SENIOR HURLERS: Patrickswell bowed out of the Munster Championship after losing to Ballygunner in Walsh Park. The Waterford champions dominated the opening stages and scored four points in the opening fifteen minutes. Aaron Gillane’s free registered the ‘Well on the scoreboard after twenty minutes, but Ballygunner extended their lead to 0-6 to 0-1 by the 25th minute. Thankfully, Patrickswell sprang to life in the closing stages of the first half. Diarmaid Byrnes and Aaron Gillane notched points within sixty seconds of each other to close the gap to just three points. While Ballygunner scored their seventh point, Ciaran Carey’s men blasted back with a quickfire trio from Aaron Gillane (0-2) and John Flynn. The half-time score was 0-7 to 0-6 to Ballygunner.

The start of the second half was again dominated by Ballygunner. Four points in twelve minutes opened up an 0-11 to 0-6 advantage. While Aaron Gillane pulled back a point, the Waterford side accumulated another four points to lead by 0-15 to 0-7 after 52 minutes. Patrickswell needed a colossal comeback. Jack Kelleher chipped in with two quick points, but Ballygunner closed out the match with a brace of points. The final score was 0-17 to 0-9. Hard luck to the players and management. It was a great season that delivered a County title.

CLUB LOTTO: Lotto results for the week ending Monday November 4 were as follows. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 9 and 23. The Bonus was 10. The Lucky Dips were €100 for Luke O’Connor, €50 for Craig Loftus and €20 each for Catherine Maguire, Patricia O’Connell, Patsy Lyons, TJ Toomey Junior and Willie Hourigan. The next draw on Monday November 11 will be held in Punch’s Bar. The jackpot is €4,600.