PATRICKSWELL GAA CLUB NOTES
INTER-COUNTY HURLERS: Congratulations to Limerick’s senior hurlers, who produced a memorable performance to defeat Cork in the All-Ireland Final at Croke Park. We are extremely proud of Patrickswell’s contribution to the success and the roles played by Cian Lynch, Aaron Gillane, Diarmaid Byrnes and Jason Gillane in the victory. In addition, we are delighted that Cian Lynch was honoured with a Man of the Match award for his superb performance.
UNDER 19 HURLERS: Patrickswell produced a stunning late revival to snatch a draw in the Premier Hurling Championship at home to Monaleen. The visitors scored the opening point in the first minute before John Kirby and Patrick Kirby put Patrickswell 0-2 to 0-1 ahead by the fifth minute. Monaleen rattled their hosts with a point and a goal in the space of two minutes to restore a 1-2 to 0-2 lead. However, the next ten minutes belonged to the ‘Well. Sam McNamara notched a fine point and Patrick Kirby added two additional points before his low penalty eluded the Monaleen goalkeeper. At the first half water break, Patrickswell were ahead by 1-5 to 1-2. After the restart, Patrick Kirby’s two points were matched by Monaleen. The latter stages of the first half were largely dominated by Monaleen as they plundered 1-6 in a devastating ten-minute surge. Patrick Kirby’s free point was the sole response in that timeframe. By half-time, Monaleen were five points ahead at 2-10 to 1-8.
The early stages of the second half were keenly contested. Patrickswell attempted to erode the Monaleen lead, but they were matched every step of the way. In the next seventeen minutes, both teams accumulated another five points and the scoreline was 2-15 to 1-13. Monaleen scored an important point before the water break and they looked in charge with a six-point lead of 2-16 to 1-13 with ten minutes left. The ‘Well were unwilling to concede defeat and worried Monaleen with a goal and two points in a mere three minutes. John Kirby’s drive had crept into the Monaleen net and this breakthrough was followed by fresh points from John Kirby and Eoin Harmon. There were seven minutes left and the deficit was slashed to a single point at 2-16 to 2-15. Monaleen recovered from the blow and consolidated their position with two more points during these seven minutes, while preventing Patrickswell from scoring. At the end of normal time, the visitors were 2-18 to 2-15 ahead. During injury time, Patrick Kirby’s point was bettered by two points in a minute from Monaleen. The scoreline in the 63rd minute was 2-20 to 2-16 to Monaleen and the clock was running out. Patrick Kirby added another point in the 65th minute to set up an unlikely grand finale. Patrickswell’s final hopes rested on a late free that was awarded twenty yards out in a central position. Monaleen packed their goalmouth in a bid to close every angle. Patrick Kirby stepped up to the sliotar and dispatched a fierce drive that evaded the Monaleen goalkeepers and defenders. As the net rippled with an equaliser, the referee blew the final whistle on a 3-17 to 2-20 draw.
CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday August 16 was not won. The numbers drawn were 13, 16, 17 and 21. The bonus number was 24. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Edward Hayes and the €20 prizes were claimed by Yasmin Delee, Helen Hayes, Shauna Doran, Jackie Fitzgerald and The Boys c/o Kieran McCarthy. This week’s jackpot is €7,400.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: August’s draw will take place this Saturday August 28 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select “Patrickswell” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there are five draws remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.
August’s exclusive Star Prize is a two-night stay at the prestigious Ashford Castle. As Ireland’s first and only Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The prize includes bed & breakfast in a Corrib room, Table d’Hote dinner in the George V Dining Room on one night and a Corrib Cruise for two guests aboard the Isle of Innisfree. The prize is based on two people sharing. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.