St Pat’s GAA Club News

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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 12 & 27. The five €30 consolation prizes went to M O’Shea c/o Rock Inn, Denis O’Sullivan Annagh, Johnny Enright Derrymore East, Finian Coneagh 36 Caheranne and Denis Foley Blennerville.
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €4,700 and the draw will take place this Sunday night April 23rd in Keane’s Bar. Lotto tickets are available from the usual outlets or any Club officer.

Lotto Anniversary

St Pats Gaa Weekly Lotto was 20 years Old on Thursday 26th of January and was started 20 years ago by then Chairman Mike Crean, Secretary Jim Moriarty and Treasurers Paul Byrne & Jimmy Savage and has served the club well. The first lotto draw was made on Sunday January 26th 1997.
To celebrate this occasion, St Pats will enter all lotto players who play the club lotto either weekly, monthly or yearly from the 23rd of January until the 5th of June into a special draw for 2 All Ireland Football tickets plus 2 night’s accommodation on the Saturday and Sunday night of the All Ireland weekend. Naomh Padraig Abu

Dingle Way Challenge 2017

The Dingle Way Challenge will take place on Sunday the 4th of June (keep this date free in your diaries). This walk is ideal for groups, teams, friends and solo hikers and you can either opt for The Dingle Way Challenge, a 34km walk which will involve a mixture of grass paths and road walking where walkers will get to experience the famous An Ghaeltacht GAA pitch in Murrioch (there will be a food stop here), the football club of the famous former Kerry footballers, Marc, Tomas and Darragh Ó Sé and culminating in Cloghane, via the valley that lies between Mount Brandon and Conor Pass or The Ultra Dingle Way Challenge, a 45km walk which starts at Dingle harbour, as the normal route, taking you through a tough 12km mountain route over Mount Brandon and finishing up at Cloghane, where there will be BBQ on arrival.

Buses going back to the clubhouse will be provided where there will be showers available for those who need it. There will also be music in Quane’s later that evening.This Challenge gives locals and tourists alike a great opportunity to experience the stunning scenery that West Kerry has to offer in a fun, safe and challenging environment. This year’s route is slightly shorter than last year but don’t be fooled as the Ultra section more than makes up for it. Registration can be completed on the Dingle Way Challenge’s Facebook page.

Juvenile Academy
There was no training last Sunday due to the Easter holidays however, our Academy of U6/8 and 10s trained last Friday and it was a good turnout despite the chilly weather. Everyone had great fun learning their skills. Academy continues this Sunday in the club premises at 10.3oam
U12: There was no County League matches last Sunday due to the Easter holidays however, we will be taking part in a football blitz in Croke Park this Thursday and competing against Borrisokane from County Tipperary, Adare from County Limerick and Gaultier from County Waterford. The blitz will be for an hour and afterwards, there will be a tour of the Croke Park Museum. We wish all the players and mentors the best of luck.
U12 Girls: U12 girls football training will be in the St Pats field from 2 – 3pm. Please bring your gum shield.

U14:  U14 County League: St Pat’s 4-7; Currow 5-21.

This was a difficult game for our under-strength squad.  After a tough first half (in which our scores came from Colin, Callum, Tomás (a point each) and Cillian (goal). In the meantime, a physically imposing Currow side scored 5-12.We were much improved in the second half, and outscored our opponents by 3-4 to 0-9. Nathan scored 2 goals, Tomás added 1-3 and Colin scored another point.  This team continues to show a good attitude, and sticks to its task well even in adversity.  The rewards will come for them.Our next game is on Wednesday, 19th away to Listowel Emmets  in a Feile group stage qualifying competition. Throw-in is at 7pm.
U16: U16 Central League: Austin Stacks ‘B’ 0-3; St Pat’s 8-7.

There’s not a lot to say about this match, which only confirmed that our squad is in fine form. Our goalscorers were Patrick (2), Nathan (2), & Daragh, Fergal, Shar, and Ian all got one each.  Tougher tests await this team, and particularly next Monday against Castleisland. throw-in is at 7pm in Castleisland.


Our minors are in the semi-finals of Division 6B where they will play Asdee/Ballylongford this Friday, the 21st of April. Time and venue are yet to be confirmed. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for updates.


Junior Premier Club Championship Skellig Rangers 2-08, St Pats 1-09

St Pats traveled the long distance to Portmagee, South Kerry last Sunday but failed to qualify for the next stage of the Junior Premier Club Championship in a match in which our boys never got out of second gear and the home side appearing hungrier with Skellig Rangers’ Dermot Keaton scoring 1-06 to progress to the next round of the Championship.

Mike Sullivan opened scores as early as the 3rd minute, cutting in from the right before pointing with his left. Kieran Hurley leveled 4 minutes later.

Point for point was traded by both teams and on the 22nd minute, Dermot Keating found space open up for him  and he rightly went for goal only to be saved by Paudie Bailey but the resultant 45 was converted by Skellig’s Paudie. Kieran Hurley scored 2 points from frees in between Dermot Keaton’s point with both teams scoring 6 points apiece at the end of the first half.

The second half started in a similar manner to the first half with Dermot Keating scoring after 3 minutes from a free, but this was cancelled out by Eoin Greaney’s point from play in what was his first touch of the ball, having just come on as a sub for Breandáin Savage.

The turning point of the game came in the 13th minute when a seemingly harmless ball was sent across the Pats goal area with Paudie Bailey expected to make a routine catch, but the ball bobbled on the very uneven ground and landed in the net.

St Pats threw on David O’Callaghan and Tommy Lynch but shortly afterwards, conceded the second gol scored by Michael Sullivan. St Pats’ Jordan Conway scored a goal to reduce the deficit but the home side were mostly a step or two ahead of our players for most of the ball as they did enough to guarantee a place in the next round.

Clean up B.Ville / Lohercannon / Lock Gates & Cockleshell Rd.

There is a clean-up of white wall Lohercannon to Cockleshell on Saturday, the 22nd of April. We appeal to people living in these areas to come out and help out and if everyone gives an hour of their time that should be more than sufficient to clean up the entire area. Meeting time is 11am at the Lockgates or Cockleshell road. Please come out & help on the day, don’t leave to somebody else. Bags, picks & gloves will be provided. Hope to have a good turnout. “Ar scáth a chéile a mhairimid”. Contact Kathleen on 087 2414681

Camp Drama Group

Camp Drama Group presents the hilarious comedy “Whos D Daddy” [sequel to ” Wheres the Missus”] in the Old Schoolhouse, Camp on Thursday 27th & Friday 28th April @ 8 PM.
Tickets on sale at O Dwyers Mace, Camp.

Blennerville Derrymore CFR

Blennerville Derrymore Community First Responders will hold CFR training on Saturday 22nd April, with another date planned for May.

If you are interested in getting involved, or know anyone who is, now is a good time to sign up.
Get in touch via email or call Rosalie on 0863085390, to a book a place on one of our training days.

Ardfert Retreat Centre

Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Saturday, 22nd April 2017 from 9.45am to 4.00pm. Contact Betty Garnett at 087249806.  Ref.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Billy Foley Casements Avenue, formerly Blennerville and Eileen Fitzgerald Ballyheigue, late of Annagh.

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