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Registration 2023

Now that some of our teams have resumed training and others will be resuming shortly players and coaches, please register your membership of the Club for 2023.

One of the benefits of registering as a playing member of the GAA or LGFA via the Club is that in the event of an injury sustained playing or training resulting in medical expenses it may be possible to claim a level of refund from the GAA or LGFA Injury Benefit Fund.

However, any player seeking to benefit from the Injury Benefit Fund must be a registered member of the GAA or LGFA on Foireann at the time of injury.

The respective Injury Benefit Funds are self-funded entirely from the GAA and LGFA funds with no outside involvement. The Injury Funds are not an insurance scheme. The Injury Funds are set up to assist members with some reimbursement for medical expenses incurred due to an injury sustained playing Gaelic football.

The respective Injury Benefit Funds do not seek to compensate fully for injuries sustained but to supplement other Schemes such as Personal Accident or Health Insurance. The GAA and LGFA Schemes only provide cover for unrecoverable losses up to the limits specified under the respective Schemes. More details can be viewed on or

Foireann Mobile App

A Foireann mobile app is now available, and this is the only official membership and communications app for GAA, LGFA and Camogie clubs. The app is available for both iOS (via the Apple Store) and Android devices (via Google Play).

The Foireann Mobile app makes it even easier to manage your Foireann profile and all the ways you interact with the Club. We ask all members to download the app as it will make it easier to manage membership, update contact details and keep up to date with team activities.

The Foireann membership and communications app is fully integrated with the Foireann membership system – members can log in on the app with their existing Foireann account to see upcoming events which includes event details for anyone in your Family. The app also puts news, fixtures, and results in your pocket so you can stay up to date with the most important and relevant information.

Foireann is the GAA system used by clubs to manage membership and it allows members to register for membership and pay online using the Mobile app or the Foireann system at

Dingle Way Challenge 2023

It is back this year for another great day out it begins on Sunday 4th of June, please find details of the event and route details below.  There are options to choose from for the experienced walker to those who want to enjoy a great day out and see the beautiful scenery which is part of this great event.

Ultra Route

Starting at Brandon Creek on the West side of Cnoc Bhréanainn and walking over the shoulder of Mt Brandon, via Fothair na Manach and descending into Arraglen towards Teer Cross on the Eastern side of our 2nd highest peak trekkers will take a left turn and encompass the magnificent and spectacular scenery of Sauce Creak and follow the route to Brandon Point, enjoying the incredible views of Tralee Bay, Loop Head, The Seven Hogs and the Maharees Islands and the sandy beaches of Lower West Kerry. Ultra walkers will then join the regular route and continue to Camp.

Regular Route

From Brandon point, walkers will join the main road, passing the nostalgic fishing village of Brandon Quay and enjoy a well-earned hot breakfast at Halla le Chéile.

From here, walkers will follow the main road, through Cloghane Village to Fermoyle Beach and exit at the nearby Castlegregory Golf Club and continue on route to Castlegregory Village for further refreshments.

The final trek is a mix of back roads and beaches with Gleanteenassing Forest, Sliabh Mish Mountains on the right-hand side and Tralee Bay to the left as walkers approach the final stop at Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp.

Buses to Blennerville will be provided from Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp to St Pat’s Club in Blennerville.

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Discover the spectacular landscapes and seascapes of the Dingle Peninsula and enjoy a great day of walking and talking with friends, old and new, with options for all, from the casual walker to the Ultra enthusiast.


Note: On-line ticket sales will close at 17:00 on Friday 2nd June. You can register at St Pats Blennerville (V92 RH98) on Sunday 4th June for Ultra route from 4:15 to 5 am, for Standard Route from 7 to 7:45am

Early Bird option: €55 before the 1st May; €60 from the 1st May.

(Transaction charge will be added)

When Registering please indicate which option you are most likely to undertake as this will help in the planning of transport and food requirements.

Option 1 (Ultra Route – Brandon Creek to Fitzgerald’s Bar, Camp 48Km ):

Starting at Brandon Creek on the West side of Cnoc Bhréanainn to Halla le Chéile via Brandon Point (12Km). Hot breakfast will be available in Halla le Chéile to fortify you for the rest of the trek to Blennerville.

