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Dingle Way Challenge

Please note Early Bird registration is extended till after the Bank Holiday.

We are pleased to announce that our Dingle Way Challenge is back for another year. This event takes place on Sunday 2nd of June.

Please find details of the two routes below we have available this year for you to choose from.

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a first timer, looking for a challenge this year’s Dingle Way Challenge promises an unforgettable journey through the rugged beauty of the West Kerry peninsula.

The allure of the 2024 Dingle Way Challenge lies in the diverse landscapes of the routes. For the Ultra route (42Km) starting at Coumeenole, through the lovely town of Dingle, onto Lispole and finishing in Annascaul.

The Standard Route (30Km) will start at beautiful Ventry beach, through the lovely town of Dingle, onto Lispole and finishing in Annascaul.

Register on-line through eventbrite, registration closes on Tuesday 7th of May.
Early Bird option: €70 Finishes Tuesday 7th of April; €75 from after 7th of May.
(transaction charge will be added)

Check in on the morning of 2nd June will be in St Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville, Tralee and buses will be available to take you to the start points of the Routes. More detailed information on theeventbrite page  Dingle Way Challenge 2024 Tickets, Sun 2 Jun 2024 at 05:00 | Eventbrite.

Since our Eventbrite page went live, many have booked their place. There are limited numbers for this event so be quick you don’t want to miss this great day out!

Club Lotto

There was no winner of our club Lotto Jackpot of €2200 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 11, 18,22 & 27. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:

1.      Ella Fitzgerald c/o Poff Motors

2.      Julie & June c/o Betty’s Bar

3.      Michael Jordan Blennerville

4.      John O’Sullivan Caherslee

5.      Collette Savage Annagh

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2300 and the draw will take place on Sunday Night 05/05/2024 at 9pm in Keane’s of Curraheen club lotto can be played online through the club website online at 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 night.

Kerry Coiste na nÓg

On Friday Night last week there was an appreciation night held for former members to recognise their dedication and committee they showed to Coiste Na nÓg over the past number of years.

On the night seven former members were presented with awards among them was our very own Tadhg O’Halloran who was recognised for his work. Tadhg served for ten years, one year as Football Co-Ordinator, five as Board Secretary and four as Board Vice Chairman & CCC Chairman.

Congratulations to all who got awards on Friday night it is a great achievement and you all deserved to be recognised. Tadhg is valued member of St Pats club as County Board Delegate for us and as Hearing Committee Member for Kerry GAA.

Derrymore Beach Clean Up

A clean up of Derrymore Beach organised by Curraheen Community Council will take place this Friday evening May 3rd at 6.30pm, at the car park. Your help would be appreciated. Gloves litter pickers and bags would be provided.

Blennerville/Ballyard Community Games

Congratulations to our quiz team Sean Lynch, Conor Reidy, Roisín Sheehy, Thomas Colivet, Ben Walsh, and James Daly who came third on Friday night last.

Juvenile Academy

St Pats Football Academy had its last session in MTU, our academy will now take place every Sunday Morning in St Pats Blennerville V92 RH98 from 10.30am-11.30am. Open to all boys and girls from Under 5 to Under 13. Contact Michael for further information on 086-3855428. Come along any Sunday, All New Members welcome!


Well, done to all our Under 5s and parents for our early start in the MTU this week. We had another energetic session with practice of all our movement & ball skills. Very well done to Rian & Bria who tried very hard & showed the practice at home is paying off!

We’re looking forward to getting back to St Pats Astroturf next week for our Academy at 10.30am.


Great numbers today for an early morning start in MTU. The skills are really improving with all the lads where we focused on handpassing today. Well, done to Colin who was our player of the week.

U8 Girls

We had a great session we worked on our hook kicking and the girls have obviously been practicing very hard as we finished off with a very competitive game where some of the points and goals wouldn’t have been out of place in Croke park.

U9 Boys

Our U9’s had a great week this week with a trip back To Castlegregory for another round of Go Games on Tuesday evening. We had 3 teams playing and they all had 4 great games. Then on Sunday morning they were back to Academy training where they had another fun session. Their skills are improving every week, and we ask them to practice their skills at home every day during the week.

U10 Girls

Another great turnout for an early morning session this morning, great to see all the girls showing great enthusiasm, skill and having fun. Today we focused on a new skill, the hook shot/pass and the girls did very well for their first time trying and their shooting skills were off the charts.

