SENIOR HURLERS: The Senior hurlers overcame Ahane in a high-scoring Championship match at Caherconlish. For the first fifteen minutes, the teams traded five points apiece (Diarmaid Byrnes 0-2, Patrick Kirby 0-2 and Jordan Higgins) before Jack Kelleher notched two points to build a 0-7 to 0-5 advantage. Ahane had a flurry of three points in three minutes, but the ‘Well replied with three points via Aaron Gillane, Seanie O’Brien and Mark Carmody. By the 25th minute, Patrickswell were ahead by 0-10 to 0-8. Jordan Higgins’ goal before the interval was a key moment as John O’Meara’s men reached half-time at 1-12 to 0-10 ahead.
The second half was barely a minute old when Jordan Higgins’ second goal established an eight-point lead. Over the next ten minutes, the sides traded three points each. The 40th minute score was 2-15 to 0-13. Darragh Ahern’s point increased the lead to nine points, but Ahane accrued another three points in ten minutes. In the 50th minute Patrickswell led by 2-16 to 0-16. We closed out the match with points from Seanie O’Brien, Patrick Kirby and Calvin Carroll to claim a 2-19 to 0-20 win.
JUNIOR A HURLERS: Patrickswell maintained its 100% record with a hard-fought win against Kilteely Dromkeen. Our opponents scored two points in the first three minutes, before Patrickswell’s reply of five points in eight minutes (Eoin Harmon 0-2, Gavin Carey, Cian O’Gorman and Jamie Dillon). Kilteely responded with two points, but Cian O’Gorman’s goal and Eoin Harmon’s point cemented a 1-6 to 0-4 lead after 15 minutes. The East men dominated the latter stages of the first half and their haul of 1-4 to Patrickswell’s two points meant that we were inseparable at 1-8 each.
In the opening ten minutes of the second half, the teams were level pegging as three more points extra were accrued. Patrickswell had an important purple patch of five points in five minutes from Jamie Dillon 0-2, Eoin Harmon 0-2 and David Woulfe. The tide seemed to have turned, but Kilteely Dromkeen scored a second goal to reduce the deficit to 1-16 to 2-11. Patrickswell edged the next ten minutes as Jamie Dillon stole a second goal and Eoin Harmon contributed four points. By the 55th minute, the margin was 2-20 to 2-12. However the lead was never fully secured and Kilteely Dromkeen bossed the last seven minutes with a haul of 1-4 to Jamie Dillon’s solitary point. Thankfully the ‘Well held firm to win by 2-21 to 3-16.
JUNIOR B HURLERS: The Junior B hurlers hung on for a draw against Monaleen in a game they might have won, but could have lost. Patrickswell roared out of the traps and scored seven points in the first ten minutes. While the rate of scoring slowed down, the ‘Well were comfortably ahead by 0-13 to 0-6 at half-time.
By the 45th minute, Patrickswell had a seemingly unassailable 0-17 to 0-8 lead. However Monaleen scored a goal to trim the deficit to six points. Barry Foley’s point was met with three points in three minutes from Monaleen, while Aidan Scanlon’s point in the 50th minute was countered by five points in succession. As Monaleen pushed for a winner, the clock ran out and the teams settled for a 0-19 to 1-16 draw.
CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Tuesday August 2 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 16 and 29. The bonus number was 27. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Mary Darcy and the €20 prizes were claimed by James Lynch, Padraig Punch, Olive Fahy, Mary & Emma O’Reilly and C McNally. This week’s jackpot is €17,200.