The bus from St. Pats Club to Brandon Creek will leave at 5:30am, pick-up at the Junction Bar at 5:45am. Walking to commence at 6:30 am approx. (These are indicative times actual times will be emailed to you well in advance of the DWC)

Option 2 (Standard Route – Brandon Point to Fitzgerald’s Bar, Camp 32Km):

The standard route will start at Brandon Point and finish at Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp. Buses to Blennerville will be available here to transport you back to Blennerville.

Plan your start time to finish within time.

All participants are required to complete whatever section of the DWC they undertake by 17:30 i.e. will have signed off as completed along the route or in St. Pats Club grounds by 17:30.

At the end of the day’s walking all walkers are invited to relax in the grounds of St. Pat’s GAA Club where a barbeque and music will be provided by the Club.

You can register for this great event at the following link, Dingle Way Challenge 2023 Tickets, Sun 4 Jun 2023 at 05:00 | Eventbrite

Club Lotto

There was no winner of our club Lotto jackpot of €5700 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 03,15, 26 & 28. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:

Pat McMahon c/o  O Shea’s Gala
Marian Griffin Curragraigue
Fiacc Murphy c/o St Pats
Marie Fitzgibbon Derrymore
Aoife Healy Online
Next week’s lotto will have a jackpot of €5800 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 19/03/2023 at 9:00 PM in Keane’s of Curraheen 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’Shea Shop and Service Station Blennerville

Poff Motors Dingle Road

Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers Manor

Noyeks Mile Height


Skelper Quanes

Keane’s Of Curraheen

Betty’s Bar

The Rock Inn

Many Thanks to All who contribute to our weekly club Lotto. The club cannot emphasize 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 club’s future viability. Please have your Lotto entries in by 7pm, every Sunday evening.

Juvenile Academy

Our Juvenile Academy is back at MTU North Campus (Eircode V92HDV4) from 12pm-1pm. Open to all boys and girls from under 5 up to Under 13. We look forward to seeing all our boys and girls back with us for 2023 and welcome all new members living in the Tralee area. Great value €2 per child, for more Information contact Michael 0863855428


We were delighted to welcome a healthy number of new players to our club on last Sunday morning for the inauguration of our Gaelic4Girls initiative.

A very positive Morning for all involved with plenty smiles and fun, we look forward to working with the girls over the coming weeks to grow their confidence and football skills.

It’s not too late to join in, so spread the word.

This is an 8-week programme for 6-12 Year old Girls to who might be interested in sport 10am to 11am at St Pat Blennerville V92RH98 and it is €12 per girl (Total) We’re nearby at 2Km from the Aqua Dome, so why not give it a try? Spread the word!! Contact Paul 0873724087


Very well done to all the boys and girls who joined us for our 3rd energetic football session in the MTU. The kids are getting to know each other and the fun games and participation is excellent.

The focus on these sessions will always aim for fun development of movement patterns such as running, direction change, hopping, jumping, crawling, rolling etc. These skills are the foundation of any sport and healthy lifestyle growing up.

Encourage your children to also throw catch, bounce and kick at home so they increase in confidence and skill. Balloons are slower than balls if they find it difficult. Our Players of the week showed great enthusiasm and concentration throughout the session.. excellent work by Tyler and Brogan this week!

Thanks to all the coaches and our senior players Ailbhe and Grace again week. Looking forward to seeing you all wearing red for the St Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday. Parents and guardians included!!


Another energetic morning at Sundays Academy for our U7 players and coaches. Well done to our player of the week Sean Leahy, keep up the practice boys and hopefully you will all take part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday with your St. Pats teammates!

U8 Girls

Delighted to welcome back our U8 girls to the MTU on Sunday morning for a fast, fun session. Fantastic skills and enthusiasm all round with lots of smiles and rosy cheeks.!!! Keep up the practice at home girls and we look forward to seeing you all again next week. Well done to Elsie our Player Of the Week, who really lead by example at the training session.


Well done to our u9 boys on another great session on Sunday at the MTU. The boys warmed up with a fun game of Sharks and Fishes. They then had good fun going through agility courses using hurdles, hoops, ladders, and cones, testing their reaction skills and practicing hopping, soloing and catching.

They then practiced the chest catch, hand passing and punt kick pass. They also practiced shooting for points and goals. The boys put their skills on display with two small, sided games to finish the session. Well done to all boys on a great effort and particularly to player of the week Shane Murphy. We encourage all boys to have a football at home and practice the skills during the week.

