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 11, 13, 14 & 30. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Brian and Ann O’Shea Curraheen, Helen O’Connor Fairway Heights, Eliza Lynch Killorglin, Lorainne Savage Curraheen and Elaine Flynn Annagh.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €8,600 and the draw will take place on Sunday night Aug 05th 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.

Cúl Camp 2018

The St Pats Cúl Camp will take place next week 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.


Please note that there will be no Academy next Sunday. Academy resumes on the 13th of August.

U6: Our U6 boys and girls had a good outing last Sunday morning and everyone had lots of fun learning their skills. Academy resumes in 2 Sundays on the 13th of August at the usual time.

U8: Well done to Jace Flynn who was the Under 8 player of the week at last week’s academy session. Jace is one of our younger players who always gives wholehearted effort and last Sunday he played really well in our training game. All our players last Sunday showed great kicking and hand passing skills although some of them said they haven’t been practicing at home. It’s really important to put in some practice at home if the skills the players learn at the Academy sessions are to develop. We welcomed Rylan Flynn to the under 8’s as he has made the move from the under 6 squad and he showed plenty of enthusiasm and ability.

We hope that all of our under 8 players who are participating in the Cúl Camp next week have good fun and we look forward to them showing off their improved skills at our next Academy session. There won’t be any academy session on Sunday the 5th August.

U10: The academy for our U10’s continued last Sunday morning and thanks to all who attended. It is great to see them having fun whilst learning their skills and to see their improvement on a weekly basis. Well done to our player of the week, Keelin Sinott. Others that impressed were Jamie Bowler, Luke Passway and Rory Daly. It is very important that parents bring their kids to training to learn their skills and also encourage them to practice at home especially as the Academy is on a short break till the 13th of August.

U14 Girls: Training resumes this Tuesday evening at 6pm in preparation for the North Kerry Ladies Football League coming up early August. It is important that players attend training to improve their skills and fitness levels.

U16: Our u16’s made the long journey to Caherciveen to play against St. Michaels Foilmore on Wednesday evening and came away with a draw.

St Pats opened the scores with a lovely point from Adam Hegarty followed by 2 consecutive points from Danny Greaney before St. Michaels got their first point. Adam added another point to the scoresheet but St. Michaels Foilmore cancelled it with a goal to level the game. Gavin Doody played outstanding in goals, making some great saves and finding his red and white teammates at all times. Our defence Matthew Quilter, Cormac Lynch, Michael Doody and Dylan Griffin played outstanding in defence. Matthew Quilter stuck to his man like glue throughout the game while Cormac read the game to perfection and held the full back line with great ease, always giving a great ball when he won it. Michael Doody had a tough game on his hands having been fouled on numerous occasions but the opponents couldn’t get the better of him. Dylan, one of the smallest men on the field played a tigerish role and didn’t give his man an inch. Our midfielders Niall Mc Carthy and Darragh Moriarty covered every blade of grass on the field giving great ball off to the forwards – Tomas O Sullivan, Adam Hegarty, Danny Greaney and Nathan Moriarty. Before half time, Tomas popped the ball over the bar after receiving a quick pass from Nathan. This was once again cancelled out by a point from St. Michaels Foilmore leaving the half time score 1-3 to 0-6.

In the second half St. Pats held most of the position but failed to capitalise missing a goal opportunity and kicking a few wides. Our subs Cillian Lynch, Liam O‘Sullivan and Aaron Murphy made a huge impact on the game when introduced. Tomas scored a great goal after bursting through their defence and Darragh rattled the net with a superb penalty after Cormac was fouled. However St. Michaels Foilmore scored 2 consecutive goals including one from a penalty and Darragh scored 2 further points from frees finishing the game off on a draw. Final score: St.Michaels Foilmore 3-5 St. Pats 2-8.

St. Pats are playing away to Cordal/ Scart on Wednesday evening. Winning this will see them through to the semi-finals.
Team: Gavin Doody Matthew Quilter, Cormac Lynch, Michael Doody Dylan Griffin, Darragh Moriarty, Niall McCarthy, Tomas O Sullivan, Adam Hegarty,Danny Greaney Nathan Moriarty Cillian Lynch, Liam O’ Sullivan and Aaron Murphy.


SFL Division 3 Round 10

St Pats 3-20 Lispole 4-10

St Pats consolidated their position in Division 3 of the County League when they defeated Lispole last Sunday afternoon in a Round 10, very high scoring encounter played in Blennerville with full-forward, Eoin Greaney scoring 2-6 of his side’s tally, all from play.

