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, 09, 14 & 26. The five €30 consolation prizes went to JJ Murphy Derrymore, Tommy Brosnan Lohercannon, Ann Jones Tonevane, Joan Devane Blennerville and Bertie Flynn c/o Mike Sugrue.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €5,700 and the draw will take place on Sunday night Jan 14th 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

Training for our U6/U8 & U10 stars will commence on Sunday January 14th. After a few weeks in hibernation, our future heroes are enthusiastic about the new season and are raring for action. U6 & U8 at 10am & U10 at 11am.

The venue is Cumann Iosaef Hall and everyone is welcome. This is an ideal opportunity for new members to join our fantastic club, meet new buddies and have great fun. Please bring your friends and make some new ones. As always, gum shields are essential.

Club Officers

Following our AGM which was held last December, the following officers were elected for 2018:

President – Christy Murphy

Chairperson – Jimmy Mulligan

Vice Chairperson – Marie Fitzgibbon

Secretary – Conor Culloo

Asssistant Secretary – Terry Boyle

Treasurer – Dan O’Sullivan

Assistant Treasurers – Jimmy Savage and Cathy Hogan

PRO – Dipo Dairo

Assistant PRO – Therese Greaney

County Board Delegate – Tadhg O’Halloran

Coaching Officer – Seamus Murphy

Healthy Club Officer – Brenda Doody

Child Protection Officer – Martina Dairo

Registrar – Sean Daly

Development Officer – Jimmy Moriarty

Field Booking Officer – Maurice Hanafin

Scor and Cultural Officer – Marie Fitzgibbon

St Brendan’s Board Delegate – TBC

Player’s Rep – Brendan Poff

Other Executive Members – Kathleen Poff and James Costello

Rule Change

As from January 1st, a rule change has been introduced to Gaelic Football: The ball shall travel not less than 13m and outside the 20m line before being played by another player on the defending team.

The penalty for breaching this rule is that the kickout will be cancelled and the ball thrown-in on the defending teams 20m line in front of the scoring space.

Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

Calling all cyclists, dust down the bikes as the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place Saturday, January 13th at 11:00am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville.

The cycle will travel to Castleisland town centre and home followed by deserved refreshments, tea and coffee in Quanes Bar Blennerville. Enquiries to Maurice Hanafin @ (087)2998206 and George Poff @ (087)6814799.

Unfortunately due to the provision of Insurance and Ambulance services, a fee of €5 per person to a maximum of €15 per family will be charged on the day. Last year over 70 cyclists didn’t register and left us struggling to pay expences. Registration will commence from 10:00am. See you there. This is a nonprofit fun cycle led by various pace cars.

The celebrations will continue on Saturday night with anniversary Mass in Curraheen at 8pm, a music session in Quanes Bar, where food & refreshments will be served. Keep the date free & come out to celebrate the memory of local man Jimmy Duffy. All are welcome.

Ruby Anniversary

Congratulations and Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary to great club people and our Juvenile sponsors, George and Kathleen Poff. Many more years ahead.

Significant Birthdays

Congratulations to St Pats’ best supporter and club stalwart, Martina Dairo and St Pats Ladies footballer, Deirdre Poff who both celebrated significant birthdays at the weekend.

Jigsaw Kerry Youth Mental Health

Jigsaw offers a youth-friendly, free and confidential mental health support service for young people aged 12-25, where qualified mental health professionals work alongside young people, and their families, to address mild to moderate mental health concerns. To contact us please phone 066 7186785 or email us . If you are under 18 you will require parental/guardian consent to attend, it is very important to note that Jigsaw Kerry is not an emergency service.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Peter Finn Gorey and late of Stradbally Castlegregory, Maureen Deane Camp, David Moriarty The Kerries, Declan Casey nee Mangan Oakpark, Tommy Ryan Upperchurch, Tipperary and Brendan Breen, Cloonanorig, Tralee.

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