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Dingle Way Challenge 2023 

It is back this year for another great day out. It begins on Sunday 4th of June, please find details of the event and route details below.  There are options to choose from for the experienced walker or those who want to enjoy a great day out and see the beautiful scenery which is part of this great event.


Starting at Brandon Creek on the West side of Cnoc Bhréanainn and walking over the shoulder of Mt Brandon, via Fothair na Manach and descending into Arraglen towards Teer Cross on the Eastern side of our 2nd highest peak trekkers will take a left turn and encompass the magnificent and spectacular scenery of Sauce Creak and follow the route to Brandon Point, enjoying the incredible views of Tralee Bay, Loop Head, The Seven Hogs and the Maharees Islands and the sandy beaches of Lower West Kerry. Ultra-walkers will then join the regular route and continue to Camp.

Having enjoyed the refreshments provided in Castlegregory walkers can decide to either (i) continue walking and follow the route to Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp or (ii) finish in Castlegregory where transport will be available to return to Blennerville.

Regular Route

From Brandon point, walkers will join the main road, passing the nostalgic fishing village of Brandon Quay and enjoy a well-earned hot breakfast at Halla le Chéile.

From here, walkers will follow the main road, through Cloghane Village to Fermoyle Beach and exit at the nearby Castlegregory Golf Club and continue on route to Castlegregory Village for further refreshments.

The final trek is a mix of back roads and beaches with Gleanteenassing Forest, Sliabh Mish Mountains on the right-hand side and Tralee Bay to the left as walkers approach the final stop at Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp.

Having enjoyed the refreshments provided in Castlegregory walkers can decide to (i) either continue walking and follow the route to Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp or (ii) finish in Castlegregory where transport will be available to return to Blennerville.

Walkers can also decide to join in the Challenge by starting in Castlegregory and following the route to Camp.

Transport will be available along the route to facilitate any walker(s) who may decide that they have enjoyed enough of the challenge.

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Buses to Blennerville will be provided from Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp to St Pat’s Club in Blennerville.

Updates on: Facebook @stpatsgaaclub or and via email.



Discover the spectacular landscapes and seascapes of the Dingle Peninsula and enjoy a great day of walking and talking with friends, old and new, with options for all, from the casual walker to the Ultra enthusiast.


Note: On-line ticket sales will close at 17:00 on Friday 2nd June. You can register at St Pats Blennerville (V92 RH98) on Sunday 4th June for Ultra route from 4:15 to 5 am, for Standard Route from 6:15 to 7:00am

Early Bird option has now closed: €60 from the 1st of May.

(Transaction charge will be added)

When registering please indicate which option you are most likely to undertake as this will help in the planning of transport and food requirements.

Option 1 (Ultra Route – Brandon Creek to Fitzgerald’s Bar, Camp 48Km):

Starting at Brandon Creek on the West side of Cnoc Bhréanainn to Halla le Chéile via Brandon Point (12Km). Hot breakfast will be available in Halla le Chéile to fortify you for the rest of the trek to Blennerville.

The bus from St. Pats Club to Brandon Creek will leave at 5:00am, pick-up at the Junction Bar at 5:45am. Walking to commence at 6:30 am approx. (These are indicative times actual times will be emailed to you well in advance of the DWC)

Option 2 (Standard Route – Brandon Point to Fitzgerald’s Bar, Camp 32Km):

The standard route will start at Brandon Point and finish at Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp. Buses to Blennerville will be available here to transport you back to Blennerville.

Walkers can decide to (i) complete the 32Km route (ii) complete the route from Brandon Point and finish in Castlegregory or (iii) start in Castlegregory and finish at Fitzgerald’s Bar, Camp.

Transport will be available along the route to facilitate any walker(s) who may decide that they have enjoyed enough of the challenge.

Plan your start time to finish within time.

All participants are required to complete whatever section of the DWC they undertake by 17:30 i.e., will have signed off as completed along the route or in St. Pats Club grounds by 17:30.

At the end of the day’s walking all walkers are invited to relax in the grounds of St. Pat’s GAA Club where a barbeque and music will be provided by the Club.

You can register for this great event at the following link.

Club Lotto 

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €2100 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 13,14,21 & 29.

The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:

Gavin O Shea Spa Rd
Jimmy Savage Curraheen
Trevor Galvin Curraheen
Francis Higgins Lohercannon
Patrick Dillane Clahane
Next week’s lotto will have a jackpot of €2200 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 28/05/2023 at 9:00 PM in Keane’s of Curraheen club lotto can be played online through the club website, Lotto tickets can be purchased from any club officer or at the following outlets:

O’Shea Shop and Service Station Blennerville

Poff Motors Dingle Road

Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers Manor

Noyeks Mile Height


Skelper Quanes

Keane’s Of Curraheen

Betty’s Bar

The Rock Inn

Many Thanks to all who contribute to our weekly club Lotto. The club cannot emphasize 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 club’s future viability. Please have your Lotto entries in by 7pm, every Sunday evening.


A huge well done and thank you to all the girls who joined us in St Pats for the recent 10-week Gaelic for girls LGFA initiative! The girls were presented with their Gaelic for girls Jerseys this morning with some of our younger academy players. Well done to the girls on recently integrating so well into our existing girls Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12 /14 girls training groups.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your families to St Pats. Thanks very much to Paul Lynch for facilitating this programme and for all the coaches who helped deliver it over the last 10 weeks. It’s never too late to try out football, newcomers are always welcome to join at any time. Well done to all.

Derryquay National School Fundraiser 

Derryquay NS are having a bake sale in the school yard this Friday 26th from 10- 2:30pm, all welcome.


