St Pats GAA Club News

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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 2, 9, 19 & 27. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Amber Healy c/o Tony Casey, Caroline Clapham c/o Betty’s Bar, Michael Curran Blennerville, Marion O Halloran Derrymore West and Katie Burke Curraheen.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €3,900 and the draw will take place this Sunday night Feb 26th in O’Dwyer’s Bar. Lotto tickets are available from the usual outlets or any Club officer.

Lotto Anniversary

St Pats Gaa Weekly Lotto was 20 years Old on Thursday 26th of January and was started 20 years ago by then Chairman Mike Crean, Secretary Jim Moriarty and Treasurers Paul Byrne & Jimmy Savage and has served the club well. The first lotto draw was made on Sunday January 26th 1997.

To celebrate this occasion, St Pats will enter all lotto players who play the club lotto either weekly, monthly or yearly from the 23rd of January until the 5th of June into a special draw for 2 All Ireland Football tickets plus 2 night’s accommodation on the Saturday and Sunday night of the All Ireland weekend. Naomh Padraig Abu

Juvenile Academy

U6: Well done to Seamus Hingston, Jayden Sinnott, Thomas Colivet and Paddy Flynn who put in a great training session last Sunday morning but a huge well done to Harry Maguire who received our player of the week trophy by showing great skill and determination despite it being his first training session. Keep up the good work.

U8: Isn’t it great that we have seven sessions of the Academy completed already this year with great attendance and participation in all of the sessions ….so well done to all of the under 8 footballers and thanks to their parents for getting them to these sessions.

It’s important to do some practice at home during the week so this week we want you to practice one of the exercises we did on Sunday last: just throw the ball into the air, clap your hands behind your back and catch the ball on the way down. Try to practice for at least 10 minutes two days during the week.

Well done to Ben Deegan who was awarded with the Player of the Week trophy last Sunday, keep up the great effort at these sessions Ben. Great effort was put in by Ródhan Culloo, Sam Jones, Sarah Greaney and Aoife Kennedy…it’s great to see. In the jumping and catching exercise Niamh Murphy, James Daly, Rían Flynn, Chloe Passway and Eddie Hayes showed how it should be done.

A very warm welcome to Nicodem and Patryk Swierczek to their first of what we hope will be many sessions with the St. Pats Academy.

U10: St Pats under 10’s Academy were training again last Sunday in the Pres hall. There was a great turnout of players all eager to learn the skills. It was great to see all the players putting in a great effort especially Kayla O’Connor, Ben Jones, Aiden Hayes and Luke Passway. Well done to player of the week Grainne Breen keep up the good work. It’s important everyone keeps practicing their skills at home during the week. We are back training again Sunday morning same time 11am and same location.

U12: Our boys and girls returned to our astro pitch last Sunday morning, where we had our largest numbers so far this year. Everyone had an hour of drills, fun and games despite the cloudy and misty weather. Training continues on our astro pitch on Sunday at 11.30am. Please don’t forget your gum shields.

U14: Training continues on Thursday at 6.30pm on our astro turf.

U16: Training continues on Friday from 6pm to 7pm on our astro turf

Minors: Our MFL Round 1 League match away to St Michael’s-Foilmore scheduled for last weekend had to be postponed due to Tralee CBS’ involvement in the Corn Ui Mhuire semi final replay. An update on rescheduling this fixture will be given at a later date.


Our St Brendan’s league match against Churchill scheduled to be played last Sunday in Blennerville was cancelled. The time and date for the rescheduled match is yet to be confirmed. Our next match is this Sunday, the 26th of February when we will be at home to Na Gaeil. Throw-in time is at 2pm. Best of luck lads!


Thanks to all members who have registered so far for 2017. Outstanding registrations need to be completed by 26th February. Completed registration forms can be given to coaches or any officers of the Club.


Congratulations to the St Pats quintet of Tommy Lynch, Eoin Greaney, Cillian O’Riordan, Brian Murphy and captain, Kieran Dwyer on reaching the final of Corn Uí Mhuirí with Tralee CBS. We wish them the best of luck as they play St Brendan’s College, Killarney this Saturday, the 25th in Austin Stack Park at 4.30pm. Come and support our boys and their team.

Congratulations to Blennerville//Ballyard’s U13 girls Futsal team who came fourth in Kerry last Saturday in Duagh. Thanks to Denis Healy and Johnny Enright for their help in coaching and mentoring this fantastic bunch of girls.

Congratulations to Glenbeigh Glencar on their victory in the All Ireland Junior Final.

Well done to team coach, Pat Doody as well as star striker Colin Doody and Messiah Chirwah, both members of our current U14 panel on qualifying for the quarter-finals of the National Cup with St Brendan’s Park FC. We wish them the best of luck in the next round.

Significant Birthdays

Congratulations to Stevie Boyle, son of our current Chairman, Terry Boyle and former St Pats and Kerry player and current U12 mentor, Packie Dillane, who both celebrated significant birthdays during the week.

Ardfert Retreat Centre

Ardfert Historical Local Lecture Series: Ardfert photographs, people & places: Ciaran Dalton, Thurs. 23rd Feb. 8.00pm.

One-Day Parental Grief Retreat: A spiritual retreat for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age, by any means, no matter how long ago. Sat. 4th March, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm. Call 066 71 25129 or to register.

The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 8th March,. 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

Ardfert Retreat Centre: 066 713 4276


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Noreen O’Donnell Derrymore West, Sheila Walsh Oughterard, Co. Galway and Joe Walsh Newmarket and Late of Lohercannon.

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