St Pats GAA Club News

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Our lotto was held on Monday night, June 4th in O’Dwyer’s Bar due to the Dingle Way Challenge, which took place the day before. Please check our FaceBook page for this week’s winning numbers.

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

Last Sunday saw St. Pats GAA host the sixth Dingle Way Challenge with the aim to raise funds for the development projects the club is undertaking to enhance our facilities for our players, members and the greater community in general, and thankfully, it was a resounding success! Participants for the Ultra route gathered at the clubhouse as early as 4.30am for registration and briefing on safety from the organising committee.

As with previous challenges, this years was no exception as it provided walkers with a choice of 2 challenges: The standard DWC, which was a 46km walk with the route going from Brandon Point – to Blennerville via Halla Le Cheile, Fermoyle Beach, Stradbally,Castlegregory and Lower Camp.

Walkers were treated to breathtaking views of West Kerry, which is reknowned for it’s spectacular landscape. These memories will certainly remain with them for a long while.

There was also the ultra route (about 58km!) where the trek began in Feothanach at 6am and through to Halla Le Cheile and to Brandon via Sauce Creek and linking with other walkers participating in the standard challenge.

There was also a family section which was geared towards families with young childern and it started at the beach from Aughacasla to Fitzgeralds which was about 6km.

Thankfully, the weather was fantastic on the day enabling walkers the opportunity to see incredible parts of the Dingle Peninsula that are hidden from the main roads . Congratulations to the first ultra walker (she actually ran it!), Geraldine O’Sullivan from Bantry, who arrived at our club grounds at 4.18pm.

This was her 3rd year running and she did admit that it was “the toughest challenge to date”. Special mention must also be given to our 2nd and 3rd ultra walkers – Peter Keane from Tralee and Riona Kennedy from Annascaul respectively.

After all the walking was done, all were invited to Skelper Quane’s Bar for “refreshments” and a chance to interact with other walkers and members of the community.

Overall, the event was very successful with over 350 participants coming from near places such as Cork, Longford, Wicklow, Dublin, Tipperary, Limerick and as far as Germany, UKand even America! The club will like to use this opportunity to thank our main sponsor, Poff Motors and all the other businesses who contributed to this event by providing services, food, drinks and donating generously.

We encourage all our club members to support these businesses in any way they can. Many thanks to Blennerville/Derrymore Community First Responders, Kerry Mountain Rescue and the local Civil Defence as well as Derryquay ICA for helping out with the catering, our club members and members of the general public who supported the event by participating and contributing in no small ways to the smooth running of this event.

Well done to Derek, Conor and the rest of the organising committee for the meticulous planning in ensuring everything ran like clockwork. Finally, a huge thanks goes to all the walkers who participated either for the first time or returnees and ensured that it was a success. It wouldn’t have happened without your participation and we appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you all next year.

Juvenile Academy

There was no academy action last Sunday because of the DWC. Our juveniles and parents were involved in a 6km fun walk, which was part of the DWC, starting and finishing at O’Connor’s Bar via a loop featuring stunning views.

U8: Well done to all our U8 squad who played very well in a Blitz hosted by Churchill last Weds evening in their pitch at The Spa. We had games against Ballyheigue, Ardfert and Churchill. Thanks to all the parents for getting our young players there and to Churchill for hosting the Blitz.

U12: St Pats welcomed Cromane last Wednesday in a county league encounter and put up a very good performance against a strong Cromane team. It was a great performance in which all played well and put in huge effort but were unlucky to come out the wrong side of victory.

U17: Well done to our U17 boys following our win against St Michael’s Foilmore in the 3rd/4th play-off. They had put up a great battle against eventual winners, Keel/Listry in the semi-finals and held them for long periods but were eventually defeated. Thanks to all who were involved

Senior B Team

We play Dingle C in Round 3 of the County Junior League, Group 4 this Friday, 8th of June in Blennerville at 7.30pm. Your support will be most welcome.


Our senior team resume their Co. League campaign when they play Finuge at home this Thursday, the 7th June. This game is a round 6 fixture and is due to throw in at 7.30pm. Please come and support the lads.

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.


Best of luck to all Leaving and Junior cert students starting their exams this Wednesday.

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

Enneagram: Discover the unique person you were made to be! Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding yourself and helping you to communicate effectively with others. Friday 15th – Sun 17th June. For info and to book an event please call 0667134276


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Thomas Hussey, Spa Road and formerly of Kevin Barry’s Villas, Patrick Murphy, Balloonagh Estate and formerly of Kevin Barry’s Villas and Tommy Conroy, O’Rahilly’s Villas.

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