St Pats GAA Club News

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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 05, 07, 11 & 19. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Kathleen O’Donoghue c/o PJ Higgins, Brian Murphy Curragraigue, Bridget Keane Curraheen, Conor and Noelle c/o Eileen O’Connor and Eileen Scollard c/o O’Shea’s Texaco.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2600 and the draw will take place on Sunday night February 23rd 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’Shea’s Shop and Service Station, Poff Motors, Noyeks, Byrnesworth, Rock Inn, Dwyer’s Bar, Skelper Quane’s, Betty’s Bar and Keane’s of Curraheen.

Support the Club, be a registered member for 2020

Thank you to all of the families and individuals that have completed registration for this year. We ask anyone who wishes to be a member of the Club for 2020 and has yet to register to please do so this week by going to the Club website at The website provides information on our 2020 membership plans and access to our on-line membership registration facility. The Club is obliged to have all members for 2020 registered with the GAA by the 1st March.

Juvenile Academy 

U6: We had a good turnout of 19 in the warm Kerry Sports Academy hall despite the blustery conditions again this week!

Our training aims will always continue to be fun & active with lots of movement in different directions to improve agility & coordination. At this stage we now want more ball handling & skills practice both in session & at home. So with that in mind we have a new player of the week trophy. This will be given in rotation to the player who impresses the coaches the most with motivation to learn & practice.. this week Aaron Costello showed that his hours of practice paid off!
Keep it fun join in & encourage as many ball touches as you can indoors or out!!
Liam Poff & Fiacc will lead the session next Sunday morning at 10am.

U8: Great effort by all our u8 squad in the new Sports Academy on Sunday.

We focussed on the basic skills with a lot of work done on soloing and the pick-up. We finished with a series of matches that had fantastic effort and skill levels.

Please keep an eye out for more coaching videos this week. 10-15 minutes of work at home will make a big difference.

U10: While it may have been very windy outside, inside the sports hall of the Kerry Sports Academy our Under-10 players were engaged in a whirlwind of activity at their coaching session last Sunday morning. From the start to the end of the session there was no lessening of commitment and learning. In our game at the end of the session, where the players use the skills they have practiced earlier, we saw some great combinations of hand passing between Aoife, Tara and Kaela while Rián, James and Tommy showed how to give a good kick pass, Isaac and Thomas continue to improve every week. Practising at home is very important to maintain improvement although it is hard to do so outside due our recent bad weather however you can always do some of the warm-up exercises for 10 minutes every day. As is always the case with this group of enthusiastic players the decision of who gets the Player of the Week trophy is a tough one …so very well done to Aoife who showed great teamwork and commitment, keep it up Aoife.

U12: Our U12’s had another great session last Wednesday evening braving the cold weather to train on our pitch. Training continues this Wednesday at the usual time of 4.45pm to 6pm on our astro pitch. Don’t forget gum shields.

U14: Our U14’s resumed training last Thursday evening under the bright lights of our astro pitch in preparation for the Tralee Town Board League. We will be playing Na Gaeil at home this Sunday (weather permitting), the 23rd at 11am and urge the parents and well-wishers to come and support the team. Training however continues this Thursday evening from 5.45pm to 7pm.

U16: Training continues every Friday night from 5:30pm to 7pm on our astro pitch. For further queries, please contact Liam (086-3786468) & Luke (087-2862363).


All round 1 games in the Minor Football League had to be postponed due to the adverse weather conditions, so our match against Cordal/Scartaglin is now scheduled for this Saturday, the 22ndof February at 3pm. We urge all to come and support the team on Saturday.

Save The Date

Our 8th Dingle Way Challenge 2020 will take place on Sunday, 31st of May. Details and on-line registration will be available soon.

Best Wishes & Congratulations

Congratulations to Aisling Daly and Alan Laide on the birth of their daughter, Siún

Best Wishes to senior player, Fergal O’Brien who will line out in the Corn Ui Mhuiri final this Saturday, the 22nd February with CBS Tralee and venue for this final is Fitzgerald Stadium with the match throwing in at 2pm.

Congratulations for former St Pats player, Oisin Spillane who won the senior Munster Schools Cross-Country crown with Mercy Mounthawk last week in Clarecastle.

St Pats Operation Transformation Walk

Our sixth night of our Community Operation Transformation Walk was last Tuesday evening with 19 brave souls who completed the 5km course in very blustery conditions and also huge congratulations to the 3 hardy children who took also took part.

Our penultimate walk commences this Tuesday February 18th at 6:30pm Sharp. Every walker must register for the event. Registration will take place in the dressing rooms from 6:15pm. All participants MUST wear high visibility jackets or clothing. You can attend the walks at any stage over the course of the eight week program.

For any further information, please contact our Health & Wellbeing Officer Fiona Costello on 0860588392.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Mary Riordan Hawley Park and Bernie Rohan Camp.

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