St Pats 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 07, 09, 21 and 24.The five €30 consolation prizes went to Mike Greaney Annagh, Mary O Sullivan Churchill, Marie Thompson Caheranne, Seamie O Shea c/o Texaco and Maureen Daughton Curraheen.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €6,600 and the draw will take place on Sunday night March 18th 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

There won’t be any Academy session next Sunday the 18th March. The Academy will resume on Sunday 25th March at the Club premises.

U6: We had a great attendance despite Mother’s Day! Well done to all, we worked on a lot of ball skills, kicking, hoping & solos. Good effort by all & special mention to Dylan Passaway who worked well with the running & hopping drills. Owen McMillan really enjoyed the session, joined in well with all the drills & won himself the player of the week trophy! Well done!
No training next week .. we will take a well deserved break for St Patricks’s weekend, hope to see you all at the parade at 11.45am .. details on the Facebook page

U8: Our under 8 player of the week at last week’s session was Gearóid Hingston. Gearóid is always very consistent with his enthusiastic participation and demonstrated this again last Sunday. This was the last of our indoor academy sessions and these sessions have been a good success with consistently good attendance. Well done to all of the under 8 players and their parents for making the effort to get to Cumann Iosaef since January. It was great to have Callum Hayes and Jack Costello helping the coaches during the session. There won’t be any Academy session on Sunday 18th and the Academy will resume on Sunday the 25th March in the St Pats pitch.

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 Michael Enright, Daragh Murphy and Caoilainn Culloo. It’s important everyone keeps practicing their skills at home during the week. We are back training again Sunday morning, the 25th of March in St Pats.

U12: The  St. Pats under 12’s  Boys & Girls were training last week and everyone put in a great effort at training with Eddie Stack, Rory Kelleher, Conor Daly and Fionn Dairo giving it their all during the sessions. It is important that ye all keep attending training so we’ll be ready for the county league games when they kick off on the 8th of April. We hope to see ye all as training continues on our Astro pitch this Monday 12th of March at 3.45pm to 4.45pm  and again next Friday the 16th at 5.45pm to 6.45pm.

U14 Girls: We had our highest turn out at training last Sunday. Well done to all the girls who turned up. We hope to see you all same time next week.

U14 Boys: Training continues this Wednesday at 6pm on our astro pitch.

U16: Training continues twice weekly at the set date and times.


Our next match has been tentatively fixed for Monday, the 19th of March when we welcome our West Kerry neighbours, Annascaul/Lispole to Blennerville with a throw-in time of 4.00pm. We will update our Facebook page if there are any changes.


County League Div 3 Round 1

Listry 1-10

St Pats 1-12

St Pats got off to a winning start in dramatic fashion in this highly charged encounter played in dull but dry conditions last Sunday afternoon in Listry in which St Pats’ Gary Savage scored a goal and a point for the visitors in this match which could only be described as a game of 2 halves.

Listry stormed out of the blocks in blistering form registering 5 unreplied points after 11 minutes with Ronan Buckley scoring 3 points, including a long range effort within that period.

They also defended astutely with their tight and physical marking, forcing St Pats to retreat on a number of occasions. St Pats first score came in the 16th minute from Paul McMahon, who dummied his marker to point from about 30 metres, much to the relief of the travelling supporters.

Eoin Greaney added another 2minutes later from a tight angle as St Pats looked to further reduce the deficit. Listry took advantage by registering 3 unanswered points to further to further pull away before a David O’Callaghan double reduced it to a 4-point game with 29 minutes played.

Lady luck smiled on the home side as Derry Ahern’s shot towards the St Pats goal was deflected and oit looped over Fizzy for a goal as the first half ended on a score line of Listry 1-8 to St Pats 0-4.

In a reversal of fortunes, St Pats seized control of the 2nd half from the throw-in as they dictated play and this yielded dividends with Breandáin Savage pointing after 2 minutes.

