St Pat’s GAA Club News

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A historic weekend in the history was for St Pats club took place at the weekend.  Pride of the parish has to go to this amazing bunch of un14s.
Players who represent our club with great heart and determination through out. Our host club were Newtownmountkennedy and  treated the players and family like royalty for the weekend.

The red and white army of fans who travelled were treated to a great weekend and were highly entertained by some great football being displayed by our boys .St. pats first game was against Craanford which resulted in a victory in a score line of 2:6 and Craanford 2 points .

Our next game was against Newry shamrocks who were a very strong side and beat us 3:8 to 1:2. Our last group game was against a very strong team called BallinDerry and who were  favourites to beat us !

This game would decide whether St. pats went in to shield or cup completion and with an amazing display from all the panel insured a fantastic win  with a score line of 1:6 to 4:5 .

There was huge celebrations after this victory and there were tears of joy for some parents and this game was one of epic proportions .Our next game turned out to be our last One  of The competition .

This was against st Gabriel’s of Galway and these proved that bit too strong but a huge performance was needed and our lads never gave In.

St. Gabriel’s won well in this game and went on to be winners of the competition. Over all there was huge performances from the st pats side but one that stands out is that of Gavin doody who was St. pats goalie and pulled  off save after save in all the games .

He made top class saves in every game some of which you see by a professional in any sport .

Damien Quirke played his heart out in all four games and defended and cleared ball after ball and is always very sturdy in the backs. Ciaran O’ Donoghue played in the full back line over the weekend and too cleared ball after ball and defending well through out .NIall McCarthy has the heart of a line and tore in to tackles with guys bigger then him and more often than not he won the ball .

Martin Savage  and Bryan Teahan make up the backs and from Friday eve until Sunday these guys played their hearts out driving up and down the field  with the ball while all the time getting back to defend!

Cathal Fitzgibbon over the four games is mr consistant and played great in all games and showed what a good player he is in all the games .

As the games were so close together our big Panel came in to play and our  bench and paddy Murphy came on several occasions to the backs and played a big part in all the victories showing some great defending through out.

Our midfield of Ali Gardezi and Ian McCarthy had 4 very tough games but showed great determination in all games and ran themselves in to the ground.

They both connected well between the backs and the forwards and set up some scores for st pats numerous times .

Our wing forwards played great in all games ,Fergal O’Brien who was centre forward showed again what a great athlete and footballer he is and ran himself in to the ground  ,and scoring some great individual scores  .

Cormac Lynch who was on the wing played very well and in true Paul galvin style ran up and down the wings and getting some good ball .

Tomas O’Sullivan was on the other wing and considering he is still un12 had a fantastic tournament overall , he two ran in to great positions and worked very hard over the four games and along with Danny Greaney who is the smallest man on the team are two to watch out for in the future.

Danny got on a load of ball and set up some  frees in some very reachable positions. Full  forward line  of Cody and Jamie O’Brien who are two new members of the team showed great heart and spirit with Jamie scoring a great goal and these were assisted by Nathan Rowan who hurt his fingers early in the competion.

more new comings to feile were David Fiado and Samuel Abubaker  who in the future will be fantastic ,they covered acres of ground when on on both wings.

Patrick Dowling again showed what  he can do and showed great skill, scoring for fun and  in our our third game we wouldn’t have won had it not being for his accuracy. James O’Sullivan and Tadgh Kerins also played their part and we would not have gone so far without every players contribution.

St. Pats club along with Blennerville National school should be very proud of the support and effort they put in, in giving this young team a fantastic send off. Also the homecoming these boys received from the club will be an unforgettable experience for each and every one with a Garda escort from town to the village and to finish off travelling in style over the bridge on tractor and trailer.

A big thanks to everyone who participated in making this journey so successful and especially to Cathy Hogan for the Trojan work she put in. Once again well done to joe Costello, Brendan poff, Eoin Sayers and Maurice Quirke for bringing these boys so far and should be so proud of themselves.


St Pats future stars, our u-8’s, took part in a Go Games blitz last Saturday which was well hosted by Ardfert. There were games v Ardfert, Ballyheigue and Churchill. In all the games our u-8’s  acquitted theirselves very well.

All our St Pats players played the full games and moved around the pitch to get a taste of what is required in the different positions.

They all played with great heart, spirit and determination that is expected when they wear the St Pats jersey. There was some fine defending by Luke Passway,  Ben Jones and Millie O’Brien who are all getting better with each outing while Jack Costello and Michael Enright got on plenty of ball and used it well.

They both pushed forwarded as often as they could getting some lovely scores for their team. Mark O’Brien and Daniel Sheehy both worked their socks off and  showed their skills and strength around  the middle of the field.

Up front Rory Daly and Ruben Wall tried their best and linked up nicely with our other forwards Killian O’Mahony who is improving with every outing. Darragh Murphy and Grainne Breen both worked hard for the team and got some beautiful scores.

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 now that the summer holidays are here. We are back training at the pitch this Thursday  at 6pm and so hope to see ye all there.


There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 02, 09, 18 & 19. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Marie Moriarty Annagh, Pat O Sullivan Kerin’s Park, Ann Bailey Blennerville, Eoin Sayers Monavalley and Ciaran Walsh Curragraigue. Next week’s Lotto will have a jackpot of €6,300 and the draw will take place this Sunday night July 5th in Skelper Quane’s Bar. Lotto tickets are available from the usual outlets or any club officer.


Our u16’s travelled to asdee playing Asdee/Ballylongford in the first round of the county league and were unlucky not to come away with a win. Asdee scored the opening point of the game but st. Pats responded with a great point from Eoin Greaney from a free and another from play.

Asdee then put our defense of mikee Cahill, Damien Quirke, Joe O’Connor, Eoin Murphy and Adam Boyle under pressure and managed to get the ball passed Sean hogan in goals. We responded with a well worked point from Eoin with a great ball from Brian Murphy and Gearoid Dillane.

It was point for point with further points from Eoin and a lovely point from Gearoid from a free after receiving a great ball from shane Jordan. Eoin Murphy did very well in defence when he blocked the ball preventing it from crossing the line.

Brian Murphy fielded the ball well in mid field with the help of Cathal Fitzgibbon and Brian popped the ball over the bar. Gearoid then took a 45 kicking a short pass to patrick Dowling who gave a quick pass to Eoin and put another point on our score sheet. Joe Quilter caught a great high ball and was unlucky not to score.

Sean hogan played a great game in goals but was unfortunate when the ball slipped out of his hands and asdee were quick to respond and tapped the ball into the net leaving us 2 points down going into the second half. Half time score Asdee/Ballylongford 2-3  St.pats 0-7

Asdee started the second half with 12 men after receiving a red card but unfortunately we didn’t capitalise enough on this to win the game. Gearoid scored the opening point in the second half from a free.

Damien Quirke and Joe O’Connor defended very well and Ali Gardezi  and Martin savage were  introduced making a huge impact on the game. Eoin and Gearoid both scored a point from frees and  Gearoid scored a team effort goal after receiving a great ball from Brian.

Shane Jordan scored a lovely soccer style goal and Eoin finished the game off with a point but it wasn’t enough to win the game. Final score Asdee/Ballylongford 3-11 St.pats 2-11.

Open Air Mass:

The annual Curraheen Lar Mass will be held on Thursday  July 9th @ 7.30

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