St Pat’s GAA Club News

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Lotto

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 15, 19, 20 & 30. The five €30 consolation prizes went to PJ Higgins Lohercannon, S. Quill Lohercannon, Graham c/o The Rock Inn, Darragh Murphy Derrymore and Dave Curtin Brosna.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €6,000 and the draw will take place on Sunday night Feb 04th 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: Under 6s had another great turn out today at 10am, it was lovely to see the new faces from last week back for more fun & games.
Again we had a huge attendance so split our group into foxes & cubs to learn out ball skills. There was great kicking & catching by the foxes & excellent running & passing by the cubs!
We introduced new ball skills & foot agility to the ladders & had great fun with our players vs coaches ball passing games.
Great to have the support of parents today joining in, thanks again we will continue to need your support both at training & for encouraging that all important practice at home!!
Keep up the good work!
Player of the week U6 is Flynn. This was his first time attending St Pats training.. he listened, joined in with everything & had great fun learning his skills! Well done Flynn!

U8: The attendance at our under 8 sessions on Sunday mornings in the Sports Hall of the Cumann Iosaef Centre keeps getting better. It is great to see such enthusiasm by everyone and well done to the parents for getting our young players to the sessions. A warm welcome was extended to Blake Bowler; it’s great to see Blake back again.

As we have such a good group and only one Player of the Week trophy it always makes for a tough decision on who will get it. Last Sunday the Player of the Week trophy was awarded to Aoife Kennedy, who is always very involved in the sessions, well done to Aoife.

It’s important to do some practice at home during the week and well done to all of you who are doing 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 twice 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, Luke Passway and Caoilainn Culloo. Well done to player of the week Ben Jones, 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.

U12: Our boys and girls will be back training for the new season this Friday, the 2nd of February at 5.45pm to 6.45pm in our astro field. Welcome back to all the older players from last year as well as the u10 players moving up the ranks. Players are asked to bring along with them their gum-shields, which is a necessity. New members are also encouraged to come and give it a try.

Seniors

St Brendan’s League 2018 Round 2

John Mitchel’s 2-11 St Pats 0-13

John Mitchel’s claimed the spoils in a keenly contested second round St Brendan’s League Fixture played in windy Ballyseedy on Sunday last at 12 noon

Mitchel’s got off to a tonic of a start when a close in free in the first minute of play taken by Niall Sheehy rebounded off the crossbar and landed kindly to an inrushing Mitchel’s forward who tapped the ball to the net to give Mitchel an early goal lead.

Mitchel’s Niall Sheehy added two further points before Willie Hurley opened St Pats account on the eight minute with a pointed free. Paul Mac Mahon pointed on the eleventh minute with Willie Hurley pointing a free a minute later. It was Mitchel’s who took control of the score board over the next ten minutes with Niall Sheehy scoring 4 points(3 frees) without reply.

St Pats hit a purple patch in the last five minutes of the half scoring four points in quick succession with scores from Luke Mulligan, David O’Callaghan (one from play, one free) and a point from Liam O’Sullivan with Mitchel’s pointing in injury time to leave the half time score John Mitchel’s 1-07 St Pats 0-07,

St Pats made a number of switches at half time and started the half in determined fashion. Willie Hurley pointed after four minutes of the restart but Mitchel’s replied with two quick points from play

St Pats took control of matters over the next fifteen minutes scoring four unanswered points from Eoghan Dillane, Willie Hurley(2 frees) and David O’Callaghan(2 frees) Leaving the sides level with two minutes left on the clock. Mitchel’s took the lead heading into the final minute but St Pats responded immediately with a well taken David O’Callaghan point.

With the game in injury time Mitchel’s pushed for a winner and went for the winning point but the shot was weak and deceived the St Pats defence and ended up in the back of the net.

St Pats pushed forward in numbers in an attempt to retrieve the situation but lost the ball in the Mitchel’s half. Mitchel’s had men over and pointed the insurance point in the third minute of injury time to leave the full time score John Mitchel’s 2-11 St Pats 0-13.

A young St Pats team played their hearts out and gave everything on the day. Lady luck favoured Mitchel’s in buckets.

Two fortunate goals, one in each half proved to be the killer blows but St Pats never gave up. The effort and determination shown by the younger St Pats players is hugely encouraging and I have no doubt better days lie ahead.

Sean Hogan and Paudi Bailey in the second half directed some great kick outs to team mates, Brendan Poff, Tommy Lynch, Joe O’Connor, Liam Poff and man of the match Killian Quirke defended valiantly. Liam O’Sullivan and Paul Mac Mahon covered every blade grass in Ballyseedy.

David O’Callaghan led by example up front and was ably assisted by Willie Hurley. Subs – Gary ‘’Lar’’ Savage and his brother Breandean steadied the ship around the middle when they were introduced in the second half with Eoghan Dillane and Eoin Greanry testing Mitchels at every opportunity.

St Pats – Sean Hogan, Joe O’Connor, Tommy Lynch, Killian Quirke, Brian Murphy, Brendan Poff, Liam Poff, Liam O’Sullivan, Paul Mac Mahon, Luke Mulligan, David O’Callaghan, Jake Foley, Cian Ronan, Willie Hurley, Paudi Bailey. Subs Used – Gary ‘’Lar’’ Savage, Breandean Savage, Eoin Greaney, Eoghan Dillane

Our next match is away to Churchill this Sunday, 4th February 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 – www.stpatsblennerville.com, 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 MyClubFinances.com 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.

Club rooms Clean Up

Thanks to all who gave their time to help clean up our club rooms 2 Saturdays ago. Many hands make light work was proven that morning.

Scór

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

Ardfert Retreat Centre (066 7134276)

The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life: Rescheduled Course by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 31st Jan., continues every Wed thru March, 7.00pm-9.00pm.

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

The Jesus Prayer: Bishop Brendan Comiskey, Sat. 17th Feb. (Open to All) and Sun. 18th Feb. (Special Day of support and reflection for recovering Alcoholic members).

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:  Facilitated by Kathy Cunningham Sat. 24th Feb. 9.45am-4.00pm.

Sympathy

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Paddy Bynane Derrymore, Richard Fitzell Spa Road and Eugene Deane Curragh, Camp.

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