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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 or 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.

updates on: Facebook @stpatsgaaclub or and via email.



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 of 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,[0]=AT3d7R0_Usf311VsgvKhV4-GEGW0kVXwg4CmqfhqUnmUicVbKElBDGUKwiFH2d2Rp-5kY2yl55Hf9Tx1Kgyj1x6Oxra8IHZleLnSWH4x_Go1kT35mE3WrwO-dj4vsQ3wUDbCR6PVfhSmai1PMsyo9_Z2Sot56_xvfxGRjwwlsLZcoD-TQNbsbJCHFJIeZgQzPy4qccoZezdTfw

Club Lotto

There was no winner of our club Lotto jackpot of €5900 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 08,17,22 & 30. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:

John Williams Curragraigue
Kieran O Dwyer Lohercannon
Caroline Hutchinson Tralee
Imelda O Sullivan Curraheen
Beatrice O Sullivan Annagh
Next week’s lotto will have a jackpot of €6000 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 02/04/2023 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


Well done to all our girls on a very enjoyable 3rd week of Gaelic4Girls on a lovely Spring morning. The girl’s progress has been excellent and it’s wonderful to see their confidence grow and how well the group are binding and the camaraderie between them, their coaches are delighted. We are planning the girls merge with their club mates at their playing age once the G4G draws to a close. Thanks for your support and looking forward to seeing you all next week.

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


Another good turnout by our under 5s today who had lots of fun and never stop running around . They played lots of games including roller ball and sharks and fishes. They really enjoyed the obstacles course. Our players of the week were Rian and Aoife. Well done to everyone and see you back at the MTU for the next few weeks until the weather improves.


The U7’s had another energetic training session this week . Well done to our player of the week Tommy Watkinson , who impressed the coaches on Sunday. Keep up the practice at home Boys!

U8 Girls

Thanks everyone for a lively session at MTU on Sunday, lots of smiles and rosy cheeks.! The girls showed great interest and eagerness and their skills and confidence are improving each week, keep up the practice at home. No Player of the week, this week due to a trophy injury but looking forward to seeing you all again next week.

U9 Boys

Great work from our u9’s this week, everyone was full of running and all had great fun. After our warmup and agility course we worked on our hand passing and the “pick up” and finished with 2 great competitive games. Well done to all the lads and especially Tadgh our player of the week. Make sure to keep up the practice at home. Thanks also to our coaches Michéal, Paidi, Noel and James.

U10 Girls

All the girls were excellent at Sunday’s training session. A marked improvement on hand passing in the last few weeks the teamwork and communication was exemplary.

Our player of the week was well deserving.


A fabulous afternoon of sunshine meant this Sunday’s training session was extra enjoyable for all involved!  Skills continue to improve and in our training game Darragh Murphy ran riot, with great contributions from Jayden, Cillian, and Jake. We ask that all the players make an effort to practice at home, especially with our St Brendan’s board games due to start this week. Naomh Pádraig Abú!!


Due to the recent inclement weather, it has played havoc with our activities over the past week with our last game of the Tralee/St Brendan’s District League having to be postponed and we also missed out on two other training sessions.

However, we did manage to get a session on the Astro in horrendous conditions last Thursday in advance of the County League.

We had to concede home advantage in our opening game last Sunday against Dingle which ironically was played in lovely sunshine in Páirc an Ághasaigh. Missing a number of regulars through illness and injury, we were heavily defeated against our much stronger opponents.

Thanks to Dingle for hosting the fixture, to referee Johnny O’Shea from Annascaul for officiating and to Noah Flynn for making his competitive debut for the u13’s.

We will train again this week on Tuesday and Thursday, most likely on the Astro pitch. Our next game is a home game against Cordal next Sunday.

Exact training details to be circulated later this week. Panel who played against Dingle: Rylan Flynn, Rian Flynn, Paddy Flynn, James Daly, Jace Flynn, Luke O’Sullivan, Tommy Costello, Stephen Enright (C), Thomas Colivet, Aidan Berry, Callum Rice, Isaac Price, Charlie Sharp and Noah Flynn.

U14 Girls

The girls made the trip to Ballylongford on Sunday afternoon to play their 2nd game in the u14 NCP division 8 against Shannonside Tarbert. It was an exciting game with both sides level at half time.

The girls were playing in a huge pitch, with no subs but each and every one of them gave it their all, they  never gave up and covered every blade of grass on the field till the very end. Well done to each and every one of them for their efforts .We will train on Tuesday again at 5.30 and Thursday at 5 o clock in St. Pats Astro. Our next game is away to John Mitchels B. Date and time to be confirmed during the week.


Our Seniors are scheduled to play in their Credit Union County Senior Football League Division 4 Round 2 against Cordal in Cordal on Sunday the 2nd of April at 2pm.

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

Senior B’s

Our Senior B’s game against Waterville in their Development League Campaign Division 4 Round 1 which was scheduled for Sunday 26th of March did not take place.

Good Luck

To our U15 team who get their County League under way on Wednesday evening next away to Spa.


To Ryan Houlihan on making the 2023 Kerry Minor Hurling Panel.

To Kerry Ladies who won against Galway in their Lidl National Football League Division 1 Round 7 game last weekend.

To Tom Hill Lohercannon who celebrated his 60th Birthday this week.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Joe Corrigan O Rahillys Villas.


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