Patrickswell G.A.A. Club Notes:

U14 Hurling:

Patrickswell travelled to Martinstown for their Feile match against Cois Laoi Gaels. The game was played in very breezy conditions, which made the match a traditional ‘game of two halves”. Patrickswell played into the stiff breeze, but managed to strike the first point. Cois Laoi Gaels began to take advantage of the elements and raced into a 1-2 to 0-1 lead. However the ‘Well responded with three consecutive points and closed the gap to 1-2 to 0-4. Unfortunately the ‘Well were hemmed in for the remainder of the first half as their opponents built a 3-7 to 0-5 interval gap.
The second half saw a spirited revival by Patrickswell as they played with the wind at their backs. There were two goals and two points to slash the deficit to 3-8 to 2-7 with five minutes left. Cois Laoi managed to weather the storm and held on to win by 3-9 to 2-7. Hard luck to the players and management.
Camogie News:

Our newly formed Committee, under the leadership of the enthuasiastic Louise O’Donnell, is looking forward to continued development of camogie within the area. We are very fortunate to have Aedin Foley take on the task of Secretary from Dave Hennessy, who did a tremendous job last year.
Membership forms and fees are up for renewal and will be available at the clubhouse during “Membership Clinics”.
Our Chairperson is Louise O’Donnell, Secretary Aedin Foley, Treasurer Gloria O’Donnell, Registrar Catherine Fitzgerald, PRO Marie Carroll and Child Welfare Officer Maureen O’Grady.
Below is a list of coaches and training times. The U6s will be coached by Shirley Balfry and train on Fridays from 6pm to 7pm when the clocks change. The U-8s will also train from 6pm to 7pm on Fridays after the clock change under the tutelage of Louise O’Donnell and Finbarr O’Brien.
Our U10s train on Fridays from 6pm to 7pm after the clock change with Maureen O’Grady, Mairead Dillon and Carol Lynch at the helm. The U12 training times have not been announced yet however Rose Kelleher, Mary O’Neill and Louise Bennis are the coaches.
Patrickswell U14s training is to be announced. Veronica Ryan, Dominic Harmon and Betty Ann Feasy will be in charge. Our U16 girls will amalgamate with Ballybrown, with Declan Gillane as manager.
The minors are coached by Kevin O’Brien and the Juniors train on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8.15pm to 9.15pm. The management team is Declan Gillane, Louise Foley, Kevin O’Brien and Gearoid Balfry.
Our Junior players have been great at helping out with our underage teams and this will continue again this season with Chelsea, Sarah, Shannon, Emma and Jane coming on board and showing their skills.
Clothes Collection:

A clothing collection in aid of Patrickswell Camogie club will take place Saturday April 22nd.
The collection points are Patrickswell clubhouse and Patrickswell National School Hall (until April 7 as school will close for Easter Holidays).
You can donate clothes (clean & dry), paired shoes, runners (tied), handbags and belts. We won’t be able will to accept duvets, pillows, sheets or bedding.
For more information or to arrange collection, please contact Louise O’Donnell 0860406879, Aedin Foley 087-6328363 or Gloria O’Donnell 086-3830668. Your support is greatly appreciated.
While you were busy going through the wardrobes and drawing spring cleaning for our fundraiser, if you happen to come across any helmets, we would gladly accept them.
Funday:

On Saturday March 25th, the Juvenile and Camogie clubs are hosting a Fun Day for boys and girls aged between 5 and 10 years old. The day is free and runs from 1.30pm to 3pm. The children will get the chance to train with our County champions and camogie stars.