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All Ireland Féile na nGael Finals (July 2013)
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Photos courtesy of Bernard Hayes:


(Match report courtesy of James McCarthy, PRO):
Patrickswell GAA Club played host to Féile na nGael 2013 and delivered first-class hospitality to its visitors. Unfortunately, the club did not taste success on the pitch. The hurlers' first match was against their visitors from O'Loughlin Gaels. The Kilkenny boys were extremely strong and were good value for their victory. On Saturday morning, the boys faced the Tipperary champions from Holycross Ballycahill. The first half was a tense affair, with Holycross holding a narrow 0-2 to 0-1 advantage at the break. The second half saw an increased tempo from the Tipperary boys and they ran out 1-6 to 0-3 winners. Patrickswell's hurlers concluded Féile with a defeat to the home team of Mungret. Hard luck to the boys and the management team.

The camogie girls started with a tough match against visitors Lucan Sarsfields. Despite Patrickswell scoring a goal after twenty seconds, the Dubliners were methodical with their performance and did not concede another point on their way to victory. The girls' second match was against Wexford's St. Ibars Shelmalier. The first half was a tight affair, with St. Ibars taking a 1-1 to 0-0 half-time lead. Patrickswell could not eat into the deficit and the Wexford girls won by 2-5 to 0-2. Within 30 minutes, the girls were back in action against Charleville. Sadly, the Cork team were triumphant and the girls bowed out.

The club wishes to thank everyone who made Féile na nGael a remarkable success. The exhaustive list includes the outstanding Féile Committee, the stewards, the umpires, the groundsmen, the gate staff, the carpark attendants, the clubhouse refreshments staff, the bakers & sandwich makers, the host parents and everyone at the Cu Chulainn. Apologies if anyone was missed! Your service to the club was immeasurable. We hope that new friendships were forged between the Patrickswell children and their visitors.


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