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Club Lotto

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €6400 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 02, 03, 11 & 14. The five €30 consolation prizes went to:

1.      Pa Hurley Curraheen,

2.      Michael Conway online,

3.      Bridget Boyle Derrymore,

4.      Peter Noonan Annagh,

5.      PJ Hayes Tonevane,

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €6500 and the draw will take place on Sunday night  11/07/2021 at 9-30pm. Lotto tickets can also be purchased online  from any club officer or at the following outlets:

O’Sheas Shop and Service Station Blennerville
Poff Motors Dingle Road
Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers Manor
Noyeks Mile Height

Please have your lotto entries in by 7pm, every Sunday evenings.

Juvenile Academy

U5’s: A great number of girls and boys braved the rain and enjoyed a fun session. Warmup was followed by skill stations with pickup, kicking and high catching. The session finished with an energetic few rounds of rollerball. Bobby Dennehy has shown improvement each week and bagged the player of the week trophy.

U7’s: Great turn out for the under 7s today despite the wet weather. Both the boys and girls enjoyed the session. Players of the week were Eoin McMillan and Sophie Henneberry. A big thanks to Mike Higgins and Micheal Sheehan who helped out as well as John, Noel, Martina and Paul, our usual coaches.

U9’s: Our u9s hosted Keel in go games on Sunday.

Despite the rain we had some great skills on show and many thanks to Keel for making the trip over the mountain. Thanks also to our local referees for doing an excellent job.

Training continues next Sunday at 10:30

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for pictures in the coming days.

U11’s: On the evening of the 1st July our U11 panel had another game in the Lee Strand County Go –games series when we played the Lispole Under 11’s on our own pitch.

While these games are intended to be 11 a-side the number of players available allowed for two teams from both Lispole and us. This was much welcomed by the players as it meant all got full games and made the evening more enjoyable. We divided our panel of players into the Windmill and Bridge teams respectively.

The Bridge team played really well and that most of them had been practicing the solo at home was very obvious. Paddy, Jake, Charlie, Thomas, Sarah and Noah played their best games so far, they all have come on a lot the last few months. They were well supported by Isaac, Dee with Rylan being a very good goalkeeper in the first half – moving to the Windmill team for the second half. A special mention to Amy who was the star performer for the Bridge team.

On the other pitch the Windmill team engaged in a ding-dong game for supremacy with a good Lispole side. Leading by example was Rían who excelled in defence and later in midfield and he was closely matched by the dynamic centerfield pairing of Lily and Lainey. Gearóid was as ever a very dependable goalkeeper with good protection offered by James, Eddie and Ethan. Further out the field Stephen was linking up well with Tommy and Hugh on their jinking runs to get the ball to Jace who got some good scores. Rylan joined us for the second half and brought some extra forward energy to the team. Overall, it was a very enjoyable evening of football, many thanks to Lispole for the sporting manner of their play and to our two young local referees Adam and Shane.

Training continued on Sunday morning with our enthusiastic group of young players and thanks to parents for getting all the players to the pitch for the earlier start time. We are scheduled to have our last Go-Game in the current series of the Lee Strand U11 Co League on Thursday 8th July at 18:30 at our own pitch when we host Annascaul.

Training also continues on Sunday at 12 noon at St Pat’s club grounds in Blennerville V92 RH98. A reminder to parents that all players are to have a gum shield and to wear it at training and to register on

U8-12 Girls: Well done to all our girls who turned up on this wet morning, the rain didn’t stop the enthusiasm or the training.

The U8s and U10s joined together as numbers were down, and enjoyed the coaching session with Nigel, Kieran and Labhraidh. They had a fun morning touching on soloing with both legs, hand-passing skills (piggy in the middle), other fun games and followed by a mini match. Rosie Dennehy impressed coaches and earned player of the week from Kieran’s group.  Keep up the practicing at home as we have friendly matches planned for this age group in the coming weeks.

Norma led the older girls with mentor Kayla O’Connor helping. We did fun drills and also worked on soloing with both left and right leg – we gave the girls this as a task to practice at home before next Sundays session. Finally, we followed with a fun five-a-side match, with the captains deciding which positions the girls played in the field. Well done to all these girls, they continue to impress me each week. Keep up the practicing at home and don’t forget your task 🙂 We plan to have more friendly matches coming up in the next few weeks.

U13’s: Short a number of regulars, we were defeated by a strong Scartaglen side on Friday last and gained 2 points on Sunday as Moyvane conceded the game.

We have one remaining game v Cordal on Sunday next.

Best wishes to our star player Michael Enright who suffered a collarbone injury and will be out of action for a little while.  Michael is an outstanding young talent and we look forward to having him back as soon as possible.

U15’s: We made the long trip to Portmagee last Wednesday for our Round 4 match in the Lee Strand U15 CFL but unfortunately came away empty handed after we were well beaten by a good but physical Skellig Rangers team. We were hoping to build on the momentum from our previous 2 games but for some reason played well below our abilities and we squandered opportunities to bridge the gap against our opponents.

We hope to bounce back this week when we play our last round match against Annascaul/Lispole this Wednesday at 7pm in Blennerville.

