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Dingle Way Challenge

“The Dingle Way Challenge” makes a welcome return on Sunday 5th June.

This is a really important fundraiser for the Club and we ask all our members to encourage family, friends and work colleagues to participate. Registration can be completed on www.eventbrite.iepage https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dingle-way-challenge-2022-tickets-311793321217 or on the club website www.stpatsgaaclub.com.

Club Lotto

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €5000 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 19, 22, 26 & 28.  The five €30 consolation prizes went to:

Denis Foley Kerins Park
Sarah Turner Annagh
Michael Moriarty Derrymore West
Safira Ekren Blackrock
Tom and Ciarain Sears Clahane
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €5100 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 29/05/2022 at 9-15PM. Club lotto can be played online through the club website www.stpatsgaaclub.com, lotto tickets can be purchased from any club officer or at the following outlets:

O’Sheas Shop and Service Station Blennerville

Poff Motors Dingle Road

Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers Manor

Noyeks Mile Height

Byrnesworth

Skelper Quanes

Keanes of Curraheen

Betty’s Bar

Rock Inn

Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. The Club cannot emphasise enough the importance of our members promoting the Club Lotto among family, friends and work colleagues. The Lotto is now a critical source of funds for the Club.

We are appealing to all club members to promote our lotto at this time to ensure our clubs future viability.

Please have your lotto entries in by 7pm, every Sunday evenings.

Registration

Membership for 2022 should be completed now via www.foireann.ie. Information on using foireann and on membership rates is available on the Club website www.stpatsgaaclub.com. If anyone is having any difficulties using foireann please contact a coach or Club officer and assistance will be provided.

GAA Healthy Club

We are delighted to have had a really successful launch on our IRISH LIFE HEALTHY CLUB JOURNEY.

Thanks so much to all the families from club & community who turned out to support our event. We were delighted to avoid the rain, despite great community spirit rowing in at the last minute with Gazebos galore!

The winners for the Keep Fit Prizes were

Elaine Flynn Annagh
Rose O Mahoney Ballyard
Cian Enright
Margaret & Stephen Enright Curraheen
Anne Maria Scanlon Annagh
Thanks to our own parents and Bridget O‘Riordan for coordinating the childrens food. There was a great display of healthy options to choose from. We had delicious options from Muerte BBQ and 2-Beans-in-a-box. Thanks very much to chartered physiotherapist Mark Thompson, of Fairies Cross Medical Centre, for giving up his time for free advice on all matters physiotherapy / orthotics. Thankfully we didn’t need his pitch side services despite a very competitive U11 boy’s vs U12+ girl’s match & extremely fraught Tug-of-War challenges.

Thanks to both our minor team manager Eoin Sayers and former Kerry player and manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice for a great chat with the kids on healthy habits growing up both with choices in what they eat and their habits off and on the field.

The INTERGENERATIONAL ROUNDERS proved real fun for all 50+ that joined in the 2 matches. We hope to keep this initiative going on a monthly basis on a Sunday afternoon. Watch the page for updates.

There was lots more fun with welly throwing, crazy shoe contests, sports day races fully organised by Kara Plumley & her team. They had great fun with old fashioned style family fun. We mustn’t forget to mention the excitement of the ‘Slow bicycle Race’. A great crowd pleaser and finally kids soaking coaches with wet sponge fun!!

All in all, this was a real community event & great fun for all who joined in. We even got 3 more participants for our healthy club team!

Naomh Pádraig Abú

Don’t forget to have your say in what you would like the club to offer. Find our club mapping survey on previous posts and WhatsApp groups.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO CLUB & COMMUNITY YOUNG & OLD! Don’t forget to have your say in what’s important in our quick club mapping survey ⬇

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DQSIkWdsW0yxEjajBLZtrQAAAAAAAAAAAAa__byToeZUM1k1QUtaTjNCTFVFMzlKQ0cxSktPNTE0Ti4u

Our aim is for our club to become a hub for health in our community. Please join us on our journey. If you’re interested in getting involved please contact our Health Club Officer on: 0860588392.

Juvenile Academy

U5

A great turnout for U5 training this weekend. We had great fun playing some agility games, dodging the mines / volcanoes, kicking practice, obstacle course and a variation of cuckoos’ nest to finish. Training was followed by St Pat’s family fun day. Those that stayed on got an opportunity to practice their throwing skills and soak Coach Aidan in the wet sponge game. Great fun for all!

U8 Girls

Very well done to our 16 under 8 girls on Sunday morning. We worked on hand passing, kick passing & tackling skills. The girls showed great skill & determination. Keep up the kicking & hand passing at home girls. Well done to all of you.

 

U9 Boys

The u9s started by doing Dribbling drills around poles focusing on soloing & proper pickups off the ground. We then practiced our hand passing and kick passing in pairs. Finally we practiced shooting for points and goals. We finished the session with a good match. We play Dingle in Dingle on Monday night at 6.30pm. See you all there.

 

U10 Girls

U10 Girls trained today Sunday morning May 22nd at St. Pat’s. They practiced key match skills ahead of their much anticipated match next week coached by Labhraidh and Monica. The girls focused on scoring and soloing skills and this was followed by a match. Clodagh was our player of the week. She worked hard during training and in the match displayed her much improved kicking skills and deservedly won player of the week. Well done to Clodagh and to all the girls! Remember to keep practicing at home and see you all next week!

U11

Our u11 boys had no county go game last week but the week was still a busy one with a game amongst ourselves last Thursday and a great ding dong battle with the u12 girls on Sunday. This was part of the very well organised family fun day by our club Health & Well-being Officer Fiona and her team. We are due to start phase two of the county go games programme this Thursday. We are expecting the fixtures to be emailed our early next week so a text will go up to the parents WhatsApp group and to our Facebook page when they are announced. Keep up the skills work at home!

