St Pats GAA Club News

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Lotto

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 5 & 23.

The five €30 consolation prizes went to Raphael Crowley Tonevane, Fred Brown c/o Gerry Moriarty, Enzo c/o O’Shea’s Texaco, Sonny and Anne Roche c/o Tony Casey and Michael Curran Blennerville.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €3,300 and the draw will take place this Sunday night Jan 15th in O’Dwyer’s Bar. Lotto tickets are available from the usual outlets or any Club officer.

St Pat’s U16 Medal Presentation with Paul Geaney, who presented the medals

Juvenile Academy

Our young stars from U6 – U10 returned to training last Sunday at Presentation Hall after a long hibernation over the winter. U6 and U8’s trained from 10am to 11am and the U10’s from 11am to 12 noon. The attendance was very encouraging and all kids showed a very positive and enthusiastic start to the year. All new players and families are particularly welcome

U6: Well done to Rachel Colivet, Harry Maguire, Jace and Rylan Flynn who put in a great training session last Sunday morning but a huge well done to Dylan Passway who was the first player of the week for 2017 by showing great skill and determination. Keep up the good work.

U8: The under 8’s showed no sign of having overindulged during the Christmas break as they returned with great gusto to the first academy session of 2017.  It was great to see the enthusiasm displayed as they all participated in the drills and games. Many of the young players were looking resplendent in their new club gear. A special word of welcome to those who joined with the under 8’s having graduated from the under 6 group: Aoife Kennedy, James Daly, Chloe Passway, Niamh Murphy and Ben Deegan. One to watch for the future is Eddie Hayes who because of his wholehearted effort was awarded the player of the week trophy, so well done Eddie. Academy continues next Sunday in Presentation School Gym from 10am to 11 am for the under 8’s.

U10: The St. Pats under 10’s Boys & Girls returned to academy action last Sunday after the winter break. We had a good turnout at training in the Pres Hall. Everyone put in a great effort practicing their skills at training with Grainne Breen, Jack Costello, Killian O’Mahony and Kayla O’Connor giving it their all during the session. Congratulations to Rory Daly for winning the player of the week award. It is important that ye all keep practicing yer skills at home during the week. We hope to see ye all at training Sunday at 11am in the Pres Hall, Moyderwell Tralee.

Juvenile AGM

Our Juvenile AGM took place last Tuesday in our community rooms, where a detailed account of 2016 activities were given by the outgoing Secretary and Chairperson, Mary Wallace and Seamus Murphy respectively. The following officers were elected as plans are being made for 2017:

Jason Sinnott    Chairperson

Brenda Doody    Secretary

Seamus Murphy Coaching Officer / Vice-chairperson

Mary Wallace    Assistant secretary

Sean Daly    Registrar

Cathy Hogan    Treasurer

Martina Dairo    Children’s Officer

Mike Lynch        PRO

Marie Fitzgibbon    Cultural Officer

Mary O’Sullivan    Scor music and song

Johnny Enright Coiste na nOg Delegate

Thanks to all who attended and to the outgoing officers for the Trojan work they put in throughout the year. We are always looking for new parents and coaches to help out with the running of the Juvenile section of the club. For those who would like to help out in any small way, we would be very grateful.

Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle 2017

Congratulations to all cyclists that took part in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle. Approximately 130 cyclists took part, including many locals. All proceeds will be going to the Red Cross.

A huge thank you to Tom Quane of Quane’s Bar for providing refreshments following the cycle, the volunteers on the day and to all the talented musicians that provided a great night’s entertainment at Quane’s Bar.

Medal Presentation

We were privileged to have Kerry Senior and All Star forward, Paul Geaney with us in The Station House last Monday to present County League medals to members of our victorious U16 team, who won the Division 5 title last November.

Paul gave an inspirational talk on club values and the importance of practicing skills at that level and afterwards spent time lining for photos with players and parents and offering words of encouragement to all.

It was great to learn from such a great footballer who has won accolades with his college and at Inter-County level. Many thanks to The Station House for hosting this event.

Astro Turf

Our all-weather pitch is available for booking at very competitive rates. Contact James Costello on 086 2908735 for inquiries and availability.

Other information

Club membership / registration is due in a few weeks. Details to follow soon.

New lotto outlets coming on stream….

Best wishes to all new and existing coaches and officers for 2017

Blennerville Senior Citizen’s Party
Blennerville senior citizen’s party will take place this Sunday, 15th of January at Kerins O’Rahilly’s clubhouse.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Cathal Fitzgibbon, winner of the Junior men’s 1500m in the Munster Indoor Athletics Championship in Nenagh last week.

Cathal Fitzgibbon winner of Junior mens 1500m in the Munster Indoor Athletics Championship in Nenagh.

Curraheen Church Vigil Mass Time
There has been a request for an earlier Vigil Mass in Curraheen Church for some time. Following discussion it has been decided to take a vote. You will have an opportunity to vote on the weekend of January 14th and 15th at both the Saturday and Sunday Masses in Curraheen Church, on the following three options:
1) Retain Vigil Mass time at 8pm
2) Change Vigil mass time to 7.30pm.
3) Have Vigil Mass time at 7.30pm in winter and 8pm in summer.

 Ardfert Retreat Centre

The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 18th & 25th Jan. 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Stone upon stone: buildings in Ardfert district by Donal Stack, Thursday,19th Jan. 8.00pm to 10.00pm.

Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Saturday, 28th Jan. 9.45 to 4.00pm Contact Anna O’Donoghue 0879447105. Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

Sympathies

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Nora O Connor Dublin and Curraheen, Kieran Foley Killarney and James Miller Lisbeg, Oakpark.

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