St Pat’s GAA Club News

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St PatsLotto:

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 05, 07, 14 & 16. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Dominick O Brien c/o Rock St. PO, Paul McCarthy Derryquay, Theresa Floyd c/o Rock St. PO, Mary Rusk Marian Park and Anne Knowles St. John’s Park.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2,500 and the draw will take place this Sunday night September 13th in Keane’s Bar. Lotto tickets are available from the usual outlets or any club officer.

A group at the St Pat's GAA family fun day on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A group at the St Pat’s GAA family fun day on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Girls Team:

After a resounding victory in their first game in July, our girls team play Na Gaeil on Friday, September the 11th at 6.15pm in St. Pat’s field. We encourage any girls from U12, 10s and 8s to join this up and coming team.

Ladies Football:

Step aside boys the mothers and others have entered the St Pat’s GAA and took the pitch by storm on Sunday last .This group of mothers and other s took on our famous Feile team and with a fantastic performance notched up their first victory!

Our goalie of Mary G who bought off a great save in the first half showed her many talents and went in to the forwards on the second half to score winning goal! Our backs showed great heart blocking ball after ball with Ruth showing some of her rugby skills ! Cathy , Sharina and Caroline Reidy cleared ball after ball like they were playing football all their lives!

Our mid field of Theresa and Brenda covered acres of ground with Theresa scoring a goal and a point and Brenda after doing her 11th marathon the day before continued ruining and tackling with great heart!

Our forwards of Mary Wallace who got some vital scores , Helen who set up two scores and Kay and Caroline letting  off some great ball to produce some scores and were unlucky with scores themselves!

The Kelliher cousins joined the team in the second and we went on to secure a historic victory for the ladies! It’s a first for St Pat’s having a mothers and others team and it is all about having good fun and getting a bit fit! Training continues Sunday next at 9 am come join the madness.


Division 3 Round 8

Ardfert  2-15   St Pats 0-12

After last week’s disappointment St Pats made the short trip to Ardfert to play this round 8 back game on Saturday evening last. Played in near perfect conditions and with very few spectators in attendance it was Ardfert who made the brighter start opening the scoring with a pointed free from Stephen Leen inside a minute.

St Pats replied with a Kieran Hurley free two minutes later. Ardfert upped the tempo and goaled a minute later when Stephen Leen slipped inside the St Pats cover to rattle the net.

When John Dowling pointed a free a minute later the signs were looking ominous for St Pats. However St Pats regrouped and scored two unanswered points from Kevin O’Shea and Brendan Poff.

St Pats defensive strategy was frustrating Ardfert at this point. Mike Griffin converted another free on the quarter hour mark with David O’Callaghan responding with a point a minute later to leave the scores 1-03 to 0-04 in favour of Ardfert. The last quarter of this half was tight on scores with Ardfert managing one point a free from John Dowling and St Pats registering two pointed frees from David O’Callaghan. Half Time score Ardfet  1-04  St Pats 0-06

Ardfert made a few positional switches at half time and introduced substitute Trevor Wallace into the action. This had the desired effect and with 3 early points from John Egan inside five minutes, Ardfert were on their way to collecting two valuable league points.

David O’Callaghan kicked St Pat’s first point of the half after six minutes of the restart but Ardfert shifted up through the gears and hit four unanswered points of their own over the next ten minutes.

David O’Callaghan who was trying hard scored a second point on the three quarter mark however Ardferts response was decisive with a well taken John Egan Goal a minute later. It was game set and match at this stage. Both sides added scores in the final quarter to leave the final score Ardfert 2-15 St Pats 0-12.

Ardfert were full value for their win and were flying fit on the day. They had good performances from the Horgans and Stephen Leane in defence John Dowling around the middle, Shane Griffin and Man of the Match John Egan up front.

St Pats were best served by Kieran Dwyer, Luke Mulligan, Andy Byrne and David O’Callaghan.

It was a disappointing week for St Pats losing two county league games in succession and putting a huge dent in their promotion hopes. There can be no argument with the result but the one common theme from both games was the poor level of fitness by some key players for St Pats.

St Pats – J Fitzgerald, C Moore, J Costello, K Dwyer, L Mulligan, K O’Shea(0-02 ,0-01F), J Conway, L Poff, P Mc Mahon, A Byrne, B Poff(0-01), D O’Callaghan(0-05, 0-02F), K Hurley (0-03 ,0-02F), G Savage . Subs Used – M O’Sullivan, W Hurley(0-01), J Foley, S Dowling, B Savage.


Congratulations to Lily Kelliher on celebrating her 90th birthday recently.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of PJ Flynn Annagh and formerly of St. John’s Park, Diarmuid Kerins Kenmare and formerly of The Kerries and Cecilia Walsh The Kerries and formerly of Rathvilly Co. Carlow. May they rest in peace.

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