JUNIOR A HURLERS: Patrickswell suffered late heartbreak during the last minute of extra time against Drom-Broadford in the County Championship semi-final. The ‘Well led narrowly by 0-6 to 0-5 after ten minutes (Adam Carrig, Barry Foley, Cian O’Gorman and Eoin Harmon 0-3). Drom-Broadford scored their first goal and another point before a rapid response from Jamie Dillon and Jonathan McMahon. At the quarter mark, the Well trailed by 1-6 to 0-8. Patrickswell were then held scoreless for ten minutes and our opponents added a second goal and three points. There were two points apiece traded before half time, resulting in a deficit of 2-11 to 0-10.
Patrickswell trimmed the deficit slightly by the 40th minute at 2-13 to 0-13 before Josh Carey’s goal brought Patrickswell into contention. Unfortunately Drom-Broadford were two goals ahead within minutes after a fortuitous third goal and still led by 3-16 to 1-17 by the 50th minute. Remarkably, Patrickswell locked out Drom-Broadford for the final ten minutes and equalised with points from Cian O’Gorman, Jonathan McMahon, Eoin Harmon 0-2 and Paul Bennis. The normal time score was 1-22 to 3-16.
Patrickswell made a flying start to extra time and reached half-time ahead by three points at 1-27 to 3-18 (Cian O’Gorman 0-2, Eoin Harmon, Sam McNamara and Jonathan McMahon). However, Drom-Broadford surged ahead with a fourth goal and another point. Eoin Harmon had to save the day with a last minute equaliser. The thought of a penalty shootout was on everyone’s mind, but Drom-Broadford won a late free from 50 yards. Their player held his nerve to slot home a 4-20 to 1-28 winner.
UNDER 21 HURLERS: Patrickswell secured a late draw against Mungret in the first match of the Premier Championship. Mungret scored two points in the first minute, but Patrickswell surged ahead with seven points in ten minutes (Patrick Kirby 0-6 and John Kirby). Both sides exchanged six points apiece in the remainder of the first half, but Patrickswell lost Patrick Kirby on the stroke of half-time. The interval score was 0-13 to 0-8.
Eoin Harmon’s five frees kept Patrickswell ahead by 0-19 to 0-15 by the 40th minute. Mungret were turning the screw and rocked Patrickswell with a salvo of a goal and four points with no reply in five minutes. We trailed by 1-19 to 0-19 with five minutes left. The teams traded two points apiece and the scoreline read 1-21 to 0-21 in stoppage time. With one last attack, Eoin Harmon lofted a shot that evaded the Mungret defence and crept into the net. Patrickswell secured a deserved draw.
AG SPORTS COMPETITION: We have a bundle of amazing gear and goodies up for grabs for one lucky person valued at €250, proudly sponsored by Aaron Gillane at AG Sports. The giveaway bundle includes jacket, tracksuit top, training top, shorts, sliotar, wall ball, srips, hat and key ring.
To enter, please follow @patrickswellgaa on Instagram, tag a friend who loves hurling, tag a friend who can’t hurl but loves winning prizes. As a bonus entry, share the post to your story & tag Patrickswellgaa. Each tag counts as an entry, so feel free to tag repeatedly. The winner will be announced on November 1.
PATRICKSWELL’S FANTASTIC CLUB DRAW: The Club’s fundraising draw is now in full swing. The fabulous prize is a brand new Toyota C-HR hybrid car. To have a chance of winning, please visit our website at https://www.patrickswellgaa.com/product/win-a-car/ and purchase a ticket for just €20 each. Social media is abuzz with the draw. All the proceeds are for the infrastructure development of Patrickswell GAA and Camogie Club.
CLUB LOTTO: The Club Lotto draw on Monday October 17 was not won. The numbers drawn were 11, 23, 28 and 32. The bonus number was 5. The €100 Lucky Dip was won by Roisin Keyes and the €20 prizes were claimed by Charlotte McNamara, J Mann, Donal O’Gorman, Sarah Byrnes and Christy O’Reilly. This week’s jackpot is €19,400.