St Pats GAA Club News

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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 01, 19, 23 & 30. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Jimmy Sugrue Lohercannon, Michael Curran Blennerville, Laila Counihan Curraheen, Liz O’Connor Curraheen and John O’Connor Curraheen

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €4,800 and the draw will take place on Sunday night March 3rd in O’Dwyer’s Bar. Lotto tickets can be purchased online, from any club officer or at the following outlets: Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers, O’Shea’s Shop and Service Station, Poff Motors, Noyeks, Byrnesworth, Rock Inn, Dwyer’s Bar, Skelper Quane’s, Betty’s Bar and Keane’s of Curraheen.

Dingle Way Challenge 2019

Plans for the biggest and best DWC so far are well underway.  The date is set for June 2nd (keep that date free and marked in your diaries and calendars). And as usual, there will be two challenges: The standard DWC, which is has a choice of 2 options – Option 1 is a 31km walk with the route going from from Ballyferriter to Dingle, and there will be return buses to Blennerville available from Dingle; Option 2 is a 53km walk from Ballyferriter to Annascaul (again, there will be buses available to Blennerville from Annascaul). Please note that buses will leave from Blennerville at 7am sharp for this option.

And then we have the ultra route, which is 60km. This option starts at 5.45am at Murragh walk via Smerwick Harbour and Slea Head and on to Duncaoin for breakfast at Krugers, from where the walk takes you around Slea Head and on to Ventry and to Dingle for lunch. The ultra walkers will leave Dingle on the old Connor Pass road and turning east along the high road with takes in the spectacular views of Dingle Bay via Lispole and Minard with the walk finishing in Annascaul.

The DWC registration is now open via with an early bird offer of €45 if you register before the 30th of April or €50 if you register on or after the 1st of May.


On-line membership registration for 2019 is now open on the Club website
Membership subscription rates and other information is available on the website
We urge all players, parents and supporters to register their membership of the Club as soon as possible.

If you completed on-line registration last year you can register using the MCF app that you may have downloaded.
Completing registration on-line provides you with access to your information at any time and reduces the administration effort for the Club.
Thank you for continuing to support St. Pats by registering as a member.

Open Meeting

There will be an open meeting for all members of the club, particularly the parents of the JuvenileAcademy kids this Thursday, the 28th of February at 8pm. The venue for this meeting is the Lee Suite, Rose Hotel. Teas and coffees will be provided on the night. It is very important that all club members attend this meeting.

Juvenile Academy

U6: We had a fun session to finish off our indoor training this morning. We’re looking forward to more space and less noise on our AstroTurf pitch!!
We did a circuits based session this morning with stations of ball handling, agility, kicking & goal scoring. Great to see the practice paying off & kicking skills improving. Particular mention to Tommy Flynn & Austyn Flynn & Aaron Costello for practicing their kicking skills which are improving every week. Paddy Costello showed he’s been practicing at home with much improved timing of kicking, great attention today earned him the player of the week trophy.
Don’t forget outdoors next week in Blennerville at 10.30am and get your St Pats gear ready for the St Patricks’s Day Parade for plenty of fun & treats!! Gooo St Pats

U8: The enthusiasm of our under eight players continues to shine at our weekly Sunday morning sessions in the Cumann Iosaef Hall. Last Sunday we had a very good attendance and it is becoming more obvious that some of our players are practising at home during the week. Great effort was put in by all during the session. We are moving outdoors to our astro turf in St Pats from Sunday, the 3rd of March at 10.30am.

U10: Another great session was enjoyed by this young group of emerging stars, with a lot of fun and games had during the hour. It is great and encouraging to see all the kids improving weekly. Training moves back outdoors to our club grounds in Blennerville from 10.30 to 11.30am.

U12: St. Pats under 12’s were training last Friday on our Astro pitch and again last Sunday  indoors in Cumann Iosaef. Everyone put in a great effort especially Liam O’Connor, Gary Scollard, Aiden Hayes and Darragh Murphy.  Next training session is this Fri 1st of March 5.45pm to 6.45pm on our Astro in Blennerville Gaa Pitch and then again next Sunday 3rd of March  from 10.30am to 11.30am on the Gaa pitch in Blennerville. The u12 county league starts Sunday 31st of March so It’s important ye all continue to attend our training sessions and keep practicing yer skills at home during the week. Naomh Pádraig Abú !!

U14 Boys: Our U 14 boys played neighbours, Kerins O’Rahillys last Sunday morning in Blennerville in a Tralee Town Board League fixture. We gave a much better performance on the day but lost out in the end to a predominantly young team.

Team: James Dowling, Josh Quilter, Thomas Sheehy, Jamie Lynch, Daniel Sheehy, Seanie Murphy, Fionn Dairo, Paddy Moran, Callum Houston, Mark O’Brien, Callum Hayes, Diarmuid Waugh, Rory Kelliher, Quin Griffin, Zach Howarth. Sub: Eddie Stack

There’s no match at the weekend as we have a bye. In the meantime, training continues on Mondays and Wednesdays on our astro pitch at 7.00pm.

U14 Girls: Training commences this Wednesday at 6pm in Cumann Iosaef. Please remember to wear appropriate foot wear and don’t forget your gum shileds. There will be a cost of €2 per player to cover the costs of hall rental.


There was no game last week for our minors, however, we welcome Finuge to Blennerville in Round 2 of the MFL this Saturday the 2nd of March at 4pm. Please come out and support the lads!


Just like our minors, the senior team also had no match last weekend. We will be away to Keel in Round 1, Div 3 of the SFL on Sunday, the 10th of March. We wish the entire panel the best of luck in their campaign. If there are any changes between now and then, we will announce it on our Facebook page.


Congratulations to former St Pats player, Adrian Greaney, who won the Sigerson Cup with UCC as a selector. Adrian was also captain when UCC won it back in 2011.

Community Games

Well done to those that took part in county art and Handwriting competition Congratulations to Ciara Fitzgibbon on winning second place u16 girls art. Boys u10 were in Duagh for indoor soccer, fun was had by all. Thanks to Conor Culloo for coaching. GYMNASTIC Community Games. We are now taking entries for boys & girls U9/U11/U13 & U15.
FUTSAL, boys and girls u13 and U15.
Leave a message on Blennerville/Ballyard’s Facebook page or contact Marie 0876964673

Ardfert Retreat Centre

Christian Spiritual Deveopment Course – The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays, 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

Parish Day Retreat: Sun. 3rd March, 10.00am-5.00pm: Open to individuals from any parish who wish to attend.

Summer Retreat: Fr. Philip Baxter, OFM Cap., Fri. 7th – Thurs.13th June – Book now.



The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Marie McMahon Dublin.

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