.

In the Junior B city hurling championship, Claughaun were unable to field a team on this occasion.

The Intermediate camogie team commenced their championship campaign on Thursday evening last against Tournafulla in Croagh. The girls put in a huge effort and performed gallantly only to lose by an 8 point margin at the finish. In fairness, the final scoreline did not truly reflect the course of the game as 10 minutes into the second half the sides were level. The club would like to commend the team on the spirited way they played against a strong Tournafulla side last Thursday night and acknowledges the camogie club for their support across all club activities during the year. Also a word of thanks to the management team of Eamon Kelleher, Barry Foley, Joe Lynch and Patricia O Grady and medical officer, Jean Liston.

Work has commenced on the club’s greyhound benefit night in November under the chairmanship of Michael Walsh. The committee working with Michael is Liam Mann, Tony Foley, Christy Murphy, Denis Casey, Martin Ryan, Neilus Hayes, Gloria O Donnell, Brendan Cawley, Michael Woulfe, Elif Shanahan, Mike Mann and Paul Foley.

Meanwhile Michael McDermott and Valerie Lynch will shortly be seeking volunteers to help with the clubs bucket collection throughout the city on the night of the Aussie Compromise Rules game.

Work will also be commencing after the Summer on a production to be held in the GAA Hall at Pairc Antóin O Briain – this is likely to focus on Scór participants of the past who would have represented the club down through the years and will be coordinated by Muirne Bennis. More details to follow.

Preparations for the County Senior Hurling quarter final continues with the game scheduled for 8th August against Knockainey. Support for Gary and the lads in the build up to this game would be appreciated.

Club treasurer Neilus Hayes and his team continue to work extremely hard every week on the club lotto. With the prize fund still at €20,000; don’t forget to purchase your ticket to be in with a chance to win.

Finally, sincere sympathy to the O’ Reilly and Murray families on the recent passing of Anthony. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam.

 

Thursday, 22nd July 2010

The senior hurlers claimed a morale-boosting 5-19 to 1-9 victory over Claughaun in the All-County Hurling League. The lads have one remaining league fixture to complete against South Liberties. Due to a postponement in the Adare versus Knockainey clash, the ‘Well must wait to discover their County championship quarter-final opponents. Our sincere sympathies to the Kennedy family and the Adare club on their bereavement.

The Under 21 hurlers suffered a heartbreaking semi-final defeat to a strong Na Piarsaigh team at Childers Road. The ‘Well, unfortunately without some of their leading players, lost by 1-17 to 2-11 in a keenly contested match. Hard luck to the players and management under Tom O’Brien, who had a very successful and productive season. The Minor hurlers lost to Mulcair Rovers by 3-15 to 0-11 in the County Premier Championship. Their last fixture is against Doon. In the City Junior B Championship, Patrickswell received a walkover from Crecora, who have withdrawn from the competition.

The VHI Cul Camp was a great success last week with 43 boys and girls enjoying the skills of hurling, camogie and gaelic football under the tutelage of county board coaches. Well done to Michael Joyce and Mary Higgins for their hard work in the organising of this event. The Under 12 hurlers achieved a “first” as they became the first hurlers to play at Thomond Park before the Munster XI versus Sunderland match. The boys easily beat Newcastle West with a fine display.

The Clothes Recycling Drive was a resounding success last week. Hundreds of bags were donated by the generous people of Patrickswell for the benefit of the club. Thanks to everyone who searched high and low for spare clothing. A special thank you to Gloria O’Donnell, Mary Higgins, Gary Kirby, Valerie Lynch, Niamh Geoghegan, Dessie Foley, Damien Gillane, Jean Liston, John O’Donnell, Neilus Hayes, Ger Dillon and Sheila Joyce who worked so hard on the day. The Intermediate camogie championship starts this Thursday 22nd July with a match against Tournafulla at 7.45pm in Croagh. The Club Lotto is still unclaimed at €20,000 as it continues to roll towards a year.

Groundwork continues on the Greyhound benefit night which is fixed for the opening night of the Irish St Ledger Classic on 19th November under the chairmanship of Michael Walsh and the forthcoming Compromise Rules Game bucket collection being led by Valerie Lynch and Michael McDermott which is scheduled for 23rd October. The recent installation of seating benches on the eastern bank of Pairc Antoin O’Briain has been the subject of some very favourable comment last week. A sincere thank you to Michael Dundon, Michael Carey, John O’Donnell and Damien Gillane for their hard work on this initiative.

 

Thursday, 15th July 2010

The senior hurlers suffered a narrow defeat to Ahane in the All-County Hurling League. The ‘Well were pipped by a single point as they lost 1-15 to 1-14. There are two games remaining in the league, against Claughaun and South Liberties. These three clubs are level on two points in the group table. The County Senior Hurling league game against Claughaun takes place on Thursday evening at 7.30 pm at Pairc Antoin O’Briain. The Junior footballers received a walkover from Ballybricken Bohermore in the All-County League. The footballers’ final match is a home fixture with Banogue.

The Junior A hurlers were beaten by 1-14 to 0-5 against a strong Na Piarsaigh in their second City Championship game. On the Under 21 hurling front, Patrickswell will face Na Piarsaigh in the semi-final of the County Championship after the Caherdavin boys accounted for Naomh Brid in the quarter-final. The Junior B City Championship fixture against Abbey Sarsfields was unfortunately abandoned early in the second half due to an injury to club stalwart Trevor Griffin. The club would like to wish Trevor the very best with his recovery. The Under 16 hurlers had a good win in the Championship away to Doo last Saturday.

The Clothes Recycling drive takes place this Friday 16th July. If you can spare a hour, please rummage through your wardrobes and attics for old and unwanted clothes, handbags, linen, etc. The collection point is the clubhouse between 2.30pm and 6pm. If you can’t attend the clubhouse, the items can be picked up at your own home. Please contact any club member or Gloria O’Donnell at 086-3830668 for details. Remember that the collection will help the club and charities alike. The Club Lotto jackpot of €20,000 is still up for grabs as it has rolled once again at the time of writing. Best wishes to assistant secretary Jim O’Herlihy, who is currently recovering from recent surgery.

 

Thursday, 8th July 2010

The Under 21 hurlers maintained their impressive 100% record after beating neighbours Ballybrown by 0-16 to 2-8. This fixture was the last group game in the Premier Hurling Championship. Tom O’Brien’s young team have now guaranteed a place in the County semi-final after this very competitive match. Well done to players and management alike and keep it up!

The Junior A hurlers had a very tight 2-9 to 2-8 win over Pallaskenry in their opening match of the City Championship. There are seven clubs in the group and the top four finishers reach the semi-final stage.

The Under 16 hurlers suffered a two-point defeat to Na Piarsaigh, while the Under 15 hurlers lost to Doon. The Under 16 hurlers are scheduled to play Doon this weekend, while the Under 13 hurlers are down to play Mungret. The Under 12 hurlers have been invited to display their hurling skills at the Shane Geoghegan Trust charity event in the curtain-raiser to the Sunderland v Limerick game on Tuesday July 13th. The VHI Cul Camp is taking place in Patrickswell on 12th to 16th July. If you are interested for your child to attend, please contact a team coach for details.

The date for the club’s Collections Drive draws nearer. Please check your wardrobes, garages and attics for any unwanted clothing, handbags, bed linen, etc. This event can provide great benefit to both Patrickswell GAA and charitable causes. The clubhouse is the drop-off point on Friday 16th July. If you’d prefer, a house collection can be arranged by contacting Gloria O’Donnell on 086-3830668 or any club member.

The club barbeque was held on Sunday at the Dark Horse and a great time was enjoyed by all. Many thanks to Pa Buston for organising the event, Fergus Kilcoyne for hosting it and Denver Morrissey for sponsoring the meats. Well done to Keith Murray, who scooped €250 in July’s Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw. At this point in time, no ticketholder has scooped the Club Lotto jackpot of €20,000. The prize has been rolling for ten months and is crying out for a winner! If you want to buy a ticket, please visit the local shops or your agent.

 

Thursday, 1st July 2010

The Senior hurlers completed a stirring comeback to beat Na Piarsaigh and win Pool Three of the County Championship. The ‘Well were on the back foot in the first half as Na Piarsaigh pressed forward and took their goal chances. At the interval, the Caherdavin men held a seemingly unassailable 3-8 to 0-8 lead. Patrickswell did not lose their composure and turned the game on its head with an excellent display of goal and point scoring. By the final whistle, the ‘Well had notched four goals and turned a nine point deficit into a three-point win. The score was a 4-13 to 3-13 triumph. Gary Kirby and his men await the loser of the Adare versus Knockainey fixture to determine their quarter-final opponents. The senior team are scheduled to play against Ahane in the County Senior Hurling League this coming Saturday at 7.45pm in Ahane.

In the County Junior B Hurling league semi final at Croagh, Patrickswell unfortunately lost out to a resilient Granagh-Ballingarry team by five points. Despite being on level terms five minutes into the second half, a Granagh-Ballingarry goal followed by two quick points gave the opposition a gap that Patrickswell could not bridge. Well done though to the City League champions and best of luck to Pa Buston, Joe Lynch and Liam Purcell with medical officer Jean Liston and all 27 members of the panel in the forthcoming City championship.

The club’s summer barbecue takes place on Sunday 4th July at the Dark Horse. It’s a great opportunity for the club to meet in relaxed surroundings and enjoy a nice meal after watching the Munster football final earlier on Sunday afternoon. Special thanks to the organiser Pa Buston, Fergus Kilcoyne of the Dark Horse and Denver Morrissey who is sponsoring the meats. Please lend your support to this fundraising event which commences at 7 pm.

On Saturday June 26th, our Under 16 hurlers took part in the Carlow Town Hurling Club All-Ireland hurling tournament. Patrickswell were drawn in probably the toughest group of the competition, along with Dicksborough (Kilkenny), Blackrock (Cork), Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) and Craughwell (Galway). The lads got off to a good start, beating Craughwell in their first game. In their second game against Dicksborough, having been 8 points down at half time, the lads played their best hurling so far this year to get themselves back into contention. At the final whistle, a very strong Dicksborough team finished one point ahead, but the performance of our lads in this game gave great hope for the rest of the season. The very hot day and hard ground took its toll on our small panel of just 18 players and we were unlucky in the final two group games. Thanks to all the parents, family and supporters who made the journey to Carlow and helped with lifts. Your help is always very much appreciated. Thanks also to the lads who helped with umpiring and hurleys.

The Under 12 hurling team had a fine win over a good Mungret team at Pairc Antoin O’Briain in the Under 12 A competition on Sunday evening. With three matches left to play and having won all their games to date, they are in a great position. The Under 12 hurlers will also participate in a unique event in Thomond Park on Tuesday 13th July when the team will demonstrate the skills of hurling at the Shane Geoghegan Trust charity event in the curtain-raiser to the Sunderland v Limerick game. The Under 12 camogie girls lost out in the County “C” final against Templeglantine. Hard luck girls – but it’s a great achievement to reach the final. Best of luck to Jordan Higgins who plays at half-time in the Munster Football final in Killarney.

The Club Lotto continues to evade capture at the time of writing. The jackpot remains at €20,000 after ten months rolling! Please contact the local shops and agents for a ticket. The clothes collection fundraiser will be in full swing over the coming fortnight. The collection date is Friday 16th July at the clubhouse or your home for convenience. More details will follow in due course. If you have any queries, please contact club members or Gloria O’Donnell at 086-3830668.

 

Thursday, 24th June 2010

The senior hurlers recorded their first league victory of the season with a comfortable 3-18 to 3-10 win over Garryspillane. The ‘Well now have three remaining league games to play against Claughaun, Ahane and South Liberties. This victory was a welcome boost before the last championship pool match against Na Piarsaigh this weekend. While both teams have already qualified for the Championship quarter-finals, the honour of group winner is an important accolade. The game has been fixed for Mungret at 7.30 pm on Saturday 26th June and best of luck to all involved.

At the time of going to press, both the Junior A and Junior B hurlers are scheduled to play on Sunday 27th June. The Junior A hurlers play against Old Christians at 7.30 (location to be fixed) and the Junior B hurlers against Granagh-Ballingarry in the County Junior B league semi-final (again venue to be decided). The Intermediate hurlers bowed out of the City Championship after a 5-14 to 1-5 defeat to Monaleen.

The first Patrickswell team to reach a County Final in 2010 is the Under 12 camogie girls. They were in seventh heaven after they beat Mungret by an amazing 7-1 to 0-0 in the County semi-final. The management team who have put huge work in with the team this year are Jackie Kiely, Helen McCarthy, Carmel Kirby, Teresa McCarthy and Don Caulfield with medical officer Jean Liston. The County final will be contested against Templeglantine. Best of luck girls!

The Under 12 hurlers had a good win over Kildimo, while the Under 14 hurlers beat Murroe Boher by five points. Best wishes to the Under 16 hurlers who are travelling to Carlow for the All-Ireland hurling blitz. Good luck to Mark Carmody who is on the Limerick Minor panel which plays in the Munster Championship this Friday night at the Gaelic Grounds.

Patrickswell GAA Club are gathering old and unwanted clothes, handbags, shoes, bed linen, etc for recycling as a club fundraiser. The collection date is Friday 16th July at the clubhouse or your home for convenience. More details will follow in due course. If you have any queries, please contact club members or Gloria O’Donnell at 086-3830668. The collection will benefit both the club and charitable causes. At the time of writing, the Club Lotto Jackpot remains unclaimed at €20,000. It’s been rolling for months now! If you want a chance to win, please visit your local shop or agent for a ticket.

 

Thursday, 17th June 2010

The senior hurlers were defeated 0-19 to 1-14 by Doon on Saturday evening in the All-County League Division 1B. The Junior A hurlers bowed out of the City League after a high-scoring 1-21 to 0-19 loss to St. Patrick’s in the semi-final at Pallaskenry. Patrickswell National School were desparately unlucky in the Olo Cup final. The boys were pipped at the very end by JFK Memorial School. JFK is a considerably larger school that the ‘Well; however the boys battled courageously through extra-time and lost out by 3-3 to 1-5. Hard luck to the players and trainers. It’s a great achievement to compete against bigger schools and almost capture the title.

The Under 10 camogie girls reached the County “A” semi-final after a very successful blitz. The Patrickswell team won three games and drew another in their group and met Templeglantine in the semi-final. It was a very close encounter and Templeglantine only manged to force extra time with the last puck of normal time. However, our opponents emerged as the winners after the extra time. The Under 12 girls beat Granagh-Ballingarry by 3-1 to 1-0 in the County quarter-final.

The club’s Lotto jackpot has remained unclaimed at €20,000 at the time of writing. If you want a chance to win, please buy a ticket from the local shops or agents. Best of luck to the Patrickswell contingent on Limerick’s senior panel for this weekend’s Munster Hurling Championship clash with Cork. At half-time, Chelsea McCarthy will play in a camogie exhibition game. The club’s text message service is available to anyone who sends a request, with name and number, to 087-1448721.

 

Thursday, 10th June 2010

The Patrickswell GAA Golf Classic was played in beautiful sunshine last Friday at Adare Manor Golf Club. The event was well supported as dozens of teams took to the fairways and greens of Adare. The winning team comprised Sean Carey, Nigel Carey, Kevin Carey and Damien Gillane. Many thanks to everyone who made the classic a resounding success – the players, the organising committee, Patrickswell Golf Society and Kieran Carroll, captain of Adare Manor Golf Club. In addition, the club is extremely grateful to the event sponsor, Tom Leahy of West Auto Electrics, the first prize sponsor Fitzgerald Electrical and the overall club sponsor Duggan Systems.

The Junior A hurlers received a walkover in the City League from Kildimo and finished the group with three wins and one defeat. The Under 14 camogie team made the county semi-final, but were beaten 4-5 to 2-5 by Kilmallock. Hard luck girls! The Under 12 girls are playing Granagh-Ballingarry in the county quarter-final on Thursday 10th June in Patrickswell. The Club won a €1,000 special prize in the recent Limerick GAA Development (Mackey) Draw. Best wishes to every student who is taking the Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations in the coming weeks.

 

Thursday, 3rd June 2010

The Junior B hurlers have won the City Championship after a resounding 2-15 to 1-03 victory over Claughaun. Well done to all the 27 panel members and their management team of Pa Buston and Joe Lynch. (Please click here for photo of the presentation…). The lads now move onto the County League semi-finals. The Junior B footballers were beaten 1-12 to 1-3 by Ballinacurra Gaels in a playoff decider of the City League.

Congratulations to Cian Lynch and Aaron Gillane, winners of an All-Ireland medal in the Rice Cup Under 14 hurling final. Ard Scoil Ris defeated Dungarvan on a scoreline of 3-10 to 1-08. It’s a fantastic achievement for the boys, their school and the county as a whole.

The big event of the week is the club’s Golf Classic at Adare Manor Golf Club on Friday 4th June. There has been huge interest in the competition, with dozens of teams confirmed and generous backing from a multitude of sponsors. A special word of thanks to the organising committee, the Patrickswell Golf Society and Kieran Carroll, Captain of Adare Manor Golf Club. We are very grateful to the event sponsor, Tom Leahy of West Auto Electrics, the first prize sponsor Fitzgerald Electrical and the overall club sponsor Duggan Systems.

The Camogie Club proved that “every little helps” with a weekend of bag-packing at Tesco Coonagh. The girls’ commitment to Patrickswell GAA club and its fundraising knows no bounds. Well done to everyone who volunteered and the adults who coordinated the project. At the time of writing, the Club Lotto Jackpot had rolled over to €20,000. Please support the lotto as it is a hugely important source of income for the club. Tickets are available from club committee members and local businesses in Patrickswell.

The Under 12 footballers had a big win over Bruff, while the Under 14 footballers were defeated by neighbours Ballybrown. Best of luck to all juvenile players sitting exams!

 

Thursday, 27th May 2010

The senior hurlers have guaranteed their place in the County quarter-final after a comprehensive victory over Claughaun in sunny Mungret. Gary Kirby’s men controlled the match from the throw-in and were comfortable winners at the final whistle. Within fifteen minutes, the ‘Well surged to a 0-7 to 0-2 lead. Brian Murray then dispatched a ferocious shot into the net to open an eight point lead. However, Claughaun scored three points before the interval to trail by 1-8 to 0-5.

The ‘Well passed and moved effectively as a team throughout the second half. Claughaun could not stem the tide as Patrickswell plundered eight points in a twenty-minute spell. When Tom O’Brien notched a second goal, the lead had grown to an unassailable 2-16 to 0-8. There was time for a few more scores as Patrickswell won by 2-18 to 0-9. Their final pool match is on 27th June against Na Piarsaigh to decide the group winner.

The Junior A hurlers tasted defeat for the first time in the City League. The lads lost by 1-12 to 1-9 to neighbours Ballybrown, but remain in a strong position within the group. The Under 12 boys continued their winning ways with a 2-8 to 0-6 victory over Murroe Boher. The Under 14 boys lost to Ahane. The Under 14 camogie team beat Monaleen 4-3 to 2-1, while the Under 12 girls lost to Murroe Boher. Application forms for the VHI Cul Camps are available from all managers. Patrickswell’s summer camp will run from 12th to 16th July.

Best of luck to the Junior B hurling team under the management of Pa Buston and Joe Lynch who play in the Junior B City Hurling League final against Claughaun this Thursday night.

The camogie club have organised supermarket bag packing for the weekend of 28th to 30th May inclusive at Tesco Coonagh. Many thanks to Gloria O’Donnell, Niamh Geoghegan and Valerie Lynch for leading this project. All help would be extremely welcome and please contact Gloria on 086-3830668 if you can help out. The Golf Classic committee has done trojan work to arrange the June 4th event under the guidance of Gary Kirby. The committee comprises Gerry Molyneaux, Gerry Bennis, Valerie Lynch, Paul Foley, John O’Brien, Nelius Hayes, Kieran Darcy, John Murphy, Seamus Enright, Kieran Carroll, Martin Ryan and Denis Conway. A special word of thanks is also due to the Patrickswell Golf Society and Kieran Carroll, Captain of Adare Manor Golf Club. We are gratefully indebted to the event sponsor, Tom Leahy of West Auto Electrics, the sponsor of the first prize Fitzgerald Electrical and overall club sponsor Duggan Systems.

Patrickswell GAA has the pleasure of hosting a Greyhound Race Night on the Friday 12th November, three weeks after the official opening of Limerick’s new greyhound track on the Dock Road. This will be an exciting event and one to look forward to. The new track will have an array of new facilities which people will undoubtedly want to see and enjoy. More details will follow in the coming months. Great work continues to be done with the weekly club lotto, which is getting ever closer to the €20,000 jackpot. Please support the lotto as it is a hugely important source of income for the club. Tickets are available from club committee members and local businesses in Patrickswell.

Club patrons, players and members are encouraged to support the club shop as much as possible. The shop operates during most matches now at Pairc Antoin O’Briain with tea, coffee and other refreshments on sale. The Lucozade vending machine has also been installed and stocked, with thanks to Pat Dundon and Tom O’Brien. Willie Fenton and Moss Carmody continue to maintain the club grounds in excellent order and thanks to Gerry Ryan of Faha & Michael Dundon (2009 Club Man of the Year), who are currently installing new toilets in the clubhouse. This work and gesture is very much appreciated.

We’re also grateful to retired Club Secretaries Michael Fitzgerald and Jim O’Herlihy, who continue to perform good work for the club behind the scenes.

 

Thursday, 20th May 2010

The senior hurlers made a good start to their Championship campaign with victory over Bruff in Caherconlish on Sunday evening. In the early stages, Patrickswell dominated possession and Brian Murray scored a clinical goal to establish a 1-3 to 0-0 lead. Bruff managed their first point, but the ‘Well continued to pile on the pressure. When Timmy Sheehan finished his mazy run with a superb goal, Patrickswell led comfortably by 2-7 to 0-2. However, Bruff rallied themselves and fired over six points before the interval. The half-time score was 2-8 to 0-8.

Bruff continued their revival after the restart and narrowed the gap to four points at 2-9 to 0-11. Thankfully, Patrickswell recognised the danger and responded with a string of four successive points to end Bruff’s spirited comeback. The final result was a five-point win of 2-14 to 0-15. Patrickswell’s next pool game is against Claughaun in Mungret this Saturday night at 7.30 pm. All club members are encouraged to give as much support as possible to the Senior hurling team this year. Training continues this Wednesday night at 8.00 pm.

Preparations for the Golf Classic continue to gather pace. The event takes place at Adare Manor Golf Club on Friday 4th June. The entry fee is €300 (including lunch) for a team of four. The prizes on offer to the winners are excellent – first prize is four TV/DVD Combos and there will be spot prizes on the day. If you are interested in playing golf, sponsoring a tee-box for €50 or helping out, please contact Paul Foley on 087-6924959 or Gary Kirby on 087-2570690. The event sponsor for the classic is West Auto Electrics to whom the club is gratefully indebted. Fitzgerald Electrical are sponsoring first prize. Duggan Systems are the main club sponsor and members are encouraged to give support to the clubs sponsors. Please click here for further details of the Golf Classic…

The Junior A hurlers beat Na Piarsaigh by 0-11 to 1-6 in Caherdavin and sit at the top of the City League. The Junior B hurlers were beaten 2-16 to 2-5 by Crecora in the City League; however they qualified for a semi-final against Monaleen. In the meantime, Monaleen conceded by walkover and the ‘Well are now scheduled to play the Junior B City hurling league final this Sunday. Congratulations to Brid Gavin, who won €200 in the Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw for May 2010. Well done to everyone involved with the very successful Under 10 hurling blitz at Pairc Antoin O’Briain last Friday and to the ladies who ran the club shop for the evening.

The Under 16 hurlers were desperately unfortunate to lose their Division 1 match with Bruff. The game was very competitive and the lead changed hands on three occasions in the final ten minutes. Bruff were the eventual winners by 0-11 to 0-10, but the ‘Well boys can take great heart from their performance. The Under 14 footballers lost by 5-7 to 4-5 against Kildimo. Our Under 14 camogie girls lost to Feenagh, while the Intermediate ladies were beaten 2-9 to 1-2 by Bruff. However, the Under 12 girls tasted victory for the first time with a resounding 8-5 to 1-0 win over Treaty Gaels. Congratulations girls – and keep it up!

 

Thursday, 13th May 2010

Patrickswell GAA hosted a very successful Lá na gClub on Sunday. The day opened with an Under 12 hurling and camogie blitz. Dozens of young boys and girls enjoyed the free-scoring matches, which were played in thankfully dry conditions. Chloe Murray caught the eye with a series of fine goals. Monsignor Lane blessed the new meeting room and commemorative plaque in honour of the founding members of the club before the presentations commenced. Paul Foley (Chairman) thanked Michael and Sheila Joyce for their contribution to the club’s new meeting room and Seamus Carroll for sponsoring the memorial plaque. The blitz participants received a medal to mark their participation, before the 2009 Under 12 camogie team collected last season’s county medals.

The Club President, Willie Foley, then presented medals of recognition to the local contingent on the Ard Scoil Ris team that won the Harty Cup. The attendees included Sean O’Brien, Mark Carmody, Jack Kelleher, Kevin O’Brien and Kelvin Lynch. Natal O’Grady also served on the coaching staff for the school. The final piece of business was a presentation to the Patrickswell hurlers who were selected for the Best Limerick Hurling Team of the last 25 years. Club legends Gary Kirby and Leonard Enright were on hand to accept their medals, while Valerie Lynch represented her brother Ciaran Carey. At the conclusion of the event, the Chairman called out the name of each clubman listed on the plaque and asked all members to remember and reflect on the vision and contribution of the men and women who had worked so hard in the past to make Patrickswell the club it is today. Please click here for photos from Lá na gClub…

The Club’s Golf Classic takes place at Adare Manor Golf Club on Friday 4th June. The entry fee is €300 (including lunch) for a team of four. The prizes on offer to the winners are excellent – first prize is four TV/DVD Combos and there will be spot prizes on the day. If you are interested in playing golf, sponsoring a tee-box or helping in any manner please contact Paul Foley on 087-6924959 or Gary Kirby on 087-2570690.The club is very grateful for the support of Tommy Leahy of West Auto Electrics Newcastle West who very kindly agreed to be the event sponsor for the classic and also to John Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Electrical who has agreed to provide excellent first prizes. Of course, Duggan Systems continue to generously support Patrickswell GAA as club sponsors and we would encourage our membership to support our sponsors as much as possible. A very successful Jazz night was held by the club at Punch’s Bar on Friday night last where the music of Idol Bones was enjoyed by all. Thanks to everyone who supported this event and to Denis Collins of Punch’s Bar for his support. Please click here for Golf Classic flyer (644kb pdf)…

The Junior B footballers have finished their City campaign with a win, a draw and a defeat. The lads beat Claughaun by 3-8 to 0-8, drew 0-11 to 1-8 with Ballinacurra Gaels and had to offer a walkover to Pallaskenry. In the opening fixture of the Junior A Hurling League, Patrickswell received a walkover from Crecora Manister. The Under 14 hurlers overcame Deel Rangers by 1-17 to 0-6 in Division 1 Section A of the All-County League. The Under 16 hurlers lost 2-18 to 2-10 against Adare in Division 1 of the League. The Under 12 hurlers racked up a monumental 10-11 to 0-1 victory over Adare. The Under 10 blitz is on Friday night at 6.30pm. The Under 14 camogie girls beat Cappamore, but the Under 12s lost to Adare.

All hands on deck on the weekend of 28th to 30th May where Gloria O’Donnell, Valerie Lynch and Niamh Geoghegan and others are organising a bag packing event at Tesco at Coonagh Cross. Any help would be greatly appreciated with the rota. Continued appreciation to Mary Higgins, Noreen Dundon, their families and all the team who continue to do trojan work with teas and coffees at the clubhouse. Club ties can still be purchased by contacting Paul Foley, Mary Higgins or Nelius Hayes for €20.

All roads lead to Caherconlish this coming Sunday evening at 7.30 pm where the Senior Hurling team play the first match of the County Senior Hurling Championship against Bruff. Best of luck to everyone involved with the team. At the time of going to print, there’s a chance that the Under 16 championship game between Patrickswell and Bruff may be played as the curtain-raiser to the senior game. Finally, to keep up to date with club activities and avail of the club messaging service, please text your mobile number to 087-1448721.

 

Thursday, 6th May 2010

Congratulations to the Senior hurlers, who collected their first trophy of the season in the City Championship. The ‘Well triumphed by 1-14 to 0-13 against Na Piarsaigh over the Bank Holiday weekend. Well done to the players and management for this fantastic achievement. Let’s hope that the win acts a springboard to County Championship success!!  (Please click here for photo of the presentation…).

The Under 21 hurlers continued their impressive start to the Premier Championship. Patrickswell beat Ahane by 1-17 to 2-7 and retained their 100% record. There is one remaining group fixture against Ballybrown before the knockout stages commence. The Junior B hurlers played out a 0-12 to 1-9 draw against Monaleen. The lads have three points from three games and conclude the group phase with a match against Crecora Manister.

The Under 16 footballers received a walkover from Pallasgreen in Division 2 Section B of the County Championship. The Under 14 footballers were beaten 3-4 to 3-1 by Pallaskenry in the All-County Football League Division 1A. The Under 12 camogie girls were beaten by Ballybrown in their opening Section 3 league match. The Under 14 girls beat neighbours Crecora in Section 2 of the league.

It’s time for Lá na gClub 2010! There will be two Under 12 blitzes of camogie and hurling at 3pm on Sunday 9th May. After these games, the club will host a presentation to our Harty Cup representatives and Patrickswell players inducted to the Best Limerick Team of the past 25 years. The new plaque to honour Patrickswell’s founding members and our refurbished meeting room shall be blessed on Sunday also. Tea and refreshments will follow.

The superb “Idol Bones” are playing in Punch’s Bar on Friday 7th May from 9pm. The band was a feature attraction at Riverfest in Limerick City over the weekend. If you’re a music fan or simply want a great night out, come on down to Punch’s. Entry to the gig costs a mere €10 and everyone is very welcome.

 

Thursday, 29th April 2010

The Under 21 hurlers recorded their second successive victory in the Premier Championship after a hard-fought 1-12 to 1-9 victory over Pallasgreen. The lads are now in a strong position to qualify for the quarter-finals. The Minor hurlers were beaten 3-12 to 0-13 by Na Piarsaigh in the Championship. The competition breaks for two months to facilitate school exams. In July, Patrickswell return to play matches against Mulcair Rovers and Doon.

The Junior B hurlers secured their first victory in the City League after an emphatic 3-18 to 0-7 victory over Abbey Sarsfields. The opening fixture against Claughaun had been conceded to our opponents. The Under 16 hurlers notched another sizeable victory as they overpowered neighbours Ballybrown by 2-10 to 0-5. The Under 12 hurlers had a brilliant 4-8 to 0-0 win over Na Piarsaigh last Sunday afternoon in the championship. They were a credit to their management team of Paddy Flynn, Francis Dillon, Willie Leahy and Richard Maher. The Under 14 football team also had a good win over Pallaskenry on Sunday evening in the County Football league.

It was a busy week on the juvenile camogie front as the Under 12s, Under 14s and Under 16s took to the field. The Under 12 girls were desperately unlucky to lose to Knockaderry by a single point. The final score was 1-1 to 1-0 and the decisive point came in the closing stages. Hard luck girls!! Well done to Jackie and Helen O’Donnell, Carmel Kirby, Don Caulfield and the other members of the Under 12 camogie management team. The Under 14s notched an impressive 5-1 to 3-3 win over Bruff, while the Under 16s suffered a 5-5 to 0-1 reverse to Knockaderry.

This Friday night, Patrickswell play Ahane in the Under 21 Hurling championship at 7 pm in Claughaun. The City Senior Hurling final is also provisionally fixed for this coming weekend – best of luck lads ! Also good luck to Mark Carmody, who lines out next Wednesday with the Limerick Minor Hurling team in the Munster Championship against Kerry in Kilmallock.

Patrickswell GAA is hosting a Jazz Night in Punch’s Bar on Friday 7th May. The Idol Bones, a popular band, are performing on the evening and tickets cost €10. Please come along for some top-notch entertainment and to show your support for the club. We are delighted to announce that club ties have been produced and can be bought for a bargain €20 from Paul Foley, Mary Higgins or Nelius Hayes. The ties have proved very popular to date, so you are advised to order now to avoid disappointment. Lá na gClub is fixed for Sunday 9th May. Details about this year’s event will follow in due course.

 

Thursday, 22nd April 2010

The senior hurlers were beaten 0-14 to 0-9 by Murroe Boher in their second All-County Hurling League fixture. In the All-County Football League, the Juniors played out a high-scoring 1-13 to 1-13 draw with Milford to record their first point. The Under 16 hurlers recorded a superb 6-18 to 1-8 victory over St. Patrick’s, while the Under 14 hurlers were beaten by 4-6 to 1-2 against Adare.

The Under 12 camogie girls were defeated by parish neighbours Ballybrown. Our Under 14 team were 6-5 to 3-5 victors over our other neighbours in Adare. Well done girls!! The Intermediate ladies battled hard against Feenagh Kilmeedy, but they were unable to avoid a 1-7 to 0-5 defeat. Every Patrickswell player showed total commitment and spirit until the final whistle, but the goals just didn’t flow.

Patrickswell are delighted to announce that the Idol Bones will play at the Jazz Night on Friday, 7th May in Punch’s Bar. The band are regular players at the Cork Jazz festival and other major events. Tickets are priced at €10 and a great night of jazz is guaranteed. Many thanks also to Seamus Carroll , who generously erected a commemorative plaque that honours the club’s founding members of 1943. The plaque is located on the front gable wall for everyone to see. (Please click here for photo of the plaque…).

 

Friday, 16th April 2010

The Senior hurlers made a losing start to the defence of their County League title. The ‘Well were defeated by 3-16 to 1-13 against Na Piarsaigh in Division 1B at Caherdavin. However, they managed to put the disappointment behind them to win the City Board semi-final against Mungret. The final score was 2-19 to 0-12.

The Junior footballers lost their opening County league fixture by 3-7 to 2-7 against Camogue Rovers. In the Premier Minor Hurling Championship, Mungret proved too strong for the ‘Well and triumphed by 3-20 to 1-7. The Under 16 footballers were beaten 3-8 to 2-5 by South Liberties in Division 2 Section B. The Under 12 camogie had two great games last week against Treaty Gaels and Adare and, while they lost both games, they played really well. The hard work in training is evident in their performances and the breakthrough will come girls – just stay at it!

