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Patrickswell batter Adare to reach first Limerick senior hurling final since 2006

Limerick’s All-Ireland U21 winning captain Diarmaid Byrnes could claim a county SHC medal next Sunday.

Diarmaid Byrnes and Patrickswell will contest next Sunday's Limerick senior club hurling final.
Diarmaid Byrnes and Patrickswell will contest next Sunday's Limerick senior club hurling final.
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PATRICKSWELL have the chance to join Ahane at the head of Limerick hurling’s senior roll of honour when they play Na Piarsaigh in next Sunday’s county final.

The 18-time champions haven’t ruled the roost on Shannonside since 2003 but they walloped Adare in this afternoon’s semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds to set up next weekend’s Gaelic Grounds showpiece with last year’s runners-up Na Piarsaigh.

Patrickswell had the damage done from an early stage today as Adare were demolished at the Gaelic Grounds.

Lar Considine scored their first goal in the 19th minute and a second major from Tommy O’Brien two minutes later had the winners 2-11 to 0-3 clear.

By half-time, Limerick’s Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 winning captain Diarmaid Byrnes had five long-range frees to his credit as Patrickswell led by 2-14 to 0-4.

Adare tried to save some face in the second half but they still fell to a massive 22-point defeat, as Patrickswell ran out 2-24 to 0-8 winners.

Meanwhile, the Ballylanders reign as Limerick SFC champions ended as they lost by 2-4 to 3-11 against Newcastle West at the semi-final stage.

Newcastle West’s final opponents will be Dromcollogher-Broadford, who came from behind at half-time to see off Monaleen in their last four clash in Kilmallock.

Monaleen led by 2-4 to 0-7 at half-time but Drom regrouped to win run out 1-13 to 2-6 winners.

Monaleen were held to just two points in the second half as their opponents upped the ante.

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