PATRICKSWELL GAA CLUB NOTES
UNDER 21 HURLERS: The U-21 hurlers bowed out of the Premier Championship after suffering defeat to a strong Na Piarsaigh side. Patrickswell started extremely positively and were dominant in the opening ten minutes. John Flynn and Josh Considine struck two points each as the ‘Well raced into a 0-4 to 0-1 lead. Na Piarsaigh settled into their stride and roared back into the match with a passage of one goal and three points without reply. At the twenty minute mark, the Caherdavin men were 1-4 to 0-4 ahead. Thankfully, the ‘Well had a second wind and notched four points in a five-minute surge. With five minutes remaining in the first half, the sides were level at 0-8 to 1-5. Unfortunately, Na Piarsaigh devastated Des Foley’s men with an unanswered blitz of 1-5 before the interval. The half-time score was a deficit of 2-10 to 0-8.
Patrickswell needed an immediate response at the start of the second half. However, Na Piarsaigh chalked up another 1-2 without reply in five minutes. The margin was now thirteen points at 0-8 to 3-12. John Flynn sparked a mini-revival with a haul of one goal and two points as the arrears were trimmed back to eight points at 1-10 to 3-12. There was no room for a dramatic comeback as the Light Blues increased their tempo and secured another 1-3 without response. As the game entered its final phases, Na Piarsaigh led by 4-15 to 1-10. Patrickwell added a few insurance points while exiting the competition on a scoreline of 1-12 to 4-15. Hard luck to the players and management.
UNDER 14 CAMOGIE FEILE: Our U-14 girls battled their way to a County Feile final after a long weekend of camogie. In the semi-final, they accounted for Ballybrown by 4-4 to 0-0. In the final, Patrickswell played with great heart but were defeated by 1-6 to 0-4.
JUNIOR A HURLERS: The Junior A hurlers are scheduled to commence their City League campaign at home to Monaleen on Saturday March 30 at 6pm.
CLUB LOTTO: Lotto results for the week ending Tuesday March 18 were as follows. The Numbers Drawn were 1, 22, 26 and 27. The Bonus was 7. There was no jackpot winner. The Lucky Dip Winners were Kevin O’Connell €100, Willie Mullins €50, Moss Carmody €20, James Coughlan €20, Padraig Mann €20, Elif Shanahan €20 and Mairead Grace €20. The next draw on Monday March 25 will be held in Ballybrown GAA. The jackpot is €10,400!
GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIP: A partial scholarship is available for the Kerry Gaeltacht. If interested, text your email address to Muirne at 087-2774535. Forms must be returned by 29th March.