St Pats Blennerville GAA Club News 28/04/2014

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Dingle Way Challenge 2014:

Bang! We are back! The Dingle Way Challenge 2014 will take place on Sunday 1st June. This year we will bus you back to thevillage of Cloghane on the foothills of the famous Mount Brandon. From there you will walk 55km along some of the most stunning scenery in the world through Castlegregory and around the famous Maherees Peninsula back to Blennerville where we will have a big party. This challenge is very different to last year in that much of it is on stunning beaches.

You will walk on Ireland’s longest beach which will take your breath away. Registration this year will be online and you can do so by logging onto to the Dingle Way Challenge page on Coiste na nOg is busy organising the family section of the Dingle Way Challenge. June 1st is fast approaching and any help would be greatly appreciated. For further details, please contact Mary Wallace.

Juvenile Academy:

We had another great turnout last Sunday morning in the juvenile academy. In the u6’s we saw Robert O’Shea, Leah Kelliher and Keelin Reidy putting in a great effort in the warm ups and drills. In the u8’s, Diarmuid Wuagh, Grainne Breen and Kayla O’ Connor showed some great skill and determination.

While in the u10’s Roisin Griffin, Ali Lynch and Jake Foley gave it 100% showing superb ball skills and accuracy. Juvenile training continues next week at 10.30am. U10’s have a blitz at home starting at 11 o’clock and to be at the field at the usual time of 10.30. On Sunday 4th of May the u8’s have a blitz at home.

Under 12’s:

Our u12’s displayed another great game of football last Sunday evening away to Knocknagoshel. Unfortunately we didn’t come away with a win but we saw some fantastic football played with every player giving their best throughout the field. Daniel Moriarty making some great saves in goals and our backs Michael Doody, Mikee Healy, Danny Greaney, Matthew Quilter and Jack Walsh  were well on top of their game and cleared several balls.

Midfield Niall McCarthy and Tomas O’ Sullivan secured alot of possession and left the ball into forwards Jade Harkins, Liam O’ Sullivan, Martin Laucher, Cormac Lynch, Oisin Tobin and Dylan Griffin who took their scores well.

We saw some very fancy and stylish goals by Matthew Quilter, Cormac Lynch, Danny Greaney, Martin Laucher and Tomas O’ Sullivan and some lovely points by Niall McCarthy, Jade Harkin, Tomas O’ Sullivan, Danny Greaney and Martin Laucher.  U12’s have a bye in the next round. We are scheduled to play Asdee/ Ballylongford at home on Sunday 11th of May at 6 o’clock.

Under 16’s

Our U16’s were beaten by  a very strong  Churchill side last Monday night at home. Short of numbers and alot of players injured at the moment we were unable to show our full potential.

But best for St Pats on the night had to be Brian Murphy and Joe O’Connor who gave it 100% from start to finish. Also, get well  soon to Kieran Dwyer who dislocated his shoulder during the game. The semi final is due to be played away from home next Thursday. Details to follow.

 Senior Team

After a weekend off, our senior team are back in county league action this Saturday evening where they travel to Killarney to take on Spa. Throw in is at 7pm.

The fixture was originally scheduled for the following weekend but it has been brought forward to this weekend due to a change in date of Spa’s intermediate championship fixture. We currently lie at the foot of the table and badly need to pick up two points so we ask as many members as possible to travel and support the team.

St Brendan’s N.S. Blennerville:

The school is raising money in a bid to purchase 30 lap-top computers, so that each child in the school will have access to I.T. The Parent’s Association have organised a novel idea, having gotten the idea from Principal Terry O’Sullivan.

Two thousand envelopes are sealed with a number from 0001 (1c)- to 2000 (€20) hidden inside. Before opening an envelope, those donating must agree to commit to paying whatever amount is inside, be it little or large in the knowledge it will not surpass €20.

The donor is asked to pay the number equivalent in cent, so 1345 would mean a €13.45 commitment. We realise we are asking a lot of people but it is a ‘once off’, big effort, that we hope the school families and community will back, as it is a huge investment in the children’s education.

These computers will move with us to the new school building in September 2015, where we will have designated computer areas.

There is an incentive for those donating, in that, everyone who contributes, has their name entered into a draw for €1,000 cash. We hope to have all envelopes sold by the start of May, so if you are offered one, please consider helping us.

Finally, the Bag2School collection date of second hand clothes, towels, blankets, soft toys, shoes, belts will be on 27th May 2014 between 1:30-2:30pm. All clothes are very welcome, once they are brought to us in large plastic bags.


There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €10,300. The numbers drawn were 05, 12, 14 & 26. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Mary Morgan, Derryquay; Mary O’Donoghue, Deelis, Camp; Elsie Healy c/o Tony Casey; Luke McNamee, Cloghers & Mary O’Brien, Curagraigue.

Next week’s jackpot will be €10,400 and the draw will take place next Sunday night May 4th at 10pm in O’Dwyer’s Bar.Tickets available from usual outlets or any committee member. If you’re not in, you cannot win!!!

Blennerville/Ballyard Community Games:

A date for your calendar, Blennerville/Ballyard community games Athletics competition will take place in St. Pat’s GAA pitch, Blennerville, on Thursday evening May 22nd at 6.30. Check out our Facebook page for further updates and information on


Congratulations to Jim Enright and Denise Moynihan who have recently announced their engagement. Congrats also to our neighbours Churchill whose Quiz team were crowned All-Ireland Quiz Champions on Saturday last in All Ireland Scor held in Castlebar.

Music Group

 Our music group are practicing regularly. New members are very welcome.  For more info, please contact Mary Wallace.


The club would also like to extend its sympathy to the families and relatives of Tom Naughton, St Brendan’s Park. May he Rest In Peace.

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