LIMERICK senior champions Patrickswell and premier intermediate kingpins Monaleen bowed out of their respective Munster club competitions at the semi-final stage this Sunday.
Patrickswell fell to a bitterly disappointing 0-15 to 0-14 AIB Munster club senior hurling championship semi-final defeat to Cork champions Glen Rovers before an official attendance of 2,761 at the Gaelic Grounds.
Patrickswell led the game until the 58th minute when the Glen’s inter-county star Patrick Horgan pointed the Leesiders in front from a free.
Conor Dorris then added an excellent point from the wing for a two-point buffer and while Aaron Gillane converted a free in the second minute of stoppage time for Patrickswell, the clock ran out on the Limerick men.
Glen Rovers ‘keeper Cathal Hickey did superbly to prevent first Thomas O’Brien and later Seanie O’Brien from scoring goals for the Limerick champions.
Wind-assisted Patrickswell had led 0-7 to 0-4 at half-time.
Earlier in the day at the same venue, Monaleen fell to a heavy 4-12 to 0-13 Munster club intermediate hurling semi-final defeat to impressive Kerry senior champions Kilmoyley. City side Monaleen were without two of their most influential players all season, defender Brian Geary and marksman-in-chief Andrew La Touche Cosgrave.