St Pats Club News 26/05/14

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St PatsLotto:

There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €10,700. The numbers drawn were 01, 12, 13 & 15. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Annette & Terry Boyle, Derrymore West; Tim Boyle c/o Terry Boyle; Mary O’Shea c/o Texaco; Geraldine & Catherine Hanafin, Curraheen & Cathy Hogan, Tonevane. This week’s jackpot will be €10,800 and the draw will take place at the later day of next Monday night June 2nd at 10pm in Quane’s Bar. This is due to the Dingle Way Challenge taking place on the Sunday. Lotto tickets available from usual outlets or any committee member. If you’re not in, you cannot win!!!

Dingle Way Challenge 2014:

The clock is ticking down to the 2014 Dingle Way Challenge which is only days away! Registration online has continued to rise and the hard-working committee led by Derek O’Sullivan are putting the final touches to the event. We are asking all members of the community to support our main fundraiser for the year, the Dingle Way Challenge. This year the walk will go along the peninsula from Cloghane to Blennerville with stops in Spillane’s Bar, Maherees and The Old Schoolhouse in Camp. Participants are free to walk all the trek or any of the stages. Registration can be done online through our website and Facebook page and forms are also available with Kieran in O’Shea’s Gala, Blennerville. The fee is €35 and includes bus transport, breakfast,  lunch, burger and a drink on completion along with a medal. All participants will also receive a goodie bag for the trek with drinks, fruit and a map. It promises to be a great days fun on the mountains and along the beaches. We are asking all friends of St Pats to support the walk either by taking part or by sponsoring one of the participants and all money raised is being used to improve our club facilities. It will all begin at 5am in our clubrooms this Sunday morning so we are looking forward to seeing you then!

Family Section of Dingle Way Challenge:

Everyone who wishes to walk on the family section of the Dingle Way Challenge is asked to assemble at Curraheen onJune 1st at 2.30pm.  We are encouraging as many parents and juveniles to join in the fun and walk with friends and colleagues from the church to our pitch along the scenic mountain path.  At the pitch, refreshments will be provided in a carnival atmosphere.  You can register at O’Sheas Shop in advance of the event.

Juvenile Academy:

We had a smaller turnout last Sunday morning but every child who attended on the day put in a great training session. In the u6’s Sharon Enright and Justin O’Halloran showed great skill and determination and a huge welcome to Ruan Culloo who made his debut. The u8’s and u10’s trained together and we saw great passing and kicking skills from Josh Quilter, Killian Lynch, Shane Howarth, Adam Mulvihill and a big welcome to another new comer Samuel Barrero who participated extremely well in his training session. There will be no training on Sunday morning due to the Dingle Way Challenge.

Summer Football & Internal League:

Our academy will run on Wednesdays through the month of June commencing on June 4th.  This date will also see the start of our internal league.  All are welcome.

Under 12’s:

Our u12’s played at home last Friday evening against Kilgarvan. Kilgarvan were a physically stronger team but our boys never gave up from start to finish. We had injuries from Niall McCarthy, Matthew Quilter and Tomas O’Sullivan and this had a huge affect on our game. We are scheduled to play on Sunday evening. Details to follow. Our u12’s and u14’s are holding an internal blitz beginning next Wednesday evening from 6.30 to 7.30. Hope to see all our players attending.


Our Junior team played their first game in the county league last Friday against a strong Ballyheigue in Blennerville. The Junior team has a combination of youth and experience as we strive to bring the younger players up to the next level to help progress the future of the club. In the first half, we struggled to get to grips with the game as Ballyheigue played very well and we found it hard to get hold of the ball as Ballyheigue were playing good football. But we dug deep as the first half came to an end and we got 2 good goals before the break to give us a lead at half time of 6pts against the run of play. HT Score 2-06 to 1-03. After the break, we were hit by a good goal from Ballyheigue and the game was up for grabs at this stage. We upped our game at this stage and with 20 min left we were dominant all over as we pushed on to secure a good win in our first outing of the year. We scored 8pts in the second half to secure a good win with 3 of our minors making their senior debut; Jordan, Aidan and Brandon all playing their part in a well deserved win. It was very good to see us finish strong and run out deserving winners on a final score of 2-14 to 2-7. Panel: J Fitzgerald, K Quirke, James Costello, S Dowling(0-01), N Barry, Joe Costello(0-01), P O’Sullivan, K O’Sullivan, T O’Connor, B Savage(0-04), G Savage(2-04), E Sayers, D Kerins (0-02), T O Sullivan(0-02), J Conway, A O Halloran, B Boyle, T Flynn, L Reidy, M Stack, L O Sullivan & T Farmer.

