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Dingle Way Challenge 

“The Dingle Way Challenge” makes a welcome return on Sunday 5th June.

This is a really important fundraiser for the Club and we ask all our members to encourage family, friends and work colleagues to participate. Registration can be completed on page or on the club website

Club Lotto   

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €4900 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 01, 02, 09 & 25.  The five €30 consolation prizes went to:

Aisling Lacey Oakpark
Maura Murphy Derrymore West
Ciara Madden c/o Skelper Quanes
Emer Uí hOgain c/o O Sheas Gala
Kieran O Dwyer Lohercannon
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €5000 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 22/05/2022 at 9-15PM. Club lotto can be played online through the club website, lotto tickets can be purchased 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.


Membership for 2022 should be completed now via Information on using foireann and on membership rates is available on the Club website If anyone is having any difficulties using foireann please contact a coach or Club officer and assistance will be provided.

GAA Healthy Club 

We are excited to launch our Healthy Club Initiative on Sunday 22nd May at the club grounds immediately after the Academy finishes at 11.30am. We want everyone to stay on for all the fun events and not get hungry!  We will be providing refreshments at the clubhouse.  We are asking Parents/Guardians to bring something along with them on the morning to the Academy.

We will gratefully accept whatever you can provide but as it is our Healthy Club launch we hope you can provide some healthy snacks e.g. Sandwiches, energy balls, oat & fruit cookies, banana bread/muffins, carrot cake, Fruit including fruit creations.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO CLUB & COMMUNITY YOUNG & OLD! Don’t forget to have your say in what’s important in our quick club mapping survey ⬇

Our aim is for our club to become a hub for health in our community. Please join us on our journey. If you’re interested in getting involved please contact our Health Club Officer on: 0860588392.


Congratulations and well-done to 2 of our star footballers, Jace and Rylan Flynn, both line out with both the Under-11 and Under-13 teams on their recent success at a recent Kerry Athletics competition. Rylan and Jace train and compete with Tralee Harriers Athletic Club and at the Kerry County athletics meeting Jace won Silver in the Long jump event with both boys winning Gold medals with their Relay team.

Juvenile Academy 


A great turnout on a beautiful sunny morning for under 5s training session. We continued practicing our ball handling skills and we had the blue versus the green team on a ball possession game. Player of the week went to Aoibheann and Cillian.


We had a very enjoyable blitz against Keel on Sunday .Numbers were unreal, 36 or so. A big thanks to the coaches who all took a team, Jonathan , Noel , Mike , Fiona , James (who was down bright and early to set up) , Paul and especially Niall Hobbert who fell in at last minute due to the great numbers. Training continues next week.

U8 Girls 

Fantastic morning at St Pats for the U7 ‘Go Games’ Vs Keel. It was great to see so many of our girls get involved in the matches with smiles on their faces! Thanks to Rosalie in the astroturf for joining up with some of our younger girls.

There were great skills on display by everyone. Keep up the practice, there will be Go Games once / month and save the date for our older under 8 girls to play VS Annascaul Girls on Sunday 29th May in Annascaul throw in at 5pm. See you next week at training first and then for our family fun healthy club launch from 11.30-2.30pm Sunday 22nd May.

U9 Boys 

The girls joined us today for a good session and we started with warmup led by the legendary Kieran Shea who was making a guest appearance. We then practiced skills including solos, pick up high catch and turning out of the tackle using the tackle bags. We then played a big match to finish which was a very competitive encounter indeed!

U10 Girls 

U10 Girls trained Sunday morning May 15th at St. Pat’s with the U9 boys. They practiced skills with the boys coached by James, Michael, Kieran and Monica. Over half the training was dedicated to a well fought match. It was great to get so much match practice in ahead of our match against Annascaul scheduled for two weeks’ time. The girls performed excellently with everyone putting in a big effort. Rosie was our player of the week. She worked hard during training and in the match displayed her tackling and kicking skills and deservedly won player of the week. Well done to Rosie and to all the girls! Remember to keep practicing at home and see you all next week!


Last Monday, we travelled to An Gaeltacht where we played the locals in the last game of the first phase of the U11 County Go Games. Both teams performed very well with An Gaeltacht winning one game and St Pats winning the other. Another huge thanks to all the parents for making the journey back to Gallarus.

We took Thursday off as a lot of the lads went to support James and the Kerry minors. Sunday was a great session played in beautiful conditions. The two Dylan’s and the two set of twins being the standout performers. Training continues on Thursday.

