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 22, 24, 28 & 30. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Ita Greaney Annagh, Noreen Walsh c/o O’Dwyer’s Bar, Seamus Murphy Derrymore East, Darragh Murphy Derrymore East and Andrew Breewood Derrymore West.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €7,300 and the draw will take place on Sunday night May 06th 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.

Juvenile Academy

U6: Well done to our player of the week, Jayden Sinnott. He put in great effort & speed today & was very attentive to instruction in the new fun games we played today. As a group our ball handling skills & understanding of the game is really improving. Great to hear you are all practicing your skills at home!! Keep up the good work.

U8: On a lovely bright morning our under 8 squad gathered last Sunday for the weekly session. It was great to see Jake Kelly back in training again and so full of enthusiasm and effort was Jake that he earned the Player of the Week trophy. ….well done Jake. Eddie Hayes, Gearoid Hingston and James Daly displayed some great kicking and Aoife Kennedy is showing the benefit of the practice she is doing at home. Tommy Costello, Isaac Price and Seamus Hingston carried out some great hand passing with the coaches. We hope all of the under 8 squad continue to practice with the ball at home during the week but mind the windows!

U10: Well done to St Pats under 10s who had a thrilling encounter with a v skillful Na Gaeil side on Sunday last. We look forward to the return leg in a few week’s time. Jack Costello played v well and was our star player of the week.

U12: St Pats U-12’s had a busy week with two County League games. We were away to Ballydonoghue last Monday and at home against Asdee/Ballylongford. Results went our way in both games so a big well done to all our future St Pats stars that played in the games. Thomas Sheehy in goals was rock solid. Zach Howarth, Orlaith Murphy, Eddie Stack Daniel Sheehy, Rory Kelliher, new comers Emmanuel Bramkovic and Quin Griffin defended brilliantly and gave it their all trying to keep the opposition from scoring the minimum. In the middle again Diarmuid Waugh and Fionn Dairo worked very hard and combined well with our forwards. Up front Mark O Brien, Darragh Murphy, Jack Costello, Killian O’Mahony, Rachel Mulgrew, Aiden Hayes, Michael Enright, Conor Daly and another new comer, Lance Byrne got their hands on plenty of ball and worked some lovely scores for their team. It’s important ye all continue to attend our training sessions and also keep practicing yer skills at home during the week. The training and match schedule for the week will be circulated shortly via text message. Naomh Pádraig Abú!!

U14 Girls: Our girls will play their first home match in the County League this Monday, the 30th of April when they welcome Duagh. The time for this fixture is 7.30pm. Please come and support the team.

U14 Boys: Our U14 boys suffered a heavy defeat to a strong St Michael’s Foilmore side last Wednesday evening in Blennerville. We were missing a number of players and a couple more got injured during the game but the team is hoping to bounce back against Beale this Wednesday, the 2ndof May in Ballybunion. Throw-in for this fixture is 7pm. Best of luck to all involved.

U16: Our U16’s played John Mitchels in a Central Region fixture last Monday and showed great determination but lost out in the end. However, they will be playing John Mitchels in the semi-finals of this competition this Monday, the 30th in John Mitchels with a throw-in time of 7pm. We wish the panel the best of luck.


Our seniors had no game last weekend but it is back to business with our campaign in the county league where we have a back game against Dr. Crokes B in Lewis Road. This match will now be played on Saturday the 5th of May at 7pm. Your support will be most welcome.

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.

Community Games

ATTENTION all budding athletes Blennerville/Ballyard athletics will take place on Monday, May 14TH at St. Pats GAA Blennerville’s pitch from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Our catchment area includes: Blennerville, Ballyard, Tonevane to Derryquay, Strand Road, Lohercannon, Ballyrickard, Knockmoyle, Kerins Park, O’Rahillys Villas, Cluain Ard, The Kerries housing estate.

This event is for boys and girls from U8 to U16. Everyone is welcome. The first 4 qualifiers in the finals will continue on to the county finals which will take place in An Riocht Castleisland at a late date.

Coaching Workshop

The Kerry County Board are running a workshop for Coaches that are interested in up skilling in the area regarding ‘Integrating Young Players with a disability into coaching sessions’.  There are many children in the county attending Football and Hurling sessions that may need some extra help due to a disability. This workshop will give coaches some ideas on helping to make coaching sessions more accessible and enjoyable to these players.  This will be a practical session that will also give Coaches ideas on different types of games that can be used in all sessions.

The workshop will take place on Thursday 10th May at 6.30pm on the All-weather pitch at the Institute of Technology Tralee North Campus.


Congratulations to U16 player, Nathan Moriarty and the CBS panel who won the U15 Russell Cup in their victory over St Brendan’s Killarney recently.

Congratulations to senior player, Jordan Conway who celebrated a significant birthday recently.

Also to the pupils from Derryquay National School who received their First Holy Communion last weekend. A special word of thanks to all who helped prepare the children for this very special event.

Ardfert Retreat Centre

SELF CARE DAY : “Tools to manage life’s every day stressors”, Offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into ones life to nourish our physical and emotional well being. Facilitated by Anna O’ Donoghue & Batty Garnett, Sat 26th May, Ardfert Retreat Centre, 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Anna0879447105.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Paul O Mahony Clash and Killerisk, Michael Fitzgerald Ardfert, Niall Ryle The Spa and James Fitzgerald Moyvane.


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