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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 05, 12, 24 & 29.

The five €30 consolation prizes went to Nora Dowling c/o T Casey, Jim Cantillon Causeway, Marie Fitzgibbon Derrymore E, Pat O Shea Derrymore East and Ann Knowles St Johns Park.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €7,200 and the draw will take place on Sunday night April 29th in Skelper Quane’s Bar. Lotto tickets can be purchased online, from any club officer or at the following outlets: Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers, O’Sheas Shop and Service Station, Poff Motors, Noyeks, Byrnesworth, Rock Inn, Dwyer’s Bar, Skelper Quanes, Bettys Bar and Keane’s of Curraheen.

Dingle Way Challenge 2018

Plans for the biggest and best DWC are well underway.  The date is set for June 3rd (keep that date free and marked in your diaries and calendars). And as usual, there will be two challenges: The standard DWC, which is a 46km walk with the route going from from Brandon Point – Halla Le Cheile (there will be breakfast provided here) – Fermoyle Beach – Stradbally (Light lunch at the Castlegregory Golf Club) – Castlegregory – Lower Camp (Water/Toilet/Bus in Fitzgeralds) – Blennerville ( There will be BBQ in Quanes). Please note that buses will leave from Blennerville at 7am sharp for this option.

And then the ultra route (about 58km!) where the trek will begin in Feothanach at 6am and through to Halla Le Cheile and to Brandon via Sauce Creek. Again, buses will leave Blennerville at 5am sharp and as usual, there will be buses going back to Blennerville after the walk.

Registration will be €45 on the day and online ( or after April 15th.

Juvenile Academy

U6: Well done to Dylan today for really getting the hang of match play today in Kerins O’Rahillys. Thanks very much to Declan Quill & the club for a fun morning of little games as a great introduction for all the players. We certainly came away with confidence & smiles!

U8: Last Sunday we took the short trip to Kerins O Rahillys grounds in Ballyrickard to play against their Under 8 squad. We had a very good attendance and because of that we were able to have two teams play against two teams from O’Rahillys. This meant that all of our players got to play and enjoy full games. Both teams put in wholehearted effort and all players showed great commitment with some good kicking and passing …so well done to all of our young players. Thanks to the Kerins O Rahillys club for hosting the games on Sunday.

The number 7 jersey was missing from the team kit after the game so can we ask any of our readers who may have accidently taken it home to please bring it to the usual Academy session in St Pats on Sunday morning next at 10:30 am

U10: Thanks to our neighbours from Kerins O ‘Rahillys who hosted our U 10 stars on Sunday morning last.

This game was a fantastic display of skilful football with excellent teamwork and support play from both teams.  Gary Scollard was outstanding and led a brilliant overall performance.

Panel: Gary Scollard, Keelin Sinnott, Sharon Enright, Nathan Murphy, Ben Jones, Sam Jones, Luke Passway, Jack Costello, Rory Daly, Caoilaoinn Culloo, Rodhan Culloo, Ryan Fitzgerald, Shane O’Neill & Darragh Murphy.

Training continues on Sunday mornings at 10.30am. All new players are welcome.

U12: The St. Pats under 12’s  Boys & Girls were training last week and everyone put in a great effort practicing their skills at training with Eddie Stack, Orlaith Murphy, Fionn Dairo and Daniel Sheehy giving it their all during the session. It’s important ye all continue to attend our training sessions and also keep practicing yer skills at home during the week. The training and match schedule for the week will be circulated shortly Naomh Pádraig Abú !!

U14 Girls: Our girls had their first game in the County League last Tuesday evening away to Churchill. We started off very brightly scoring 4 goals in the first half but playing on a full sized pitch took its toll on our girls as we ran out of steam which saw Churchill run out winners in the end. The girls must be given credit for putting up a good performance despite quite a few players being still being U12.

Our next match is against Duagh in Blennerville but the date and time are yet to be confirmed.

U14 Boys: St Pats 1-06 Asdee Ballylongford 0-07

Last Wednesday saw our u14s take on Asdee/Ballylongford in the second round of the county league in Blennerville. Underfoot conditions were very bad but the football played by both teams was a credit to them. It was a very close game from start to finish and we ended up winning by two which over all I think we deserved this win.