Well done to a big attendance of boys and girls for more fun football training at St Pats. It’s great to see the confidence growing and skills of movement and fundamentals improving every week. We added bean bag throwing and catching this week with the W HAND catching ques. Keep up that practice at home. Very well done to our star players this week for their quick feet and enthusiasm. brother and sister Kai and Elsie were inspired by their dad’s evasion skills! Can we catch him next week!! Well done boys and girls.


Another fun, enjoyable morning for the boys with lots of football skills practiced. Keep up the good work at home everyone.

U8 Girls 

Thanks to everyone for a very lively session on Sunday Morning, where we practiced our shooting, soloing, evasion, and teamwork. Well done to Faye our POTW for giving it 100% today. (and making Dad proud.!!) Also, we presented our Gaelic4Girls players with their jerseys and officially concluded this initiative. We wish them well with their teams and look forward to watching them develop further and become future LGFA stars.!! Just to note, We’re planning Go-Games against other clubs soon so our focus in the few next few weeks will be getting the U-8 girls ready for these games – it would be great if as many as possible can make the upcoming sessions to help the girls along… Keep up the practice and see you all next week.


A fun morning with the U9’s on Sunday. The boys all put in great effort with their solo and pick up drills and enjoyed a very competitive game at the end. Keep up the practice at home.

U10 Girls

Training continued Sunday Morning with the biggest turnout so far this year.

Well done to our deserving player of the week who put in a great session.


St. Pats under 11’s had no game this week so we trained last Thursday and Sunday. We had a great turnout for both sessions. The players put in a brilliant effort for both sessions especially Cian, Jack, James, and Bruce. It’s important that all our players turn up to training and keep practicing their skills at home during the week.

We are away to Ballydonoghue/Clounmacon this Thursday 25th. We will be in contact about this in the next couple of days. Training again next Sunday 28th from 12pm- 1pm. Naomh Pádraig Abú!!

U12 Girls  

The U12 Girls were away to Listowel Emmets last Tuesday Evening. It was an exciting game, with some great football on display, the girls gave it their all and were delighted to come away with a one-point win. Well done to all the girls on another great win.

This week we will welcome our new U12 members who will join us from the Gaelic4girls initiative, we are delighted to have them, and they will be a great addition to the team. Our next game is at home to Finuge/St. Senan’s on Tuesday next at 7.30pm.


The U13’s had no game last Sunday, but the lads had three well attended training sessions on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday last in Blennerville. Training continues this Tuesday (on the Astro) and Thursday (pitch) in preparation for our next game at home to Kerins O’Rahillys “B” team next Sunday May 28th at 6pm in Blennerville. We look forward to good attendance at both sessions during the week.

U14 Girls 

The U14 girls played away to John Mitchel’s in the Kerry LGFA Division 8B League final last Sunday evening. The weather conditions were damp and drizzly but that did not stop the girls from playing their hearts out from start to finish.

It was a tightly contested game, with the sides level at full time, unfortunately with no subs available for St. Pats legs were tiring and The Mitchel’s came out on top and the end of extra time. The coaches were very proud of this young team, who gave it their all once again.

Next game is a challenge match this Thursday at home against Ballyduff.


Training continues Monday and Wednesday at 5:30.

The central region competition will begin in a couple of weeks.


Our U17’s St Pats/Kerins O Rahilly’s play away on Monday night to Ballymac B at 7pm in Ballymac.


In our Round 7 game which took place in Ballyduff last Sunday it was a tough game from start to finish. Ballyduff got the first point of the game, Kieran Hurley was quick to add two of his own points.

Ballyduff were the ones to get the next three scores which were points.  With Kieran Hurley, David O Callaghan and Brendan Poff all stepping up to add to our scoring with a point each. With the last point from Ballyduff for them, Kieran Hurley put the last score of the match in the way of a point. St Pats 0-06 Ballyduff 0-05

Ballyduff began the scoring for the second half with a point, Brian Murphy was fouled while heading towards the goals, Kieran Hurley stepped up to take the penalty we were given and rattled the back of the net in the first minute and a half. Ballyduff with back up the field and kicked the ball over the bar, Kieran Hurley put three more points on the board for us.

Ballyduff got another shot, and it soared over the bar for another point, Kieran Hurley added the final point for us. Ballyduff added six points with great resistance from us, but they proved too strong in the end. Well done to all the players and management for a superb performance in this game.

St Pats Team:  Paudie Bailey, Joe O Connor, Cillian O Riordan, Conor Moore, Brian Murphy, Luke Mulligan, Eoin O Carroll, Liam Poff, Niall McCarthy, Gary Savage, Brendan Poff, David O Callaghan, Eoin Greaney, Kieran Hurley, and Breandan Savage.

Subs Used:  Cormac Lynch for Cillian O Riordan, Liam O Sullivan for Niall McCarthy, and Conor Enright for Liam Poff

Senior B’s  

Our senior Bs are out this weekend I the Development League Division 4 Round 4 against Annascaul B in Annascaul on Sunday 28th of May at 2pm.

Please keep an eye for any changes in O Shea’s Gala, Byrnesworth and St Pats Old Clubhouse.


Birthday Wishes to Hannah Shanahan who celebrated a significant birthday recently.


To Ultan Dillane who was part of the squad for La Rochelle who defeated Leinster last weekend.

To Luke O Regan and Diarmuid Waugh who were part of our amalgamated St Pats/Kerins O Rahillys Minors who won the Kerry Youth Cup in soccer recently.

To Tómas Kennedy who was part of Kerry Minors who defeated Limerick last Thursday night and will take part in the Munster Final next week.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Jane Tobin Gallowsfield and Noel Kelter Killerisk.


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