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Members of St Pats GAA joined by former Kerry player and manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice for the launch of the Dingle Way Challenge at Camp beach.

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 €2200 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 08,09,15 & 26.

The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:

1.     Siobhan Burke c/o Betty’s Bar

2.      John Kelliher Lohercannon

3.      Christy Hallinan Rock Street

4.      Jimmy O Shea Texaco

5.      Caroline Poff Lohercannon

Next week’s lotto will have a jackpot of €2300 and the draw will take place on Monday night 05/06/2023 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.

Thank You

St Pats would like to express their gratitude to all our Dingle Way Challenge sponsors who gave generously to support this community event especially our two main sponsors 3D Personnel and Poff Motors. Without your support the Dingle Way Challenge would not be as successful as it is. We would also like to thank medical personnel, lead walkers, the organising committee, members of the community who help to keep everyone safe throughout the day and support each year to organise this event. Thank you to all of you who help in any small way.

Derryquay Fundraiser

Thank you to the community for supporting our summer bake sale, it was a huge success and as always, we appreciate your continued support for Derryquay NS.

Community Games

On last Saturday the National Community Games Cross Country event was held in Gormanstown, we had two athletes Erin o Shea and Steven Enright taking part. Erin ran a great race and well done in making Nationals but unfortunately her team did not place. Congratulations to Steven and his team who placed third in u14 mixed relay distance. Well done to you


Well done to all the boys and girls who enjoyed under 5 training at St Pats this week. We were delighted to welcome Kya for her first time & welcome back to Jack R. We practiced lots of skills & fun games before a small match for the older children & obstacles for the younger ones. Well done to Oisín and Dylan who were the players of the week. Keep up the practice at home. No training next Sunday, please support the Dingle Way Challenge where you can.

U8 Girls

Well done to all our girls for putting in a huge effort and making it such an enjoyable morning in St Pats. and especially Isla our POTW.

Their coaches are delighted how their confidence and skills are developing week on week.!!

keep encouraging them to practice.

We have been in touch with other clubs so should nail down some Go Games dates this week for after the bank holiday!


The U9 mixed team hosted Dingle last Tuesday evening where some great football was on display from both sides on a glorious evening. Thank you to the coaches and under 9 boys for a very enjoyable training session Sunday morning. They worked on hand passing and shooting skills and enjoyed a very competitive game at the end. Well done to Ensar on receiving player of the week. Keep up the practice at home. Next game at home to Castlegregory on Monday 6:30pm.

U10 Girls

The Under 10 girls had another great training session this week! We worked on our tackling and scoring and were delighted with the great turnout. Keep up the practice at home Girls.


St Pats U-11’s were in Co League action last Thursday away to Ballydonoghue/ Clounmacon. Every one of our St Pats future stars AJ, Bruce, Thomas, Noah, Jace, Darragh Fla, Rylan, Cillian, Darragh S, Lukie, James, Cian, Jack, Paddy, Ben, Fionn, Dylan M and Jake all put in a great effort for the game. The coaches were delighted to see all the players display their skills on the night also.

Our next game is this Thursday 1st of June at home to Dingle at 6.30pm. It’s important ye all continue to attend our training sessions and also keep practicing your skills at home during the week. The training schedule for the week will be circulated to ye shortly. Naomh Pádraig Abú!!

U12 Girls

It was a busy week for the U12 Girls, On Tuesday evening last they played their 1st match of the week against Finuge /St. Senan’s. It was great to have the extra Girls from the Gaelic4girls initiative and some of the older U10’s playing up for the first time to make this already strong team even stronger, All Girls did fantastic and came away with a comfortable win.

The girls were away to Annascaul in Camp on Sunday evening last, for a friendly challenge match with our neighbours. Some great football was on display by both sides, and it was nip and tuck until the final whistle.

The Girls are delighted to be in the North Kerry final at home this week against Listowel B on Thursday evening at 8pm. All support for these talented girls would be welcome.


Our U13’s continued their training this week on the freshly sanded pitch on Tuesday and Thursday with good numbers attending both sessions.

We were due to play Kerins O’Rahillys in our last group game of the County League, but it has been postponed by 24 hours to Monday May 29th at 8pm in Blennerville. Match report to follow in next week’s notes.

On a side note, we want to congratulate U13 player Stephen Enright who was part of the U14 Kerry Community Games Cross Country mixed relay team that came third in the national championships last Saturday in Meath. Well done, Stephen.

