St Pat’s GAA Club News

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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Monday night last. The numbers drawn were 07, 08, 14 & 18. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Bernadette O Callaghan Curragraigue, Anna Poff Lohercannon, Sean Hayes Tonevane, Noelle O Connor Annagh and Tom Russell Lohercannon.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2,500 and the draw will take place this Sunday night June 18th 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.

U6: There was no training last Sunday for our U6’s due to the weather not being kind on the morning, however, training continues next Sunday at the usual time.
U8: Well done to the seven hardy boys and girls who participated in the academy session in blustery conditions last Sunday, it is heartening to see this type of commitment. For the warm up exercises we joined in with the under 10 group in the skip, jump, run, bend and touch course that Johnny had set out. This circuit proved not a bother to our energetic under eight’s to the extent that on completion of the required 3 laps they all went for another lap around the circuit. From there they went straight into some shooting practice with the wind conditions sometimes aiding and sometimes hindering. The session was finished off with a wholehearted game with no goalies so points only to be put on the scoreboard. We had some great point scoring with one in particular, an angled free by Sam Jones, standing out. Keelin Sinnott, Eddie Hayes and Sharon Enright displayed great tackling and ball passing. Some lovely fisted points were scored by Stephen Enright even with a sore toe, James Daly and Gearoid Hingston.

Choosing a player of the week was a tough decision as there were many contenders and Gearóid Hingston was the worthy winner, so very well done to Gearóid.

It is important that all children wear a properly fitting gum shield when training and playing in games.
U10: St Pats U-10’s traveled north to Ardfert last Wednesday to take part in a Fun Go Games blitz against Ardfert, Churchill and Ballyheigue. All our St Pats future stars played their hearts out on the evening and performed very well.

Some of the highlights were Jack Costello’s long range points, Mark O’Brien’s brave block downs, Michael Enright’s over head catch, Grainne Breen holding possession and bursting runs resulting in her kicking some lovely points.

Daniel Sheehy’s beautifully pointed free with his improving leg, Luke Passway’s quick turn and powerful kick for a goal, Darragh Murphy’s excellent diving save on the goal line which prevented a certain goal, Gary Scollard’s excellent tackling and determination to dispossess his opponents.

Killian O’Mahony’s lovely one two hand pass followed by kick over the bar. The coaches were delighted with effort each player gave on the evening. It’s great to see our players improving with every outing. We were back with our academy last Sunday morning and again our u10 players gave it their all to fine tune their football skills.

Especially Rory Daly, Aiden Hayes, Kayla O’Connor and Ben Jones. It’s important all our players keep practising their skills at home during the week Naomh Padraig Abú…
U12 Mixed: Our U12’s traveled to Killorglin to play Laune Rangers C last Friday with a very depleted squad of 9 players from our current panel and 1 U10 player. Needless to say, we found it difficult to compete especially in the first half where we conceded 3 goals and a number of points. Our performance in the second half was much better and gutsy, thanks to James Dowling and Josh Quilter who both left everything on the pitch. We hope to have a fuller squad for our next game this Sunday when we welcome Sneem/Derrynane to Blennerville. Throw in is @ 6pm. Training however continues this Friday at 6pm in the field.

U12 Girls: Our girls were beaten by a very strong Legion side last Thursday so they have now qualified for the B final against Finuge/St Senans which will be held in Ballyduff this Tuesday, 13th at 7pm. We encourage you to come and support this great bunch of girls.
U14: We will be playing in the Central League which commences on Monday, the 19th of June and we have been drawn in division 3 with Castleisland Desmonds, Annascaul/Lispole, Laune Rangers B, Ballymacelligot B and Austin Stacks B. We wish Brendan and the panel the best of luck.

Senior Team

SFL Divison 2, Round 5 St Pats 1-17 Waterville 1-14

St Pats took all the points at stake in this fast paced game played on Saturday evening in Blennerville in which Waterville’s Stephen O’Dwyer scored 1-08, five of which were frees but it still wasn’t good enough to win against a very determined and energised St Pats team.
The home side registered the first point of the match when Tommy Lynch pointed as early as the first minute following intelligent play from Liam Poff knocking the ball towards the path of Gary Savage, who spotted Tommy running off his shoulder.

