St Pat’s GAA Club News

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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 12, 21, 28 & 30. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Robert Harris Abbeydorney, Jade and Stacey c/o The Rock Inn, Andrew Breewood Derrymore, Jack Moynihan Camp and Carmel c/o Seamus O Sullivan.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €4,200 and the draw will take place this Sunday night Oct 01st 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.

Juvenile Academy

U6: Well done to Grace Costello, Noah Flynn, Bruce McMillan and Sam Smith who put in a great training session last Sunday morning but a huge well done to our latest member, Bradley who received our player of the week trophy by showing great skill and determination throughout the session. Keep up the good work.

U8: Our under 8 squad participated in the annual John Mitchel’s blitz last Saturday and played very well. We had three exciting games against Mitchels, na Gaeil and Kerin’s O Rahillys and as a result of the worsening weather conditions we were unable to play the last two scheduled games.

In all three games everyone put in a full effort with some great saves in goals by Keelin Sinnott, well placed kick outs by Chloe Passway, staunch defending by Ródhan Culloo, Ryan Fitzgerald and Eddie Hayes.

In the middle of the pitch James Daly and Sam Jones displayed some great catching and battling spirit while our attack was led by the energetic Stephen Enright who was ably assisted by Sharon Enright and Rian Flynn .

Well done to all and to the parents who got them there and remained to soak up the atmosphere! Thanks to Kevin McMahon and his team in the Mitchells Club for organising this blitz.

The Annascaul under eight squad plan to visit us next Sunday for a return game and we will confirm details through club messaging system later in the week.

U10: St Pats  U-10’s took part in a well organised blitz in Mitchels last Saturday. However the atrocious weather conditions spoiled the event.

We were in a group against Cordal, Kerins O’Rahillys, Na Gaeil, Castleisland Desmond’s and Ardfert. All our St Pats future stars played their hearts out and despite being soaking wet and freezing cold they continued playing and great credit is due to them for that.

Our brave St Pats heros on the day were Aiden Hayes, Gary Scollard, Michael Enright, Rory Daly, Killian O’Mahony, Mark O’Brien, Daniel Sheehy, Jack Costello, Rory Kelliher, Caoilainn Culloo, Darragh Murphy, Eddie Stack, Kayla O’Connor, Grainne Breen and Luke Passway.

The coaches were delighted with the effort each player gave at the blitz. We are playing Annascaul at home this Sunday 1st of Oct at 10.30am so hope to see ye all there.  Keep practicing yer skills at home during the week…Naomh Padraig Abu !!

U12 Mixed: We are hosting the B section of the U12 St Brendans Board Blitz this Saturday, the 30th at 11am in the field. The teams involved are: St Pats (hosts), Na Gaeil, Churchill B, Ardfert B, Ballymac B and Ballymac C.

U14: Training continues this Friday at 6.15pm in the field.

U16: Our U16’s were defeated by Na Gaeil in Round 4 Div 1 of the Tralee Town Board League last Sunday on a scoreline of Na Gaeil 4-18 St Pats 2-09 with our goals coming from Nathan Rowan and Fergal O’Brien. Our next game is this Saturday, the 30th when we play Ardfert away at 12 noon.


We play Churchill this Saturday, the 30th in the St Brendans Senior Championship semi-final. This fixture also doubles up with the posponed league fixture from earlier in the year. Throw in is at 4pm in Blennerville.

Ballymac awaits the winners of this fixture in the final, which will be played the following weekend in Ballymac.

Details to be confirmed at a later date.

Blennerville Threshing Festival

Blennerville Windmill Threshing Festival is on Sunday the 1st of October and has been running since 1989 , it was started  by Paddy o Shea ,Billy Mason , Michael Curran and Timmy Kerins. At 2 o clock we do a parade through the village with old tractors , flags , straw which is lead by a bag pipes.

This year we are more family friendly with free bouncy castle , real life size Thomas the tank engine (weather permitting) model train exhibition, a cinema with Thomas the tank engine playing , face painting and stalls ,dog show , fenit rowing club and much more.

Also as usual we will have our steam threshing out the back of the windmill with vintage tractors and cars. Its a great day out for the family and for the village of Blennerville and the wider Tralee area.

Meet the Neighbours

Keane’s of Curraheen is the place to be on Saturday, Oct 14th for our Meet the Neighbours Social Night hosted by Curraheen Community Council.

The last time we organised a night like this was in 2012 and it was a huge success. So, because of popular demand we’re running it again and we invite everyone from between Blennerville and Derrymore West to attend.

People in our area have told us that because life is so hectic that it’s often difficult to find time to meet neighbours and friends. Many have admitted they don’t know their neighbours and would love to have an opportunity to meet them.

A great night of music will be provided by local musicians. Finger food will be served. Prizes will be raffled during the night. The fun will begin at 9.30pm

Jigsaw Kerry

Ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, extreme endurance athlete Gavan Hennigan will be delivering a talk entitled “Developing Mental Resilience”.

Gavan’s story is an inspiring one; his life hasn’t always been about extreme adventures. As a young person, Gavan suffered badly at the hands of alcohol and drug addiction. He managed to turn his life around and has stayed clean and sober ever since.

His story is definitely one to be heard. The event, takes place in the Rose Hotel, Dan Spring Rd, Tralee, Co. Kerry on October 8th 2017, with refreshments at 7pm and the talk beginning at 7.30pm. Contact Jigsaw Kerry on 066 718 6785 to book a ticket.

 Astro Pitch

Our all-weather astro pitch is available for hire at very competitive rates. It is flood-lit, so training or whatever use you may have for it can also be accomplished in the evenings now that the days are getting shorter. Contact James Costello on 0862908735 for booking and more information.


Congratulations to U12 player, Keelin Enright who has been selected to play in the U12 Munster Blitz in Kilrush, Co. Clare on Saturday, the 30th.

Congratulations to Pat and Rita Dowling on their 25th wedding anniversary. Many more to come.

Ardfert Retreat Centre

Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 4th Oct., 7.00pm-8.30pm.

The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford, (2 weeks) Thurs. 28Th  Sept. & Thurs. 5th Oct, 7.00pm-9.30pm.

Marian Movement Cenacle: Don Laurent Larroque & Other Priests,  Fri. 29th Sept. 6.30pm-9.30pm.

Meditation in Movement – Sacred Circle Dance: Bernie McCaffrey, Sat. 30th Sept., 10.00am-1.00pm.

Ardfert Retreat Centre 066 7134276.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Seamus O Donnell Camp and Olivia Coen, Athlone.

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