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Dingle Way Challenge

We are pleased to announce that our Dingle Way Challenge is back for another year. This event takes place on Sunday 2nd of June.

Please find details of the two routes below we have available this year for you to choose from.

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a first timer, looking for a challenge this year’s Dingle Way Challenge promises an unforgettable journey through the rugged beauty of the West Kerry peninsula.

The allure of the 2024 Dingle Way Challenge lies in the diverse landscapes of the routes. For the Ultra route (42Km) starting at Coumeenole, through the lovely town of Dingle, onto Lispole and finishing in Annascaul.

The Standard Route (30Km) will start at beautiful Ventry beach, through the lovely town of Dingle, onto Lispole and finishing in Annascaul.

Register on-line through eventbrite, registration closes on Friday 31st May at 5pm.
Early Bird option: €70 before the 1st May; €75 from the 1st May.
(transaction charge will be added)

Check in on the morning of 2nd June will be in St Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville, Tralee and buses will be available to take you to the start points of the Routes. More detailed information on the eventbrite page  Dingle Way Challenge 2024 Tickets, Sun 2 Jun 2024 at 05:00 | Eventbrite.

Since our Eventbrite page went live, many have booked their place. There are limited numbers for this event so be quick you don’t want to miss this great day out!

Club Lotto

There was no winner of our club Lotto Jackpot of €2100 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 09,11,15 & 28. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:

1.      Adam Roche Curragraigue

2.      Noel Foley c/o Betty’s Bar

3.      Adrian Greaney Online

4.      Marian Williams c/o Byrnesworth

5.      Tom Hill Lohercannon

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2200 and the draw will take place on Sunday Night 28/04/2024 at 9pm in Skelper Quanes Bar club Lotto can be played online through the club website online at 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 night.

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!


Well, done to all our under 5s on another fun and energetic session. Great determination by Dylan Vahey and Robyn McMahon made them well deserved players of the week. Well, done to all the boys and girls for great effort. See you all next week!


There was a superb effort by all our U7’s this morning. There was plenty work done on handpassing, tackling and the pick-up followed by a match. Well done to all involved and Tom who was our player of the week.

U9 Boys

Big numbers turned out for our U9’s at Sunday mornings academy session. They had great fun taking on a few new games and drills and enjoyed a competitive game to finish up. We are playing away to Castlegregory this Tuesday with Throw In at 6:30pm.

U8 Girls

We had a great session this morning we joined the under 10 girls and did some hand passing in pairs and a tackling game in groups finished with 5×5 match all the girls showed their skills this morning and how enthusiast they all are. Our player of the week and well deserved was Amy. Well, done Amy!

U10 Girls

We had a great session this morning and all the girls showed great enthusiasm and an incredible appetite for hard work and learning the skills of the game. They really impressed all the coaches. Our player of the week this week was Eva who show great skill and desire to get stuck in, well done Eva. Keep up the practice at home girls and we will see you all next week. Regards, Coaches.

U11 Boys

St Pats U-11’s went west along the road again last Thursday evening to play our neighbours Annascaul in Round 2 of the Lee Strand Co League Go Games.

It was great to be able to field two teams again which were made up of our U9’s and U11’s. All our players tried their best and the coaches were delighted with that.

We encourage our players to keep physically active now that the evenings are getting longer. This will improve fitness levels and will really be beneficial when participating in games and training.

Our next game is this Thursday 25/4 at home to Kerins O’Rahillys we will be in contact with parents with details of same. It is important you all continue to attend our training sessions and keep practicing your skills at home during the week. Naomh Pádraig Abú!!

U12 Girls

Na Gaeil proved to be a tough opposition for what was our first U12 match of the season.  They got the better of us in the first half with some impressive scoring. In the second half with the wind on our side the girls fought hard to catch up.

They had a very strong final quarter showing great attacking skills, overpowering the opposition, and booting over plenty of scores from play in quick succession. The girls displayed great teamwork with some good football on show and hopefully learned a lot.

Special mention to our 3 U10s who did themselves proud. It was a bright start to our matches for 2024! Thanks to all the parents for supporting the girls, to Na Gaeil for a very sporting game and to referee Del White.

