St Pat’s GAA Club News

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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 03, 15, 17 & 21. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Noreen O Flaherty c/o Tommy Brosnan, Irene O Sullivan Curraheen, Andrew Breewood Derrymore West, Patrick Dillane Clahane  and George Poff Lohercannon.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €7,500 and the draw will take place on Sunday night May 20th 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

Dingle Way Challenge 2018

This year’s annual Dingle Way Challenge will be held on the 3rd of June (only 3 weeks away!) 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.

There will be a family section for this walk and it will start at Tralee Bay and finishing in Fitz’s. Help would be required from a few mentors/coaches and parents to accompany the juveniles on the day. The time for this walk will be made known closer to the date.

Juvenile Academy

U6: We had an energetic session in the sun this morning with approximately 30 children! Visitors welcomed from as far afield as Dublin. The session was focused on fundamental skills & fun games. Next week we want to find the time for more small match play practice. We will start the warm up as close to 10.30 as possible to squeeze more in!! Well done to all, especially player of the week, Layla Curran. Keep up the practice at home!!

U8: We finished our session last Sunday with a short game on the football pitch instead of the all-weather pitch. It was a good game where we tried to get our squad to use the hand pass before players could kick for a score. Hand passing the ball is a good skill to improve on and we hope that all of our players try to practice this skill at home during the week. Unless practiced at home during the week the time spent at the session on Sunday morning won’t be enough to improve on this or any other of the basic skills.

Well done to Megan, who has only recently joined us, on winning the Player of the Week last Sunday. It’s great to see one of our newer players’ putting in such a good effort. Don’t forget you can keep up to date on U8 photo’s and other club activities on the Club’s facebook page.

U10: Our u10’s trained in the sunshine on our astro turf under the watchful eyes of their coaches and mentors. It was delightful to see all the happy faces as they learnt their skills. There will be an U10 blitz this Wednesday, the 16th in the Spa at 6.45pm. Training however continues on Sunday at 10.30am and all new players are welcome.

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, Aiden Hayes, Quin Griffen and Conor Daly giving it their all during the session. 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 Naomh Pádraig Abú !!

U14 Girls: Our girls lost their final County League game against Annascaul last Sunday evening. After a slow start in the first half, they played a spirited, hardworking second half, outscoring our opponents. Training continues this Sunday from 11am to 12noon in the field.

U14 Boys: Our u14’s made the long trip to South Kerry when they took on the Skellig Rangers/Valentia team last Wednesday in the County League but they proved too strong for our boys in the end as they ran out comfortable winners. Well done to all who made the trip.

U17: For the second year, the U17 Club 9 a side Competition will begin on Wednesday 23rd May at 7pm. The Competition will take place over 3 Rounds: Wednesday May 23rd, Monday May 28th and Saturday June 2nd.

On May 24th the Competition will begin with 8 groups of 3 teams (we are in group 8 with St Michaels Foilmore and John Mitchels with all games played in Cromane).  In each group, a round robin competition will take place with each team getting 2 games each, which are 12 minutes a half. After the first night, teams in each group will be ranked 1, 2 and 3 depending on the position they finish after the round robin and also where they play on the second night.

Round 2 will again see all 24 teams play but will be based on their positions after Round 1 with the top 2 in each group qualifying for Round 3. In this round, the 16 teams will play in the semi-finals where they will be grouped into 4 divisions again based on results from round 2. The 4 finals, which will be played on the same day, will be contested by the winning semi-finalists in each division.

We wish Kieran Dwyer and the panel the best of luck in this competition.

Juvenile Registration

St Pats Juvenile Club will hold its registration day next Sunday, May the 20th from 10am to 12noon at the Community Rooms (located opposite our pitch) in Blennerville. It is very important that every juvenile is registered to meet the GAA regulations on Insurance while participating in club activities and games. Everyone is welcome as it gives the parents an opportunity to meet the coaches and club representatives. St Pats appreciates your help and support in keeping our community based club alive. St Pats encourages all young people in the area to participate in and enjoy Gaelic games and activities together we will grow stronger and better.

