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There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 16, 19, 23 & 25. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Deirdre Poff c/o Poff Motors, Dylan and Luke Walsh c/o Poff Motors, David Doyle Annagh, Jim Savage Curraheen and Phil Leen Derryquay. Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €5,500 and the draw will take place this Sunday night April 10th in Keane’s Bar. Lotto tickets are available from the usual outlets or any club officer.

Juvenile Academy


Well done to Aoife Kennedy, Blake bowler and Matthew Murphy who showed great skill and determination throughout their training session and a special mention to Stephen Enright who won our player of the week trophy.  Well done Stephen.


A great number attended our first outdoor session for 2016. Mark Vansteenkiste was chosen as player of the week. Jack Costello & Rory Daly also stood out.


The St. Pat’s under 10’s Boys & Girls had a busy week starting with a well organised Go Games Blitz last Thursday in John Mitchel’s G.A.A. Grounds. We played 3 games and well done to all our players who took part. All our players tried their best on the day.

We were then back on home soil with our academy action last Sunday. The place was a hive of activity on a really beautiful sunny morning. It was a joy to see a huge number of kids taking part at all levels all over our pitch and astro turf. We had a brilliant turnout again with our u10’s.

The coaches were delighted with the great effort everyone gave during the session with Zach Howarth, Thomas Sheehy, Rory Kelliher and Daniel Sheehy giving it their all during the session.  It is really important that you all keep practicing your skills at home during the week. We are due to play Annascaul u10’s at home this Sunday the 10th of April at 11am. We will contact parents closer to the date to confirm same.

This Sunday, our U6s, 8 and 10 will host our neighbours Annascaul / Camp GAA at 11 am. MOUTH GUARDS are compulsory for the fun games. New players are welcome to join our club.


Our U12’s played their first game in the County League away to Listry last Sunday. It was a very exciting match between 2 equal teams. The team played incredibly well and showed character and determination.
Team that played Castlegregory: Paddy Moran, Liam O’Sullivan, Shane Howarth, Lisa Rowan, Caoimhe Dairo, Callum Houston, Daniel Moriarty, James Dowling, Josh Quilter, Killian Lynch, Adam Hegarty, Sean Crowley, Colin Doody, Seanie Murphy, Caoimhe and Siobhan O’Sullivan
Our next match is at home to Kilcummin on Sunday 10th April at 6pm


Our U14’s were away to a very strong Churchill team in the St. Brendan’s league last Sunday night. All played very well and put up a great battle against a very experienced Churchill team.
Team: Gavin Doody, Oisin Tobin, cormac Lynch, Michael Doody, Dylan Griffin, Niall Mc Carthy(0-1), Darragh Moriarty, Jamie Lynch, Danny Greaney (0-1), Tomas O’Sullivan(0-1) Nathan Moriarty ( 1-1), Tadgh Kerins, Sean Fitzbibbon.

We drew a bye in Round 2 of the County league but will play Asdee/Ballylongford away in the third round on Wednesday the 13th of April. Throw-in is at 7pm.
Training resumes this Wednesday at 6 O’ Clock.

U16’s: Our U16’s play their next game away to Castlegregory in the Central Region League, next Monday the 11th of April. Throw-in is at 7pm.


Our girls resumed training last Sunday at 10:30 to 11:30am on our football pitch under the guidance of Denis Healy, who is vastly experienced. Girls from the ages of 8 to 12, who aren’t with a GAA club and living within the Tralee town area are welcome to enjoy the friendly sociable experience. Looking forward to seeing you there. Training continues this Sunday at the usual time of 10:30am


County League Division 3, Round 2

St Pats 1-10 Currow 3-14

This game was played under very overcast but calm conditions in Currow that saw Currow prevail over a St Pats side that were very wasteful. The game came to life from the first minute when Currow’s goalkeeper, Shane O’Leary was forced to make an important save from the very first attack.

The first point of the match was registered in the second minute by Currow’s Mike McCarthy who was fed the ball after great fielding by Seamus Scanlon. St Pats responded with a great point from almost the 45 metre line after an interchange of passes between Kevin O’Shea and Kieran Hurley. Currow’s first goal came in the 18thminute after a misplaced kick from Brendan Poff, intended for Liam Poff went astray and was capitalised on by John Buckley who spotted the on rushing Mike McCarthy who buried the ball at the back of the net.

