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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 02, 05, 18 & 20.

The five €30 consolation prizes went to Donal O Connor c/o Mono Ryle, Mary O Shea c/o Texaco,  Marie Moriarty Annagh, E&S Quill Lohercannon and Pat O Shea Curraheen.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €3,000 and the draw will take place this Sunday night October18th in Skelper Quane’s Bar. Lotto tickets are available from the usual outlets or any club officer.


St Pats U-8’s took on Na Gaeil away in a very well organised fun game last weekend. All our u-8’s  played full games and they all had a chance to play in different positions.

All our players tried their best.  Luke Passway, Sinead Murphy, Mark Vansteenkiste,  Killian O’Mahony, Michael Enright, Justin O’Halloran and Millie O’Brien all defended well at the back. Mark O’Brien and Jack Costello worked hard around the middle to get their hands on the ball.

Darragh Murphy, Grainne Breen, Kayla O’Connor, Rory Daly, Ben Jones,  Caoilainn Culloo, Sinead Knightly gave it their all for the team. The management team of Johnny Enright, John Breen and Sean Daly were delighted with the effort and the skills each player showed in the games.

They would also like to thank all the parents / family of the players who came along gave their support.

It’s important that each player continues to improve by practicing their skills at home. We are having our last academy session for this year this Sunday 18th of Oct at 10.30am so we hope to see you all there for a bit of fun.


Our u10’s played an enthralling game against the u10 boys of Na Gaeil last Sunday in the glorious October sunshine.

It was a superb, exciting game between two evenly matched teams. It was another outstanding performance by our players who gave a great display of teamwork, courage and a never say die attitude.

Each player played their hearts out and we had great goals and points by Fionn Dairo, Rory Kelliher, Seanie Murphy and Caoimhe Dairo. Our backs led by the physical presence of Callum Houston, the tenacity of James Dowling and Lisa Rowan, the ever improving Orlaith Murphy, Eddie Stack and Jamie Lynch and not to forget our star back, Josh Quilter, fought hard and kept the Na Gaeil forwards at bay.

In the middle of the field, we had great displays by Caoimhe and Siobhan O’Sullivan as well as Thomas Sheehy who replaced our brilliant goalkeeper,  Paddy Moran in the second half. It was great to end our successful year on such a high with an impressive victory. We’ll done to all our great players. Naomh Pádraig Abú!


St Pats 1-12

Ardfert 1-10

There were great scenes  in caherslee on Sunday when st pats claimed their first bit of silver ware after loosing two finals already earlier in the year.

In what was a fantastic game by both sides st pats heart and determination won out in the end .All the st pats team preformed very well and we started the game well with quick points form Nathan Rohan , Jamie O’Brien and two frees from fergal o Brien !

Gavin doody did very well in goals as always and his kickouts were great  and with great defending by Niall McCarthy and Paddy Murphy  who both blocked ball after ball throwing every thing into it .

Brian  teahan put in a man of the match performance letting no ball pass him. Ian McCarthy, luke and Martin savage who was in centre back for Damien Quirke who was injured held the wing back line with great ease and always gave off a great ball when they won it .

The score at half time was 6 points each and st pats were just getting going !The second half started with a point form fergal and the  game was really coming to life now  and with each ardfert score st pats replied straight away.

It really was end to end stuff.Ali Gardezi did very well on one of ardfert s stronger players and kept running for the whole hour. cathal played a captains role picking up ball after ball and finding a player every time .

Fergal and Patrick both put on a master class of shooting with both scoring from placed ball and play and were still back to help the defence in the closing stages .

St pats were really growing in confidence now but we were still two points down and time was running out.

Our two wing forwards of Jamie O’Brien and Tomas O’ Sullivan won a lot of ball and sometimes won ball that they shouldn’t have and both got on the score board scoring great points .cormac Lynch left off great ball when he got it and got in to great positions in front of goals which afforded us two scores!

James and Nathan made up the full forward line and both played very well making life difficult for the ardfert backs !

That smallest man on the field entered the fray at this stage and one Danny Greaney who caught great ball and it was just what st pats needed he left off a pass to Patrick who struck for a wonder goal to put st pats in the driving seat.

Another point followed but ardfert rallied again and pushed for a goal to win it ! Gavin in goals made  a save and our fantastic defenders with stood it and we ran out two pint winners .

It was great for the the club to see Cathal mr consistent all year lift the trophy to the cheers from the great support and his proud mom looking on. This team will go far and this just topped off a great year!

Huge applause has to go to the management of Maurice Quirke and Eoin Sayers and  also Joe Costelloe and Brendan Poff when this dream team started earlier in the year. No doubt some of this team will see the green grass of Croker in time to come.


St Pats 2-13

Beale 1-10

“Good things come to those who wait!”

St Pats were crown Division 5 Minor Champions in a sun drenched Ballyduff last saturday week, overcoming a gallant Beale team , that refused to throw in the towel when when the result was no longer in doubt.

