UNDER 21 HURLERS: The U-21 hurlers were eliminated from the Premier Hurling Championship after defeat to Na Piarsaigh in the quarter-final. Patrickswell started brightly and Calvin Carroll scored the opening point after one minute. There was little to separate the teams during the first ten minutes and Jason Gillane’s free increased the Patrickswell advantage to two points. Na Piarsaigh’s first point was swiftly followed by a damaging goal and Patrickswell were suddenly behind by 1-1 to 0-2. Before the water break, Jason Gillane and John Kirby added points to restore parity at 0-4 to 1-1. Immediately after the restart, Jason Gillane notched a pair of points to establish at 0-6 to 1-1 margin. Na Piarsaigh closed the deficit with a point and then changed the course of the match with two crushing goals in sixty seconds. The Caherdavin men were now in control at 3-2 to 0-6 after 25 minutes. Unfortunately for Patrickswell, the next three points were for Na Piarsaigh and it took Patrick Kirby’s point on the stroke of half-time to stop the onslaught. The interval score was arrears of 3-5 to 0-7.
Jason Gillane popped up with the first point of the second half, but Na Piarsaigh muted Patrickswell and helped themselves to four consecutive points and a fourth goal to reach the last water break with an unassailable thirteen-point lead of 4-9 to 0-8. John Kirby’s point and Cian Fitzgerald’s goal gave Patrickswell a brief lifeline when the scoreline was improved to 4-9 to 1-9. Over the next five minutes, the teams exchanged a goal and a point apiece (Jason Gillane 1-1). The clock was in its 55th minute and the Light Blues were 5-10 to 2-10 ahead. Na Piarsaigh closed out the match with two points to put the gloss on a 5-12 to 2-10 victory. Hard luck to the players and management.
CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday November 22 was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 19 and 22. The bonus number was 25. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Timmy O’Reilly and the €20 prizes were claimed by Mary Ryan, The Thursday Club, Helen Hayes, Kelly Caulfield and Dermot Purcell. This week’s jackpot is €10,200.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: December’s draw will take place on Saturday December 11 during the Live 95FM Sports Programme between 10am and 11am. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link and select “Patrickswell” as the club you wish to support and the number of draws that you wish to sign up for (there is just one draw remaining). If you wish to renew through the club, please contact Seamus O’Riordan at 087-2869175.
December’s exclusive Star Prize is a €600 worth of gift vouchers from Elverys €150, Scanlan’s Menswear Newcastle West €150, JJ Kenneally & Sons Jewellers €150 and Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel Adare €150. As always, there is the monthly cash top prize of €10,000 and 28 more cash prizes.