Next Sunday our boys will play the u12 girls in a friendly as part of the Healthy Clubs day organised by Fiona and her health and well-being committee. Phase two of the u11 County Go Games will re commence on Thursday May 26th.

U12 Girls

Our u12’s had a busy week of football playing 2 games and putting in a massive performance. On Friday we travelled to dingle in the first round of the county league coming away with a draw but very unlucky not to walk away with a win.

On Sunday morning we travelled to Abbeydorney for the North Kerry trophy final but Abbeydorney came out the winners on the day. It was nip and tuck right to the final whistle with every player giving it 100%.

It was a nail biting game and the game could have gone either way and the last 20 mins was very exciting for the big crowd in attendance .All from 1 to 15 played their hearts out and really did on second half performance and deserved something out of the game.

All credit to Abbeydorney who even when they went down rallied for the win. A mention for the Referee Del White who had a great game and explained to both sets of players where they went wrong. Looking forward to our next outing in round 2 of the county league at home to Castlegregory at 6.30.


Our Under 13’s were in action against Duagh in Duagh last Sunday evening. In almost ideal weather conditions both teams played the game at a good tempo’ playing good football.

The game was well marshalled by the referee not because of any rancour or ill-discipline rather that the referee was keen to explain to the players the reason for a free being awarded.

Again as is the pattern the first half was relatively well contested however as the second half progressed Duagh dominated the exchanges and the advantage of having older players showed. At the time of writing we are don’t have the timetable for the next phase of games, this will be circulated as soon as it’s available.


Congratulations and well done to our U 15 squad who defeated Castleisland Desmonds on Wednesday evening last in Ballymac. Desmonds started well and got 2 early scores before we settled and got some very well worked scores.

We proved too strong in the 2nd half with excellent teamwork and we turned over our opponents and created well worked scores.  Our work rate and skills ensured a comfortable victory for these stars.

This was our best display of the season and augurs well for the future.

Squad : Rodhan Culloo, Ben O’Leary, Roddy Clifford, Liam O’Connor, Enda Sheehan, Daniel Sheehy, Mark O’Brien, Aiden Hayes (capt), Michael Enright, Conor Sheehan, Jack Costello, Killian O’Mahony, Preston O’Keeffe, Darragh Murphy, Jamie Bowler , Garry Scollard.

U17 Central Region

The Central Region sponsored by Kellihers’ Toyota Tralee Round 3 takes place the 16thof May at 7pm. St Pats/Kerins O Rahillys play Skellig Rangers/Valentia Young Islanders in Kerins O Rahillys Field.


St Pats 0-13

Dr Crokes B 0-16

This game began quick and kept both teams on their toes, Dr Crokes opened the scoring with a point. Another two points for Dr. Crokes over the bar. David O Callaghan was awarded a free he scored the first point. Liam Poff added his own point to the tally soon after. Dr Crokes sailed two points over the bar one after another.

David O Callaghan was next to score a point. This was a very fast game with quick turns and even quicker kicks taken. Dr. Crokes added another three points to their scoring. David O Callaghan got another point to try to keep up with the scoring. Just before half time Dr. Crokes got another point to have the sides at half time read St Pats 0-04 to Dr Crokes 0-09.

As dark clouds appeared overhead the second half began much like the first with speed and accuracy, Dr. Crokes got his first point of this half, and shortly they added two more points. Fergal O Brien answered with two of his own points.

As the game went on St Pats were the ones who had the ball and scoring chances David O Callaghan converted the chances into three points and Luke Mulligan added his own point. As St Pats crept up to Dr. Crokes Score they added two points one after the other.

Adrian Greaney took his opportunity when he got to get his own point, Dr. Crokes got a point from play. David O Callaghan scored two points, it wasn’t enough as Dr. Crokes added the final point. The final whistle blew and the scoreboard stood at St Pats 0-13 Dr Crokes 0-16.

Our seniors play in their Round 7 the 22nd of May at 2pm against Currow in Currow.


To Liam O Connor St Pats U15 Player who won a silver medal in the 200m backstroke at the Munster Connacht Swimming Championship in UL.

To James Costello and the Kerry Minor Team on their win against Cork last Thursday Night in Austin Stacks Park.

To our U15’s who were winners of the U15 Lee Strand County League Shield Final on last Wednesday night.

To our own senior player and selector Liam Poff who lined out for the Kerry Football Masters Team last week against Clare.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Tony Foley Blennerville and Tommy Foley St Johns Park.

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