There were no winners from Patrickswell GAA in April’s Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw. The club lotto continues to roll over, so buy a ticket for a chance to win. The club’s jazz night will take place in Punch’s Bar on Friday 7th May.

Vodafone operate a customer offer where 5% of your postpay bill or prepay top-up is donated to your local GAA Club. There is no additional cost to avail of this scheme. To join the Vodafone scheme, just text “yes” to the club number, 087 1448721. If you know other people with Vodafone telephones, perhaps you might pass on the word. It is also a perfect opportunity to register with the club’s text messaging service. Best wishes to Wesley Morrissey, who continues to perform well with the Louth Senior Hurling team.

 

Thursday, 8th April 2010

The senior hurlers have qualified for the City Championship semi-final after they received a walkover from Claughaun last Friday. Their semi-final opponents are Mungret and the sides will meet on Sunday 11th April at 6.45pm. The senior hurlers’ All-County League group commences with an away trip to Na Piarsaigh on Thursday 8th April at 7pm. Patrickswell are the defending league champions and will want to start on a positive note.

The Under 16 footballers lost their opening match in Division 2 Section B to Claughaun. The final score was 3-5 to 3-2. The Under 12 camogie girls lost by 3-1 to 1-0 against Na Piarsaigh last Thursday night. Commiserations to Ard Scoil Ris and their Patrickswell contingent, who came so close to All-Ireland success against St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny. The final score was 2-11 to 2-8, but the Kilkenny boys had to dig deep to thwart the Limerick school. It is a great achievement for the school and the county to be represented at such an important event.

Best of luck to club member Miriam Carey, who runs in the Paris Marathon this weekend. The Limerick Development (Mackey) draw takes place on Friday 9th April. The Patrickswell GAA jazz night is scheduled for Friday 7th May in Punch’s Bar. More information will follow on this exciting event.

 

Thursday, 1st April 2010

Patrickswell GAA club hosted a gala night in the Cu Chulainn bar to award 2009 winners’ medals to the Senior County League hurlers, the City Junior hurlers, Junior footballers and Under 21 hurlers. Congratulations to the players and best of luck in 2010. Mike Dundon was named Patrickswell Club Man of the Year in recognition of his invaluable contribution. Mike is heavily involved with junior hurling and a number of juvenile teams. He also makes time to assist with maintenance of the clubhouse, running the club lotto and the Limerick Development Draw. Well done to Mike – a very popular winner on the night!! In a special presentation, the club recognised the years of loyal service that Oliver Mann gave to Patrickswell as Chairman. Many thanks to Joe Lynch for organising the camogie raffle, to the Carroll family for sponsoring the new Jimmy Carroll trophy for Club Person of the Year and to the Cu Chulainn for sponsoring the annual winner’s watch. (Please click here for photos from the awards night…).

The Under 16 hurlers revisited the scene of their 2008 Feile campaign for a challenge match against old friends Kilcormac Killoughey. The tables were turned on this occasion as the Offaly boys won by five points. However, it was a great day out and valuable practice for the ‘Well boys. The Under 21 hurlers made a fine start to their All-County Premier campaign with a 1-11 to 0-10 victory over Naomh Brid. Their group also contains Ahane, Ballybrown and Pallasgreen. Patrickswell are scheduled to play Claughaun in the City Senior Hurling Championship this weekend. Please check for text messages or the press for confirmation.

On the camogie scene, the Under 16s lost to Allaghaun Gaels by a single point. It was a very competitive game against stiff competition. The ‘Well girls were only thwarted by a last minute goal from the Gaels. The Under 12 girls were beaten by neighbours Crecora on a 3-2 to 1-0 scoreline. Patrickswell played very well and were unlucky not to score more. The intermediate ladies played their first match of the season against Tournafulla. Unfortunately, Tournafulla were in excellent form and claimed the victory; however the ‘Well kept battling until the final whistle and never gave up.

Everyone is welcome to sign up for the club text messaging service. The number is 087-1448721. It is a great service that’s efficiently managed by committee member Elif Shanahan. Best of luck luck to Ard Scoil Ris in the All-Ireland Colleges Final on Saturday.

 

Thursday, 25th March 2010

Ballybrown were victors of the inaugural Michael O’Brien Trophy final against Patrickswell. The game started at a ferocious pace on a warm day, with both teams fully committed to winning. The parish neighbours were largely inseparable in the first half and the crowd were rewarded with a goal apiece. In the second half, Ballybrown stepped up the pace and scored points with greater frequency than the ‘Well. The final score was 1-11 to 1-8 to the visitors. Micheál O’Brien presented his family’s trophy to Ian Burke, captain of Ballybrown.

The club wishes to thank everyone who made the competition a great success in its first year. This includes the participating teams, the O’Brien family, the groundskeepers, the match officials, the spectators and club shop ladies to name but a few. The atmosphere at the matches was very friendly and welcoming. Indeed, it was noted that the cakes in the club shop last Sunday were iced with the green and white of Ballybrown and the blue and gold of Patrickswell! (Please click here for photos from the tournament…).

The Under 14 hurlers were eliminated from Féile after suffering defeat to a strong Monaleen team. The boys performed gallantly throughout the match. Well done to the players and management team for their excellent work. Also on the playing fields, the camogie team lost a friendly to Crecora and the minor hurlers lost a friendly to Pallasgreen.

Congratulations to Ard Scoil Ris, who have reached an All-Ireland Schools’ Hurling Final. In the semi-final, Ard Scoil Ris beat the stiff challenge of Kilkenny CBS by 3-13 to 2-11. It’s a remarkable achievement for the school, the county and its Patrickswell contingent. Best wishes for the final, boys!!

On Saturday 27th March at 9 pm in the Cu Chulainn, the club is presenting Year 2009 medals to the winning Senior Hurling and Junior football teams. In addition, the Jimmy Carroll Club Person of the Year award shall be announced. Special thanks to the Carroll family for presenting a new trophy to the club for the award. Thanks to Christy Murphy of the Cu Chulainn, who is sponsoring the presentation of an engraved watch to the winner. The club will also present an award to Oliver Mann in recognition of his contribution and loyal service as Club Chairman during the past 15 years.

Hurling training for Under 10s and Under 8s recommences on Friday 26th March from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the GAA field. The club membership deadline is approaching next week. Registration night this Friday (26/3/10) at the clubhouse from 6pm to 8pm – voting rights won’t accrue if the subscription is unpaid as at 31st March 2010. At the time of writing, the club lotto jackpot is heading for €16,000!!

 

Thursday, 18th March 2010

Patrickswell edged out Croom in a very competitive semi-final of the Michael O’Brien trophy. The match was finely balanced in the opening stages, before Patrickswell notched a goal to establish a convincing 1-3 to 0-1 lead. Croom were very resilient and managed to turn the tide with seven unanswered points. The interval score was 0-8 to 1-3 to the visitors. The second half started with a flurry of points from the ‘Well but Croom remained in contention after they converted a penalty. The teams exchanged points for the remainder of the match and Patrickswell emerged as narrow 1-14 to 1-13 winners (Please click here for photos from semi-final…). Patrickswell will face parish neighbours Ballybrown in the final on Sunday 21st March at 12 noon. It promises to be a very entertaining tussle between two committed teams. The senior hurlers face the Under 21s in a challenge match on St. Patrick’s Day at 12 noon. Many thanks to the operators of the club shop, who have been providing refreshments to spectators on match days. Your commitment is greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to Ard Scoil Ris and its Patrickswell contingent who won the Dr. Harty Cup against Thurles CBS last week. In their epic third encounter in Nenagh, the Ard Scoil Ris boys made no mistake and triumphed by ten points. It is a superb achievement and Limerick’s first success since 1993. Best of luck in the All-Ireland semi-final and beyond from everyone in Patrickswell GAA Club.

Club membership officially closes on 31st March 2010. No voting rights will accrue after this date. The subscriptions are €30 for adults and €15 for Under 18s or Under 21s in Further Education. A family ticket costs €70. The Club Lotto had broken the €15,000 mark at the time of writing. It has been rolling over for six months now. You can buy a ticket from sales agents or certain local shops to have a crack at the jackpot. It is still possible to enter the Limerick Development (Mackey) draw. The club had a winner in March’s draw – Michael O’Connell who scooped €400.

The Under 14 hurlers began their Feile campaign with an emphatic win over Bruree at home. The next game is away to Monaleen on Sunday 21st March at 11am. The Under 16 camogie ladies lost their opening league match to a strong Adare side.

 

Thursday, 11th March 2010

Patrickswell GAA Club was delighted with the success of its Nob Nation fundraiser in The Woodlands last week. It was a fantastic evening of laughs and music. Many thanks to Oliver Callan, Free Beer, the hotel staff and everyone who supported this major event. Your generosity is extremely important to the club.

If you want to receive the club’s text messages, please send an SMS with your name and mobile phone number to 087-1448721. Please note that this is the new mobile telephone number for bulk messages. Managers and selectors are asked to provide 24 hours’ notice for messages to be sent out. Key points are the match date, time, opposition and venue plus the meeting place and time.

The second semi-final of the Michael O’Brien Senior Hurling trophy takes place on Saturday 13th March at 4.45pm. Croom are the visitors to Patrickswell and the winner shall face Ballybrown in the competition final. Ballybrown accounted for Adare in the first semi-final, which was played in front of a large crowd on a glorious sunny morning. A special word of thanks to those who helped with the club shop and served teas & coffees on the day.

The Patrickswell Under 14 hurlers begin their Feile campaign on Sunday morning at 11am at home in the first round. Best wishes to Ard Scoil Ris in the third instalment of their Harty Cup Final against Thurles CBS. The boys were inseparable again at 2-21 to 4-15 in the first replay. Third time lucky for Ard Scoil Ris, we hope! There is a Club Committee Meeting on Thursday 11th March at 8pm in the clubhouse.

 

Thursday, 4th March 2010

Well done to Ard Scoil Ris and their Patrickswell contingent, who earned a dramatic replay in the Harty Cup Final. The Limerick school played out a gutsy 1-12 to 1-12 draw against Thurles CBS in Nenagh. Best of luck in the re-match to the players and management. Patrickswell GAA hopes that everyone has a great evening at the Woodlands on Thursday 4th March, where Nob Nation and Free Beer will perform (Please click here for further details…). A small number of tickets may be available at the door on the night – so you still have a chance to enjoy the entertainment.

Our senior hurlers hosted the Limerick Development Squad in a challenge game in Patrickswell. The county team emerged as winners by seven points, but it was a worthwhile practice match for both sides. Last Thursday saw the launch of the Michael O’Brien Senior Hurling Trophy in the Cu Chulainn. There were representatives from the competing clubs, the O’Brien family and Liam Lenihan, Limerick County Chairman. The first semi-final between Adare and Ballybrown will take place on Sunday 7th March at 12 noon in Patrickswell. The other semi-final pits the ‘Well against Croom.

As the first Mackey draw is imminent, you are required to pay your outstanding subscriptions promptly. The Club Lotto is in excess of €14,000 at the time of writing. Club members are asked to support the Lotto as often as they can. It is a vital source of income for the club’s operation.

Well done to all involved with the club shop, which has been operating during the last three weekends. The shop has been selling tea, coffee and savouries at home games. Club members should try to support the shop as much as possible. Particular thanks are due to Noreen Dundon, Mary Higgins and Valerie Lynch for the buns and cakes supplied last Sunday morning. Congratulations to the Camogie club on the excellent turnout of underage players for the first training sessions last weekend. Twenty-four girls lined out last Saturday morning for Under 12 camogie training in brilliant sunshine at Parc Antoin O’Briain. Compliments to Gloria O’Donnell, Niamh Geoghegan and the team coaches for their excellent work. Let’s keep it going, girls

 

Thursday, 25th February 2010

The launch and semi-final draw for the Michael O’Brien Senior Hurling Trophy will take place in the Cu Chulainn on Thursday 25th February at 9pm. All club members are invited to attend. Please extend a warm Patrickswell welcome to representatives of the other clubs.

Patrickswell GAA wishes the best of luck to its young members on the Ard Scoil Ris team in the Harty Cup final on Sunday 28th February at 3 pm in Nenagh. The players included are Sean O’Brien (captain), Mark Carmody, Kelvin Lynch, Kevin O’Brien, Jack Kelleher, Dean Cawley and selector Natal O’Grady. Patrickswell were strongly represented on the last occasion that a Limerick side won the Harty Cup. In 1993, Sexton Street CBS fielded Natal O’Grady, Barry Foley, Alan Purcell, Pat Earls, Michael Foley and John O’Donnell – who scored the crucial winning goal in the final. The club is confident that Ard Scoil Ris can emulate the 1993 team and that our ‘Well boys can make a telling contribution. We were delighted to make our facilities available to Ard Scoil Ris on a number of occasions this year.

Last Saturday week, the 2009 Junior B City Hurling League winning medals were presented to the players at a very successful function in the Dark Horse. Many thanks to Joe Lynch and Pa Buston for organising this event in conjunction with Fergus Kilcoyne. The Senior Hurlers have their first outing this year with a challenge match on Saturday 27th February against the Limerick Senior Hurling Development Squad. The venue is Pairc Antoin O’Briain at 4.30pm. Congratulations to clubmen Oliver Mann (Liaison Officer) and John Tuohy (selector) who have been appointed to work with the Limerick Senior Hurling Development squad for 2010.

The much-anticipated Nob Nation and Free Beer gig is almost here!! Tickets for the event on Thursday 4th March at 8pm can be purchased from The Woodlands Hotel reception or any Committee Member. Sellers are requested to make a final push to ensure a strong attendance at The Woodlands. The night promises an enjoyable mix of laughs and music. (Please click here for further details…)

If you want to receive the club’s text messages, please send an SMS with your name and mobile phone number to 087-1448721. Managers and selectors are asked to provide 24 hours’ notice for messages to be sent out. Key points are the match date, time, opposition and venue plus the meeting place and time. The first Mackey Draw of the year is Friday 5th March. Please settle your subscription with a local agent to guarantee inclusion. Patrickswell club membership closes on 31st March 2010. Failure to pay the annual membership means that you are ineligible to vote in club matters. Please pay the subscription at the earliest convenience.

Juvenile AGM is on in the clubhouse at 9.00 on Wednesday, 24th February. All are welcome.

 

Thursday, 18th February 2010

Club members are asked to get behind the Nob Nation & Free Beer concert on Thursday 4th March 2010 at the Woodlands Hotel in Adare. The evening promises to be a fantastic mix of comedy and music. The event is open to everyone, so please make a concerted effort to sell tickets to colleagues and friends from inside and outside the village. Your support really helps the club!! Tickets can be sourced from Committee Members and the Woodlands reception. Please click here for further details…

The first Limerick Development (Mackey) draw of 2010 is approaching fast in early March. Please ensure that your subscription is paid in good time before the draw. Patrickswell club membership has been active for some weeks now. Adult subscription is €30 and a juvenile costs €15. A Family Ticket for €70 covers every parent and child. Congratulations to Patrickswell GAA club member, John O’Brien, on his recent appointment as Secretary of the Limerick County Board Hearings Committee. The Senior Hurling Championship Draw has placed the ’Well in a group with Claughaun, Bruff and Na Piarsaigh. Senior hurling training commences at Pairc Antoin O’Brian at 11.00 am this coming Sunday morning.

The Michael O’Brien Senior Hurling Competition semi-final draw takes place in the Cu Chulainn Bar on Thursday 25th February at 9pm. The Club is planning to host an amateur dramatic production in the autumn/winter of this year. If you are interested, please contact Muirne Bennis (Cultural Development Officer) or Paul Foley (Club Chairman) at 087 6924959.

 

Thursday, 11th February 2010

Tickets for Oliver Callan, Nob Nation & Free Beer on Thursday 4th March are now available from Committee Members and The Woodlands Hotel’s reception. Please purchase your ticket early to avoid disappointment! (Please click here for further details…). The Michael O’Brien Senior Hurling Competition semi-final draw takes place in the Cu Chulainn Bar on Thursday 25th February at 9pm. Adare, Ballybrown and Croom have confirmed their participation in this intriguing clash of neighbours. The games will take place over three weekends in March 2010. Weekends One and Two are scheduled for one semi-final each. The grand final will be contested on the third weekend.

At the time of writing, the Club Lotto has broken through the €13k barrier. If you want a chance to win, a ticket can be purchased from local promoters and shops. The Club Lotto is an important revenue steam for the club and the prize is fabulous too! The Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw is now in full swing after its successful launch. As the first draw occurs in early March, please pay the subscription to your nominated agent in good time.

Club membership has been active for some weeks now. Adult subscription is €30 and a juvenile costs €15. There is a great value Family Ticket for €70 that covers every adult and child. The Club is planning to host an amateur dramatic production in the autumn/winter of this year. If you are interested in performing, please contact Muirne Bennis (Cultural Development Officer)or Paul Foley (Club Chairman) at 087 6924959.

Congratulations to Limerick’s Ard Scoil Ris on their recent success in the Harty Cup semi-final. Patrickswell has six players on this panel – Sean O’Brien, Kevin O’Brien, Kelvin Lynch, Dean Cawley, Mark Carmody and Jack Kelleher. Natal O’Grady is a team selector. CLG Tobar Phadraig was delighted to make its facilities available to the Ardscoil Ris squad during the past few weeks on a number of occasions.

 

Thursday, 4th February 2010

Patrickswell GAA is delighted to announce that the renowned comedian, Oliver Callan and RTE’s Nob Nation, will perform a fundraiser at the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare on Thursday 4th March 2010. The performance will commence at 8pm sharp. As a bonus, the programme includes music from the popular local band, Free Beer. If you would like to secure a ticket at €25 for this fantastic event, please contact the Woodlands Hotel reception or a Club Officer. This fundraiser is brought to you in association with Patrickswell GAA and the Woodlands House Hotel.

A successful Camogie 2009 AGM was held last week. The elected officers are as follows: Gloria O Donnell (Chairperson), Niamh Geoghegan (Secretary) and John O’Gorman (Treasurer). The club also launched its local Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw last Thursday in Punch’s Bar. The first Mackey draw is next month.

Patrickswell GAA are happy to announce that a Senior Hurling competition, the Michael O’Brien Tournament, will include our neighbours from Ballybrown, Adare and Croom. There is a launch night in the Cu Chulainn on Thursday 25th February. Many thanks to the O’Brien family of Lurriga for sponsoring this event.

 

Thursday, 28th January 2010

The club’s local launch of the Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw takes place in Punch’s Bar on Thursday 28th January at 9pm. All promoters and other interested parties are very welcome. The first Mackey Draw of 2010 is scheduled for March. Patrickswell annual club membership is now available at €30 for adults and €15 for juveniles. Our family ticket for parents and all children is great value at €70. It is important that all players and supporters are registered for the current year as soon as possible. Your subscription fees are a vital source of funding for the club. Our club’s website is being updated regularly with fresh news. Its web address is www.patrickswellgaa.com

Organisation of the Michael O’Brien Senior Hurling tournament is gathering pace. This tournament is scheduled to run on the first three Saturdays in March. Another major fundraising event will be announced shortly for the benefit of Patrickswell GAA. It will be hosted at the Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel in Adare on 4th March 2010. Watch this space in the coming weeks for further exciting news!! You won’t be disappointed.

Juvenile AGM is on Tuesday (2/2/10) at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse. All interested are invited to attend.

RTE`s Nob Nation will perform at the Woodlands Adare on Thursday night 4th March at 8.00pm as a fundraiser for Patrickswell GAA.Tickets cost €25 and can be secured from the Woodlands or any club member. Local band Free Beer will perform as the supporting act.

Nob Nation will feature on this Saturday night’s new Brendan O Connor show on RTE 1 at 9.40 pm.

 

Thursday, 21st January 2010

The Club’s 2009 AGM took place last Thursday, with an impressive attendance by members. The meeting began with a comprehensive review of the season by Secretary Martin Ryan. In addition to performances on the playing field, the success of Patrickswell’s La na gClub was lauded as a symbol of community spirit and unity. Nelius Hayes delivered his Treasurer’s Report on the 2009 Annual Accounts. A productive discussion followed about the club’s financial position and suggested actions for 2010. There was a special mention for our club sponsor – Duggan Systems Limited.

In his final address as Club Chairman, Oliver Mann recounted the many rewarding years he had spent as Chairman. He felt that a great honour had been bestowed on him. Oliver told the assembled members that his passion for gaelic games had developed at a young age and stayed with him for life. He paid tribute to club members and officers he has worked with throughout the years. In addition, Oliver complimented the people who work “behind the scenes” and keep our facilities and pitch in good shape.

During the election of Club Officers for 2010, Paul Foley was nominated and ratified as the club’s new Chairman. In his inaugural speech, Paul assured every member that he would maintain the club’s standards and develop them in the future – both on and off the pitch. He remembered the legends of Patrickswell GAA and the contributions made by deceased members. One of Paul’s main requests was that the club should remain united in the face of adversity – like the economic slowdown in Ireland. As long as the club is strong and active, it shall continue to act as a focal point in the community.

The Chairman then outlined his three principal objectives for the coming year and his intention to work with the committee and members to realise them. He commended the fine work of the Juvenile and Camogie Club and the resurgence of Gaelic Football in Patrickswell. In closing, Paul warmly thanked Oliver Mann for his countless years of service as Chairman. Patrick Kirby also stood down as Membership Registrar after many years of loyal service.

The 2010 Club Officers are Paul Foley (Chairman), Michael McDermott, Michael Joyce & Oliver Mann (Vice Chairmen), William Foley (President), Gerry Bennis, PJ O’Grady, Michael Fitzgerald & Oliver Mann (Vice Presidents), Martin Ryan (Secretary), Jim O’Herlihy & Bernard Hayes (Assistant Secretaries), Nelius Hayes (Treasurer), Seamus O’Riordan (Assistant Treasurer), James McCarthy (PRO), Valerie Lynch (Membership Registrar) and Muirne Bennis (Cultural Development Officer).

The Camogie AGM is on next Wednesday (27/1/10) at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse.
All interested are welcome to attend

 

Thursday, 14th January 2010

The 2009 Annual General Meeting takes place in the clubhouse at 8pm on Thursday 14th January 2010. It is very important that every member makes an effort to attend and contribute to the proceedings. Club Officers are due for election and various motions are open for discussion on the night. Please remind all fellow members of this important date in the club’s calendar.

 

Thursday, 7th January 2010

The 2009 Club AGM takes place on January 14th 2010. All members are requested to attend and contribute. The AGM is a critical review of the past year’s activity and a forum for future developments. Officers are also ratified at the meeting and club members’ motions can be discussed. As it is winter now, there is no action on the playing fields.

 

Thursday, 31st December 2009

Patrickswell’s 2009 Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday 14th January 2010. Members should have received their nomination & motion forms in the post during the last week. Completed forms should be returned to the Secretary. Many thanks to everyone who helped the club in 2009 and a happy New Year in 2010!! We hope that it’s a great success – both on and off the pitch.

 

Thursday, 24th December 2009

The Christmas Juvenile & Camogie Club Draw took place in the Cu Chulainn Bar last Friday night. In first place, Patrice Lynch was the lucky winner of the All-Ireland Final tickets with overnight accommodation. Leah Finnan and Patricia O’Dwyer scooped the hampers. Bridie Mulqueen and Chris Lowery won the heating oil and coal respectively.

Many thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets for the draw. It is your generosity that allows the club to prosper. The cash raised is very important to the club’s finances and its continued development. We would like to wish all players, members and supporters a merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.

 

Thursday, 17th December 2009

The Juvenile & Camogie Club’s Annual Christmas Draw takes place in the Cu Chulainn Bar on Friday 18th December. This event is an important fundraiser for the entire club, so we would be extremely thankful for your continued support. Tickets are available for €2 or a booklet of three for €5. The prizes include a trip for two people to the 2010 All-Ireland Final (hurling or football), two hampers, 100 litres of home heating oil and quarter-tonne of coal. The club wishes to thank the prize sponsors – Centra, McDermott’s Esso, Tara Oil and Galtee Fuels – for their generosity.

If you wish to buy a copy of the fantastic and clourful Limerick Yearbook for €10, the local Patrickswell agents are McDermott’s Esso Station and the Cu Chulainn Bar. Finally, Patrickswell GAA wishes each and everyone a peaceful Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

 

Thursday, 10th December 2009

Limerick GAA has recently unveiled its 125th Anniversary Yearbook. The book is packed with 342 pages of articles and photographs that would interest any supporter of Gaelic Games in the county and beyond. There is also a section on Patrickswell inside. With Christmas approaching, the yearbook is a fine idea for a festive gift or stocking-filler. If you wish to buy a copy for €10.00, the local Patrickswell agents are Sean McDermott’s Esso Station and the Cu Chulainn Bar.

Congratulations to Michael Rankin, who scooped a €250 prize at the recent Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw for December. The club have finished on the playing fields for Year 2009 as the winter draws in. Tickets for the Annual Juvenile & Camogie Club Christmas Draw are on sale now. The draw takes place in the Cu Chulainn on Friday 18th December.

 

Thursday, 3rd December 2009

The 2009 playing season ended on a disappointing note as the Under 21 hurlers lost their County quarter-final replay with Doon. After last week’s stormy conditions, the players experienced a calmer and drier day in Martinstown. However, Doon found their scoring touch and beat Patrickswell by 3-10 to 1-11. Hard luck to the players and management after a fine season.

The Juvenile and Camogie Club’s Annual Christmas Draw takes place on Friday 18th December in the Cu Chulainn Bar. This event is a major source of fundraising for the club, so please be generous! First prize is a pair of tickets for either the 2010 All-Ireland Hurling or Football Final, including overnight accommodation. Second and third prizes are hampers from Centra and McDermott’s Filling Station respectively. Fourth prize is 100 litres of home heating oil from Tara Oil. Fifth prize is a quarter ton of coal from Galtee Fuels. Tickets are priced at €2 each or a booklet of 3 costs €5.

The December Mackey Draw takes place at the Yellowtown Bar on Friday 4th December in Manister.

 

Thursday, 26th November 2009

The Under 21 hurlers braved stormy conditions to draw with Doon in the County quarter-final at Knocklong. The ‘Well were assisted by a strong wind in the first half and took full advantage. Doon were pegged back for the majority of the opening half as Patrickswell built a 0-11 to 0-3 lead at the break. As expected, Doon were in the ascendancy during the second half as the wind favoured them. The East Limerick lads chipped away at the ‘Well’s advantage and finally levelled at 0-13 to 0-13. The dreadful conditions meant that neither team could learn much about their opponents’ true ability.

Congratulations to Ciaran Crowe and Shirley Balfry from Patrickswell National School. The pair were awarded second prize in the “Large School” category at the Cumann na mBunscol National Awards 2009. Ciaran and Shirley put together a detailed publication about the history of Patrickswell, its primary school and our GAA Club. The book contained a mixture of text, photographs, drawings, poems and player interviews. Ciaran and Shirley were enthusiastically helped by the schoolchildren. A commemorative plaque and other prizes were presented at Croke Park by Christy Cooney, President of the GAA. The winning school was Beaumont Boys National School in Cork. Well done to Ciaran, Shirley and the schoolchildren for representing their community with great distinction.

In addition, Ciaran Crowe and Joe Lyons fro Ballybrown won first place for Publication of the Year. Their “Green and White” magazine was originally launched in Autumn 1996. The focus of the magazine has been on Cumann na mBunscol activities in Limerick City and County.

 

Thursday, 19th November 2009

The Junior B footballers were pipped in the semi-final of the County Championship against Dromcollogher-Broadford in Ballyagran. The ‘Well lost by a single point against the County’s foremost football club. The final score was a 1-8 to 2-4 victory for the West Division side. Hard luck to the players and management, who represented the club with distinction. It was a great achievement to progress so far in a Football Championship.

Patrickswell’s Under 21 hurlers received a walkover from Shamrock Gaels and advanced to the City Final against Ballybrown. It was a perfect opportunity for the players to bounce back from the defeat inflicted by their parish rivals a fortnight ago. The ‘Well made no mistake this time and won convincingly by 3-14 to 1-11. The victory means that Patrickswell face Doon in the County quarter-final at Martinstown, while Ballybrown meet Ahane.

 

Thursday, 12th November 2009

The Under 14 footballers lost their County Championship Final to Adare at Rathkeale. Both teams endured atrocious weather conditions, which tested the stamina of every player. Adare were quicker to settle on the heavy pitch and they controlled the match from the outset. At half-time, Adare led the ‘Well by four points. Patrickswell began to notch more scores in the second half, but their opponents held a comfortable lead that was never in doubt. Hard luck to the players and management. Great credit is due for reaching a County Final.

The Under 21 hurlers recorded a vital 2-13 to 1-10 victory over Na Piarsaigh in the City Championship. The result puts the ‘Well in a strong position to qualify for the City Final and a subsequent place in the County quarter-final.

Patrickswell were honoured with places on the “Hurling Team of the Last 25 Years” at the County Board’s Gala Event. Leonard Enright was selected at full-back, Ciaran Carey at centre-back and Garry Kirby at centre-forward. Ciaran was also honoured as Best Hurler of the Last 25 Years on the evening. Well done to Pa Foley, Barry Foley and Brian Murray who received nominations to the shortlist.

The club had a number of winners in the recent Limerick Development Draw. Paula & Ger McNamara and Aedin & Des Foley scooped €250, while David Punch won €200 in the bonus draw. The next draw is on Friday 4th December at the Yellowtown Bar in Manister.

 

Thursday, 5th November 2009

Patrickswell’s Junior B footballers notched an emphatic victory over Knockane in the County Championship quarter-final in Hospital. The ‘Well dominated the East Division side from the outset and claimed a 3-6 to 0-6 win. The lads have now reached a semi-final in successive years. Best of luck to them in the semi-final and beyond!

On Bank Holiday Monday, neighbours Ballybrown beat Patrickswell by 4-9 to 0-9 in the City Under 21 Hurling Championship. The players face a hectic week as they work through their fixture backlog. The ‘Well meet Shamrock Gaels and Na Piarsaigh in quick succession. We have one win and one defeat in this competition so far. With Ballybrown in pole position to reach the City final, the ‘Well have a stiff challenge to secure second place.

The Under 14 footballers reached the County Final after pipping Pallasgreen in a hard-fought semi-final. The boys were pushed until the final minute by their dogged East opponents, but they held their nerve for a narrow 2-5 to 2-4 win. The ‘Well face neighbours Adare in the County Final.

It was a busy weekend for our underage hurlers, who closed out the season on a high note. On Saturday, Patrickswell took part in an Under 9 and Under 10 blitz in LIT where our teams played opposition from Mungret, Na Piarsaigh, Ballybrown, Adare and Cratloe. The ‘Well teams were very competitive in all their games, doing themselves and the club proud.

On Sunday, the Parish League Final was held at the club grounds. A fine crowd of supporters witnessed four teams comprising sixty young hurlers and camogie players play out six entertaining games of hurling despite the weather conditions. Many thanks to the O’Brien family for sponsoring the lovely trophies for all participants. Also, we’d like to thank our All-Ireland winner, Ritchie Bennis, who was on hand to present the trophies to the stars of tomorrow. The winning team was “Galway” and its captain Pádraig Maher.

Click on the thumbnail below to see photos from the Parish League
Thursday, 29th October 2009

Our Under 14 hurlers claimed the County Shield under floodlights at the Gaelic Grounds. The ‘Well boys won a competitive match by 3-5 to 1-7 against Bruff last Monday night. In addition to their title success, the team experienced the thrill of playing at one of Ireland’s finest sporting venues.

The Junior A hurlers’ interest in the County Championship ended at the semi-final stage in Kilmallock. On a blustery and wet day, the ‘Well faced a highly-fancied Effin side from the South Division. Effin were buoyed by an early goal and never relinquished their comfortable lead. The final score was a 1-17 to 0-8 defeat for the ‘Well. Hard luck to the players and management after progressing so far this season.

The underage Parish League Hurling Final takes place next Sunday 1st November. All players aged Under 10 are welcome. Please assemble at Patrickswell GAA field at 1.45 p.m. This event promises to be a very enjoyable day out for all.

 

Thursday, 22nd October 2009

Patrickswell and Kilteely-Dromkeen produced a high-scoring cracker in their Junior A County Hurling quarter-final at the Gaelic Grounds. The match was a curtain-raiser for the Senior Hurling Final; however it was a more competitive spectacle than the main fixture. Patrickswell triumphed by 2-17 to 2-12 against the East Limerick side, drawing on their previous experience of the big occasion. The ‘Well face Effin in the semi-final for the opportunity to meet Blackrock in the county final.

Our Under 14 footballers produced a fine team performance in the County quarter-final to cruise past Askeaton-Ballysteen. The ‘Well made a blistering start and stunned their opponents with three first-half goals, while restricting them to three points at the other end. Patrickswell dominated every area of the pitch throughout the match. The defenders worked tirelessly to thwart opposition attacks and supplied Patrickswell’s midfielders and forwards with the possession to take scores. The interval scoreline was a healthy 3-3 to 0-3 in our favour.

Brian Nolan, our 11-year old goalkeeper, produced a string of saves in the second half to keep Askeaton-Ballysteen at bay and foiled any threatened comeback. The Patrickswell defence was rock solid, while their team-mates continued to press forward through midfield and attack. The second half saw less scoring as the boys remained in the driving seat. The final result was a 4-5 to 0-6 win plus a County semi-final berth.

 

Thursday, 15th October 2009

The Junior B footballers beat Na Piarsaigh by 1-9 to 0-10 and claimed a City Championship crown. Congratulations to the players and management. The lads now qualify for a County quarter-final against Knockane.

Apart from the City Football final success, it was a relatively quiet week for the club on the playing fields. Patrickswell remain in two other adult competitions. The Junior A hurlers will face Kilteely Dromkeen in a County quarter-final. The City Under 21 hurling competition remains at an early stage and is significantly behind schedule. The ‘Well still have to play Shamrock Gaels, Na Piarsaigh and Ballybrown at local level.

 

Thursday, 8th October 2009

The Junior B footballers continued their impressive recent form with a City Championship semi-final victory over Pallaskenry. Our opponents had cruised through their group with a 100% record, but Patrickswell were a stiffer test. The lads proved too strong for Pallaskenry and beat them by 2-11 to 1-10. This win has set up a City final with Na Piarsaigh, who edged out Mungret in the other semi-final.

