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 06, 16, 20 & 24. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Kieran O Shea Church Road, John Kelliher Lohercannon, C Regan Keel , Aisling Moriarty Curraheen and Mary Kerins Kevin Barry Villas.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €6,900 and the draw will take place on Sunday night April 08th 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: We had a fun, energetic session this evening & were luck to stay dry! Skills are coming on well & we all enjoyed scoring goals for St Pats!
We had a special surprise visit by Foxy with Easter treats.. yum!! Thanks so much to all the parents for their support tonight

U8: Last weeks Under 8 training session finished with some fantastic sprints by our young players. The pity was the sprints weren’t for the ball but were caused by the appearance of the Club Mascot Foxy who was distributing Easter chocolate goodies although it was good to see the display of speed.

Congratulations to Chloe Passway who received the Player of the Week trophy and richly deserved it as she always puts in a full effort and does some practice at home as well.

We need all our under 8 players to do some practice at kicking from the hand at home during the week so we hope that all are making good use of the training footballs the club has provided. Please remember for protection against injury that it is mandatory for players to wear gum shields training sessions and games.

U10: Thanks to the kids that turned up for training last Friday on the pitch. It is very important that parents bring their kids to training to learn their skills and also encourage to practice at home.

U12: The St. Pats under 12’s Boys & Girls were training last week and everyone put in a great effort practicing their skills at training with Zach Howarth, Diarmuid Waugh, Mark O’Brien and Thomas Sheehy giving it their all during the session. It is important that ye all keep attending training which is on this Monday 2nd of April at 3.45pm to 4.45pm & again next Friday 6th at 5.45pm to 6.45pm. We are away to Scartaglin in the county league next Sun 8th of April at 6pm. We hope to see ye all there.

U14 Girls: Our girls are playing their first game of the year when they will be away to Churchill in the County League this week. Date and time tbc. Please keep an eye out on our Facebook page for updates.

U14 Boys: We welcomed Dromid Pearses to Blennerville last Wednesday evening in a County league opener. Unfortunately, they were defeated by a strong Dromid side. Thanks to the U12 players who helped make up the team.
Team: Daniel Moriarty, Shane Howarth, Paddy Moran, Corey O’Shea, Josh Quilter, Cillian Lynch, Liam O’Sullivan, Thomas Sheehy, Seanie Murphy, Callum Hayes, Zach Howarth, Fionn Dairo, Adam Hegarty, Adam Mulvihill, Tony White and James Dowling.

U16: Our round 1 match against Austin Stacks B last Monday was cancelled, however, we are playing away to Milltown/Castlemaine in Round 2 of the Central Region competition this Monday, the 2nd of April with a throw in time of 7pm.


It was goals galore when our minors played Beaufort in a rescheduled back game in Beaufort last Friday. Unfortunately, we came out on the wrong side of victory as the hosts ran out winners on a scoreline of Beaufort 7-18 to St Pats 5-13.

We are away to Spa in round 5 of the MFL and that’s tentatively been fixed for Friday, the 13th of April at 6.30pm.


Castleisland Mart Junior Premier Club Football Championship Group 3

St Michael’s-Foilmore 0-15

St Pats 0-11

St Michael’s-Foilmore gained bragging rights over St Pats by winning the first round, group 3 encounter in the Junior Premier Club Championship played in sunny, picturesque Cromane last Saturday evening.

St Pats started the game well moving the ball swiftly and a Willie Hurley effort in the first minute was saved by Ciaran O’Shea in goals for St Michael’s-Foilmore. The seeded team scoired the game’s first 3 points within 5 minutes with 2 frees converted by Matthew O’Sullivan and a point from play by Luke O’Shea. St Pats’ Eoin Greaney pointed from a tight angle a minute later but the South

Kerry side hit 3 unanswered points to open up a 5-point lead with only 11 minutes played. However, St Pats captain, David O’Callaghan scored 2 points in succession and was also involved in his sides third consecutive point when his quick free found Paul McMahon, who was unmarked to point from close range. St Michael’s-Foilmore finished the half strongly with further points from Kevin Cronin and Alan Smith as they ended the half leading by a score line of 0-8 to St Pats’ 6 points.

