St Pat’s GAA/Blennerville News

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There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €12,700. The numbers drawn were 06, 11, 12 & 28.

The five €30 consolation prizes went to Ger McCarthy c/o Betty’s Bar; Brendan & Shannon Quille, Lohercannon; Margaret & Lorraine Kennedy, Asdee; James Counihan, Curraheen & Rory Denn, Blackrock, Cork.

This week’s jackpot will be €12,800 and the draw will take place this Sunday night October 19th at 10pm in O’Dwyer’s Bar. Lotto tickets available from the usual outlets or any club officer.

Last Person Standing Autumn 2014 

The Annual St Pats Last Person Standing competition will commence this weekend October 18th/19th. Rules and fixtures can be collected from O’Shea’s Texaco or by contacting

As usual the prize for the last person standing will be €500 and the last lady standing will receive a bonus of €100.

Thanks in advance to our weekly sponsors who have come on board to support us again. A Registration evening for LPS Autumn 2014 will be held in the clubhouse this Friday 17th Oct from 8-9pm and all entry fees and week #1 selections will be collected that evening. Week #1 is kindly sponsored by Poff Motors.

Strictly Come Dancing 2014

Following on from the success of last year’s event, we are delighted to announce that we are running our “Strictly Come Dancing” this December.

The event will take place on Friday December 5th at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. There will be a limited number of tickets for sale in the coming weeks and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

This year promises to be as good, if not better than last year which was a sellout! We hope to be in a position to announce our dancers next week so watch this space for more information on the event!

Juvenile Academy

Our academy had a very busy weekend with our under 6’s away to John Mitchels, our under 8’s away to Moyvane and the under 10’s had training with their coach Kieran O’Shea in Blennerville.

John Mitchels hosted both of our u 6 teams.  This was the final game of the year and the skill levels have greatly improved as displayed in both games. Jack, Luke, Michael, Stephen, Sharon, Ruan, Darragh, Keelin, Justin, Caolfhionn, Maeve, Mark, Amy Lee, Rory, & Robert played with great determination and commitment and certainly have shown great skills during the year.

Thanks to our friends in John Mitchels for the warm welcome and hospitality and well done to our future stars.Our U8’s travelled to Moyvane to play their last game of the season and in the beautiful October sunshine what a game they served up for their loyal followers who travelled the long distance to support them.

All our St Pats players played the full game and they all played with the heart, spirit and determination that is expect when they wear the St Pats jersey.

The game was played in a good competitive manner. It ebbed and flowed from end to end throughout the course of the 40 minutes. Our five backs performed brilliantly Jamie Lynch and Zach Howarth’s solid tackling and close marking stopped many Moyvane attacks in their tracks and so willing were our other backs Gráinne Breen, Thomas Sheehy and Diarmiud Waugh to help their team they all drafted forward at different stages to chip in for some vital scores.

Samuel Barrero and Joseph Laucher were on fire around the middle of the field. Their surging runs forward tormented our opponents defence all day long and they both got some fine scores.

Our forwards as well as scoring themselves worked their socks off for the team. Time and time again Fionn Diaro, Daniel Sheehy, Rory Kelleher and Killian took turns covering back to help out their teammates.

A special mention this week must go to Diarmuid Waugh who played despite only getting a few hours shut eyes having attended lreland’s win over Gibraltar in the Aviva on the evening before also a special thanks to Danny Greaney for giving us a hand during the game.

As the season is coming to an end this was a great performance by our future St Pats stars to finish off their season. The management team of Johnny Enright, Dipo Diaro and Conor Culloo are delighted and proud with the improvement of their skills each player has shown each week over the course of the year.

On Sunday next, our final academy session of the year will take place at 10.30am in Blennerville. Thanks to all the coaches, parents and everyone who helped during the year.  We will have refreshments for everyone on Sun morning and skills competitions for the players.

Club Gear

Our newly designed club jersies and shorts and socks are now available to order.  Please contact Therese Greaney 087 6988052 or Cathy Hogan 087 6520923 for more details. An ideal Christmas present!!!


Coaching Courses


The Kerry County Board have advertised some coaching courses at different levels.  Our club needs new coaches to come on board.  If you would like to participate, please contact Mary Wallace on 087-2741560 or Terry Boyle on 086-2361687.

A big thanks also to Luke Mulligan, who is coaching the youngsters in Blennerville NS and to Johnny Enright who is coaching in Derryquay NS.




Our senior team played Na Gaeil in the St Brendan’s Championship Semi Final last Saturday night in Killeen with the home team taking the spoils on a score-line of 0-20 to 1-11.

St Pats started brightly with an early goal from Gary Savage after a great incisive run by Adrian Greaney. However, Na Gaeil dominance in the 2nd and 3rd quarter essentially won the game for them. St Pats rallied to close the deficit in the second half and they had a golden opportunity to do so but Kieran Hurley’s penalty hit the post.

Na Gaeil were the better team on the day and we wish them luck in the final. Our seniors play Tarbert in the last game of the year in the CountyLeague. This has been provisionally fixed for Sunday November 9th.




Our junior team will play the final of the Barrett Cup vs Beaufort this Saturday October 18th at 4:30pm. At the time of these notes going to print, the venue has yet to be decided. Please keep an eye on the club notes for further information on this fixture.

We wish Pat Foley, Kevin Quirke and the team the best of luck and we encourage as many members as possible to go and support the team next Saturday.

Blennerville National School

St. Brendan’s N. S. Blennerville wish to thank everyone who contributed old clothes to our collection last Friday. Our hall was completely full and it raised a hugely impressive €761.75 for the school! Thank you to parents and friends of the school for making it such a success.

Thanks to parent Maura O’Donnell who spoke to 3rd and 4th classes on how people managed without electricity long ago. This was part of our Energy Action day, for our new Green flag.

Thank you to Scott, who called to the school last week and donated 3 bags of spike/volleyballs to us. We really appreciate the kind gesture.

The school Halloween disco will take place on Friday 24th October in the Scout hall in the Garvey’s Supervalu car park, Tralee at 6pm. Witches, ghosts and all scary beings in costume are welcome! There will be a ‘dark disco’ until 8pm.

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 like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Noreen Brown, Clahane & Hannah O’Connor, Pembroke Street. May They Rest In Peace.

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