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Dingle Way Challenge Registration Night

With the 2nd of June fast approaching, have you your place booked for the Dingle Way Challenge? If not and you would like to, a registration night will take place on Friday 24th of May at 7pm in St Pats Clubhouse. All those wishing to register are invited to attend.

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 €2500 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 04,08,15 & 28. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:

1.      Mary Glazier Annagh

2.      Jimmy O’Shea c/o Texaco

3.      Stevie Boyle c/o T. Boyle

4.      Anna & Lucy Poff c/o Poff Motors

5.      Tommy Brosnan Lohercannon

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2600 and the draw will take place on Sunday Night 26/05/2024 at 9pm in Skelper Quanes club lotto can be played online through the club website www.stpatsgaaclub.com online at https://www.locallotto.ie/play.asp?LL_ID=1328&PC=0 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

Byrnesworth

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.

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!

U5

Great session this morning in the sun! Great effort from all the boys and girls. Big congratulations to our players of the week Kelly and Jack who both tried very hard and joined in all the games. And welcome to our new players. Hope to see you all again next week. Up Pats!

U7

What an excellent day last Sunday, as this was some of our U7 first matches as it progressed the nerves disappeared and those that were shy at the start were soon getting stuck in. There was great determination shown by all.

U8 Girls

We joined forces with the boys U7 against Keel at Juvenile Acaddemy on Sunday to take part three, very competitive and entertaining games in brilliant sunshine. Thank You to Keel GAA for travelling to us.

U9 Boys

Our U9’s had a super session in the sun this week. We had great numbers and they worked hard on all their skills. The finished off this week with a very competitive game with our u10 girls. Well, done to everybody and thanks to Noel and James for taking the session. We are away to Annascaul this Tuesday evening at 6:30pm.

U10 Girls

We had a high energy session in the lovely sunshine this morning with fun and games designed to work on movement, and skills in a fun and positive way.

After carrying out our training, we finished up with a very competitive game against a very good boys’ team which the girls held their own showing great skill, teamwork, and great determination, well done girls. Very well done to Anna Poff for winning this week’s player of the week. Keep up the good work Anna. Keep up the practice at home girls and we look forward to seeing ye all again next week.

U11 Boys

St Pats U-11’s had no game last week, so we were training last Sunday in preparation for the upcoming phase 2 of Lee Strand Co County Go Games. Our numbers were low for training, but we had a good session all the same improving our skills and we finished up with an enjoyable match. All players put in a great effort especially Luke, Paddy, Tommy and young Éanna. It’s important all our players continue to attend our training sessions and also keep practicing the skills at home during the week. Matches will be starting soon so we will be in contact with parents when we know details of same… Naomh Pádraig Abú!!

U13

We travelled out to Sackville on Sunday evening to play Ardfert in the County league. It was a beautiful evening and perfect conditions for football. Unfortunately, our performance was far from beautiful! It was well below the standard we would expect from a talented group of players. We just didn’t show up and a good Ardfert side beat us well.  Thanks to Ardfert GAA for a tough game played in the right spirit. We are back training tomorrow, Monday, at St Pat’s from 6pm to 6:45pm.

U14 Girls

Great news from Finuge last night, we secured our first win of the season. A score line of 1-05 to 0-07 points. It was a great game of football to watch and was end to end stuff. St pats girls definitely finished stronger and came out on top by a point. It was our first night that we had many back from injury and thankfully all came through OK. Great displays from everyone from 1 to 16 and all kept going for the full hour.

Lucy again played a great game in goals with her kick outs going to the St pats players most of the time. Our backs which were made up of Meaghan, Kacey, Grace, Saorlaith, Ava and Alannah played their hearts out and came up against some tough players but never gave up right up until the end.

Midfield had a tough task with two very strong players needing to be marked, but Niamh and Ashling stepped up and worked their socks off proving to be a great link between the forwards and the backs. Our forwards Ria, Sarah, Kaela, Emma, Jade, Hannah and Ailbhe played their hearts out also and picked off some lovely scores with some great teamwork.

On this occasion we have to give a special mention to Meaghan, Ashling, Alannah and Ailbhe who all came back from injury and proved to us how much of a loss they were. Onwards and upwards from here on in!!

U15

Our U15’s play in the U15 County League Division 11 Shield Semi Final against Miltown/Castlemaine in Miltown GAA on Wednesday 22nd of May at 7pm.

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 CHANGE OF VENUE Páirc Naomh Erc, Kilmoyley.

Senior

St Pats were back to winning ways when they defeated Austin Stacks B, scores from Conor Moore, Fergal O’Brien, Brian Murphy, Jack Moriarty, Luke Mulligan, and David Moriarty allowed our scores to add up quickly.

Teamwork was in abundance last Saturday night with assistance coming from Dylan Griffin, Colin Doody, Ben Sharp, and Thomas O’Sullivan. Austin Stacks managed two goals and five points in the first half.

The first half of this game St Pats led throughout with determination they held onto the lead until the first half whistle blew. St Pats 3-06 Austin Stacks B 2-05

The second half Austin Stacks capitalised on their first half scoring with another eight points to their tally. St Pats were quick to response with scores from Fergal O’Brien and Luke Mulligan.

Tommy Lynch, Niall McCarthy, Conor Enright, and Tommy Nicholson were on hand to offer a quick hand pass to the receiving St Pats player.

Paudi Bailey quick to guard when Austin Stacks drove towards our goals in the last few minutes of the second half. St pats held on to the lead and came away with the win. St Pats 4-11 Austin Stacks B 2-13

St Pats Team:  Paudi Bailey, Tommy Lynch, Ben Sharp, Luke Mulligan, Dylan Griffin, Conor Moore © Tommy Nicholson, Niall McCarthy, Thomas O’Sullivan, Conor Enright, Brian Murphy, Colin Doody, Jack Moriarty, Fergal O’Brien, and David Moriarty.

Subs Used:  Adrian Greaney for Dylan Griffin, Liam Poff for Niall McCarthy, Conor Burke for Thomas O’Sullivan, Danny Greaney for Conor Enright, and Darragh Moriarty for Colin Doody.

We have qualified for Phase 2 of this Division, please keep an eye on O’Shea’s Gala, the old Clubhouse window and Skelper Quanes for more information in relation to future fixtures.

Best of Luck

To Alannah O’Mahoney in the Kerry GAA Schools Skills Finals on Wednesday.

Congratulations

To Kerry who won against Monaghan last Saturday in the All-Ireland Senior Championship.

To Kerry Ladies won their first Munster Championship since 2017 after beating Cork at the weekend.

To Alannah O’Mahoney won the Schools Skills Individual Category, she goes going on to Austin Stacks on Wednesday for Kerry GAA School Skills Competition Finals.

To Alannah and Ashling O’Mahoney came second overall in the group category.

Sympathy

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Lucy Hanafin Tralee, Edel O’Sullivan Valentia Island and Julia Diggins née Langford Tonevane.

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