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Dingle Way Challenge

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 fee: €75 (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 €2400 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 03,14,17 & 25. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:

1.      Judy Keane c/o Keane’s Bar

2.      Noreen O’Flaherty c/o Tommy Brosnan

3.      Dom O’Brien c/o Rock Inn

4.      Pat McMahon c/o Gala

5.      Hannah Shanahan c/o T. Boyle

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2500 and the draw will take place on Sunday Night 19/05/2024 at 9pm in ?? 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.

Blennerville Scouts (3rd Kerry)

Last weekend Blennerville Scout Troop travelled to Cronin’s yard located at the foothills of Carrantuohill. They were participating in the County annual camp and shield competition joining six other Scout Troops from around the County. Blennerville Scouts hadn’t participated in the event for a number of years and their participation this year was warmly welcomed and acknowledged.

This was a new experience for these boys and girls, and they picked up a lot of new ideas from the more experienced scouts present. The beautiful weather on Saturday was ideal for the range of activities to be completed on the camp including the Campfire on Saturday night.

While the singing might not have challenged Bambi Thug it was sufficiently good for the Blennerville Scouts to be awarded the win the Best Singing award and they were also highly commended for their overall teamwork throughout the weekend. Well, done to their Leaders Majella Daly and Jason Hingston for bringing the Scouts to this event.

Healthy Club

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE to keep fresh fruit and juice going on a regular basis rota for dry mornings. It is 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!

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!


Well, done to our under 5s who braved the rain this morning for an energetic session on the astroturf. We’re working on kicking skills and tackling with small sided little matches. We’re getting the hang of it! Thanks to all the parents for your help out! Well, done to Súin and Rían Hayes for getting stuck in and winning players of the week. Keep up the practice boys and girls


Well, done to all our under 7s who made it out today. Big change from yesterday.

We went through all our basic skills of picking up the ball, soloing and taking shots at goal.

We played a game at the end and as cold and wet as it was, they seemed to enjoy it.

Well, done to Cillian who was player of the week.

U8 Girls

We played Kerins O Rahillys today in our 1st game today and despite the wet conditions we showed great enthusiasm and appetite for hard graft. All the skills of the GAA were on display catching, kicking, hand passing and especially tackling. Thanks to Kerins O Rahillys for a great battle and we will see ye again during the year.

U9 Boys

A great session this week for our U9’s, they worked on their kicking and tackling with Noel and hand pass with James. We had a very competitive game to finish, and all the boys put in a great effort. The coaches would like all the boys to keep up the practice at home during the week.

U10 Girls

Well, done girls on your 1st game of the season on last Sunday morning, very impressive display of football from all the girls in tough conditions, everyone played brilliantly. Thank you to Kerins O’Rahillys who provided a great game of football. Great teamwork showed and all that practicing at home is really paying off. See ye all for next Sunday for training and well done again girls from all the coaches.

U11 Boys

St Pats U-11’s travelled West again last Thursday evening to play Dingle in Round 5 of the Lee Strand Co League Go Games. We had two teams lined out.

Our players tried their hearts out against two very good teams from Dingle. That was the last round. in this phase of the Lee Strand Co. League Go Game but next phase will start very shortly. We will be in contact with parents with details of same.

It’s really important all our players continue to attend training sessions and most importantly keep practicing the skills at home during the week. Naomh Pádraig Abú!!

U12 Girls

Our U12 girls played Austin Stacks Amber team in the last round of the North Kerry U12 Go Games group section last Sunday week. It was a welcome return for Grace Costello after missing the earlier games through injury and she played her heat out at centre back. Stacks dominated the first quarter and built up a good lead.

We took control in the second quarter and clawed back the lead to three points at half time. However, Stacks upped the gears in the third quarter and finished up worthy winners. However, the coaches were delighted with the application of the girls for the whole 50 minutes.

We did not train last Sunday as the majority of our squad were playing with Blennerville/Ballyard in the U12 Girls community games football. Training takes place next Sunday at 11:45am at the pitch.



We lost a competitive and sporting match against Currow. The lads showed great commitment and the improvement in tackling following the work undertaken at training this week was evident for all to see. We got some great scores, and we were delighted with the work rate from everyone. Back training tomorrow evening at 6pm.


Another busy week for our under 15 panel of players starting with a good training session on the Bank holiday Monday and well done to all the players for getting there.

We haven’t had may training sessions on the pitch so far this year due to a combination of non-availability of pitches and in more recent weeks the number of games to play due to a backlog caused by the cancellation of games earlier in the season due to the wet weather.

We travelled to Asdee on Thursday 9th May to play Beale in the Lee Strand Co League Division Shield semi-final. This was close enough game in the first half and into the early part of the second half.

With about 20 minutes to go we were reduced to 14 players, and it didn’t look good for us. However, every one of the players raised their game and stood up to the challenge of being a player down and emerged worthy winners.

Well, done to the St Pat’s players Ródhan Culloo, Conor Sheehan, Aidan Berry and Stephen Enright who all contributed significantly to the win. We are currently waiting on details of the League Shield final.

Following the delight of the win in Asdee we were brought back to the more sombre experience of defeat in a Football Féile game on Friday evening when we played St. Senan’s A team.

St Senan’s play in a higher division in the Co league than ourselves and as the game went on the quality of their football asserted itself and they ran out worthy winners.

We are currently waiting on details of the Lee Strand Co. League Shield final and are looking forward to contesting a final.

St Brendan’s Board

St Brendan’s board play their first game in U21 Football County Championship Round 1 against Mid Kerry on Wednesday 22nd of May at 7pm in Ardfert.


Our senior Bs were scheduled to play away to Dingle last Saturday night did not take place.

Our seniors are scheduled to play Austin Stacks B in Round 7 of the County League on Saturday 18th of May at 7.30pm in Blennerville.

Best of Luck

To Kerry who take on Monaghan in the All-Ireland Senior Championship Group 4 Round 1 in Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday 18th of May at 3pm.

To Kerry Ladies who play in the TG4 Munster LGFA Senior Championship Final against Cork on Saturday 18th of May at 4pm in Mallow GAA Complex.


To U20 Kerry who won their EirGrid All Ireland U20 Football Championship Semi Final against Meath at the weekend. They now take on Tyrone in the final on the weekend of 18th/19th of May.

To anyone who made their First Holy Communion during the weekend.

To Blennerville National School who make their Furst Holy Communion next Saturday at St John’s Church.

To all at the boys and girls from Blennerville National School on winning the cup for Best Primary School in Tralee Area at Primary School Sports on last Saturday at Tralee Harriers Athletic Club-Kerry.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of John Foley Dingle, Joanmarie Lynch, Ballybunion & Tralee, Bridie Stuart née Connell Tralee & Annascaul, Tom Byrne Oakpark & Carlow, Cyril Quigley Tralee & Kilkenny, and Martin Finnegan Tralee.


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