Our best point of the half was scored by Gary Savage following a well-received pass from Willie Hurley, shifted left and then right before curling a beauty over the bar. Currow finished the half strongly by scoring another goal and another goal to finish the first half on a scoreline of 2-07 to St Pats’ 0-5.

The second half started with St Pats showing more intent and was evident when Mike O’Sullivan who came on for Sean Dowling out-muscled Seamus Scanlon to win the ball in midfield but the move yielded no dividend as another chance went begging. Currow’s Pa McCarthy scored the first point of the half after 3 minutes, and it was a beautiful, curling shot despite the best efforts of Adrian Greaney to block it.

This was followed by another couple of points from Mike McCarthy, who wrong footed Andy Byrne to kick over the bar, and John Buckley from a free after a foul on Seamus Scanlon. St Pats replied with a point of their own after 8 minutes from a free after a foul on Adrian Greaney, who was through on goal by John Daly. The resultant free was converted by David O’Callaghan. Credit must be given to the Currow backline, who defended astutely and when Paul McMahon scored from a high ball into the square by Sean Hayes, the damage had already been done in the first half leaving St Pats to rue all the bad wides.

Referee: Stephen Mulvihill (Ballylongford) had a good game overall.
St.Pats Team: John Fitzgerald, Eric Teahan, Andy Byrne, Paudie O’Connor, Sean Dowling, Adrian Greaney, Kevin O’Shea, Paul McMahon (1-0), Liam Poff, David O’Callaghan (0-2, 2f), Kieran Hurley (C) (0-5, 2f), Brendan Poff, Gary Savage (0-1), Willie Hurley, Liam O’Suillivan (0-1)
Subs used: Jake Foley for Eric Teahan, Mike O’Sullivan for Sean Dowling, Brendan Savage (0-1,1f)
for Willie Hurley, Sean Hayes for Kieran Hurley.

Our next game is this Saturday away to Keel in our third match of the County League. Throw-in is at 6.30pm.

Feile 2016

The draw for Feile 2016 was made in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Thursday night. This is an historic event with 250 national and international under 14 club teams from the 32 counties, the UK, Europe and the USA playing over the weekend of June 24-26. St Pat’s were drawn in division 9 and are delighted to be hosting Delaware Gaels from Philadelphia with Dingle and Offaly being the other teams in our group.

Our Feile committee and U14 Coaches are busy preparing our team for this great occasion.  The points of contact for St Pats are Seamus Murphy 087-9249531 and Brenda Doody 086-8887889. Mary Wallace is coordinating a bag packing fundraiser and all help would be appreciated on Friday next in Garvey’s Super Valu.

Club Gear

We will be ordering club kits and other items shortly. Names can be given to Cathy Hogan or Therese Greaney.

Scór na bPaistí

Best of luck to Judith Waugh, our solo singer and the ballad group of Danny Greaney, Tomas O’Sullivan, Siobhan O’Sullivan, Grace O’Brien and Judith Waugh who will represent St. Pats in the County Semi-finals on Saturday, 9th of April.

Clean up B.Ville / Lohercannon / Lock Gates & Cockleshell

We have a low tide on Saturday 16th April making it a suitable morning for a clean-up of the locality. Following the winter storms & high tides, rubbish has been deposited far & wide. We need volunteers on Sat 16th & if everyone gives half an hour of their time that should be sufficient to clean up the entire area. Meeting time is 11am at the Lockgates, Windmill car park & at Cockleshell road. Please come out & help on the day, don’t leave to somebody else. Bags, picks & gloves will be provided. Hope to have a good turnout.  “Ar scáth a chéile a mhairimid”
Tel : 0872414681


Well done to our own Jordan Conway who helped the Kerry hurlers secure their Division 1B status for next year in their playoff game against Laois last Saturday. Congratulations to St Brendan’s College, Killarney on winning the Hogan Cup. The Sem are coached by former St Pats trainer – Garry McGrath. Well done Garry!
The club would also like to congratulate Kay Murphy, Derrymore West who celebrated her 80th birthday with her family at the weekend.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Thomas Walsh Stack’s Villas and Susan Curran Oakview. May they rest in peace.

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