Trevor Patchett: Blog en-us (C) Trevor Patchett (Trevor Patchett) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:23:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:23:00 GMT Trevor Patchett: Blog 80 120 Shooting in the fog under lights Last night at Carrigaline for the U21 championship match between Courcey Rovers and Ballymartle proved to be a technical challenge. On arival it was mainly clear but the playing pitch had a layer of white mist to a height of about 8 feet above the grass. Some test shots during the warm up came out as silhouettes in the fog from which you could not see which team was which.

Fortunately it transpired the not all the  lights were on and when the extras were switch on a lot of the mist disappeared but shooting conditions were still tricky.

A learning experience indeed!

(Trevor Patchett) Fri, 27 Oct 2017 19:35:40 GMT
Expectation I am now looking forward to Sunday, September 2017 when I shall be going to Croke Park in Dublin , GAA HQ, for the first time. On that day there are 3 back to back camogie final matches. Two of them involve Cork teams at Intermediate and senior level. The intermediate team, including two girls form our local club Courcey Rovers, are up against Meath who beat them earlier in the year. So the Cork girls are  looking for revenge.

The senior ladies face Kilkenny in a repeat of last year's final but will line up without Gemma O'Connor one of their star backs who is out with a medial ligament injury.

I wish them both well and am hoping for decent shooting conditions, to make some memorable images. 

(Trevor Patchett) Sat, 02 Sep 2017 19:57:41 GMT
A contrasting weekend Friday night was spent shooting the Junior A Hurling Championship semi-final between my home club Courcey Rovers and local rivals Tracton. The game was played at Belgooly GAA. The match ended in a 1-15 to 1-12 win for Tracton. The evening varied between bright sunshine and dark clouds making camera settings adjustment critical.


Saturday afternoon saw me shooting at Fermoy GAA for the camogie match between Cork and Down in the 2017 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championship at intermediate level. The Cork girls proved too strong for Down and ran out winners by 3-11 to 0-09. They are now through to the semi-final next weekend with their opponents, venue and timing to be confirmed later this week. Shooting conditions were good with sunshine and some cloud but little wind and no rain.

(Trevor Patchett) Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:29:41 GMT