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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.


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.

Having enjoyed the refreshments provided in Castlegregory walkers can decide to either (i) continue walking and follow the route to Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp or (ii) finish in Castlegregory where transport will be available to return to Blennerville.

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.

Having enjoyed the refreshments provided in Castlegregory walkers can decide to (i) either continue walking and follow the route to Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp or (ii) finish in Castlegregory where transport will be available to return to Blennerville.

Walkers can also decide to join in the Challenge by starting in Castlegregory and following the route to Camp.

Transport will be available along the route to facilitate any walker(s) who may decide that they have enjoyed enough of the challenge.

updates on: facebook @stpatsgaaclub or and via email.

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 has now closed: €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.

Walkers can decide to (i) complete the 32Km route (ii) complete the route from Brandon Point and finish in Castlegregory or (iii) start in Castlegregory and finish at Fitzgerald’s Bar, Camp.

Transport will be available along the route to facilitate any walker(s) who may decide that they have enjoyed enough of the challenge.

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

Club Lotto

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €2000 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 03,16,20 & 23.

The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:

Sheila & Mike Greaney Annagh
Dan Kelliher Annagh
Sheanna Moriarty Curraheen
Denis O Sullivan Annagh
Bridget Keane Curraheen
Next week’s lotto will have a jackpot of €2100 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 21/05/2023 at 9:00 PM in Skelper Quanes Bar 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.


Another great turn out for our under 5 boys and girls today… not to mention the mums and dads!  We worked a lot on ball handling skills, particularly staying on feet when picking up the ball. Kicking is coming on and evasive skills are excellent! Keep up all the variety of movements at home to help develop good fundamental movements for life! Well done boys and girls. Very well done to our players of the week for a big increase in confidence & joining in with big smiles, well done Katie and Brandon.


A great session on Sunday for the U7’s in the lovely weather in Blennerville. We had great help from Mary and Philip. Oisin put in a massive effort to be awarded player of the week.

U8 Girls

Lots of fun and plenty healthy competition had at U8 training this morning with a great group.  The girls are applying their skills and understanding teamwork very well and seemed to really enjoy the 1-on-1 possession battles. Well done to our recent Gaelic4girls graduate Amy on putting in a huge effort and getting POTW. Keep encouraging them to practice during the week and see you all next Sunday.


A great week for our u9’s, they travelled to Annascaul last Tuesday evening and had 3 great games with our hosts. This team is improving every week which is great to see. We had a fun morning at training this morning and well done to Cian, this week’s player of the week.

U10 Girls

A great session on Sunday for the U10 Girls, Niamh did some great drills on tackling and the girls were very attentive and enthusiastic.  We had a very challenging obstacle course and a tug of war which the coaches found very arduous. We couldn’t pick out one individual player, so we awarded all the girl’s player of the week!!!! See ye all next week and remember wear your gumshields.


St. Pats under 11’s had no game this week so we trained last Thursday & Sunday. We had a great turnout for both sessions. The coaches were delighted with the brilliant effort given by all our players. It was great to see Jace back playing again after his recent injury.

Fionn, Noah, Thomas & newcomer Sean were really giving it their all. It’s important that all our players turn up to training and keep practicing their skills at home during the week. We’ll be in contact if there’s a game this Thursday the 18th if there isn’t we’ll train instead from 6pm to 7pm and again next Sunday 21st from 12pm- 1pm. Naomh Pádraig Abú!!

U12 Girls

Well done to our u12 girls who had another great win on Thursday evening against Abbeydorney. Every player put in a great effort, and it was great to see such an improvement with our new players. Training continues Monday evenings from 5.30 to 6.30 and Friday evenings from 5 to 6. Our next game is on Tuesday evening away to Listowel at 6.30pm.


After a few weekends off, phase two of the Lee Strand Sponsored U13 County Football League commenced last Sunday which involved a trip to Gneeveguilla for our lads.

After a dreadful start conceding a number of goals in as many minutes, the boys settled into the game and got some good scores; the highlight being a goal by Charlie Sharp with his “weaker” left foot.

