St Pat’s GAA Club News

Posted by

St PatsLotto:

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 05, 11, 26 & 27.

The five €30 consolation prizes went to Tom Leen c/o Garry Savage, Barry Sheehy Lohercannon, Enzo, Cathy O Connor c/o Betty’s Bar and Tracey Corkery Ballyard. Next week’s Lotto will have a jackpot of €5,200 and the draw will take place this Sunday night April 19th in Keane’s Bar. Lotto tickets are available from the usual outlets or any club officer.

Juvenile Academy:

U6’s: Considering  the bad weather we still had a good turnout with Jake Kelly, Nathan Murphy and  Leah Kelliher putting in a great training session showing great skill and
The  St. Pats under 8’s  Boys & Girls had a good turnout at training last Sunday on our fantastic Astro Turf pitch.

Everyone put in a great effort practicing their kicking skills at training with Darragh Murphy, Mark Vansteenkiste , Brandon O’Connor and  Killian O’Mahony  giving it their all during the session.

It is important with the evenings getting longer and the weather improving that ye all keep practicing yer skills at home during the week. We hope to see ye all at training.

The u10’s had a good turnout despite the wet weather showing great enthusiasm on their part with the likes of Rory Kelliher, Josh Quilter, Orlaith Murphy and Mark Kelly doing well during the session. It is important that everyone keeps practising at home.


our u12’s played their first game in the county league against a strong keel team last Sunday evening at home. We were up against it from the beginning and failed to take advantage of some scoring opportunities. We eventually saw our first point from Sean Crowley followed by a point from Danny Greaney and another from Sean both from frees. Our defence Matthew quilter, Michael doody, Daniel Moriarty and Samuel abubaker had a very busy game but never gave up. The keel team continued to take their scoring opportunities but with a great block down and clearance from Samuel they could have added more. Matthew Quilter was on top of his game giving a short pass to Michael Doody who drove it up to Tomas O’Sullivan and he rattled the net. Danny finished off the first half with 2 points leaving the half time score st.pats 1-5 Keel 3-6
In the second half we saw our opening score with a lovely point from Cillian Lynch followed by a point from Danny from a free. Corey O’Shea was introduced into the game and was unlucky not to put his name on the scoresheet when he hit the crossbar. Keel scored another 2 quick goals but Liam O’Sullivan made a great effort to save them. However they continued to pop the ball over the bar. David Fiado scored 2 consecutive points followed by a point from Tomas. We finished up with a well worked goal from Samuel after getting a lovely pass from Corey.   Final score St.Pats 2-10 Keel 5-17
Team: Liam O’Sullivan, Matthew Quilter, Michael Doody, Daniel Moriarty, Samuel Abubaker(1-0), Danny Greaney(0-4), Tomas O’Sullivan(1-1), Adam Mulvihille, Sean Crowley(0-2), Cillian Lynch(0-1), Jade Harkin, David Fiado(0-2) Corey O’Shea, Diarmuid Griffin, Aaron Murphy and Shane Howarth.
Our next game in the county league is at home to Asdee/Ballylongford on Sunday evening at 6 o’clock.


What a week for our Under 14’s who had 4 games in 5 days last week! The first game was a disappointing one point loss at home to a dogged Ballyheigue in the County League last Wednesday night.

The visitors secured victory with a last minute goal  which gave them their first win of the competition. It was a great game of football and there were some valuable lessons learned by our lads which they had the opportunity to put right within a couple of days.

On Saturday, we hosted Group B2 of the Feile qualifiers.  There was 3 good games of football played in sunny but windy conditions with our boys surprisingly emerging as the group winners.

The first game was between St Pats and Ballymacelligott  with the home side emerging victorious on a score line of 3-6 to 1-2.

The next game was a goal fest between Ballymac and An Ghaeltacht with the Division 2 side pulling away in the second half. Final score was 5-9 to 3-0 in favour of the boys from Chorca Dhuibhne.

