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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 10, 14, 19 & 22. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Cathy Hogan Tonevane, Brendan Poff  Lohercannon , C Regan Keel , Marie Fitzgibbon Derrymore East and Ella Fitzgerald c/o Poff Motors.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €7,000 and the draw will take place on Sunday night April 15th 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.

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).

And as usual, there will be two challenges: The standard DWC, which is a 46km walk with the route going from from Brandon Point – Halla Le Cheile (there will be breakfast provided here) – Fermoyle Beach – Stradbally (Light lunch at the Castlegregory Golf Club) – 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 58km!) where the trek will begin in Feothanach at 6am and through to Halla Le Cheile and to Brandon via Sauce Creek. Again, buses will leave Blennerville at 5am 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.

Juvenile Academy

U6: We had a fun, energetic session this morning & were lucky to stay dry! Well done to all who attended this morning’s training session in which a lot of fun was had by all. Well done to Emily, who impressed her coaches during the drills and won the player of the week trophy. Training continues next Sunday morning on our astro pitch at the same time.

U8: Our under 8 team took part in the U8 blitz held in the John Mitchells GAA grounds organised by Kerry GAA on Wednesday 4th April. We played three fast paced games against Kilcummin, John Mitchells and Na Gael. As these was our first games this year a little rustiness was evident initially however by the third game all our players were thriving and playing very well. Thanks to the parents for getting the players to the grounds and supporting them during the games. A special mention must go to Stephen Enright and James Daly who having played well in the under 8 blitz also played with the under 10 team in their blitz on the following day…well done boys.

We were back with the rest of the Academy for training at the St Pats grounds on Sunday morning last and there was no sign of our players having over indulged on easter eggs. We had a very good session with emphasis on hand passing and kicking. The session finished with a very competitive game where some lovely point scoring was displayed by many of our players.

The Player of the Week trophy was very well earned by James Daly who showed good skill all through our games on Sunday…well done James.

U10: St Pats did very well in the Co U 10 blitz at John Mitchels. We played Miltown/ Castlemaine, St Senans & Na Gaeil and performed very well. Our panel were highly commended for their superb displays of skill and teamwork. Jack Costello, Michael Enright, Rodhan & Caoilaoinn Culloo,Sharon & Stephen Enright, Darragh Murphy, Luke Passway & Garry Scollard and young James Daly formed our excellent panel of future stars.

It was back to training last Sunday and we had a good number of boys and girls for training. It is very important that parents bring their kids to training to learn their skills and also encourage them to practice at home.

U12: The St. Pats under 12’s Boys & Girls were training last week and everyone put in a great effort with Jack Costello, Killian O’Mahony, Michael Enright and Darragh Murphy giving it their all during the sessions. Training continues on our Astro pitch this Monday 9th from 3.45pm to 4.45pm and again next Friday the 13th at 5.45pm to 6.45pm. We are at home to Ballyheigue in the Co. League next Sunday the 15th, depending on the conditions of our pitch. Throw in is at 6pm.

U14 Girls: We had a great turnout of enthusiastic players in training last Sunday morning anticipation of our first County League game away to Churchill this Wednesday evening. Pitch venue and time to be confirmed. Please check our Facebook page for updates.

U14 Boys: We drew a bye last week in the County League but are away to Kilgarvan/Tuosist this Wednesday, the 11th. The game throws in at 7pm but venue tbc.

U16: Our u16’s played their first game of the season on Monday night at home to Milltown/Castlemaine. St. Pats started off well, holding a lot of possession but missed too many scoring opportunities. Unfortunately we were beaten by a stronger side but the boys learned a lot from this game. On Friday night we played against Austin Stacks B’s at home and on this occasion we left with a well deserved victory. With every player giving it 100% we saw what these boys are capable of. Well done to all involved and best of luck to the team and mentors.
Team: Gavin Doody, Daniel Moriarty, Dylan Griffin, Matthew Quilter, Cilian Lynch, Liam O’ Sullivan, Niall Mc Cathy, Cormac Lynch, Michael Doody, Jamie O ‘ Brien, Darragh Moriarty, Samuel Abubaker, Tomas O Sullivan , Tom Brett, Danny Greaney, Nathan Moriarty, Tadgh Kerins and Shane Howarth.


