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Taking part in the parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

Registration 2023

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 & 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

Club Lotto

There was no winner of our club Lotto jackpot of €5800 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 04, 06,07,30. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:

Cathy O Grady online
Sarah Walsh

E Conway c/o gala
Kieran O Dwyer Lohercannon
Patrick Dillane clahane
Next week’s lotto will have a jackpot of €5900 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 26/03/2023 at 9:00 PM in Skelper Quanes 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.

Taking part in the parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

Juvenile Academy

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

Taking part in the parade. Photo by Dermot Crean


We had a great turnout again for our St Pats Under 5 academy in the MTU. The boys and girls are joining in with enthusiasm and getting plenty of movement with fundamental skills.

Our running , jumping and changing direction is excellent, we used these skills for great participation in roller ball. Keep practicing those rolling pick ups while staying on the feet, lots of throwing, catching and kicking balloons or balls at home.

Very well done to our player of the week duo Jack and Carlie-Ann for their smiles, enthusiasm and listening throughout the session. See you all back in the MTU next week. Registration is now due via foireann.

Taking part in the parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

We had an excellent session in MTU on Sunday . The kids were full of energy . We drafted in a few helpers for some of our games along with coach Oliver, we got great help from Tom Burke and Jack Watkinson not to mention Orla, Michelle and Stephanie who all took part.Looking forward to seeing everyone next Sunday again.

U8 Girls

Great turnout on Sunday Morning and everyone came with loads of energy. You can really tell everyone is practicing at home. Keep it up.No one player of the week as everyone was brilliant. See ye all next week.

Taking part in the parade. Photo by Dermot Crean


Well done to our u9 boys for our best session so far on Sunday Last .The weather played its part and the rain stayed away. Big improvements clearly visible with this group over the last 4 weeks and the practice at home every week is key.

After working on our agility and skill drills we finished up with 2 small sided games. A special mention to our player of the week Kyle who impressed throughout the session.

U10 Girls


A fine turn out of U11 boys trained at the MTU Sunday. Great effort was made in the skill drills while Thomas, Dylan Murphy and Jace stood out during the training match. It was also great to see Ben back at training.

Keep up the skill practice at home especially kicking and hand passing.
We train again on the astro in Blennerville at 6pm Thursday 23rd and on Sunday 26th on the MTU astro at 12pm.

Our U13’s had no fixture this week but we had a well attended training session on Thursday evening.

This week, we will train on Tuesday from 6-7pm. Weather permitting, we will host Ballymac in our last game of the Tralee/St Brendans League on Thursday at 5:30pm. Then on Sunday, we are due to host Dingle in the first round of the county league in Blennerville.

Throw in time to be confirmed later in the week. On a side note, the coaches would like to congratulate our players that made their Confirmation last week.

U12/14 Girls

The U12/ U14 Girls are continuing their training sessions indoors every Wednesday evenings in Blennerville School Hall from 5.30 to 6.30. All new members, always welcome to join.

Our U14 team started the1st round of the NCP Division 8 on a high as they defeated Inbhear Sceine Gaels C Team in Blennerville on Sunday Evening. Well done to everyone for putting on a great display of football and coming away with a well deserved win.

Every player gave 100% and you should all be so proud of yourselves. Great start to another season. We will train Tuesday and Thursday at 6 o clock this week.

Hope to see you all there. We will inform you during the week about our next game when we have a definite time. Congratulations again to the girls on the team who celebrated their confirmation on Thursday Last .

Minors Seniors

St Pats Blennerville 0-8
St Michaels/Foilmore 0-13

This game was played in Blennerville on Friday [St Patricks] afternoon.
Conditions underground were tough, with the slight breeze favouring St Michaels/Foilmore in the first half.

Ronan Clifford [the game’s top scorer] got the first of his six points for the winners, 30 seconds after the throw in.

The same player doubled his tally in the 3rd minute, while Ian O’Sullivan punched another point to extend the lead to 3 points.

Eoin Greaney got St Pats opening point in the 5th minute, after receiving a pass from Fergal O’Brien.

St Michaels/Foilmore extended their lead to 7 points, when they scored as many points in succession from Ciaran Clifford [2], along with Ronan Clifford, Aidan Goggin & Ian O’Sullivan [1 each].
Three minutes from the interval, Luke Mulligan scored Blennerville’s 2nd point.

Half Time Score..St Pats 0-2 St Michaels/Foilmore 0-8

Facing into the final quarter, the away side’s lead extended to 10 points [0-13 to 0-3], thanks to points from Ronan Clifford [3], Brian Smith, Aidan Goggin & Ian O’Sullivan [1 each].

The home side’s solitary reply was a point from Fergal O’Brien who scored on the rebound, as his initial goalbound shot was brilliantly saved by Luke Harty.

To their credit, St Pats put up a strong rally for the final 12 minutes, starting with a fine long range point by Patrick Dowling from 60 metres.

Their other points scorers in that period were Fergal O’Brien [2], Luke Mulligan & Kieran Hurley [1 each].

they also managed to keep the South Kerry side, scoreless in that time, but unfortunately for the home side, time ran out for them.

St Pats::
P Bailey, J O’Connor, C O’Riordan, D Griffin, A Gardezi, C Moore, N McCarthy, P Dowling, L O’Sullivan, B Poff, F O’Brien, L Mulligan, B Savage, E Greaney & C Lynch.
Subs:: L Poff, D O’Callaghan, T Lynch, K Hurley & A Mulvihill
Blennerville Ballyard community games

ART and Handwriting competition for children U8 to u16 will take place in Blennerville school on 29th March at 6.15pm. Check Blennerville Ballyard Facebook page for details of competition.


Congratulations to all the Boys and Girls from Blennerville and Derryquay NS who received the sacrament of Confirmation last Thursday in St John’s Church from Fr. Vitalis . We hope ye had a lovely day

To Kerry who defeated Roscommon in Austin Stacks Park at the weekend.



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