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Registration 2024

The deadline for Membership has now passed, please be sure to have it completed.

Now that some of our teams have resumed training and others will be resuming shortly players and coaches, please register your membership of the Club for 2024. Membership is a vital part of ensuring the club’s continued success and development. Whether you are a player, coach, supporter, parent of a player or member of the wider community we welcome you to register with St. Pat’s. We ask you this year to register through or on Foireann which is available on Apple and Google Play to download.

Club Lotto

Our club lotto took place on Monday Night 1st of April, please see our social media for results.

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 night.

Tony O’Donoghue 10th Year Anniversary Walk

This year’s walk takes place on Saturday 13th of April, walk begins at 4pm from Skelper Quanes. There is music from Ross Brassil from 5-7pm, burgers sponsored by Seamus O’Sullivan Butchers Chefs for the day are 2Beans In A Box.

Unfortunately, Sam Maguire will not be visiting this year for the walk. There is a raffle with spot prizes, there is Darragh Jive O’Donnell from 7-9pm with a bit of a traditional disco. The night is finished off by 80’s/90’s disco with DJ Mick from 9pm. There are medals for finishers, but you will have to be quick as there is limited numbers.

There is a idonate page running if you would like to support or take part why not walk in your local area! | Support Todd’s O Donoghue memorial walk

Remember they are trying to raise enough funds to purchase a jigsaw table, a games table, blue tooth speaker, some Dyson fans for the rooms, diffusers, and some adult Lego, all to make some one’s day a little bit easier.

They are just over €72000 raised for KHF in memory of Tony O’Donoghue’s name let us try to help them hit €75,000 and go out on a high. Any support in any way for this would be amazing and they can guarantee a good night in Skelper Quane’s.

Juvenile Academy

We are Back, St Pats Football Academy took place last Sunday morning and every Sunday Morning in Kerry Sports Academy, MTU North Campus V92HD4V from 11am-12pm. Open to all boys and girls from Under 5 to Under 13. Contact Michael for further information on 086-3855428. Come along any Sunday, All New Members welcome!


All our under 5’s enjoyed a fun filled session on Easter Sunday. There was plenty of kick and bouncing and playing fun games. They all enjoyed a well-deserved Easter egg after the session. Congrats to Danielle and Luca on players of the week.


We had excellent numbers today, so we managed to play 2 games of 4/5 aside at the end.

The start was a bit harder trying to work off the chocolate that was consumed this morning. But overall, all that chocolate provided a great rush of energy and by the end of the session they levelled out after a bit of exercise.

U8 Girls

Our U8 girls practiced drills which involved protecting the ball from their opponent, hand passing and improving on their soloing. Great fun was had by all and the treats at the end of the session were quickly gone. Happy Easter, keep up the practice see you all next week.

U9 Boys

A great Easter Sunday morning for our U9’s we had great numbers who all had super fun. They all were fantastic in their drills stations and showed all of it in the games. Happy Easter to all and hope they enjoyed their treats.

U11 Boys

St Pats U-11’s took part in Tralee/St Brendan’s Under 11 Go Games

Sponsored by Kelleher’s mills last Thursday away to Ballymac. Thanks to Ballymac for facilitating venue change to the Astro on the MTU. Well done to all our players, they all performed brilliantly on the night. The coaches were delighted with the skills shown by our players during the game. Our next game is this Thursday we will be in contact with parents with details of this fixture. It’s important you all continue to attend our training sessions and also keep practicing your skills at home during the week. Co. League go games starts Thurs 11/4 away to An Gaeltacht details for this will be circulated to parents shortly. Naomh Pádraig Abú!!

U10 Girls

Well, done to all the girls on a competitive session this morning at MTU, we hope they had fun.!! We worked on speed, reactions, attacking and defending which they really got stuck into. Sadeigh was our worthy POTW for showing great commitment and a positive approach. Great to see a couple more girls back in this week for their first session of 2024. Every additional player makes a significant difference and would be very welcome in the group…Spread the word and see you all next week!


