INTERMEDIATE HURLERS: The Intermediate hurlers faced a busy week with two matches in three days. On the visit to Claughaun, Peter Harty put Patrickswell ahead with two points in the opening ten minutes. Claughaun struck back with a goal and four points to surge ahead by five points after twenty minutes. The rest of the first half saw the teams share two points apiece and Patrickswell trailed by 1-6 to 0-4 at the interval.
In the opening segment of the second half, both sides scored a point before Patrickswell burst to life with a goal (Gavin Carey) and three points without reply. There was fifteen minutes left and the ‘Well led by 1-8 to 1-7. There were three more points each before the match entered stoppage time with Patrickswell still ahead by 1-11 to 1-10. Unfortunately, the concession of three frees during injury time cost the visitors deeply. Claughaun snatched a 1-13 to 1-11 victory at the death.
Against Crecora away, Cian Enright scored a point within seconds of the first whistle. Our hosts responded with three points, but Patrickswell bounced back with a string of five unanswered points. The score after fifteen minutes was 0-6 to 0-3 in our favour. Crecora put the ‘Well on the back foot with a salvo of a goal and two points in a short three-minute window. The remainder of the first half was relatively even as Crecora reached the break 1-6 to 0-8 ahead.
Crecora dominated the opening phase of the second half and outscored Patrickswell by six points to one point before the 40th minute. The ‘Well now trailed by six points at 1-12 to 0-9. When Patrickswell reduced the deficit to four points, the home team finally slammed the door with a goal and point within sixty seconds. There were ten minutes left and we trailed by 2-13 to 0-11. The final stages were low scoring and both teams only managed another point each.
CON AND ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL STAKES: The Camogie Club were delighted that their nominated greyhound, Magical Kuba, won second place in the final of the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial. Sponsored by the McManus family, this is a very generous gesture of support to Limerick GAA and Camogie clubs.
LIMERICK HURLERS: Congratulations to Aaron Gillane and Diarmaid Byrnes for their role in Limerick’s great victory over Waterford. Additionally, well done to Aaron for being awarded Centra Man of the Match. We wish Cian the best for his speedy recovery from injury.
CAMOGIE FEILE: The Camogie girls battled magnificently and chalked up large wins over Newcastle West and St. Aibhes. Unfortunately, the girls were defeated by a strong Templeglantine team.
MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now due for 2022. Every player, both adult and youth, must be a registered member to train and play for the club. It is mandatory for insurance purposes. Non-playing members are also invited to renew. You can pay your membership fee online at foireann.ie or returntoplay.gaa.ie. The most common types are Adult €60, Juvenile €40 and Family €120. There will also be in-person membership clinics.
CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Tuesday April 19 was not won. The numbers drawn were 7, 12, 21 and 23. The bonus number was 13. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Josh Adams and the €20 prizes were claimed by Dermot Purcell, James McNamara, Eamon O’Connor, Elizabeth Reynolds and Ronan Tierney. This week’s jackpot is €14,200.