The last game between St Pats & An Ghaeltacht was a tense affair. Playing with the strong wind in the first half, St Pats lead 1-4 to no score at Half time.

An Ghaeltacht came right back into the game in the second half and hit the crossbar with a close free. They added 4 points in the second half but they failed to get the all important goal, mainly due to resilient defending by St Pats.

Final Score was St Pats 1-5 An Ghaeltacht 0-4.

Our team now advance to the semi final of the Féile Competition next Saturday where we will play Beaufort at a venue to be decided later in the week.

The winners of the semi finals will play the final later that day at 4pm but more importantly, both will be representing Kerry in Féile which takes places the last weekend in June in Wexford, Wicklow & Carlow.

Thanks to George O’Donnell who officiated all three games and to Coiste na nÓg secretary Tadhg O’Halloran as the co-ordinator for the three games.

Thanks also to Eoin Sayers who came in as part of the management for the day due to Maurice being unavailable. Finally a huge thanks to the parents of our team and the juvenile committee who helped to make tea, sandwiches and snacks for all three teams and supporters and for helping out as umpires and linesmen.
Finallly on Sunday evening, a depleted and tired squad went down comprehensively to a very good Churchill team in the final round of the St Brendan’s League. Whilst Churchill ran out worthy winners, our boys never gave up and that resilience will hopefully benefit the squad later on in the season.

Spccial mention to the McCarthy brothers who cut a family occasion short to make the second half of the game.

Next week see’s the team continue it’s County League campaign where they travel to Finuge on Wednesday night at 7pm.

It’s important that the team picks up two points to ensure they are still in the hunt for qualification for the semi finals of the competition. However, the game that is the talk of the parish is the Feile semi final on Saturday against Beaufort.

Our opposition play in a higher division in the County League but it’s a winner-takes-all game so hopefully our boys will be up for the task. Best of luck to all the squad and the management team of Brendan Poff, Maurice Quirke & Joe Costello.

SQUAD WHO PLAYED LAST WEEK OVER THE FOUR GAMES: Gavin Doody, James O’Sullivan, Ciaran O’Donoghue, Damien Quirke, Paddy Murphy, Ian McCarthy, Brian Teahan, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Niall McCarthy, Martin Savage, Fergal O’Brien, Ali Gardezi, Codi Dauti, Cormac Lynch, Michael Everett, Patrick Dowling, Tomas O’Sullivan, Danny Greaney, Mario Llvanski, Samuel Abubakar, Tadhg Kerins, Aaron O’Brien

Club Gear:

The St. Pat’s gear is still available. Please contact Therese Greaney (087)6988052 or Cathy Hogan (087) 652 0923


St Pats 2-10     Annascaul 0-08

This round 3 local derby proved to be the proverbial game of two halves with  Annascaul dominating the first half where midfielder Jason Hickson orchestrated matters from the off.

The game was a mere 30 seconds old when Annascaul scored their first point from the booth of Shane Foley. Hickson was completely dominant and kicked three points over the next ten minutes, two from open play and one from a free.

It took St Pats 14 minutes to register their first score of the game with a well taken point from corner back Luke Mulligan.

Kieran Hurley opened his account with a pointed free on 17 minutes with his brother Willie adding a further point a minute later to leave the minimum between the sides.

Annascaul responded with a point from right half forward Kenneth Quirke .Annascaaul dominated proceedings for the remainder of the half stretching their lead with a Jason Hickson free and the mercurial Genie Farrell finishing the first half scoring to leave the half time score St Pats 0-03  Annascaul 0-07.

St Pats opened the scoring in the second half with a pointed free from Kieran Hurley after 5 minutes of the restart Corner back Luke Mulligan scored his second point of the game a minute later.