The second half started with St Michael’s-Foilmore’s Darran O’Sullivan pointing from a free as early as the first minute as they tried to maintain a stranglehold on the game. 2 points from St Pats’ David O’Callaghan and a Willie Hurley free once agaion brough them within touching distance but Inter-County player, Mark Griffin, playing in centre-field siezed control of the game and his ball distribution often resulting in points for his side as they ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of St Michael’s-Foilmore 0-15 to St Pats 0-10

St Pats: John Fitzgerald, Tommy Lynch, Kieran Dwyer, Joe O’Connor, Jordan Conway, Brendan Poff,

Luke Mulligan, Liam O’Sullivan, Paul McMahon (0-3), Liam Poff, David O’Callaghan(C) (0-4, 1f), Gary Savage, Eoin Greaney (0-1), Willie Hurley (0-3, 3f), Breandáin Savage.

Subs: Sean Dowling for Brendan Poff, Eoin O’Carroll, Jake Foley for Luke Mulligan, Brian Murphy for Liam Poff, Cillian O’Riordan for Breandáin Savage

We play Keel in the Junior Premiership Championship on Saturday, 7th April at 6.30pm. Venue for this fixture is Keel.

Dingle Way Challenge 2018

Our annual DWC will take place on June 3rd (keep that date free and marked in your diaries and calendars). And as usual, there will be two challenges: The standard DWC, which is a 42km walk with the route going from from Feothanach – Sauce Creek – Halla Le Cheile (there will be breakfast provided here) – Fermoyle Beach – Stradbally (Lunch at the Golf Club or Castlegregory) – Castlegregory – Lower Camp (Water/Toilet/Bus in Fitzgeralds) – Blennerville ( There will be BBQ in Quanes). Please note that buses will leave from Blennerville at 7am sharp for this option.

And then the ultra route (about 63km!) where the trek will begin in Feothanach at 5am and through to Halla Le Cheile and to Brandon via Sauce Creek. Again, buses will leave Blennerville at 4am sharp and as usual, there will be buses going back to Blennerville after the walk.

Registration will be €45 on the day and online ( or after April 15th. Early Bird Registration online will be €40 before April 15th.

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.

Social Night/Medals Presentation

We were privileged to have Kerry Senior Aidan O’Mahony with us in The Station House last Friday evening to present Tralee Town League and County League medals to our victorious U15 and U12 teams respectively.

Aidan O’Mahony with members of the Under 15 boys and Under 12 girls teams who were presented with medals on Friday evening at The Station House. Photo by Dermot Crean

Aidan gave an inspirational talk to our stars, mentors and parents regarding training and application, listening and practice and the importance of your club and parental involvment.

Aidan also spent time lining for photos and greeting players and offering words of encouragement to everyone.  It was fantastic to learn from a great Kerry footballer who has won many accolades with his club, district board, county, province and country and a true gentleman (see facebook for photos).

Club chairman also reiterated the fact that we need parents involvement to encourage their kids to play football, which is a great outlet to making friends, building confidence and acquiring football skills. Thanks to The Station House for hosting the event and providing finger food.

Road Clean-Up 2018

County Clean-up Day:-Curraheen Community Council will hold a clean-up of the road from Tonevane to Derrymore West on Saturday, April 14th. We will meet at the old petrol station, Curraheen at 8am. We appeal to everybody living along this route to please come out and help us. Bags, gloves, high vis jackets and litter pickers will be provided. Contact Debbie (087)2319190.

Community Room

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

Ardfert Retreat Centre

Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs.  April 26th, 7.00pm-8.30pm. Contact 066 713 4276.

Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the BioSpiritual Institute,  April 27th – 29th  Book now 0667134276.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Elizabeth Sugrue Oakpark Demesne

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