PATRICKSWELL GAA CLUB NOTES
UNDER 21 HURLERS: The U-21 hurlers suffered a narrow defeat against Doon in the Premier Championship County Final. Patrickswell made an impressive start and scored two points from Jason Gillane and John Kirby within four minutes. Doon registered their first point; however Jason Gillane’s point followed almost immediately. Doon increased their tempo and were rewarded with three unanswered points in two minutes. The scoreboard displayed a Doon advantage of 0-4 to 0-3 after seven minutes. While Josh Considine levelled the scores with a point, the East Men retaliated with two consecutive points. The pace of scoring was incessant and Doon led by 0-6 to 0-4 by the tenth minute. Patrickswell began to dominate possession and shut out Doon, while notching further points from John Kirby and Jason Gillane. There were ten minutes left in the first half and the teams were tied at 0-6 apiece. There was an intense flurry of points as Doon’s two points were outmatched by Patrickswell’s trio from Jason Gillane (0-2) and Josh Considine. By the 25th minute, the ‘Well commanded a narrow 0-9 to 0-8 lead. Doon’s next two points were countered by Gavin Carey and John Kirby; however they scored the final point of the first half to draw level at 0-11 each.
The second half was extremely intense and keenly contested. Doon surged ahead by 0-14 to 0-11 by the 35th minute as Patrickswell struggled to score. However, Damien Gillane’s men recorded four points from Jason Gillane (0-3) and Patrick Kirby during a sixteen-minute spell in which Doon failed to raise a flag. The clock ticked to 55 minutes and Patrickswell were 0-15 to 0-14 ahead. The match was destined for a dramatic conclusion as the two sides were virtually inseparable. Doon equalised, but John Kirby restored the one-point lead within sixty seconds. Unfortunately, Doon found a higher gear and they claimed three straight points to edge ahead at 0-18 to 0-16 in the 62nd minute. Patrickswell had to decide whether to aim for goal or hope for two points in the dying minutes. Jason Gillane scored a 64th minute point and the ‘Well took their positions for a grandstand finale. Doon weathered the late storm and ran out 0-18 to 0-17 winners. Hard luck to the players and management.
MINOR HURLERS: The Minor hurlers ended their Championship campaign with a loss at home to Doon. Patrick Kirby got Patrickswell off the mark in the first minute; however Doon plundered 1-6 without reply in eight minutes. Patrick Kirby’s second point of the match was a brief respite as Doon accumulated 1-3 in another ten-minute spell. In the 22nd minute, Doon led by 2-9 to 0-2. Patrick Kirby’s third point was met with three consecutive points to establish a 2-12 to 0-3 buffer. Eoin Harmon and John Kirby put their names on the scoresheet before half-time although Doon scored four points in the same period. The half-time score was 2-16 to 0-5.
The second half witnessed a comeback by John Murphy’s boys. Doon claimed the first point of the half, but Patrick Kirby and Sam McNamara responded with points. Doon’s next point was countered with three points from Eoin Harmon (0-2) and Josh Carey. At the water break, Patrickswell trailed by 2-18 to 0-10. Doon re-emerged to score four points in six minutes, sandwiched around a point from Niall Kerins. The score was 2-22 to 0-11 when Eoin Harmon embarked on a spell of four points in seven minutes. As the match reached injury time, Doon led by 2-23 to 0-15. Cian O’Gorman notched a point and Josh Carey scored a superb goal by kicking the sliotar into the roof of the net. The result was a 2-23 to 1-16 reverse.
CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto was not won on Monday August 17. The drawn numbers were 8, 26, 30 and 31. The Bonus Number was 15. The Lucky Dip winners were €100 for Micheal O’Brien and €20 each for Diarmaid O’Connor, Edward Hayes, Anthony Cross, PJ O’Grady and M&A Mann. The jackpot on Monday August 24 is €4,800.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: The fourth Club Limerick Draw for 2020 will take place this Saturday August 29 during the Live 95 Sport Programme between 10am & 11am. The Exclusive Star Prize for this draw is a luxurious 2 Ball at Adare Manor, including caddies.
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