Despite Lispole’s eartly possession, it was St Pats’ captain, David O’Callaghan that opened scoring as early as the second minute from play. Lispole levelled a minute later through Adrian Ó Raoil. St Pats had the chance to increase the gap when a goal chance was spurned by Brendan Poff, who is just back from injury, as his shot went narrrowly wide but amends were made a few minutes later on 6 minutes when Breandáin Savage’s high ball was tapped in by Paul McMahon for the first goal of the game. Lispole levelled on 14 minutes after scoring 4 points in a row including Donnacha Ó hUigín, who was through on goal but elected to fist the ball over the bar. At this stage, Lispole had control over the mid-field and were winning most of the breaking ball which translated into scores. Breandáin Savage put the home side ahead on 16 minutes after a series of passes but his effort was cancelled out when a Deaglán Ó Súilleabháin free saw both sides level again after 17 minutes played. Lispole’s goalkeeper, Alan Ó Súilleabháin was called into action when he made a save from David O’Callaghan but St Pats upped gears which resulted in 4 unanswered points, the last which came from a fisted effort from full-back, Kieran Dwyer, who had to fight off his marker to fist over the bar. Lispole’s Garreth Ó Nuanáin breached the St Pats defence to score a goal from a scramble on 26 minutes and Deaglán Ó Súilleabháin added another point from play to once again level matters. However, late points from Jake Foley and Paul McMahon saw the home side take a 1-9 to 1-7 lead at the short whistle.

Breandáin Savage pointed a minute into the second half and as the sizeable crowd were just adjust to proceedings, Gary Savage sent in a long ball to Eoin Greaney, who cleverly beat his man to rifle a shot past Alan in goals for Lispole for St Pats second goal and he added another point a minute later. Brian Ó Raoil pointed from play to reduce the tally and a minute later, a lapse in concentration saw Lispole scoring a goal as a result of a free through Maitiú Seán Ó Grifín as Lispole closed the gap to within 3 points with only 7 minutes of the 2nd half played. St Pat’s Eoin Greaney had other ideas as he pointed from far out wide and added his second goal on 10 minutes by reacting quickest to a loose ball and putting his soccer skils to great use. Lispole’s corner-forward, pointed from play 2 minutes later and also added a goal to once again bring his side to within 3 points. 6 points on the bounce from St Pats including a great save by Paudi Bailey ensured the home side stretched their lead to 9 with only 4 minutes of normal time left to play. Lispole’s danger man, Deaglán pointed from a free and scored his second goal to reduce to gap tp just 5 points, however points by Breandáin and Eoin saw that the 2 points at stake remained in Blennerville as the home side won on a score line of 3-20 to Lispole’s 4-10

This victory guarantees that St Pats Division 3 status is secured for next year. This was a great team performance and credit to all the players that starred in this must win game.

St Pats: Paudi Bailey, Shane Doyle, Kieran Dwyer (0-1), Joe O’Connor, Brian Murphy, Tommy Lynch, Liam Poff, Paul McMahon (1-01), Liam O’Sullivan (0-2), Jake Foley (0-2), David O’Callaghan (0-3, 1f), Brendan Poff (0-1), Gary Savage (0-1), Eoin Greaney (2-06), Breandáin Savage (0-3)

Sub: Cillian O’Riordan on for Brian Murphy

Our last match in the County League has tentatively been fixed for the 19th of August but this will be confirmed once Kerry’s involvement in the All-Ireland becomes clearer.

Acorn Life U21 Football Championship
Congratulations to St Brendan’s U21 panel, especially the St Pats contingent of Kieran Dwyer, Eoin Greaney and Tommy Lynch who saw off the challenge of Dr. Crokes convincingly in the first round of the U21 Football Championship last Tuesday evening and will now face East Kerry in the quarter-finals, this Tuesday, the 31st July at 7pm in Rathmore with extra-time to be played in the event of a draw. We wish the entire panel the best of luck and will welcome all support on the day.

Area Mass

The Annual Area Mass will be celebrated at Curraheen Lár on Thursday 9th of August at 7.30pm. Everyone Welcome.

Jigsaw Kerry Youth Mental Health

Jigsaw offers a youth-friendly, free and confidential mental health support service for young people aged 12-25, where qualified mental health professionals work alongside young people, and their families, to address mild to moderate mental health concerns. To contact us please phone 066 7186785 or email us on . If you are under 18 you will require parental/guardian consent to attend, it is very important to note that Jigsaw Kerry is not an emergency service.

Ardfert Retreat Centre

Foyer deCharite: Fr. Kilian Byrne, 6 Day Silent Retreat. Mon. 13th to Sun. 19th Aug. Information/booking contact: Helen – 0861678027


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Eileen Dennehy Camp and Tom Dennehy Dunmanway and Camp.

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