The girls trained on Sunday up at the MTU under the stewardship of Noel and Monica. We are due to play Churchill in Round 2 of the North Kerry U12 go games next Tuesday evening in Blennerville at 6:30pm.


Well done to all the lads this evening in the win over Northern Gaels, 4:11 to 3:5. In fabulous sunshine in Blennerville, we dominated from the start and every player made a huge contribution.

The opposition made it tough for us at times, but our lads were not found wanting. The attitude and application was spot on. Well, done lads. Training again tomorrow at 6pm in St. Pats.


After the lull of caused by wet pitches and postponed games the tempo’ for the under 15’s picked up last week. We had one of our few training sessions on a pitch when we trained in Ballyrickard on Monday evening.

On Wednesday we travelled to Currow for a Lee Strand Co. League A game against Currow.  Overall, we proved too strong for the local team however all the players on the St. Pats/Kerins O’Rahillys got good game time which was badly needed.

While we maintained the upper hand all through the game Currow never gave up and badly missed some of their key players who missed the game due to a school fixture outside the County.

On Friday evening we were back in action again in Blennerville for a Lee Strand Co. League B game against Laune Rangers.  After the win on Wednesday evening, we were brought back to earth with a comprehensive defeat to the visitors.

While playing some decent football we were unable to translate our possession into scores and credit goes to Laune Rangers for the quality of their team. We had a good few players who hadn’t played on Wednesday’s A game, and it was good that they got game time on Friday evening.

On Monday 22nd we are scheduled to play Glenflesk/Kilgarvan in Ballyrickard at 7pm and on Wednesday 24th against Duagh in Ballyrickard at 7pm.


Our U17 came away with a win against Annascaul/Lispole last Monday night. Their next game takes place on Monday night 22nd of April, against Ardfert in Strand Road at 7pm.


St Pat’s achieved a comfortable win at the weekend against Tuosist, with the sun shining St Pats led for all the match. There were scores coming from Gary Savage, Fergal O’Brien and Colin Doody, there was a superb goal scored by Tommy Lynch, which stunned the Tuosist goalkeeper it went past so quick.

Tuosist tried hard to stop the scoring and managed three points, but we proved too strong. There were assists for scores coming from Darragh Moriarty, Brian Murphy, Conor Moore, and Tommy Nicholson. Half Time score St Pats 1-09 Tuosist 0-03

With heat increasing St Pats added more scores with Conor Enright, Fergal O’Brien, Dylan Griffin, Colin Doody, David Moriarty, Luke Mulligan, and Conor Burke. Each player had a great game providing opportunities through assists or providing strong defence throughout the match to keep Tuosist’s scoring low.

Danny Greaney and Cillian O’Riordan were two players who made sure to mark their men closely not to allow a score to be gained.

Cillian O’Riordan’s goal in the last fifteen minutes increased our scoring and helped to secure a win. Many players showed great determination and work ethic for St Pats to gain another win in our Round 4 game. Full Time St Pats 2-20 Tuosist 1-06

St Pats Team:  Paudie Bailey, Ben Sharp, Luke Mulligan, Dylan Griffin, Darragh Moriarty, Eoin O’Carroll, Tommy Nicholson, Conor Moore ©, Tomas O’Sullivan, Conor Enright, Brian Murphy, Tommy Lynch, Gary Savage, Fergal O’Brien, and Colin Doody.

Subs Used:  Conor Burke for Eoin O’Carroll, Jack Moriarty for Brian Murphy, Jack Lynch for Tommy Lynch, Danny Greaney for Gary Savage, and Cillian O’Riordan for Colin Doody.

Our seniors are scheduled to play Duagh in Round 5 of the Credit Union County League on Sunday 28th of April, please keep an eye on O’Shea’s Gala, old clubhouse window and Skelper Quanes for details of this fixture.


To Kerry who won against Cork in the Munster Football Championship semi-final on last Saturday.

To Kerry Ladies for their win against Tipperary in Round 1 of the Munster Football Championship at the weekend.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Patrick Riordan Ardfert, Tommy Lyons Clonmore Terrace, Derry Sheehan Cloghers & Castleisland, Gerard (Gerdie) Murphy Castleisland and Margaret (Mags) Dowling Née McMahon Church Street Tralee.



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