PATRICKSELL GAA CLUB NOTES
SENIOR HURLERS: Patrickswell reached the Senior Championship final after a gritty victory over Doon. The East Men scored the opening point of the match before Diarmaid Byrnes replied with a free. Doon edged ahead once again, but points from Josh Considine and Aaron Gillane established a 0-3 to 0-2 lead for Patrickswell by the 10th minute. Our opponents produced two fresh points; however Aaron Gillane responded with a free to equalise at 0-4 apiece. The middle of the first half saw a reduced rate of scoring. Doon crept ahead with another point, but they were undone by a Kevin O’Brien goal that took a wicked deflection to wrongfoot their goalkeeper. After 22 minutes, the ‘Well led by 1-4 to 0-5. Doon reduced the arrears with two successive points, although Diarmaid Byrnes and Kevin O’Brien cancelled them out with another pair of points. The half-time score was 1-6 to 0-7.
At the start of the second half, Kevin O’Brien broke through the Doon defence and closed in on goal. He chose the unselfish option and crossed to Jason Gillane, who buried the chance. Kevin O’Brien followed up with a point five minutes later and Ciaran Carey’s men were 2-7 to 0-7 ahead. Doon closed the margin to four points with a brace of scores, but Jack Kelleher, Aaron Gillane and Diarmaid Byrnes notched unanswered points to build a larger 2-10 to 0-9 lead by the 45th minute. Doon were frustrated in their attempt to close the gap as both teams scored three points apiece (Aaron Gillane, Cian Lynch and Tom O’Brien). In the closing five minutes, Doon narrowed the scoreline with two points and cut the deficit to 2-13 to 0-14. Kevin O’Brien struck the ‘Well’s last point before Doon closed the scoring at 2-14 to 0-15. Congratulations to the players and management.
JUNIOR A HURLERS: Patrickswell met Mungret in the City Junior Championship semi-final replay and made no mistake at the second attempt. The ‘Well started brightly and accrued two points within seven minutes. Mungret pulled a point back, but they were shocked by an incredible salvo of 1-11 without reply before half-time. Peter Harty scored 1-2 and there were more points from Jonathan McMahon (0-3), David Woulfe (0-3) and Barry Foley. The half-time score was a comprehensive 1-13 to 0-1 lead.
There was no respite for Mungret at the start of the second half as Barry Foley and Aaron Carmody struck goals to increase the advantage to 3-14 to 0-1. There were no further scores for a spell of fifteen minutes, but the lull was ended by goals from Clive Kirby and Gavin Carey. Clive Kirby added another point and Patrickswell led by 5-15 to 0-1. Mungret got a consolation point, before David Woulfe ended the match with a point. The result was a 5-16 to 0-2 win. Patrickswell are scheduled to play Claughaun in the City Final on Thursday September 26 at 8pm in Rhebogue.
CLUB LOTTO: Lotto results for the week ending Monday September 16 were as follows. The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 8 and 21. The Bonus was 10. The Lucky Dips were €100 for the Roberts Family, €50 for Susan Punch and €20 each for Niamh Ryan, Jackie Adams, Margaret Maune, Mairead Ryan and Elizabeth Lyne.The next draw on Monday September 23 will be held in Curran’s Bar. The jackpot is €3,200.