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 02, 05, 16 & 17. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Brendan and Shannon Quill Lohercannon, Eugene Murphy c/o Betty’s Bar, Kathleen McMullan Caherina, JJ Molyneaux Lixnaw and Aileen Thompson Curragraigue.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €6,100 and the draw will take place on Sunday night Feb 11th in 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

U6: We had another huge attendance today full of fun & energy! The foxes practiced kicking & catching skills & are growing in confidence particularly Cillian Enright & Oran showed the practice paying off!
The cubs did great catching & running & balancing drills with particular fun had by Clodagh & Mary Kate!
It was a busy session with great involvement from parents & coaches, thanks for all the help! We will remember the tug of war next week! See you all strong & full of energy for another fun session next Sunday.

Player of the week was Sam Smith.. he showed great concentration & listening today & excellent running skills.

U8: It’s great to see that all our under 8 players are keeping up with the practice at home…the benefit is showing at our Sunday morning sessions. Don’t forget this week to practice by throwing the ball up against an outside wall and catch it….please mind the windows.

The pace of our session last Sunday was really lively with great participation by everyone. It was good to see Seamus Hingston, Cian O’Halloran and Ryan Fitzgerald back in the thick of the action again. Our newer players, Tommy, Hugh, Isaac, Kerry, Grace and Blake are settling in well and are beginning to show their talents. Two of our more seasoned players, Gearóid and Keelin, celebrated their birthdays at the weekend one on Saturday and the other on Sunday so we gave them three loud Happy Birthday cheers on Sunday….it’s great to see that the birthday celebrations didn’t interfere with the commitment to training!

Last Sunday the Player of the Week trophy was awarded to Isaac Price, for his wholehearted efforts at the sessions so well done to Isaac.

U10: Another great session was enjoyed by this young group of emerging stars, with a lot of fun and games had during the hour. It is great and encouraging to see all the kids improving weekly. Training continues next Sunday at Cumann Iosaef Hall at 11am.

U12: The St. Pats under 12’s Boys & Girls returned to training last Friday after the winter break. We had a good turnout for our first session of the year. Everyone put in a great effort practicing their skills at training with Zach Howarth, Diarmuid Waugh, Orlaith Murphy and Mark O’Brien giving it their all during the session. It is important that ye all keep attending training so we’ll be ready for the county league games when they kick off at end of March. We hope to see ye all as training continues on our Astro pitch this Monday 5th at 3.45pm to 4.45pm  and again next Friday the 9th at 5.45pm to 6.45pm.


St Brendans League Round 4 (Rescheduled)

Churchill 0-15 St Pats 0-10

Churchill claimed all the points at stake in this very keenly contested encounter played in sunny but chilly conditions last Sunday noon in Churchill.

The first point of the match was registered by St Pats’ captain, David O’Callaghan, cutting in from his left to point with his “weaker” right foot but this lead was cancelled a minute later by a well taken point from a Churchill forward.

Fizzy was called into action toewards the end of the first half when he had to make a point blank save to deny Churchill a goal scoring opportunity. It was point for point for the remainder of the half with our scores coming from David x2, Willie Hurley and Paul McMahon as the first half ended 5 points apiece.

Churchill started the second half in blistering form scoring 3 unreplied points before Willie pointed from 30 metres. Churchill’s Ivan Parker pointed from close range to maintain their 3 point advantage over St Pats.

St Pats tried to reduce the deficit but were met each time by a blanket defence system set up by Churchill who had 14 men behind the ball on a number of occasions. Sean Hogan was introduced in goals early in the half and he showed great range finding his man every time.

St Pats reduced the deficit to a point after Eoin Greaney pointed from long range with 10 minutes to go but Churchill hit another purple patch registering 4 unanswered points to further stretch their lead. In the end, the home side ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of Churchill 0-15 St Pats 0-10.

Missing a few senior players, we fielded a very young full back line of Joe O’Connor, Tommy Lynch and Paul O’Sullivan and they gave a good account of themselves. Our half back line comprising of Breandáin Savage, Brendan Poff and Liam Poff were more experienced and they worked tirelessly throughout the match, providing cover for the full backs and linking up with our midfielders, Liam O’Sullivan and Paul McMahon.

Our half forward line of Shane Jordan, David O’Callaghan and Gary Savage covered great grounds and linked up well with our full forward line of Cian Ronan, Willie Hurley and Eoin Greaney who looked dangerous at every opportunity.

Team and scorers: John Fitzgerald, Joe O’Connor, Tommy Lynch, Paul O’Sullivan, Breandáin Savage, Brendan Poff, Liam Poff, Liam O’Sullivan, Paul McMahon (0-1), Shane Jordan, David O’Callaghan (0-5, 4f), Gary Savage, Cian Ronan, William Hurley (0-3, 1f), Eoin Greaney (0-1)

Subs: Sean Hogan, Michael Cahill, Killian Quirke

Our next match is on the 18th against Na Gaeil. Venue and throw in time tbc.

Castleisland Mart Club Championship

We are in Group 3 of the Junior Premiership and will play St Michaels Foilmore, the seeded team at a neutral venue, then we will be away to Keel and our final game in the group is against Fossa in Blennerville. Round one games will either take place weekend of April 1st or April 8th depending on Kerry’s progress in the Allianz League. Only one team qualifies for the next stage, which is the semi-final where there will be an open draw between the 4 group winners.

Dingle Way Challenge 2018

Plans for the biggest and best DWC are well underway.  The date is set for June 3rd (keep that date free and marked in your diaries and calendars). The route is still being fine-tuned. Watch this space…..

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.

Community Games – Swimming

Congratulations and well done to all our swimmers today at the Kerry county finals. We managed to come away with lots of medals and certs.

Results: Grace OMahoney 1st in the U16 breaststroke, Jenny Slattery 3rd in the U16 freestyle, Ciara Fitzgibbon 4th in the U16 freestyle, Barry Fitzgerald 3rd in the u14 butterfly, Rachel Mulgrew 4th in the U14 backstroke, Cara Grealish 4th in the U14 butterfly, Brian Reidy 2nd in the U10 backstroke and Conor Reidy 3rd in the U8 freestyle. Our U16 girls medley relay finished 4th (Grace OMahoney, Jenny Slattery, Cara Grealish & Ciara Fitzgibbon) and so too did our U13 freestyle relay (Rachel OMahoney, Elizabeth & Sarah Slattery, Rachel & Lucy Mulgrew) Thanks to all the swimmers who participated and swam their hearts out.

Community Games – Art Competition

This takes place this Wednesday, 7th of February in Blennerville National School from 6.30pm to 7.30pm with registration from 6.15 and an entry fee of €2 per child.

Boys and Girls U8, U10, U12, U14, U16
A4 Paper Supplied (if required) – Competitors must bring their own materials for drawing, painting etc- Collage and cartoon styles permitted – Use backgrounds indoor or outdoor relevant to the topic -You may include banners, flags, logos, billboards, spectators and finish lines where appropriate.

HINTS & TIPS – Community Games Sport in action -Watch proportion & perspective- Use eye-catching colour – Detailed work – Study sports photos, newspapers, magazines – Practice figures which can be adapted to topic.


Congratulations to the St Pats trio of Fergal O’Brien, Brian Murphy and Martin Savage on reaching the final of Corn Uí Mhuirí with Tralee CBS. We wish them the best of luck as they play PS Chorca Dhuibhne, Dingle on Saturday, the 24th February with time and venue tbc.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Denis Heaslip Strand St.

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