The Under 21 hurlers started their much-delayed City “A” Championship campaign with an encouraging 2-10 to 1-8 victory over Mungret. Our group also contains Ballybrown, Na Piarsaigh and Shamrock Gaels. The top two clubs qualify for the City final.

The Under 16 hurlers played Ahane in the County Championship quarter-final at Fedamore. It was an exciting and closely-fought match; however Ahane were able to overcome the ‘Well lads by 2-12 to 2-10. Hard luck to the team and management.

Congratulations to Tom Carmody who won €250 in the Mackey Development Draw for October. The next draw is scheduled for Friday 6th November at Kelly’s Bar in Doon.

 

Thursday, 1st October 2009

The minor hurlers lost out in their County semi-final replay against Na Piarsaigh at the Gaelic Grounds. Patrickswell had set their sights on a third consecutive title, but the Caherdavin side grasped their opportunity at the second attempt. There was not much to separate these familiar rivals as Na Piarsaigh triumphed by a single goal, 2-11 to 1-11. Hard luck to the players and management after another fine season. It was a proud achievement for the club to win back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008.

In the Junior A City Hurling final, Patrickswell were upset by Old Christians at the Gaelic Grounds. Despite suffering defeat, the ‘Well were guaranteed a County quarter-final berth. Their opponents are Kilteely Dromkeen, the champions of East Limerick.

The Junior B footballers surged to the top of their City Championship group after a comprehensive 2-13 to 0-5 win over Mungret. The ‘Well won the group on “points difference” over Mungret, although both sides will progress to the City semi-finals. Patrickswell will face Na Piarsaigh, while Mungret take on Pallaskenry.

The Intermediate camogie ladies were pipped at the end of their County Championship semi-final against Knockaderry. The ‘Well were in a strong position with only three minutes remaining. However, Knockaderry managed to score a few points and won by the slender margin of 0-10 to 2-3. Commiserations to the camogie team – you had a fine season.

 

Thursday, 24th September 2009

Our Junior A hurlers had a superb week in the City Championship. The ‘Well secured their semi-final berth with a high-scoring 1-21 to 2-13 victory over Na Piarsaigh in the last group match. As runners-up, they qualified to face third-placed St. Patrick’s in Saturday’s semi-final.

Once again, Patrickswell were able to deliver a telling performance and edged out St. Patrick’s by 0-18 to 1-11. The lads will face Old Christians in the City Final after the latter’s surprise 2-11 to 2-10 victory over Crecora in the other semi-final. Crecora had topped the group with a 100% record.

The Junior B footballers secured a comfortable 3-10 to 2-5 victory over Ballinacurra Gaels in the City Championship. Michael Woulfe’s men have one remaining pool game against Mungret. This group is particularly tight, with three teams in contention for two semi-final places.

The Under 14 camogie girls lost the Championship B semi-final to Granagh-Ballingarry after a replay. In the first match, the sides were inseparable at 1-5 to 1-5. However, Granagh-Ballingarry triumphed by 5-3 to 2-2 at the second attempt.

 

Thursday, 17th September 2009

The senior hurlers’ County Championship campaign has ended at the quarter final stage. The ‘Well lost to Murroe Boher by 1-17 to 0-11 at the sun-drenched Gaelic Grounds. Our opponents were in the ascendancy from the first whistle and built a solid 0-9 to 0-4 half-time lead. The teams exchanged points after the restart but the ‘Well missed a few scoring chances to reduce the margin. Murroe Boher were able to keep Patrickswell at arm’s length and they bagged a goal to copper-fasten the result. Commiserations to the players and management – and many thanks for your great efforts this season. The team collected silverware by winning the County League title and produced memorable championship displays against Kilmallock and Croom.

The minor hurlers played out a 0-15 to 1-12 draw in the County semi-final against Na Piarsaigh last Wednesday. Patrickswell were unlucky that they didn’t win on the night, but they’ll be confident for the replay. The winner will face Kilmallock, who eased past Adare under the floodlights in the other semi-final.

The Junior B hurlers bowed out of the City Championship after a 4-16 to 3-5 semi-final defeat to Mungret. The Junior B footballers conceded their City Championship fixture to Claughaun.

The Under 14 camogie team were pipped in the County quarter-final against Blackrock. The girls were narrowly beaten by 5-3 to 3-7. As a result, they will compete in the “B” semi-final against Granagh-Ballingarry. The intermediate camogie ladies face Knockaderry in the County semi-final this Saturday.

It was a busy weekend for our underage hurlers. The Under 8s played in a blitz on Friday evening in Monaleen. An enjoyable evening was had by all. Our Under 10s took part in an inter-city blitz on Saturday, which was held in Old Christians. We played teams from Cork and Waterford in this event. The ‘Well entered two teams, who played three matches each. The teams were very competitive in all their games, doing themselves and the club proud. All participants received a sliothar and a commemorative t-shirt at the end of a great day’s hurling.
Click on the thumbnail below to see photos from the Underage Blitzes
Thursday, 10th September 2009

The Junior A hurlers defeated neighbours Ballybrown by 1-15 to 2-7 in the City Championship. The result gives Patrickswell an excellent chance of reaching the semi-final of this keenly-contested competition. The final group match is against Na Piarsaigh and there’s a number of teams still in contention.

The Under 14 camogie team were beaten by Crecora in the county championship; however the girls have reached the quarter finals against Blackrock. The intermediate hurlers will play in the county semi-final on Saturday 19th September.

In the Under 16 hurling championship, Patrickswell lost by 1-10 to 1-6 against neighbours Ballybrown.

Congratulations to David Punch and Valerie Lynch, who both scooped €400 in September’s Limerick Development Draw held in Murroe.

 

Thursday, 3rd September 2009

In the City Junior A Championship, Patrickswell’s hurlers suffered a narrow 0-13 to 0-11 defeat to neighbours Crecora. The ‘Well hold second place and have two remaining matches against Ballybrown and Na Piarsaigh. The Junior B hurlers were comfortable 3-9 to 0-7 winners over Kildimo in their City Championship tie. As a consequence, they qualify for the City semi-finals.

The Intermediate camogie ladies secured a narrow 1-9 to 0-11 win over Croagh Kilfinny to qualify for the County semi-final. The Under 14 girls had mixed fortunes in the camogie championship during the past week. They defeated Granagh Ballingarry by 3-3 to 0-5, but lost their second fixture by 7-6 to 3-4 to Templeglantine. Their final group match is a visit to Crecora.

There were a number of Patrickswell players on the Limerick County Panels for the recent Juvenile hurling tournament in Waterford. The Under 14 panel included John Tuohy, Keith Cawley, Paul Joyce and Andrew Carroll. The Under 15s included James Carrig, Jack Kelleher and Kevin O’Brien. Mark Carmody represented Patrickswell on the Under 16 panel. Our Under 14 footballers defeated Ballybrown by 3-3 to 0-10 and have reached the County semi-final.

Many thanks to everyone who participated and supported the Golf Classic in Adare last Friday. Your generosity is much appreciated.

 

Thursday, 27th August 2009

The Senior hurlers booked their place in the Championship quarter-final with a narrow victory over neighbours Croom. The game attracted a large crowd to Kilmallock on a sunny, yet windy, evening. Patrickswell took full advantage of the breeze in the first half and notched four points before Croom responded with their opening point. The ‘Well were dominant for large periods of the half and established a solid 0-9 to 0-3 lead at the interval.

However, Croom turned the game on its head within ten minutes of the restart. The stiffening breeze allowed them to mount a series of decisive attacks. They were rewarded with a goal and four points to snatch the lead by 1-7 to 0-9. The ‘Well stemmed the tide with three points to regain a 0-12 to 1-7 cushion. Both sides scored two more points before Croom almost conceded an own goal in the dying seconds. The final score was a 0-14 to 1-9 triumph for Patrickswell.

The Junior B hurlers beat Abbey Sarsfields by 5-15 to 2-12 in the City Championship. Many thanks to everyone who supported the Club Golf Classic, scheduled for this Friday 28th August in Adare. For further places or donations, please contact any club officer or Gerry on 087 2492060 or Valerie on 086 8818959.

 

Thursday, 20th August 2009

The Junior A hurlers were comfortable 4-9 to 0-11 winners against St. Patricks in the City Championship. This was their second victory in three matches. The Junior B hurlers lost 2-17 to 1-6 to Claughaun in their City Championship fixture.

Congratulations to Patrickswell’s Sarah Carey, who helped Limerick to win the All-Ireland Minor B Camogie Championship. Limerick’s ladies stunned Waterford with a one-point victory of 3-10 to 1-15, despite the Deise leading by five points with normal time elapsed. Naomi Carroll of Na Piarsaigh struck two goals in stoppage time to snatch the trophy for Limerick.

Commiserations to the Limerick hurlers after their defeat to Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Please support the Patrickswell GAA Golf Classic in Adare on 28th August.

Best of luck to our Senior hurlers who take on Croom in their 2nd round clash of the county championship this Thursday (20th August) in Kilmallock at 6.45
Thursday, 13th August 2009

The senior hurlers won the All County League after a hard-fought victory over neighbours Ballybrown at the Gaelic Grounds. Ballybrown dominated the opening fifteen minutes and established a commanding 1-4 to 0-2 lead. However, the ‘Well were boosted by a goal from Tim Sheahan that reduced the deficit to two points. Ballybrown then added another two points to restore their four point lead. The game swung in Patrickswell’s favour when Peter O’Reilly scored a superb goal from a very tight angle. To their credit, Ballybrown remained calm and nudged ahead by 2-6 to 2-4 with their second goal. Patrickswell managed to end the first half with three unanswered points and led by 2-7 to 2-6 at the break.

Ballybrown started the second half with two more points, but the ‘Well countered with a series of points. Ballybrown were kept at arm’s length throughout the second half as the game ended up 2-15 to 2-11. Ciaran Carey accepted the trophy as captain of Patrickswell and thanked Ballybrown for a very competitive match.

The minor hurlers lost their 100% record after a 3-16 to 1-9 defeat to Kilmallock in the final Premier Championship pool match. Both teams finished level at the top of the table and will qualify for the semi-finals. In the City Junior A Hurling Championship, Patrickswell defeated Old Christians by 2-12 to 0-9.

Best of luck to the Limerick hurlers in their All-Ireland semi-final against Tipperary on Sunday at Croke Park. Good luck to Sarah Carey who represents Limerick in the All-Ireland Minor Camogie Final against Waterford on Wednesday 11th August in Mallow. Congratulations to Patrickswell’s James Carrig and Jack Kelleher, who helped Limerick to win an Under 15 Hurling competition in Cork. The Shannonsiders beat Cork, Kerry and Tipperary en route. Anthony Carmody was a Limerick selector, while Kevin O’Brien was unfortunately ruled out through injury.
Click on the thumbnail below to see photos from the All County League Final
Thursday, 6th August 2009

It was a quiet week on the club front. All eyes were on Portlaoise where the Limerick footballers faced Meath in the final qualifying round. Unfortunately for Limerick, Micky Ned’s men fell short after a hard-fought tussle. The final score was a single point defeat of 1-13 to 2-9 to the Royal County. Commiserations to the players and management after another superb season.

The Patrickswell GAA Golf Classic is scheduled for Friday 28th August in Adare. This event promises to be a great day out for golf buffs and “social golfers” alike. Please support the Classic as fundraising is for the benefit of the Club and its development. The Limerick GAA Development Draw takes place at “Top of the Town” in Athea on Friday 7th August.

Patrickswell GAA will use a new website, www.teamer.net, to send certain important text messages to members. There is no requirement to send a reply, even if you are prompted to respond. Otherwise, your text message will generate a charge. The service will target such events as training and matches.

 

Thursday, 30th July 2009

The minor hurlers have maintained their winning record in Group Two of the Premier Hurling Championship. The ‘Well defeated Mungret by 1-15 to 1-11 at home and booked their place in the County semi-final with a game to spare. The lads have now won four games in a row.

In Round One of the City Junior A Hurling Championship, Patrickswell lost to Pallaskenry by 0-11 to 0-9 at home. There’s five other teams in the Junior A City competition, so there’s plenty to play for. Other opponents include Ballybrown, Na Piarsaigh, Old Christians, Crecora and St. Patrick’s. In the City Intermediate Hurling Championship Final, Mungret proved too strong for Patrickswell and won by 2-20 to 0-14. In the Under 14 hurling championship, the boys played out a high-scoring 4-6 to 2-12 draw with Na Piarsaigh.

Congratulations to the Limerick hurling team, who reached the All-Ireland semi-final after an epic 2-18 to 1-17 victory over Dublin at Semple Stadium. Patrickswell’s Brian Murray was instrumental to the outcome – he fired home a first-half penalty and produced a superb low save to thwart a late Dublin goal chance. Limerick’s semi-final opponents are neighbours Tipperary at Croke Park. Limerick’s footballers will face Meath in Round Four of the qualifiers. Mayo await the winners in the quarter-final tie.

 

Thursday, 23rd July 2009

The minor hurlers are top of the Premier Hurling Championship Group 2 after a thumping 4-23 to 0-9 victory against Pallasgreen at home. The ‘Well have secured maximum points in their three games – also beating Bunoke Gaels by 2-16 to 1-4 and edging out Na Fianna by 1-10 to 0-12. The final two pool games are against Mungret and Kilmallock.

In the Under 16 Hurling Championship, Patrickswell and Ahane produced a high-scoring draw of 1-14 to 2-11. The Under 12 hurlers were comprehensive 4-10 to 2-1 winners against Newcastlewest.

Patrickswell GAA Club are hosting a Golf Classic in Adare on 28th August to raise funding. Please pencil this date into your calendars and help to support the club. Further details will be communicated in the coming weeks.

Congratulations to the Limerick hurlers, who rallied strongly to defeat plucky Laois in the All-Ireland qualifiers. The Shannonsiders will face Dublin, the Leinster runners-up, in the quarter-finals on Sunday. Best of luck to the Limerick footballers, who are playing Meath or Roscommon in the All-Ireland qualifiers.
Thursday, 16th July 2009

The Under 12 hurlers had a very enjoyable day at the Croke Park blitz last week. The ‘Well played against Abbeydorney, Dr. Crokes and Latten Cullen and won every match! Congratulations to the team and its management. The day’s itinerary also included a fabulous guided tour of the Croke Park stadium.

The Under 12 footballers beat Kilteely and Knockainey in the past week, while the Under 14 footballers were pipped by a point at St. Patrick’s.

Congratulations to the Limerick hurlers, who beat Wexford by 1-13 to 0-14 away. This victory means that Limerick will face Laois for a place in the All-Ireland quarter finals. The Limerick footballers have to wait until next weekend to discover their opponents in Round Four of the qualifiers.
Thursday, 9th July 2009

Patrickswell’s senior hurlers have set up an exciting County League Final with Kilmallock after defeating Knockainey by 0-17 to 0-12. The ‘Well finished Group 1b with the loss of just one point – six wins and a draw to their name. The intermediate hurlers have qualified for a City Championship Final after a resounding 2-17 to 0-10 defeat of Old Christians. They will face Mungret in the final after Mungret’s victory over St.Patrick’s.

The intermediate camogie ladies started their championship with a fine victory over Bruff. The final score was 3-9 to 1-3 in favour of the ‘Well. Best of luck to the Limerick hurlers in their All-Ireland Championship qualifier against Wexford on Saturday. Commiserations to the Limerick footballers, who almost produced a huge upset against giants Cork in the Munster Final. The team did the county proud and there’s a second chance when the qualifiers commence.

Congratulations to John Fitzgerald, who scooped €200 in the Mackey draw.

Click on the thumbnail below to see photos from the Cúl Camp

 

Thursday, 2nd July 2009

The senior hurlers extended their unbeaten league run with a resounding 5-18 to 2-5 defeat of Claughaun. The ‘Well are top of Division 1B with five wins and a draw. There’s great confidence that the club’s league form can extend into the County Championship and beyond.

The Junior A hurlers had mixed fortunes during the week. In the City League final, Patrickswell defeated neighbours Ballybrown by 5-7 to 3-10 in a high-scoring encounter. As City champions, the players progressed to a County League semi-final. Unfortunately, Doon were a match for Patrickswell and the East Champions won out by 1-13 to 0-13. The Junior B hurlers were also defeated by Doon, 1-18 to 2-9, in their own County League semi-final.
The Minors began their championship defence with a comfortable away win in Cooleyroe against Bunoke Gaels. The final score was 2-16 to 1-4. The Under 14 footballers beat Pallaskenry by 3-7 to 2-5 in the Championship, while our Under 16 hurlers lost 2-7 to 0-10 to Adare.
The Under 12 camogie team are the County B champions after a sixteen goal epic against Templeglantine. The girls were under pressure in the opening stages and were two goals adrift within ten minutes. They settled into the contest and responded with two goals. At the break, Templeglantine led narrowly by 2-2 to 2-1. The ‘Well were further behind when their opponents scored a third goal to establish a 3-2 to 2-1 lead. Once again, the ‘Well produced a swift response and levelled the game at 3-2 to 3-2. However, the title seemed to slip away from the girls as Templeglantine notched another goal and point. There was no sense of panic as another Patrickswell point set up a tense finale. Templeglantine couldn’t hold possession as the Patrickswell girls equalised with seconds left, 4-3 to 4-3.
In extra-time, Patrickswell were unstoppable as they kept their momentum going. Templeglantine had no answer to the ‘Well attack and they were blitzed by seven goals in twenty minutes of champagne camogie. At the final whistle, Patrickswell had triumphed by a massive 11-4 to 5-5.
As no entrant guessed the correct score of the Limerick vs. Waterford match, John O’Donnell (Junior) was drawn as the €100 Lucky Dip winner.

 

Thursday, 25th June 2009

Patrickswell’s Senior hurlers maintained their undefeated League 1B record with a fine 4-16 to 1-11 win away to Ahane. Patrickswell are level with Doon at the top of the table, with two matches to play. Both teams have recorded four wins and a draw.

The Junior B hurlers had a fabulous week as they secured a City championship crown. In the semi-final, the ‘Well cruised past neighbours Crecora by 6-8 to 1-5. In the final, the lads faced a stiffer test against Claughaun and won by 4-10 to 1-12. The Junior A hurlers have reached the City Final after a narrow 2-16 to 3-11 triumph over Na Piarsaigh in the semi-final.

Our Under 12 camogie players are involved in the County Final in Rathkeale on Thursday 25th June. Your support for the girls at the match is greatly appreciated!! The Intermediate ladies were beaten 1-9 to 1-5 by Bruff in the last match of their league campaign.

Limerick has drawn Wexford (away) in the second round of the All-Ireland SHC Qualifiers. The match is scheduled for Saturday 11th July. On Sunday 5th July at 2pm, Limerick travel to Páirc Uí Chaoimh for a mouth-watering Munster football final against Cork.

 

Thursday, 18th June 2009

Limerick produced a stirring second half performance to earn a Munster Hurling Championship replay with Waterford. Congratulations to Patrickswell’s goalkeeper Brian Murray, who kept a clean sheet in the Limerick net. Best of luck to Justin McCarthy and the team in the replay!! Chloe Murray represented Limerick in the Primary Games during the semi-final in Thurles. It was a great distinction for her and Patrickswell GAA Club to line out for her county. Well done Chloe!

The Camogie Club had mixed fortunes during the week. The Under 12 girls reached a county final after defeating Bruff by 5-6 to 3-0 in the semi-final at Meanus. The Under 14 girls lost to Templeglantine in the county semi-final last week. Hard luck girls.

 

Thursday, 11th June 2009

Patrickswell GAA wishes the best of luck to Limerick in the Munster Hurling Championship against Waterford this weekend. Congratulations to the Limerick footballers who reached the Munster Final after a superb victory over Clare.

The Under 10 camogie team reached the semi-final of the Kilmallock blitz, where they lost out to the hosts. The girls performed impressively throughout the day and were worthy of a semi-final berth. The Under 14 and Under 12 girls are involved in their own semi-finals this week. The Junior A hurlers were beaten 1-14 to 1-10 by parish neighbours Ballybrown in the City League. Patrickswell’s senior hurlers will face neighbours Croom in the Winners Pool of the County Championship.

 

Thursday, 4th June 2009

Patrickswell made an impressive start to the Senior Hurling Championship with a convincing victory over Kilmallock. Spectators were treated to memorable display of hurling in ideal conditions from both sides. Kilmallock dominated the early stages and raced into a three-point lead without reply. The ‘Well settled into their rhythm and quickly put two points on the scoreboard. Kilmallock edged into a 0-4 to 0-2 lead, but they were overrun by a period of Patrickswell dominance where seven points were notched in rapid succession.

Kilmallock stemmed the onslaught with a much-needed point and trailed by 0-9 to 0-5 after 25 minutes. However, Patrickswell reasserted their dominance and fired over four more points to establish a commanding eight-point cushion. Kilmallock closed the half with three points and trailed by 0-13 to 0-8 at the interval.

Patrickswell’s lead increased at the start of the second half when William O’Dea scored a decisive goal. A few minutes later, the ‘Well opened a 1-15 to 0-10 gap and victory was in sight. To their credit, Kilmallock battled into the game and equalised with an impressive haul of one goal and five points. The momentum rested with Kilmallock; however Patrickswell hit four points to secure a 1-19 to 1-15 lead with ten minutes on the clock. Kilmallock were able to respond with three additional points as the game rested on a knife-edge. Thankfully, a Peter Harty goal and two more points cemented a fine 2-21 to 1-18 triumph for Patrickswell.

If you wish to order tickets for the Munster Hurling Championship game between Limerick and Waterford, please contact Oliver Mann on 086-3979159 before 6pm on Sunday 7th June.

In the Under 14 All-County Hurling League Final, the boys met Féile winners Doon. The game was brought to life when both teams hit the net within two minutes. Doon maintained a high tempo and added a second goal and two points to their total. The ‘Well boys trailed by 2-2 to 1-2, but they rallied with a second goal to equalise again. Doon finished the first half strongly and reached the break with a 2-8 to 2-5 lead.

At the start of the second half, Patrickswell plundered a third goal to equalise. This was the closest that the ‘Well came to victory. Doon scored a third goal and a few points to lead by 3-10 to 3-6 with ten minutes remaining. Their intention was to keep Patrickswell at arm’s length and they managed to close out the game by 3-14 to 3-8. Hard luck boys!! In the City Junior B Hurling League, Patrickswell lost by 1-13 to 1-10 in Crecora.
Thursday, 28th May 2009

The Senior hurlers are in superb form before their County Championship clash with Kilmallock. The ‘Well defeated Garryspillane by 4-11 to 1-12 in Division 1B of the League and lead the table with an unbeaten record.

The Under 14 hurlers reached the County Final with a high-scoring and entertaining victory over Mungret. On a glorious summer’s evening, the boys played attacking hurling and defeated their visitors by 5-8 to 3-11. Congratulations to the players and best of luck in the county final!!

On the City Board front, Patrickswell defeated Kildimo by 3-11 to 1-8 in the Junior “A” Hurling League. In the Junior “B” Hurling League, the ‘Well pipped leaders Monaleen with a fine 3-18 to 4-13 victory. The Junior B footballers lost to Mungret by 2-10 to 0-7 in the Junior “A” League. The Under 12 footballers edged out Pallasgreen by a thin margin of 2-8 to 2-7 in the All-County League.

Last Friday, the Under 12 camogie team played Na Piarsaigh in a superb contest of skill and determination. Every player contributed to a fine performance as the girls defeated their opponents by 6-0 to 5-1 in the league. Chelsea McCarthy led the attack with a personal haul of four goals; ably supported by her team-mates. Well done to everybody involved!! The Camogie Club has organised a Sponsored Walk for Sunday 31st May at 11am from the Clubhouse.

The club reminds its patrons that membership closes on Sunday 31st May. There is a registration drive in the Clubhouse on Friday 29th May at 6pm to collect outstanding subscriptions. Please attend the event and show your continued support for the club.

 

Thursday, 21st May 2009

After a very successful “Lá na gClub”, the focus of the club returned to the playing field. In the Under 12 Hurling League, the boys lost 3-6 to 2-1 to Murroe Boher. In the All County Junior Football League, the ‘Well were defeated 0-15 to 0-5 by Ahane at home.

The City Board Hurling Leagues for both Junior A and Junior B are in progress. The Junior B hurlers convincingly beat Abbey Sarsfields by 3-13 to 2-4 away. The lads faced another tricky away fixture, but contested an exciting 3-9 to 2-12 draw against Claughaun. The Junior A hurlers comfortably beat St. Patrick’s by 1-20 to 2-5 at home.

Club membership remains open until 31st May. Players, existing members and new members are invited to enrol for 2009. The annual subscription is €30 for adults and €15 for Under 21s.

 

Thursday, 14th May 2009

Patrickswell GAA Club celebrated “Lá na gClub” in fine style last weekend. At a special event in the Cú Chulainn, the club honoured the 1984 Senior, Minor and Under 14 County champions and every team that captured a “first” title for the ‘Well. The function attracted a large crowd and many club legends travelled great distances to attend. P.J. O’Grady was MC for the evening, skilfully drawing out players’ treasured memories and anecdotes. There was also a superb display of traditional dancing from previous Scór champions.

On Sunday, Patrickswell was blessed with fine weather. Players and club members paraded from the Shrine to the clubhouse in a sea of ‘Blue and Gold’. The afternoon started with a series of matches at Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12 level. There was a very high standard of hurling and football as the “stars of tomorrow” entertained the assembled crowd. Afterwards, there was an exciting clash between Patrickswell’s current Camogie team and past players. Sunday’s games were rounded off with a senior hurling challenge match. There was also a fine display of memorabilia and photographs in the museum. The club would like to thank everyone who participated in the weekend’s organisation and events. Their commitment has proven that Patrickswell GAA remains in good health. Club membership remains open until 31st May and it’s hoped that everyone will sign up, especially after the success of “Lá na gClub”.

On the competitive front, Patrickswell drew their All-County Senior Hurling League clash with Doon, 2-13 to 1-16. The Intermediate hurlers nudged past Ballybrown by 2-12 to 2-11 in the City Championship. The Under 14 hurlers beat Ahane by 2-6 to 1-7 in the All-County League. As a result, the ‘Well have topped their group and qualify for the semi-final. In the Under 16 Hurling, Patrickswell cruised past Kilmallock by 5-14 to 2-5. The Under 12 footballers produced a fine display to defeat Na Piarsaigh by 4-6 to 0-2 in the league.
Click on the thumbnail below to see photos from the “Lá na gClub” day

 

Thursday, 7th May 2009

Bad weather caused a spate of postponements during the past week. As a result, there was little activity on the playing fields. This week’s major event “off the pitch” is our own celebration of the GAA’s “Lá na gClub”. Just a reminder to everyone about the various dates and times…

Patrickswell GAA Club is hosting celebrations for the GAA’s 125th birthday and the 25th anniversary of the 1984 Treble-winning season. On Saturday 9th May at 8pm in the Cú Chulainn Lounge, the club commemorates 1984’s County Hurling Title winners – the Senior “Three-in-a-Row” champions, the Minors and the Under 14s. To link with the GAA’s 125th birthday, the club will honour every ‘Well team that achieved a “first” in their respective competitions. Everyone is welcome to join our festivities at the Cú!!

On Sunday 10th May, the day begins with a parade from the Shrine to the Clubhouse at 1.30pm. The afternoon is jam-packed with hurling action for all ages. At 2pm, our underage players display their skills in a series of exhibition matches. The Camogie ladies meet at 2.45pm, with several players dusting off their ‘Blue and Gold’ jerseys for the big event. The senior hurlers round off the day with a match at 4pm. Please drop into the clubhouse to check out the memorabilia and entertainment. Refreshments are also available inside.

 

Thursday, 30th April 2009

Patrickswell’s senior hurlers remain top of the All-County League after a fine away performance at Murroe Boher. The ‘Well triumphed by five points to secure a 1-21 to 1-16 victory. The seniors’ next match is a “top-of the-table” clash with Doon on Tuesday at home.

The Under 14 hurlers produced two wins within 24 hours in the All-County League. Last Wednesday, the boys travelled to Murroe Boher and emerged with a 2-9 to 1-8 victory. Due to fixture rescheduling, the boys were faced with another match against Monaleen on Thursday. The short recovery time did not hamper the players as the ‘Well won by 1-6 to 0-6.

The Under 16 hurlers were beaten at Mungret by 2-14 to 2-12 in the County Championship. The Under 12 hurlers played superbly to defeat Kilmallock by 5-4 to 1-5 in the County League.

The Under 14 Camogie girls produced a sparkling display as they defeated hosts Galbally by 8-3 to 1-2 in the league. The Under 12 girls lost their league match with neighbours Ballybrown by 4-2 to 3-1. In the Camogie Féile competition, Patrickswell were unfortunate to miss qualification. However, Tara Kirby was called up to the Under 14 County Panel as a result of her outstanding performance at full-back in Féile. Well done Tara!

Patrickswell GAA Club is hosting a weekend of celebrations for the GAA’s 125th birthday and the 25th anniversary of our immensely successful 1984 season. On Saturday 9th May at 8pm in the Cú Chulainn Lounge, the club commemorates 1984’s County Hurling Title winners – the Senior “Three-in-a-Row” champions, our Minors and Under 14s. To mark the GAA’s 125th birthday, Patrickswell will honour every team that achieved a “first” in their respective competitions. Everyone is welcome to join our festivities at the Cú!!

On Sunday 10th May, there is a parade from the Shrine to the Clubhouse at 1.30pm. The afternoon is packed with exhibition matches, involving past and present players. Don’t miss the action! At 2pm, the Juvenile boys take to the field. The Camogie ladies get underway at 2.45pm and the Senior Hurlers tussle at 4pm. Entertainment and refreshments are available in the Clubhouse and there’s a Memorabilia Display to accompany them.
Thursday, 23rd April 2009

Patrickswell’s senior hurlers were narrowly defeated by Na Piarsaigh in their second encounter within a fortnight. The match was a City Championship semi-final and the ‘Well were pipped by a single point, 2-10 to 1-12.

The Under 16 hurlers began their County Championship with a defeat by Deel Rangers at home. The match was finely balanced in the opening stages, with both teams exchanging two points apiece. Deel Rangers increased the tempo as the first half progressed and were rewarded with a 0-9 to 0-5 interval lead. The second half followed a similar pattern as the visitors extended their advantage by 0-12 to 0-7. Deel Rangers struck their decisive goal in the closing quarter, although the ‘Well responded immediately with a goal of their own. The visitors remained solid in the remaining minutes to win by 1-14 to 1-8.

The Under 12 footballers recorded a comprehensive 5-4 to 0-2 victory over Hospital Herbertstown in the County League. Well done boys! The Junior B footballers were beaten by Castletown in their second All-County Football League fixture. The Under 14 footballers were beaten 1-10 to 1-3 by Mungret in their All-County Football League clash.

If you have any memorabilia for Patrickswell’s “Lá na gClub” in May, please contact James McCarthy, Gerry Bennis, Maurice Fitzgerald or Brendan Cawley. We’d be delighted to showcase your old jerseys, medals, etc.

Click on the thumbnail below to see photo of the U12 football team who played Hospital-Herbertstown in the County League

 

Thursday, 16th April 2009

The senior hurlers have made a superb start to the All-County League Division 1B. Gary Kirby’s men defeated Na Piarsaigh by 3-12 to 1-8 in the season’s opening fixture at Patrickswell. The league format contains eight teams – other opponents include Doon, Claughaun, Garryspillane, Knockainey, Murroe Boher and Ahane. The Division 1B winner meets the Division 1A winner for the league championship title.

Patrickswell Camogie Club entertained our neighbours, Adare, twice in 24 hours. The Under 12 girls produced a stunning performance to defeat Adare by 5-0 to 0-0 in the league. Congratulations to the players!! On Friday evening, the Intermediate ladies were pipped by 3-2 to 1-7 in a hard-fought league match.
Thursday, 9th April 2009

The Junior footballers opened their All-County League campaign with a fine 1-8 to 2-2 win over Camogue Rovers in Patrickswell. The league format includes seven teams and five more matches before the grand final.

Our Under 14 footballers secured a comprehensive victory over Pallaskenry in their first match of the All-County League. The ‘Well boys were comfortable throughout the game and claimed a 3-10 to 1-4 win. Their round-robin league also contains Mungret and Askeaton. The group winner qualifies for the county semi-final.

Congratulations to Limerick, who beat Waterford by 2-14 to 1-13 in the National Hurling League. Their final match is away to Tipperary on Sunday 19th April.

The GAA’s 125th birthday will be celebrated with Patrickswell’s own “Lá na gClub” in early May. Please help to support this event if you’re asked to lend a hand.
Thursday, 2nd April 2009

Our Under 14 hurlers were beaten by Doon in the quarter-final of the County Féile. Doon adapted quickly to the damp conditions and scored the game’s opening point within a few minutes. Patrickswell equalised almost immediately, but the momentum rested with the visitors. They scored a decisive goal and another point to take a 1-2 to 0-1 lead. The teams traded points before half-time, leaving the ‘Well in arrears by 1-3 to 0-2 at the break.

Patrickswell made a perfect start to the second half when they scored a swift goal. Unfortunately, Doon halted the boys’ revival with a second goal and three points to establish an unassailable 2-6 to 1-2 lead. Patrickswell closed the match with three unanswered points; however Doon held out to record a 2-6 to 1-5 victory.

The Club is seeking memorabilia to exhibit in clubhouse for the GAA’s 125th birthday celebrations in May. Any member who could loan interesting photos, programmes, trophies, newspaper cuttings, banners, etc. may contact James McCarthy (PRO) at 087-9116976 for collection. All items will be returned after the event

Discounted €10 tickets are available for the Limerick Races in Patrickswell on Monday 6th April. If you’d like to buy a ticket, please contact Gloria O’Donnell at 086-3830668.

Hurling training for the Under 10s and Under 8s is run in the GAA field on Friday evenings from 6.30 to 7.30pm. New members are welcome.
Thursday, 26th March 2009

The hurling, football and camogie seasons get into full swing over the coming weeks. Patrickswell GAA wishes its players the very best of luck in both league and championship competitions. Last season was particularly rewarding for Patrickswell’s juvenile club, its junior footballers, minor hurlers and the Scór. There is every hope that 2009 will prove just as successful. Please make every effort to attend matches and support the players.

