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 01, 12, 13 & 19. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Christy Hallinan Rock St, C.Regan Keel, Ann and Brian O Shea Curraheen, Lorraine Kennedy Curraheen and Seamus Trant Curraheen.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €7,700 and the draw will take place on Monday night June 04th in O’Dwyer’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.

Lotto Entries

May we remind any of our supporters who subscribe to the Club Lotto through the Annual Registration that the 2017 entries have expired.
If you haven’t renewed your membership and Lotto entry for 2018 please do so to ensure that you are in to win.

Poff Motors Dingle Way Challenge 2018

This year’s annual Dingle Way Challenge will be held on the 3rd of June (only 1 week away and it is gathered that the weather will be fantsatic!) and as usual, there will be two challenges: The standard DWC, which is a 46km walk with the route going 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 this fundraiser 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.

DWC 2018 Gratitudes

The club will like to express their gratitude to people who have supported the event to date, in particular those who are returning for their 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th DWC and of course our first time participants, people coming from all over Ireland and indeed the globe. Our friends all over West Kerry who display magnificent hospitality and kindness, our partners Kerry Mountain Rescue who we are delighted to have on board, our main sponsor Poff Motors, other sponsors, GAA clubs and everyone who is helping in no small way to deliver a successful DWC 2018.

Juvenile Academy

U6: We had a great session in the sun this evening, all 17 children who participated tonight tried really hard at improving their fitness, agility & fundamental skills. We managed to fit in a fun game of crawling tag which is a great way to develop core strength & cross body movement patterns… one to practice at home!!
We had a great fun match kicking points from one end of the AstroTurf to the other, our tackling practice & passing is really paying off. Well done to all the boys and girls but especially tonight to our player of the week, Oscar Curran who listened very well to instruction & had been practicing his 3 step rule at home.

U8: Well done to all the boys and girls who got to our Academy session on Friday last as we changed from our usual Sunday morning session to facilitate the Family Mass in Curraheen Church. We had a very intense game to finish our session and if we play with the same level of enthusiasm in our Go-game blitzes we’ll present a challenge to any opposition and keep the referee busy!

Hugh Costello was the well-deserved choice for the Player of the Week trophy and we think that Hugh is putting in some good practice at home as his kicking is developing well. Well done to Hugh and keep up the practice.

There will be a family section as part of the Dingle Way Challenge 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 help in raising funds for their Club.

U10: Our u10’s trained last Friday evening in our field under the watchful eyes of their coaches. There was a good turnout of players eager to show off their skills as well as putting in great effort throughout the session. Training times will be announced via text and Facebook.

U12: The  St. Pats under 12’s  Boys & Girls were training last week and everyone put in a great effort at training with Zach Howarth, Emmanuel Bramkovic, Quin Griffin and Lance Byrne 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 !!

U17: Following our win and loss against Spa and St Michaels-Foilmore respectively in round 1 of this competition, we will now play in group 5 of this competition because we came second after 2 games from the first night. In  with us are Finuge, whom we play at 7.25pm and Beale @ 8.05pm. Games are 9 a side and 12 minutes a half, same as in round 1. Venue for this competition is Finuge this Monday, 28th of May.

Senior B Team

There was no game last weekend but our next fixture is this Friday, the 1st of June when we play Ardfert at 7.30pm in the Junior Football League, Group 4. The venue for this encounter is Ardfert. Your support will be most welcome.


SFL Division 3 Round 5

Laune Rangers 1-10 St Pats 0-13

St Pats and Laune Rangers shared the points in a match that failed to live up to expectations last Sunday afternoon in the JP O’Sullivan Park, Killorglin. It was a game where we took our foot off the pedal in the second half which ultimately cost us the full points.

St Pats started the game the livelier side and got on the score sheet after 2 minutes when Liam O’Sullivan pointed with a curling effort after receiving a precise pass from Breandáin Savage. Laune Rangers hit back 2 minutes later from a free converted by Colm O’Shea and they went ahead from a Daire Cleary effort from play. Willie Hurley replied with another sublime effort after going past Jonathan Carey to score from 20 metres. We had a chance to pull away from the home side but Gary Savage’s shot was stopped by Jason Browne but Gary reacted quickly for the rebound to tap over from close range. We added a couple of points through Brendan Poff and David O’Callaghan as we led by 3 points just after the halfway mark. 2 frees were converted Colm O’Shea and John Tyther in between a Willie Hurley point. We added 2 more points including a Gary Savage point following a long range pass from his brother, Breandáin as we went ahead by 4 point despite having a lot of possession. Laune Rangers corner-back, Pierce Tyther should have reduced the deficit when he went past several players and with the goal at his mercy, pulled the ball wide. In spite of the set-back, the home side scored the half’s last 2 points as the half ended on a scoreline of Laune Rangers 0-6 St Pats 0-8

The Pats stormed out of the blocks in the second half, hitting their opponents with 3 points all from frees to further widen the gap to 5 points. Darragh O’Sullivan scored his side’s first point of the half after 10 minutes only for Willie Hurley to hit back 5 minutes later. St Pats at this stage sensing victory lowered their guard which boosted their opponents as they went in search of points to close the gap. Their efforts paid off as they registered 3 points and a goal within a 7 minute period which included a 45′ converted “Cluxton” style by Jason Brown and a goal by Dáire Cleary which came from our kickout as they led by a point with 5 minutes to go. Brendan Poff levelled matters with a fine solo effort, carrying the ball about 30 metres before pointing as the match ended with Laune Rangers scoring 1-10 to our 13 points.

Overall, it was a safe performance by the team ensuring that we went back to Blennerville with something from the game. We had good performances from Tommy Lynch who defended very well and had time to venture forward on occasions and Breandáin Savage whose passes were accurate and he assisted in setting up a number of scores and defended when called upon.

The club would like to wish Brendan Poff a speedy recovery from a broken arm sustained towards the end of the match.

St Pats: Paudi Bailey, Luke Mulligan, Tommy Lynch, Cillian O’Riordan, Liam Poff, Kieran Dwyer, Sean Dowling, Liam O’Sullivan (0-1), Paul McMahon, Brendan Poff (0-2), Breandáin Savage, Gary Savage (0-2), David O’Callaghan (0-3, 1f), Willie Hurley (0-5, 3f), Shane Doyle.

Subs: Eoin O’Carroll for Shane Doyle and Joe Costello for Brendan Poff

Due to the DWC, there will be no match involving our seniors this coming weekend.

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

Huge congratulations to Rachel Mulgrew and her cross country team who finished up 4th overall in the National finals at the weekend.

Derrymore Beach Clean-Up 2018

Curraheen Community Council, in association with Clean Coasts and An Taisce, invite you to take part in a clean-up of Derrymore Beach during the Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week on Friday June 8th. Bags and gloves will be provided. We will meet at Derrymore Beach carpark at 7pm.

Cul Camp 2018

The St Pats Cul Camp will take place between the 6th and 10th of August from 10am to 2.30pm every day. The Camp provides boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 with action packed and fun-filled week of activities during the summer holidays. Cost is €60 per child with reductions (€50 for second child and €40 for third and fourth child) for additional members of the family. Booking can be made online at the Cul Camp official website or on the first morning of the Camp. Each child will receive FREE Kellog’s GAA gear and backpack.

Ardfert Retreat Centre

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

Let’s Talk Family: Fr. Donal O’Connor, Journey of reflection on love, marriage and the family. Sun. 10th June, 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Enneagram: Discover the unique person you were made to be! Fri. 15th to Sun 17th June.

For info and to book an event please call 0667134276.


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