The practice at home is paying off Charlie! We battled hard in the second half, but we turned over possession too easily on too many occasions resulting in Gneeveguilla picking off scores on the counterattack.

The hosts ran out comfortable winners in the end, but our lads kept battling to the final whistle. Well done to all 15 players who togged out.

Special mention to Thomas Colivet who played very well when he came on at half time after travelling down from Kildare especially for the game and to James Daly who never gave up the fight.

Team: Rylan Flynn, Paddy Flynn, Jake Kelly, Aidan Berry, James Daly, Jace Flynn, Hugh Costello, Tommy Costello (C), Callum Rice, Luke O’Sullivan, Eddie Hayes, Dee Hanly, Charlie Sharp, Isaac Price and Thomas Colivet.

Off the football pitch, we want to send a huge congrats to the Costello and Flynn twins who won medals at the Kerry County Athletics Championships which took place before the game on Sunday. A huge commitment by all four boys. Well done lads!

We will train this Tuesday and Thursday night at the pitch and on Sunday from 12-1:15pm. Our next game in the county league is at home to Kerins O’Rahillys on Sunday May 28th.

U14 Girls

Training continues Monday and Friday evenings.


Our U15s put in a great performance last Wednesday night but narrowly lost out after extra time to Tarbert. We wish Michael Enright a speedy recovery from injury. Training continues on Monday at 6pm.


Our U17’s St Pats/Kerins O Rahilly’s played away on Monday night, they had another great win. Well done to all involved.

Their next game is a bye so just training this week for them.

Acorn Life U21’s County Championship

St Brendan’s begin their campaign this year against Dr Crokes this match takes place on Wednesday 17th of May at 7pm in Blennerville.

You can purchase your tickets for this game on


In this Round 6 game we were first to score three points one each from David O Callaghan, Paudie Bailey and Eoin Greaney. Beale’s first point was followed by a point from Eoin Greaney.

A quick goal and a point from Beale brought the match to a draw. A point each from Gary Savage and David O Callaghan edged St Pats forward but not for long with three points coming from Beale. St Pats 0-06 Beale 2-05

Beale were first to score a point in the opening of the second half, Liam O Sullivan got a beautiful point over the bar. Beale were quick to respond with two points.

With a point each from Patrick Dowling and David O Callaghan, Beale got three points unanswered. St Pats did their best to close the gap with two points from David O Callaghan, a quick shot goal from Eoin Greaney and point from Gary Savage.

Beale put another point on the board to stay ahead. David O Callaghan got two points to bring the gap to a point unfortunately it was not enough to come away with a win. The final whistle blew St Pats 1-14 Beale 2-12

St Pats Team:  Paudie Bailey, Joe O Connor, Conor Enright, Conor Moore, Luke Mulligan, Cillian O Riordan, Brian Murphy, Liam Poff, Patrick Dowling, Brendan Poff, David O Callaghan, Breandan Savage, Eoin Greaney, Liam O Sullivan and Gary Savage.

Subs Used:  Conor Enright was replaced by Cormac Lynch, Patrick Dowling by James Dowling and Liam O Sullivan who came off injured by Adam Hegarty

Our seniors play their Round 7 game against Ballyduff on Sunday 21st of May at 2pm in Ballyduff.

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

Good Luck

To Kerry who play in the GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 1 against Mayo at 3pm in Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday 20th of May.

Speedy Recovery

To Liam O Sullivan who came off injured at our senior game at the weekend.


To Justin O Halloran Blennerville/Ballyard who won a Pewter Medal on Saturday 13th as part of the Kerry Community Games in Castlebar.

To CBS The Green who won the Kerry Post-Primary Schools U15 Final Russell Cup on Monday 8thof May against Intermediate School Killorglin, Michael Enright, Darragh Murphy and Jack Costello were all part of the panel that day.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Helen Foley Blennerville, Werner Heinrich Connolly Park, Maurice Galvin Ardfert and Margaret Goggin Kelly’s Height.

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