Castleisland Mart Junior Premier Club Football Championship Group 3 Round 2

Keel 1-13 St Pats 1-11

Keel effectively ended St Pat’s hopes of Championship glory last Saturday evening in Keel by two points in a physical game in which Keel’s Gary Sayers scored six points and was instrumental in his side’s goal before he was given his marching orders after picking up 2 yellow cards.

St Pats started the game well with 2 well-taken points by Jordan Conway and Eoin O’Carroll after five minutes but the home side registered five points within a seven minute period.

A David O’Callaghan free stopped the rot but only momentarily as the home side added three further points before St Pat’s Kieran Dwyer, fresh after winning an All-Ireland Fresher’s medal with DCU, carried the ball from his half, beating several players and pointed from close range. It didn’t curb Keel’s surge as they took a 0-10 to 0-5 lead into the break.

The second half was only two minutes old when the green flag was raised for Keel as David McAssey reacted quickest to a high ball for a tap in. They added two more points in between a Willie Hurley effort.

St Pats also got a goal of their own through captain, David O’Callaghan but Keel defended in numbers to protect their lead after they had two players sent off for very physical challenges despite the continuous attack by St Pats as the home side won narrowly on a score line of 1-13 to 1-11

St Pats: Paudi Bailey, Killian Quirke, Tommy Lynch, Joe O’Connor, Jordan Conway (0-1), Kieran Dwyer (0-1), Luke Mulligan (0-1), Liam O’Sullivan, Liam Poff, Eoin O’Carroll (0-1), David O’Callaghan (1-02, 1f), Gary Savage, Eoin Greaney, Willie Hurley (0-3, 1f), Breandáin Savage.

Subs: Brendan Poff (0-1) for Gary Savage, Jake Foley for Killian Quirke, Brian Murphy for Eoin O’Carroll, Paul McMahon (0-1) for Eoin Greaney, Cillian O’Riordan for Liam Poff

We play Fossa in the third round of the Junior Premiership Championship on Sunday, 15thApril at 2.30pm. Venue for this fixture is in Blennerville.

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.

Scór na bPaisti

Well done to St.Pats ballad group and Leiriu sketch who are through to the County finals in Scór na bPaisti. Congratulations to all. County finals are on in Foilmore on the 22nd of April. Naomh Padraig Abú

County Clean-Up 2018

There is a clean-up of the Lockgates and canal area on Saturday, the 14th of April at 11am. We appeal to people living in these areas to come out and help out and if everyone gives an hour of their time, that should be more than sufficient to clean up the entire area as piles of rubbish has blown in from the sea. Please come out & help on the day. Bags, picks & gloves will be provided. We hope to have a good turnout. Contact Kathleen on 087 2414681

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.

Blennerville Playschool

Blennerville Playschool are holding a food demonstration in association with Croi Restaurant on Sunday 15th April at 1pm. This family-friendly event will include cupcake decorating in the playschool with the children whilst adults can enjoy the event in the adjacent school hall. Tickets are available from the playschool at a cost of €10 for Two or €15 for a Family of Four. We hope you will support and join us for this enjoyable event.


Congratulations to St Pat’s senior player Kieran Dwyer, who captained DCU in the All-Ireland Freshers 1 Football Champions Final in Portarlington on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018.
DCU won for the third year in a row after they defeated UL to lift the CornDaithi Billings. It was a low-scoring but entertaining game with the final score DCU 0-10 and UL 0-8.

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.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Joe Murphy Cockleshell Road, DD Horan Beenoskee, Ballyard and Margaret Egan Causeway.

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