U14 Girls

The U-14 Girls played at home on Thursday evening in a friendly challenge against Ballyduff, St Pats were the stronger side, with a comfortable win.

There was a lovely surprise after the final whistle with a visit from ‘Sam’ for both teams. Thanks to Joe Costello for organising this exciting finale to the match with both teams having plenty of photo opportunities with the cup! Both sides went home in high spirits.

On a separate note, Congratulations to Niamh Murphy and Eve O Sullivan who were part of the U13 Camp Juniors soccer team that won the Joe Naughton shield final on Tuesday night last. Training continues this week.


Our B Team suffered a defeat to Fossa last Wednesday night, however we had strong performances from Jamie Bowler and Conor Sheehan but special mention to Rodhan Culloo who played an outstanding game.

We take a week off training this week for exams.


Our U17’s St Pats/Kerins O Rahilly’s were to play Ballymac B last Monday this did not go ahead. Our U17’s now play in the final on Monday night at 7pm in Dr. Crokes v Sneem/Derrynane/Templenoe/Tuosist. Good Luck to everyone.

Also, Tómas Kennedy part of our U17’s St Pats/ Kerins O Rahillys team is part of the Kerry Minors who will play Cork in the Electric Ireland Minor Football Championship Final on Friday 2nd of June at 7:30pm in Austin Stack Park Tralee. Tickets can be purchased on or in participating Centra and Supervalu outlets. If you can’t make it to the match, it will be shown live on TG4.


Our seniors play in their Round 8 of the County League against Tarbert, due to our Dingle Way Challenge taking place on Sunday this match will now go ahead on Friday 2nd of June at 7.30pm in Blennerville.

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

Senior B’s

We travelled the short distance to Annascaul last Sunday to play our Round 4 game, Annascaul opened the scoring within two minutes with a goal. On the 6th minute of time Adam Hegarty rattled the back of the net to begin our scoring. Two quick points from the opposition and we were a draw, Tommy Lynch took his shot and over the bar it sailed to add another point.

With point for point scoring Annascaul got a point with which Martin Lurcher got his first point to bring us within a point. St Pats took their opportunity to pull ahead with four scores unanswered, With a point each from Adam Hegarty and Conor Enright.

With the clock showing the 26th minute, Brian Murphy heading towards the opposition’s goals he kicked the ball hoping for a point which landed in the top right-hand corner of the net.

Joe O’Connor added one more point till Annascaul decided it was their turn to score with three points came quickly before the whistle blew to signal half time. St Pats B 2-05 Annascaul B 1-06

In the second half Annascaul opened with four scores three points and a goal, Brian Murphy put the ball over the bar to add another point for us. Again, the opposition added a point with Brian Murphy putting another point on the board.

With Annascaul getting another point, Paudi Bailey kicked the ball over the bar, this was our last score of the game. With two quick goals and two more points scored by Annascaul, it seemed this match wasn’t going to end in our favour. The final whistle blew St Pat’s B 2-08 Annascaul B 5-13

St Pats Team:  Trevor Farmer, James Dowling, Joe O Connor, Dylan Griffin, Conor Enright, Tommy Lynch, Martin Savage, Cillian O Riordan, Brian Murphy, Matin Lurcher, Cormac Lynch, Jack Lynch, Adam Hegarty, Ian McCarthy and Paudi Bailey.

Subs Used:  Mike Doody for Cillian O Riordan, Nathan Moriarty for Jack Lynch, Danny Greaney for Ian McCarthy, Cillian O Riordan for Tommy Lynch, Jack Lynch for Adam Hegarty, Liam O Sullivan for Danny Greaney (Injured) and Ian McCarthy for Paudi Bailey.


To Damien Counihan and Catríona Knightly who got married last Saturday.

To Niamh Murphy and Eve O Sullivan who were part of the U13 Camp Juniors soccer team that won the Joe Naughton shield final on Tuesday night last.

Good Luck

To Tómas Kennedy who is part of the Kerry Minors to take on Cork in the Electric Ireland Minor Football Championship Final on Friday 2nd of June in Austin Stacks Park at 7.30pm.

Speedy Recovery

To Danny Greaney who came off injured at our Senior B’s match at the weekend.


Birthday Wishes to Margaret Spillane who celebrated a significant birthday recently.

Birthday Wishes to Paddy Sullivan who celebrated a significant birthday recently.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Annette Egan Fenit, Dora Smith Castlegregory and Neasa Ní Mhorain Camp.

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