St Pat’s GAA Club News

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Our lotto was held on Monday night, June 11th in Skelper Quane’s Bar. Please check our FaceBook page for the winning numbers.

Next week’s Lotto draw will take place on Sunday night June 17th 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.

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.

Juvenile Academy

U6: Congratulations to Sophia, who was our player of the week. We had a fun session this morning practicing out fundamentals & fitness. Parents and coaches are noticing all the boys and girls really improving and practice is paying off. Thanks to all the parents for your help in this morning’s session!
See you all next Sunday morning.

U8: We practiced the usual skills at our session last Sunday morning of catching, picking the ball from the ground, hand-passing and kicking. These are the basic skills that we want all of our under eight players to develop and be proficient at before moving on to the next level. To develop their ability in these skills our young players need to practice these skills at home during the week. Tommy Costello was the Player of the Week at last week’s session. Tommy is one of our players who does practice at home and this is showing at our academy sessions. Well done Tommy and keep up the practice.

The Ardfert Club are next to host a Blitz for the Under-8s and this is scheduled for Friday evening the 15th June in the GAA grounds in Ardfert. We will need a full squad of players as we will have at least three games so every player will get plenty game time to display their skills.


U10: A great training session was enjoyed by our boys and girls in training last Sunday morning in preparation for upcoming blitzes and it is great to see them having fun whilst learning their skills. It is very important that parents bring their kids to training to learn their skills and also encourage them to practice at home.

U12: St Pats U-12’s were in Co League action last Sunday. We made the long journey south to play St Mary’s of Cahersiveen. The Pats started the game in whirlwind fashion and lead at half time. Unfortunately for us St Mary’s performed much better in the second half and were victorious at the long whistle. All our St Pats future stars did their club proud with the great effort they gave in the game. Young Michael Enright in goals, Eddie Stack, Daniel Sheehy, Orlaith Murphy, Diarmuid Waugh and Aiden Hayes defended brilliantly at the back. Young Jack Costello, Fionn Dairo and Emmanuel Bramkovic worked their socks off around the middle. Up front Quin Griffin, Lance Byrne, Killian O’Mahony, Conor Daly and another one of our younger players Darragh Murphy, all gave their opponents a torrid time throughout the game. With only a couple of games left in the Co League games, 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 to ye shortly. Naomh Pádraig Abú !!

Senior B Team

Our next match has been tentatively fixed for Tuesday, 19th of June when we play away to Ardfert in Round 4 of the County Junior League, Group 4 at 7.30pm. Your support will be most welcome.


SFL Division 3 Round 6

St Pats 3-16 Finuge 2-10

St Pats consolidated their position in Division 3 of the County League when they defeated Finuge last Thursday evening in a Round 6 encounter played in Blennerville with St Pats captain, David O’Callaghan scoring 1-6 of his side’s tally.

St Pats signalled their intent right from the start registering 1-3 with no reply after 10 minutes with points from David O’Callaghan, Eoin Greaney, Paul McMahon and Willie Hurley scoring the goal following his interception from one of the Finuge backs. The away side had the white flag raised after 11 minutes through John Griffin and added another point 3 minutes later. David O’Callaghan and Willie Hurley combined to the next 2 points but Finuge also pointed twice in succession through pacy forward, Colin Sheehy and Pat Corridon, a left footed long range effort to bring their tally to 4 points, which was their totall tally for the half. Towards the end of the half, David waltzed his way through Finuge’s defence only to be brought down in the square by 3 defenders for a penalty which he dusted himself up to take. His shot hit off the post and somehow landed in the net before Killian Fitzgerald could get to it, much to the delight and amazement of the crowd watching. Paul McMahon added another point as the home side took a 2-8 to 0-4 lead to the break.

We were only seconds into the second half when Paul McMahon sent in a high ball from the throw-in, which he had won, for Eoin Greaney to break onto the path of Willie who wasted no time pointing from close range.

Finuge hit a purple patch afterwards scoring 2-3 unreplied including goals from Shane Conway and a penalty converted by Gary Hogan to reduce their deficit to only 3 points with 9 minutes of the half played. St Pats sensing a resurgence in the away side, upped gears and their dominance in most parts of the pitch resulted in a further 4 straight points scored including a lovely side-footed point from Paudi Bailey, who usually plays in goals but acquitted himself well as a forward.

Finuge introduced 2 pairs of fresh legs which almost saw them score a goal only for John Fitzgerald to make a brilliant save, denying Darragh Shanahan. St Pats further stretched their lead when the green flag was raised for the 3rd time when Paul McMahon’s basketball catch enabled him to beat his marker and calmly finish in the back of the net. This was enough to guarantee that the 2 points remained in Blennerville as the home side ran out comfortable winners on a score line of 3-16 to Finuge’s 2-10.

St Pats: John Fitzgerald, Cillian O’Riordan, Tommy Lynch, Shane Doyle, Jeffrey Foley, Luke Mulligan (0-1), Liam Poff, Liam O’Sullivan, Paul McMahon (1-2), David O’Callaghan(1-6, 3f), Breandáin Savage (0-1), Gary Savage, Paudi Bailey (0-1), Willie Hurley (1-4), Eoin Greaney (0-1).

Subs: Tommy O’Connor for Jeffrey Foley

Our next game is Round 7 of the County League when we will be away to Annascaul in Paddy Kennedy Park. The date for this fixture is Sunday the 17th of June with a 2pm throw-in time.

Minor Football Championship

The St Brendan’s minor squad have been training hard for the Minor Football Championship and have been grouped with West Kerry and Dr.Crokes in Group 3. Their first match is against Dr.Crokes on Tuesday 26th June at 7pm and the venue is Na Gaeil. Best of luck to the team, especially the St Pats contingent of Frank O’Brien (selector), Fergal O’Brien and Ali Gardezi.

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.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to David Savage and Lorraine Kennedy who got married at the weekend.

Curraheen Community Council

Curraheen Community Council was founded in 1994 and will celebrate its 25 Anniversary next year, 2019. If you have been a member, or if you know of anybody that has been a member of Curraheen Community Council for any length of time since 1994, we would love to hear from you, as it is our wish to compile a list of past and present members.

Please contact Joan (086)305 2710 or Pat (086)194 2824

Appreciation Beach Clean Up

Curraheen Community Council would like to thank all those who helped to pick up litter on Derrymore Beach last week.

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 Sheila Griffin nee O’Sullivan, Curragraigue, Rose McElligot, Lixnaw and Michael Clifford, Killarney and formerly of Lohercannon.

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