This week’s player of the week was Cara, who showed great skill and enthusiasm as she does every week. Well, done Cara. Just a quick reminder that we will be back training on the pitch in Blennerville next week and I will forward on details during the week. See you all next week girls! Regards Coaches

U11 Boys

St Pats U-11’s had a match at home last Thursday evening against Kerins O’Rahillys in Round 3 of the Lee Strand Co League Go Games. We had a great turnout and were again able field two teams.

We had two very enjoyable games with some great skills on show especially our kick passing, tackling and goal scoring. Well, done to all our players involved on the night. Our next game is this Thursday 2/5 at home to Castlegregory we will be in contact with parents with details of same. It’s important ye all continue to attend our training sessions and keep practicing your skills at home during the week. Naomh Pádraig Abú!!

U12 Girls

Well, done to our U12 girls who played very well in an exciting game in Blennerville this evening against Churchill’s Black team. The girls showed further improvement from last week’s game and finished very strong in the final quarter for the second week in a row. Special mention to U10 player Emily who played her first game for the u12’s and was fantastic.

Thanks to Churchill GAA for a sporting game, to the parents for coming to cheer on the girls and to referee Dell White for officiating.

We play Austin Stacks in the final group game of the North Kerry U12 Go Games group stage in two weeks’ time. The girls also had a productive training session up at the MTU last Sunday. The theme of the session was kicking where we worked on the skill itself in small groups and then in a game setting which the girls really enjoyed. Keep up the practice at home girls!


We had our final game in phase one of the County league last Sunday evening in Blennerville. It was a late kick off on a cold evening and our boys got off to a slow start. We were up against a big, fast Scartaglin side.

Unfortunately, we were very subdued, and could not get up to the pace of the game, allowing Scartaglin to build a lot of scores in the first half. We regrouped at half time and challenged the boys to do better.

To their credit they responded well and competed much better in the second half, won a lot more contests and got some good scores. We won the second half, but it wasn’t enough to close the gap and Scartaglin had a well-deserved win. Thanks to Scartaglin for playing the game in a sporting manner. We are back training at 6pm Monday night.


Our U17 came away with a win against Ardfert last Monday night. Their next game takes place away on Monday Night at 5pm against An Gaeltacht in An Gaeltacht.


St Pats winning streak comes to an end. There was great teamwork coming from Gary Savage who plucked the ball from a strong Duagh defence to pass it to Conor Enright who with quick thinking hand passed over the Duagh opposition into the hands of Darragh Moriarty and finished the ball into the back of the goals.

Duagh added two quick points, St Pats never gave up despite strong opposition. Scores coming from Jack Moriarty and David Moriarty each getting into their rhythm to add to the scoring. Duagh put a goal and two more points on the board.

Brian Murphy had a clash with a Duagh player which caused him to come off injured within the last fifteen minutes of the game. There was a final goal and two points scored by Duagh, St Pats narrowed the gap down to two points between the teams. St Pats 1-04 Duagh 2-06

Duagh began the second half with determination that appeared too strong for St Pats, Scores from Eoin Greaney and Fergal O’Brien doing their best to keep the space small. There was support available from Gary Savage, Thomas O’Sullivan, and Thomas Nicholson.

Duagh proved too strong and took the lead in the final few minutes of the game. Full Time St Pats 1-08 Duagh 2-18

St Pats Team:  Paudi Bailey, Ben Sharp, Luke Mulligan, Dylan Griffin, Tommy Nicholson, Thomas O’Sullivan, Darragh Moriarty, Conor Moore ©, Eoin Greaney, Jack Moriarty, Brian Murphy, Tommy Lynch, Gary Savage, Fergal O’Brien, and David Moriarty.

Subs Used:  Conor Enright for Brian Murphy (Injured), Mikey Doody for Dylan Griffin, Adrian Greaney for Tommy Nicholson, Cillian O’Riordan for Gary Savage, and Niall McCarthy for Thomas O’Sullivan.

Our seniors Credit Union County League Round 6 game is against Asdee on Saturday 4th of May at 7pm in Asdee.


To Blennerville Girls Basketball team who won in their Girls Shield Final last week.

Speedy Recovery

To Brian Murphy who came off injured against our Duagh Match at the weekend.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of John (Josh) Cusack Oakpark & Blennerville, Moira Godley Racecourse Lawn & Ballyheigue, Marie Healy née Leahy Castle Demesne and Rose Switzer née Burkett Oakpark.


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