City Senior Hurling Championship:
Patrickswell and Ballybrown contested the semi-final of the City sSenior hurling championship in Patrickswell on Good Friday evening last. With both sides being short a number of regulars for various reasons this was an opportunity for those on the fringes to step up and seize their opportunity with county championship only a few weeks away. The half time score saw Patrickswell two points in arrears this despite the efforts of Barry Foley who rolled back the years to fire a couple of great points. Ballybrown had Killian Gavin and Andrew Cliffe taking charge and were hoping to press on their slim advantage in the second Period. Ballybrown lost both midfielders early in this period and this had a severe impact on their play from then on as they struggled to find any kind of rhythm in their play. Patrickswell took control and with Andrew Carroll and Barry Foley to the fore they eventually won on a scoreline of Patrickswell 0-16 Ballybrown 0-14. Neither side will be too excited as to how this game played out but if nothing else it proved that there is serious work ahead in the next few weeks.
City Junior A Hurling League:
Clarina was the venue for the meeting of Ballybrown and Patrickswell in the first round of the City Junior A hurling league. Patrickswell from the very start had the upper hand in this game with Killian O’Reilly to the fore with a few well taken points. Patrickswell went in at the interval leading by 1-10 to 0-3. The second half saw a number of changes for Ballybrown and in fairness they improved dramatically from what we saw in the first half. Both sides scores eight points in this half to see the final score Patrickswell 1-18 to Ballybrown 0-11. Peter Harty was the big difference between the sides as he tormented the Ballybrown defence all evening.