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 02, 05, 07 & 26. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Ena Healy c/o Tony Casey,Bridget Boyle Derrymore, Marie Moriarty Annagh, Jim Moriarty Curraheen and Kitty Healy c/o Mono Ryle.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2,700 and the draw will take place this Sunday night July 2nd 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’Sheas Shop and Service Station, Poff Motors, Noyeks, Byrnesworth, Rock Inn, Dwyer’s Bar, Skelper Quanes, Bettys Bar and Keane’s of Curraheen.

Juvenile Academy

U6: Well done to Thomas Higgins, Grace Costello and Bruce McMillan who put in a great training session last Sunday morning but a huge congratulation to Jayden Sinott who received our player of the week trophy by showing great skill and determination throughout the session. Keep up the good work.

U8: Well done to Ródhan Culloo who was awarded the player of the week trophy at last Sunday’s under-8 Academy Session. Ródhan has shown consistent improvement in his skills and at last week’s session he displayed some great kicking with both left and right legs, keep up the good kicking Ródhan.

We previously mentioned that the practice at home is beginning to show and special mention this week goes to Keelin Sinnott and Gearóid Hingston both showing good point taking ability.

Because of the Munster Football Final is scheduled for Killarney on Sunday next our Academy session will be held on this Friday evening, the time will be confirmed by text during the week.

U10: St Pats under 10’s were back in academy action last Sunday morning and again they gave it their all over the hour to fine tune their football skills, especially Luke Passway, Daniel Sheehy, Kayla O’Conor and Killian O’Mahony. It’s important that all our U10 players keep practicing their skills at home during the week. Naomh Padraig abu..

U12 Mixed: Our mixed team played 2 games this week to conclude their campaign in the County League. We were away to Cordal last Wednesday and put in a very good first half performance but then ran out of steam in the second half as we conceded 4 goals with the final scores at Cordal 5-17 St Pats 1-7.

On Sunday, we played our last game of phase 2 when we welcomed locals, Austin Stacks C. We didn’t start the half on a good note, conceding 4 goals but played much better in the second half and even outscoring the opposition to leave the final scores at St Pats 0-6 Austin Stacks C 5-13. Training times will be communicated to the parents via text message in the next few days.

U12 Girls: A challenge match has been arranged with our neighbours, Kerins O’Rahillys for this Friday at 7pm in Ballyrickard.

U14: Our team were defeated against a very strong Annascaul/Lispole team losing out on a score line of 5-13 to 1-5. Next game is against Laune Rangers B at home this Monday, the 26th @ the earlier time of 6.45pm.

U16: Our U16’s had a convincing win in the County League last Wednesday in Blennerville against Ballymac with sterling performances from Damien Quirke and Darragh Moriarty. Full time scores were: St Pats 6-14 Ballymac 2-9.

Next match is this Wednesday, the 28th against Ballydonoghue in Blennerville. Throw in is @ 7pm. All support is welcome.

Senior B Team

St Pats are at home to Na Gaeil in Round 2 of the Town Board Junior League this Monday, the 26th with a throw in time of 8pm. Your support will be appreciated


SFL Divison 2, Back game  St Pats 2-13 Legion 3-15

It was goals galore in Blennerville when Legion came calling Saturday evening in a re-arranged back game in this SFL, division 2 encounter.

The table toppers took the two points at stake against a spirited St Pats team who’s second half comeback wasn’t enough on the day in which St Pats’ David O’Callaghan kicked seven points, five from play and Legion’s Jamie O’Sullivan two goals and five frees.

Playing with the wind, Legion were first to register the first two points through Thomas Moriarty within two minutes before David O’Callaghan had the white flag raised for the Pats, and he added another in between a Donal Lyne point for Legion.

The game was held up shortly afterwards for David to receive some treatment. On resumption of the game, Legion’s Jamie O’Sullivan converted from a free and Thomas Moriarty added another on 14 minutes to lead by three.

St Pats pushed on from there but the defence line of Legion stayed in shape and thwarted every St Pats attack.

After 24 minutes, John Fitzgerald’s kick went astray and the resultant line ball was quickly taken and sent towards Jamie O’Sullivan whose kick was blocked by Fizzy only for the rebound to fall kindly to Jamie, who made no mistake at the second time of asking to score the first goal of the game.

A Breandáin Savage point from a free and a Liam O’Sullivan effort off balance ensured that Legion took a 1-10 to 0-7 lead to the break.

Legion’s Jack O’Neill pointed from play after a minute from a turned over ball as a result of a mis-directed kick.

After three minutes of play, Luke Mulligan sent in a long, high ball to Gary Savage who was closely marked but the ball broke for Brendan Poff to shoot beyond the reach of David Gleeson in goals for Legion.

Legion’s second goal came four minutes later from a well worked move that was finished by Billy McGuire and a further couple of points straight after saw the away side pull away further to lead by double figures.

St Pats worked hard and they hit a purple patch scoring 1-5 without reply including three consecutive points from play by David O’Callaghan and another Brendan Poff goal who “megsed” David Gleeson to close the gap to just two points with eight minutes of normal play left.

Rob Leen converted from play to stop the rot and with the home side in search of another goal, threw men into attack but another turned over ball in mid-field saw Legion regain posession and made it count when Jamie O’Sullivan scored his side’s third goal of the match as the game ended on a scoreline of St Pats 2-13 Legion 3-15.

St Pats: John Fitzgerald, Tommy O’Connor, Kieran O’Sullivan, Kieran Dwyer, Jeffrey Foley, Kevin O’Shea (0-1), Luke Mulligan, Liam Poff, Paul McMahon, Liam O’Sullivan (0-2), David O’Callaghan (0-7,2f), Brendan Poff (2-1), Eoin Greaney, Breandáin Savage (0-1,1f), Tommy Lynch

Subs: Gary Savage for Tommy O’Connor, Brian Murphy for Luke Mulligan, Cillian O’Riordan for Jeffrey Foley, Brandon Boyle (0-1) for Eoin Greaney

Our next match is this Saturday, the 1st of July when we will be playing away to Glenflesk in Round 7 of the SFL. Throw-in time is at 7.30pm.

Senior Football Championship

Best of Luck to St Brendans Seniors, especially the St Pats contingent of Seamus Murphy, manager and senior team players comprising of Kevin O’Shea, David O’Callaghan, Luke Mulligan, Liam O’Sullivan, Paul McMahon and Brendan Poff who will play East Kerry in Round 3 of the Senior Football Championship on Saturday, the 8th of July in Austin Stack Park with extra-time to be played if necessary. Throw-in is at 7.15pm

Blennerville/Ballyard Community Games

Congratulations to Oisin Spillane Gold in 1500m U16 and will represent Kerry at the Nationals in August, Sarah Barrette Silver in 1500m U16, Fergal o Brien bronze U16 100m, Tony White bronze in Shot Putt, and our U16 relay bronze Cian Wall, Fergal O Brien, Jamie O Brien and Oisin Spillane.

Appreciation Beach Clean Up

Curraheen Community Council would like to thank all those who helped clear a huge amount of litter off Derrymore Beach last week. We would also like to express our appreciation to Christy Murphy who regularly picks up litter and keeps the car park and beach looking as clean as possible. Thanks Christy!

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.

Ardfert Retreat Centre

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. Contact 0667134276.

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 family and friends of Tony McElligott Boherbee and Fionnuala Quirke Derrymore West and late of Dalkey Co. Dublin.

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