There was great celebration at the final whistle as team and subs alike had put in a huge effort. Daniel Moriarty was out for this game as he was injured so up stepped Sean Murphy who had a great game with his kick outs being placed perfectly into our boys hands. Our back line of Shane Howarth, Josh Quilter, Paddy Moran, James Dowling and Adam Mullvihill showed great heart in every fight for the ball and defended brilliantly all through the hour.

Our ever consistent midfield pairing of Cillan Lynch and Liam O’Sullivan again covered huge amounts of the pitch with both involved in many attacks which resulted in great scores. Our forward lines of Adam Hegerty, Tony White, Zach Howarth, Callum Houston and Callum Hayes worked very hard throughout the game in what was a very hard and physical game. They linked up well with each other and sprayed the ball with great confidence and again set up and scored some great points.

In what was a tough game and with all running themselves into the ground, our subs bench jumped into action and proved that the club is in safe hands with this bunch of youngsters. Tomas Sheehy and Fionn Dairo both came on and considering they are both u12’s they both had fantastic games and got on the score sheet.

Sean came out of goals in the second half with Adam going into goals and both doing brilliantly again. It was a pleasure for us to coach such a great bunch and last night when the tough got going this team showed great heart and dug deep to see the game out. It was a fantastic display by each and every one on this great team and the future looks good if we can keep this group together.

Our next match is this Wednesday, the 25th when we welcome St Michael’s/Foilmore to Blennerville. Throw-in for this fixture is 7pm

U16: Our u16’s Central Region game against Dingle last Monday had to be called off due to Dingle’s inability to field a team. We will be playing John Mitchels this Monday, the 23rd in Blennerville with a throw-in time of 7pm


We were well beaten by Beale last Friday in our last match of the MFL despite our boys starting well as Beale proved too strong in the end. Final score was St Pats 2-9 Beale 6-10.


Castleisland Mart Junior Premier Club Football Championship Relegation Play-off

St Pats 3-12 Ballydonoghue 0-19

St Pats retained their Junior Premier Club Championship status when they defeated Ballydonoghue with a second half comeback in this pulsating relegation play-off encounter played under dry and calm conditions in Listowel last Saturday evening.

The half was only 2 minutes old when Ballydonoghue’s full-forward, Paul Kennelly converted a free after Jack Foley was fouled. St Pats struggled to stamp their authority on the game despite having a lot of possession with the final ball being a let down on a number of occasions.

Paul McMahon drew level after 8 minutes to point from close range only for Padraig Lyons to put Ballydonoghue ahead within a minute. Willie Hurley levelled scores after being set up by Breandáin Savage who also got on the score sheet with a point from the 45m line.

Ballydonoghue grew in confidence and won a lot of balls in the middle including a high ball caught by Thomas Kennelly from our kickout, and finding Daragh Sheehy who ran at our defence unchallenged to point, sending his team two points clear after 20 minutes.

This was followed by another point from Thomas Kennelly. St Pats got on the score sheet 9 minutes after their last score when Jake Foley held the ball long enough to spot David O’Callaghan, who was in a great position to point from close range. Ballydonoghue hit a purple patch after that to score 4 points in a row as they took a 0-12 to 0-7 lead to the break.

St Pats started the second half well and were rewarded with a goal when Luke Mulligan’s goal-bound shot hit team mate Gary Savage, ricocheted off the post for Brendan Poff to tap in. Gaining confidence from the goal, St Pats saw a lot of the ball and hit another goal through David O’Callaghan following clever play by Sean Dowling to draw out the goal-keeper and a defender before delivering a pitch perfect pass to the on-rushing David who calmly slotted the ball into the net ensuring that the Pats lead by two after 9 minutes.

Ballydonoghue got on the score sheet for the first time this half after 14 minutes from a Paul Kennelly effort due to great work put in by Thomas Kennelly who ran at our defence line.

The crowd sensed that it was going to be a red evening when lady luck smiled upon us once again this time in the 18th minute when a harmless ball meant for Paul McMahon was intercepted by his marker but slipped out of his hand with Paul putting his basketball skills to great use by shielding with ball with one hand and holding off his marker with the other to score the 3rd goal despite being put under pressure also by Darragh in goals for Ballydonoghue.

Substitute, Eoin Greaney added another point to nudge the Pats ahead by 6 with 6 minutes of normal time remaining. Ballydonoghue sensing defeat, went in seach of points and a high ball sent in was expertly fielded by Jordan Conway, who rose above all to clear, which resulted in our final point scored by David O’Callaghan.