St Brendan’s Seniors:

Hard luck to St Brendan’s who were defeated by Laune Rangers in the 1st round of the Senior County Championship. They will now play the loser’s round which is scheduled for the weekend of June 7th/8th. St Pats were well represented on the night by Luke Mulligan, Liam O’Sullivan, Brendan Poff, Kieran Hurley, Andy Byrne and Paul McMahon.

Cúl Camps:

The Kellogg’s GAA Football Camp will take place in Blennerville from July 28th to August 1st . The camp is for boys & girls aged 6 to 13.  We would hope to increase on the huge numbers that we had last year.  Each child will be given free sports gear. GAA players will teach the skills of Gaelic Football in a safe and fun filled environment from Mondayto Friday 10am to 2.30pm.

Blennerville/Ballyard Community Games:

Congratulations to everyone who took part in our athletics evening on May 15th. It was a glorious evening and the sunshine helped bring a lot of the community out in support. All of these Athletes will now go on to represent Blennerville/Ballyard in Kerry on June 21/22 in An Riocht, Castleisland. Here are the results:

GIRLS: 60M U8-1. Orla Murphy, 2. Millie O’Brien, 4. Ava Moriarty 80M U8- 1. Rachel O’Mahoney, 2. Caoimhe Murphy, 3. Caoilaina Culloo, 4. Ciara Gallagher 100M U10- 1. Keelin Enright, 2. Rachel Mulgrew, 3. Caoimhe Dairo, 4. Alison Lynch 100M U12- 1. Ciara Rath, 2. Emer Ni Shuilleabhain, 3. Grace O’Mahoney, 4. Grace O’Brien 100M U14-1. Sheanna Moriarty, 2. Isabelle Lynch, 3. Aoife Murphy, 4. Melanie Smith 60M Hurdles U10 1Siun Fitzgibbon, 2. Nora Cadogan, 3. Shauna Moriarty 80M Hurdles U14- 1. Ellen Wallace, 2. Kate O’Keeffe, 3. Kate Mulgrew, 4. Mebh Maloney 200M U10- 1. Grace McLoughlin, 2. Keenan O’Mahoney 3. Aoife Burke 800M U14- 1. Sarah Hoare 1500M U16- 1. Zoe Quinlivan

BOYS: 60 M U8- 1. Fiona Dairo, 2. Sam Fitzgerald 3. Daniel Sheehy, 4. Diarmuid Waugh 80 M U8 1. Cian Caplis, 2. Darragh Murphy, 3.Mark O’Brien, 4. Tadgh Moran 100m U10 1. Bobby Byrne, 2. Cormac Gallagher, 3. Liam O’Sullivan, 4. Josh Quilter 100M U12 1. Peter Walsh, 2. Greg Byrne, 3. Tom Walsh, 4. Colin Doody 100M U 14- 1. Fergal O’Brien, 2. Cathal Fitzgibbon, 3. Cian Wall, 4. Darragh O’Sullivan 60M Hurdles U10 1. Josh Hoare, 2. James Dowling, 3. Jamie Lynch. 80M Hurdles, U14-1. Harry Emerson, 2. Sean Caplis, 3. Sean Fitzgibbon 200M U10 – 1. Sean Crowley, 2. Cian Moran, 3. Tomas Sheehy, 4. Oisin Gallagher 600M U12- 1. Jamie O’Brien, 2. Danny Greaney, 3. Dylan Griffin, 4. Gavin Doody 800M U14- 1. Louis Byrne, 2. Cathal McLoughlin, 3. Cormac Lynch. Training will take place for all these athletes every Friday in St Pat’s GAA pitch from 7:00 – 8:00pm. We would like to thank St. Pats for the use of their pitch and say a special thank you to Johnny Enright who had the pitch lined and in perfect condition, making it very easy for the kids to run on. Thank you also to all the parents who helped at the finish line and helped with taking the names. Judo: A huge congratulations goes to Rory Kelliher, from Beenoskee, Ballyard who won gold in the 25kg Judo community games competition, which took place in Tralee on May 17th.For all the up to date information on Blennerville/Ballyard community games please check out our Facebook page.

Derryquay National School:

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who made their Holy Communion last weekend. The Open Dayfor this year will be held on June 4th. Everyone is welcome to visit our school & view it’s wonderful facilities and meet with staff, parents and pupils. Derryquay NS is a unique school in the current era and we welcome all visitors on the day.


Huge and hearties congratulations to veteran Senior star Derek O’Sullivan and his wife Julie on the birth of their second son, Cian last weekend.


The club would also like to extend its sympathy to the families & relatives of Beatrice Daly, Castlecountess & Gerry Linnane, Stack Villas. May They Rest In Peace.

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