Patrickswell GAA Club Notes:

City Senior Hurling League:
Patrickswell earned a deserved draw in the City League at home to Monaleen. Despite conceding a goal and a point in the opening minute, the ‘Well rallied with five consecutive points from Josh Carey, Evan Fitzgerald, Calvin Carroll, Thomas O’Brien and Patrick Kirby. By the 20th minute, the teams were level at 0-8 to 1-5 as Evan Fitzgerald scored two points and Patrick Kirby delivered again. Two further points from Patrick Kirby were outstripped by four points from our visitors. The interval score was a deficit of 1-9 to 0-10.
Patrickswell made a positive start to the second half and scored three points to take the lead (Calvin Carroll and Patrick Kirby 0-2). Across the next five minutes, Monaleen equalised with four points in response to another Patrick Kirby trio. The scoreline indicated of 0-16 to 1-13 with 42 minutes played. Monaleen surged ahead with a goal and three points to John Kirby’s point and established a 2-16 to 0-17 advantage with only eight minutes left. To Patrickswell’s relief, Patrick Kirby notched three unanswered points in three minutes, however Monaleen were still 2-17 to 0-20 ahead with only five minutes left. With no sense of panic, Patrickswell chipped away at the gap. Calvin Carroll and Patrick Kirby struck points to move the ‘Well within a single point. On the stroke of full-time, Mark Carmody popped up to equalise. The match finished in a 0-23 to 2-17 stalemate.

City Junior A Hurling League:
Patrickswell were pipped by Mungret in a competitive away fixture. After fifteen minutes, the ‘Well had built a 0-5 to 0-1 thanks to Eoin Harmon 0-3, Calvin Carroll and Nigel Foley. Mungret edged the closing stages of the first half with five points to Patrickswell’s trio of scores from Nigel Foley 0-2 and Kieran Long. We reached half-time with a deserved 0-8 to 0-6 lead.
The second half began with a very low scoring rate. Mungret added three points in twenty minutes, while limiting the ‘Well to a solitary Nigel Foley point. In the 50th minute, the scoreline was level at 0-9 apiece. The next ten minutes were neck and neck. Nigel Foley and Sam McNamara ensured parity at 0-11 each by the final minute. Unfortunately the hosts won the match with a late point to snatch a 0-12 to 0-11 victory.

Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes:
The Camogie Club’s greyhound, Scooby Pacemaker, qualified for the grand final of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes.

Club Lotto:
The Club Lotto draw on Monday April 8 was not won. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 4 and 29. The bonus number was 1. The €50 Lucky Dips were won by Kay Allen and Kathleen Fitzgerald, while the €20 prizes were claimed by Cian Fitzgerald, Ollie Coughlan, Mary Gillane, Paul McElligott, Mag Foley and Tony O’Donoghue. This week’s jackpot is €9,600.

Club Messaging:
Patrickswell GAA Club has changed the way that club messages are issued to our members and supporters. Club messages will now be sent via the ClubZap app, except in cases where a user doesn’t own a smartphone. In this instance, traditional text messages will continue to be used.
When ClubZap is installed and “Patrickswell” is added as a club, look out for the messages in the “Patrickswell Announcements” section of the Chat bubble. Push Notifications will be sent to your phone’s Notification Centre.