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, 05, 18 & 19. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Batt O Connor c/o Quane’s, Grainne Mulvihill Clahane, Joe McElligott Crotta, Bridie Hanrahan c/o Betty’s Bar and Brenda O Hehir Balloonagh.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €8,000 and the draw will take place on Sunday night June 24th 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.

Juvenile Academy

U6: The rain stayed away this morning & we had another fun session. After fundamental ball skills we worked on speed, long kicking & tackling. Match play is improving, now working on defense & attacking formation. One player who has consistently tried hard & improved his skills is Thomas Higgins.. today our well-deserved player of the week.
Keep up the fun practice at home: one fun game we worked on today is have 2 players facing same way, the player behind throws the ball straight over the front players head. The front player has to run as soon as they see the ball & catch it before it bounces twice. That player then throws the ball over the front players head for their turn.
See you all next week

U8: Congratulations to Bruce McMillan who was our Under-8 player of the week at last week’s Academy session, well done Bruce. Bruce also played a starring role in the U8 Blitz hosted by the Ardfert Club last Friday evening. We travelled to Ardfert with a depleted squad however all our players put great effort into the three games they played. Whether it was the shot blocking and tackling by Tommy Costello, the enthusiasm of Isaac Price, the competiveness of Hugh Costello, the dynamism of Stephen Enright , the kicking by Ryan Fitzgerald or the support play of Bruce all of them contributed to a superb team performance. Thanks to the Ardfert Club for hosting the blitz and providing us with some additional players.

U10: A great training session was enjoyed by our boys and girls in training last Sunday morning 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 travelled deep into north Kerry and came away with a good victory against on a very young Finuge team. All our St Pats future stars did their club proud on the night. The whole team put in a great effort and their teamwork was a joy to watch during the entire game.

Rory Kelliher in goals, Eddie Stack, Zach Howarth, Orlaith Murphy, Diarmuid Waugh defended brilliantly at the back. Daniel Sheehy, Fionn Dairo and Emmanuel Bramkovic all covered every blade of grass around the middle and linked up well with the backs and forwards. Up Front our forwards definitely had their shooting boots on. We had some brilliant scores from Rachel Mulgrew, Killian O’Mahony, Conor Daly, Darragh Murphy, Michael Enright. With only one game left in the Co League game, 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 Friday, 22nd of June when we welcome An Ghaeltacht to Blennerville in Round 4 of the County Junior Football League, Group 4 at 7.30pm. Your support will be most welcome.


St Pats failed to close the gap against league leaders and West Kerry neighbours, Annascaul when the two sides met last Sunday afternoon in Paddy Kennedy Memorial Park for a round 7 Division 3 County League encounter as the home side took all the points in this very physical game.

St Pats were the brighter side very early in the game when Liam Poff, winning the ball from the throw-in and his pass found Eoin Greaney, who turned his marker to point in the first minute. This was quickly followed by Kieran Dwyer’s long range effort from over 50 metres as the away side settled in. This lead wasn’t for long as Annascaul levelled only for St Pats to score the next four points unreplied. Annascaul hit back with 2 goals and a point from Jason Hickson as the away side took a narrow point lead to the break.

Paul McMahon levelled again as early ss the second minute from a well-constructed series of passes. Annascaul for the 4th time in the match equalised and went ahead after scoring 1-02 within a 9 minute period to lead by 6 after only 15 minutes of the half played. Willie Hurley pointed from close range to reduce the deficit and as the team threw bodies forward, our back line was left exposed which Annascaul capitalised on by scoring the 4th goal which Fizzy could do nothing about as the home side further stretched their lead. St Pats were awarded a penalty late in the game when Eoin O’Carroll was fouled inside the small square and up stepped Breandáin Savage to slot home past Tommy Pierce and Gary Savage also scored an injury time goal but this was not enough as the home side ran out comfortable winners on a score of 5-8 to St Pats 2-13

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

Subs: Jake Foley for Shane Doyle

There will be no game at the weekend due to Kerry’s involvement in the Senior Munster final against Cork.

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.

Best Wishes

Everybody at the Juvenile section of the club, especially team mates from U12 and U14 sends their best wishes to Thomas Sheehy for a full and speedy recovery from meningitis.

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

Blennerville Playschool

At Blennerville Playschool this August 2018

If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment or medical card, you may be eligible to avail of significant discounts on our summer camps. Camps run from 9am to 1pm.

Wk 1 July 30th to Aug 3rd; Wk 2 Aug 6th to 10th; Wk 3 Aug 13th to 17th; Wk 4 20th to 24th.

Our camps include children’s yoga, outdoor learning, arts and crafts, storytelling, fun and games for children aged 3 to 9 years old. To make a booking, please contact the preschool before 22nd June on 066-7122765

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.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Ailbe Lonergan Balloonagh, Michael John O Shea late of Castlegregory and Mary McElligot nee Horgan Woodford, Listowel and formely of Blennerville.

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