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Club Lotto

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €7600 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 01, 02, 12 & 19. The five €30 consolation prizes went

Chrissy & Joan c/o Bettys
Erin O’Shea Annagh
Delia Finn Curraheen
Eoin Greaney Lohercannon
Janette & Sean Murphy Killelton

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €7700 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 03/10/2021 at 9-15PM. Lotto tickets can be purchased online https://www.locallotto.ie/play.asp?LL_ID=1328&PC=0  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

Byrnesworth

Skelper Quanes

Keanes of Curraheen

Betty’s Bar

Rock Inn

Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. The Club cannot emphasise enough the importance of our members promoting the Club Lotto among family, friends and work colleagues. The Covid-19 restrictions have seriously hampered our fundraising and income over the last 18 months. The Lotto is now a critical source of funds for the Club. We are appealing to all club members to promote our lotto at this time to ensure our clubs future viability.

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

Juvenile Academy

U5’s: Eleven tough girls and boys braved the heavy rain Sunday morning and put in a great effort.

The session was all about movement, mostly trying to dodge the rain and stay warm!

We finished off with a fun game where Enda Moriarty and Bobby Dennehy really stood out with some super runs and fine kicking.

Conor Dowling really contributed during training and the game earning himself player of the week.

U7’s: The wet conditions during training this morning didn’t deter the boys and girls who all put in a huge effort during the session. Madeline Plumney put in a huge effort and earned herself the player of the week trophy. Keep up the practice at home everyone. As always big thanks to all the trainers.

U8 Girls: The forecast wasn’t wrong & the heavens opened on our enthusiastic girls this morning! We kept moving & practiced a lot of running, evasion, 4 steps rule, kicking technique & 1 vs 1 play. We were joined late in the session by some of our under 10 group for a very up tempo enthusiastic match with all the girls getting the hang of passing & space awareness.

Well done to Olivia & Amelia for great grasp of under 8 match play. As always Emma Gilbride tried her heart out & gave it her all to eventually make her a very deserving player of the week. We really hope to finish our season with an under 8 match. Fixture to be confirmed in the coming days.

U9’s: Well done to our 18 lads who braved the heavy rain on Sunday morning. We had a fantastic session and all coaches were hugely impressed by the effort and application of the lads in tough conditions.

Our training game was hard fought and went to the wire with a top class finish from Oscar deciding it in the end.

Jace Flynn was in great goal scoring form and took home player of the week but we also had outstanding displays of tackling from Tiarnán and foot passing by Darragh Flahive.

We play St Senans at home on Thursday evening and will confirm timing later in the week.

U10 Girls: Thanks to Joe Costello for stepping in with the under 10 girls this morning for an enthusiastic skills session in the lashing rain! This group has really improved in recent months and we look forward to our last competition of the season next Monday evening 4th October in St Pats. We will host Castlegregory and Annascaul, each team will play 2 short matches sharp at 6pm. We look forward to returning the fixture to these 2 teams and hopefully seeing how far we have come this season.

Today we welcomed Dayna to the group, delighted to have you and any more girls/ friends from school to join us and boost our numbers going forward.

U11’s: Our u11s had a relatively quiet week team this week in comparison to our action packed Summer and Autumn to date. We had no scheduled Go Games and our training session on Sunday was called off due to the deteriorating weather on the day. However our young players were out in force for training on Friday evening.

We had fast-paced, fun games with a focus on building team work. We finished with a modified game with an emphasis on passing the ball quickly to team mates, and tackling more agressively. The young players responded well and we saw some great tackling and work rate from Charlie, Thomas, Cillian, Paddy F, Rian, Sarah and Katelyn.

There was great running and passing from Ethan, Eve, Paddy C, Isaac, Noah, James and Jake. The recent Go Games have really helped develop our players skills and understanding of the game. It’s very important that we encourage our young players to keep working on their skills in between the weekly training sessions. Work on kicking, passing, catching and soloing, even for a short time every day, will really help their development.

