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Registration 2023

As the registration deadline has now passed it is vital that outstanding membership fees are paid this week for all players from Senior to U5 level.

Failure to have a valid membership for 2023 may preclude players of all ages from taking part in games and/or training sessions and/or use of club facilities.
Membership is also due for club officials and coaches of any age group.

In order to qualify for cover by the GAA or LGFA Injury Benefit Fund a player must have a fully paid playing membership on Foireann prior to the injury occurring. 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

Any player, parent or coach having difficulty completing the membership process is asked to contact the Club Registrar Fiacc Murphy on 087 6437848

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 6:15 to 7:00am

Early Bird option: €55 before the 1st of May; €60 from the 1st of 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 5:00am, 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 €6300 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 6,10,13,28.. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:

Dolores Ryle c/o Betty’s Bar
Helen Foran c/o Rock Inn
Junior Moriarty c/o Betty’s Bar
Antoinette Savage Derrymore West
Tom Landers Gortalea
Next week’s lotto will have a jackpot of €6400 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 30/04/2023 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.

Darkness into Light Walk

Darkness into Light walk will take place at Curraheen Lar at 5AM on Saturday morning 6th May in aid of Pieta House. T-Shirts supplied enquiries to 0863052710.

Cúl Camps

St Pats GAA Cúl Camp registration is now open. Please don’t delay in booking as places are filling up fast. You can register at the below link; this year’s camp is from Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July.


Very well done to all the under 5 boys & girls who enjoyed our first session back on the astroturf at St Pats. We were delighted to have so many children and parents joining our coaches & older mentor players. They enjoyed plenty of running, evasion games, catching coaches, ball skills and teamwork. Coaches noticed how much more engaged and confident our 2 players of the week were. Very well done to Liam and Keanna today for listening & joining in with the fun! Keep up the practice at home boys & girls & see you all back at St Pats at 10.30am next Sunday morning. New players are always welcome to watch & join in where they can. Go St Pats!


Great to have the U7’s back outdoors this week as training returned to St. Pats. Player of the week was Stevie Boyle, keep up the good work Boys.

U8 Girls

Well done to all our U8 girls on the upbeat transition back to grass despite a very fresh morning in Blennerville last Sunday. Congratulations to our Gaelic4girls ladies too who slotted straight in with their new teammates and looked right at home. Big smiles all round so I hope the girls had a fun session. Well done to Sadie our POTW for leading by example this week. Keep up the practice and see you all next week.


The under 9s enjoyed getting back on the pitch in Blennerville and put in a great effort on Sunday morning. The boys started off with a fun warm up and agility drills, then played possession games and finished with a match in which they displayed their skills. Well done to player of the week this week Dara O Regan for his great effort.

U10 Girls

We had a brilliant turnout on Sunday for our 1st session back in our beautiful home field in Blennerville. Special mention must go to our new recruits from the very successful Gaelic4Girls initiative, they were excellent and should be very proud of themselves as should Paul and their coaches.

We are delighted to welcome one of their brilliant coaches Niamh onto our U10 coaching ticket for 2023. Our session was excellent this week and our player of the week was well deserved as she showed great skill and tenacity. The U9’s mixed team are playing on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm in An Gaeltacht, Any girl who is turning nine this year is very welcome to take part.


We hosted Castleisland Desmonds on Thursday last, and they provided an excellent challenge with both games well contested. As always, the effort levels were high, and the games were played in a great sporting manner. Jack, AJ, James, Noah, and Cian were excellent along with all the other players.

Our training this Sunday was a combined effort with the U13s, and the younger boys really upped their work rate in the skills drills to try and match the bigger lads.

The training match focused on space, movement, and positional discipline. Playing on a larger pitch meant some serious running and kicking was needed and most of the boys rose to the task. Thanks to the U13 coaches for running the session.

Our next game is away to Ballyduff on Thursday evening, details will be sent out shortly.

We train back in Blennerville on Sunday at 12pm as usual.

U12 Girls

The U12 Girls played their 1st game at home Last Tuesday evening against Churchill B Team, they put in a great performance and came away with a well-deserved win. Well done to everyone who played outstanding but a special well done to Kasey and Julia for playing their first ever game with St. Pats and proved to be a huge asset to our team.

The girls went on to play a challenge match on a glorious Sunday evening last in Camp against Annascaul the girls played brilliantly and were delighted to come away with the win.  A great evening of football overall. See you all Tuesday evening at 6 o clock for training, next match Thursday away to Na Gaeil B.


There was no County League game for our U13’s this week but they did have a useful mixed training match with the U11’s last Sunday morning in glorious sunshine. Our u13’s will train again this Tuesday evening and will play the last game in the first phase of the County League at home to Moyvane Friday next at 6:30pm. They will have the bank holiday weekend off with the second phase of the County League due to start on May 7th.

U14 Girls

The U14 girls played at home against Laune Rangers B Team last Friday evening. Every player played their hearts out and never gave up. It was a very exciting game to watch and the girls very unlucky not to come away with a well-deserved win. We can only blame the crossbar on this occasion!  We will train on Tuesday evening at 6 o clock. See you all then.


Our 15s had their first loss away to Finuge last Wednesday night.

Next up is a home game in Blennerville on Wednesday vs Sneem/Derrynane/Templenoe/Tuosist. Training continues Monday 6-7pm in Ballyrickard.


Our U17’s St Pats/Kerins O Rahillys begin their U17 Central Region Campaign against Sneem/Derrynane/Templenoe/Tuosist/Castlegregory on Monday 24th of April at 7pm in Strand Road.


In Sunny Cromane last Sunday we played our Round 4 of the county league. The first half was low scoring for both sides. Our score was scored by Kieran Hurley, which was two points, Cromane scores were two points also.

The second half began with two points from Cromane with each a point in reply scored by Kieran Hurley and Fergal O Brien. With back-and-forth scores, the opposition added another two points which we answered with our own two points from Kieran Hurley and David O Callaghan. Cromane added a point quick after our scores with them scoring a quick goal also.

A point each from Gary Savage and Fergal O Brien which were well earned, Cromane added one last point before the whistle blew for full time. From the very beginning the weather was warm but there were many heated exchanges throughout the match, it was hard fought from beginning to end.

Our Seniors are scheduled to play in their Credit Union County Senior Football League Round 5 against Dr. Crokes B in Blennerville on Sunday 30th of April at 2pm. Please keep an eye for any changes in O Shea’s Gala, Byrnesworth and St Pats Old Clubhouse.


To Kerry who beat Tipperary in the Munster GAA Senior Semi-Final Championship at the weekend.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Frank King Fenit
and Noreen Cronin Caherslee & Ballyard.

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