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Sean Daly, Tonevane was the lucky winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €7700 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 04, 10, 22 & 29. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Mary Savage Curraheen, Sinead Foran c/o The Rock Inn, Rosalie Scanlon Annagh, James McCarthy Derryquay and Richard and Jane Rowan Blennerville.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2,000 and the draw will take place on Sunday night Sept 29th in O’Dwyer’s Bar. Lotto tickets can be purchased online, from any club officer or at the following outlets: Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers, O’Shea’s Shop and Service Station, Poff Motors, Noyeks, Byrnesworth, Rock Inn, Dwyer’s Bar, Skelper Quane’s, Betty’s Bar and Keane’s of Curraheen.


There was no Academy for our U6-U10’s last Sunday to allow the kids attend the blessing of school bags at mass on Sunday morning. However, our U8 and U10’s participated in the annual John Mitchels Blitz which took place the day before.

U8: We had a great turnout at the John Mitchels blitz last Saturday. We had a total of 18 players who played games against Kerins O’Rahillys, John Mitchels, Milltown/Castlemaine, Keel and Austin Stacks. Everyone tried their best and that’s all the coaches can ask for. Due to the blitz, there was no academy on the Sunday. Academy resumes this Sunday Sept 29th at the normal time of 10:30am.



U10: The Under-10s had an early start last Saturday morning as they gathered in the John Mitchels complex in advance of the annual Mitchels blitz. The scene was a hive of activity with both Under-8 and Under-10 teams from Tralee and all over the County warming up before their respective games started at 10:30. Even the weather was in obliging mood as the downpour which greeted our arrival slackened off in time for the throw-in. We had five tough games in all against Kerins O’Rahillys, John Mitchells, Milltown/Castlemaine, Keel and finally Cordal. All of these teams had large numbers of players allowing them to have the ability to have fresh players available for different games. So great credit to our limited panel of core players of Ródhan, James, Sharon, Aimee, Eddie, Stephen, and Chloe who turn up to all of our games – and to Rory, Ben and Luke for supplementing the squad – all them played well and battled away up to the last kick of their final game. With some injuries depleting the squad we drafted in some of the under-8’s at different stages so thanks to Paddy, Tommy and Blake who contributed so well when they joined us. It was great for our young players to get this amount of game time against such a variety of teams. Our thanks to the Mitchels club for organising the Blitz which was well organised and all the games ran to schedule. Finally thanks to the parents of the team members for getting them there and encouraging them to play.


U14 girls who won the Div 5 North Kerry Board Plate Final last week over Listowel Emmets B

U14 Girls: Well done to our U14 girls who won the Div 5 North Kerry Board Plate Final last Wednesday evening in Blennerville. Playing with only 13 girls, we overcame a strong Listowel Emmets B team on a score line of 4-01 to 3 goals. This is the second trophy they’ve won this year, adding to their County Title won earlier in the summer. Huge credit to this bunch of determined girls who epitomise heart, skill and team work in every game they play.

Senior Football Championship

Well done to the St Brendan’s Board Senior team and management, especially the St Pats contingent of Seamus Murphy manager, Kieran Dwyer, Luke Mulligan, David O’Callaghan and Paul McMahon who started, on their win against East Kerry last Sunday afternoon in Austin Stacks Park.

Final scores were East Kerry 1-12 St Brendan’s Board 2-11. There were also more St Pats presence on the bench namely Paudi Bailey, Brendan Poff, Tommy Lynch, Willie Hurley, Brian Murphy and Kevin O’Shea. This victory sees them through to round 2 of the competition where they will play South Kerry on Saturday, 28th September with extra time and results on the day.

Ardfert Retreat Centre

Hill of Miracles: Catholic Christian Prayer Fellowship: Fire Fall-Charismatic Prayer Meeting every Monday 7.30p and Lantern Night Holy Hour with Adoration, every third Thursday of the month 7.30pm

Fall Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Certificate Course: Group Leader training to lead discussions on Faith, Sacraments, Morality and Prayer Catechesis based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Wednesdays 7.00pm – 8.30pm beginning Wed. 25th Sept.

Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes OP, Silence, relaxation, breath awarenes and visualization leading to a sense of  Divine Presence. Sat. 19th Oct. 10am-2pm. Book Now.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Sr. Mary De Chantal O’Halloran Ballyduff and Joseph Keane, Bruach Na h-Abhainn and late of Derrymore.

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