St Pat’s GAA/Blennerville News

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There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €11,800. The numbers drawn were 08, 13, 17 & 23. The five €30 consolation prizes went to David Doyle, Annagh; Annette Huggard, Glenbeigh; Denneson, The Kerries; Seamie Foley c/o Betty’s & Eileen Breen c/o Rock Street P.O.

This week’s jackpot will be €11,900 and the draw will take place this Bank Holiday Monday night August 17th at 10pm in O’Dwyer’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

Our Juvenile academy restarted on Sunday last after Summer recess. The U6’s travelled to Na Gaeil to play Ballymac & the home team. These games were very entertaining and all parents and mentors enjoyed the skill levels, team work and commitment from the future stars of the 3 clubs. The academy continues this Sunday at 10:30am

U-8’s vs Ballymac & Na Gaeil

Last Sunday, St Pats U-8’s took part in a blitz which was very well held by our neighbours Na Gaeil. We played a number of games against Ballymac and Na Gaeil. All the St Pats players played the full matches and they all tried their best including young Jack Costello, Michael Enright and Darragh Murphy.

With Zack Howarth and especially Thomas Sheehy working hard around the middle they were supplying plenty of ball into a very determined forward line of Fionn, Daniel and Killian. Our defence performed brilliantly in their St. Pats jersey’s. Orlaith and Keelin’s hard tackling and close contact kept our opponents forwards at bay.

The management team were delighted to see the players use some good blocking down, kick passing and handling skills during the games. So now its important that all players continue to attend every training session and practise their skills at home.

U-10’s vs Ballymac:

On Sunday morning in a wind swept Blennerville, we faced a strong Ballymac team and we performed heroically .Liam Sullivan, Sean Crowley, Adam & Caoimhe fought gallantly for every ball; Paddy Moran, Gearoid O’Shea & James Dowling tackled as if their lives depended on it & Seanie Murphy, Shane Howarth & Josh Quilter won every ball that came their way. Also thanks again to Mike Doody and Danny Greaney who helped us out.

Under 11’s:

Our U11’s played away to Ballymac on Tuesday evening and they came home with a well deserved win. In defence Michael Doody, David Faido, Matthew Quilter and Danny Greaney were well on top their game.

In midfield, Samuel Ububaker and Tomas O’Sullivan played outstanding kicking great ball into their forwards Liam O’Sullivan, Adam Mulvihill, Sean Crowley, Seanie Murphy, Martin Laucher and Mikee Healy who took advantage of all their scoring opportunities and finished up winning the game by a point.

Under 12’s:

The u 12s play Keel this evening (Monday 11th) in first game of the central league in Keel at 7pm.

Under 16’s:

County League Semi Final

St Pats 4-6 Asdee/Ballylongford 4-9.

Our U16’s played the County League semi final on Tuesday evening against Asdee/Ballylongford but unfortunately it wasn’t our day.

We started off very well with a point from Gearoid Dillane and Eoin Greaney but Asdee responded very quickly with a goal. Cian Ronan kicked a great ball into Danny Cournane who made it look so easy by planting the ball into the back of the net and seconds later he stole another goal.

However, the game turned quickly when Asdee/Ballylongford were awarded a penalty which was taken very well.

They followed with a point to make the score St Pats 2-2 Asdee/Ballylongford 2-3. Just before half time they scored another goal leaving the half time score St Pats 2-2 Asdee/Ballylongford 3-3. Darragh Sheehan got the opening score in the second half and once again Asdee/Ballylongford responded with a goal.

We were trailing throughout the second half and we saw 1 point from Joshua Laucher, 2 points from Eoin Greaney, 1 goal from Brian Murphy and Danny Cournane got his hat-trick with yet another lovely goal. Once again Sean Hogan played a great game in goals and In defence Joe O’Connor, Brian Murphy, Mikee Cahill, Shane O’Donoghue and Eoin Murphy had a very busy game and did well in clearing numerous ball.

With 9 minutes left we were trailing by 3 points St Pats 4-6 Asdee/Ballylongford 4-9. Asdee/Bally scored 2 consecutive points and then the game changed when Joshua received a great ball from Joe Quilter and scored a lovely goal. With 1 minute to go Shane Jordan rattled the net which left us 1 point up.

However luck wasn’t on our side when Asdee/Ballylongford scored an injury time goal and followed with a point which finished up with us loosing by 3 points.

Final score St Pats 6-6 Asdee/Ballylongford 5-12 Team: Sean Hogan, Joe O’Connor, Mikee Cahill, Eoin Murphy, Shane O’Donoghue, Brian Murphy(1-0), Cian Ronan, Kieran O’Dwyer, Joe Quilter, Darragh Sheehan,(0-1) Gearoid Dillane,(0-1) Danny Cournane(3-0), Joshua Laucher(1-1), Eoin Greaney(0-3), Shane Jordan. The under 16’s will hopefully have a challenge game at the end of the week. Details to be confirmed.

We are awaiting fixtures for the u16 Tralee district board competition. The under 14’s are welcome to train & play with the under 16’s for the remainder of the season.
Under 21’s:

We have combined with Na Gaeil to enter a team in the U21 club championship. Their first outing is a home game against Knocknagoshel/Brosna on Wednesday August 13th at 7pm.

The game will be either in Blennerville or Killeen so keep an eye on the club Facebook page for updates. The team will be managed by Liam & Brendan Poff. Match report in next week’s notes


Barrett Cup Round 1:

St Pats 0-16 Kerins O’Rahilly’s 2-7

The Junior team had a good win over Kerins O`Rahilly’s in the Barrett Cup, played in Blennerville last Friday. We started well and in the first 10 minutes, we were up by 3points playing against a strong wind.

As the first half went on, Kerins O`Rahilly’s began to dominate the game as they took control of the match with 2 goals inside a minute as they punished our mistakes. We were underperforming and The Charlie Kerins went on to score 4 points in the first half as we only added another point.

Half Time Score St Pats 0-04 Kerins O’Rahillys 2-04. In the second half, we began to play much better with the backs well on top and a good supply of ball to the forwards and midfield taking control of the game. We were beginning to score some great points from all over the field as we cut the lead and with 5 minutes to go we took the lead.

We finished strongly as we put the first half display behind us. This was a good win over a good Kerins O`Rahilly’s team who never gave up and pushed our team all the way to the end.

We were relieved at the final whistle to get the win that puts us into the Semi Final. Team-J Fitzgerald, K Quirke, James Costello, J Quilter, E Teahan, A Greaney0-03, S Daughton, Jeff Foley, A O Callaghan0-03, T O’Connor, B Savage0-03, D Kerins0-05, B Boyle0-01, T O Sullivan0-01, P O’Sullivan, C Moore & A O Halloran. The


Our senior team play round 9 of the Credit Union County League where they host Laune Rangers in Blennerville this Sunday at 2pm. All support greatly appreciated.

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


The club would also like to extend its sympathy to the families & relatives of Maura Frankland, Dublin & John Mike McCarthy, Lismore. May They Rest In Peace.

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