St Pat’s GAA/Blennerville News

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There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €11,900.

The numbers drawn were 05, 10, 13 & 14. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Donal O’Shea, Derrymore West; Maurice Hanafin, Curragraigue; Marie O’Shea, Curraheen; Tom Quane, Blennerville & JJ Griffin c/o Rock Street P.O.

This week’s jackpot will be €12,000 and the draw will take place this Monday night August 25th at 10pm in Skelper Quane’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.

Senior Team

Credit Union County Senior Football League Division 2 Round 9

St Pats 1-10 Laune Rangers 3-12

Two goals in the 10th and 14th minute by Laune Rangers effectively decided the outcome of this county league game played in Blennerville earlier today.

St Pats struck first with two well taken points by their best player on the day, Brendan Poff. Laune Rangers added a point before they struck for this first goal; finished by full forward Colm O’Shea after great work by MF Russell in the build up.

Brendan Poff replied with his and St Pats third point in the 13th. However, from the resultant kickout, Laune Rangers’ corner forward John O’Shea did well to round his marker and finish to the net to give the visitors a sizeable lead, a lead they would not relinquish.

Both team swapped points to make the scoreline 2-5 to 0-5 with five minutes left in the first half. However, some sloppy passing by the home side was punished by three quick points from Laune Rangers going up to the final whistle.

St Pats added a point on the stroke of half time to leave the score 2-8 to 0-6 in favour of the County Championship Quarter Finalists.

St Pats started the second half brightly and added 2 points to quickly reduce the deficit to two goals. However, Laune Rangers always seemed to have the ability to go up a gear and keep some distance between the teams. They added points in the 35th and 38th minute to keep an eight point gap.

However, in the 39th minute, St Pats scored a well deserved goal after a great run through the defence by wing back Luke Mulligan and he finished well. It was now a five point game and Laune Rangers could not shake off the home side.

However, Laune Rangers struck for their third goal in the 42nd minute in controversial circumstances as it appeared Luke Mulligan from St Pats was fouled prior to the goal being scored.

Regardless, John Sheehan gained possession and he fed the ever dangerous Shane McSweeney who finished well to make the score line 3-9 to 1-8.

Sheehan added a monster point immediately after to extend the lead to 8 points. St Pats responded well and they reduced the gap back to two goals with points from frees by Kieran Hurley.

St Pats had a glorious chance to reduce the gap to three points in the 58th minute with a goal chance but substitute Sean Hayes’ shot just hit the side netting. From the resultant kickout, Laune Rangers caught the Blennerville defence off guard and Colm O’Shea was adjudged to have been fouled in the square.

MF Russell blasted the penalty over the bar. Laune Rangers added a further point in the 59th minute by Man Of The Match Shane McSweeney, to run out 8 point winners. Final Score: St Pats 1-10 Laune Rangers 3-12.

Killian Quirke and Eric Teahan both made their competitive debuts with the senior team and they both acquitted themselves very well. Kieran Dwyer also togged out for the senior team for the first time so well done to all three.

St Pats: P Bailey, K Quirke, P McMahon, E Teahan, L Mulligan (1-0), J Foley, S Dowling, L Poff, M O’Sullivan, D Kerins, K Hurley (0-4 frees), B Poff (0-4) , G Savage (0-1), A Byrne (0-1) & W Hurley. Subs: B Savage, A O’Callaghan, S Hayes, B Boyle, J Fitzgerald & K Dwyer.

Juvenile Academy

Thanks to Linda Gleeson, Kerry County Board Coach who did a wonderful session with our under 6’s and under 8’s on Sunday last.

The session was designed around skill acquisition and fun and the players got great enjoyment. Thanks to Kiearn & Denis who put the u10s and 12s through their paces.

Under 12’s/14’s Internal League

The finals of the internal u12/14 league will be played on Wed 27th of Auguest at 6.15pm. The under 12’s were scheduled to play Ballyheigue last Monday. Report in next week’s notes.

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 20th at 7pm in Na Gaeil. The team will be managed by Liam & Brendan Poff. Match report in next week’s notes


The Junior team are in the semi final of the Barrett Cup. However, they are still awaiting their opposition as there are preliminary round games to be played yet. We hope to know of our opponents for the semi final by next week.

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 Morgan O’Connell, Caherslee. May He Rest In Peace.

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