It was one-way traffic from thereon in with St Pats registering a further 1-05 unreplied scores. Our goal came 5 minutes into the half with Paul McMahon’s surging run from midfield and his long range effort hit the upright with Lar reacting quickest by slotting the ball calmly past Tadhg Ahern in goal for Listry.

St Pats final point came 7 minutes deep into injury time with Brandon Boyle point from close range to send the visiting fans in jubilation.

This was a total performance by the whole team in which the home side were reduced to scoring only 2 points this half although they were wasteful failing to convert 3 scorable frees as the visitors ran out winners on a score line of 1-12 to 1-10.

Team: John Fitzgerald, Joe O’Connor, Kieran Dwyer, Tommy Lynch, Breandáin Savage (0-3,1f), Brendan Poff, Liam Poff, Liam O’Sullivan, Paul McMahon (0-2), Jake Foley, David O’Callaghan (c) (0-3), Sean Dowling, Eoin Greaney (0-2), Shane Doyle, Gary Savage (1-1)

Subs: Kevin O’Shea for Brendan Poff, Brandon Boyle (0-1) for Shane Doyle, Brian Murphy for Jake Foley, Eoin O’Carroll for Gary Savage, Joe Quilter for Breandáin Savage.

The club will like to wish Listry’s Cain Bradley as well as Brendan Poff and Liam O’Sullivan speedy recoveries.

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 new date for the launch will be made public in due course. Please keep an eye out on the St Pats Facebook page as well as the DWC Facebook page for updates.

Membership Registration 2018

Please note that the time for 2018 Registration and payment of the club membership subscription is drawing to a close.

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.

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.

By subscribing on-line you will have access to your account, where full details on your Membership will always be available to you.

St Patrick’s Day Parade 

We are participating in the St Patrick’s Day Parade and all club parents and members are asked to assemble at the starting line which is at the roundabout at the entrance to The Rose Hotel, Dan Spring Road by 11.15am and the Parade commences at 11.45am sharp, through Tralee and finishing at the bottom of The Mall.

Please ensure that the children are decked out in our club colours. Keep an eye out on our Facebook pages and club text service for further details.

St Patrick’s Day Mass/Scor

La le Padraig is next Saturday. Feile Mor. A bi lingual Mass as Gaeilge and English will be celebrated in Curraheen Church at the earlier time of 10 am to facilitate all who will be attending the parade at 11.45am. All St Pats members and schools are invited to participate in the Mass to celebrate our National Day.

Scór na bPaisti district competition will take place March 20th in Tralee, we wish our competitors the best of luck.

Community games 

Well done to our U13 Chess team who competed last Sunday. It was great to have entered this competition after a lapse in years. Well done to Rodhan Culloo, Connor Daly, Rory Kelliher, Mark O Brien, Christian O Sullivan Dunne, Daniel Sheehy and Eddie Stack who all participated in U13 Chess . Thanks to Rob Sheehy for looking after this team
Next week is the turn of the Girls U13 Futsal on bank holiday Monday . Best of luck girls.


Congratulations to Marian Counihan and Darren Cleary who were married recently.

Congratulations to current senior selector, Eoin Sayers and Sarah Daly who got engaged recently.

Community Room

Our community room, which includes a well-kitted gym is now available for booking. For further information, please contact Maurice Hanafin.

Corn Uí Mhuirí

Hard luck to CBS Tralee which includes the St Pats trio of Fergal O’Brien, Brian Murphy and Martin Savage on losing in the final of Corn Uí Mhuirí against PS Chorca Dhuibhne, Dingle last Saturday.

Ardfert Retreat Centre 

Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the BioSpiritual Institute,  April 27th – 29th  at Ardfert Retreat Centre. This workshop will explore how we can become an empathic caring presence in today’s modern world.  Learning how to be lovingly compassionate to our own feelings and emotions, we learn how to safely companion ourselves and others in a manner that facilitates growth in a non directive, life affirming way. Book now-Information contact: 0667134276


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Eileen Fitzgerald Clahane.


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