The turning point of the game came on the 10th minute when Michael O’Sullivan fielded brilliantly from a St Pats Kick out, Michael sent a high ball towards the Annascaul goal which was well fielded by Kieran Hurley who in turn passed to the in running Brendan Poff, Brendan made no mistake and hit the back of the net to put St Pats in front for the first time in the game.

Annascaul to their credit rallied and levelled matters when Jason Hickson pointed two minutes later.

St Pats took control of the last quarter of the game with Michael O’Sullivan and Jeff Foley getting a grip of the game in the middle, Kieran Hurley was now dominating proceedings in front of goals and edged St Pats in front again with a point on the three quarter mark The game was over as a contest a minute later when Hurley hit St Pat’s second goal.

St Pat’s confidence was now showing as they pushed forward at every opportunity. Michael O’Sullivan kicked a peach of a point on the 59thminute with Willie Hurley splitting the posts a minute later. Adrian Greaney and Kieran Hurley added two pointed frees in injury time to leave the final score St Pats 2-10  Anascaul 0-08.

It is indeed baffling to understand why Annascauls performance levels dropped so much in the second half, they were completely in control in the first half with St Pats struggling to deal with Jason Hickson in particular.

The second half saw St Pats adopt a more direct approach where they sent in early ball to the forward line where Kieran Hurley had the measure of his opponents. St Pats also closed down the space in front of Hickson and this proved very effective.

St Pats will take great confidence from the second half performance but must be concerned with their sluggish performance in the first half. Annascaul supporters left Blennerville completely baffled by a complete collapse in the second half of a game they were in cruise control.

Annascaul had impressive performances from Jason Hickson , Emmet Kennedy, Keith Moynihan, Genie Farrell and James Farrell

Best for St Pats were Luke Mulligan, Paul Mc Mahon, Kevin O’Shea, Michael O’Sullivan, Jeff Foley, Brendan Poff, Adrian Greaney, Gary ‘’Lar’’ Savage and Man of the match Kieran Hurley
Referee Gerard O’Carroll had a good outing and allowed the game to flow even if it did threaten to boil over on occasions Yellow Cards were issued to St Pats Kieran Hurley and Michael O’Sullivan with Tommy O’Connor black carded, Annascauls James Farrell received a red card.

St Pats – John Fitzgerald, Jordan Conway, Paul Mc Mahon, Luke Mulligan(0-02), Liam Poff, Kevin O’Shea, Andy Byrne, Michael O’Sullivan(0-01), Jeff Foley, Adrian Greaney(0-01f), Liam O’Sullivan, Brendan Poff (Capt)(1-00), Kieran Hurley (1-04,3f), Gary ‘’Lar’’ Savage, Willie Hurley(0-02), Subs Tommy O’Connor for Liam Poff (inj), Conor Moore for Tommy O’Connor (Black Card)

Annascaul –  Tommy Pierse, Eoin Curry, Gearoid O’Shea, Colm Barry (Capt), Daniel O’Connell Keith Moynihan, Andrew Finn, Emmet Kennedy, Jason Hickson(0-05,3f), Ger Farrelly, James Farrell,  Kenneth Quirke, Genie Farrell(0-01), James Crean , Shane Foley(0-01), Subs – Eoin O’Neill and Fionn Coakley​.

County Clean UP:

County clean-up day will take place on this Saturday, April 18th. Curraheen Community Council will play a part by organizing a road clean-up from Tonevane Cross to Derrymore West.  It is hoped that many volunteers will join us on the day to help make our road litter-free.

We will meet at Curraheen Church at 8am and we expect to be finished in about one hour (the more volunteers we have the quicker we’ll get finished). Bags, gloves and pickers will be provided. Every little bit of help will be welcome.

There is a cleanup of White Wall Lohercannon to Cockleshell on this Saturday morning at 11 am. Please come out and help clean up our beautiful amenity


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Michael Moriarty Curraheen and John (Jack) Moriarty Clonlara Co. Clare and formerly of Garryruth. May they rest in peace

Comments are closed.