Senior B Team

We are at home to Lispole this Friday, the 18th of May in a Round 1 fixture of the Group 4 of the Junior Football League. Throw in time is at 7.30pm. Please come and support the team as we wish Eoin, Terry and the entire panel the best of luck.


SFL Division 3 Round 4,  St Pats 1-14 Keel 1-10

St Pats got back to winning ways last Saturday evening when they defeated Keel in a keenly contested Round 4 County League encounter played in sunny Blennerville in which the home side’s forward, Willie Hurley scored 8 points with 3 of those coming from play.

Keel’s Martin Burke put the away side ahead in the first minute when he found space to point over unchallenged. St Pats got on the score sheet from a free taken by Willie Hurley and were unfortunate not to score a goal minutes later when David O’Callaghan’s goal effort was tipped over the bar by Stephen Cahillane.

Terry O’Sullivan’s point from close range sent the scores 2 apiece with only 9 minutes played and they went ahead when Aaron Murphy pointed from a free. St Pats hit back by scoring 3 unreplied points through Willie Hurley, from frees and a quick free taken by the same player to Eoin Greaney who cleverly evaded his marker to point from 20 meters.

Aaron Murphy halted the run by scoring from a free which was quickly cancelled by another point from Willie Hurley this time with Eoin Greaney providing the decisive pass to ensure St Pats led by 3. Towards the end of the half, Keel’s Aaron Cahillane found space in the middle and ran at the St Pats defence only for him to lose the ball but Colm O’Neill reacted quickest to blast past Paudi Bailey to level the game once again to leave half time scores at St Pats 0-7 to Keel’s 1-4

Both teams introduced a sub each with Breandáin Savage replacing Shane Doyle for the Pats and Dylan Pendergast replacing Colm O’Neill for Keel but it was the home side that started well with Paul McMahon and Breandáin Savage scoring in quick succession to send the Pats 2 points ahead.

Aaron Murphy levelled with 2 well taken frees and a line ball by Gary Sayers nudged the away side ahead by a point. Double point-blank saves by Stephen Cahillane from Liam O’Sullivan and Brendan Poff in between another Willie Hurley free kept his side in the game.

However, he had no answer for Breandáin Savage’s looping goal on 29 minutes which gave St Pats a one point lead with a minute of normal time remaining. James Foley received a second yellow for Keel but injury time points for Willie Hurley, Paul McMahon and David O’Callaghan ensured that St Pats took all the points as the match ended on a score line of St Pats 1-14 to Keel’s 1-10.

It was a gutsy performance by St Pats to edge this game with great displays by the backs, especially Tommy Lynch, Liam Poff’s fielding and timely interceptions, David O’Callaghan’s tireless work rate and the points by Willie Hurley which included a free from the 45m line off his hands. Keel’s goalkeeper, Stephen Cahillane was solid in goals and Aaron Murphy’s 5 converted frees kept them in the game for most parts.

St Pats: Paudi Bailey, Cillian O’Riordan, Kieran Dwyer, Brian Murphy, Jake Foley, Tommy Lynch, Shane Doyle, Liam O’Sullivan, Liam Poff, David O’Callaghan(0-2), Brendan Poff, Sean Dowling, Eoin Greaney(0-1), Willie Hurley(0-8, 5f), Paul McMahon(0-2).

Subs: Breandáin Savage(1-1) for Shane Doyle, Gary Savage for Liam O’Sullivan, Joe O’Connor for Cillian O’Riordan and Eoin O’Carroll for Kieran Dwyer

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.

Family Mass

There will be a family mass on Sunday, 27th May at 11am in Curraheen church with participation from the pupils of Derryquay National School who recently received their First Communion.

Lixnaw Vintage Club

Lixnaw Vintage Club is holding their Vintage Rally on Sunday 20th May 2018 at JJ Walsh’s grounds Lixnaw.
Displays of all things Vintage, family entertainment and Lixnaw’s very own Alpacas will be on show.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Martha Brassil, Caherslee.

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