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There was no winner of the last two Lotto draws of €2,200 & €2,300. The numbers drawn on Monday August 24th were 12, 15, 16 & 28. The five €30 consolation prizes for that draw went to Jim Murphy, Derrymore West; Breda Cleary, Stack’s Villas; Joan Harty, Ardfert; Bryan O Sullivan, Clahane and Jim Moriarty, Curraheen. The numbers from last Sunday’s draw were 6, 10, 12 & 19 and the consolation prizes went to Ann Jones, Tonevane; James Sugrue, Blennerville; Seamus Trant, Curraheen; Sonny Flaherty, Derrymore & Mike Jordan, Blennerville. This week’s jackpot will be €2,400 and the draw will take place this Sunday night September 6th at 10pm in Skelper Quane’s Bar. Lotto tickets available from the usual outlets or any club officer.

Juvenile Academy:

Last Sunday saw huge numbers at our academy. Our latest recruit, Ben Deegan of Curraheen got a great St Pats welcome and displayed great pedigree as his father Gerard and uncles Gregory & Conor played for their native Co Down in the nineties winning All Ireland medals. Lean ar aghaidh Ben.

Under 12’s:

Our u12’s had a busy week of football last week playing at home to Desmond’s on Monday evening and away to Cromane on Saturday .

St.Pats 4-9 Castleisland Desmond’s 5-14

Once again we started off great with Tomas o Sullivan winning the throw in. After a great run by Cillian lynch and giving a short pass to Danny Greaney we were unlucky not to score when Danny hit the crossbar. Samuel Abubaker won possession in midfield and kicked a lovely ball into Tomas who popped it over the bar. Our backs Matthew Quilter, Michael Doody, Liam O’Sullivan and Danny Greaney were on top of there game defending very well. It was point for point in this half with Danny scoring a point after receiving another great ball from Cillian. Tomas scored another 2 points but Desmond’s responded with a goal. Nathan made a great save in goals and passed to Samuel who was cleaning up in midfield along with his partner Tomas. Aaron Murphy who just made his entrance onto the field caught a lovely ball, passed it to Danny and Danny planted the ball into the back of the net. However Desmond’s scored 2 goals in succession just before the final whistle. Half time score St.Pats 1-4 Desmond’s 3-4.
Desmond’s opened the score line in the second half with a goal. Tomas responded with a point. After a great save from Nathan once again and a great clearance from Liam o Sullivan the ball was worked well into our forwards Oisin Tobin ,Cillian lynch, Sean Crowley and Colin Doody. Sean Crowley made a great interception and gave Colin Doody the opportunity to rattle the net. Both teams took advantage of their scoring opportunities with Danny scoring a further 1-3 and Aaron Murphy scored a soccer style goal but Desmond’s had a lot more possession. Matthew quilter made a great block and passed the ball to Michael Doody. Oisin Tobin read the ball well and passed it to Corey O Shea who gave a lovely ball to Diarmuid Griffin but we were unfortunate not to score before the final whistle. Final score St.Pats 4-9 Desmond’s 5-14

On Saturday evening the team was outplayed by a strong Cromane side. We managed 2 points from Aaron Murphy and one point from Tomas O’Sullivan in the first half. Our solitary second half score was a goal by Dylan Griffin. Hopefully there won’t be too many more birthdays between now and the end of season!


Our Juniors are into the semi final of the McElligott Cup where they will play Gneeveguilla away on the weekend of September 12/13th. Exact date and time of the fixture will be known next week. They will play Kerins O’Rahilly’s in the last round of the Junior Town League on Monday September 7th in Blennerville at 7pm.