St Pats dominated this game almost in its entirity but found it difficult to shake loose of the North Kerry side. St Pats started in whirlwind fashion and were four points to the good before Beale registered their first score.

Our forwards movement was causing the opposition all sorts of trouble and indeed in the first half we had 6 different scorers with our first 7 points. Joe Quilter and Gearóid Dillane were very much getting the better of their men in the full forward line while Cian Ronan, Brandon Boyle and Tommy Lynch covered every blade of grass as they constantly sought space and pocession.

Beale were forced to foul on a regular basis to stop our runners. However, our different free takers didn’t appear to have their shooting boots with them and placed many scorable frees wide. At Half time, despite having owned the ball and territory, we were only 4 points to the good, 0-8 to 0-4.

Beale must have been thinking that, having played very poorly ,they were only 4 points down and were in with a great chance of winning.

This belief was very evident in the way they drove out our defence at the beginning of the 2nd half. Within 10 minutes they had reduced our lead to 2, 0-9 to 0-7. Jack Quilter moved from midfield to centre back , switching with Sean Dowling, a move that sealed the centre of our defence and released Sean to drive at the opposition.

Both Seán and Jack put in excellent displays and dominated the centre of the pitch The move appeared to have a settling effect on the rest of out defence. Kieran Dwyer showed why we believe that he will be a Kerry minor next year with an exceptionally solid display. Killian Quirke played with a calmness throughout the game and can be very proud of his display.

Brian Murphy completely nullified his man to such an effect that he recieved a nice “thank you” from his man, which unfortunately the referee didn’t see. Cillian O’Riordan had a great battle with his man, who it appeared hoped to run “Massey” into the ground. If he did, he definitely picked the wrong man as Cillian stuck like glue to him.

Having weathered the storm, St Pats found the net through Tommy Lynch to put clear daylight between the sides. Beale refused to wilt and in a fantastic move broke through the cover. One of their forwards unleashed a shot that was rifling towards the top right hand corner.

That was until Aidan O’Halloran threw himself to his left and parried the ball to safety. Nothing sort of a fantastic save. Aidan’s kick out were absolutely superb, find Jordan Conway and Jack Quilter, and later Seán, time and time again. Jordan Conway was in magnificient form, giving a real Captain Fantastic performance, his highfielding being particularly praiseworthy.

St Pats’ forward play looked very threatening with every attack and Brandon Boyle put the result beyond any real doubt with a well taken goal with 12 minutes remaining. But back came Beale again.

Again a break through the cover, again a ferocious shot destined for the net, and again, another ridiculous good save from Aidan. St Pats started to empty the bench with, Anthony Craig and Shane O’Donoghue (both of whom were very unlucky to not start) replacing Cillian O’Riordan and Brandon Boyle respectively.

Joe O’Connor came in for Brian Murphy, Eoin Greaney for Joe Quilter and Jack Lynch in for his brother Tommy. It was unfortunate that gametime couldn’t be given to every player, as all 23 togged out yesterday had played their part on the path to the final. With time almost up, Beale drove through again and this time not even Aidan in the game of his life couldn’t keep it out. In all fairness, it was probably no more than they deserved.

The full time whistle sparked great joy among the large Pats following. Captain Jordan Conway, who led by example throughout recieved the trophy on behalf of the team. In a nice touch of sportmanship, he offered good wishes to the missing Beale player Cormac Linehan, who suffered a season ending injury playing for the Kery minors. Aidan O’Haloran was named Man of the Match for his heroics.

While the County League trophy is safely stored away for the year, the minors are also in the final of the Central League. The Double beckons! Well done to this fantastic group of men who have been a credit to themselves, their families and our club all year long. Naomh Pádraig abú!

Panel on the Day: Aidan O’Halloran, Kieran Dwyer, Killian Quirke, Brian Murphy, Seán Dowling, Cillian O’Riordan, Jack Quilter, Jordan Conway, Tommy Lynch, Brandon Boyle, Cian Ronan, Gearóid Dillane, Joe Quilter, Seán Hogan, Anthony Craig, Shane O’Donoghue, Jack Lynch, Eoin Greaney, Shane Jordan, Mikey Cahill, Eoghan Murphy, Adam Boyle, Josh Laucher

Absent but not forgotten: Kyle Bustard, Alex Walsh, Míchéal Murphy

Management team: Eoin Sayers, Luke Mulligan, John Fitzgerald


There will be a meeting for all those interested in Scór Sinsir on Monday the 12th of October in Blennerville NS at 8.00 pm. Contact Antóin Ó Ceallacháin on 087-9670307 for more details.


Congratulations to Norma Breen and Aidan Scanlon who got married recently.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Walter Burghoff Curraheen and Teresa Lynch Mitchell’s Avenue. May they rest in peace.

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