The GAA celebrates its 125th birthday this year. This historic institution has contributed immeasurably to the sporting and social landscape of Ireland. At a local level, every club is requested to mark a Club Day, or “Lá na gClub”. If you are asked to participate, please help Patrickswell to celebrate the GAA’s birthday in fine style.

Patrons are reminded that April’s Mackey draw is scheduled for 3rd April. If you want your name in the hat, please contact your local agent to pay the subscription.

 

Thursday, 19th March 2009

The Under 14 hurlers overcame a stiff challenge from hosts Claughaun in the County Feile. The game was keenly contested; however the ‘Well emerged with an 0-6 to 0-3 victory. The boys have made a confident start to their Feile defence and won’t relinquish their crown easily.

The Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw has returned for 2009 with more superb prizes. The next draw will take place on 3rd April in Knockane. Annual subscriptions are available from ticket agents in Patrickswell. Club Lotto tickets are also on sale from agents and numerous shops in the village. Both competitions provide much-needed finances for your GAA club.

Click on the thumbnails below to see photos from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Thursday, 12th March 2009

Our Under 14 hurlers began their defence of the County Féile title with an emphatic victory over Cois Laoi Gaels at Martinstown. Patrickswell dominated the match throughout and showed great composure in front of goal. The final score was a comprehensive 6-7 to 0-2 win for the boys. It was a fine start to the season. Let’s hope that the ‘Well can represent Limerick again in this summer’s All-Ireland Féile!

Congratulations to the Limerick senior hurlers, who recorded another victory in the National Hurling League. The Shannonsiders defeated Dublin by 1-11 to 0-12 at the Gaelic Grounds.

Club membership is available at €30 for over-21s and €15 for others. It is imperative that every player is registered as a club member.

Click on thumbnails below for photo of Seamus Hickey, guest of honour, with Patrickswell’s captains at the juvenile club’s medal ceremony:

 

 

Thursday, 5th March 2009

Our Under 14 hurlers began their defence of the County Féile title with an emphatic victory over Cois Laoi Gaels at Martinstown. Patrickswell dominated the match throughout and showed great composure in front of goal. The final score was a comprehensive 6-7 to 0-2 win for the boys. It was a fine start to the season. Let’s hope that the ‘Well can represent Limerick again in this summer’s All-Ireland Féile!

Congratulations to the Limerick senior hurlers, who recorded another victory in the National Hurling League. The Shannonsiders defeated Dublin by 1-11 to 0-12 at the Gaelic Grounds.

Club membership is available at €30 for over-21s and €15 for others. It is imperative that every player is registered as a club member.
Thursday, 26th February 2009

The Under 14s begin their defence of the County Féile Hurling title with a first round game against Coisle Gaels (a combination of the Effin and Staker Wallace clubs). The match is scheduled for Sunday 1st March at 11:30am in Martinstown. Since the abolition of divisional boards, the Féile competition follows an All-County format.

Subscriptions to the Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw are now available from local sellers. Please support this competition for the development of both Limerick and Patrickswell’s gaelic games.

 

Thursday, 19th February 2009

Patrickswell GAA club is honoured to announce that Willie Foley has been appointed Club President. Willie has been a stalwart of the club for more than 40 years, giving loyal service on the playing field and as a respected Club Officer. During his playing career, Willie was a member of the victorious 1965 County Hurling Championship panel – the club’s first senior county title. Three years later, he managed the Minor County hurlers to their first crown. Over the years, Willie has acted as selector for many of Patrickswell’s teams.

Willie has played a very active role as club officer in Patrickswell. A Committee member since the 1960s, he has served the club diligently as Treasurer, Vice Chairman, Chairman, Vice President and County Board Delegate. The club extends its heartiest congratulations and continued gratitude to Willie.

The senior hurlers travelled to Kilkenny for a friendly match against Glenmore. Patrickswell were victorious by 0-22 to 2-10 against the hosts. The players also gained invaluable match practice before the 2009 season commences.

Congratulations to Louise Allen of Belgard Grove – who scooped the Lotto jackpot last week. The weekly lotto is a superb way to support Patrickswell GAA Club and the rewards are generous too!

 

Thursday, 12th February 2009

It was a quiet week for the club as our teams prepare for the 2009 season. The senior hurlers are travelling to Kilkenny this weekend for a challenge match. Good luck to them! Annual membership is open for the year at €30 for over-21s and €15 for others. Members are also invited to subscribe to the club’s Lotto and the Mackey draw, which provide much-needed funding to Patrickswell GAA. Congratulations to the Limerick hurlers for making a great start to the National Hurling League. The Shannonsiders defeated Clare by 3-13 to 1-18.

 

Thursday, 5th February 2009

Last Saturday night, Patrickswell GAA hosted its annual Awards Ceremony for 2008. We are delighted to announce that Anthony Carmody was named Club Person of the Year at the event. He succeeds Bridget Mann for this prestigious honour. Anthony was recognised for his tireless contribution to hurling as a successful player and committed coach to Patrickswell. The club congratulates Anthony for his well-deserved achievement and commends him for many years of loyal service.

On the same night, the Minor Hurling County Champions and the Junior B City Football Champions received their winners’ medals from Gary Kirby. There were speeches from Tom O’Brien (Minors Manager) and Michael Woulfe (Junior B Manager) to mark the occasion. The club had much to celebrate at Adult, Juvenile and Scór levels during 2008. We look forward to more silverware in 2009.
Camogie Registration & Membership is being collected in the Clubhouse at 12 noon on Saturday 7th February. All Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14 players are requested to attend. New players are very welcome. Please contact any club officer for further information.

Click on thumbnails below for photo of Anthony Carmody receiving Patrickswell Club Person of the Year Award 2008 from Oliver Mann, Chairman:

 

 

Thursday, 29th January 2009

Patrickswell GAA club is hosting an Awards Ceremony this Saturday night, 31st January, in Punch’s Bar. There will be a medal presentation to the Minor Hurling County Champions 2008 and the Junior B City Football Champions 2008. In addition, the Club Person of the Year will be announced! There is certain to be stiff competition for this coveted prize. Everyone is welcome to attend and the event commences at 9pm.

Members are requested to pay their annual club subscriptions for Year 2009. The subscription is €30 for over-21s and €15 for others. In addition, Patrickswell club members are encouraged to support the Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw and the Club Lotto. At the time of writing, the Lotto Jackpot had exceeded €16,800 and is certainly worth a flutter!

 

Thursday, 22nd January 2009

The club’s Annual General Meeting was held last Thursday night, with a large and enthusiastic crowd in attendance. The key elements of the meeting were reports from the Treasurer, Secretary and the Chairman’s Address itself.

The Treasurer provided a comprehensive review of the club’s finances and presented the Financial Accounts to the members for approval. There was a general discussion about the fiscal challenges and opportunities that lay ahead in 2009. The Secretary delivered a stirring account of the club’s performances on the pitch and in Scór during 2008. Congratulations were offered to every member and player who collected a trophy or award in the year.

In his Chairman’s Address, Oliver Mann outlined the highlights of the past twelve months and the outlook for the coming year. There was acknowledgement of excellent performances on the playing field in 2008. However, the club must be prepared for economic conditions that are likely to exist in 2009. In addition, every member is asked to become active in the club’s operation. Deceased and ill members of the club were remembered and remain in everyone’s thoughts.

The final portion of the AGM was reserved for election of club officers, additions to the Club Executive and the selection of team managers for 2009.

The Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw is up and running for the year. All club members are asked to subscribe to this exciting competition. Patrickswell GAA membership cards are available from the Registrar at €30 for over-21s and €15 for others. It is imperative that all members are fully paid up in the near future.

 

Thursday, 8th January 2009

Happy New Year to all members!! The club’s Annual General Meeting will take place in the Clubhouse on Thursday 15th January at 8pm. All members and interested parties are invited to attend. Nomination and motion forms should be signed and returned to Martin Ryan, Club Secretary, before the end of Thursday 8th January.

The incumbent Club Officers from 2008 are Oliver Mann (Chairman), Michael McDermott (Vice Chairman), Martin Ryan (Secretary), Jim O’Herlihy (Assistant Secretary), Bernard Hayes (Assistant Secretary), Nelius Hayes (Treasurer), Seamus O’Riordan (Assistant Treasurer), James McCarthy (PRO) and Pat Kirby (Registrar).

Mass for deceased members of the club will be celebrated at 10am on Sunday 18th January in the church.

 

Thursday, 25th December 2008

The Christmas Draw for Patrickswell Juvenile & Camogie club took place in the Dark Horse last Saturday night. There was tremendous support in the village and beyond for our fundraising event. First prize, a trip to Manchester United v Liverpool, was won by P.J. Hall of Adare. The second prize, a trip to the 2009 All-Ireland Hurling Final, was won by Mike Horan of Limerick. The TV/DVD combo for third prize was claimed by Tanya Considine of Fanningstown. Patrickswell GAA Club is very grateful to everyone who sold and purchased tickets for the draw.

On the same night, we held a Christmas raffle for the club’s Mackey Draw members. The 20 lucky winners were as follows: Aidan Lynch, Michael Carey, Jim Buckley, Liam Quinlan, Hannah Guinane, Maurice Fitzgerald, Joan O’Brien, Michael Naughton, Kevin O’Brien, Phil Bennis, Louise Foley, Madge Cowhey, Elma Lynch, Kitty Mulcahy, Sean Moynihan, Gerry Corcoran, Mary Cormican, Niamh Geoghegan, Sharon O’Curry and Tim Quaid.

The Juvenile Club was honoured with three Sports Star awards from the City Board. Keith Dundon (Under 13A hurling), Tom Kiely (Under 14A hurling) and Mark Carmody (Under 15A hurling) were selected as All Stars for the 2008 season. Congratulations to the boys for this marvellous achievement – in recognition of a great year!

 

Thursday, 18th December 2008

The main event this week is our Juvenile & Camogie club’s Annual Christmas draw. There’s a great selection of prizes to be won, especially for sports lovers! The first prize is a fantastic trip for two people to Manchester United versus Liverpool at Old Trafford. As a second prize, we have a superb trip for two people to the 2009 All-Ireland Hurling Final. The winner of our third prize will take home a TV/DVD combo.

The draw takes place in the Dark Horse on Saturday 20th December at 10pm. Tickets cost €2 each or a bargain €5 for a book of three. Don’t worry – you can purchase tickets until draw-time. Please remember that Patrickswell GAA Club is a voluntary organisation and requires your continued generosity to operate.

The Under 15 hurlers will have to wait until 2009 to conclude the current season. The Fr. McNamee Cup Final (City) against Na Piarsaigh has been postponed until next year. Finally, Patrickswell GAA Club wishes all its players and members a Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

 

Thursday, 11th December 2008

It was a quiet week on the playing front as the season draws to a close. The Under 15 hurlers visit Na Piarsaigh for the Fr. McNamee Cup Final (City) on Sunday 14th December. Best of luck to the players and let’s hope that our Juvenile Club can add another trophy to their collection.

The Annual Christmas Draw takes place in the Dark Horse on 20th December. Please support the club by purchasing some tickets. The prizes are fantastic and an enjoyable night is guaranteed! You could even get an early Christmas present! Tickets should be available on the night, so don’t worry if you fancy a late flutter!

 

Thursday, 4th December 2008

The Under 13 hurlers won the Brother Burke Cup with a hard-fought victory over Na Piarsaigh. The ‘Well started in top gear and scored a quick goal and point within five minutes. Na Piarsaigh battled into the match and responded with two points of their own. There were two additional points from Patrickswell; however the visitors dominated the remainder of the half. Na Piarsaigh notched a goal and four points in ten minutes to hold a 1-6 to 1-4 interval lead.

Patrickswell were marginally superior at the beginning of the second half. They fired over three points to Na Piarsaigh’s single point. At this stage, the match was finely balanced at 1-7 to 1-7. The ‘Well pushed forward in search of a winner and they were not disappointed. The sliotar broke to Paul O’Brien, who kicked a marvellous fifteen-yard goal that delighted the crowd. The ‘Well managed to absorb a late Na Piarsaigh flurry to win by 2-8 to 1-9. Well done boys!!

The Under 15 footballers travelled to Claughaun for the Bobby Byrne Cup final. The first half was a low-scoring affair as Claughaun nudged into a 0-2 to 0-1 lead. The second half was bossed by Claughaun early on. They scored a goal and two points to establish a 1-4 to 0-1 advantage. Patrickswell recovered to score two points, yet the game seemed lost when Claughaun netted a second goal. With three minutes on the clock, the boys trailed by 2-4 to 0-3. The ‘Well managed a late point and had sufficient time to score a “consolation” goal. Claughaun played for the final whistle, but they mistakenly turned their backs on a Patrickswell free-kick. Before Claughaun knew it, Patrickswell had taken the free-kick and snatched an equalising goal. However, Claughaun possessed more energy in extra-time and cruised to a 2-9 to 2-5 victory.

Patrickswell GAA is delighted to announce that Gary Kirby has accepted the post of Senior Hurling Manager. His selectors include Terence Murray, Paul Foley, Ger Hurley and Pat Lillis. Best of luck to the management team and every success to them!

Click on thumbnails below for photo of the U13 City Hurling Champions & captain Keith Dundon receiving cup from Mick Dinneen (Secretary, City Board):

 

 

Thursday, 27th November 2008

The GAA season has begun to wind down for Christmas, but the Juvenile Club has three City finals to contest. The Under 13 hurlers face Na Piarsaigh at home in Division A of the Brother Burke Cup on Saturday 29th November at 2pm. On Sunday 30th November at 2pm, the Under 15 footballers travel to Claughaun in Division B of the Bobby Byrne Cup. The Under 15 hurlers visit Na Piarsaigh in Division A of the Fr. McNamee Cup on Sunday 7th December at 2pm. Good luck to the players and management as the Juvenile Club aims to close its successful year on a high note.

As a gentle reminder, tickets for the Annual Christmas Draw are on sale now. The draw takes place on 20th December in the Dark Horse. Being a voluntary organisation, Patrickswell GAA needs your help to keep gaelic games and Scór alive in the village. A book of tickets makes an ideal Christmas present for old and young alike!! Each ticket is €2 or a book of three costs €5.

 

Thursday, 20th November 2008

Our Junior footballers were unfortunate to lose their County B semi-final against Kilcornan on Sunday. The match was played on a damp afternoon; however the pitch at Foynes was in excellent condition. There was nothing to separate the teams in the opening stages as they acclimatised to the slippery ball. After twenty minutes, the scores were tied at 0-3 to 0-3. As the half progressed, Kilcornan went on the offensive and added three further points. The half-time score was a 0-6 to 0-3 deficit.

The second half was marked by Patrickswell’s spirited comeback. Kilcornan had one foot in the final as they built a 0-8 to 0-4 lead with twenty minutes left. Yet the ‘Well started to dominate midfield and pressed forward at every opportunity. Kilcornan were in retreat as Patrickswell notched three unanswered points to trail by 0-8 to 0-7. There were two minutes remaining as Patrickswell managed to draw level with a fine point. Unfortunately, Kilcornan engineered a late attack and snatched a decisive point in stoppage time. The ‘Well were awarded a free-kick in the dying seconds, but it wasn’t their day as the ball dropped wide!! The final result was 0-8 to 0-9. Congratulations to the players and management for a fantastic season of football in Patrickswell.

Tickets for the Juvenile and Camogie Club Christmas draw are on sale now. Every year, the club must raise significant funding to continue Gaelic games in Patrickswell. Once again, we would appreciate your generous support for the big draw on December 20th. The first prize is a trip for two to Manchester United versus Liverpool at Old Trafford. Second prize is a trip for two to the 2009 All-Ireland Hurling Final and third prize is a TV combo. Tickets cost €2, while a book of three costs €5.

 

Thursday, 13th November 2008

Patrickswell’s Minor hurlers have won the County Championship for the second year in a row. The replay was a gripping and competitive tussle against Na Piarsaigh at the Gaelic Grounds. The sides were almost inseparable during a low-scoring first half. Na Piarsaigh struck an early point but Patrickswell responded with three unanswered points themselves. There was a further exchange of scores as Patrickswell built a one-point advantage of 0-4 to 0-3.

The second half commenced with a goal for Patrickswell. There was danger in the Na Piarsaigh defence before Patrickswell forced the sliotar into the net. Na Piarsaigh replied positively with a point, but the ‘Well increased their margin with another two points. Patrickswell held a commanding 1-6 to 0-4 lead with only fifteen minutes left. Spectators’ nerves were jangling when Na Piarsaigh plundered a goal and another point to cut our advantage, 1-6 to 1-5. Many teams would have withered under this onslaught. However, the boys showed great composure and embarked on a counter-offensive. In the closing five minutes, the ‘Well claimed four points to end Na Piarsaigh’s revival. As the final whistle sounded, there was great emotion as players and fans celebrated a fine 1-10 to 1-5 victory. Captain Laurence Considine accepted the trophy on behalf of Patrickswell and thanked Na Piarsaigh’s players for a marvellous contest. Congratulations to our players and management!!

Click on thumbnails below for photos of the Minor County Champions:

 

The Under 14 hurlers were beaten by Adare in the County Final. The match was played in appalling conditions, which produced a treacherous pitch. Adare notched the opening point, but Patrickswell responded immediately with a close-range goal. As the rain intensified, Patrickswell scored a further two points to Adare’s one. The scoreboard read 1-2 to 0-2 when Adare snatched an equalising goal. However, the ‘Well pressed forward and were rewarded with a second goal to lead by 2-2 to 1-2 at the break.

In the second half, Patrickswell claimed an early point before Adare fired over two additional points. The critical moment was Adare’s second goal, which propelled our opponents into a 2-4 to 2-3 lead. There was a tense final quarter as Patrickswell reclaimed the lead with two points. However, Adare finished strongly and outscored the ‘Well by six points before the end. The outcome was a heartbreaking 2-11 to 2-6 defeat for the boys.

The Patrickswell Camogie AGM is on Thursday 13th November in the Clubhouse at 8pm. Everyone is welcome.

 

Thursday, 6th November 2008

The Under 21 hurlers bowed out of the City and County Championships during the past week. On bank holiday Monday, Patrickswell met neighbours Ballybrown in the City Final at the Gaelic Grounds. It was the classic “game of two halves” on a bitterly cold day. Patrickswell gained the upper hand in the first half and subdued the Ballybrown attack with some fine defending. At the interval, the ‘Well led by 1-4 to 0-4.

In the second half, Ballybrown’s forwards were much improved as they threatened Patrickswell’s dominance. The early stages were keenly contested as the ‘Well edged into a 1-6 to 0-5 lead. However, Ballybrown transformed the match with a goal and six points during an intense ten-minute spell. The ‘Well now trailed by 1-11 to 1-8 and needed a lifeline. With time running out, an equalising goal from Patrickswell produced a grandstand finale. Every breaking ball was fiercely contested, but it was Ballybrown who snatched an injury-time point to sneak victory by 1-12 to 2-8.

Five days later, Patrickswell faced Kilmallock in the County quarter final at Bruff. The lads gave a fine account of themselves against the hotly-tipped Kilmallock side. However, they were unable to produce an upset and lost the game by 1-16 to 2-10.

The Junior B footballers had a comfortable 4-6 to 2-5 victory over Blackrock in the County quarter final. This weekend sees Patrickswell compete in both the Under 14 County Hurling Final (Saturday) and the Minor Premier Final replay (Sunday). Your support at these games would be much appreciated. Let’s hope that the ‘Well is celebrating a double success on Monday morning!!
Thursday, 30th October 2008

It was a quiet week in the Patrickswell GAA calendar because of postponements and bad weather. The Under 15 hurlers’ match with Mungret in the Fr. McNamee Cup has been deferred to mid-November. The Under 15 footballers received a walkover from Old Christians in the Bobby Byrne Cup, while their final group match against Kildimo fell victim to heavy rain.

The Junior B footballers are scheduled to face Blackrock in the County Quarter Final this Sunday in Ballingarry at 12.30pm. Please check that the fixture is proceeding before travelling. The Under 14 hurlers will contest the County Final on Saturday 8th November at 2pm in Cappamore. The County Minor Final replay is fixed for Sunday 9th November.

The next Limerick Development (Mackey) draw takes place on Friday 31st October. Due to the newspaper deadline for submitting these notes, the City Under 21 hurling final will be reported next week.
Thursday, 23rd October 2008

The Minor hurlers will meet Na Piarsaigh in a County Final replay after the sides were deadlocked on Sunday. Patrickswell applied the early pressure and their efforts were rewarded with an immediate goal. Na Piarsaigh settled their nerves and responded with four points of their own. There was little to separate the teams as they added two points each during the next ten minutes. With half-time approaching, Na Piarsaigh led by 0-6 to 1-2. Their cause was helped by a late goal and point, which gave them a commanding 1-7 to 1-2 lead at the break.
Patrickswell refused to concede defeat and began their fightback with another goal at the start of the second half. The contest became tense as each team added another point. Na Piarsaigh held a narrow 1-8 to 2-3 advantage with fifteen minutes left; however a third Patrickswell goal turned the match on its head! Patrickswell were in the “box seat” as our opponents chased the equaliser. Another Na Piarsaigh point levelled the scoreline with five minutes remaining, but the ‘Well nudged in front with their own point. In the dying minutes, Na Piarsaigh were awarded a free and tapped over their equalising point. As the clock ran down, both sides were anxious to avoid defeat and the referee’s whistle ended a compelling contest of 3-4 to 1-10.

Congratulations to the Junior footballers, who defeated Pallaskenry in the City B Final. Despite a pre-match downpour, Patrickswell started better in the slippery conditions. The ‘Well claimed the opening point and looked comfortable in the opening stages. However, Pallaskenry found their shape and responded with a goal and two points to build a four-point lead. Patrickswell increased their tempo and shocked Pallaskenry with a flurry of two goals and a point. The score at the interval was 2-2 to 1-2.
Pallaskenry were back in contention as they outscored Patrickswell by three points to one point early in the second half. However, a single-point deficit was the closest that Pallaskenry came to overturning the outcome. The match was effectively decided when Patrickswell scored two goals in a devastating three-minute spell. The final goal was a crisply-taken penalty that flew past the goalkeeper. At this stage, Patrickswell’s advantage was seven points, 4-3 to 1-5. To their credit, Pallaskenry fought to the bitter end and snatched two consolation goals. The final result was a two-point victory of 4-4 to 3-5.

The Under 13 hurlers drew with Mungret, 1-4 to 2-1, in Division A of the Brother Burke Cup.
Click on thumbnails below for photo of squads for Minor County Final & City Junior Football Champions:

 

 

Thursday, 16th October 2008

There was more success on the football field as our Under 14s won the County B title. The boys had a comfortable 1-7 to 0-2 victory over Castletown Ballyagran, despite the difficult pitch. Congratulations to the players and management for winning a County and City double. The Under 14s were undefeated throughout the season.

The Minor hurlers take centre-stage in the Premier Hurling Final at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday (19/10). The boys are defending last year’s crown against Na Piarsaigh at 1.45pm. The final promises to be a very exciting and competitive contest. This match is a prelude to the County Senior final between Ahane and Adare. Please support the Minor team as they chase a fifth county title for Patrickswell. Our previous successes include 1968, 1984, 1994 and 2007. The club wishes every success to the players and management. There are high hopes that the trophy will spend another year in the ‘Well!

The Junior B footballers are playing in the City Final against Pallaskenry on Saturday. Our opponents will provide a stiff challenge, but the squad are confident after their semi-final victory. Let’s hope that the resurgence of football continues and that more silverware is brought to the ‘Well!

Patrickswell took part in an Under 10 Inter City Hurling Blitz at Glen Rovers, Cork on Saturday 11th October. The ‘Well played teams from Ballincollig & Na Piarsaigh from Cork as well as teams from Crecora & Monaleen. The players were: Jamie Dillon, Stephen Dunworth, Killian Kilcoyne, Danny Harty, John Flynn, Jordan Higgins, Darragh Ahern, Brian Nolan, Dan Harty, Matthew Lucey, Brian Leahy, P.J. Foley, Eoin Carroll, Neil Byrnes, Cathal Quinlan, Paudie Maher, Jason Gillane, Josh Considine, Daniel Feasey, Barry Kiely, Jordan McCarthy and Adam Carrig. A most enjoyable day was had by players, mentors, parents and supporters. Well done to all concerned!

Click here for photo of U10 squad who travelled to Cork:

Thursday, 9th October 2008

There was double success during the week as Patrickswell reached two county finals. In the Minor Hurling Premier semi-final, the Gaelic Grounds hosted our replay with Kilmallock. The conditions were absolutely perfect as the sides continued their epic struggle from two weeks ago. However, the rhythm of the match was hindered by numerous stoppages for frees. Patrickswell were dominant in the early stages and built a 0-5 to 0-3 lead within fifteen minutes. Our advantage was extended to five points with three unanswered points, but Kilmallock equalised with a goal and two points of their own. As half time approached, Patrickswell snatched an important close-range goal and led by 1-9 to 1-6 at the interval.

The second half started in a similar manner – with few opportunities to score from play. After ten minutes, the ‘Well had nudged further ahead with five more points to Kilmallock’s three. The score was 1-14 to 1-9 and victory was in sight for the ‘Well. Once again, Kilmallock were resurgent and reduced the deficit to two points, 1-15 to 1-13. Patrickswell responded with the best form of defence – to attack their opponents! The match was effectively decided when a speculative shot floated over the Kilmallock goalkeeper. For good measure, the ‘Well fired another three points and triumphed by 2-18 to 1-13.

Meanwhile, the Under 14 footballers produced a fine display to reach the County B final. The boys beat Ahane by 4-4 to 1-6 and turned in a great second half performance to win comfortably by seven points.
Thursday, 2nd October 2008

The Junior B footballers have reached the City Final after a superb victory over Na Piarasaigh at Clarina. The game was played in perfect conditions and there was drama throughout. Patrickswell were stronger in the opening stages and registered the first point of the contest. However, Na Piarsaigh established a firm foothold and replied with four points of their own. The ‘Well were unfazed and scored a goal after fifteen minutes to equalise. The remainder of the half was keenly contested, but Na Piarsaigh struck a late goal to establish a 1-7 to 1-3 lead.

Patrickswell started the second half with great purpose. Within three minutes, the ‘Well had claimed two goals and turned the match on its head. Na Piarsaigh eventually stemmed the tide and responded with a goal and point. However, their resistance faded like the evening sunlight. Patrickswell were magnificent in the closing quarter and blitzed their opponents with an impressive haul of 1-6. Na Piarsaigh were unable to launch a late revival. The final result was a 4-9 to 2-9 victory in near darkness. Congratulations to Michael Woulfe and his team. Good luck in the final.

The Under 21 hurlers beat Na Piarsaigh by 2-13 to 1-13 in the City Hurling Championship. The ‘Well will meet neighbours Ballybrown in the final. The Under 13 hurlers beat Claughaun by 2-8 to 2-7 and maintained their 100% record in Division A of the Brother Burke Cup. The Under 15 footballers beat Abbey Sarsfields by 5-6 to 1-2 in Division B of the Bobby Byrne Cup.

Thursday, 25th of September 2008

There was incredible drama in the Minor semi-final as Patrickswell snatched a late, late equaliser against Kilmallock. The match was in the eleventh minute of injury time when a lofted Patrickswell ball dropped into the Kilmallock goalmouth. After a frantic scramble, the ’Well managed to force the sliotar into the net. Patrickswell were jubilant as Kilmallock fumed about the length of stoppage time.

Patrickswell had started the game in a high gear. We scored three points without reply within five minutes. However, Kilmallock crept into the contest and produced a quick goal and two points of their own. For the remainder of the first half, the game was finely balanced. The ‘Well dominated the possession, but Kilmallock were always a threat up front. Both teams claimed four additional points before the interval. The half-time score was 1-6 to 0-7 to our opponents.

The second half began with Kilmallock taking a decisive lead. Within fifteen minutes, they snatched a goal and three points to Patrickswell’s single point. The deficit was now seven points and time was against us. However, the ‘Well rallied to score three points and the deficit was cut to four points. Kilmallock were able to absorb the onslaught and knocked over some insurance points to take a 2-12 to 0-12 lead. Normal time had run out, but there had been a number of lengthy injuries and delays. The ‘Well used stoppage time to claim three points; however a goal was the only visible hope. With Kilmallock screaming for full-time, the Great Escape was completed! The result was a 2-12 to 1-15 draw.

The Under 13 hurlers beat Na Piarsaigh by 1-4 to 0-5 in Division A of the Brother Burke Cup. The Under 15 footballers lost 3-11 to 2-4 against Claughaun in Division B of the Bobby Byrne Cup. The Under 15 hurlers received a forfeit from Monaleen in Division A of the Fr. McNamee Cup.

Thursday, 18th of September 2008

The Senior hurlers were beaten by Kilmallock in the County Championship quarter final at Bruff. Despite the wet conditions, Kilmallock started at a high tempo and built a 1-3 to 0-0 lead within ten minutes. The ‘Well were unfazed and edged themselves back into the contest, especially through Barry Foley’s well-taken points. At the break, Kilmallock held a narrow two-point advantage of 1-6 to 0-7.

Patrickswell were rattled by another intense start from our opponents in the second half. Kilmallock pressed forward and scored a goal and four points without reply in the opening stages. Their nine-point advantage seemed unassailable, but the ‘Well chipped away with three points of their own. Unfortunately, our recovery was short-lived as Kilmallock struck a decisive third goal. There was renewed hope for the ‘Well when we scored our first goal; however the game closed with two points from both sides. The final score was 3-12 to 1-12.

The Intermediate hurlers were relegated to Junior A, despite a brave and committed performance against Monaleen. Our rivals started brightly and were rewarded with an early goal and two points. Patrickswell managed to stem Monaleen’s progress and trailed by 1-5 to 0-2 with twenty minutes gone. By this time, Monaleen were under pressure and the ‘Well plundered another four points. The half-time score was a deficit of 1-6 to 0-6.

Patrickswell continued their momentum at the beginning of the second half. Three points were claimed in quick succession as the ‘Well equalised for the very first time. However, Monaleen dominated the remainder of the match and added six points to win by 1-12 to 0-9.

Well done to our Under 14 hurlers who booked their place in the County Final with a comprehensive 1-12 to 1-3 victory over Doon. The Under 15 hurlers beat Ballybrown by 1-12 to 2-4 in Division A of the Fr. McNamee Cup. Pallaskenry beat Patrickswell by 2-13 to 0-6 in the City Junior B Football Championship. However, the ‘Well still qualify for the semi-final!!

Thursday, 11th of September 2008

The senior hurlers face Kilmallock in the quarter-final of the County Hurling Championship this weekend. The game is scheduled for Bruff on Sunday at 6pm. Best wishes to the Patrickswell players and management for this key clash.

The intermediate hurlers were defeated by Hospital Herbertstown in the County Championship relegation semi-final. On a chilly Monday evening in Bruff, our opponents settled quickly and took charge of the game. Both sides scored a point in the opening five minutes, but Hospital Herbertstown then notched four consecutive points to build a 0-5 to 0-1 lead. The Well narrowed the gap with a point of their own, but our opponents finished the half with another four points to Patrickswell s two. The interval score was 0-9 to 0-4.

Hospital Herbertstown started the second half at a similar high tempo. Within fifteen minutes, they added four unanswered points to their tally. A late Patrickswell goal raised hopes, but the clock was against them as Hospital Herbertstown closed with a late point. The final score was 0-14 to 1-4.

In the City Under 21 hurling championship, Patrickswell drew with Ballybrown at home, 0-12 to 2-6. The result maintains our unbeaten record and guarantees both City final and County quarter final berths. The Under 15 footballers beat Pallaskenry by 0-8 to 0-3 in Division B of the Bobby Byrne Cup. The match was played on a sodden pitch, which hampered the lads ability to take goal chances.

Thursday, 4th of September 2008

Patrickswell edged out Na Piarsaigh in a very competitive City Under 21 championship game. The teams were evenly matched for the opening fifteen minutes and scored three points apiece. As the half progressed, Patrickswell increased the attacking tempo and took charge of the game. They were rewarded with four additional points and a close-range goal just before the interval. The half-time score was 1-7 to 0-5.

The second half began with a spirited recovery by Na Piarsaigh. They scored two points and cut the deficit to a single goal. Patrickswell were stirred into action and slotted over three points of their own. A six point lead seemed unassailable, but Na Piarsaigh added four unanswered points and crept within two scores. The ‘Well were under severe pressure and responded with two precious points to keep the visitors at arm’s length. With ten minutes on the clock, Na Piarsaigh stunned Patrickswell with a goal and point. The scores were level and tension was high as injury time started. Thankfully, the ’Well kept their composure and two late points secured a narrow 1-14 to 1-12 victory.

Tom O’Brien, Patrickswell flicks the ball past David Lynch’s shoulder during the recent City U\21 Hurling Championship between Na Piarsaigh and Patrickswell (Photo courtesy of Aidan Ryan).

The Under 13 hurlers beat Monaleen by 2-8 to 1-4 in Division A of the Brother Burke Cup. The Under 13 footballers lost to Ballybrown by 2-3 to 2-1 in City Division B. The Under 15 hurlers lost to Na Piarsaigh by 3-8 to 0-6 in Division A of the Fr. McNamee Cup. The Under 16 hurlers have conceded the final two matches of the Cube Printing League to Ahane and Adare.

A most enjoyable outing was had by all at the recent Ballybrown Under 8 blitz. Patrickswell gave a good account of themselves in their three matches against their opponents (Crecora, Kildimo & Ballybrown). Among the highlights were an acrobatic save by Adam Carrig in the match against Kildimo and a great goal scored by Darren O’Flaherty against Ballybrown. The squad was Adam Carrig, Gavin Carey, Darren O’Flaherty, Kyle McCarthy, Jordan McCarthy, Niall Kerins, Paul Lynch, P.J. Foley, Paul Kelly, Martin Murray, Neal Byrnes, Calvin Carroll, Clive Kirby, Shane Hannon, Cormac Kerins. All participants received a medal and refreshments, courtesy of our hosts. Well done lads, and keep practicing!
(Please click here for photo of U8 team…)
Thursday, 21st of August 2008

The Under 21s made a winning start in the City Hurling “A” Championship against Ballybrown in Clarina.  The opening stages were played in wet and slippery conditions as both sides struggled to maintain possession.  The hosts scored three consecutive points before Patrickswell responded with a goal themselves.  Ballybrown were favoured by a strong breeze in the first half and established a three-point lead of 0-8 to 1-2 with 25 minutes gone.  However, the ‘Well scored a second goal before the interval to draw level.  There was sufficient time for Ballybrown to notch a further point and claim a 0-9 to 2-2 half-time lead.

