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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’sDingle 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  for early bird on Tuesday 8th of May.
Early Bird option: €75 after 8th 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 the eventbrite 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 €2300 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 02,06,08 & 14. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:

1.      Mary O’Shea Daly Ballyard

2.      Deirdre Poff Lohercannon

3.      Collette O’Connor Clash East

4.      Mary Dineen c/o The Rock Inn

5.      Brian O’Regan Curragraigue

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2400 and the draw will take place on Sunday Night 12/05/2024 at 9pm in Skelper Quanes Bar club lotto can be played online through the club website online at 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 night.

Darkness Into Light

Darkness Into Light on Saturday morning 11th May at 5AM at Curraheen Lár Everyone Welcome Enquiries 0863052710.

Healthy Club

St Pats are delighted to have achieved our healthy club foundation award!

It’s on display at the clubhouse alongside the HSE sunscreen initiative. Many thanks to our healthy clubs officer Norma Scanlon for coordinating these, keeping us all sun safe with convenient factor 50 dispensing pumps by the clubhouse and the astroturf.

Thank you to Jenny, Kathleen & Grace for providing fruit, crackers & juice refreshments after the academy. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE to keep this going on a regular basis rota for dry mornings. It’s a great opportunity to mingle for 10mins and make new connections.

WALKING GROUP – many thanks to Julie O’Shea who will begin a walking group around the perimeter for parents/ guardians during the Sunday morning academy sessions. Join her from next week to get the steps in.

THURSDAY JOGGING. following on from our successful couch to 5K initiative there is still a small jogging group meeting at 7pm on Thursday evenings. let us know if interested in joining them.

OTHER SUGGESTIONS… the healthy club team are always looking for more volunteers & ideas & initiatives going forward. don’t be shy!

LOST PROPERTY… many water bottles are accumulating again. these and coats gathered will be outside the clubhouse next Sunday morning.

GLOVES & GRIP SOCKS… TY student Jack Costello will be selling socks & gloves at the academy next Sunday morning.

Juvenile Academy

St Pats Football 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!


The sun shone for us and made for a great first session back outside at St Pats on our fantastic astroturf facility. We had a great turnout of boys and girls and great help by older mentoring siblings. We worked on ball handling and tackling skills today and played dispossession games and mini matches for the older group.

Great participation by all with smiles all round! Very well done to Luca (following in his dad’s footsteps with his quick footwork!) and to Robyn for really getting stuck in with all the games today.

We enjoyed fruit, juice, and chats afterwards with the healthy club’s team. All volunteers welcome to help with keeping up this catering rota or joining the walking group from next week. Please let Fiona know if you can help.


Well, done to Tommy who was player of the week this week. His father Jack said to mark the occasion, he is giving 20% off any car this week.

U8 Girls

It was great to get back in the graced sod of St Pats today we practiced our soloing and our hook kicking, and the girls are showing massive improvement followed by a very competitive and fun obstacle course organised by Coach Johnathon. Our player of the week was very deserving.

U9 Boys

Our U9’s were delighted to be back out on the pitch on Sunday morning and they covered nearly every blade of it. After 2 fun skills stations they played a very competitive game to finish up their session. Thanks to James and Liam for looking after them. We have our next Go Game at home this Tuesday at 6:30pm.

U10 Girls

Well, done everyone on our first session back on the field in Blennerville this morning, we hope ye enjoyed yourselves. The girls are improving week on week and are really developing their skills. Well, done to our POTW Faye Lynch showing great skill and improvement every week, well done Faye. keep up the good work girls and keep up the practising at home.

U11 Boys

St Pats U11’s had a match at home last Thursday evening against Castlegregory in round 4 of the Lee Strand County League Go Games.

We had two teams’ line out and both performed brilliantly. Coaches were delighted to see the great teamwork showed by all our players during the games.

Our next game is this Thursday 9th of May away to Dingle we will be in contact with parents with details of the same. It’s really important to all our players continue to attend training sessions and most importantly keep practicing at home the skills at home during the week. Naomh Pádraig Abú!!

U13’S watching U20 Kerry play


Our U13s had a well-earned break from games this week having played 6 games in the last 5 weeks. That said, the going to games didn’t stop!

