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Dingle Way Challenge 2022 

Last Sunday saw St. Pats GAA host their Dingle Way Challenge with the aim to raise funds for the development projects the club is undertaking to enhance our facilities for our players, members and the greater community in general, and it was a resounding success!

The weather on the morning was rain as participants for the Ultra route gathered at the clubhouse as early as 4.30am for registration and briefing on safety from the organising committee.

The walk itself was 46km long for the very fit ultra-participants, which was broken down into 4 stages as walkers got to experience the Dingle Peninsula such as Macha Na Bó, Annascaul Lake and Camp to name but a few.

Participants were treated to breakfast in Annascaul and lunch at Camp Schoolhouse. This year’s walk was the most challenging especially travelling over Macha Na Bó, but guts and perseverance prevailed as participants were greeted at the finishing line by members of the organising committee with a DWC medal, water and lots of refreshments.

The first Ultra Man to arrive at the finishing line was Gary Scollard and First Woman in the Ultra was Loretto O Sullivan.

After all the walking was done, all were invited to sit down under our marquee for a BBQ, Beer or wine for the ladies or men and a chance to interact with other walkers and members of the community.

Overall, the event was the most successful to date with nearly 300 participants ensuring that all the hard work put by the committee and club in general paid off. The club would like to use this opportunity to thank our main sponsors, Poff Motors and 3D Personnel and all the other businesses who contributed to this event by providing services, food, drinks and donating generously.

We encourage all our club members to support these businesses in any way they can. Many thanks to Derryquay ICA for helping with the catering, our club members and members of the general public who supported the event by participating and contributing in some small ways to the smooth running of this event.

Thank you to the Red Cross and First Responders who helped on the day of the walk. Well done to the organising committee for the meticulous planning in ensuring everything ran like clockwork and to anyone who gave their time in the led up to the event.

Thank You to James Dowling for MC for the day announcing our participants in. Finally, a huge thanks goes to all the walkers who participated and ensured that it was a success. It wouldn’t have happened without your participation, and we appreciate it.

Club Lotto   

Club Lotto Results will appear in next week’s notes due to the Dingle Way Challenge and the Bank Holiday.


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 

Don’t forget to have your say in what you would like the club to offer. Find our club mapping survey on previous posts and WhatsApp groups.

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.

Juvenile Academy 

There was no Juvenile Academy this week due to the Dingle Way Challenge.


St Pats 0-14

Firies 0-15

In this hard fought game from the very start Firies were first to score a point, Fergal O Brien put the first of his points over the bar. It was point for point with each side scoring soon after each other, six points for Firies. St Pats Point scorers were Brendan Poff, Brian Murphy, Three from Kieran Hurley and one from Fergal O Brien. The half time score read St Pats 0-07 to Firies 0-07.

The second half started with two points from Firies players. The next three scores came from St Pat’s players Liam O Sullivan and two points from Fergal O Brien. Firies were the next to score points in succession five in total. Two points from Kieran Hurley. Firies scored a point to keep Firies leading. St Pats Scored the next two points from Adrian Greaney and Brendan Savage. All St Pat’s players played very well despite the rain pouring down on them, well done. The Full time score was St Pats 0-14 to Firies 0-15.

Our seniors are out on the 11th of June against Ballydonoghue in Ballydonoghue in their Round 9 of Credit Union County League at 7pm. For any changes to matches please see O Shea’s Gala, The Clubhouse and Byrnesworth.

Best of Luck

To all Students sitting their Junior and Leaving Cert this week.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Angela McGrath (O Grady) of Beaufort and Killarney.

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