The rain cleared at the start of the second half as the game remained on a knife-edge.  Patrickswell and Ballybrown were level on five separate occasions as they traded points in quick succession.  Neither team could build a decisive advantage and the score stood at 2-8 to 0-14 with two minutes remaining.  With a draw on the cards, Patrickswell launched a hopeful attack down the right flank.  The angle towards goal seemed impossible, however the shot was beautifully despatched into the far corner of the net.  Patrickswell had snatched a victory by 3-8 to 0-14 at the death.  Despite five minutes of injury time, there were no further scores.

In the quarter final of the Senior Hurling County  championship, Patrickswell will face Kilmallock next month.  The Minor hurlers have qualified for the semi-final of the Premier competition after Na Piarsaigh forfeited.  The Junior B hurlers lost to Claughaun by 2-11 to 1-4 in their City Hurling Championship fixture.  The remaining Under 16 fixtures have been deferred until September.

Thursday, 14th of August 2008

Our senior hurlers booked their place in the county quarter-final with a comprehensive victory over Tournafulla in Kilmallock.  The ‘Well started confidently and scored four points in the opening exchanges before our opponents responded with a point of their own.  However, Patrickswell had a strong breeze at their backs and took full advantage on the scoreboard.  There was a further barrage of points as the ‘Well took a commanding seven point lead of 0-9 to 0-2 after twenty minutes.  The game was effectively settled when Patrickswell notched a fine goal and two more points just before the interval.  The half-time score was 1-11 to 0-3.

In the second half, Tournafulla launched a spirited recovery and stemmed the Patrickswell onslaught for a while.  Both teams were satisfied to trade points until the ‘Well struck a dramatic second goal.  The initial shot was brilliantly saved by the Tournafulla goalkeeper, while the follow-up effort rattled the crossbar.  Tournafulla were unable to clear their lines and Patrickswell made no mistake with the third attempt.  As the game drew to a close, there was a series of points from either team.  The result was an emphatic 2-22 to 0-11 win for the ‘Well.

The Junior B hurlers launched their championship campaign with a 2-6 to 0-10 victory over Kildimo.  The County Intermediate Hurling fixture with Hospital Herbertstown was postponed.  The Under 16 hurlers were beaten by Mungret in Round 8 of Division One.

Thursday, 7th of August 2008

The Minor hurlers continued their superb form with victory over Knockaderry in the Premier Hurling Championship.  The final score was an emphatic 1-20 to 0-2 triumph for the Well.  After six games, Patrickswell hold second place in the league table with four wins and two defeats.  The final match is scheduled for 15th August against leaders, Na Piarsaigh.  The top four teams will reach the semi-finals, so the Patrickswell boys are well-positioned.

In the Intermediate Hurling Championship, Patrickswell were beaten by Killeedy in the final group fixture.  The game was finely balanced for twenty minutes, with four points secured by both sides.  However, Killeedy made the decisive breakthrough and scored a goal and two points at the end of the first half.  At the interval, the Well trailed by 1-6 to 0-4.  At the beginning of the second half, Killeedy continued their surge and opened a nine-point advantage with a second goal and another point. However, our players refused to concede defeat and there was a glimmer of hope when the Well notched a goal and point themselves.  Killeedy finished strongly and added another six points to Patrickswell’s two.  The final result was a 2-13 to 1-7 defeat.

On Sunday, the senior hurlers face Tournafulla in the County Championship  at Kilmallock.  There’s a place in the quarter final at stake, so your support is greatly appreciated.

Thursday, 31st of July 2008

The Senior hurlers will play Tournafulla in the County Hurling Championship on Sunday 10th August for a quarter final slot. Four teams have automatically booked their place in the last eight – Adare, Doon, Granagh Ballingarry and Kilmallock.

The Intermediates have concluded All County Hurling League Division 4 with a record of four wins, a draw and two defeats. This Saturday, the Intermediates will face Killeedy in a critical Championship encounter.

The City Junior B Hurling Championship has been diminished by the withdrawal of Monaleen and Old Christians from the group of six teams. In addition, Patrickswell received a forfeit from Abbey Sarsfields. The ‘Well have a maximum of two matches to play, namely Claughaun and Kildimo.

The Under 16s were defeated by an older and stronger Doon side in Round 7 of the league. In addition, the ‘Well were hit by injuries and the understandable holiday absences. Their match with Mungret has been postponed (provisionally) until Monday 4th August.

Congratulations to Mark Carmody, who was selected to represent Limerick at Under 15 hurling. It is a marvellous achievement to be recognised at inter-county level and wear the green jersey of Limerick. The Cúl summer camp was a great success in recent weeks, with 55 youngsters in attendance. It was an excellent opportunity to learn new skills in a fun environment. There were no winners from Patrickswell in July’s Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw

Thursday, 24th of July 2008

Well done to our minor hurlers who continued their winning ways in the Premier Hurling Championship last Friday evening in Bruff. Taking on Bruff, our lads played excellent hurling throughout, winning on a final score line of 1-18 to 0-11. Next up is Knockaderry. This game is scheduled for August 1st.

On Saturday 19th our Intermediates played Ballybrown in the final of the City Hurling Championship. Missing a few key players and giving home advantage to Ballybrown, our lads were unfortunately beaten by a stronger team on the day.

On Thursday 17th the County Under 21’s took on Tipperary in the Munster U21 Hurling semi-final. Managed by the ‘Well’s Ciaran Carey and with James Mann and Thomas O’Brien on the panel, Limerick dominated the game for long periods. While the sides were level on no fewer than six occasions, Limerick were unlucky to be beaten by a single injury time point.
Thursday, 17th of July 2008

There was success on the football pitch as Patrickswell’s Under 14’s captured the Bill Chawke Cup (Division B). After sailing through the group stages in convincing style, Patrickswell faced Claughaun in the final. The team was missing a number of players and started badly when Claughaun took a two-goal lead after just five minutes. However, the ‘Well were unfazed and recovered rapidly. There had been a remarkable trend of scoring goals throughout the season and the final was no different. In the end, Claughaun could not withstand the attacking tempo of the ‘Well. The final result was an emphatic 8-5 to 4-1 victory. Congratulations to the players and management for a great achievement. While Patrickswell is renowned for its hurling, the football section has made its own mark now.

In the Premier Hurling Championship, the Minors recorded a comprehensive 1-14 to 0-8 victory over Mungret. This was the Minors’ second victory in a week and put their campaign firmly on course. There are three games remaining in the group stages to secure a semi-final berth. Keep up the good work lads!
Thursday, 10th of July 2008

The Under 14 hurlers have added another trophy to their growing collection. In the final of the Christy Ring Cup (Division A), the boys faced a stiff challenge from Mungret. The game was played in showery conditions, but the quality of hurling did not suffer. The attacking styles of both teams were markedly different in the first half. Mungret opted to take points from both short and long distance, while Patrickswell produced numerous goal-scoring opportunities. At the interval, Patrickswell’s goal blitz had established a five-point lead of 3-2 to 0-6.

The second half was keenly contested and goal chances were limited. Mungret remained a threat, but they couldn’t erode Patrickswell’s lead. Both teams scored four points as Patrickswell held their nerve to win by 3-6 to 0-10. The experience accumulated at Féile had toughened the players’ resolve and helped to secure this victory.

In the All-County Hurling League Division One, Patrickswell were defeated by Croom in their final match. The result was 3-16 to 1-5. In the league campaign, the ‘Well won four matches, lost two and drew with Bruree. The Senior County Hurling Championship has produced a quarter-final meeting with Tournafulla.

After a two-month break, the Minors returned to action in the Premier Hurling Championship against Kilmallock. A win was imperative after two earlier defeats – and our minor players didn’t disappoint. Despite atrocious conditions, the players entertained the crowd with a convincing 1-15 to 1-7 win over the visitors. The result puts the Minors’ campaign back on track.

Congratulations to the Intermediates, who booked their place in the City Hurling Championship Final. They defeated Old Christians by 2-9 to 0-10 in the semi-final. In the Under 12 Galligan Cup Shield final, Patrickswell were beaten by neighbours Ballybrown. Staying at Under 12 level, the ‘Well were beaten 2-3 to 1-4 by Bruff in the Premier Hurling competition.

Best wishes to Limerick for their All-Ireland qualifier with Offaly at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening.
Thursday, 3rd of July 2008

In the winners’ section of the Senior County Hurling Championship, Patrickswell met Doon in Bruff. There were a number of absences from the Patrickswell line-up; however the match was finely balanced throughout. Doon scored the game’s crucial goal during the first half and established a three-point lead at the break. The second half saw both teams exchange points as the ’Well reduced the deficit to two points. In the end, Doon managed to hold firm and secured a 1-16 to 0-15 victory. Despite suffering this defeat, Patrickswell remain in the competition and have another chance to progress into the latter stages.

The intermediates played Caherline in their own County Hurling Championship on Sunday evening in Bruff. There had been a number of call-ups to the senior team, so the squad was somewhat depleted. However, the players battled courageously and almost pipped Caherline during a two-point defeat. The final score was 1-16 to 2-11 in Caherline’s favour. The intermediates’ final group match is against Killeedy.

Limerick were drawn at home to Offaly in the All-Ireland Hurling qualifier on Saturday 12th July. Best of luck to Richie and Gary and let’s hope that our participation lasts the entire summer!

The Under 14 Féile final was won by James Stephens of Kilkenny City, the club we faced in the semi-final. They beat Na Piarsaigh of Cork by a solitary point in Portlaoise. Congratulations to James Stephens – worthy winners of the competition and a good benchmark for Patrickswell to emulate.

Congratulations to Paddy Duggan who claimed €150 in June’s Mackey Development Draw.

Saturday, 28th of June 2008

The Under 14s represented Patrickswell with great distinction at the All-Ireland Féile. It was a weekend of superb hurling, nail-biting excitement, vocal crowds and the traditional Irish “summer”. The question in everyone’s mind was whether Limerick hurling was a rival for other counties. In the opening fixture, Patrickswell faced their host club of Kilcormac Killoughey. On a hot afternoon, the ‘Well took command in the first half and scored convincingly. At the interval, the visitors led by 2-4 to 0-4. However, Kilcormac were revived at the beginning of the second half. They chipped into Patrickswell’s lead and trailed by four points at one stage. However, two ‘Well goals ended their spirited comeback. The final result was 4-7 to 1-5. A great start for Patrickswell!

On a cold Saturday morning, Patrickswell faced the local side of St. Rynaghs in Banagher. The conditions were dreadful and heavy rain fell throughout. However, the weather did not affect Patrickswell one little bit. With excellent handling of the drenched sliotar, the ‘Well overwhelmed their opponents in the first half, scoring 2-8 to St. Rynaghs’ 0-0. The home club stemmed the tide during the second half, but Patrickswell won out by 2-11 to 0-2.

The stage was set for the divisional decider against Clarinbridge and a semi-final berth. Once again, the rain teemed down in a horizontal wind. This game was destined to be a hard slog. Cheered by a huge travelling crowd, Patrickswell cancelled out their opponents in the first half. The interval score was 1-1 apiece. In the second half, a goal nudged Patrickswell into a lead they never surrendered. The closing minutes were nerve-wracking as Clarinbridge surged forward. However, the ‘Well held firm by 2-3 to 1-4.

At the semi-final in Rath, we met James Stephens of Kilkenny. While the ‘Well notched an early goal, it was evident that the Kilkenny boys were an impressive side. They equalised quickly and took charge thereafter, firing over a string of points. Patrickswell trailed by 2-6 to 2-0 at the break. In the second half, James Stephens moved into fifth gear and produced some sparkling hurling. The final result was 3-13 to 2-1. While there was an obvious sense of disappointment, Patrickswell had proved that they could compete with the finest.
Saturday, 21st of June

It’s a major weekend for hurling, both in the village and county. The moment of truth has finally arrived for the Under 14 hurlers. Their All-Ireland Féile competition begins in Kilcormac on Friday afternoon and concludes with the final in Portlaoise on Sunday. Patrickswell wishes the players and mentors the very best of luck. Féile has captured the imagination of the community, with fundraising events taking place and many colourful banners on display. The club is grateful to every contributor and sponsor for their support.

The final event, a table quiz, was held in the Dark Horse last Friday and a memorable evening was enjoyed by all. The juvenile club’s commemorative programme was unveiled to recognise the honour of representing Limerick in the Féile. The programme is beautifully compiled and a fitting memento for the occasion.

Limerick are playing Clare in the Munster Hurling semi-final in Thurles on Sunday. It’s the first hurdle for Limerick after the stirring campaign of 2007. Best of luck to Richie, Gary and the entire team. We look forward to many great weekends over the summer months.

The senior hurlers suffered their first defeat of the season with a narrow one-point loss at Kilmallock. The final score was 3-9 to 2-11 in favour of the home side. Patrickswell’s record is three wins, one draw and one defeat.

The Under 10 hurling Blitz took place in the Gaelic Grounds on 8th June. Our B team played Claughaun & Na Piarsaigh & performed very well in these games. The B team were as follows – Neil Byrnes, Gavin Carey, Calvin Carroll, Daniel Feasey, P.J. Foley, Dan Harty, Cormac Kerins, Barry Kiely, Clive Kirby, Brandon McCarthy, Jordan McCarthy & Darren O’ Flaherty.

Our A team played Mungret, Ballybrown, Monaleen & met Na Piarsaigh in the final. We were unlucky to be defeated. The A team were as follows – Brian Leahy, Eoin Carroll, Cathal Quinlan, Killian Kilcoyne, John Morgan Lillis, Stephen Dunworth, Jamie Dillon, Paudie Maher, Josh Considine, Darragh Ahern, Brian Nolan, Jordan Higgins, John Flynn, Danny Harty & Jason Gillane. Both panels showed great skill and spirit on the day, well done boys

The Under 12 hurlers were narrowly beaten by Doon in the U12 Premier competition. In the All County Hurling League, the Under 14s lost out to Adare. The junior footballers lost to Ballinacurra by 2-14 to 1-7. Congratulations to Eugene Murray who won €150 in the recent Development Draw.

Saturday, 14th of June 2008

Our senior hurlers beat Garryspillane by 3-15 to 3-9 in the All County Hurling League. The victory confirms Patrickswell’s position as league leaders, with three wins and a draw to date.

The Under 14s won the local derby game with Ballybrown in Division A of the Christy Ring Cup. The result ensured Patrickswell’s berth in the final. However, Ballybrown had dominated the early stages and translated this into a half-time lead. A number of rapid goals in the second half settled Patrickswell and produced a score-line that flattered the hosts. The final margin was 5-6 to 2-6.

The club would like to thank parishioners who contributed to the Church Gate collection for the Under 14 trip to Féile. Your generosity is much appreciated! We are also grateful to Fr. Muiris O’Connor for his support of the collection. A gig by local band, Free Beer, was held in Collins’ Bar on Sunday evening. The performance was extremely well-received by the large audience. Patrickswell GAA extends its gratitude to the band for playing in support of Féile.

The Dark Horse is hosting a table quiz Friday night (13th June) at 9pm, also in support of Féile. Tables of four cost €60 and the prizes are fantastic. If you’d like to see Manchester United play Portsmouth at Wembley, then get down to the Dark Horse for a great night of fun and debate.

Congratulations to the Limerick Under 21s for their emphatic victory away to Waterford in the Munster Championship. We hope that they can inspire a similar result from the senior hurlers against Clare in a week’s time. On that note, you can apply for tickets to the Semple Stadium match from Oliver Mann (Chairman) or Martin Ryan (Secretary) by 8pm on Sunday 15th June.
Saturday, 7th of June 2008

The Intermediate hurlers had two important wins during the week.  In the All-County Hurling League Division Four, Patrickswell beat Ballybricken by 4-13 to 1-17.  The City Board Championship quarter-final produced a 3-10 to 2-10 victory over Monaleen.  The semi-final will be contested against Old Christians.

The Under 14 footballers sailed into the Bill Chawke Cup Final with a comprehensive victory over Kildimo.  With a sparkling display of attacking football, Patrickswell hit the net seven times to stun their hosts.  The result was 7-5 to 2-3 in favour of the visitors.  In this year s campaign, the boys have taken maximum points with four victories.  The final is scheduled for June 23rd, when Patrickswell await the winners of a semi-final.  Congratulations to the players and team management for this magnificent success and best of luck in the final.  On a related note, Dara Shanahan has been selected for the Limerick Primary Schools football team.  Well done Dara!!

To support the Under 14 hurlers participation in the All-Ireland Féile, the Juvenile club is delighted to announce two exciting events.  The popular local band Free Beer is performing in Punch s Bar (Collins ) on Sunday June 8th from 7-9pm.  The admission fee is €10 and everyone is welcome to attend.

On Friday 13th June at 9pm, the Dark Horse is hosting a table quiz.  If you know the capital of Nepal or who won the 1991 All-Ireland Football Championship, then get down to the Dark Horse!!  The selection of prizes is mouth-watering.  First prize is a trip for 4 people to the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium in August (Manchester United versus Portsmouth).  The trip includes flights and accommodation.  The second prize is a round of golf for 4 players at Adare Golf Club.  If you finish in third place, there’s a delicious restaurant meal for 4 guests.  A table of four costs 60, but beating your neighbour on a tie-breaker is priceless!!

Patrickswell GAA Club extends its best wishes to the Limerick Under 21 hurling team for its Munster Championship fixture with Waterford.  Good luck to Ciaran Carey as manager and the Patrickswell contingent of James Mann and Tom O Brien.

Saturday, 31st of May 2008

In the City Senior Hurling Championship final, Patrickswell were beaten by Na Piarsaigh in Claughaun. The opening exchanges were marked by accurate point-scoring from both sides, although Na Piarsaigh held the upper hand. Their grip on the final was strengthened by two first-half goals, although the ‘Well remained in contention with a goal of their own. The score at the interval was 2-10 to 1-8. The second half produced a feast of goals to excite the large crowd. At one stage, Na Piarsaigh led by a convincing ten points. However, two rapid goals from the ‘Well reduced the deficit to two points. Na Piarsaigh were under severe pressure as the momentum swung in Patrickswell’s favour. Unfortunately, a late Na Piarsaigh goal put the match beyond our reach and our opponents secured a two-point victory. The final score was 5-12 to 3-16.

In the All-County Hurling League, the senior hurlers claimed victory over Ballybrown in the local derby. The stiff breeze was a key factor in how the game developed. Goal chances were scarce as the players floated points over the bar. In the first half, Ballybrown were assisted by the wind and built a two-point advantage at the break (0-8 to 0-6). Patrickswell remained confident because the deficit was minimal in light of the unfavourable conditions. The game turned full-circle in the second half as Patrickswell plundered nine points to Ballybrown’s four. The final result was 0-15 to 0-12.

In Division A of the Christy Ring Cup, the Under 14 hurlers beat Na Piarsaigh by 5-8 to 2-2. A commemorative programme is being compiled for the Under 14 trip to All-Ireland Féile in June. Just a reminder that the Juvenile Club welcomes donations from well-wishers and supporters in Patrickswell and beyond! If you would like to make a contribution, James McCarthy (Club PRO) or any Committee Member would be delighted to accept. James can be contacted on 087-9116976.

The Intermediate hurlers beat Hospital Herbertstown by 1-8 to 1-6 in the All-County Hurling League Division Four. The Junior hurlers were beaten by St. Patrick’s in the City Board Junior A League. The final score was 6-18 to 4-6.
Saturday, 24th of May 2008

The Under 14 footballers secured two important victories in the Bill Chawke Cup. Early in the week, the boys defeated a strongly-tipped Pallaskenry side. The first half was keenly contested, but Patrickswell controlled the second half as Pallaskenry began to tire. It was an impressive display of teamwork and skill that secured the victory. The final score was 4-13 to 2-7.

After just 48 hours’ rest, the boys were in action against Claughaun. The game was played at a tentative pace in the early stages; however Patrickswell made excellent use of their possession to plunder a series of points. The half-time score was 0-8 to 1-2 in our favour. With the forwards in dominant form, the ‘Well took control of the second half. The focus switched to goal-scoring after the interval. Impressive performances from the defence and midfield ensured that the forwards received quality possession, which was translated into goals. There was a debate over the number of goals scored by Patrickswell, but the result was in the vicinity of 4-10 to 1-7!! The boys have bagged three victories to date and have a great chance of reaching the divisional final.

The Under 12 hurlers had mixed fortunes recently. In the Premier Hurling competition, Patrickswell beat Newcastlewest by a convincing margin of 4-7 to 2-6. However, Mungret provided a stiffer challenge in the Galligan Cup and Patrickswell were defeated by 3-7 to 0-2.

As you can appreciate, the Under 14 hurlers’ trip to Féile requires significant financial outlay. The All-Ireland Féile is a three-day trip for 30 people to Counties Offaly and Laois. The Juvenile Club welcomes donations from well-wishers and supporters in Patrickswell and beyond!

If you would like to make a contribution, James McCarthy (Club PRO) or any Committee Member would be delighted to accept. James can be contacted on 087-9116976.

In the Under 14 Schools’ County Hurling Final, Patrickswell contributed seven players to the victorious Coláiste Chiaráin (Croom) school team. The beaten finalists were Castletroy College. Our congratulations to David Woulfe, Keith Dundon, Thomas Kiely, James Carrig, Jason Carey, Cathal Bennis and Kelvin Kilcoyne.
Saturday, 17th of May 2008

It was the old cliché about a “game of two halves” in Bruff on Sunday. In the senior hurling championship opener, Patrickswell were stunned by Western Gaels’ intense first-half display. Our opponents were ruthless in attack, netting two goals and a string of accurate points. At the break, the Gaels had amassed a ten-point advantage of 2-11 to 0-7. A comeback of this magnitude seemed unlikely. However, the ‘Well were not a defeated side. In the second half, the players overhauled the huge deficit with an awesome display of goal and points scoring. Western Gaels were limited to five points as Patrickswell plundered twenty points of their own (3-11). At the final whistle, the Blue and Gold had rallied to win the game by 3-18 to 2-16.

Later that evening, the Intermediates played their first championship game against a much-fancied Bruff side. Bruff were quickest off the mark and dominated the first half. At the break, they led by 0-9 to 0-3. Just after the interval, the ‘Well scored a goal and closed the gap to two points. There was a sense of urgency about their performance now. However, Bruff retained their composure and settled the match with a goal and some additional points. The end result was 2-18 to 1-7.

In the City Junior “B” Football League, a youthful Patrickswell side were defeated by Mungret. The scoreline was 2-10 to 0-5. Despite losing the game, there were a number of good individual performances on the Patrickswell team.

The Under 14 hurlers beat St. Patrick’s in Division A of the Christy Ring Cup. The final score was 4-10 to 1-5 on a glorious summer’s evening. The Under 16 hurlers lost their Division One match to Na Fianna by 6-8 to 3-9.
Saturday, 10th of May 2008

After winning the County Féile title, the planning stage for the All-Ireland competition has begun. The Under 14 hurlers and team management are travelling to County Offaly in June to compete against the very best young players in Ireland. Organising the trip requires a significant degree of time, effort, coordination and funding. In the coming weeks, there will be a considerable drive to organise the logistics and raise funds. Patrickswell GAA club welcomes the community’s assistance to send the boys to Offaly in the best possible manner.

The success of the Under 14s had a knock-on effect for scheduling. Back on the pitch, the Under 16 hurlers were obliged to play three matches in four days. Unfortunately, the fixture backlog took its toll on the young hurlers. Patrickswell were defeated by Na Piarsaigh (4-8 to 0-8), Deel Rangers (3-14 to 2-8) and Newcastle West (2-7 to 1-6). With a decent break, there is every hope that the boys can revitalise their season.

Summer has arrived and the various hurling championships will commence shortly. The senior hurlers face Western Gaels, while the intermediates are grouped with Caherline, Kileedy and Bruff. Best wishes to the players and let’s hope that it is a summer of success for club and county.

At the time of writing, the club lotto has rolled over for two months. If you want to play, please contact your local agent to purchase a ticket. The lotto is a vital source of funds for Patrickswell GAA and a brilliant way to win jackpot cash.
Saturday, 3rd of May 2008

It was a weekend of great success for Patrickswell GAA and its members. In the Féile County Final, the Under 14 hurlers produced a determined performance to defeat a much-fancied Adare side. Cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd, the ‘Well started strongly and took charge in key areas of the pitch. However, the first half could not produce a decisive goal as both defences held firm. Patrickswell claimed a four-point advantage with accurate shooting, while limiting Adare to a single point. The half-time score was 0-5 to 0-1.

Our opponents responded with a committed second half performance. They scored a point in the early stages, but the ‘Well replied with a goal to stun Adare. Holding a six-point lead, it seemed that Patrickswell had one hand on the trophy. However, Adare refused to concede defeat and scored a goal to heighten the excitement and tension. As Adare pushed for an equaliser, Patrickswell absorbed the pressure. A late point by the ‘Well was critical to halt Adare’s fightback. At the final whistle, the Blue and Gold had triumphed by 1-7 to 1-5. The boys had added the County Féile title to its City equivalent. The club would like to congratulate the boys for this magnificent achievement and their dedication to hurling. This team is the foundation stone for success in the years to follow. The selectors should also receive the plaudits for such tireless enthusiasm in the pursuit of excellence. A special thanks to Duggans for their generous sponsorship of the club. The next stop for the Under 14s is June’s All-Ireland Féile in Offaly. Let’s hope that the boys will capture this title and cement the reputation of Patrickswell GAA club.

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In Killarney, Michael Shinnors was crowned All-Ireland Scór Recitation champion. Facing the best competitors from other provinces, Michael triumphed with a fine display of his skills. Once again, the club and village wish the heartiest congratulations to Michael, our very own All-Ireland winner!! Perhaps his victory can inspire Patrickswell and Limerick success on the national stage!!

The senior hurlers earned a two-goal victory over Doon in Round 2 of the All County League. The final result was 2-11 to 0-11 in Patrickswell’s favour. The signs are very encouraging as the Championship approaches. The Intermediate hurlers lost to Mungret, while the Junior hurlers were defeated by Old Christians in their respective leagues.

Sean O’Brien was selected as captain of the Limerick County Minors, who played Tipperary on Wednesday in the first round of the Minor Championship. Also on the panel are Tom Nolan & Niall Carrig.
Conor Murray and Jim Buckley won prizes of €150 each in the monthly Development Draw.
Saturday, 26th of April 2008

The Under 14s booked their place in the Féile County Final with victory over Doon. Patrickswell dominated the early exchanges and scored two points before a long-distance shot found the net. Doon’s attacking chances were restricted as Patrickswell’s defence held firm. At half-time, the ‘Well held a 1-6 to 0-1 advantage. Doon were revitalised at the beginning of the second half and cut the margin with two goals. However, Patrickswell held their nerve and a late goal secured the win. The result was a 2-9 to 2-2 triumph. The Féile final against Adare is on Saturday at 2pm in Bruff.

The senior hurlers opened their County League Division One campaign with a battling and exciting 1-16 to 1-16 draw against Bruree.

The Minors suffered a narrow defeat against Ahane in the second fixture of their Premier Hurling Championship. Trailing by seven points at the interval, Patrickswell’s second-half display put Ahane under pressure. However, our opponents were able to carve out a four-point win.

Patrickswell’s Intermediates earned a 0-6 to 0-6 draw against Feenagh-Kilmeedy. The Under 14 footballers secured a victory over Na Piarsaigh B in the Bill Chawke Cup. The Under 12 hurlers lost to Na Piarsaigh in the second game of the Galligan Cup.

On Saturday night, Michael Shinnors will take the stage in the Sc r All-Ireland Final for Recitation. The venue is the Gleneagles Hotel in Killarney and the entertainment begins at 4pm. The club wishes the best of luck to Michael and hopes that he can talk his way to victory!
Saturday, 19th of April 2008

After their success in the Féile championship, the Under 14 hurlers returned to action within 48 hours of lifting the trophy. In the Christy Ring Cup, the boys lost to Mungret by 3-3 to 1-2 in the opening fixture. There are three pool games remaining in the competition and the players still have ample opportunity and preparation time to reach the final.

The Under 16s began their Division One campaign with a defeat at Kilmallock. The Kilmallock players held the advantage in terms of age and height. On the evening, our opponents were too strong and Patrickswell were unable to stem the tide. The competition involves eleven clubs and a lengthy campaign, so the ‘Well has plenty of chances to bounce back

A number of games were postponed recently, including the Under 12 hurlers’ game with Na Piarsaigh and the Under 14 footballers’ clash with Claughaun.

In the City Senior Hurling Championship, Patrickswell are scheduled to play Monaleen on Saturday in the semi-final. Please check the media or contact club officials for confirmation of date and time as fixtures are subject to change at this time of year.
Saturday, 12th of April 2008

The first silverware of the season was captured when the Under 14s triumphed against Ballybrown in the Féile hurling final. Patrickswell started brightly and scored an early goal inside five minutes. Assisted by a strong wind, the boys dominated the opening half in every section of the pitch. Superb points were struck from distance and goal chances were taken emphatically. At the interval, Patrickswell led by eight points. However, the boys knew that Ballybrown remained a major threat, especially with the wind in their favour. In the second half, the boys maintained their lead and limited Ballybrown to a handful of points. At the final whistle, the ‘Well had secured a 4-4 to 1-5 win. Congratulations to the players and management for crowning such a successful campaign. There are high hopes that this crop of players can develop into the stars of the future.

Our senior team also defeated Ballybrown in the quarter-final of the City Board Senior Hurling Championship. Despite a number of injuries prior to the game, Patrickswell snatched victory with a late revival. Ballybrown began positively and took a 1-7 to 2-3 half-time lead. Patrickswell kept in touch during the second half, but still trailed by a point with minutes remaining. However, a goal and point secured a hard-earned win. The result was 4-8 to 1-14. Our semi-final opponents are Monaleen.

The minor hurlers started the Premier Hurling Championship season with a one-goal defeat away to Pallasgreen. There are six more games to play in the competition, which runs until August.

Saturday, 5th of April 2008

At the Scór Munster Final in Killarney last Saturday, Michael Shinnors was victorious in the Recitation category. Michael produced another superb display to take the honours. The club and village are very proud of Michael’s continued success. Let’s hope that a national title is next in line! The Set Dancers performed admirably on the night, but were pipped for first place. Congratulations to the Set Dancers for reaching a provincial final and representing Patrickswell with distinction.

The Under 14 Féile Hurling final was a victim of heavy rain last weekend. The pitch at Mungret was unplayable, so the decision was taken to postpone the game. The rescheduled fixture is on Saturday 5th April at 2.30pm in Mungret. Please come along to support the boys against Ballybrown. The “local derby” element adds some extra excitement to the match.

In the Limerick Development Draw, Terence Murray won €250 in March’s competition. There has been a steady stream of winners from Patrickswell each month since January. Remember that 50% of tickets sales are retained by the club. Buying a ticket is a positive way to support both your club and county. Please contact your local agent for details about subscribing.

The presentation of 2007 medals for Under 10s takes place this Friday (4th April) at 7.30 in the clubhouse immediately after u-10 training.
Saturday, 29th of March 2008

The Under 14 Féile hurling competition reaches its conclusion when Patrickswell meet neighbours Ballybrown in the final. This local derby is scheduled for Mungret at 2.30pm on Saturday 29th March. In the campaign so far, the boys have chalked up two emphatic victories against St. Patrick’s and Mungret. Please come along to support the players on their big day.

Also on Saturday, the Munster Scór final is taking place in Killarney. The magnificent Gleneagles Hotel is the venue and the competition begins at 7pm. Patrickswell has entrants in the Recitation and Set Dancing categories. Michael Shinnors will participate in Recitation, while our set dancers include Linda Moran, Gloria O Donnell, Sarah Foley, Sinead Kelleher, Sonya Doran, Aedin Foley, Sinead Murray and Niamh Darcy. Best of luck to the competitors in the Munster Final and beyond!!

The Under 12s played their opening fixture of the 2008 hurling season on Easter Monday. In the Galligan Cup Division A, the boys lost to a strong Monaleen side. The next fixture in this five-team competition is a clash with Na Piarsaigh. There’s plenty of opportunity to claim a first victory and challenge for the cup final in June.
Saturday, 22nd of March 2008

Patrickswell GAA is delighted to announce that Bridget Mann is the Club Person of the Year. At an event in the Cú Chulainn last Saturday night, Bridget was acknowledged as the outstanding club participant of 2007. The Minor Team collected medals in recognition of their success in last year’s County Championship. Congratulations to Bridget and the Minor Team for their respective achievements. We hope that they can emulate 2007’s performances this year.

The Under 14s produced a stunning display to defeat Mungret in the Féile competition semi-final. For the second weekend in a row, Patrickswell notched five goals. The final score was 5-6 to 3-4 in our favour. The boys dominated the game from start to finish and took their chances. At the time of writing, the final is scheduled for Easter Saturday at 2.30pm. We await the winners of the Na Piarsaigh versus Ballybrown semi-final. Another five-star display from the team should deliver a favourable result. Best of luck, boys!!

A medal ceremony was held in the clubhouse last Saturday for the winners of Juvenile competitions last year. It is important to reward young players for their hard work and enthusiasm on the road to victory. The club has establishing strong foundations for future development and success.

Coaching for Under 10 hurlers recommences on Friday 21st March (Good Friday) at 6.30 p.m. in the GAA field. New members are welcome. Finally, Patrickswell GAA wishes all its members and players a happy Easter!
Saturday, 15th of March 2008

The County Championship medal presentation for Patrickswell’s Minor Team will take place in the Cú Chulainn on Saturday 15th March at 9.30pm. This event honours the team’s magnificent achievement in last season’s competition. In addition, the Club Person of the Year will be announced. Please support the players on their big night. There will be food and music and everyone is welcome.