Training continues next Friday at 6p.m. and 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 foireann.ie

U12 Girls: Well done to all the enthusiastic girls this morning who braved the heavy rain in St pats & it didn’t put them off

We focused on hand passing & blocking down & shooting drills the task for this week was to try to get the girls to use one hand when the girls are kicking to score example right hand with right foot & same with the left

We followed with a mini match bringing up some of the senior girls from under 10 Kaela,Saorlaith, Ailbhe & Grace during the match we advised the girls to shoot when they got the chance to & we saw excellent performances from all the girls even in the down pours A special mention to Niamh Murphy for listening & showing her skills throughout the session and taking home player of the week congratulations Niamh.

We also welcome on board Therese and Jonathan as coaches. Both have excellent football backgrounds so we are very happy to have you both going forward.

Our next round of the Tralee town board league is this Wednesday @ 6pm away to John Mitchels

Keep up the practicing girls at home & remember your task.

U13’s: Naomh Pádraig 3-16 v 2 12 Ceirín O’Rathallaigh

This was a very evenly contested game played on Friday last.  In the last 5 minutes, we scored 2 goals to capture a hard-earned victory.  Both sides played attacking and open football and both teams had periods of dominance.  Well done to our team who played well despite missing some players from our squad.

Panel J Cashman (capt), F Carmody, J Flahive, J Bowler, BO’Leary, R Culloo, D Murphy, L O’Connor, C Sheehan, G Scollard & D Murphy.

Our next game is against Castlegregory in our final game of the competition.  Fixture will be confirmed during the week.

Seniors

Grp 1 Rd 3 Kerry Petroleum Junior Club Championship

Brosna 0-10 St Pats 0-09

St Pats were defeated by the narrowest of margins in Brosna last Sunday afternoon in which David O’Callaghan scored 5 points.

Playing under wet conditions, the home side raced to a 3-point lead within 7 minutes. We soon settled and David registered our first point after 8 minutes from over 45 metres, and he followed with another 4 minutes later. Kieran also converted a free leaving both teams with 3 points apiece going into the 1stwater-break. With the home side on the ascendancy, our defence line were constantly put under pressure with young Niall McCarthy in the thick of it all. We took the lead for the first and only time after David pointed after 25 minutes but 2 further points from Brosna ensured that they were 5 points to our 4 at the end of the first half.

The second half saw Brosna’s Paul Walsh converting a free within a minute of restarting. Not too long afterwards, Luke Mulligan reduced the deficit with a well-taken point from a tight angle however, Brosna kept up the pressure on our backs which resulted in 2 more points for the home team. After the 2nd water break, we had a good amount of possession and added points of our own with Brendan Poff and Luke Mulligan contributing to close the gap to a point. We had chances to put up some scores on the board but Brosna defended in numbers late in the game to see out the match.

Overall, it was a better performance from the team and we were unfortunate to lose Paul McMahon 3 minutes into the match through injury. We wish him a speedy recovery. This result however means that we will be in a Junior Premier Club Relegation play-off against Waterville. This match will be played on Saturday October 9 at 4pm in Cromane with extra-time and result on the day.

Minor County Championship

Congratulations to the St Brendan’s Board Minors who defeated Kenmare District last Saturday afternoon in Kenmare in round 2 of the Keane’s Supervalu MCC on a scoreline of 4-20 to 2-10 points. St Pats are represented by Liam O’Sullivan (selector), Cillian Lynch and Adam Hegarty (players).

Community Games

We will be taking entries for swimming & cross country 2021. National finals November 27th. Contact Marie 0876964673

Fixtures

September 18th Regional Athletics MTU Cork

September 25th National finals Track & field Carlow IT

September 25th National finals Grass cycling Carlow IT

October 10th County finals Swimming Tralee sports complex

October 9th & 10th National finals team competitions UL

October 16th National finals Pitch & Putt Longford

October 17th County finals X Country & mixed distance relays Beaufort

There will be a €5 prepaid charge per competitor entered on ORS for swimming, cross country & mixed distance relays

Note no competition U8 or squads in swimming 2021.

Any participant that qualified for regional athletics, grass cycling or pitch & putt is not eligible to compete in swimming

Sympathy

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends Kathleen Walsh (née Quill) Tralee, Paddy Pendergast Ballinorig, Maurice Wrenn Basin View, Chrissy Flynn Castlegregory and Donal Kelliher Castleisland.

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