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 04, 07, 17 & 30. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Margaret Kelliher c/o O’Shea’s Texaco, Catherine Hobbs Shanakill, Luke Corr Co. Galway, Richard and Jane Rowan Blennerville and Billy Hobbart Tralee.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2800 and the draw will take place on Sunday night March 08th in Keane’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.

Juvenile Academy

U6: We had a fun morning in the sports academy today. A good turnout of boys & girls & great to see the improvement in kicking & handling skills. Practice at home certainly paid off for Zach who won our player of the week trophy today for the most improved skills!
Keep up the ball touches at home (at least 300 touches [foot or hand] per day is recommended!)
See you all next week for more fun & games.

U8: We had a good turnout last Sunday for our boys and girls. It is great to see such enthusiasm by everyone and well done to the parents for getting our young players to the sessions. Don’t forget to keep practicing your skills during the week. Training continues next Sunday at the Kerry Sports Academy Hall at 10am. 10-15 minutes of work at home will make a big difference.

U10: Well done to our player of the week, Eddie Hayes, at last Sunday’s all-action session. Eddie gave a great display of tackling and kicking during the end of session game and was well deserving of the accolade. Isaac is really getting into the swing of things and along with Paddy and Thomas they are showing our older players that they can expect plenty of competitive action during the games. A warm welcome to a new player, Dee, who has never played football before however that didn’t hinder him in getting involved. We hope he will give it a good try over the next few weeks and the under-10 coaches will only be delighted to give him support and encouragement. We divided our panel of players as we had a good number of girls present and they had their own highly competitive game where Erika, Rhíana, Sunnite and Tara showed good improvement. Many thanks to Keelin Enright for assisting with the coaching at the under-10 sessions.

U12: As with all matches, our Tralee Town Board League match against Ardfert away scheduled for last Saturday was postponed due to the weather warning in place at the weekend.

Training continues this Wednesday at the usual time of 4.45pm to 6pm.

U14 Boys: Our second-round game in the Tralee Town Board League away to Austin Stacks B also had to be called off due to the orange weather warning.

We have a bye in the Town League this weekend but will try to re-fix one of the back games. We will be in touch via the usual manner.

U16 Boys: Training continues every Friday night from 5:30pm to 7pm on our astro pitch.

U16 Girls: After a lengthy break, training commences this Monday at 7pm to 8pm on our astro pitch.


Our round 2 game in the Minor Football League against Moyvane/Tarbert had to be called off due to the weather warning last weekend. We will keep you updated when it will take place.

However, round 3 games will go ahead this Saturday, the 7th March when we play away to Asdee/Ballydonoghue/Ballylongford at 3.30pm. Venue to be confirmed.


Our seniors came away with a hard-fought victory by the tightest of margins over recently crowned All-Ireland Junior Premier champions, Na Gaeil in a rescheduled St Brendans Board Senior Football League game played in Castlegregory mid-day last Sunday. Scoreline was 5-03 to 2-11 and goal scorers were Cormac Lynch (2), Fergal O’Brien, Ian McCarthy and Luke Mulligan,

We are away to Duagh this Sunday, the 8th of March in a Round 1 fixture of the Credit Union SFL Div 3. Throw in time is at 2.00pm. Please come and support the team as we wish Eoin, Liam and the entire panel the best of luck in their campaign. If there are any changes between now and then, we will announce it on our Facebook page.

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.

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.

Birthday Wishes

Congratulations to Andrea O’Donoghue and Ava Kelliher who celebrated “significant” birthdays at the weekend.


Hard luck to our minor goalkeeper, Gavin Doody and the rest of the Gaelcholaiste Chiarri team who lost to Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, Abbefeale in the Corn Sheain Ui Mhurchu final last weekend.

Commiserations to the U16.5 football team of CBS The Green who lost the Frewn Cup Final against rivals, The Sem last week. Minor player, Nathan Moriarty was on the panel.

St Pats Operation Transformation Walk

Our last walk which was postponed last week due to the adverse weather conditions will now take place this Tuesday, the 3rd March. Registration will take place in the dressing rooms from 6:15pm. All participants MUST wear high visibility jackets or clothing. There will be refreshments after the walk. All are welcome.

Ardfert Retreat Centre

Change Your thinking Change Your Life: Juliana Murphy & Anne O’ Donnell, 6 week Personal Development Course, Tuesdays 7.30pm-9.00pm. Contact 0872915343.

The work of Byron Katie: Clodagh O’Mara, Fri. 6th to Sun. 8th March, Contact 0863741017.

The Art of Allowing: Fr. Louis Hughes OP, Sat. 7th March 10am-2pm. Contact 7134276.

A Creative Writing Weekend Retreat: Madge O’Callaghan, Residential  weekend of writing using the AWA method.  Fri. 20th to Sun 22nd March. Contact 0863218848.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Mary Flanagan Clahane and Paddy Lynch Cahermoneen.

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