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County Senior Football League Div 2 Rd 6:

St Pats 1-12  Listry   4-05

A hat trick from Listry stalwart Derry Aherne saw Listry claim the spoils in a high scoring encounter in sun drenched Blennerville on Sunday.

St Pats opened this game in flying form racing into an early 4 point lead in the first ten minutes with Kieran Hurley scoring all 4 points(2 frees ,2 from play), Gary O’Sullivan hit a purple patch over the next ten minutes controlling matters around the middle. Listry’s first score came on the 11th minute when Gary O’Sullivan gathered the ball  and quickly dispatched to Derry Aherne who kicked for a point, however Aherne’s effort hit the upright and rebounded into the path of the in rushing Aidan O’Donoghue who had the simplest of tasks to tap into an empty net for Listry’s first goal and put them right back in the game.

A minute later powerful midfielder Jimmy O’Leary levelled matters with a well taken point.  The resultant kick out was again won by O’Sullivan who aimed a good pass to Derry Aherne, as Aherne rounded his marker he was dragged to the ground by Luke Mulligan resulting in Mulligan receiving a black card.

Everyone in the ground expected Derry Aherne to tap the free over the bar but Aherne saw an opening and blasted the ball to the net for an opportunist goal to leave the score St Pats 0-04 Listry 2-01 Kieran Hurley responded immediately with a well taken point from 40 meters.

St Pats regrouped with Brendan Poff, David O’Callaghan and Adrian Greaney taking control of matters. Two further pointed frees from David O’Callaghan and Kieran Hurley levelled the game heading into the last 5 minutes of the half.

St Pats were dealt a further blow when Liam O’Sullivan had to leave the pitch with a serious shoulder injury. Gary ‘’Lar’’ Savage and David O’Callaghan kicked two points from play to leave St Pats 2 points up heading into injury time.

Listry controlled the five minutes of injury time scoring three unanswered points from the boot of Danny Wrenn, Gary O’Sullivan and Sean Lehane to leave the half time score St Pats 0-09 Listry 2-04.

The opening minutes of the second half saw some robust tackling from both sides and referee Pat Sheehy issuing 4 yellow cards in a five minute spell to Listry’s Danny Wrenn and Jimmy O’Leary with St Pats David O’Callaghan and Kieran Hurley also going into the book. David O’Callaghan levelled the game with a pointed free after 4 minutes of the restart.

Six minutes later Brendan Poff was pulled down inside the Listry square and Kieran Hurley made no mistake from the resultant penalty to edge St Pats ahead by three. This advantage was short lived as the next Listry attack saw David Nolan Dragged to the ground for a penalty which Derry Aherne duly dispatched to the St Pats net to leave the sides level again.

The game ebbed and flowed over the next ten minutes as both sides struggled to take control however the decisive score of the game came on the 50th minute of the game when a long ball from Listry’s Gary O’Sullivan was well finished to the St Pats net by that man Derry Aherne to give Listry a three point advantage with ten minutes to go.

Kieran Hurley reduced the deficit to a single point with two pointed frees heading into the last five minutes of the game. Gary O’Sullivan kicked the final point of the game on the 60th minute to leave the final score St Pats 1-12 Listry 4-05

This was a game that could have gone either way but Listry had that extra bit of cuteness in the form of Man Of The match Derry Aherne who finished with a personal tally of 3-01.

He was ably assisted by Danny Wrenn, John Foley, Jimmy O’Leary and Gary O’Sullivan. Luck deserted the home side on this one with the concession of soft goals and poor concentration at vital stages in the game not helping the cause. Kieran Hurley who scored 1-08 was the home side’s best performer with Brendan Poff, David O’Callaghan and Adrian Greaney also playing well

St Pats – J Fitzgerald, K Dwyer, P Mc Mahon, L Mulligan, L Poff, K O’Shea, A Byrne, L O’Sullivan, J Foley, E Sayers, A Greaney, B Poff, G Savage(0-01), K Hurley (1-08,1-00 Pen,0-04 frees0-01 45), D O’Callaghan(0-03 0-01 free). Subs Used – C Moore, J Costello, T Lynch, T O’Connor

Listry – C Counihan, K Murphy, P Lehane, K Kennedy, D Wrenn(0-01), E Darmody, J Foley, J O’Leary, G O’Sullivan(0-02), A O’Donoghue, P O’Donoghue, B O’Brien, D Aherne(3-01, 1-00 pen,0-01 free),D Nolan(1-00) S Lehane.(0-01) Subs Used – D Clifford, T Aherne


There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €5,900. The numbers drawn were 02, 09, 19 & 24. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Caroline Clapham c/o Betty’s Bar; Sarah Galvin, Ballyrickard; Bridget O’Riordan, Curragraigue, Jim Savage, Curraheen & Daniel Nelligan, Tonevane. This week’s jackpot will be €6,000 and the draw will take place this Sunday night June 14th at 10pm in Skelper Quane’s Bar. Lotto tickets available from the usual outlets or any club officer.

