PATRICKSWELL GAA CLUB NOTES
UNDER 21 HURLERS: The U-21 hurlers had a superb week in the Premier Hurling Championship as they won two matches in six days.
Against Kilmallock in the first match, Patrickswell found themselves 1-4 to 0-0 behind within ten minutes after a slow start. Patrick Kirby registered the ‘Well’s first point, but Kilmallock notched another two points to create an eight point lead. Jason Gillane and Clive Kirby were on target before the interval, but Kilmallock reached the dressing room at 1-7 to 0-3 ahead.
The second half witnessed a dramatic change in fortunes. Patrickswell took complete control of the match from the throw-in. In fifteen minutes, Jason Gillane (0-4), Gavin Carey, Calvin Carroll and Cillian O’Reilly drew Patrickswell level at 0-10 to 1-7. Kilmallock were on the back foot and Patrickswell piled on another seven points from Calvin Carroll (0-3), Cillian O’Reilly (0-2), Clive Kirby and Josh Considine. Remarkably, Kilmallock failed to score in the second half. The 14-point swing gave Patrickswell a 0-17 to 1-7 triumph.
In the next match of the competition, Patrickswell met leaders Na Piarsaigh. The start of the match was keenly contested as Jason Gillane’s four points and a Josh Considine point cancelled out the Caherdavin boys after fifteen minutes. Patrickswell claimed four additionsl points before half-time from Jason Gillane (0-2), Paudie Maher and Josh Considine. Our opponents struck the last two points of the first half. By half-time, it was 0-9 to 0-7 for the ‘Well.
The early stages of the second half were very productive for Patrickswell as John Kirby scored a goal and a point, while Des Fitzgerald and Jason Gillane built an eight point lead at 1-12 to 0-7. Jason Gillane exchanged a further point with the Light Blues. Although our opponents finished strongly with four consecutive points, Patrickswell won the match by 1-13 to 0-12.
RICHIE BENNIS BOOK LAUNCH: There was a remarkable turnout for the launch of Richie Bennis’ book ‘A Game that Smiles’. Paul Foley was the MC for the evening. There were superb speeches from Ciaran Crowe and Gary Kirby before Richie Bennis addressed the large audience with great charisma and emotion.
CLUB LOTTO: Lotto results for the week ending Monday March 2 were as follows. The numbers drawn were 5, 12, 24 and 31. The Bonus was 20. The Lucky Dips were €100 for Terry Roberts, €50 for Phil Bennis and €20 each for Ted Hedderman, Laura Sheehan, Thomas Hannon, Christopher Kenny and Caroline Coughlan. The next draw on Monday March 9 will be held in Curran’s Bar. The jackpot is €3,200.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: The Club Limerick Draw is back for 2020. There are thirty prizes each month, with a first prize jackpot of €10,000 and a variable star prize for fifth place every month. The annual subscription is €100, or €10 per month as required. Remember that 50% minimum is retained by the club. Please contact your local promoter or register online at limerickgaa.ie.
MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now open for 2020. The fees are €60 for adults, €40 for a child or full-time students and €120 for a family (2 adults + multiple children). Remember that you must be registered as a member to play.