The Under 14s claimed a comprehensive victory over St. Patricks in the first round of the City Féile competition. The final score was 5-6 to 0-6 to the ‘Well. It was a fine opener to the new season. Congratulations to the players and management. The boys have advanced to the semi-final this weekend, where they meet Mungret.

Our Scór competitors produced another fine display in the Munster semi-final at Millstreet (for Cork, Kerry and Limerick). In the Recitation and Set Dancing categories, Patrickswell were successful and thus advanced to the Munster final in Killarney on Saturday 29th March. The club wishes them every success in the Munster final and beyond!!

The Mackey Draw produced another two winners from the locality. Brian Shanahan and Sharon O’Curry claimed prizes of €250 each. Coupled with the outstanding prizes on offer, 50% of the sales income is allocated the club. To sign up and support Patrickswell GAA, please contact your local agent.

A brief reminder that the GAA offers summer Gaeltacht scholarships to young people. For information about the application process, please contact the Club Secretary.

Saturday, 8th of March 2008

Patrickswell under 21s were beaten by Kilmallock in the county final at Bruff. Despite a brave performance by the ‘Well, our players could not halt a late surge by our opponents. The opening half saw Patrickswell grab the early initiative, but Kilmallock responded quickly to lead at the interval. In the second half, the sides were evenly matched for long periods. However, Kilmallock stepped up the pressure and took their chances in front of goal. The final result was 4-12 to 1-9. The club is proud of the players and management for reaching the county final. There is every confidence that the under 21s can return to win the championship next year.

The lotto jackpot was scooped last week. After months of rollover draws, €20,000 was claimed by the lucky winner. To have a chance of winning, tickets can be purchased from local agents and shops. Remember that the lotto supports our club’s continuing development.

The Juvenile and Camogie club draw was held in Punch’s last Saturday night. There was huge interest in the village and far beyond, due to the quality of prizes. The winners were as follows: Cleo Tuohy c/o Mike Foley (1st prize: Old Trafford trip), Mary Costello of Castleroberts (2nd prize: All-Ireland Hurling Final) and Patrice Lynch of Ballycarney (3rd Prize: TV/DVD).

At the Scór County Final in Askeaton, Patrickswell were victorious in the Set Dancing and Recitation categories. Congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated.
Saturday, 1st of March 2008

The Under 21s booked a place in the Championship final with a comfortable twelve point victory in Bruff. Bruree dominated the opening stages, but Patrickswell’s first goal sparked a period of dominance. Our players scored 2-6 without reply in a fifteen minute spell before the break. At half-time, the ‘Well led by 2-8 to 0-4. A third goal appeared to end Bruree’s resistance, but our opponents trimmed the margin to eight points at one stage. Patrickswell made sure of victory with a few late points to triumph by 3-15 to 0-12. Congratulations to the players and management and best of luck in the final on Sunday.

The club is delighted to announce that Duggan Systems have extended their sponsorship of Patrickswell GAA for another three years. Duggan Systems are a cornerstone of the local community, supporting gaelic games with their continued financial generosity.

The GAA is currently offering scholarships to An Ghaeltacht for schoolchildren. If you are interested in learning “cúpla focail” and making friends during the summer, please contact the Club Secretary for application details.

The Scór County Final will take place in Askeaton on Saturday 1st March. Best wishes to our multi-talented team of Linda Moran and Gloria O’Donnell (Figure Dancing, Set Dancing and Novelty Act); Sarah Foley, Sinead Kelleher and Sonya Doran (Figure and Set Dancing); Michael Shinnors (Recitation and Novelty Act); Deirdre Nuijten, Niamh Nuijten and Paula Dillon (all Figure Dancing); Aedin Foley, Sinead Murray and Niamh Darcy (all Set Dancing) and Mary Delee (Novelty Act).

The much-anticipated Juvenile and Camogie Draw takes place in Punch’s Bar on Saturday 1st March. Tickets will be available until draw time at 10pm; however Valerie Lynch and Michael Joyce would request that money and tickets are returned by Friday evening, if possible.
Saturday, 23rd of February 2008

The draw has taken place for the 2008 Senior and Intermediate hurling championships. Our seniors will face the eventual Divisional winners. At intermediate level, Patrickswell have been drawn with Bruff, Kileedy and Caherline in the group stage. We hope that both sides have a successful campaign.

At the time of writing, the club lotto has reached a record jackpot of €19,600. The top prize has remained elusive for many months now. If you want a chance to scoop the cash, please purchase a ticket from your local agent.

The under-21 hurling “A” semi-final will be played on Sunday 24th February. Our opponents are Bruree and the game will be played in Bruff at 2.30pm. Please check the press or GAA club for changes as the fixture approaches.

The Juvenile AGM was held in the clubhouse last Wednesday night. There was a very healthy attendance, with Michael Joyce in the chair. Reports were delivered by the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. Oliver Mann addressed the meeting in his capacity as senior club Chairman. He acknowledged the key role that the Juvenile club plays in the community and thanked everyone for their contributions. Michael Joyce was unanimously approved as Chairman for the coming year.

Congratulations to the figure dancers, set dancers, recitation act and novelty act contestants who triumphed at the Scór City Board championship. Patrickswell’s entrants were also voted the Best Overall Club. We have progressed to the County Final on 1st March in Askeaton.

Tickets for the Juvenile and Camogie club draw remain on sale. There’s only ten days until this fantastic draw is made at Punch’s Bar on March 1st.

 

Saturday, 16th of February 2008

The Mackey draw produced two local winners last Friday night. Congratulations to Paul O’Grady and Patrick Buston, who won €250 and €150 respectively. If you want the opportunity to win great prizes, please contact your local club agent to sign up. The cost of entry is €8 per month.

Best wishes to our competitors in the upcoming Scór event. The competition is being held at Na Piarsaigh on Sunday 17th February at 8pm. We have entered the Solo Singer, Recitation, Question Time, Set Dancing and Novelty Act categories. An enjoyable evening of entertainment is guaranteed!!

Tickets for the Juvenile and Camogie clubs’ annual draw remain on sale. There is great interest in the community, due to the quality of prizes on offer. Tickets are available at €2 each or a booklet of three for €5. The winning tickets will be drawn in Punch’s Bar on Saturday March 1st.

At the time of writing, the club lotto had rolled over yet again!! The current jackpot is €19,200. Let’s hope that a lucky player can scoop the big prize.

Congratulations to Limerick for their opening day victory over Laois. In perfect conditions at the Gaelic Grounds, the home team secured a 15-point victory in a high-scoring league match. Brian Murray kept goal for Limerick, while Richie and Gary encouraged from the sidelines. The next match is a stiff test against our neighbours from Tipperary. We hope that the league campaign acts as a springboard to championship success.

Saturday, 9th of February 2008

The under-21 hurling “A” semi-final has been arranged for Sunday 24th February 2008. Our opponents are Bruree and the game will be played in Bruff at 2.30pm. Please check the press or GAA club for changes as the fixture approaches. In the other semi-final, Kilmallock face Adare. These games have been carried forward from the 2007 season.

The club would like to express its gratitude to Brendan Cawley as outgoing PRO. Brendan performed the role with great diligence and enthusiasm. He is now a selector for our senior hurling team.

Best of luck to the Limerick players and management for the 2008 hurling season. If they can emulate last year, the fans can expect a thrilling campaign in both league and championship. Let’s hope that we’re busy on the first Sunday in September!

Our clubman, Ciaran Carey, will continue to manage the Limerick Camogie team in the League and All-Ireland “A” competitions. Patrickswell GAA wishes every success to Ciaran and the team. Limerick camogie has made great progress under his expert stewardship.

At the time of writing, the club Lotto has broken the €18,800 barrier. The draw occurs every Monday night. Remember – if you’re not in, you can’t win!!

The Juvenile club’s AGM will take place on Wednesday 13th February at 9pm. All are welcome.

The membership subscription of €30 for adults and €15 for under-18s can be paid to Patrick Kirby or any committee member.

 

Saturday, 2nd of February 2008

Patrickswell GAA club wishes to inform its members about two exciting draws for club and county. Firstly, the lucrative Limerick GAA Development Draw resumes very soon. For January’s draw, you could become the proud owner of a Renault Megane hatchback. From February to December, the top prize is a car or €14,000. The runners-up share a generous array of cash prizes and holidays each month. In March and May, the special prize is an All-Ireland Hurling Final package for two. Tickets for this superb draw are available at €8 per month or €96 per annum. The closing date for January’s car draw is Friday 1st February. The club receives 50% of the proceeds, so you’re helping your club and county.

Secondly, the Juvenile and Camogie clubs are hosting a mouth-watering draw on Saturday 1st March in Punch’s. The first prize is a magnificent trip for two to the Theatre of Dreams. Our lucky winners will enjoy match tickets, flights and accommodation for Manchester United versus Liverpool. This game is the biggest fixture in the Premier League calendar and a “must have” for adults and kids alike. Tickets are priced at €2 or a book of three for €5. For either competition, please contact your local agent or Seamus O’Riordan on 087-2869175.

A membership and registration evening was held on Friday 25th January. There was a strong response from the community. If you were unable to attend, please contact you local Committee Member for details. The club needs your support!
Saturday, 22nd of December 2007

The Senior AGM took place on Thursday December 13th. There was a good turnout on the night. In his Secretary’s report, Jim O’Herlihy gave a detailed account of the activities of the club for the year, ranging from underage to senior and including hurling, football, camogie & scór. The minor players & management were especially congratulated on their great success in winning the County Minor title. The under 16’s were also congratulated on their great performance during the year on reaching the county final.
While achieving this level of success is what the club strives for, it cannot be taken for granted, and to that end there was a very interesting discussion on how best to continue the strong development of hurling within the Parish.
In what was the end of an era, both Jim O’Herlihy & Seán McDermott were this year stepping down from their roles as secretary & treasurer respectively. Both men were thanked for the great work they have done for the club down through the years.
Officers & team managers elected for 2008 were; Chairman: Oliver Mann. Vice Chairman: Mike McDermott. Hon. Secretary: Martin Ryan. Asst. Sec.: Bernard Hayes & Jim O’Herlihy. Treasurer: Neilus Hayes. Asst. Treasurer: Seamus O’Riordan. Registrar: Patrick Kirby.
Team Managers; U21: Phil Bennis. Minor: Tom O’Brien. Intermediate: Damien Gillane. Junior Hurling: Joe Lynch. Junior Football: Michael Woulfe. The 10:00am mass on Sunday December 16th was offered for the deceased members of the Club.

Special Draw.
A special draw for Patrickswell members of the “Limerick GAA Development Draw” (Mackey Stand) takes place on Sunday December 23rd at 8:00pm in the Dark Horse. This will be followed by the weekly draw for the local lotto. Everyone is welcome for what promises to be a lively social club evening in the run-up to Christmas.

Tickets for the “Juvenile & Camogie Clubs Annual Draw” are now available. There are great prizes again this year. First prize is a trip for two to a Premier League game, Manchester United v Liverpool in Old Trafford. Second prize are 2 tickets for the 2008 All Ireland Hurling Final and third is a TV/DVD player.
Saturday, 15th of December 2007

The senior clubs AGM will take place this Thursday November 13th at 8:00pm in the clubhouse. All are welcome to attend. New members are always especially welcome. The 10:00am mass on Sunday December 16th will be offered for the deceased members of the Club.

Congratulations to the Figure Dancers who won the County final of the Scór last week. Well done to all others who participated. The weather has been unkind over the past few weeks with the U21 semi-final called off on the last two weekends. Weather permitting however the U12 football shield final against Monaleen will take place this weekend.

The Camogie Club AGM was held on Wed 28th of November. The following officers were elected. Chairperson : Gloria O Donnell, Secretary Niamh Geoghegan, Asst Secretary, Denise O Carroll, Treasurer Rose Kelleher, Asst Treasurer Sarah Moroney, PRO Aedin Foley & Registrar Trisha O Brien. The Club would like to thank everyone who attended and say a special word of thanks to all outgoing officers and wish the incoming officers, managers and committee members the best for 2008.
Saturday, 1st of December 2007

Our Under 21’s take on Bruree this weekend in the county semi final. Watch out for details of time and venue in the paper and through our clickatel system. Please come along and support the lads in their effort to get the club into another county final.

Well done to our under 13 footballers who beat a very strong St. Patricks team in the U13 league last Saturday. On Sunday our under 15 footballers were beaten by Kildimo in the final of the under 15 football league.

The Senior AGM will take place on Thursday December 13th at 8:00pm in the clubhouse. Nominations and motions should be submitted to Jim O’Herlihy by 8:00pm on Thursday December 6th.

The Camogie club would like to send their congratulations to Ciaran Carey and the Limerick Camogie team on their All-Ireland success.
Saturday, 24th of November 2007

Well done to our Under 21 hurlers who beat Newcastlewest on a score line of 0-14 to 1-7 in the County quarter final last Sunday.

Congratulations to all club members who received awards at the “South Court Hotel & Limerick Post 2007 Limerick City G.A.A” All Star awards. They were, Senior Hurling: Brian Murray. Minor A Hurling: Thomas O Brien. Intermediate Camogie: Gloria O Donnell. Club Contribution award: Gerry Bennis. Hall of Fame: Frankie Nolan.

Thanks to all who supported the clubs Race Night in the Cú Chulainn Lounge last Friday night. A special thanks to all our sponsors, horse owners, trainers & jockeys and to all who helped organise the race night itself.

The Camogie club are holding their AGM on Wednesday November 28th at 8:45pm in the Clubhouse. New members are welcome. The Camogie club would also like to thank all those who contributed to their recent church gate collection.

The Senior AGM will take place on Thursday December 13th at 8:00pm in the clubhouse. Nominations and motions should be submitted to Jim O’Herlihy by 8:00pm on Thursday December 6th.
Saturday, 17th of November 2007

Congratulations to our victorious Minor Hurling team who beat Bruff in a thrilling final played in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday November 11th. When these teams met in the league stages of the competition, Bruff had
the upper hand. In fact, Bruff had gone through whole campaign unbeaten and as a result were the favourites going into this final.

Ever since beating Allaghaun Gaels in the semi-final back on Sept 19th, the team and mentors had been building up to this day. The planning and preparation from the management was meticulous with no stone left
unturned in an effort the have the team well prepared for the big day. The dedication and commitment from the players was second to none, just as it had been all year. All this work and effort paid off on the day.

Bruff were first to register a score but very quickly our lads started to get a grip on the game. Thomas O’Brien was moved to the half forward line and went on to give a well deserved “Man of the Match” performance. A goal from Ian Kelleher left the score 1-9 to 0-7 at half time. Bruff as expected did not go down without a fight and during the second half fought their way back to draw the game level. With less than 5 minutes to go the score stood at 1-13 apiece. A pointed free from Thomas O’Brien, followed by a magnificent tap in goal by Christopher Morrissey from a long range Shane Quinlan shot sealed the game for Patrickswell. Bruff could only manage a point in injury time to leave the final score 2-14 to 1-14. On the evidence of this performance the future for Patrickswell looks bright. With 11 of the starting 15 are underage again, people are already looking forward to next year.

The minor team and subs were: Niall Carrig, Geariod Balfry, Nigel Foley, Keith Hurley, Thomas Nolan, John O’Regan, Sean O’Brien, Lar Considine, David McMahon, Bobby Harty, Christopher Morrissey, Shane Quinlan, Ger Buston, Thomas O’Brien, Ian Kelliher, Dean Cawley, Paul Darcy, Breen O’Sullivan, Brian Buston, Patrick Woulfe, Mark Carmody, David Carroll, Jonathan McMahon, Shane Nash, James Keane.

Photos of County Minor A Hurling Champions 2007…

Saturday, 10th of November 2007

We wish our minor hurlers the very best of luck when they take on Bruff this Sunday in the minor county Final. The game is on at 1:00pm in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday November 11th.
It is a great achievement for the lads to have reached the final. They are hoping to bridge the gap of thirteen years since we last won a county minor title. The club would encourage everyone to ‘phone a friend’ and being them along to the game on Sunday. We want everyone in the ‘Well, young and old, to don the Blue and Gold and come along to cheer on the lads. The minor game is the curtain raiser to the county final between Adare and Croom.

Kentucky Derby Race Night – with a difference!
Preparations are well underway for the clubs “Kentucky Derby Race Night” in the Cú Chulainn lounge on Friday November 16th. The first race is off at 9:00pm. Admission is free and all are welcome to what promises to be a great night’s entertainment.
In keeping with the Kentucky Derby theme this will be a “Country & Western Style” night. Dress up “Country & Western Style” on the night and be in with a chance of winning one of the special spot prizes.
If you would like to help out by sponsoring a race or getting involved in any way, please contact the race night organiser Gerry Bennis on 087 2492060

Saturday, 3rd of November 2007

Our Minors are preparing to meet Bruff in the County Final. The date for the final has been put back to November 11th at 1:00pm in the Gaelic Grounds. To be competing in a county final again is a great achievement for all concerned. The team and mentors have put in enormous effort during the year and are looking forward to a large ‘Well support in the Gaelic Grounds on the day.

Kentucky Derby Race Night – with a difference!
Preparations are well underway for the clubs “Kentucky Derby Race Night” in the Cú Chulainn lounge on Friday November 16th. The first race is off at 9:00pm. Admission is free and all are welcome to what promises to be a great night’s entertainment.
In keeping with the Kentucky Derby theme this will be a “Country & Western Style” night. Dress up “Country & Western Style” on the night and be in with a chance of winning one of the special spot prizes.
If you would like to help out by sponsoring a race or getting involved in any way, please contact the race night organiser Gerry Bennis on 087 2492060

Well done to out under 15 footballers who played a thrilling game against Ballybrown on Sunday Nov 28th. The ‘Well snatched a late equaliser to leave the final score 2-10 to 3-7.
Our under 13 footballers were narrowly beaten by Mungret on Sat 27th. The final score was 3-4 to 4-4. The lads played their hearts out in the second half, holding Mungret to a single score while scoring 2-3 themselves.
Saturday, 27th of October 2007

Congratulations to Brian Murray on becoming the latest Patrickswell player to receive a GAA All-Star award. This is a well deserved recognition of the great contribution Brian made throughout the year in helping Limerick reach the All-Ireland final. Congratulations also to Richie Bennis on receiving the “Limerick Person of the Month” and “The Star/Waterford Crystal “GAA personality of the year award.

Kentucky Derby Race Night :
The Club are organising a “Kentucky Derby Race Night” in the Cu Chulainn on Friday November 16th. This promises to be a great night’s entertainment. Watch out for further details. If you would like to help out by sponsoring a race or helping out in any way, please contact the organiser Gerry Bennis on 087 2492060

Our Minors are preparing to meet Bruff in the County Final on Sunday November 4th. To be competing in a county final again is a great achievement for all concerned. The team and mentors have put in enormous effort during the year and are looking forward to a large ‘Well support in the Gaelic Grounds on the day.

The annual under 10 Parish League was held on Saturday October 20th. Over 50 young boys and girls from ages 6 to 10 took part in what was another very successful day for the Juvenile club. The fine weather ensured there was a good crowd on hand to watch 6 exciting games. Every player from the biggest to the smallest played their hearts out. All team were evenly matched with only a single point separating teams in a number of games. The winning team was the “Lurriga” team captained by Shane Joyce. Brian Murray, the newly crowned All-Star Goalkeeper for 2007, along with our senior captain Peter O’Reilly were on hand to present trophies to all players. The beautiful trophies were again sponsored by Mrs. O’Brien of O’Brien’s Pharmacy, Patrickswell.
Ballyanrahan: Paul Bennis, Ciar n Shanahan, Ailish Byrnes, Sarah Gillane, Danny Harty, Barry Kiely, Morgan Higgins, Calvin Carroll, Jordan McCarthy, Lisa Naughton, Shane O’Brien, Ciaran Long, Stephen Conway.Lurriga: Shane Joyce, Jordan Higgins, Brian Leahy, Daragh Ahern, Killian Kilcoyne, John Morgan Lillis, Neil Byrnes, Clive Kirby, Gavin Carey, Adrian Naughton, Chelsea McCarthy, Ashling Leahy. Fanningstown: Aaron Carmody, Alison Hurley, Liz Conway, John Flynn, Jamie Dillon, Tom s Crowe, Eoin Carroll, Jason Carroll, Dave Buston, Paul Kelly, Cian Fitzgerald, Kyle McCarthy, Niall Kerins, Ashling McNamara. Faha: Terence Buckley, Leah O’Carroll, Brian Nolan, Evan Buston, Stephen Dunworth, Paudie Maher, Daniel Feasey, Adam Carrig, Cormac Kerins, Brandon McCarthy, Darren O’Flaherty, Martin Murray, Aaron O’Shea, Chloe Murray.
Saturday, 20th of October 2007

Well done to our under 16 hurlers who gave a very brave performance against Na Piarsiagh in the County Final on Sunday October 14th. From the goalie to the corner forward, each player played their heart out. Early in the first half we were denied two goals by two great saves from the Na Piarsaigh Goalkeeper. This unfortunately was a sign that luck was not going to be on our side on the day. Unfortunately the physical strength of Na Piarsaigh told in the end, with the final scoreline 2-6 to 2-11. Well done to all the players and mentors for the great effort and commitment they put in during the year.
Thanks to all who travelled to Hospital GAA grounds to support the players.

On Saturday 13th, our Intermediates retained their intermediate status by beating Feohanagh on a scoreline of 4-6 to 1-13 in Kilmallock.

The Club are organising a “Night at the Races” on Friday November 16th. This promises to be a great night’s entertainment. Keep watching for further details. If you would like to help out by sponsoring a race or helping out in any way, please contact the organiser Gerry Bennis on 087 2492060

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The Parish League final for all u-10’s is on Saturday, 20th October at 3 p.m. in the G.A.A. field.
All players please be at the pitch by 2.30 p.m. (Note: There is no under 10 training on Friday night, 19/10)

Saturday, 13th of October 2007

Our under 16’s are scheduled to play Na Piarsaigh this weekend in the County Final. Watch out for venue & time details and please go along to support the lads.
On Saturday October 6th our Under 21’s played Na Piarsaigh in the city final. The game was played on a fine sunny afternoon in the new field in Clarina. The game was a close affair with Na Piarsaigh winning by the only goal of the game. The final score was Patrickswell 0-10, Na Piarsaigh 1-10.
Following the under 21 game, our under 13’s played Ballybrown in the City League. A great performance from the lads saw them end the game with a four point winning margin. The final score was 6-5 to 5-4. Thanks to all the supporters who stayed on the support the under 13’s.
Last Saturday, two teams of under 10 players, along with parents and supporters, travelled to Waterford to compete in an Intercity Hurling blitz. While there was mixed success on the field, the players & supporters enjoyed the day. Under 10 and under 8 training continues every Friday evening @ 6:30pm. New players are always welcome.
Congratulations to the Limerick Camogie team, managed by our own Ciaran Carey, who won Limerick’s first ever Senior All-Ireland Camogie championship title in the Gala All-Ireland Senior B decider played at Pairc Ui Rinn last weekend.
The Lotto Jackpot rolled-over again last week. The Jackpot for this week stands at 12,000 euro.
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Saturday, 6th of October 2007

Our Under 21 hurlers had an excellent 3-14 to 0-6 win over neighbours Ballybrown in the semi-final of the City Championship. The game was played in the Gaelic grounds on Saturday Sept 30th and as the scoreline suggests, Patrickswell were just too strong for Ballybrown on the day. Next up for the lads is Na Piarsaigh in the city final. Well done and best of luck to all concerned.

Next Saturday, two teams of under 10 players will travel to Waterford to compete in an Intercity Hurling blitz. The lads will be taking on teams from Waterford, Cork & Limerick in what promises to be a wonderful day’s enjoyment for players and supporters alike. Best of luck to all players & coaches. Under 10 and under 8 training continues every Friday evening @ 6:30pm. New players are always welcome.

Best of luck to the Limerick Camogie team and their manager, Ciaran Carey in the All-Ireland Camogie final replay.

The Lotto Jackpot rolled-over again last week. The Jackpot for this week stands at 11,600 euro.
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Saturday, 29th of September 2007

Well done to our under 16’s who had a great win over a very strong Newcastlewest team on Saturday 22nd. The match was played in lovely sunny conditions in Askeaton. Playing with a strong wind in the first half, Patrickswell struggled to get the accuracy required, missing a number of scores but crucially doing enough to stay in touch with Newcastlewest. The score at half time was 1-1 each. Whether it was the half time team talk or something special in the water, our lads came out all guns blazing in the second half. Patrickswell played very disciplined hurling and lead by 6 points at one stage. While Newcastlewest did manage to get a consolation goal in injury time, it was not enough and the game ended with Patrickswell 3 points ahead. The final score was Patrickswell 2-6, Newcastlewest 2-3. Patrickswell now meet local rivals Na Piarsaigh in the County Final. Date and venue to be decided. The team was: David Carroll, James Keane, Niall Carrig, Tom Kiely, Keith Hurley, Thomas Nolan, Mark Carmody, Sean O’Brien, Dean Cawley, Kelvin Lynch, Breen O’Sullivan, Brian Buston, Jordan Delee, Nigel Foley, Kevin O’Brien, Jonathan McMahon, Jack Kelliher, David Woulfe, Diarmuid Byrnes.

On Wednesday, Sept 19th our minor hurlers earned the right to play in this years County Minor Final with a truly well deserved win over a very strong Allaghaun Gaels team. Played in Kilmallock, the wet evening made conditions very slippery and the fast fading light made visibility very poor, especially in the latter stages of the second half. At half time the ’Well had it all to do when they trailed on a scoreline of 1-4 to 2-6. Patrickswell stuck to their game plan, scoring four goals in the second half. The final score was Patrickswell 5-4, Allaghaun Gaels 3-9. Patrickswell squad: Niall Carrig, Gearoid Balfry, Nigel Foley, Keith Hurley, Thomas Nolan, John O’Regan (0-1), Sean O’Brien, Lar Considine, David McMahon, Bobby Harty(1-0), Christopher Morrissey(1-0), Shane Quinlan(1-0), Ger Buston, Thomas O’Brien(1-3), Ian Kelliher (1-0), Dean Cawley, Paul Darcy, Breen O’Sullivan, Brian Buston, Patrick Woulfe, Brendan Buston, Mark Carmody, David Carroll, Jonathan McMahon, Shane Nash.

The Lotto Jackpot rolled-over again last week. The Jackpot for this week stands at 11,200 euro.

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The Patrickswell team after beating Newcastlewest to reach the under 16 county final.(22/9/07)…

Saturday, 22nd of September 2007

Well done to our senior hurlers who beat Garryspillane on a scoreline of 3-15 to 1 -16 in the second round of the County Hurling Championship last Sunday in Bruff. The draw for the third round was made on Sunday night and Kilmallock were drawn to play the ‘Well. It is expected this game will go ahead this weekend. See the GAA fixtures section of the paper for further details.

Congratulations to our under 10 hurlers who completed in the under 10 “Feile an Fhomhair” tournament played in Patrickswell last Saturday morning. The lads played three games, beating Monaleen & Kildimo, and loosing by only two points to Ahane. Well done to the players and all who helped with the running of the tournament. Under 8 and 10 hurling training continues every Friday evening @ 6:30pm in the field.
Last Saturday afternoon our under 13 footballers played Monaleen in the u13 football league. A great surge from our lads late in the second half earned them a draw against a fancied Monaleen team. Well done lads.

The Lotto Jackpot rolled-over again last week. The Jackpot for this week stands at 10,800 euro.

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Patrickswell under 10 hurlers who competed in the “Feile an Fhomhair” tournament on Saturday 15th September…
Saturday, 15th of September 2007

On Wednesday 5th our under 16’s had a great 1-13 to 2-6 win over Na Piarsaigh to reach the semi-final of the County Championship. Next up for the lads is Newcastlewest. The fixture for the semi-final is still to be confirmed.
After a summer following Limerick’s exploits in the All-Ireland championship, focus new returns to the County Championship. Next Sunday, September 16th, our senior hurlers take on Garryspillane in round 2 of the County Championship at 1:30pm in Bruff. We would encourage all Patrickswell people, young and old alike, who donned the green & white in support of the Limerick hurlers during the summer, to now pull on the Blue & Gold and come along to support the lads.
Under 10 training continues every Friday evening @ 6:30pm in the field.
Thanks to everyone who continues to support our weekly lotto. The current jackpot stands at 10,400 euro. Remember, if you are not in, you can’t win!
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Saturday, 8th of September 2007

Thanks to the Limerick Hurlers and especially Richie, Gary, Brian, Barry & Eoin for giving us a wonderful summer of hurling and for bringing great excitement back into Limerick Hurling. Unfortunately Limerick came up against a very strong Kilkenny team last Sunday, but hopefully Richie and all the team will be able to build on their achievements for next year.
Well done to Patrickswell senior hurlers who competed in the Kilmacud Crokes AIB All Ireland Sevens Tournament last Saturday. There were three games in the group stages, with the lads improving with each game they played. A draw (2-11 to 4-5) against St. Patricks Palmerstown from Dublin in their first game was a good result and as the game went on our lads adjusted to the pace of sevens hurling. In the second game they had a good 2-10 to 3-0 win over Oisin Glenarife from Antrim. In the final group game they took on O’Tooles of Dublin. This was expected to be their toughest challenge so far as O’Tooles had scored 10-10 and 10-2 in their first two games. Patrickswell rose to the occasion in style, and in their best performance of the day, our lads played with great determination and skill to beat O’Tooles on a score line of 2-11 to 3-4, qualifying for the quarter final in the process.
In the quarter final, Patrickswell beat St. Lachtains of Kilkenny 3-9 to 1-5 to set up a semi-final clash with the hometown favourites, Kilmacud Crokes. There was nothing between the teams in the semi-final, but the home advantage paid off for Kilmacud Crokes and they beat Patrickswell by only two points. (2-8 to 2-10).
Well done to Ciaran Carey, Paul Carey, Natal O’Grady, Paul O’Reilly, Peter O’Reilly, Tony O’Brien, Paul O’Grady, Timmy Sheehan, Thomas O’Brien, Pat Dundon, Peter Harty & management. Thanks to the large contingent of Patrickswell supporters who turned up on the day to cheer on the lads. It was a really exciting day’s entertainment thanks to the skill, determination and hard work of all the players.
Saturday, 1st of September 2007

In what has been a magnificent year so far for Limerick Hurling, the biggest hurling event of the year takes place next Sunday in Croke Park when Limerick take the field against Kilkenny in the All Ireland final. Patrickswell GAA would like to acknowledge the contribution of Richie, Gary, Brian, Barry & Eoin to Limerick’s success this year. Patrickswell is proud to have them as clubmen. A mention also for Munget man David Bulfin who is a teacher in Patrickswell National School. Patrickswell GAA would like to wish these and all the Limerick players and Management the very best of luck on Sunday.
On Saturday 1st the day before the final, some of our senior hurlers are competing in the All-Ireland seven-a-side competition in Kilmacud-Crokes. This seven-a-side game is very fast and is an exciting game to watch. If you are going to Dublin on Saturday please go along and support the lads.
Congratulations to Nigel Foley, Sean O’Brien, Thomas Nolan, Keith Hurley who represented the club on the County under 16 team who beat Antrim & Offaly before being narrowly beaten by one point by Tipperary in the semi-final of the All-Ireland U16 Championship last weekend. Congratulations also to Mark Carmody who represented the club on the Under 14 team who played in the All-Ireland U14 Terry Forristal tournament last weekend.
Our under 16’s were very busy over the last couple of weeks in the county Championship with a 1-17 to 1-11 win away to Granagh-Ballingarry, a hard fought 2-7 to 0-13 draw against Doon and 1-12 to 2-7 win over Mungret. Our minors had an impressive 4-12 to 1-10 over Mungret and have now qualified for the County Semi-final. Well done to all concerned.
Under 10 training has resumed on Friday evenings at 6:30 in the pitch. With all the excitement in the county due to Limericks great success in getting to the All-Ireland Final, now is the time to get everyone back hurling and if your son would like to start, now is the time to encourage him. New members are always welcome.

Saturday, 25th of August 2007

Our under 16’s were very busy over the last week or so in the county championship. On Thursday 9th they were away to Granagh-Ballingarry where they had a 1-17 to 1-11 win. On Wednesday 15th they were away again, this time to Doon. Doon has always been a tough venue to get a result from. On this occasion our lads came away with a hard fought draw, 2-7 to 0-13. Their third match in 10 days was at home to Mungret on Saturday 18th. This was another victory for the lads, winning 1-12 to 2-7. Well done to all concerned, lads and mentors alike. Keep up the good work.
On Friday 17th our minors played away to Mungret. This game was played in the old pitch in Mungret with Patrickswell clocking up an impressive 4-12 to Mungrets’ 1-10. Well done lads.
Under 10 training has resumed on Friday evenings at 6:30 in the pitch. With all the excitement in the county due to Limericks great success in getting to the All-Ireland Final, now is the time to get everyone back hurling and if your son would like to start, now is the time to encourage him. New members are always welcome.
The under 12’s are also back training and played a challenge against Murroe-Boher on Sunday 19th. This was their first game after the summer break and the lads came away with a nice win. Both under 12’s & 13’s are back training. Contact any of the managers for details of the next training session.
Congratulation to Limerick hurlers on reaching the All-Ireland final. The excitement that their success has brought to the village and county is great for hurling.
Finally, as we all know the search is on the All-Ireland final tickets. Demand for tickets will be greater than what will be available through the club. Club members are encouraged to look for tickets outside the club and county. If you have any contacts, please give them a call.

Saturday, 21st of July 2007

Last week was a successful week for our minor and under 16 teams. On Wednesday our under 16’s had a comprehensive win over Ahane. The game was played in Patrickswell with a good crowd there to support the lads. Both teams played some excellent hurling with Patrickswell running out easy winners on a score line of 5-15 to 3-4.
On Friday evening it was the turn of the minors. They travelled to Doon on what was a very wet evening. This didn’t stop our lads getting right down to work and they played some wonderful hurling in the first half to lead 1-10 to 0-3 at the break. In the second half Doon applied more pressure and the scores did not come as easily, but the lead the lads had built up in the first half was too much for Doon to overcome. The final score was Patrickswell 2-11, Doon 2-5.
Another very successful ‘Cul’ Summer camp was held in the GAA field last week. Boys and girls were coached in the skills of hurling, camogie & football and they all enjoyed the week. Thanks to Pat Culhane and all the coaches for their effort.

