St Pats GAA Club News

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St PatsLotto:

There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €11,500. The numbers drawn were 04, 06, 13 & 14. The five €30 consolation prizes went to N & D Ashe, Keel; Mary Lyons c/o Tony Casey; Margaret Kelliher, Rock St; Donal Brosnan, Lohercannon & again Margaret Kelliher, Lohercannon. This week’s jackpot will be €11,600 and the draw will take place this Sunday night July 27th at 10pm in O’Dwyer’s Bar. Lotto tickets available from the usual outlets or any club officer.


Junior County League Division 5 Final: St Pats 4-06 Duagh 2-07

Pride of place this week goes to our Junior team who won their respective county league final last Thursday night. The final was played in Knocknagoshel in perfect conditions with both teams giving us a very entertaining game of football. Duagh started very well and were up 1-02 to 0-01 after 6 minutes with Sean Dowling getting our point. We were slow to start but with Jeffrey Foley and Anthon O’Callaghan beginning to dominate midfield, we came into the match strongly.

In the 10th minute, Thomas (Massi) O’Sullivan finished a well worked move to the net as we took control of the game and two minutes later, the same player scored his second goal with the score of the game as the ball was worked from the corner back up the field with eight players involved. David Kerins got a point in the 13th minute to lead by 2-02 to 1-02.

Brandon Boyle scored a goal in the 17th minute after been set up by more attacking play from our wing backs Jake Foley and Paudie O’Connor with Jordan Conway also involved. Brendain Savage was playing well and got his reward in the 24th minute when he finished another move with a goal with James Costello involved in setting him up for a well taken score.

We were dominant all over the field at this stage. Jake Foley and Jordan Conway scored two more points and we were leading by11 pts in the 28 min of the first half. However, we were guilty of a couple of bad wides and we were punished in injury time as Duagh scored a well take goal to take the lead down to 8 points at half time. St Pats 4-04 Duagh 2-02.

The second half began with Duagh scoring 3 points to reduce the lead to 5 points. The backs were under pressure as Duagh looked for a goal but John (Fizzy) Fitzgerald in goals was not going to be beaten and his full back line of Killian Quirke, Jack Quilter and Joe Costello were on top as they foiled several attempts at goal that Duagh so badly needed. David Kerins scored a point in the 42nd minute to put us up by 6 points and in the 44th minute, Massi scored a well take point before he was replaced due to injury by Simon Daughton who played very well when introduced into the game.

Duagh got two more points to reduce the score to 5 points. At this stage, Paul O Sullivan, Aidan O Halloran & Eoghan Dillane came into the game and worked hard for the team. As time ran out, Duagh went for broke but our defence stood strong to hold out for a great win. Both sides deserve great credit for a sporting match.

A special mention for our 8 minors who all contributed to the winning of the league and in doing so picked up a third county league medal in as many years. After the final whistle, Tim Murphy from the County Boardpresented Anthon O’Callaghan (Cpt) with the trophy who gave a wonderful speech as gaeilge thanking all involved in this great win.

Team-John (Fizzy) Fitzgerald, Killian Quirke, Joe Costello, Jack Quilter, Paudie O Connor, James Costello, Jake Foley(0-01), Jeffrey Foley, Anthon O’Callaghan (Cpt), Jordan Conway(0-01), Brendan Savage(1-00), Sean Dowling(0-01), Brandon Boyle(1-00), Thomas (Massi) O Sullivan (2-01), David Kerins (0-02), Simon Daughton, Paul O’Sullivan, Aidan O’Halloran & Eoghan Dillane.


Our seniors resume county league action this weekend where they travel to Gneevguilla to take on the locals. The game is fixed for Sunday with a throw-in time of 3:30pm. We wish the team and management the best of luck. Cúl Camps: The Kellogg’s GAA Football Camp will take place in Blennerville from next Monday July 28th to August 1st . The camp is for boys & girls aged 6 to 13. We would hope to increase on the huge numbers that we had last year.

Each child will be given free sports gear. GAA players will teach the skills of Gaelic Football in a safe and fun filled environment from Monday to Friday10am to 2.30pm. Registration is online at We encourage as many of our juvenile players to register.

Juvenile Academy:

Our Juvenile Academy returns this Sunday after a short summer break with games for our Under 6’s & Under 8’s versus Ballymacelligott in Blennerville. Unfortunately, the Ballymacelligott Under 10 team will be participating in a blitz elsewhere so our Under 10’s will have training as usual. All players to be at the clubhouse at 10:30am as normal.

