St Pats GAA Club News

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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 03, 08, 20 & 30. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Mark Thompson Curragraigue, Patrick Dillane Clahane, John Duhig Castlegregory, Tom O Sullivan Curraheen and Gregor Thompson Curragraigue.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €4,600 and the draw will take place this Sunday night Oct 29th in O Keane’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

Last Sunday saw the curtains come down on a very busy and successful Academy for 2017. We hope all our kids and their parents/guardians enjoyed it as much as we have. Our future stars were presented with certificates of achievement for their endeavours throughout Acadamh Peile 2017 by the respective head coaches; Conor Culloo (U6), Seamus Murphy (U8) and Johnny Enright (U10). We hope that your family will return in January 2018 and that each child will keep practicing in the interim.

Thanks to all the coaches, mentors, parents and helpers who worked hard during the year. Until 2018.

U8: It’s hard to believe that another year of the Academy has come to a close as it did with our final session last Sunday for the under eight’s. We started out in early January with our indoor sessions in the Presentation School Gym and progressed to our outdoor sessions mainly on the club’s all-weather pitch. Our under eight players enjoyed much fun and continued the development their football skills at our Sunday morning sessions. They have also participated in various Go-game games at home and away with Ballyheigue, Churchill, Castlegregory, Annascaul, Na Gael, Kerins O’Rahillys and in the annual John Mitchell’s blitz. Most of our players would also have taken part in the summer Cúl Camp held in St. Pat’s. So well done to Ródhan Culloo, James Daly, Ben Deegan, Stephen Enright, Sharon Enright, Ryan Fitzgerald, Rían Flynn, Sarah Greaney, Eddie Hayes, Gearóid Hingston, Sam Jones, Aoife Kennedy, Nikodem Lukasz, Patryk Lukasz, Niamh Murphy, Cian O’Halloran, Shane O’Neill, Chloe Passway and Keelin Sinnott for your commitment during the year. Thanks also to your parents for getting you to the Academy sessions and the various games.

It is very important that you all keep practising your skills at home and we are looking forward to seeing you all back at the Academy in early January of 2018.

U10: The curtain came down on the St Pats u-10 season last Sunday morning. After 35 + sessions including training sessions indoor and outdoor, games, blitz’s and tournaments, a parade through Tralee on St Patrick’s day, Scór, a walk on the Dingle way challenge. As usual there was a great turnout of Boys & Girls who were all presented with beautiful  St Pats certs for the great progress they made with their football skills during the year. Huge credit is due to the players for the effort they gave during the year. The u-10 management of Johnny Enright & John Breen would like to thank them all. Also a special  thanks to our young St Pats future coaches Jack Lynch, James Stack and Seanie Hogan for helping out with the u-10 academy sessions during the year. Thanks to our Juvenile coordinator Seamus Murphy, our Juvenile chairperson Marie Fitzgibbon, Juvenile secretary Brenda Doody, club PRO Dipo Dairo and all the parents for their help during the year. It is important our U10’s all keep practicing their skills at home during the off season. I would also encourage our players to take part in the free park run in Tralee at the weekends, it helps improve the development our players. We wish the players moving on to U 12’s all the best and we look forward to watching you continue to progress in your football development  in  2018.  Naomh Padraig abú.

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 former St Pats star, Adrian Greaney of Nemo Rangers who helped his team defeat St Finbarrs in the Cork County Senior Football Championship Final replay last Sunday.

To James and Marie Counihan on the birth of a baby girl.

Blennerville N.S.

The closing date for applications for Junior Infants for the 2018-2019 school year is Friday 15th December. If you wish to enrol your child, please visit and click on the Prospective Parent’s pencil. You will find an enrolment application form. Please fill in your details on-line.

Ardfert Retreat Centre

The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs. Oct. 26th & Nov. 2nd, 7.00pm-9.30pm.

AA Open Public Meeting: Wed. 1st Nov., 8.30pm-10.00pm. Held by Ardfert AA Local Group.

Parish Retreats: Eve of Reflection & Prayer: Causeway/Ballyduff & Kilmoyley Parish, Tues. 7th Nov., 7.30pm-10.30pm.

Ardfert Historical Lecture Series-Luftwaffe over Kerry: The story of German wartime air crashes in Kerry during WW2 by Justin Horgan, Thurs. 9th Nov., 8.00pm-10.00pm.

A Breath of Life: Fr. Louis Hughes O.P., Sat. 11th Nov. 10.00am-5.00pm.

Ardfert Retreat Centre: 0667134276.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Brian Colivet Naas and Eddie Howard Connolly Park .


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