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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 21, 23, 26 & 29. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Susan Sugrue c/o Tony Casey, Catherine Horgan Lohercannon, Susan Keating c/o Jerry Moriarty, Sheila Murphy Derrymore West and C McNamara  c/o The Rock Inn.
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €3,100 and the draw will take place this Monday night July 31st 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


U12 Girls: There will be U12 training for girls this Thursday at 6pm on the field. Any girls living in the local area and aren’t attached to any GAA club are more than welcome to join this exciting and talented group of young girls.

U12 Mixed:Our mixed u12 team travelled to Fitzgerald stadium, Killarney last Thursday to take part in the annual Munster U12 blitz.

The team played 3 games against Kilgarvan, Cordal and Spa, who had to complete the third game we played due to Macroom not showing up, and came with great wins in their first two games.

St Pats U12 Team in the Munster blitz

By the time we played Spa, we had already played 2 games on our opponents and managed to finish the match strongly, outscoring our opponents in the second half. Kerry captain, Fionn Fitzgerald was on hand to lead the stadium tour and he answered all questions put to him.

Every team member did themselves and the club proud and behaved impeccably throughout the day. No doubt some of these players will be returning to Fitzgerald Stadium in the near future.

Panel: Daniel Sheehy, Tomas Sheehy, Keelin Enright, Orlaith Murphy, Paddy Moran, Darragh O’Dwyer, Rachel Mulgrew, Mark O’Brien, Fionn Dairo, Sinead Murphy, James Dowling, Sean Murphy, Rory Kelliher, Diarmuid Waugh, Killian O’Mahony, Caoimhe Dairo, Callum Houston and Grainne Breen.

U16: Our U16’s travelled to Fossa last Wednesday in a County League encounter but unfortunately, the hosts proved too strong as they came out winners on the evening.

Their next game is on Wednesday the 26th at 7pm in Ballyduff against Ballyduff.


SFL Divison 2, Round 9   St Pats 4-11 Spa 3-14

St Pats and Spa shared the spoils in what could best be described as a pulsating game, full of drama, intensity and some controversial moments.

This was a high scoring encounter in which st Pats’ David O’Callaghan scored two goals and five points and Spa’s Evan Cronin a goal and twelve points with six of those coming from frees.

Playing in sunny Blennerville under perfect conditions, the away side registered the first score of the game after a minute from play by Evan Cronin. St Pats’ David O’Callaghan had the green flag raised a minute later following fine play by the Pats forward line and could have added a second minutes later after rounding James Devane in goals for Spa only for his goal-bound effort to be cleared on the line.

Brendan Poff scored the home side’s second goal after 13 minutes of play to send Pats ahead by five. Spa went in search of points to reduce the deficit and scored a goal and four points unreplied during a thirteen minute spell. Points from a Breandáin Savage free and David O’Callaghan from play ensured that the scores were 2-03 to 1-06 going into the break.

St Pats started the second half in blistering form with points from David, Kevin O’Shea, Brendan Poff and a well worked goal scored by Paul McMahon within the first 8 minutes of play.

Spa’s Jamie Spillane reduced the deficit when he scored a goal after he was left unchallenged as he bore down on the Pats goal area and released a shot that flew past Fizzy in goals for St Pats. The resultant kick out was won by St Pats and Kevin O’Shea sent in a high ball which was caught one-handed by Paul McMahon, who put his basketball skills into great use.

He passed the ball toBreandáin Savage, who unselfishly spotted David O’Callaghan and a swift movement from him, rounded the Spa goalkeeper to slot the ball into an empty net. This goal saw the home side lead by eight points with twenty minutes of normal time still to be played.

Spa launched another attack through Shane Cronin, who spotted a gap in the Pats defence line but was impeded as he was about to shoot. The referee had no choice but to give a penalty which Evan Cronin failed to convert as his effort bounced off the post and the rebound was gathered by St Pats’ Liam Poff. Kieran Dwyer added another point after he ran almost 40 metres and fisted the ball over.

This was in between frees converted by Evan Cronin as Spa continued to claw their way back into the game. With 5 minutes extra time played and the home side leading by three points, Spa launched a last gasp attack and were rewarded with a free just on the edge of the square.

Evan Cronin’s goal attempt was blocked only for the rebound to be picked off the ground by Shane Cronin, which the referee failed to spot, and he released a bullet of a shot which managed to find the back of the home side’s net as the referee called time on the match with 7 minutes of extra time played.

St Pats: John Fitzgerald, Tommy Lynch, Kieran Dwyer (0-1), Tommy O’Connor, Kevin O’Shea (0-1), Jeffrey Foley, Brian Murphy, Liam Poff, Paul McMahon (1-0), Brendan Poff (1-1), David O’Callaghan (2-5,2f), Gary Savage (0-1), Luke Mulligan, Liam O’Sullivan,Breandáin Savage (0-2,2f)

Subs: Eoin Greaney for Gary Savage, Cillian O’Riordan for Liam Poff, Joe Costello for Brian Murphy, Brandon Boyle for Breandáin Savage

Camp Drama Group

Camp Drama Group presents the hilarious comedy “Whos D Daddy” [sequel to ” Wheres the Missus”] in the Old Schoolhouse. Camp  on  Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th July @ 8 PM.
Tickets on sale at O Dwyers Mace, Camp.

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.


Congratulations to club stalwart, Maurice Quirke, who celebrated a significant birthday last week.

To Caroline Moriarty and Jamie Kelly who got married at the weekend.

International Trials

Best of luck to U14 player, Colin Doody as he has been called up for the Soccer International Trials coming up this Sunday, 30th in Dublin. He also plays in the Kerry and Regional squads.

Glanageenty Charity Hill Walk

The first Glanageenty hill walk organised by the friends of Palliative Care takes place this Sunday, the 30th of July in Glanageenty Woods, which is half ways between Tralee and Castleisland (take a left at O’Riadas Bar and Restaurant, and it is about a mile from there).

The walk which is in aid of Kerry Hospice/Palliative Care caters for all walkers with varying fitness levels as there will be short and medium walks to suit the individual or group. Registration starts at 10am and there will be donations to be made on the day. Come along and enjoy the walk which is for a great cause. For further details, please contact Simon Moynihan on 085 1021093.

Ardfert Retreat Centre

Growing old gracefully: A Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham, Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July, Ardfert retreat Centre. Contact 0667134276.

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


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Tim Boyle St Brendan’s Park and Anne O Connor Galway and late of Annagh.

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