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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 05, 09, 18 & 25. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Margaret Kennedy Asdee, Julie Diggins Tonevane, Enzo c/o O’Shea’s Texaco, Jimmy Savage Curraheen and Caroline Poff Lohercannon. Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €3,300 and the draw will take place this Sunday night November 8th in Skelper Quane’s Bar. Lotto tickets are available from the usual outlets or any club officer.


St Brendan’s Senior Football Championship Final 2015

St Pats 3-06   Na Gaeil 0-13

This game was played under brilliant autumn sunshine on Saturday last in Blennerville with local side St Pats edging out Na Gaeil by two points in an entertaining hour’s football. Both teams were under strength for the fixture but the players that did line out gave everything to the cause. It’s a common theory in football that goals win games and this was very true of this tie. St Pats were clinical when goal opportunities presented themselves with Na Gaeil unable to hit the net over the hour despite having numerous chances.

St Pats started brightly but spurned two early chances before Kieran Hurley opened the scoring with a point after three minutes. Na gaeil responded with a pointed free two minutes later. Na Gaeil were dominating proceedings around the middle with Stefan Okunbar, Dan O’Connor and Jack Barry dictating matters. St Pat’s keeper Paudi Bailey pulled off a brilliant save on the eight minute to keep a rampant Na Gaeil at bay. Na Gaeil edged a point in front two minutes later only for Kieran Hurley to level matters with a pointed free on the twelfth minute. Na Gaeil hit three unanswered points over the next five minutes and were threatening to run riot. To their credit St Pats re grouped with Liam Poff Luke Mulligan and Andy Byrne showing the way. Andy pulled a point back on the eighteenth minute and the game sparked to life a minute later when Willie Hurley goaled to edge St Pats a point in front. Na Gaeil were not about to lie down at this stage and kicked two unanswered points in the last ten minutes to leave the Half-Time score St Pats 1-03 Na Gaeil 0-07

Na Gaeil started the second half in determined fashion and extended their lead with a Darragh Carmody point six minutes into the half. Paudi Bailey came to St Pats rescue again after nine minutes when Ockunbar found himself in front of goals with only the keeper to beat; Paudi had other ideas and saved brilliantly. Na Gaeil sensing that the game was there for the taking pushed forward in waves and were 0-11 to 1-03 in front after 43 minutes. St Pats introduced club chairman James Costello at this point in an effort to shore up the defence. Costello was barely a minute on the field when he delivered a high ball towards Kieran Hurley, Hurley gathered possession and danced his way past 3 defenders to hit St Pat’s second goal. It was game on. Hurley added a pointed free a minute later to leave the minimum between the sides. Na Gaeil were now in panic mode and were struggling to get out of their own half of the pitch. St Pats kept the pressure on and were rewarded with another goal mid-way through the half when Willie Hurley hit his second and St Pat’s third goal. St Pat’s were now 3-04 to 0-11 up heading into the last 12 minutes of the game There would be no further score until the 25 minute when Stefan Okunbar closed the gap for Na Gaeil with a point. David O’Callaghan kept the home side two up with a peach of a point a minute later. Na Gaeil threw caution to the wind in the final minutes and pressed forward in numbers. Na Gaeil reduced the deficit  to a point on the 28th minute. St Pats were living dangerously at this point and can thank Eric Teahan for a timely save in the final minute when it looked like Na Gaeil might finally hit the net. St Pats cleared their lines and Kieran Hurley added the last score of the game with a pointed free to leave the final score St Pats 3-06  Na Gaeil 0-13.

The Phil Mc Carthy memorial trophy was presented to St Pats captain Brendan Poff at the end of the game with Kieran Hurley receiving the man of the match award.

St Pats – P Bailey, K Quirke, K Dwyer, L Mulligan, E Teahan, P Mc Mahon, A Byrne(0-01), M O’Sullivan, L Poff, D O’Callaghan(0-01), B Poff, T Lynch, S Hayes, K Hurley(1-04,3f), W Hurley(2-00).  Sub – James Costello for K Quirke (44mins)


Congratulations to Louise O’Sullivan and Jason Quirke and Tara Crean and Tommy O’Connor who were married recently.

 Derryquay School:

Camp Drama Group will stage their drama The Real McCoy in aid of Derryquay School at the old school in Camp on Nov. 6th at 8pm. This is a hilarious comedy with great performances from local actors Tickets €10 available from the school 7130269 or from Derryquay parents


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Gilles Williams Ballydunlea, Betty Mason Cloonbeg Terrace, John O’Shea Fountain Court and Jerome McEllistrim Ballymacelligott. May they rest in peace.

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