Patrickswell GAA Club Notes:
Patrickswell rallied during the closing stages to beat Kildimo-Pallaskenry in the last group fixture of the County Championship. The opening exchanges saw the clubs trade two points apiece (Aaron Gillane 0-2). Our opponents notched four points without reply to build a 0-6 to 0-2 lead by the 15th minute. Diarmaid Byrnes and Thomas O’Brien cancelled out further Kildimo-Pallaskenry points and we still trailed by 0-8 to 0-4 on 25 minutes. Then Jordan Higgins’ close-range goal and additional points from John Kirby & Aaron Gillane levelled the score at 1-6 to 0-9 just before half-time. However, Kildimo-Pallaskenry struck a goal and a point to reach the interval at 1-10 to 1-6 ahead.
The initial ten minutes of the second half were low scoring as Kevin O’Brien and Diarmaid Byrnes matched Kildimo-Pallaskenry’s output. Patrickswell finally began to turn the screw by scoring five points in seven minutes through Aaron Gillane 0-2, Diarmaid Byrnes 0-2 and Jordan Higgins. We went ahead by 1-13 to 1-12 by the 50th minute as Kildimo-Pallaskenry failed to score for a lengthy 13 minutes. Patrickswell overwhelmed the opposition over the next ten minutes with two more goals from John Flynn and Aaron Gillane, plus a trio of points from Kevin O’Brien, Josh Considine and Diarmaid Byrnes. The scoreboard now displayed a comfortable lead of 3-16 to 1-14. Evan Fitzgerald scored the last point of the match to cement a nine-point win that was harsh on Kildimo-Pallaskenry.
The Club Lotto draw on Monday September 18 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 12, 22 and 23. The bonus number was 17. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Billy O’Connor and the €20 prizes were claimed by Simone Burke, Jack McCarthy, David Cusack, The Ronan Family and Killian Ryan. This week’s jackpot is €4,000.