PATRICKSWELL GAA CLUB NOTES
UNDER 21 HURLERS: The U-21 hurlers produced a resilient performance to beat Ahane in the Premier Championship quarter-final.
Patrickswell settled quickly and established a 0-4 to 0-0 advantage within seven minutes via points from Cian Fitzgerald, Cian Enright and Jason Gillane (0-2). Ahane responded with two consecutive points before Jason Gillane restored a three-point lead. Our opponents were now bedded into the match and they scooped three points in quick succession to draw level at 0-5 apiece.
John Kirby and Jason Gillane nudged Patrickswell ahead with fresh points. While Ahane struck another point, Gavin Carey’s tenacious run was rewarded with a goal. The scoreboard displayed 1-7 to 0-6 with five minutes left in the opening half. This goal spurred an Ahane revival. They notched a goal and two points to take the lead at 1-8 to 0-7. Thankfully, Patrickswell were able to secure two points before the interval and led by 1-9 to 1-8.
Ahane started the second half impressively and their next two points built a 1-10 to 1-9 lead. Patrickswell responded with a trio of points from Eoin Harmon, Patrick Kirby and Jason Gillane. With fifteen minutes left on the clock, Ahane reduced the arrears to 1-12 to 1-11. Jason Gillane and John Kirby exchanged points with Ahane, leaving the margin at 1-14 to 1-13 to Patrickswell with five minutes of normal time on the clock.
It was an exciting conclusion to the match. Patrickswell kept their composure and punished Ahane with three unanswered points from Jason Gillane, John Kirby and Eoin Carroll. There was now some breathing space at 1-17 to 1-13. Due to the lengthy water break, there was sufficient time for Ahane to respond. They took a free point and hoped that the referee would allow sufficient time for a late goal chance. However, Patrickswell held firm and proceed to the semi-final by 1-17 to 1-14.
SENIOR HURLERS: Patrickswell begin their defence of the Daly Cup with a match against Adare on Thursday July 23 at 7.30pm at the LIT Gaelic Grounds. Once again, this match will be all ticket. The match will be streamed live by Limerick GAA and you can also follow the scores on the What’s the Scor app.
SAFE RETURN TO GAELIC GAMES: It is important that health & safety protocols are followed, especially the use of personal water bottles and hand sanitiser. Before every training session and match, you are required to re-confirm your health status. This can be done online every time at www.returntoplay.gaa.ie
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: The third CLUB Limerick Draw for 2020 will take place on Saturday July 25 during the Live 95 Sport Programme between 10am & 11am. If you previously bought online, but haven’t purchased online yet for the 3rd draw, please re-join online.
The Exclusive Star Prize for this draw is a two night stay for two guests at Parknasilla Resort & Spa in a Parkland View Room, a la carte dinner in the Pygmalion on one evening with a bottle of house wine & a delicious full Irish Breakfast each morning.
Join the #CLUBLkDraw in July for only €10 & Win/Share €10,000 (top prize) or a two night Staycation at Parknasilla or 28 other cash prizes. Full details & sign up visit www.limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw/
CUL CAMP: Registration for Patrickswell’s Cul Camp on Monday August 10 to Friday August 14 is available at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/
CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto was not won on Monday July 13. The drawn numbers were 1, 10, 31 and 32. The Bonus Number was 20. The Lucky Dip winners were €100 for Kieran Carroll and €20 each for Fr. Mike Cussen, Theresa O’Neill, Kathleen Enright, Richard Kennedy and Patricia O’Regan. The jackpot on Monday July 20 is €3,800