Under 8’s:

St Pats future stars had a busy week on the playing fields last week. Last Thurs our u-8’s  hosted our near neighbours Kerins O’Rahilly’s and then on Sunday we made the short trip  to play Currow. In both games our u-8’s  acquitted themselves very well. All our St Pats players played the full games and they all played with great heart, spirit and determination that is expected when they wear the St Pats jersey. The games were played in a good competitive manner. Our backs performed brilliantly Luke Passway,  Justin O’Halloran and Killian O’Mahony are  getting better with each outing while Jack Costello, Mark Vansteenkiste and Michael Enright’s  tackling and their close marking cut out many attacks from their oppenents. Mark O’Brien and Daniel Sheehy  showed their skills and strength around  the middle of the field. Up front our new comer Ruben Wall linked up nicely with Ben Jones Kayla O’Connor and  Sinead Murphy and they all worked hard for the team. Grainne Breen, Millie O’Brien and Caoilainn Culloo all displayed their fine kicking skills while Darragh Murphy as usual turned his opponents inside and out and bagged some wonder goals. A special thanks to Danny Greaney & James Costello for giving us a hand to ref the games and  Eve Savage for help line out the pitch. The management team of Johnny Enright, John Breen and Sean Daly are delighted with the improvement of the skills each player has shown so far. It’s important that each players continues to turn up to each session and keep practicing their skills at home during the week. We are due to play Kerins O’Rahilly’s u-8’s in Ballyrickard this Thursday 11th of June at 6.15pm and so hope to see ye all there.

Under 14’s:

Our U14’s continue their preparations for Féile. Last Friday night, we played Churchill in a very worthwhile challenge. Churchill were the much stronger team and ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of 3-12 to 2-7. However, we had some very solid performances from Paddy Murphy & Darragh O’Connor in defence, Cathal Fitzgibbon in midfield and Patrick Dowling up front. It is hoped to play Ardfert in a challenge on Sunday. Joe will be in touch regarding training times during the week.


Junior County League Group 5:

Churchill 1-11           St Pats 1-11

Our Junior team travelled to the Spa last night and in a thrilling encounter, they held on to claim a valuable point. This was certainly played a much higher level than previous games and both teams deserve huge credit for it. Special mention goes to Juvenile Chairman, Seamus Murphy, who made a comeback between the sticks and also managed to score from a free in the second half. Not many clubs can boast having the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Ass Treasurer and ASAP officer still playing for the club! The last round of the league sees us host Charlie Kerins. This is provisionally fixed for Tuesday June 16th at 7:30pm in Blennerville.

Cúl Camps:

The Kellogg’s GAA Football Camp will take place in Blennerville from July 27th to July 31st . The camp is for boys & girls aged 6 to 13.  We would hope to increase on the huge numbers that we had last year.  Each child will be given free sports gear. GAA players will teach the skills of Gaelic Football in a safe and fun filled environment from Monday to Friday 10am to 2.30pm. You can book online at

Curraheen Community Council:

Curraheen Community Council would greatly appreciate your help to clean up Derrymore Beach on Friday, June 12th at 7pm. Bags and gloves will be provided. We will meet at Derrymore Beach car park.

Summer BBQ:

Keane’s Bar Curraheen are having their Annual Summer BBQ this Friday night June 12th from 6pm. Tickets are €15 per person and you will get very well fed for it! There will be live music til late with plenty feoil, ceoil agus craic! What a great way to kickstart this weekend back at Keane’s!

Under 10’s:

Our u10’s played an enthralling game against Currow last Sunday in the glorious sunshine. It was a superb, exciting game between 2 evenly matched excellent teams. This was an outstanding performance by our heroic players who gave a great display of teamwork and a never say die attitude. Each player played their hearts out with goal scoring  heroics by Seanie Murphy and Fionn Dairo with superb midfield displays by Siobhan O’Sullivan and Caoimhe Dairo and not forgetting our rock at the back, Calum Heuston. It was also encouraging to see a lot of parents in attendance and we’d like to thank you all for your support.

Best Wishes:

Best Wishes to all the students of the club and community who did their Junior & Leaving Cert exams recently..


The club would also like to extend its sympathy to the families & relatives of Tim Horgan, Killorglin & Denis Downey of Connolly Park. May She Rest In Peace.

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