Our U13 squad attended the Munster U20 final played in Austin Stacks Park last Wednesday.  We had a fantastic turnout of 24 enthusiastic supporters who cheered for the team not in red for a change!

All the lads received a goodie bag as well much to their delight. A huge thank you to Joe Costello for all his help organising this outing!

We have been drawn against Knock/Brosna, Ardfert and Currow in the next round of the County League starting next Sunday at home to Currow. Training continues Monday and Wednesday at 6.


The last two week have been busy ones for our squad of under-15 players. As a combined team with Kerins O’Rahilly’s under-15’s we have played six games with mixed fortunes in the results.

On Monday 22nd April the B team played a well contested and sporting game against Glenflesk/Kilgarvan combination. With good football being played by both sides it was a very enjoyable game albeit the result wasn’t. On the following Wednesday it was the turn of the A-team with a game against Duagh.

This turned into a great battle between the two sides with the lead being exchanged throughout the game however at the final whistle we came up short by the minimum margin of a point.

On the following Friday both teams were in action when the A team played Northern Gaels and the B team against Na Gaeil and neither team enjoyed success.

On Monday 29th April we travelled to Killarney to play Killarney Legion B team and with a panel composed of a number of U13 players we came up against a very strong Legion side.

All the players must be complimented for battling to the end despite the physical disadvantage of our young panel on the night.

Our last game of the six was on Wednesday when we made the trip south Kerry to play St. Michael’s Foilmore/Ballinskelligs A team in Foilmore. This proved to be a close contest in the first half against the skill full local side.

However, in the second half playing good football we were more dominant resulting in an overdue win for these players.

As this was the second win in the A team group, we are waiting for confirmation on whether or not the team has qualified for a Shield semi-final, qualifying would be a good boost for the players.


Our U17 came away with a win against An Gaeltacht last Monday night. Their next game takes place away on Monday Night at 7pm against St Michael’s Foilmore/Skellig Rangers/Valentia in St Michael’s Foilmore.


St Pat’s back to winning ways again. Asdee opened with a point in the first two minutes of the game, Teamwork by Gary Savage and Fergal O’Brien allowed Conor Enright to get a goal.

Asdee quick to close the space added two points, St Pats added three more scores from Colin Doody, Gary Savage, and Jack Moriarty. Asdee’s final point was scored which allowed St Pats to take control.

Scores from Jordan Conway, assistance provided by Luke Mulligan for Fergal O’Brien and Luke Mulligan all provided the opportunity to extend our lead. St Pats 1-06 Asdee 0-04

Eoin Greaney quick off the mark in the opening few minutes of the second half, kept the momentum going.

Asdee took their opportunity and scored a goal and three points to take the lead for the first time. St Pats wanting to get the lead back, Fergal O’Brien put his own score on the board.

Asdee with one final point in the last fifteen minutes of the game, St Pats Players such as Eoin Greaney, Fergal O’Brien, Jordan Conway, and David Moriarty stretched our lead.

Assistances for these scores were provided by Luke Mulligan and Jack Moriarty. St Pats 2-14 Asdee 1-08

St Pats Team: Paudie Bailey, Tommy Lynch, Ben Sharp, Dylan Griffin, Conor Burke, Conor Moore, Tommy Nicholson, Jordan Conway, Eoin Greaney, Conor Enright, Jack Moriarty, David Moriarty, Gary Savage, Fergal O’Brien, and Colin Doody.

Subs Used: Darragh Moriarty for Conor Burke, Liam Poff for Tommy Nicholson, Niall McCarthy for Conor Enright, Luke Mulligan for Gary Savage, and Dannay Greaney for Colin Doody.

Our senior Bs are scheduled to play away to Dingle in Round 3 of the Development League on Saturday 11th of May at 7pm.


To Kerry who won their Munster Senior Championship Final against Clare at the weekend.


Happy Birthday to Liam Sayers who celebrated a birthday during the week.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Noreen Lawlor Marian Park, Brenda Uí Chathasaigh Cloghane, Thomas Trant Listellick, John Herbert Castlegregory, Johnny Egan Ardfert, Liz Best Ardfert & Ballyduff and Jason Burke Abbeydorney & Fenit.


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