Waterville levelled matters two minutes later from Barry O’Dwyer scoring from close range. St Pats scored three unreplied points within six minutes, with Stephen O’Dwyer reducing the deficit to a solitary point with a point from play and a free.

St Pat’s goalie, Paudi Bailey was called into action denying Stephen a goal after he rounded a defender and unleashed a shot that was easily dealt with.

This seems to galvanise the Pats as they registered three straight points, best of which was from Breandáin Savage, who scored a point with his back to goal from around the 20 meter line.

The home side were winning lots of possession especially in the middle of the field where Liam Poff and Liam O’Sullivan were controlling matters and bringing in the forwards into play with the mercurial David O’Callaghan giving the away side’s defence a torrid time with St Pats outscoring Waterville to take a 0-9 to 0-5 lead to the break.
Waterville came out strongly in the second half and registered the first two points through a free from Alan O’Shea and a point from play scored by their dangerman, Stephen O’Dwyer within the first three minutes.

With the crowd behind the home team, St Pats had the green flag raised through a well worked out goal scored by Breandáin Savage after an array of passes between the forward line to further stretch their lead to five points.

The home side took the game by the scruff of the neck by chasing after every ball and closing down their opponents and at some stage had centre-forward, Brendan Poff making a vital block deep into his half.

With this comfortable lead, St Pats dropped their concentration level momentarily and paid for it when Stephen O’Dwyer burst through the defence unchallenged and released a left footed shot which St Pats’ Paudi Bailey had no response to.

The home side kept their heads as Waterville went in search of another goal but this worked to their disadvantage as they left their defence wide open which David O’Callaghan took advantage of by sending a low ball towards the path of Gary Savage who flicked it to his hand and pointed in what was to be the last point of the game.
St Pats: Paudie Bailey, Tommy O’Connor, Kieran O’Sullivan, Kieran Dwyer, Luke Mulligan (0-2), Kevin O’Shea, Jeffrey Foley, Liam O’Sullivan, Liam Poff, David O’Callaghan (0-7,3f), Brendan Poff (0-2), Tommy Lynch (0-1), Brandon Boyle, Breandáin Savage (1-02), Gary Savage (0-3)

Subs: Brian Murphy for Tommy Lynch, Eoin Sayers on for Tommy O’Connor, Eoin Greaney for Breandáin Savage

Our next match is this Saturday, the 19th in the County League at home to Listry. Throw in is at 7.30pm. All support will be greatly appreciated as we try to climb up the table.

Cul Camp 2017

The St Pats Cul Camp will take place between the 7th and 11th of August from 10am to 2.30pm every day.

The Camp provides boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 with action packed and fun-filled week of activities during the summer holidays. Cost is €60 per child with reductions (€50 for second child and €40 for third and fourth child) for additional members of the family.

Booking can be made online at the Cul Camp official website or on the first morning of the Camp. Each child will receive FREE Kellog’s GAA gear and backpack.
Derrymore Beach Clean-up

Curraheen Community Council would greatly appreciate your help to clean up Derrymore Beach on Tuesday, June 20th. Bags and gloves will be provided. We will meet at Derrymore Beach car park at 7pm. Everybody welcome!

Congratulations/Best wishes 

Congratulations to Marie Fitzgibbon Derrymore East, winner of the two All Ireland tickets and accommodation for two in Dublin.

Congratulations to Denis Ryle, Ardfert and Ita Greaney, Annagh who both won 1 yearly lotto entry each.

Congratulations to U12 mixed and girls player, Caoimhe Dairo, who played for the Kerry Primary Schools Girls team against Claire in Ennis at half time of the Munster Semi-finals.

Best wishes to U14 player, Danny Greaney, who will be lining out for Tralee Parnells Hurling Club in this year’s Feile competition in Carlow this weekend.
Ardfert Retreat Centre

(Bookings & info call 066 713 4276)

A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dan O’Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Sat. 17th June 10.30am-4.30pm.

Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 8th July 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Anna O’Donoghue 0879447105 Ref.

Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July.

Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love. Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 0861678027.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Jim Griffin St. John’s Park and Mary Kelliher Lohercannon.

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