Photo: Boys and Girls from Patrickswell enjoying the GAA Cul camp last week.

Saturday, 7th of July 2007

On Friday June 29th our minor hurlers played neighbours Ballybrown in the minor championship. The game was played in Patrickswell in front of a good crowd of supporters. Throughout the game there was never very much between the teams. Patrickswell just managed to have their nose in front by a single point at the final whistle. Well done lads. A final reminder about this year’s summer camp. The VHI Cul camp covers hurling, camogie & football and takes place between Monday the 9th and Friday the 13th of July between 10.00am to 2.30pm each day. Attendance is open to primary school children aged 7 years to 13 years. To register contact Michael Joyce or any team manager. As part of the camp each child will receive the “Cul Gear” kit that consists of a Jersey, Shorts, Socks & knapsack.

Saturday, 30th of June 2007

On Saturday 23rd our under 12’s played Adare in the County Quarter final. The game, played in Bruff in front of a loyal band of supporters had all the excitement of the recent Limerick/Tipperary games. The game was played at a fast and skilful pace from the throw in. Adare went into an early lead and led our lads by 2 goals at half time. The second half performance and comeback by the ‘Well was something even the Limerick Manager, Ritchie Bennis would have been proud of. John Touhy netted a goal on the stroke of full time to leave us leading by 3 points, but in added time, Adare scored their 3rd goal to leave it all square at 3-5 each. Like Limerick/Tipp, the game went into extra time with the strength of Adare being the key difference. The final score was 3-6 to the ‘Well, 4-9 to Adare.
The panel was John Touhy, Aaron Gillane, Keith Dundon, Shane Joyce, Scott O’Riordan, Andrew Carroll, Barry Carey, Keith Cawley, Paul Joyce, Niall Carmody, Paul O’Brien, Gavin Ryan, Dara Shanahan, David Considine, Aaron Carmody, Paul Bennis, Shane O’Brien, Terrence Buckley, Martin Harty, Dean Gillane.

On Monday evening, 25th the under 14’s played Na Piarsaigh in the city Final. This was always going to be a tough challenge for our lads given the fact that we were down a couple of key players. Na Piarsaigh ran out easy winners, but our lads will live to fight another day.
Congratulations to Ritchie, Garry and all the Limerick players and Management on their great win over Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds last Sunday. Club members wishing to buy tickets for the Munster Final should contact Oliver or Jim before 6:00pm on Sunday July 1st.
The winning Lotto numbers for Mon Jun 25th are 2,16,28,29. Bonus is 25. There were no winners. Next weeks jackpot is 6400 EUR
Saturday, 23rd of June 2007

Congratulations to our under 14 hurlers who had an excellent 2-7 to 0-9 win over Mungret in the under 14 City Semi Final played last week. Our under 12’s were narrowly beaten by Mungret in the Under 12 City Final played in Kildimo on June 9th. In front of a very large attendance, both teams gave a wonderful display of hurling, playing with skill, heart and determination. The first half was a very tight battle with only a point separating the teams at half time. After the restart Mungret scored two quick goals. While this set our lads back, they never gave up. Each player gave everything they had and by the full time whistle had reduced what was once a 10 point lead by Mungret to just 4 points. Well done to both teams and thanks to all who travelled to Kildimo to support our lads. The squad was; John Touhy, Aaron Gillane, Keith Dundon, David Considine, Scott O’Riordan, Andrew Carroll, Barry Carey, Keith Cawley, Paul Joyce, Terrence Buckley, Niall Carmody, Paul O’Brien, Dara Shanahan, Cian Lynch, Gavin Ryan, Shane Joyce, Paul Bennis, Aaron Carmody, Shane O’Brien.
Well done to our senior hurlers and their recent 5-18 to 1-15 win over Garrypillane in the All County League.
Best of luck to Barry Foley, Brian Murray, Eoin Foley, Garry & Ritchie next Sunday in the 2nd replay against Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds. Best of luck also to Thomas O’Brien who represents the ‘Well on the County Minor team to play Tipperary also on Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds.
A reminder that this years Summer hurling, camogie & football Camp will take place from the 9th to 13th of July. Get your completed application forms & fees back to your team manager or Michael Joyce asap.

Saturday, 9th of June 2007

Well done to our under 12 hurlers who had a great 3-6 to 1-6 win over Na Piarsaigh last week in the County League.
On the football front our under 12’s played Mungret in the City semi-final on June 2nd. With four under 10’s on our side, each player gave everything they had but unfortunately couldn’t match Mungret. The final score was Mungret 0-8, Patrickswell 1-1.
Our under 14 footballers played the Shield Final against St. Patricks last Monday in Na Piarsaigh. St. Patricks were too strong on the day, with our lads loosing out 1-6 to 2-11 in the end. The squad was Darragh Dundon, Dara Shanahan, James Carrig, Keith Dundon, Paul Joyce, Kelvin Lynch, John Long, Jack Kelliher, Mark Carmody, Cian Lynch, Kevin O’Brien, Jason Carey, Dean Shanahan, David Woulfe, Keith Cawley, Cathal Bennis, John Touhy, David Considine, Aaron Gillane, Ronan Tierney, Stephen Power.

 

Saturday, 2nd of June 2007

Well done to the ‘City’ schools team under the management of John Touhy, Ciaran Crowe & Paul O’Connor who were comprehensive winners in the prestigious Mackey Cup played last week in the Gaelic Grounds. Representing Patrickswell on the team were James Carrig (captain), Paul Joyce, John Touhy, Cian Lynch, Keith Cawley & Keith Dundon.
Our under 12 hurlers had a great win over a strong Adare side last week and our under 14 hurlers followed up this week with a good win over St. Patricks.
Congratulations also to Thomas O’Brien, Thomas Nolan, Keith Hurley, Dean Cawley, Sean O’Brien, Jack Kelleher, John Long & Kevin O’Brien who were all presented with winners medals at the Ardscoil Rís GAA presentation night held recently in Na Piarsaigh’s clubhouse. The lads played on a number of various Ardscoil Rís winning teams during the school year. It’s great to have a Limerick City school competing at such a high level in the county and beyond, and it’s great to see Patrickswell players playing their part.
Lotto numbers for May 28th were 3,15,17,22. The bonus number was 4. There was no jackpot winner. Next week’s jackpot is €4800.
Saturday, 26th of May 2007

Thanks to everyone who supported the clubs successful “Day-at-the-Races” on May 7th. A great crowd turned up for what was a really enjoyable day’s entertainment. A special thanks to everyone who worked hard to help organise the day.
Well done to our under 10 hurlers who had a great day at the annual under 10 Blitz in the Gaelic Grounds. Our B team did very well, winning out their section while the A team were unfortunately beaten in the semi-final. The two panels were; A Team: Shane O Brien, John Flynn, Aaron Carmody, Paul Bennis, Shane Joyce, Danny Harty, Martin Harty, Jamie Dillon, Ciaran Long, Terrence Buckley, Brian Nolan, Jordan Higgins, Josh Sayers. B Team: Stephen Conway, Cathal Quinlan, Owen Carroll, Ian Fitzhenry, Jason Gillane, Daniel Feasey, Stephen Dunworth, Brian Leahy, Andrew McMahon, Darragh Ahern, Evan Buston, Paudie Maher.
Congratulations to our under 12 hurlers who had a very good 5-6 to 1-7 win over Na Piarsaigh in the city League. The last match in this competition will be against Mungret on June 9th. The under 12’s next outing is a rescheduled match away to Adare in the county league on May 24th. (6:30pm) .
The Monthly Limerick GAA Development Draw (Mackey Stand Draw) takes place this Friday, May 24th in the Cú Chulainn Bar Patrickswell. All are welcome.
A reminder that this years Summer hurling, camogie & football Camp will take place from the 9th to 13th of July.
Saturday, 5th of May 2007

A final reminder about the clubs’ annual RACE DAY takes place on Bank Holiday Monday May 7th at Limerick Racecourse. Many people have been putting great effort into the organisation of this day. If you would like to join what promises to be a great day some tickets are still available. Please contact Gerry Bennis or any club member.
Our under 14 hurlers were narrowly beaten in the county semi-final of the U14 Feile Na nGael last Saturday evening in Bruff. Playing against ta strong Deel Rangers team, our lads gave everything they had to take the game to extra time. The strength of the opposition during the extra time was the difference between the teams, with the ‘Well loosing out by two points in the end. The squad was: Darragh Dundon, James Carrig, Tom Kiely, Mark Lynch, Jordan Delee, Mark Carmody, John Long, Jack Kelleher, Kelvin Lynch, Andrew Carroll, Kevin O’Brien, Sean Conway, Cian Lynch, Diarmuid Byrnes, David Woulfe, Keith Cawley, Seamus Crowe, Paul Joyce, Cathal Bennis, Colin Bennis, Keith Dundon, Niall Carmody, Tim Donworth, and Ronan Tierney. In other games played last weekend our U16 hurlers beat Adare 1-6 to 0-9 and our minors lost 3-9 to 4-13.
Camogie News. Result; Intermediate League: Adare 2-4, Patrickswell 1-2. U12 League: Ballybrown 3-2. Patrickswell 0-0. Fixtures; Intermediate League :Wednesday 9th May v Croagh. U12 League: Thursday 10th May v Ahane. Training times are U10’s & U12’s: Saturday’s 12 – 1pm. Intermediates: Monday 7.30 – 8.30pm & Wednesday’s 8.30 – 9.30pm.

Note for your diary. This years Summer hurling, camogie & football Camp will take place from the 9th to 13th of July. Watch out for further details over the next few weeks. A First Aid course is being arranged for the weekend of the 19th/20th of May. Anyone interested in taking part please contact Michael Joyce.
Saturday, 28th of April 2007

On Sunday 22nd our footballers recorded a magnificent win over Mungret in division A of the under 12 Football League. Mungret got off to a flying start, netting the ball early in the first half to ease themselves into a comfortable lead. With our backs under pressure, we were lucky not to go even further behind, with the woodwork saving us on a number of occasions. Our lads kept plugging away and their hard work and determination started to pay dividends especially in the second half with goals from Aaron Gillane & Keith Dundon. This helped us turn a six point deficit into a 3 point winning margin, the final score being 2-6 to 2-3. The team was John Tuohy, Keith Cawley, Dara Shanahan, Shane Joyce, Keith Dundon(1-1), Paul Joyce, Aaron Gillane (1-1), David Considine, Cian Lynch, Andrew Carroll (0-3), Niall Carmody, Paul O’Brien (0-1), Josh Sayers, Dean Gillane, Terence Buckley, Aaron Carmody, Ciaran Long, Brian Nolan, Jason Gillane.
Also nn Sunday, our under 16 hurlers took on Kilmallock in a high scoring, highly entertaining game played on a beautiful Sunday morning. Well done to both teams who gave an excellent display of hurling, showing a high level of commitment & skill. The final score was 6-13 to 4-7. The team was Jordan Delee, James Keane, Thomas Nolan, Mark Carmody, Keith Hurley, Dean Cawley (0-1), Sean O’Brien (1-6), Kelvin Lynch, Niall Carrig (0-1), Breen O’Sullivan (0-1), Brian Buston (0-1), Kevin O’Brien(0-2), Nigel Foley (4-1), Jonathan McMahon, David Carroll (1-0), Diarmuid Byrnes.
Congratulations to our senior hurlers who beat Na Piarsaigh in the Semifinal of the City Championship last Sunday.
A First Aid course is being arranged for the weekend of the 19th/20th of May. Anyone interested in taking part please contact Michael Joyce.
A reminder that the U10 blitz takes place in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday May 13th.
Congratulations to Mary Sheehan winner of the €11,200 jackpot in the Lotto. The winning numbers, in the draw held on Monday 23rd were 2,19,23,27. Bonus number was 12. Next weeks jackpot is €4000. </o:p>
It’s all systems go for the “Day-at-the-Races” on Monday May 7th. To reserve your place please contact the race day organiser Gerry Bennis.

 

Thursday, 12th of April 2007

GO RACING.
The GAA Clubs’ annual RACE DAY takes place on BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY May 7th at LIMERICK RACECOURSE. As with previous years, this promises a wonderful days’ enjoyment for all. This year we are delighted to have Galway’s Cyril Farrell as the special guest on the day. Cyril, well know for his insightful hurling analysis on the Sunday Game, will not be short of a word or two, and hopefully will have a few good racing tips to share. Local trainer Michael Hourigan will also be a guest on the day and hopefully Michaels’ insider  knowledge will result in a few winners for everyone.  Along with the special guests, the race day packages includes admission, race card, reserved table for the day in the Panoramic Suite, 3 Course sit sown meal, free tote bets and after races entertainment with “Free Beer”. Packages cost 65 Euro per person. Tables of 10 can also be reserved.  To reserve your table contact any committee or club member.
RESULTS: On Friday April 6th our minor hurlers got their season off to a winning start with a hard fought victory over Kilmallock. The final score was 2-10 to 1-11. Well done to our intermediates who beat Dromin Athlacca 1-10 to 0-12 in ACHL Div3 and to our Seniors who beat Ballybrown 0-15 to 0-12 in the city Championship.
A reminder that under  8 & 10 training continues each Friday evening @ 6:30pm.

 

Thursday, 9’th of June 2005

Patrickswell U14’s – Division 1 Hurling League Champions 2005
On Friday the 3rd of June our U14’s met Na Piarsaigh in the Div. 1 Hurling League final. With only a single point either way separating these teams on the last two occasions, our lads travelled to Rathkeale determined to tip the balance from these meetings in favour of the ‘Well.

Right from the throw in our lads put Na Piarsaigh under strong pressure. A goal within two minutes from Sean O’Brien followed by another on the 10 minute mark left us with a comfortable lead at half time. As expected, Na Pairsaigh came out in the second half determined to claw their way back into the game. Our backs held out under pressure from their forwards with great performances in goal from Jordan Delee, Jamie Daly at full back and Nigel Foley at center half back. Nigel also added a point from a free. Both Keith Hurley and Dean Cawley covered a lot of ground in mid field, winning the ball from puckouts and delivering good ball into our forwards. On the half forward line we had more great performances and a point each from Thomas Nolan and Niall Carrig. Two more points from Sean O’Brien ensured we ended up winners on the final score line of 2-5 to 0-4.

On accepting the cup, Captain Breen O’Sullivan thanked his team mates and mentors for all their hard work, and also thanked Na Pairsaigh for a good sporting game. After a victory tour of the village the lads were treated to a well deserved treat in Superbites.

This was the first time in over 10 years that we have won a U14 hurling competition at county level. The lads deserve great praise for the effort they have put in since March. Our next outing in on Friday night against Mungret in the City League final. (time & venue TBD.)

The winning team was: Jordan Delee, Diarmuid Byrnes, Jamie Daly, Thomas Kiely, Mark Carmody, Nigel Foley(0-1), Jack Kelleher, Dean Cawley, Keith Hurley, Niall Carrig (0-1), Thomas Nolan(0-1), Jonathan McMahon, David Carroll, Breen O’Sullivan (capt.), Sean O’Brien(2-2). Subs: Kevin O’Brien for Breen. O’Sullivan, Liam Leahy, Brian Buston, John Long, Ned Harty, Colm Buston, Darragh Heffernan, Andrew Carroll.

Thursday, 2’nd of June 2005

Best of luck to all our exam students over the next few weeks.
Our U14 hurlers are through to the final of the All  County League having topped our group in the qualifiers. We now meet NaPiarsaig in the final on this Friday June 3rd  @ 8.00 in Rathkeale.
Our Junior hurlers are going well with victories over Claughaun and Monaleen in the City League. Our Juvenile Club is running a Summer Camp from July 11th to 15th. The camp is sposored by Limerick GAA and each child attending will receive an ONeills jersey, kit-bag,togs,socks and certificate.Cost;45 euro per child;110 euro for three or more children of the one family. The camp is for boys and girls aged 7 to 12 years.  This summer the Club is running a qualifying group of Feile Peil (National U14 Football Competition) and we are also playing host to one of the teams involved. Anybody interested in helping out with accommodation should contact Tom O Brien @ 061-355791. This event takes place from June 30th to July 2nd.
Thursday, 26’th of May 2005

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The A team was as follows: Paul O’Brein, Keith Dundon, David Considine, Paul Joyce, John Touhy, Keith Cawley, Barry Carey, Neil Carmody, Cain Lynch, Gavin Ryan, Scott O’Riordan, Aron Gillan, Ian O’Donnell and Dara Shanahan.

Our B team reached the final by beating Ballybrown andNa Pairsaigh. A place in the final was a great achievement, considering that most of the players were under eight years of age. A strong Ballinacurra Gaels team beat them.

The B team was as follows: Terence Buckley, James Lillis, Martin Harty, Dean Gillane, Aron Carmody, Shane Joyce, Kieran Long, Stephan Conway, Brian Nolan, Cathal Quinlan, John Flynn, Jordan Higgins, Jamie Dillion, Stephan Donworth, Janet Carroll, Shannon Nally, Cloe Murray, Becky McCarthy, Lisa Naughton and Tara Kirby.

Thank you to all the parents and mentors for the great support on the day.

Our U14 hurlers had another fine win in the ACL at the expense of Doon ,score 1 – 6 to 1 – 5 while our U12s were narrowly defeated by Na Piarsaig. Our U14 Camogie team gave a great account of themselves in the Feile before going out to eventual winners Ballyagran.

Best of luck to our Seniors hurlers who cross swords with Ballybrown in the first round of the County Championship on this Friday @ 7.30 in Pairc Na nGael, and also to our Intermediate hurlers who take on Feenagh in Ballingarry on Sunday @  7.30 also in the first round of the County Championship.

 

Thursday, 19’th of May 2005

We will have two teams participating in the U10 City Blitz on Sunday next May 22nd in the Gaelic Grounds.
Our U14 hurlers had a fine win over Croom in the  All County League.  Their next game is away to St.Patrick’s on Friday evening May 20th at 7.00 in the City League.  Our under 12 hurlers are playing NaPiarsaigh on this thursday and also on this Saturday.
The final 2 matches in the Camogie U14 League were played last weekend.  We won both – beating Ahane 6.5 to 4.3 and beating Na Piarsiag 4.3 to 3.2. These were tough matches but the girls showed great skill, determination and team work . We have now won all our matches in the league and top our section.  We are now in the semi finals which will be held next week.
Thursday, 12’th of May 2005

Thank you to everybody who supported our Race Day and helped to make it a huge success both as a fundraiser and a social outing. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Best of luck to Jonathon McMahon who plays with the Limerick Primary Schools Team on Sunday next in Semple Stadium. Jonathon is a pupil at St Pauls School and does his club hurling with Patrickswell. Best wishes also to Paul Carey and Wesley Morrissy who line out with the Limerick Intermediate team and Paul O’ Grady who is on the Senior team.

Our Intermediate hurlers had a fine win over Mungret and await the winners of Kildimo and Claughaun in the City Final.

Our Junior B’s play Claughaun on Monday next in the City League.
A committee meeting takes place this Thursday @ 9 .00.
Patrickswell Camogie Notes:

Underage Camogie Update:

We would like to congratulate Sarah Carey and Erica Balfry who were on the Limerick U14 School’s Panel that took part in the recent inter county blitz.  Sarah Carey captained the side. Also Congratulations to our players who received awards at a recent Awards night, Julie Darcy (City U16 Camogie Award) and Mairead Buston (City U14 Camogie Award).

The U14s have played 2 matches in the league and won both – beat Ballybrown 10-2 to no score and also beating Murroe 8-3 to no score.

Training Times for our U10 girls is Saturday’s 12 – 1pm. All new players are always welcome.

Junior Camogie Update:

Please note that Patrickswell Junior Team will be playing Blackrock in the 1st Round of the championship on Sunday July 10th @ 7pm in Patrickswell. All Support Welcome.

Thursday, 5’th of May 2005

U 12 Footballers Win City League.

Our U12 footballers won the City League beating Ballybrown 2-4 to 0-5 in a very exciting contest in Mungret on Saturday. We dominated the match early on playing some brilliant football and raced into an early lead courtesy of goals from Paul Joyce and Jack Kelleher. However, after a very slow start Ballybrown got back into the match before half-time and from there to the end it was backs to the wall as our lads defended bravely in the face of persistent Ballybrown pressure to run out five point winners. Players to catch the eye for Patrickswell were John Tuohy, Keith Dundon, Jack Kelleher, David Woulfe, Kevin O’Brien and Paul Joyce.

The team and panel were: John Tuohy, Dara Shanahan, James Carrig, Keith Dundon, Thomas Kiely, Kelvin Lynch, John Long, Mark Carmody, Diarmuid Byrnes, David Woulfe, Jack Kelleher, Jordan Delee, Paul Joyce, Dean Shanahan, Kevin O’Brien, Cathal Bennis, Cian Lynch, Darragh Dundon, Cian Conway, Jason Carey, Keith Cawley, Lorcan Russell, Tim Dunworth, Colin Bennis, Seamus Crowe.

Our Senior Hurlers also obliged on Saturday evening in Mungret when we retained our City Championship, in a very well contested final played in heavy underfoot conditions. Na Piarsaigh were quicker to settle and raced into a 4 points lead after ten minutes. The ‘Well came gradually into the game and we were just one point behind at halftime 0-5 to 0-6. We managed to race into a four point lead early in the second half, however an oppurtunist goal from Na Piarsaigh had the game back in the melting pot. Na Piarsaigh led with ten minutes remaining but two timely substitutions had the ‘Well finishing the stronger to run out winners 0-16 to 1-9. Paul O’Reilly, Captain received the trophy.

Our Intermediate Hurlers had mixed luck when we defeated Old Christians 2-14 to 1-8 in the City Championship and now meet Mungret in the Semi-final. However, we were beaten by Bruree in the A.C.L. Our next league match is away to Cappamore on the 12th May.

 

Thursday, 28’th of April 2005

Well done to Erica Balfry and Sarah Carey (Captain) who played with Limerick U14 Camogie team in an intercounty Blitz last week-end. Limerick won their Qualifying group but were defeated by Galway in the semi-final.
All roads lead to Limerick Racecourse on Monday May Bank Holiday where we have our Club Race Day.
Our Minor hurlers had another fine win over Newcastlewest in the County Championship. On a rainsoaked pitch we led from start to finish but were made to battle all the way before winning on the scorline 4-5 to 2-3. We now go into the exam-break with maximum points from our two outings.
Our U21 hurlers had another fine win over Ballybrown 1-19 to 3-6 and have now qualified for the City Final and the County Quarter-Finals.
Our Senior hurlers play Na Piarsaigh on this Saturday April 30’th @  7pm in Mungret in the City Final.

Our Intermediate hurlers are at home to Bruree on this Thursday April 28’th in All County League.
Our U12 footballers are through to the City League Final against Ballybrown on this Saturday having disposed of St Patricks in the semi-final while our U12 Hurlers had a comprehensive win over Croagh in the All County League.
Our U16 hurlers are away to Tournafulla on Wednesday next @ 7.00 in the County Championship.
Thursday, 21’st of April 2005

Congratulations to Mike Shinnors who represented Limerick in the Scor All Ireland in Killarney on Sunday Last. Mike gave a brilliant performance in the Recitation and was unlucky not to win.
Our Minor  hurlers travel to Newcastlewest on this Friday April 22nd.
Our U21 hurlers are at home to Ballybrown in the City Championship on Monday 25th April.
Our Intermediate  team are at home to Old Chrristians in the City Championship on Tuesday 26th  of April and  are at home to Bruree on Thursday 28th in the All County league.
Our U14’s were narrowly beaten by Mungret in the U14 A football league. Points early in the game from Jordan Delee and David Carroll helped the team settle well. Great saves from James Keane kept our lads in the game until Mungret scored a goal late in the game to win by one point.

Our U14 Footballers produced another great performance against Claughaun. 3 goals by Nigel Foley and a point each from Mark Carmody & Thomas Nolan led the lads to a 3-2 to 2-5 draw with Claughaun.

Another great win by the u12 footballers against Kildimo in the league. This follows on from wins over Ballybrown & Pallaskenry in the earlier rounds to leave the lads top of the group and looking forward to a spot in the semi-final.

Under 14 hurling training friday evenings at 6:00pm.
Under 8 & 10 training Saturdays at 2:30pm. All welcome, especially new members.
Patrickswell 1-9

St Patricks 0-8

We got off to a flying start in this match and lead 1-9 to 0-5 at half time however the lead was gradually clawed back by St Pats in the second half and we ran out fortunate winners at 1-9 to 0-8.

Team: Jamie Daly, Paul Darcy, Alan Griffin, Nigel Foley, Ian Kelleher, Thomas O’ Brien, Gerard Buston, Shane Quinlan, Conor Murray, Tom Nolan, David McMahon, Christopher Morrissey, Sean O’ Brien, Bobby Harty, Lar Considine

Thursday, 14’th of April 2005

Our Minor hurlers had a fine victory over St Patricks in the Premier division of the League. With only the top four teams qualifying for the County semi-finals every game in this group is vital.  Playing against a stiff breeze we managed to lead by 2-6 to 0-3 @ the halftime break, with both goals coming from Fergal Byrnes.  St Patricks played better in the second half and it took twelve minutes before we registered a score. We eventually ran out winners 2 – 11 to 0 – 5. Team: Owen Bennis, Jason Murphy, Paul Murray, Ian Kelleher, David McMahon[0 -1], Eoin McNamara, Stephen Fenton, Fergal Byrnes[2 – 8], Brian Byrnes, Shane Dinnage, James Mann[0 -01], Aedan Scanlon, Thomas O’ Neill, Padraig Lillis and Thomas O Brien[0 – 1].
Our Senior Hurlers defeated Kileedy in the All County League. In a closely contested game with scores level on a number of occasions we managed to steal it in the end courtesy of a last minute goal by Ciaran Carey. Team: Natal O’ Grady, Michael Foley, Ciaran Carey, Pat Earls, Tony O’ Brien, Paul O’ Reilly, Paul Carey, Eoin Foley, Ros Bennis, Brian Geoghegan, Peter O’ Reilly, Wesley Morrissey, Declan O’ Grady, Barry Foley and Timmy Sheahan.
Our Intermediate Hurlers are away to Ahane this Thursday April 14th @ 7 and our U13 hurlers are off to Cork on this Sunday to take part in the Douglas Tournament.
Thursday, 31’st of March 2005

Our Juvenile Club are holding a Registration Day for under 8 and under 10 hurlers on this Saturday April 2nd @ 2.30pm. Registration fee is 2 euro and helmets and hurleys can be purchased on the day. All are welcome and we would like to see as many parents as possible on a day that promises to be good fun for all.
Well done to our local school seven a side hurling team on winning the City Championship of the INTO mimi-sevens defeating St. Pauls NS in the final. They now go on to represent the City in the County Championship. Our girls are already through to the County Championship in the Camogie seven a side.
Our Intermediate hurlers take on Na Piarsaigh on this Thursday March 31st @ 6.45 in Patrickswell in The All County League.Our Senior hurlers begin their League campaign on Tuesday April 5th with a home match against Killeedy @ 7.00 o clock.
Thursday, 24’th of March 2005

Congratulations to Tommy Reidy a most poplular winner of the Local Lotto Jackpot of €18,400 on Monday last. Also congratulations to Aiden Lynch who scooped top prize of €14,000 in the Limerick GAA Developement Draw.
We had a great success in Cork on Saturday last with Michael Shinnors winning the munster Final of the Senior Scór Recitation. Our Novelty Act took 2nd place. Well Done to all concerned.
Our Under21 Hurlers had a good win over Ballybrown on Thursday last. Ballybrown settled quicker and led early on but the Well gradually worked their way into the game and led by 4 points 1-5 to 0-4 at half-time. A very good second-half performance saw us run out deserving winners by 2-12 to 0-7.

Team: Alan Murray, Paudie O’Brien, William O’Dea, Jason Murphy, Fergal Byrnes, Brian Murray (0-5), Anthony O’Dea, Eoin McNamara, Christopher Fitzgerald (0-1) (captain), Kevin O’Reilly, James Mann (0-1), Sean Enright, Aiden Scanlon, Peter Harty (0-2), Timmy Sheahan (2-1), Michael O’Neill, Ross Bennis (0-2), Padraig Lillis, Shane Ryan, Stephen Fenton.
Thursday, 17’th of March 2005

Our uUnder 21 hurlers had a good win over Na Piarsaigh in the City Championship which is being played on a league basis with Ballybrown, Na Piarsaigh and Patrickswell having to play each other twice to decide the pairing for the City Final. We opened smartly, playing with the aid of a good breeze and Timmy Sheahan rattled the net for the first score. This goal being the difference between the two sides at half time with the score 1-4 to 0-4. Highlight of the firsthalf was two superb long-range points from Brian Murray both coming from placed balls.

The Well made a great start to the second half with six unanswered points to lead 1-10 to 0-4 with 10 minutes remaining. Na Piarsaigh staged a spirited revival but we held out for a three point win 1-10 to 1-7.

Scorers Timmy Sheahan 1-2, Peter Harty 0-5, Brian Murray 0-3.

Team: Alan Murray, Padraig O’Brien, William O’Dea, Jason Murphy, Fergal Byrnes, Brian Murray, Eoin MacNamara, Christopher Fitzgerald, Pa Mann, Peter Harty, James Mann, Kevin O’Reilly, Sean Enright, Timmy Sheahan and Aiden Scanlon.

We play Ballybrown next this Thursday, March 17th @ 12:00 in Ballybrown.

Our U14 hurlers weren’t as lucky and had to give best to Na Piarsaigh in the first round of the Féile Na nGael. Having led at half-time by 1-2 to 0-4. We conceded two fast goals on the resumption and despite huge effort we were unable to catch up to Na Piarsaigh who ran out winners 3-7 to 2-5.

Team: Jordan Delee, Thomas Kiely, Sean O’Brien, Keith Hurley, Dean Cawley, Nigel Foley (0-3), Diarmuid Byrnes, Niall Carrig, Jamie Daly, Brian Buston, Thomas Nolan, Mark Carmody (0-1), Jack Kelleher, Brian 0’Sullivan, Kevin O’Brien (2-0).

 

Thursday, 10’th of March 2005

Congratulations to our Recitation and Novelty Act who have qualified for the Munster Final of Scor, to be held in City Hall Cork on Saturday March 19th.

Our U21 Hurlers take on Na Piarsaigh in the City Championship on Saturday 12th of March in Patrickswell at 4.30.

On Sunday morning at 11.00 our U14 hurlers take on Na Piarsaigh in the Feile Na nGael. This match is on in Na Piarsaigh.

The Club is busy preparing for a raceday at Patrickswell Racecourse on the May Bank Holiday, May 2nd. This was a most enjoyable day out last year and it is back due to popular demand.

Our Camogie teams have all commenced training. U10 train indoor on Wednesday at 6.45 to 7.30 . U14 7 – 8 Wednesday and Junior 8 – 9 Wednesday and 9 – 10 on Friday. New players are most welcome to all training sessions.

 

Thursday, 3’rd of March 2005

The City Final of Scor was held in Na Piarsaigh Clubhouse on Sunday 20th February. Patrickswell came out on top in the Novelty Act, Recitation and Set Dancing. They also won the best overall club. In the County Final in Templeglantine we won the Novelty Act and Recitation and shared top Club on the night with Cappamore. Novelty act: Mike Shinnors, Julie Darcy, Raymond Fitzgerald, Gloria O’Donnell ,Linda Moran and Sarah Moroney. Recitation: Mike Shinnors. Set Dancers: Aideen Foley, Linda Moran, Sinead Murray, Sarah Foley, Mike Shinnors, Des Foley, Wesley Morrissey and David Enright.

On Saturday last the presentation of Senior and Intermediate medals took place in the Cu Chulainn. Congratulations to Lar Considine who received the “Clubman Of The Year Award” for his trojan work with the underage teams.

Our Senior hurlers had a successful start to the year with a good win over Monaleen in the City Championship.

Best of Luck to the St.Clements College team who take on Charleville in the Munster Final on Sunday next at 2:00 in Feenagh. There are 8 Patrickswell players on the Clements panel.

A Committee meeting will take place this Thursday March 3rd.

