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 04, 06, 11 & 16. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Pa Hurley Curraheen, Emmet Kelly Ballyseedy, Michelle Cahill Spa Road, Bridie Hanrahan c/o Betty’s Bar and Paul Clapham c/o Betty’s Bar.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €5,900 and the draw will take place on Sunday night Jan 28th in O’Dwyer’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 Noah Flynn, Paddy Costello and Thomas Higgins who put in a great training session last Sunday morning but a huge well done to Saorlaith Costello who received our player of the week trophy by showing great skill and determination throughout the session. Keep up the good work. Training continues next Sunday at Cumann Iosaef Hall at 10am. New players are welcome.

U8: The word is out there…that the St Pats Academy is back in action with indoor sessions on Sunday mornings in the Sports Hall of the Cumann Iosaef Centre. We had a great attendance for the under-8 session last Sunday. All that enthusiasm and energy is great to see and great effort was put in by everyone. A special mention goes to Hugh Costello, Sarah Greaney, Rían Flynn and Tommy Costello who showed great accuracy with the ball along the ladder exercise. To the front in the run, jump and catch were Gearóid Hingston, Chloe Passway, Stephen Enright, James Daly, and Bradley Hunt. In the ball catching exercise good skill was shown by Seamus Hingston, Aoife Kennedy, Isaac Price, Grace Falvey and Sharon Enright. As usual at the end of the session it was a tough decision to decide who was to get the player of the week trophy so well done to Kerry Falvey who was the chosen one.

It was nice to some more of our players making a return after the winter layoff namely Keelin Sinnott, Cian O’Halloran and Lainey Costello

It’s important to do some practice at home during the week so this week we want you to practice one of the exercises we showed you on Sunday last: just throw the ball into the air, clap your hands behind your back and catch the ball on the way down. Try to practice for at least 10 minutes two days during the week.

U10: Our U10’s were training again last Sunday in Cumann Iosaef hall. There was a great turnout of players all eager to learn and show off their skills. It was great to see all the players putting in a great effort especially Gary Scollard, Rory Daly and Ben Jones. Well done to player of the week Luke Passway, keep up the good work. It’s important everyone keeps practicing their skills at home during the week. We are back training again Sunday morning same time 11am and same location.


Our seniors kicked off their 2018 football season in the Brendan’s League when they drew with Ardfert in a first round fixture, in very windy conditions at the John Mitchels Complex, last Sunday.

The match was 9 minutes old before the first point was registered and that was by St Pats captain, David O’Callaghan from play.

The only goal of the match came 9 minutes after from persistent marking by Liam Poff on Ardfert’s goalkeeper, Nicky O’Sullivan, forcing him into an error and sending the ball across the face of goal.

Brandon Boyle reacted quickest for a tap in. There were further points from Willie Hurley and a fisted effort by Paul McMahon as the first half ended on a score line of 1-5 to 0-4 in favour of St Pats.

St Pats made a number of changes to the starting line up in the second half and were playing against the wind, but it was Ardfert who started well as they registered 3 unanswered points within the first 5 minutes of the half before a David O’Callaghan point got us back on the scoreboard but it was Ardfert who made the most of their scoring opportunities despite registering a total of 12 wides to our 4 to draw level as the match ended on a scoreline of St Pats 1-8 to Ardfert’s 0-11.

Team manager, Joe Costello was content with the result considering that we were missing a few players and had only been training for a very short period.

There were inspired performances by David O’Callaghan and Kieran Dwyer.

Team: Paudie Bailey, Joe O’Connor, Kieran Dwyer, Brian Murphy, Breandáin Savage, Brendan Poff, Cillian O’Riordan, Paul McMahon (0-1), Liam Poff, Luke Mulligan, David O’Callaghan (0-4, 2f), Brandon Boyle (1-0), Eoin Greaney, Willie Hurley (0-3, 1f), Cian Ronan

Subs used: John Fitzgerald, Shane Jordan, Tommy O’Connor, Eoghan Dillane, Paul O’Sullivan, Killian Quirke, Sean Hogan and Jack Lynch

Our next match is away to John Mitchels this Sunday, 28th January at 12 noon. Best of luck to all.

Membership Registration 2018

Your Club Membership for 2018 can now be registered and the subscription paid online by Credit Card, Debit Card. It’s as easy as going to the Club website –, select Membership and follow the instructions.

By subscribing on-line you will help to reduce the administrative and cash handling effort that goes with the paper based system and you will also have access to your account, where full details on your Membership will always be available to you.

The Annual Registration Subscription is used to contribute towards a wide range of activities on and off the field for the club members and the wider community. While the annual subscriptions alone do not cover the full costs of Club activities they do form an important part of income for the Club. The Club also relies on members, sponsors and supporters engaging in fundraising during the year to make up the difference.

You can also register with St. Pats by using the new Mobile App. It’s free to download to iPhones or Android. Simply go to the App store and search for “MCF”.

Once the App is downloaded you can add St Pats as your favourite club.

So, you can now Register, play the Club Lotto, receive club news updates all from the comfort of your mobile device!

Thanks to those members who have been quick off the mark and have already subscribed for their 2018 membership.


Congratulations to St Pats players Fergal O’Brien, Brian Murphy and Martin Savage who were part of the Tralee CBS team that defeated St Flannan’s of Ennis in the quarter final of the Corn Ui Mhuiri last week.

We wish them and the team well in their semifinal match against Coláiste Choilm from Ballincollig Cork


It’s that time of the year again…and with eight events/disciplines, there is something for every one.
Scór Sinsear kicks off at Na Gaeil Club rooms on Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7.30pm with the county final taking place on Saturday 24th February in Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Castleisland.

We are only weeks away now from the district finals of Scór na bPaisti. Date t.b.c. This competition is open to all national school children registered with St.Pats. The County Semi Finals for North of the County which includes: North Kerry Football, North Kerry Hurling, Tralee/St. Brendans, Castleisland District, West Kerry is at 4pm on Saturday March 10th with the venue t.b.c.
For further information, phone or text Marie Fitzgibbon 0876964673

Community Games

Any singers/musicians interested in going g forward to represent Blennerville/Ballyard please contact Marie on 0876964673.

Can Soccer and Gaelic Football managers contact us if they have teams for Community Games.

Any parents looking for info on behalf of their children can contact Committee members or pm our page:

Ardfert Retreat Centre (066 7134276)

Desert Spiritulaity:  “Taking Time Out – Slowing the Pace” by Anne Alcock,,Saturday, 10th Feb. 10.00am-4.00pm.

The Jesus Prayer: by Bishop Brendan Comiskey, Sat. 17th Feb. (Open to All) and Sun. 18th feb. (this is a Special Day for those in AA/Recovery), 10..00am-4.00pm.

Ministry in the Church by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thurs. 22nd Feb. 7.00pm-9.30pm.

Growing Old Gracefully:  (open Day) Facilitated by Kathy Cunningham Sat. 24th Feb. 9.45am-4.00pm.

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