St Pat’s GAA Club News

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Club Lotto

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €3900 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 12, 14, 19 & 29.  The five €30 consolation prizes went to:

Sinéad Foran c/o The Rock Inn
Dara and Jamie Sugrue Tonevane
John O Sullivan Ballinorig South
Cormac Higgins Lohercannon
Aisling Moriarty Curraheen

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €4000 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 13/03/2022 at 9-15PM. Lotto tickets can 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


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 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


We had great numbers on Sunday morning for our under 5’s academy. We had plenty of fun games along with movement and ball drills. It was great to see all the boys and girls having so much fun. Well done to our players of the week Laila and Taylor.


We had a much improved session this morning in Tralee I.T. The extra coaches made a massive difference, we played a few games that incorporated ball skills and there was a massive improvement straight away.
A big thanks to John, Noel and James who helped out massively today
Player of the week was Ensar Maligi who only took up football lately but there’s no doubt his practicing at home.

U8 Girls

We had a fantastic turnout of 18 girls on Sunday in the Kerry Sports Academy. We welcomed more new girls to our growing group. The emphasis today was on as many touches of the ball as possible with a ball in hand for all the girls. We worked on our skills including evasion & fundamental movements. The girls are enjoying the high energy sessions and are making friends. Fantastic effort as always by Emma Higgins who won the player of the week trophy. Great practice is paying off!

Looking forward to another session in the hall See you all next Sunday at 11am.

U9 Boys

The u9s had another strong turnout this morning where we practiced our tackling, kicking, and soloing in slaloms. It is evident all the boys are practicing as their skills are improving visibly each week. We finished with another very competitive game with Ben getting the winning goal with the last kick of the game. See you all next week again.

U10 Girls

U10 Girls trained Sunday morning at Kerry Sports Academy. 12 girls played fun games coached by Noel, Labhraidh, Monica, Kieran and Nigel. They worked mainly on their hand passing finishing with a 6 a side match.  Well done to Emma Gilbride this weeks player of the week. Emma worked hard today on all drills and showed great enthusiasm and determination as always. Well done Emma and everyone keep up the good work and keep up the practice at home. See you all next week.

U11 Boys

We had a great turnout of 19 boys for Sunday’s session. After a collective warmup, we then broke the lads into 4 pods with all players working on the high catch, pick up, shooting, solo and agility work. We then finished with 2 small sided games which were very entertaining and the boys really enjoyed them. We will train again next Sunday at the MTU at 11am. A final word of credit to our club executive who donated the proceeds of this week’s lotto to UNICEF for humanitarian aid for Ukraine. A very kind and generous gesture!


U13’s had their first game today, and it was a very tightly contested first half, with some good interactive passing from end to end, and the teams went in at half time all square. With a few changes at half time and then facing the wind St Pats had to stay strong, they dropped a few points, but then pulled back a goal now playing against a team that were rattled with the talented passing and determination of st pats. But with a few tough challenges st pats gave away a few frees later on, and went down by 2 points. All in all a great team game from the boys who have only trained together a few times. This team are only going to get stronger the more they play together.

U12/U14 Girls

The girls enjoyed their 2nd training session up in MTU campus on Sunday morning and it was a beautiful fresh morning with plenty of sun shining. We welcomed Eileen Sayers (whom has a few Kerry medals behind her in ladies Gaelic football) to our session this morning and she was very impressed with the girls Stamina and skills.  Denis Healy led the session, with his knowledge of football skills. We practiced the hand pass to the chest on a quick pace, running up and down the field and the pick up while driving themselves into the ball. We also touched on speed whilst running on the field which is very important ,The girls  practiced their soloing using both legs and we finished with rolling the ball to the girls and letting them score in the goals Ye were fantastic girls and well done.


Our Minors have a BYE in Round 2 of the Minor Football League on the 12th of March.


Our seniors have a back game from Round 1 of Tralee/St Brendan’s League against Ballymac, it will be played on the 13th of March at 12.30pm in Ballymac.

Tralee/St Brendan’s Senior League Round 3

St Pats 0-08

Austin Stacks 4-10

On a very cold night to play it was not to be St Pat’s night as Austin Stacks came out as victors in this Round 3 game.

The first half started off very fast with both teams fighting for the ball to score the opening shot, it was Austin Stacks who scored first with a goal. Next up Eoin Greaney scored St Pats first point of the game. As each team fought through the cold conditions, Austin Stacks scored again with two points. All was quiet in the game when St Pats Brendan Poff shot to score a point. Another St Pats Point came from Fergal O Brien who also got another chance to add to the scoreboard with a free giving him two points in total. When it looked as if St Pats had a chance to get back into the game, Austin Stacks hit the back of the net with a powerful kick. Brian Murphy added to the scoreboard a point for St Pats while Niall McCarthy had to go off injured. Dylan Griffin replaced Niall McCarthy who did a great job of marking his opponent. In the dying minutes of the first half Austin Stacks kicked the ball over the bar for another point to add to Austin Stacks scores. With the first half finished the score line stood at St Pats 0-05 to Austin Stacks 2-03.

The second half started off with a barrage of scores from Austin Stacks Players to add another four points to the board. Eoin Greaney got a free and scored a point with it, Cormac Lynch also added with a point to the board. With new legs needed Jack Lynch for Cormac Lynch and Cillian Lynch for Martin Savage were brought in to revive the game with young legs. Fergal O Brien came off injured with Conor Enright taking his place. Another two points were added to Austin Stacks score. Gary Savage scored St Pats last point for the rest of the game. Liam Poff exited the game injured, Darragh Moriarty took up his position on the field. Even though marking was strong Austin Stacks still broke through to get a point. As the game continued and minutes counted down Austin Stacks scored two goals in quick succession to finish the game when the final whistle blew on a score line of St Pats 0-08 to Austin Stacks 4-10. Everyone on the team played very well despite the conditions but it wasn’t to be our night. Well done to all for playing.

Good Luck

To Kerry against Mayo in their Round 5 game in Austin Stack Park on Saturday, 12th of March at 7.30pm.

Speedy Recovery

To Niall McCarthy, Liam Poff and Fergal O Brien who came off injured in our Round 3 game at the weekend.


To Mark Kelly and Avalon O Dowd who got married recently in Killarney.

To Derryquay Students who made their confirmation recently Ryan Fitzgerald, Erin O Shea and Carragh Houlihan.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Mossie Quirke Blennerville and Fr John Lawlor Ardfert.

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