Division 3 County League Round 3 Back Game Sunday 30/08/2015

St Pats Blennerville 0-05 An Ghaeltacht 1-17

This Round 3 back game played in Blennerville on Sunday turned out to be a very one sided affair with An Ghaeltacht dominating proceedings from start to finish. St Pats were struggling all over the pitch and indeed An Ghaeltacht could have won by much more but for some excellent saves from St Pat’s keeper John Fitzgerald. An Ghaeltacht opened their account after 3 minutes with a point from Dara O Sè, They followed up with scores from PJ Mac Lamh and 2 from the excellent corner forward Sean O’ Conchur. O’Conchur was unlucky not to have goaled when his shot came back of the crossbar in the twelfth minute. It took St Pats all of 13 minutes to register their first score a point from Brendan Poff but this had no real effect on proceedings as An Ghaeltacht were rampant at this point, Andy Byrne being the only St Pats player offering any resistance. An Ghaeltacht notched 5 further points in the half with St Pats only other score coming from the booth of David O’Callaghan. Sean O’Conchur was unlucky not to have goaled in the last minute of the half when John Fitzgerald pulled of a brilliant save in the St Pats goal. Half time score St Pats 0-02 An Ghaeltacht 0-09
St Pats juggled things around for the start of the second half making a number of positional switches and introduced Michael O’Sullivan to midfield but it was An Ghaeltacht who continued to dominate the proceeding. An Ghaeltacht scored 5 points in the first quarter of the half with St Pats only managing one solitary point. Indeed St Pats were lucky not to have shipped two goals in this period when John Fitzgerald pulled off two top class saves. As the game entered the final quarter it was only just a matter of how much An Ghaeltacht would win this one by. An Ghaeltacht did goal in the final five minutes of the game when wing back PJ Mac Lamh slipped in for a well taken goal.

An Ghaeltacht were convincing winners and had star performances all over the pitch, they were fitter more organised, determined and fully deserved to win this one. This is a very young An Ghaeltacht team that we will see a lot more off in the coming years
St Pats will want to forget this one in a hurry with John Fitzgerald and Andy Byrne the only players to give any resistance
Man of the match could have gone to any number of An Ghaeltacht players but corner forward Sean O’Conchur was on fire scoring 0-04 and setting up many more scores he could easily have added 2 goals to his tally

St Pats – J Fitzgerald, C Moore, P Mc Mahon(0-01), K Dwyer, A Byrne, K O Shea, L Mulligan, L Poff, L O’Sullivan, D O’Callaghan(0-02 1f), B Poff(0-01), J Conway, G Savage, K Hurley, A Greaney , Subs Used – W Hurley,M O’Sullivan(0-01), J Foley, J Costello, S Dowling

An Ghaeltacht – T Mac An Tsaoir(0-01 1×45), B O’Beaglaoich(0-01), C O’ Luing, C O’Murchu, PJ Mac Lamh(1-01), M O’Se, C O’Fiannachta, R O’ Se(0-030, D O’Se(0-02), P O’Se, C O’Coilean, C O’Ceilleavher, S O’Conchuir(0-04), E O’Conchur, C O’Muircherthaigh (0-010 Subs Used – M O’Gormoin(0-01), O O’ Se, C O’ Gairbhi(0-01)

Our seniors play the last remaining back-game they have in the County League this Saturday night where they travel to Ardfert to take on the locals. Throw in is at 6pm. A win would see them creep up into 3rd place with two games remaining.

Family Fun Day:

Our annual fun day will take place on Sunday next September 6th. The day will commence with a walk in memory of club stalwart, Tony O’Donoghue. The 5k walk will leave the clubhouse at 11.45am and refreshments will be served on return where we will have a donation box for Palliative Care. After that the afternoon will be filled with activities for all ages. More information will be on our Facebook and website during the week. Hope to see you all there.

Garveys Supervalu Sports Gear:

St Pats finished in 3rd place in the Garveys Sportsgear competition that ran over the last number of weeks. Thanks to all our patrons who helped to gain 3rd position by donating their receipts and to Garveys Supervalu for sponsoring the initiative.

Best Wishes:

Best wish to all the young kids of the area who started school last week.


The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to our club PRO Mike Greaney and his family on the passing of his father Jerry Greaney, late of Cloghane.

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