Patrickswell power into Limerick SHC semi final as Ahane and Ballybrown draw

Patrickswell power into Limerick SHC semi final as Ahane and Ballybrown draw

PATRICKSWELL booked their spot in the semi finals of the Credit Union sponsored Limerick SHC with a 1-25 to 3-15 win over Doon this Sunday.

Last season’s beaten finalists now meet favourites Kilmallock.

Gary Kirby’s Well were 0-12 to 1-8 up at half time despite Doon goaling in the opening minute.

But Doon, backed by the wind, didn’t build on the goal and Patrickswell were 0-8 to 1-4 ahead at the mid-point of the half.

Doon were without injured trio Richie English, Darragh O’Donovan and Cathal McNamara and never had Patrickswell on the back foot.

Ten minutes from the end came the Patrickswell goal – captain Thomas O’Brien scoring to move them 1-20 to 1-12 ahead.

Mike Barry had and Niall Maher (penalty) had late consolation goals for Declan Carr’s Doon.

Elsewhere, Adare must wait to find out their semi final opponents after a 0-14 each draw between Ahane and Ballybrown in the opening game in the Gaelic Grounds.

It was a shootout between respective free-takers with Tom Morrissey and Alan O’Connor ending with 0-9 each from frees.

The sides were level on nine occasions.

Ballybrown were 0-8 to 0-7 up at half time after Ahane had played with the breeze.

Ahane weren’t to score from play in the second half and with Lee Doolan and David Hall on the mark for Ballybrown they looked on course for a semi final spot when 0-14 to 0-12 clear with five minutes to play.

But two late Morrissey frees ensured a replay.