PATRICKSWELL GAA CLUB NOTES
JUNIOR A HURLERS: The Junior A hurlers produced an excellent performance to defeat Castletown Ballyagran in the County quarter-final. Patrickswell started the match with remarkable intensity and pressurised our opponents in every department. Paul O’Brien’s goal in the third minute built the platform for a high tempo first half. The goal was followed by a string of seven unanswered points in twenty minutes from Barry Foley (0-4), Brian Fitzgerald, Darragh Ahern and Paul O’Brien. Meanwhile, Patrickswell’s defence held firm against the Castletown-Ballyagran attacks. In the 25th minute of the first half, the ‘Well held a 1-7 to 0-0 advantage. When Castletown-Ballyagran struck their opening two points, Shane Hannon and Brian Fitzgerald were on hand to cancel them out. The South Men secured the last point of the half as Patrickswell by 1-9 to 0-3 at the interval.
The second half began with the anticipated fightback from Castletown-Ballyagran. They scored four consecutive points to slash the deficit to 1-9 to 0-7. Cian Enright’s free point ended a period of ten minutes without a Patrickswell score. Barry Foley chipped in with a point two minutes later. The scoreboard was 1-11 to 0-7 by the 45th minute. In the next ten minutes, the teams exchanged two points apiece as Patrickswell’s Jamie Dillon and Cian Enright kept Castletown-Ballyagran at arm’s length. As the sun beat down, Castletown-Ballyagran surged forward. Their endeavour was rewarded by four straight points as Patrickswell were forced onto the back foot. With three minutes elapsed in stoppage time, our opponents were just one goal behind at 1-13 to 0-13. Patrickswell needed to hold its nerve as there was still two minutes left. The siege was lifted when Shane Hannon received the sliotar on the left touchline and notched the critical insurance point. The referee blew the final whistle shortly afterwards and Pa Dundon’s men marched into the semi-final with a 1-14 to 0-13 win.
CAMOGIE: The Camogie club had a great weekend. The U-14 girls won the County Championship by defeating Monaleen by 0-9 to 0-8. Elsewhere, the Junior Ladies beat Kileedy by 2-13 to 2-9 in their semi-final.
CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto was not won on Monday September 14. The drawn numbers were 4, 5, 14 and 25. The Bonus Number was 31. The Lucky Dip winners were €100 for James O’Riordan and €20 each for Donie Moroney, Breda Griffin, Tony O’Donoghue, Conor Murray and Shauna Doran. The jackpot on Monday September 21 is €5,600.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: The fifth Club Limerick Draw for 2020 will take place this Saturday September 26 during the Live 95 Sport Programme between 10am & 11am. The Exclusive Star Prize for this draw is afternoon tea for five people in the Minstrel’s Gallery at Adare Manor and a gourmet dinner for five people in the Carriage House Restaurant at Adare Manor.
If you would like to rejoin for the 5th draw, please visit www.limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw-signup/