 

Thursday, 2’nd of December 2004

Congratulations to our Scor na n’Og competitors who took part in the City Final @ Na Piarsaigh Club House.  We won the Figure Dancing, Novelty Act and Set Dancing competitions.  We will be contesting these three events in  the County Final.
Congratulations to Seamus O’ Riordan who won the top prize of a new car in the Limerick G.A.A. Development Draw, and also to Brian Murphy who won 250 Euro, and Willie and Chris Foley who won 150 Euro.
On this Friday Night the 3/12/04, we celebrate the 50’th Anniversary of our first County Championship success.  This win was achieved by our Juvenile team of 1954 and the team will be honoured at the Cu Chulain on this Friday night.  A meal will be served to the team members and their families  @  7.30 and all are welcome to join in the festivities from 9.30. Hope to see you all there.
On Saturday next December 04, Mass will be offered for deceased members of the Club at 7.00.
The Annual General Meeting of the Club will be held on Thursday 9th December  @ 8.00 p.m.  All are welcome.
Thursday, 4’th of November 2004

Our U15 hurlers had a great win over neighbours Crecora in the City A Final replay in Patrickswell on Sunday last. Our lads started well and points from Sean O’ Brien, Brendan Buston and Lar Considine had us leading by 3 points to 1 after 15 minutes. Tom O’ Brien converted two 65’s before Crecora responded with a goal to leave the half time score 0-6  to 1-1. The ‘Well stretched the lead to 3 points with points from Bobby Harty and Thomas O’ Brien. But once again Crecora responded with a great individual goal to leave the sides level once more. Lar Considine restored the lead with a 21 yard free and Thomas O’ Brien added a great point from play. Crecora though put everything they had into the last 5 minutes and it took two super saves from Jamie Daly in goals to keep our lead intact. Final score 0-10 to 2-2. Both teams must be commended for serving up a great game of hurling. Team: Jamie Daly, Paul Darcy, Gearoid Balfry, Nigel Foley, Ian Kelleher, Thomas O’ Brien, John O’ Reagan, Shane Quinlan, Conor Murray, Brendan Buston, Bobby Harty, Thomas Nolan, Lar Considine, Ger Buston, Sean O’ Brien, Sub: Christopher Morrissey for Thomas Nolan (injured).
Thursday, 28’th of October 2004

Congratulations to our U13 hurlers who won the city final last Monday. They triumphed over a very strong Na Piarsaigh team. The match was very closely fought throughout. Na Piarsaigh were first to settle and scored 1-1 before the ‘Well rallied and fought back to level it. At halftime the scoreline stood at 1-3 to 1-1 in favour of Na Piarsaigh. Outstanding displays from Jamie Daly, Sean O’ Brien and Nigel Carey were matched by goalkeeper Jordan Delee who produced a superb save midway through the second half which gave his team the incentive to up their game. With time almost up the ‘Well were trailing by 2 points until Sean O’ Brien was brought down in front of the posts and a penalty followed. Nigel Carey stepped up from Centre-Back to take it and duly rattled the net. Na Piarsaigh had no reply and the ‘Well ran out deserved winners 2-3 to 3-1. Team and scorers: Jordan Delee, Tom Kiely, Jamie Daly (1-0), Keith Hurley, Dean Cawley (Captain), Nigel Foley(1-0), Jack Kelleher, Mark Carmedy, Niall Carrig, David Carroll (1-0), Thomas Nolan, Brian Buston, James Keane, Sean O’ Brien (0-1), Kevin O’ Brien, Liam Leahy, Diarmuid Byrnes, Andrew Carroll, Colm Buston, Ned Harty, Kilian Lynch.
Thursday, 21’st of October 2004

Our Under 15 Hurlers gave a  great display to earn a draw with neighbours Crecora in the City A Final. In an excellent game of hurling we led at halftime by 5 points to 4 but found ourselves trailing  1-9 to 0-8 with only two minutes remaining, however, a Sean O’ Brien goal and a point from Bobby Harty  earned us a replay.  Best for the ‘Well were Paul Darcy, Jamie Daly in goal, Gearoid Balfry, and Laurence Considine.
Team: Jamie Daly, Gearoid Balfry, John O’ Regan, Paul Darcy, Ian Kelleher, Thomas O’ Brien, Sean O’ Brien, Shane Quinlan,  Conor Murray, Brendan Buston, Bobby Harty, Nigel Foley, Thomas Nolan, Ger Buston, Lar Considine, Niall Carrig.
Meanwhile our Under 13 hurlers also played a draw, 2 – 4 each, with Na Piarsaigh in the City Final  in a most exciting game.  Replay is fixed for Bank Holiday Monday at 12.00 venue to be arranged.
Congratulations to our Camogie Players Tanika Delee, Erica Balfry, Sarah Carey, and Sarah Mann who played with the Limerick U13 Camogie Team in Kilkenny last weekend in a Blitz Competition.
They played against Cork North, Kilkenny South, Cork South, they played Wexford in the Semi-Final and Cork North in the Final.  Limerick were beaten in the Final.  Well done to the girls.
Thursday, 14’th of October 2004

Our Under 15 Hurlers gave a  great display to earn a draw with neighbours Crecora in the City A Final.  In an excellent game of hurling we led at halftime by 5 points to 4 but found ourselves trailing  1-9 to 0-8 with only two minutes remaining, however, a Sean O’ Brien goal and a point from Bobby Harty  earned us a replay.  Best for the ‘Well were Paul Darcy, Jamie Daly in goal, Gearoid Balfry, and Laurence Considine. The replay takes place this weekend.
Team: Jamie Daly, Gearoid Balfry, John O’ Regan, Paul Darcy, Ian Kelleher, Thomas O’ Brien, Sean O’ Brien, Shane Quinlan, Conor Murray, Brendan Buston, Bobby Harty, Nigel Foley, Thomas Nolan, Ger Buston, Lar Considine, Niall Carrig.
Meanwhile our Under 13 hurlers also played a draw, 2 – 4 each, with Na Piarsaigh in the City Final  in a most exciting game. Replay to  be arranged.
Congratulations to our Camogie Players Tanika Delee, Erica Balfry, Sarah Carey, and Sarah Mann who played with the Limerick Under 13 Camogie Team in Kilkenny last weekend in a Blitz Competition.
They played against Cork North, Kilkenny South, Cork South, they played Wexford in the Semi-Final and Cork North in the Final.  Limerick were beaten in the Final.  Well done to the girls.
Thursday, 30’th of September 2004

Our U14 Camogie Team was most unlucky to lose the County Final against Galbally.  In a superbly contested Final at Granagh we went into an early lead thanks to two Sarah Carey points from play and Erica Balfry pointed from a free.  Galbally played their way back into the game and it was level at Half time.  A superb goal scored by Erica Balfry after five minutes of the second half put us into the driving seat, and we defended brilliantly from there to the end.  However, Galbally were awarded a free deep in injury time and managed to score a goal to run out winners by 1 – 4 to 1  – 3.  There was a great turnout of parents and supporters and they were not dissapointed by the display of hurling they saw from a great bunch of girls and we look forward to following their exploits next year.  Team: Samantha Reidy, Nicole Lynch,  Katie Murphy, Lisa Buston, Mairead Buston, Tanika Delee, Erica Balfry(c), Jessie Kiely, Sarah Carey, Louise Buston, Sarah Mann, Nicky Dundon, Orla Joyce, Fiona Ryan,  Ruth Buckley.  Well done to their Managers Gloria O’Donnell, Brigid Mann, and Theresa Lillis.
Our Under 14 Footballers had a great victory in the County B Final against Cappamore on Saturday last.  Score 3 – 9  to 1 – 4.
Team: Thomas Nolan, Christopher Morrissey, Jamie Daly, Dean Cawley, Keith Hurley, Nigel Foley, Cian Russell, John O’ Regan, Ger Buston, Mark Carmody, Shane Quinlan, Brendan Buston,  Sean O’ Brien, Lawrence Considine, David Carroll, Niall Carrig, Brian Buston, Patrick Woulfe, David Woulfe and James Keane.  Well done to team and manager Mike Woulfe who did  great work  all year for the club.
Our Junior B Hurlers were beaten in the County Quarter Final by St.Kierans.  In an excellent game played in Ballingarry on Saturday evening it was nip and tuck all the way to the finish.  St Kierans were first  into their stride and struck some good points  but a brace of goals from Alan Purcell had the well in front midway through the half before St.Kierans replied to level matters 2- 3 to 0 – 9 at half-time.  The Well took control in the second half but with ten minutes remaining we were dealt a cruel blow when our centre back Pa Mann got injured and had to leave the field.  St. Kierans got on top and won by 3 points in the end. 2 -15 to 4 -6.
Team: Peter Nash, Padraig O’ Brien, Mark Griffin, John Tuohy, Stephen Fenton, Pa Mann, Robert Foley, Sean Enright, Jeffrey Foley, Liam Fenton, Garry Purcell(0-2), Michael O’Neill, Pat Purcell, Alan Purcell(3 -3), Martin Woulfe, Kieran Kennedy, Padraig Lillis(0-1).  Our thanks to Joe Lynch and Seamus Kirby managers.
Our Parish League was a tremendous success with teams from Barnakyle, Attyflynn, Lurriga and Faha competing.  After a great days hurling by our 6 – 10 year olds (boys and girls) the Barnakyle team took the trophy.  Captain Jack Kelliher received the Cup and made a great speech,  he thanked all the players  and the u10 managers for all their efforts throughout the year.  T.J Ryan presented medals  to all the players and a great day was had by all.  Our thanks to O’ Brien Pharmacy for their continued sponsorship of this great annual event in the Club Calendar.
Our U15 hurlers are into the City Final after good victories over Kildimo and Mungret and our U13 hurlers are through to the City Semi-final.
Thursday, 23’rd of September 2004

Our Juvenile Club are running the Parish League on this Saturday @ 2.30. Our U14 footballers are through to the B County Final  by virtue of a fine victory over Monagae in the semi-final by 0 – 11 to 1 – 2. In a fine team performance, Thomas Nolan, Keith Hurley, Ger Buston, Shane Quinlan, Sean O’ Brien, and Lar Considine (who scored six points), were all outstanding. The Final is due to be played this weekend.

Our U15 hurlers are at home to Mungret on this Thursday 23rd @ 6.15 in the City Semi-final. The Junior B hurlers take on St. Kierans on Saturday 25th @ 5.00 in a County Quarter -Final in Ballingarry.

Our minor hurlers gave a great account of themselves before losing to Doon in the County Semi-final.  After playing against the breeze in the first half we trailed by 2 -9 to 2 -3 at half time.  Doon extended their lead to 9 points after the resumption but from here on Patrickswell played their best hurling and were back in serious contention with 5 minutes to go having reduced the margin to three points.  In a hectic finish Doon managed to pull away to  win by 5 points. Our thanks to the Minors for giving us a great years hurling and to Mike Scanlan, Donal Geoghegan, Michael  O’ Brien, and John Tuohy team mentors.
Thursday, 9’th of September 2004

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Pat and Breda Earls and Alan and Michelle Enright who were recently married.
Our Junior B hurlers take on Old Christians in the City Final on this Saturday @ 6.15 in Na Piarsaigh .
Our Minor hurlers had another good victory over neighbours Adare to qualify for the County semi-final. In a cracking game of hurling Adare settled early and led by four points after ten minutes. The Well boys worked hard and brought themselves back into the game with an Alan Murray goal. Adare led @ halftime by two points and managed to stretch their lead to four midway through the second half. We came back strongly to level matters but Adare took the lead once more and it took a well executed point from Alan Murray to earn us a draw. Extra time followed with the lead changing hands on several occasions before a superb goal from Timmy Sheahan sealed the issue for The Well. Final score: Patrickswell 3 -11 Adare 0 -18. Hightlight of the game was the superb performance of Michael Conway in The Well goals. We meet Doon in the semi-final on September 18th.
Best of luck to our lads who compete in The All Ireland Sevens at Kilmacud Crokes on this Saturday.
Thursday, 2’nd of September 2004

Our Under 14 Hurlers take pride of place this week following their fine win in the City Final over NaPiarsaigh, bridging a ten year gap. This was a cracking game from start to finish with the ‘Well leading 2 – 3 to 1 – 3 at half time.  The teams finished level at fulltime 2 -8 to 1 -11.  With every player giving their all in extra time it looked as if NaPiarsaigh might win as they held a two point lead coming towards full time, However, Patrickswell  had different ideas and after a solo run Niall Carrig  hit an angled shot to the back of the net to score a peach of a goal and secure a one point win for the ‘Well.  Final score Patrickswell 3 -12 Na Piarsaigh 2 – 14.  Well Done to Team and Managers Lar Considine and Patrick Foley.
Team:
Jamie Daly, James Keane, Nigel Foley, Keith Hurley, Dean Cawley,
John O’ Regan, Mark Carmody, Shane Quinlan, Brendan Buston, Thomas Nolan, Christopher Morrissey, Niall Carrig, Sean O’ Brien, Gerard Buston, Laruence Considine. Subs:  Dara Dundon, Colm Buston, Brian Buston, Liam Leahy, Thomas Kiely, Kevin O’Brien and Diarmuid Byrnes.
Our Intermediate Hurlers failed to beat Cappamore on Sunday last going down  by a single point.  We did our best hurling in the first half and led by three points at halftime having played against a strong breeze, however Cappamore had the better of the second half and had a lead of six points with 10 minutes left to play having scored two goals.  The ‘Well came with a late rally and were a bit unlucky not to have secured a draw.  We must now  play Ballybricken in a relegation Play-off. That match takes place on Sunday 5’th September at 12.00 in Fedamore.
Meanwhile our Senior hurlers take on Knockainey this Saturday at 6.00 in Bruff in the County Quarter -Final.
Our Junior B Team had a fine win over Milford and are now in the City Final against Old Christians fixture to be arranged.
Our Minors were defeated against NaPairsaigh and now must play Adare for a semi-final spot.
Thursday, 26’th of August 2004

Our Under 14 footballers won the City B Final on Monday last with a good win over Claughaun. We led at half time by 1-4 to1-2 but put in an excellent second half performance to run out winners 7-7 to 3-6. Team: Thomas Nolan, Brian Buston, Jamie Daly, Dean Cawley, Keith Hurley, Nigel Foley, Christopher Morrissey, Ger Buston, John O’ Reagan, Brendan Buston, Shane Quinlan, Mark Carmody, David Carroll, Sean O’ Brien, Laurence Considine, Niall Carrig, James Keane, Patrick Woulfe, Diarmuid Byrnes, Colm Buston, Stephen Fitzgerald, David Woulfe.
Our Minor hurlers had a good win over Adare 4-13 to 1-11 and now find themselves in a three way play off with Adare and Na Piarsaigh to decide the two remaining semi-final spots in the County Championship. We led Adare 2-5 to0-7 at half-time and put in an excellent team performance to run out deserving winners.
Our Intermediate team had a fine win on Saturday last over Ballybricken. In a good game of hurling we held the lead for most of the match but were made to fight all the way to the end to hold out for a single point victory, 0 – 14 to 0 – 13. Scorers Peter Harty (0-7), Dessie Foley (0-4), Fergal Byrnes, Vincent Docherty and Edward Geary a point each.
The Intermediates continue their run against Cappamore on Sunday next 29th of August in Caherconlish with the winners going into the County Quarter Final against Claughaun.
Our Junior B hurlers have been drawn against Knockainey in the County Quarter Final to be played the first weekend in October.
Our Junior Camogie team play Newcastlewest in the County Final this Thursday 25th @ 7:00 in Newcastlewest.
Thursday, 19’th of August 2004

Well done to our Senior Hurlers who topped their group in the County Championship with a fine win over Ahane. They now await the Quarter Finals.
Our Intermediate Hurlers were unable to emulate the Seniors and were beaten by Ballybricken on Sunday last on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-7. We now find ourselves in a three way play off with Cappamore and Ballybricken to decide who reaches the Quarter Final. We play Ballybricken again on Saturday 21’st of August @ 6:00, at a venue to be confirmed.
Our Minor hurlers play Adare on Friday evening in Adare, in a game which we must win to have any further interest in the County Championship.
The U14 Footballers play Claughaun on Monday Next 23’rd in the City Final.
Thursday, 12’th of August 2004

Our Senior Hurlers play Ahane in the County Championship on Saturday at the earlier time of 6:45 in the Gaelic grounds.The Intermediate Hurlers play Ballybricken in Claughaun @ 6:45 for a place in the quarter finals of the Intermediate Championship.

Our Minor Hurlers lost to Doon in the County Championship last Friday; their next match is away to Adare on the 20’th of August.
Thursday, 5’th of August 2004

Our Summer Camp took place last week and was a great success. We had sixty boys and girls taking part and they had a great week of fun and coaching. Our thanks to Limerick County Board for organizing coaches and gearbags. Also, our thanks to Clement Smith of the Limerick Senior hurling team, who took the time to attend and give his coaching and advice to all those who participated.
Our Under16 hurlers suffered a heavy defeat against Ahane and as a result will not be contesting the knock-out stages of this competition. However, we will be participating in the shield competition which is run off between the bottom four teams in the premier group.
Our U14 footballers will play Claughaun on Monday 9’th August in the City B Final at a venue to be decided.
Our under14 hurlers are through to the City Final against Na Piarsaigh to be played later this month. Our Minor Hurlers play Doon this Friday night August 6th @7:30 in Doon in the County Championship.
Thursday, 29’th of July 2004

The Club is setting up a text messaging service whereby we can contact members and supporters to give them information with regard to fixtures and upcoming events in the Club. Anyone wishing to avail of this service shound send an e-mail to patrick.d[email protected] or telephone 086-2935837 with details of your name and mobile number.
Our Intermediate hurlers take pride of place this week following two great victories. Firstly, we took on Cappamore on Thursday last in Caherconlish in the 2’nd round of the County Championship. This was a well contested match all through and Cappamore had the better of the first half leading 1-5 to 0-5 @ halftime, having scored a goal in the first minute. Our lads were made to dig deep in the second half before running out winners 1-14 to 1-8. Scorers: Dessie Foley (0-7), Peter Harty (0-3), Christopher Fitzgerald (1-0), Liam Scully, Vincent O’ Doherty (0-1) each, and Ed Geary (0-2).
On Sunday night we took on Old Christians in the City Intermediate Hurling Championship Final. Once again we got off to a poor start conceding 1-1 in the first two minutes. However, we played our way back into the game and were level 0-6 to 1-3 at the break. A much improved second half saw us fire over 12 points to run out winners 0-18 to 2-5. Pat Dundon (captain) received the intermediate trophy on behalf of the team for the first time in Clubs history. Team: Damien Gillane, Derek Mackessy, Wesley Morrissey, William O’Dea, Dessie Foley (0-3), John Fitzgerald, Pat Dundon, Paul Carey, Vincent O’ Doherty, Alan Enright (0-1), Raymond Fitzgerald, Edward Geary (0-2), Liam Scully, Fergal Byrnes (0-4), Peter Harty (0-7), Timmy Sheahan (0-1), Kevin O’ Reilly. Our next competitive outing is on August 15’th against Ballybricken in the County Championship.
Our U14 Footballers had a good win over Ballybrown in the City Semi-Final this Monday. Our U16 Hurlers play Ahane this Friday July 30th @ 7:30 in Ahane. Our Junior Footballers play Na Piarsaigh on Thursday 29’th July in the City Championship @ 7:30
Thursday, 22’nd of July 2004

Our Intermediate Hurlers take on Cappamore in the County Championship on Thursday 22nd July at 7:30pm in Caherconlish. They also take on Old Christians on Sunday 25th July in Mungret at 6pm to decide the City Final.

Our Minor Hurlers play Kilmallock on Friday 23rd at 7:30pm in Patrickswell in the County Championship. Our Senior hurlers are through to the County quarter finals following their draw with Kilmallock.

Our Junior Camogie Team lined out against Milford in the 1st round of the championship on Thurs 15th July and won 5-6 to 2-8. Scorers for Patrickswell: Siobhan Jordan(2 goals), Ciara Ryan(1-5), Linda Moran (2 goals), Christine Carroll (1 point). We are now through to the County Semi Final against Na Piarsaigh. Date to be decided.

Then on Monday 19th July our Junior Camogie team were out against Granagh/Ballingarry in the Senior B Championship which they lost 1-3 to 4-9.

Well Done to our Senior Hurlers on qualifying for the County Quarter Finals.

 

Thursday, 15’th of July 2004

Our Junior Camogie Team are at home to Milford on this Thursday July 15th @7:00 pm in the first round of the County Championship. Your support would be appreciated. Our Senior Hurlers are out on Friday 16th @7:30 pm in Bruff when we play Killmallock in the County Championship.

On Saturday last our Junior B Hurlers continued their good form by defeating Old Christians by a single point in the City Championship 3-8 to 3-7. Team: Peter Nash, Mark Griffin, Mark O’Connor, Pat Costello, Paudie O’Brien, Garry Purcell, Pa Mann, Jeffrey Foley, Robert Foley, Kieran Kennedy, Sean Enright (0-2), Peter Harty (0-5), Pat Purcell (1-0), Brian Mulqueen (1-0), Michael O’Neill (1-1), Daniel Buston, Thomas Enright, John Touhy, Sean Buston. Padraig O’Brien gave an outstanding display at wingback.

Our minor Hurlers recorded a good win over Ballybrown 5-6 to 1-6 with the highlight being a great performance from Timmy Sheahan who scored four goals and one point (4-1).
Our Intermediate Hurlers are through to the City Final against Old Christians having defeated Crecora in the Semi-Final 2-14 to 1-5 in a well contested game.
Thursday, 8’th of July 2004

Our Club is organising a Summer Camp which commences on 27’th of July and runs for a full week Monday to Friday. We will have qualified coaches to coach hurling and football to boys and girls. All are welcome. Fee of €30 can be payed at Saturday training or to Tom O’ Brien 061-355791. Each participant will recieve a gearbag.
Tickets for Sundays Munster Final will be on sale in the clubhouse at 8:30 on Thursday 8’th of July; a commitee meeting will follow at 9:00. Our Intermediate Hurlers had a good win over Mungret 3-10 to 1-15 in the City Championship. We now meet Crecora in the semi-final on Monday next.
The Minor Hurlers meet Ballybrown on Friday 9’th of July in Ballybrown.
Thursday, 1’st of July 2004

Congratulation to Erica Balfry who played in Thurles on Sunday last before the Munster Final in the mini sevens competition. Erica lined out at corner back in the Waterford colours and gave a great display.
Our Juvenile Club are busy organising the annual summer camp which commences on Monday 26’th of July and runs for a week. The camp is open to girls and boys for football and hurling and the fee of €30 can be paid at Saturday training, or to Tom O’Brien.
Our U14 hurlers are through to the City Final following a good win over Kildimo on a scoreline of  3-13 to 2-2.
Well done to our U13 footballers who won their section in the City Blitz defeating Milford in the Final.
Our Intermediate hurlers played out a draw with Mungret in the City Championship. Having played with the breeze and dominated the possession stakes we still managed to trail by 5 points to 4 at the break due mainly to our obsession with trying to score goals, with points for the taking. The second half saw Mungret take control and they went into a five point lead. However, our lads dug deep in the last quarter and showed great character to play their way back into the game. A Peter Harty point signalled the revival and this was followed by points from Raymond Fitzgerald (0-2) Edward Geary and Des Foley (0-2). Final score was 11 points each. The replay is fixed for Kildimo on Thursday 1’st of July @ 7:30.
Our Minor hurlers returned to duty after the exam break and got straight into the winning groove with a fine performance to beat Dromin-Athlacca 4-12 to 0-4. Their next game is away to Ballybrown next weekend.
Thursday, 17’th of June 2004

Our club hosted a round of Feile Peil Na Mumhan on Saturday last. Taking part were teams from Kilrosanty (Waterford), Askeaton-Ballysteen, Hospital-Herbertstown and Patrickswell. We played Askeaton in the first game and had a good victory. Our second match was against Hospital-Herbertstown in which we were defeated by two points, having been seven points down at one stage. Our next match against the Waterford boys was a classic which we just managed to win by the narrowest of margins. At the end of the competition Hospital, Kilrosanty and ourselves were level on 4 points each, so the result had to be decided by a penalty shootout. A super save by Thomas Nolan followed by a superbly struck penalty by Nigel Foley put us in pole position and Shane Quinlan ensured our passage to the final with the last penalty. We then went to Askeaton to take part in the parade and went from there to Croagh to compete in the final against Na Piarsaigh. We gave a good display in the final but had to concede defeat to a stronger Na Piarsaigh outfit. A great day was had by all.
Sunday next sees the spotlight switched to our U10s who will take part in the City Blitz U10 hurling @ the Gaelic Grounds. For further information contact U10s management.
Our Junior Hurlers meet Ballybrown in the City League Final on Saturday 19’th in Claughaun @ 8:00.
Our U14 footballers are away to Pallaskenry on Monday 21’st in the City Championship.
Our U12 Hurlers play Ballybrown on Thursday 17’th @ 6:30 at home.
The Intermediate Hurlers play Munngret on Wednesday 23’rd June @ 8:00 in Rathbane in the City Championship.
Thursday, 10’th of June 2004

Congratulations to John McDermott, Bernadette Gavin and Liam Breen who were winners in last months Limerick Development Draw of €3,000, €650 and €150, respectively.
Our Intermediate Hurlers are at home to Bruff on Thursday 10’th June @ 8:00 in our last game of the All County League.
On Saturday next June 12’th, Patrickswell will host a round of the U14 Feile Peil Na Mumhan. Our U14s will be competing against three other teams with the winner going forward to the Finals to be played on Saturday evening in Croagh.
Our U14 hurlers were beaten in the City League Final by Na Piarsaigh but continue their involvement in the ACL. The U12s are still playing in the City League and ACL.

All fixtures can be obtained from team management or on the web at www.patrickswellgaa.com
Thursday, 3’rd of June 2004

Our senior hurlers take on Murroe-Boher in the first round of the County Championship on Friday, June 4th at 7.30, in Bruff.  Our Intermediate hurlers play Dromin-Athlacca on Saturday, June 5th, at 7.45, in Feenagh, also in the first round of the County Championship.

Our U14 hurlers defeated Mungret on Monday evening in a great game played in wet conditions in Mungret.  We led at half-time by 1-3 to 0-2 and ran out eventual winners 2-4 to 1-2.  We had outstanding performances from Jamie Daly in goals, Brendan Buston, Thomas Nolan, Liam Leahy, Shane Quinlan and Gerard Buston; Laurence Considine scored 2-2 and Ger Buston got the other two points. We now meet Na Piarsaigh in the City League Final this weekend.

Following our victory over Na Piarsaigh in the City Junior League semi-final, we will meet Ballybrown in the Final on Sunday, June 13.

Well done to Keith Hurley (repesenting Patrickswell N.S.) and Seán O Brien (representing Crecora N.S.) who both played with the Limerick Primary Game team which defeated Cork on Sunday last in Páirc na nGael.

Patrickswell school teams have been doing very well in their four competitions.  The Olo Cup team (Under 13’s) has qualified to meet Monaleen N.S. in the semi final.  The Under 11-and-a-half team has reached the U-11.5 final, just like the  school’s unbeaten camogie team which has reached the camogie final.  The school’s very skilful Under 10 hurling team was defeated in the semi-final by JFK school.

 

Thursday, 20’th of May 2004

Our Junior Hurlers got off to a good start with a comprehensive win over Claughaun. They play Monaleen this Wednesday and Pallaskenry away on Saturday May 22’nd at 7.00. Our Under 12’s recorded a good win in the All County League defeating St.Patricks 2-8 to 0-2. Team: Colm Buston, Diarmuid Byrnes, James Keane, Liam Kiely, Jack Kelleher, Kevin Kelleher, Kevin O’Brien, David O’ Grady, Andrew Carroll, David Carroll (0-2), John Long, Mark Carmody (0-3), Darragh Heffernan, Kelvin Lynch, Jordan Delee (2-2), James Carrig (0-1). They play Croom on Thursday May 20’th in Croom and are away to Claughaun on Saturday 22’nd @ 6.30.

Our Intermediate Hurlers play Monaleen this Thursday in Patrickswell @ 7.30 in the All County League.

Congratulations to Laurance Considine, Shane Quinlan, John O’ Reagan, Gerard Buston and Cian Phillips who were part of the St.Clements College hurling team that won the Gary Kirby Cup beating Newport on a scoreline of 5-3 to 1-4 in Rathbane.

Our Under 14 hurlers are away to Na Piarsaigh this Sunday 23’rd @ 11.00 and Mungret at home on Monday 24’th @ 7.00.

For Further information visit our website at www.patrickswellgaa.com
Thursday, 29’th of April 2004

It promises to be a great Bank Holiday weekend in Patrickswell. Our Camogie team get the ball rolling on Sunday next, May 2’nd when they take on Adare in the Intermediate County League Final.  They had a great victory over Crecora in the Semi-Final last Saturday evening in Patrickswell, winning by   4 – 03 to 0 – 05.
On Monday May 3’rd Patrickswell GAA are going to the Races in Patrickswell. It promises to be a great day out beginning at 1.00 pm with a meal, followed by a great day’s racing, with Michael Hourigan and Babs Keating  to help us pick the winners.

Refreshments and after race entertainment will also be provided.  All this for 50 Euro’s and tickets can be purchased prior to the event from Christy Murphy, Mike McDermott and Oliver Mann. This event is our main fundraiser for the year, and we look forward to a great day out with family and friends. We will have our own private suite and tables of ten can also be pre-booked. See you all there.

The Club would like to congratulate Alan Murray, Eoin McNamara, Jason Murphy, Pa Mann, Timmy Sheehan, Aidan Scanlon, James Mann and Stephen Fenton who helped St. Clements College to win the Keane Cup U18 ‘A’ Limerick Colleges Competition against Doon.
Hurling training for Under 8’s and Under 10’s continues every Saturday at 2.30 pm on the field.
Thursday, 22’nd of April 2004

Our Intermediate Camogie Team are through to a County League Semi-Final.  On Saturday 24’th April where we play Crecora in Patrickswell at 7.00.  We wish them the best of luck.
Our Intermediate Hurlers performed much better in the second round of the All County League but lost by three points to Ahane 1-11 tp 1-08.  We led for most of the second half but Ahane scored a late goal to take the points. Our next match is on Thursday 29’th of April away to Bruree.

Our Under 16’s had a very good win in their first championship match against Mungret. Having played with the aid of the breeze in the first half we went in leading 3-04 to 0-0 . However we had to survive a spirited Mungret revival in the second half and held out for a two point win 3-06 to 1-10.  We play St. Patricks in the second round on Saturday April 24’th at 4.30 in Patrickswell.
Our Under 21’s bowed out of he City Championship on Saturday after a very good performance against Na Piarsaigh who won 1-12 to 0-12.  Scorers:  Brian Murray 0-8, Fergal Byrnes 0-2, Michael O’Neill 0-1 and Aidan Scanlon 0-1 .
Our Minor Hurlers got their campaign off to a good start with a win over St. Ita’s 4-13 to 0-8. Scorers: T. Sheehan 3-0, A. Murray 0-7,  A. O’ Dea 0-3, F. Byrnes 0-2,  A. Scanlan 1-0 and S. Ryan 0-1. We now meet  Na Piarsaigh on this Friday Night 23rd April at 7.00 in Na Piarsaigh.
Thursday, 15’th of April 2004

Saturday next 17/04/04 the Juvenile club are holding their open day for all  U10’s.  The day begins at 2.30 pm with registration of all players from 6 – 10 years, this will be followed by a day of Fun and Sport.  All are Welcome.
Our   Camogie Team have reached the Semi-Final stage of the Intermediate League.  They had  two good wins over Na Piarsaigh and Galbally.
Our Intermediate Hurlers play Ahane in the League on this Thursday April 15’th at 7.00 pm in Patrickswell.
Our  Minor Hurlers begin their Championship with a Home game against St Ita’s on Friday 16’th April @ 7.15 pm.
Our U21 Hurlers play NaPiarsaigh on Saturday 17th @ 6.30 in Claughan Pitch.  Winners go through to City Final.
Our U14 and U12 teams are busy playing in their Football leagues at the moment.
On Bank Holiday Monday last our U13 hurlers travelled to Douglas in Cork to an invitational Tournament. They played the host club Douglas in their first match which they won.  Their next game was against  Sarsfields of Cork which they drew.  They then played Moycarkey of Tipperary, they were beaten in this game and Moycarkey emerged as eventual winners of the tournament.
Panel: Niall Carrig, James Keane,  Liam Leahy, John Long, Dean Cawley, Diarmuid Byrnes, Jack Kelleher, Keith Hurley, Brian Buston,  David O’ Grady,  Darragh Heffernan, David Carroll,   Kevin O’ Brien, Ned Harty, Jamie Daly, Stephen Fitzgerald, Mark Carmody, Nigel Foley, Colm Buston, Sean O’ Brien, Jordan Delee and Thomas Nolan.
There were great performances from Nigel Foley, Jack Kelleher, James Keane, Dean Cawley, and Diarmuid Byrnes in defence and Niall Carrig and Thomas Nolan in attack.  Those to get the scores on the day were David Carroll, Sean O’ Brien, Mark Carmody, Keith Hurley, and Kevin O’Brien .
Lunch was provided by the host club and a great day was had by all.

Our U16 hurlers had a great victory over Mungret in their first championship game played in atrocious weather conditions in Mungret. We played with the aid of a breeze in the first half and went in leading 3-4 to 0-0 at the break. Playing into a very strong breeze and driving rain in the second half we managed to score 2 points and won by a two point margin 3-6 to 1-10 against a physically stronger mungret team. Team: Owen Bennis, Paul Darcy, James Mann, Gearoid Balfry, John O’ Regan, Brian Byrnes, Ian Kelleher, Thomas O’ Brien, Thomas O’ Neill, Shane Quinlan, Michael Conway, Ger Buston, Bobby Harty, Billy Dean, Laurence Considine.
Thursday, 1’st of April 2004

Our fundraising committee is busy organising the Patrickswell GAA Raceday to be held in Greenmount Park racecourse on Monday May 3’rd. It promises to be a great day out with admission to races, a three course meal, an expert tipster for racing, and after-race entertainment all for 50 euros.
Our U 14 hurlers play Na Piarsaigh on Friday April 2’nd @ 6:30 in the City final of Feile Na nGael in Mungret.
The U 21 hurlers play Ballybrown in Clarina @ 6:00 on Saturday 3’rd of April for a place in the City Final.
Our senior hurlers begin their All County League campaign on Tuesday April 6’th away to Kileedy.
Our U 14 footballers had a big victory over Ballybrown on Monday evening in the City League. The U 13 hurlers are taking part in a tournament in Na Piarsaigh, Co. Cork on Easter Monday. There will be four Cork teams and one team from each munster county involved. Well done to Sean Hayes on winning €6,300 in the weekly lotto on Monday night last.
Thursday, 25’th of March 2004

Our u21s had a very busy week. On Wednesday we played Ballybrown in a game which we simply had to win to maintain our interest in the competition. In a well contested game we ran out deserved winners 2-11 to 0-9 scoring a goal in each half from Sean Enright and Brian Murray. We went on to play Na Piarsaigh on Saturday and reversed the result of the first meeting. A Declan O’Reilly goal set us on our way and we won by two points 1-10 to 0-11. Our next game is against Ballybrown in Clarina at a time to be decided. Our u14s had a great win in the Féile semi final defeating Mungret. The sides were level at half-time 2-2 to 1-5 but we put in a very good second half and ran out winners 4-8 to 1-5. We play Na Piarsaigh in the final on a date as yet unknown. Best of luck to our Scór contestants in the Munster Final this Saturday in Templemore. The intermediate hurlers take on Adare in the All County League on Tuesday next March 30th @ 6:45 pm in Adare.
Thursday, 18’th of March 2004

Our Club has gone online and can be contacted at www.patrickswellgaa.com. Pa Dundon is in charge of the site and all information or queries should be directed to him.
Our under 14 hurlers defeated neighbours Ballybrown last week to qualify for the City semi-final of Feile. That match is against Mungret on Sunday next March 21st @ 11.00 in Mungret.
Our under 21 hurlers play Ballybrown on St Patricks Day and play Na Piarsaigh  on Saturday 20th of March @ 4.45 in the City Championship.
Our Scor team took part in the County Finals and won the Novelty Act and Recitation.  We wish them the best of luck in the Munster Finals on Saturday March 27th in Templemore.
Our School is currently organising a unique hurling competition which will be kindly sponsored by local leading horse trainer Michael Hourigan.