U10 Girls

A very enjoyable session all the girls worked very hard especially the player of the week Mary Kate O’ Shea. Keep up the good work girls and the practice. Hope to see ye all in the St Patrick’s Day Parade .


St. Pats under 11’s were training with the Academy on Sunday last in preparation for our first county Football Go Games starting on the 6th of April. Everyone put in a great effort especially Darragh Flahive, Cian, AJ, James, Jarden, Noah and Jake. It is important that all our players keep practicing their skills at home during the week. Next session is this Thursday 16th 6pm -7pm on our Astro and then next Sunday 19th 12pm- 1pm in the MTU. Naomh Pádraig Abú!!

U12/U14 Girls

We would like to wish the girls from the team who are making their confirmation next Thursday the very best, we hope ye have a great day.

Training continues this Wednesday at 5.30 in Blennerville school hall and next Sunday the 19th we will commence outdoor training at St Pats GAA grounds at midday ! Hope to see all our girls on Friday , marching with St. Pats at the annual St Patricks day parade ! A busy week ahead!


Last Sunday, our u13’s made the short trip to Ballyrickard to take on Kerins O’Rahilly’s “A” in the Tralee/St Brendan’s Board league. The first half was evenly contested with only four points between the teams at half time.

We scored two goals in this half: the first a lovely palmed effort from Aidan Berry after a good ball in from Callum Rice. The second was a cracker from goalkeeper Rylan Flynn from a ‘45.

The second half was a different affair with the hosts dominating the exchanges from start to finish, running out comfortable winners in the end. It is a steep learning curve for a lot of the lads but there was an improvement from the game the previous week against Churchill.

Our best performers on the day were the Costello and Flynn twins, Jake Kelly and Darragh Flahive who came on after training with the u11’s earlier in the morning. Thanks to Kerins O’Rahilly’s for facilitating our request to bring the game forward.

We are also grateful to ref Maurice O’Sullivan from Ballyheigue who spoke very well to our team after the game. Our last game in this competition is against Ballymac which is scheduled for Thursday March 23rd at home to Ballymac at 5:30pm.

In the meantime, we will train on Tuesday night from 6-7pm on the pitch and on Sunday from 12-1pm at the MTU Astro.

There will be no training this Thursday due to confirmations taking place. The coaches send their best regards to all our players making their confirmation this year.

The squad that played on Sunday against Kerins O’Rahilly’s was as follows: Rylan Flynn, Jake Kelly, Rían Flynn, Paddy Flynn, Luke O’Sullivan, Jace Flynn, James Dály, Hugh and Tommy Costello, Aidan Berry, Eddie Hayes, Stephen Enright, Thomas Colivet, Callum Price, Gearóid Hingston, Dee Hanly and Darragh Flahive.


Their Round 4 game is rescheduled to be played on Thursday 16th of March against Listowel Emmets in Blennerville at 5pm.

Their Round 5 game is to be played on Saturday 18th of March against Miltown/Castlemaine in Miltown at 3pm.


Our Seniors begin their Credit Union County League Campaign Division 4 on Friday 17th of March against St Michael’s Foilmore at 4pm in Blennerville.

Please keep an eye out for changes to fixtures in O Shea’s Gala, Byrnesworth and St Pats Old Clubhouse.

Good Luck

To Kerry Ladies who play in their Division 1 Round 6 game against Cork in Páirc Ui Rinn at 4pm on Friday 17th of March.

To Kerry who play in their Division 1 Round 6 game against Roscommon in Austin Stacks Park at 7.30pm on Saturday 18th of March.

To Kerry Hurlers who play in their Round 5 game against Down in Austin Stacks Park at 1pm on Sunday 19th of March.

Birthday Wishes

To Annette Boyle who celebrated a significant birthday recently.


To Keelin Enright and all the Kerry Minor Team who won against Tipperary last Saturday.

To Blennerville and Derryquay Students who are making their Confirmation on Thursday 16th of March at 2.30pm in St John’s Church.

To Claire Laide and Gavin Fitzgerald who got married recently.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Billy Kerins Tralee, Sally Smith Carrigdav, Castlegregory and John Nolan The Spa.



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