Our U13’s match takes place on Monday 1st of April against Finuge at 6pm in Finuge.


Due to bad weather affecting pitches our under 15 games scheduled for last Wednesday and Friday we’re postponed. Hopefully the weather will improve sufficiently this week to allow our game against Castleisland Desmond’s to go ahead on Wednesday evening,3rd April, in Ballyrickard.


There was an outstanding display of football last Saturday when our seniors met Kilgarvan in their Round 2 game, but it was St Pat’s that pipped the post for a win. With determination from both teams from early on supporters got a match to remember.

Kilgarvan opened the scoring with a point, Fergal O’Brien was the one who started our scoring with a point also. Straight off the mark this game was going to be heated, Kilgarvan got a goal and two points. With a high kick from the hands of Fergal O’Brien the ball beautifully landed into the top right-hand corner net to secure a goal, with a free in our favour allowed Fergal O’Brien to add another point.

Both teams were well matched in this game with each side not giving an inch, two more points for Kilgarvan with strong defence from St Pat’s players. Another free given to Fergal O’Brien allowed St Pat’s to achieve another point on the board. Kilgarvan quick to close the gap put a point over the bar, Brian Murphy wanting to improve the deficit added another point along with Fergal O’Brien point.

As time ticked on, Eoin O’Carroll with fresh legs hand passed to Gary Savage to put it over the bar. One last point from Kilgarvan and Eoin Greaney’s final point for St Pats brought the game to draw, Half time St Pats 1-07 Kilgarvan 1-07

The second half began with three points from Fergal O’Brien two from play and one from a free edged us ahead. Not to be outdone Kilgarvan were quick to take control of the ball and place it over the bar.

With a score for score happening Brian Murphy once again added a point, Kilgarvan were not willing to relent and got a goal and two points one from play and one from a free. Encouragement on the sideline from both sides allowed each team to push themselves to the limits,

Fergal O’Brien, and Eoin Greaney each added fantastic points. With the kickout Cillian Lynch grabbed the ball over his opponent’s head, Jordan Conway waiting to fast track the ball up to Eoin Greaney where it soared over the bar. Kilgarvan not out of the match yet managed to obtain the ball and send it over St Pats bar.

With the clock ticking down St Pats three final scores came from Eoin Greaney, Fergal O’Brien, and Gary Savage in the form of points.

With seconds passing by Kilgarvan got two points in quick succession, silence on the sideline for both teams waiting for the final whistle to blow.

When it did scenes of pure excitement and the hard work both teams displayed in this match was evident. Full Time St Pats 1-18 Kilgarvan 2-14

St Pats Team:  Niall McCarthy, Ben Sharp, Luke Mulligan, Cillian Lynch, Tommy Nicholson, Conor Moore © Dylan Griffin, Eoin Greaney, Jordan Conway, Liam Poff, Brian Murphy, Conor Enright, Gary Savage, Fergal O’Brien, and Colin Doody.

Subs Used:  Paddy Moran for Tommy Nicholson, Eoin O’Carroll for Dylan Griffin (Injured) Cillian O’Riordan for Liam Poff, Conor Burke for Colin Doody, and Mikey Doody for Eoin O’Carroll.

Our seniors are scheduled to play in Blennerville to Firies B in Round 3 Please keep an eye on O’Shea’s Gala St Pats Lotto Box, Skelper Quanes, Old Clubhouse window for Date and Time for this fixture.

Best of Luck

To Kerry Ladies who play Armagh in the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 Final on Sunday 7th of April at 3pm in Croke Park.

Speedy Recovery

To Dylan Griffin who came off the field injured on Saturday night last.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of David Barton Tralee, John Joe (John) Murphy Cork & Formerly of Camp, Patricia McMahon nee Leahy Gortalea & San Francisco, PJ Herlihy Camp, Noel Brosnan Tralee, Lorraine Leahy Tralee, Edward (Eddie) Rayner Ballyseedy and Donna Cusack Phelan née Leahy Tralee.

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