Under 11’s:

Our u11’s had a busy week last week playing 2 matches. We played on Tuesday night at home against Kerins O’Rahillys but unfortunately we were well beaten by a stronger team. On Thursday night we travelled to Ardfert and we saw a much improved performance from our boys only beaten by 6 points.

Under 12’s:

Our u12’s travelled to Killarney last Wednesday to participate in a well organised blitz in Fitzgerald’s Stadium. Our boys played 3 games against Castlegregory, Currow and Kerins O’Rahillys making their club very proud winning 2 out of 3. All players were treated with an unexpected surprise when they met Kerry footballer Fionn Fitzgerald followed by a tour of Fitzgerald’s stadium. A fun day was had by all players and to finish off a great day, our players were treated to McDonalds.

Well done to all involved. Under 13’s: Our u13’s played away to Austin Stacks on Sunday evening but due to a shortage of players, we were beaten in the end. It was a very tight first half with both sides showing great skill and determination. Martin Savage opened our scoreline scoring 2 consecutive goals.

We failed to score any points in the first half while Austin Stacks were popping the ball over the bar. Before half time Cormac Lynch planted the ball into the net after receiving a great ball from Matthew Quilter.

Once again Niall McCarthy played a blinder in goals allowing no ball to pass him in the first half. Half time score Austin Stacks 0-11 St Pats 3-0. In the second half after missing numerous scoring opportunities, Danny Greaney lobbed the goal keeper scoring our fourth goal in the game.

We eventually saw our first point of the game from Martin and he followed this with another fine point. We scored very little in the second half and Matthew Quilter scored our final point just before the final whistle.

Team: Niall McCarthy, Samuel Abubaker, Brian Teahan, Kieran O’Donoghue, Ian McCarthy, David Faido, Martin Savage(2-2), Cathal Fitzgibbon, Cormac Lynch(1-0), Aaron O’Brien, Michael Doody, Danny Greaney(1-0) and Matthew Quilter(0-1).

Under 16’s:

Our Under 16’s had a good away win over Ballyduff in the Central League last week on a score line of 1-9 to 1-5. They are scheduled to play Fossa Wednesday night July 23rd at 7:30pm over in Fossa. All players to be at the clubhouse at 6pm.

St Brendan’s Teams:

Commiserations to the St Brendan’s Minor team who were well beaten by Shannon Rangers in Round 3 of the Senior County Championship last Friday night. The St Brendan’s U21 team will also play Shannon Rangers in Ardfert in Round Two of theCounty Championship on Monday July 21st at 7pm.

We wish all the St Pats Players & Selector Jim Moriarty the best of luck.

Bootcamp Hits Blennerville:

St Pats are pleased to announce that the club will be running a 6 week bootcamp at the field every Monday & Wednesday evening beginning on Bank Holiday Monday August 4th. The camp will be run by senior player Eoin Murray. Eoin is a certified personal trainer and also holds both primary and masters degrees in Sports Science & Coaching.

Classes will be one hour in duration from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. It will be suitable for male and female and will be set up to cater for all fitness levels from beginner upwards. All classes will take place on the field so if it rains, you just get wet! It is a bootcamp after all. Cost is €90 for the 12 classes with €50 to be paid upfront and €40 2 weeks later.

This includes an initial screening on the first day. Participants can also take part on a individual class basis of €10 per session. If you are interested in taking part, message us on Facebook or contact Eoin directly on 086-3725255.

Places are limited and are on a first come first served basis.

Blennerville Show & Gymkhana:

Kerry Pony Society presents their Annual Show and Gymkhana at Blennerville Tralee Co. Kerry on Sunday the 27th of July, by kind permission of the Hurley Family. There will be Showing Classes, Riding Classes, Show Jumping for all levels beginning at10am and a Novelty Pet Dog Show at 3pm. Fun for all the family. Entries taken on the day, Contact Nuala Dawson on 086 8692070 or Eric Quinlan on 087 2939218 for a schedule. Find us on Facebook ( Blennerville Show).

Area Mass

The Lohercannon / Hare Street and Blennerville Residents’ Association wish to thank everyone who was involved in the preparation and organisation of our area mass, which was held last week. It was a wonderful success and would not have been possible without the generosity of our local business community and residents.


The club would also like to extend its sympathy to the families & relatives of Mary Ryan Nee Murphy, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon and formerly of Derrymore West. Richard O’Connell, Blennerville; Doreen Kenny, Caherslee & James Powell, Clonmore. May They Rest In Peace.

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