More pressure from Ballydonoghue saw them score the last 5 points of the game, which included 4 frees converted by Paul Kennelly as the Pats held on to win by 2 points after 5 minutes of injury time played on a score line of St Pats 3-12 Bally Donoghue 0-19.

St Pats: Paudi Bailey, Killian Quirke, Tommy Lynch, Joe O’Connor, Jake Foley, Kieran Dwyer, Luke Mulligan, Liam O’Sullivan, Liam Poff, Brendan Poff (1-01), Breandáin Savage (0-01), Sean Dowling, David O’Callaghan (1-03, 1f), Paul McMahon (1-02), Willie Hurley (0-03)

Subs: Jordan Conway (0-01) for Killian Quirke, Eoin O’Carroll for Breandáin Savage, Gary Savage for Liam Poff, Brian Murphy for Luke Mulligan, Eoin Greaney (0-01) for Sean Dowling, Cillian O’Riordan for Jake Foley

Our next game is Round 3 of the County League when we will be away to Dr Crokes B. The date for this fixture is Sunday the 6th of May with a 2pm throw-in time.

Membership Registration 2018

Please note that the time for 2018 Registration and payment of the club membership subscription is drawing to a close.

Your Club Membership for 2018 can now be registered and the subscription paid online by Credit Card, Debit Card. It’s as easy as going to the Club website –, select Membership and follow the instructions.

While the annual subscriptions alone do not cover the full costs of Club activities they do form an important part of income for the Club. The Club also relies on members, sponsors and supporters engaging in fundraising during the year to make up the difference.

By subscribing on-line you will have access to your account, where full details on your Membership will always be available to you.

Scór na bPaisti

Congratulations to the St.Pats ballad group who won the Scór na bPaisti county finals last Sunay afternoon in Foilmore and also to the Leiriú sketch group who came second. This is a great achievement for the club and many thanks to Dermot Waugh, Mary O’Sullivan and Marie Fitzgibbon, the mentors for all their efforts in preparing these very talented performers.

Lohercannon / Blennerville & The Kerries clean up

Míle buiochas to all who helped clean up our beautiful walking areas on Saturday last. It was heartning to have so many of the local community give up their valuable free time for the commom good. Many hands make light work amd thanks to all who turned up. A huge effort was put in and the scenic area is looking great.

Maurice Collins Vintage Day Club Results Of Ticket Draw 

The Maurice Collins Memorial Vintage Club would like to congratulate the following winners of their Ticket Draw:

1st Prize €300 Pat Stack Moynsha Abbeyfeale. 2nd 2nights B&B1 evening meal in the Sceilig Hotel Dingle, Michael Savage Pallace, Lixnaw. 3rd 1 night B&B Woodlands Hotel Adare .Mike Lawlor Ballymaquinn Ardfert. 4th €50 Hamper John o Sullivan Lady’s Well Ballyheigue. 5th €50 Hamper Richard Quane Lerrig Ardfert. Plus spot Prizes to Ann Lawlor Banna

Neil Dodd Lisenearla.

Brian Ferris Fenit. Sean Foran Ballyheigue.

Declan Dowling Ardfert.

Ann Madden Castlemaine.

Mike McKenna Abbeydorney. Mike Baker Abbeydorney,

Brian Slattery Farronwillom Ardfert Tractor Run

The Maurice Collins Memorial Vintage Club presented a cheque of € 15,020.00 to Down Syndrome Kerry and Palliative Care/ Hospice Kerry at Katie Brownes Ardfert on Saturday Night. The Committee would like to thank St. Brendan’s A/C whom donated the proceeds of their 4mile fun run, Ardfert Quarry for the use of their premises, all our sponsors, stewards, ticket sellers, exhibitors, demonstrators, stall holders, vintage enthusiasts and you the general public. The committee would like to acknowledge the generosity of people whom have donated items which helped in the putting together of our vintage day and ensuring its smooth running ye know who ye are. The committee would also like to extend a Thank you to any one whom we may have over looked.

Ardfert Retreat Centre

Protection of Life: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Mondays 11.00am-2.00pm.

Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs.  April 26th, 7.00pm-8.30pm. Phone: 0667134276.

Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the BioSpiritual Institute,  April 27th – 29th . Contact: 0667134276.

Self Care Day : “Tools to manage life’s every day stressors”, Anna O’ Donoghue & Batty Garnett , Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Anna 0879447105


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Paddy Moynihan Deelis, Camp.

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