U16 Girls: Our girls were defeated by Beale/Ballyduff last Tuesday evening in Ballyduff. Well done to the girls on a spirited performance in the second half.

There will be two training sessions this week, on Monday and Thursday from 6.15 to 7.15pm.


Thanks to 3 of our young players who have taken leadership roles and have refereed recent U 9 & U 11 matches.  Well done to Ryan Brosnan, Shane Howarth & Adam Mulvihill who have officiated so far and we look forward to other young, qualified refs taking up the whistle.


Our U17’s made the short trip to Churchill last Monday in the first round of the Central Region U17 competition but were defeated by a side that grew as the game went on. We had the upper hand in the early stages of the match but failed to convert the chances that came their way and our opponents were more clinical in front of goals which saw them take the points at stake on a scoreline of 1-15 to our 1-06.

Our next match is this Monday, July 5 and it is also an away match against Dromid/Waterville at 7.30pm. Best wishes to the team.

Senior B

Well done to our senior B team who had a good win against Stacks C last Tuesday evening in the Tralee/St Brendan’s District Junior League. From all accounts, it rained goals in Blennerville on the evening.

We have an outstanding back game against Ballymac B and this has been fixed for this Friday, July 9 at 7.30pm in Blennerville.


Co League Div 3, Round 3.

Keel 0-8 St Pats 0-11

We maintained our unbeaten Co League Away record for 2021, on Saturday evening last, when we were victorious over Keel in their home patch.

This was a keenly contested game, which was well refereed by Paul Hayes, in tricky underfoot conditions.

Both sides were wasteful in the early minutes with the teams exchanging two wides each.

However, by the 10th minute, the home side were two points to nil up, thanks to a point from play & a free.

Between the 13th & 16th minutes, we gradually took over on the scoreboard.

Our first point came from Fergal O’Brien after being set up Team Captain, Gary Savage.

Our 2nd point came from the boot of Kieran Dwyer, following an eighty metre run.

Eoin O’Carroll kicked us into the lead with a fine point after receiving a pass from Brendan Poff.

Keel replied soon after with a pointed free to make the score 0-3 each at the first water break.

We dominated proceedings till half time on the resumption, but we were rather wasteful in our shooting.

We added two points in that time. Tommy Lynch scored in the 19th minute following a passing movement involving Willie Hurley & David O’Callaghan. David obliged again with an excellent point by himself from play on the stroke of half time, after being set up by Liam O’Sullivan.

Half Time Score: Keel 0-3 St Pats 0-05.

Keel reduced the margin to a single point in the 34th minute, when they pointed from a free.

We then hit a purple patch from the 40th to the 44th minute when we scored 4 points from 4 different players, namely, David O’Callaghan, Brendan Poff, Willie Hurley & Luke Mulligan.

By the 2nd water break we were leading 0-9 to 0-5.

The final quarter saw the home side tack on 3 more points, to make for an exciting finish, but Fergal O’Brien was on hand to score a fine point after receiving a pass from Kieran Dwyer, following another one of his surging runs out of defence.

Our top scorer, David O’Callaghan despatched another point in the 27th minute to leave us winners by 3 points.

Overall, this was a satisfactory performance by us, with all our scores coming from play [including 4 from our defence].

At this stage, we have 4 points from 3 games in the County League & our 2 remaining games in the League, are at home to Churchill on W/E 17th/18th July & Glenflesk two weeks later, during August Bank Holiday Weekend.


Paudie Bailey, Joe O’Connor, Kieran Dwyer[0-1], Conor Moore, Tommy Lynch [0-1], Luke Mulligan [0-1], Eoin O’Carroll [0-1], Paul McMahon, Liam O’Sullivan, Brendan Poff [0-1], Fergal O’Brien [0-2], Gary Savage [C], David O’Callaghan [0-3], Eoin Greaney & Willie Hurley [0-1].

Subs who played: Liam Poff, Shane Jordan, Brendain Savage & Cormac Lynch.

Covid-19 Update for Clubs

Attendances: The Government last Wednesday confirmed an increase in spectator numbers at sporting events with 200 spectators allowed at Gaelic games events from Saturday, July 3rd. This number is in addition to the official panel/backroom team allowance of 40 per team, stewards or media attendees.

Dressing Rooms: For club games, dressing rooms must remain closed. This is to ensure the risk of players or backroom personnel being classified as Close contacts is minimised. As in the Summer of 2020, Players should arrive ready to warm-up, play and leave the ground once the relevant game is over.

Indoor Meetings: All club and county meetings should continue to be held remotely or outdoors (maximum of 15 people) until further notice – indoor meetings are not permitted.

Family fun days/fund raising events: From Monday July 5, it is permitted to hold family fun days or other fundraising events provided the numbers involved do not exceed 200 persons (this is an increase from the 100-limit allowed in June), subject to adhering to the Association’s guidance on insurance for such events.

Best Wishes

We wish U13/15 player, Michael Enright a speedy recovery from a collarbone injury and will be out of action for a while.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Mary Quirke Blennerville, Peter Hennessy Maharees and Eileen Flynn Stradbally.

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