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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 05, 18, 26 & 28. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Christy Hallinan Rock St, Eileen Gaynor Leith West, Noranne O Connell c/o Kevin Quirke, Laila Counihan Curraheen and Catherine Horgan Lohercannon.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €7,600 and the draw will take place on Sunday night May 27th 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

This year’s annual Dingle Way Challenge will be held on the 3rd of June (only 2 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 is also a family section which starts on the beach from Aughacasla to Fitzgeralds and it is about 6km. Juveniles are free but they can support by taking a sponsorship card, which has been distributed to the various coaches and mentors. Adults can still register on line or through your child’s coach. Help support your club while having a fun filled day.

Juvenile Academy

U6: By default Aaron Costello won player of the week today!! He tried really hard throughout the session & his chances were high since Mum forgot to bring the trophy from home this week!!
We had a good session with a fun warm up for all, & 4 groups of 5/6 for circuits of ball skills & agility. We managed to fit in little matches today which although chaotic, were fun!!
It’s great to have 3 new boys joined us in recent weeks, Liam, Ben and Luke you are very welcome.
Continue the skills at home kids, we are all getting fitter, stronger & ball skills are really coming along. Well done

U8: We had a very good session last Sunday and the enthusiasm of all our players is making the choice of Player of the Week more difficult so very well done to Jace Flynn on receiving the trophy, Jace is only in the squad for a few weeks and is putting in a good effort at our Sunday sessions.

We had a very good session last Sunday with some great hand passing and kicking skills being displayed. The session finished with a great game on the main field where Chloe delivered some great kick outs, James and Blake combining to kick some lovely points at one end while Stephen and Hugh were scoring well at the other end. Eddie showed some great tackling, Aoife, Lainey and Tommy moved the ball well throughout the game with Bruce and Jace providing good support.

Sponsorship cards for the Dingle Way Challenge were distributed at the Academy on Sunday last. There will be a family section as part of the DWC which will start at Tralee Bay and finishes at Fitzgerald’s in Camp. This is a nice way for our younger members to get involved in the Dingle Way Challenge and also the help in raising funds for their Club.

U10: Our u10’s trained in the sunshine on our astro turf under the watchful eyes of their coaches and mentors. There was a good turnout of players eager to show off their skills as well as putting in great effort throughout the session. Training continues next week at 10.30am.

U12: For our first match of the second phase of the County League, we hosted a good Valentia side last Sunday evening in what turned out to be a cracking game of football. Despite missing a few players, we created some scoring chances as the first half ended at St Pats 2-2 to Valentia’s 1-5. The away side came out stronger in the second half and put pressure on our backline who were made to work tirelessly and often forcing Valentia to kick points from further out field. Valentia were however more clinical in their point scoring as the match ended on a score line of St Pats 4-3 to Valentia’s 3-15. 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 !!

U17: Fixtures for Round 1 of the Kerry U17 competition commencing this Wednesday 23rd May in Cromane is as follows: @ 7.25pm we play John Mitchels and @ 8.05pm, we play St Michaels-Foilmore.

Games are 9-a side and they last 12 minutes a half. Best of luck to Kieran and the team.

Senior B Team

Well done to our B team on their victory in the Junior Football League, Group 2 over Lispole last Friday evening. We dominanted the game in every area and that showed in the scores as we ran out comfortable winners on a score line of St Pats 3-17 Lispole 0-9

A great team performance throughout but great plays on the night came from Sean Hogan, who is proving to be an excellent shot stopper, Paudi Bailey, scoring 2 goals and setting up scores and Eoin Greaney, who scored some excellent points.

Team: Sean Hogan, James Stack, Tommy Lynch, Shane O’Donoghue, Jake Foley, Simon Daughton 0-2, Cillain O’Riordan 0-1, Joe Quilter, Eoin Greaney 0-6,Brendain Savage 0-3, Shane Doyle 1-1, Paudie Bailey 2-1 & Jack Lynch 0-1.

Subs: Sean Dowling 0-1, John Fitzgerald 0-1 & James Costello.


Our seniors had no game last weekend but it is back to business with our campaign in the County League where we have a Round 5 encounter against Laune Rangers in JP O’Sullivan Park, Killorglin.  This match will now be played this Sunday the 27th of May at 2pm. Your support will be most welcome.

Membership Registration 2018

Thank you to all the members who have registered with the Club for 2018 and have submitted their membership subscription. If you haven’t yet registered and are participating in Club activities or using Club facilities it is necessary that you register with the Club as soon as possible. Forms can be had from any club officer or through your coach or you can register on-line by going to the Club website –, select Membership and follow the instructions.

Community Games

Blennerville/Ballyard is putting together an U10 Gaelic Football team for the games. Next event up is GAELIC FOOTBALL U10 (over age 7). This event is for boys AND girls, the team can be all boys or girls or mixed. It is vital that girls and boys who are interested must be over 7 years old. The team will be made up of a panel of 16 and the competition is taking place on Monday JUNE 4TH. Thanks to Padraig O’Leary from Kerins O’Rahillys who has graciously offered up his time to coach the kids who are interested in taking part. Coaching will take place on Sunday mornings in Ballyrickard at 11am. There isn’t much time left so if you are interested, please contact Marie Fitzgibbon

Family Mass

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


To the pupils from Blennerville 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 one’s life to nourish our physical and emotional wellbeing. Facilitated by Anna O’ Donoghue & Betty Garnett, Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Anna 0879447105.

Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thurs. 31st May, 9.30am-4.00pm. Phone 0667134276


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Robert McEvoy, Balloonagh Estate and Monica O’Sullivan (nee Fitzgerald) Castledemesne and formerly of Ballybunion.

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