U12 Girls

Our u12 girls played at home last Tuesday evening in a double header against castlegregory (the north Kerry plate final and 2nd round of the county district league.) In what can only be described as monsoon conditions our girls braved the wet and cold evening, it took a while for both teams to settle with the ball as slippery as a bar of soap and our girls with plenty of attempts at scoring but miss judging the wind. The st pats girls soon got in their stride with our forwards Ailbhe, Kaela and Niamh all getting on the scoreboard with points and finding the back of the net. Emma and Lucy did a great job helping to get the ball into them.

Our mid-field pair Sarah and Aisling fought for every ball covering a lot of ground around the pitch helping our backs out and even getting their own scores in.

Our backs Chloe, Safira and Jessica worked hard along with goalie Eve and it showed as castlegregory couldn’t break them down. Alannah &Meaghan gave 110% fighting and winning for every ball, finding their forwards.

All girls gave it their all in horrendous conditions and have made their coaches, parents and club so proud.

U13

Well done to all the players who travelled to Killarney last Sunday evening to play against Killarney Legion. While it was a disappointing result the effort and good football played in the 2nd half was encouraging. Credit to Killarney Legion for a sporting game and making use of their subs. Thanks to everyone who gave lift’s to players, it was appreciated. Training continues on Wednesday at 5:45pm and our next game is on Sunday with a home game at 6pm vs Annascaul/Lispole. If you haven’t registered as a player and club member for 2022 please do so without delay by logging on to www.foireann.ie.

If you are having any difficulty registering via Foireann for Under 13’s please contact Sean.

U17 Central Region

St Pats/Kerins O Rahillys 4-15

Skellig/Valentia 2-11

Despite the rather comfortable looking score line, this was a hard fought game. Skellig/Valentia raced into a 2-3 to 0-1 lead after 10 mins. Through sheer determination and teamwork, our lads got to grips with the game and started to dominate in all sectors of the pitch. For the next 20 mins, the team played as if they had played together for years, with fierce defensive displays,   powerful midfield running and free flowing attacking flair. Skellig/Valentia couldn’t cope with the new energy and by halftime we were in full command.

H/T

St Pats/Kerins O Rahillys 3-9

Skellig/Valentia 2-3

The 2nd half was less explosive. Skellig/Valentia fought desperately to get back into the game but an early penalty put the result beyond doubt. Both sides traded points throughout the rest of the half. Needing goals, Skellig/Valentia hammered on the door but our defence stood firm, realising that conceding points would not change the result and so our opponents scored the last 5 points in the final few minutes. This was an excellent display for 50 mins. Hopefully we can begin our next game with the same intensity that we are capable.

Thomas Sheehy, StP

Cody O’Shea, KoR

James Dowling, StP

Paddy Moran, StP

Josh Quilter, StP

Ben Sharpe, StP

Callum Hayes, StP

Cian Moran, KoR

Seamus Cahill KoR

Ryan Houlihan KoR

Jake Hoare KoR

Callum Houston StP

Tomas Kennedy KoR

Sam Barrero StP

Sean Collins KoR

Subs

Tadhg Moran KoR

Diarmuid Waugh StP

Evan McCarthy KoR

Man of the Match Thomas Kennedy

The Central Region sponsored by Kellihers’ Toyota Tralee Round 4 is to take place on the 23rd of May at 7pm. St Pats/Kerins O Rahillys play Castlegregory in Castlegregory.

Seniors

Our seniors travelled to Currow last Sunday to play in their Round 7 game, David O Callaghan was the first to open the scoring with a point. Currow answered with their own point, Fergal O Brien, Luke Mulligan, Adrian Greaney, Liam Poff all added their own points at different stages throughout the game.  Currow added four of their own scores between our own, just when we thought we were ahead Currow scored a goal, David O Callaghan put two points over the bar to keep us ahead. Currow added one more point for this half, Fergal O Brien put two of his own points on the board. Currow were the last to score in this half with a point. The half time score was St Pats 0-09 to Currow 1-07.

The second half began with such speed it was hard to keep track of the ball Currow scored a point first but Luke Mulligan was on hand to score his own point. The scoring kept going score for score with each side adding points up our own coming from Luke Mulligan, Adrian Greaney and Kieran Hurley. Currow took over the scoring for a while but as time ticked down Fergal O Brien gained his own point with Luke Mulligan added a final point for St Pats. Currow continued their scoring with points the final whistle blew with the score line reading St Pats 0-15 to Currow 1-16.

Subs Used Kieran Hurley came on for an injured David O Callaghan in the first half, Second Half Subs were Joe O Connor Off Adam Mulvihill On, Brian Murphy Off Cormac Lynch On, and Eoin Greaney Off Cillian O Riordan On

Our Seniors B play their Round 4 game against Duagh in Blennerville at 2pm on the 29th of May.

Congratulations

To our U12 Girls who won the North Kerry Division 5 Plate Final in the 2nd round of the County League Games against Castlegregory on 18th of May.

To the pupils of Blennerville National School who made their First Holy Communion Last Saturday in St Johns Church Tralee.

Speedy Recovery

To David O Callaghan who was injured in the senior match against Currow at the weekend.

Best of Luck

To Kerry in their Munster GAA Football Senior Championship against Limerick in Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday 28th of May at 3pm.

Sympathy

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Noreen O Connor Racecourse Lawn and Noreen Quirke Ballymullen Post Office.

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