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There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €12,000. The numbers drawn were 03, 15, 17 & 20. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Carmel Counihan, Curraheen; Barry Sheehy, Lohercannon; Michael Curran, Blennerville; Paula O’Connor, Lohercannon & Peter Egan c/o Tadhg.

This week’s jackpot will be €12,100 and the draw will take place this Sunday night August 31st at 10pm in Keane’s Bar. Lotto tickets available from the usual outlets or any club officer.

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.

Juvenile Academy

The Juvenile Academy continues this Sunday at the usual time of 10:30am.

Under 12’s/14’s Internal League:

The finals of the internal u12/14 league will be played this Wednesday 27th of August at 6.15pm.

Under 21’s

We have combined with Na Gaeil to enter a team in the U21 club championship. Their first outing was conceded by Knock/Brosna. The team now enters the cup competition where they play Rathmore this Wednesday night at 6:45pm in Na Gaeil. We wish all the players and the management team of the Poff brothers, Liam & Brendan, the best of luck.


The Junior team will play Ballyheigue in the semi final of the Barrett Cup on Friday September 5th at 7pm in Ballyheigue. Best of luck to Pat, Kevin and the team.

Blennerville / Ballyard Community Games

Last weekend saw the final events for 2014 take place in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. I’m delighted to say that over the two weekends we received a gold, silver and bronze in the National finals. Congratulations to Rory Kelliher who received gold in the 25kg category in Judo, Rachel O’Mahoney who got silver in the U8 80m B final and Cathal McLoughlin who received bronze in the Art U14.

We would also like to congratulate our swimmers who represented not only Blennerville but their county very well in Athlone, Mebh Maloney in the backstroke U14, Sarah Gavaghan in the U16 Butterfly who made it all the way to the final and was unlucky to not medal and our U16 medley relay, made up of Erin Fitzgibbon, Mebh Maloney, Sarah Gavaghan and Ciara Drinan who also did us very proud and made it to the final also.

Swimming at all ages is very strong so the girls did really well.

BLENNERVILLE/BALLYARD had a great year in Community Games at county level.

We started off the year with a silver in solo singing, thanks to Cathal McLoughlin, in Art we got a GOLD, Cathal MCLoughlin, SILVER, Erin Fitzgibbon, BRONZE, Cathal Fitzgibbon and CERT, Josh Hoare. Rachel Mulgrew did excellent in Gymnastics and got a BRONZE medal.

We did very well in the Swimming 4 GOLDS thanks to Rachel O’Mahoney (U8 freestyle) Mebh Maloney (U14 Backstroke) Sarah Gavaghan (U16 Butterfly) and the U16 Medley relay (Ciara Drinan, Sarah Gavaghan, Erin Fitzgibbon & Mebh Maloney), SILVER for Cathal McLoughlin (U14 Breaststroke) and BRONZE for Darragh O’Sullivan (U14 Breaststroke). Another GOLD was got by Rory Kelliher in Judo.

Finally we had the Athletics, where Rachel O’Mahoney U8 80M got another GOLD and Harry Emerson got Bronze in the U14 Hurdles, we finished with three CERTS, U14 Boys Relay (Louis Byrne, Harry Emerson, Cathal Fitzgibbon and Cathal McLoughlin), Ellen Wallace U14 Hurdles and Mebh Maloney U14 long jump.

Thank you to all the children who participated and their parents who supported the events organized by Blennerville/Ballyard. Community games is an excellent opportunity for all children to try new things and maybe even discover a new talent, so keep the support coming.

As always we welcome any person who would like to help out with events or join the committee. For all events available you can check out, if there is an event listed and you feel you can help please contact us on our Facebook page.

After-School Care

An after school Childcare service will resume in September. Supervised homework. Large play area inside & out. Limited numbers available. All queries please contact Ann-Marie on 086-8602116.

Wedding Bells

All roads lead to Sneem this weekend for some of our members for the wedding of St Pats Legend Seanie Hayes to his fiancée Catherine O’Shea. From everyone in St Pats, we wish you both a long, happy and healthy life together.


The club would also like to extend its sympathy to the families & relatives of Christy Tobin, St Joseph’s Estate; Maurice O’Carroll, Connolly Park & Paddy Fleming, Caherleheen. May He Rest In Peace.

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