St Pats GAA Club Notes 02/08/2021

Club Lotto
There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €6800 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 13, 14, 25 & 29. The five €30 consolation prizes went to:
1. JJ Murphy, Derrymore West,
2. Ava Kelliher, Annagh
3. T & B O’Callaghan, Curragraigue
4. Simon Daughton, Online
5. Grainne Mulvihill, Ballyard
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €6900 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 08/08/2021 at 9-30pm. Lotto tickets can also be purchased online via the link: www.locallotto.ie/play.asp?LL_ID=1328&PC=0 or 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

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

Juvenile Academy
U5’s: A great crowd of girls and boys enjoyed the cooler weather this week and really put in excellent effort. Kicking, agility and pick up skill stations followed fun warmups and fun games to finish. Kiera O’Shea showed super determination and intensity to win player of the week.
U7’s: A great turn out for training this morning ahead of our go games next week. We played plenty of football and went through skills needed for games. A big thanks to Paudi, John, Fizzy, Noel, Martina and Dave Players of the week were Ailise and Ben. U8 Girls: Kieran and Labhraidh ran a high energy session with plenty of enthusiasm after the recent match last weekend. The girls worked on kick passing in drills & small-sided games. Keep up the practice for more matches to come girls. We will play John Mitchells at home for under 8 and under 10 on Saturday 14th August. The trophy will be back for player of the week next Sunday at training. U9’s: We had a good season this morning, the boys have clearly been practicing because their skills are improving hugely, and we practiced our soloing, kicking and one-on-one attacking/defending also which was very competitive. The game was a cracker with the yellows drawing level with the final kick of the game by the excellent Darragh Flahive. Darragh Sheehan, Tiarnán Scanlan and player of the week Jace Flynn who scored some great goals. Keep it up lads.
U10 Girls: Fiona took the girls for a skills training session with 10 girls working on solos & kick passing. This included games of solo tag, kick passing games and attack & defence drills. There was lots of running and positional awareness in the match with Alannah O’Mahony showing her practice paying off & Saorlaith Costello really improving in kicking confidence. The player of the week with great effort and enthusiasm throughout all our sessions and matches was Ailbhe Hennessy! Very well done & keep up the practice!! U11’s: Our u11 side had a break from the Go games last week as our match against Tarbert was postponed. The focus this week was on preparing for our upcoming game against Asdee-Ballylongford. We had a training session on Friday evening and Sunday morning, it was a bit cooler than the week earlier so we were able to get our players working hard! We started both sessions with some drills to work on accurate punt kicking and technique for the over-head catch. We followed these with a practice game where only hand-passing was allowed. We want our players to work on their hand pass accuracy and improve the speed they move the ball in play. We finished the session with a full game and we could see the players are getting better at finding players in space and passing to a team-mate that is in a better position to score. Rylan, James, Charlie and Paddy impressed the coaches with their work rate and courage on the ball. Keep up the practice at home, especially the solo and high catch. The Go games resume this Thursday evening away to Asdee-Ballylingford. Training will resume on Sunday at 12 noon at St Pat’s club grounds in Blennerville V92 RH98. A reminder to parents that all players are to have a gum shield and to wear it at matches and training and to register on www.foireann.ie
U12 Girls: We had 8 under 12s girls this morning on a beautiful morning in St Pats We did a few fun drills with the girls first, solo-crazy solo, hook kick-bulls eye & side to side charge -charge and lift, we added a number to each girl on either team to make it harder to Concentrate, we also ask each team mate to lie flat on da ground before been called to go ..we ended with a fun match with only hand passing before scoring for the first 10 mins.. I can see each girl in our group enjoying every session we have and I must say these girls are improving with skill each week and impressing us as coaches every week Congratulations to Katelyn on winning player of the week for this group & impressing us coaches again and welcome to Aoife today to our group, keep up the practice at home girls.
U13’s: St Pats 4 -08 v 1 -07 Asdee/Ballydonoghue/Ballylongford/Clounmacon Well done and a fantastic performance of courage, teamwork and superb skill from everyone. Ben O’Leary played a captain’s part and an opportunistic scoring blitz from razor sharp Jamie Bowler got us over the line. Special mention to Tommy & Hugh Costello, Stephen Enright & James Daly from the U 11 squad who stepped up and showed the way with intelligent play. Jack Costello, Gary Scollard, Darragh Murphy, Luke Passway worked hard throughout the game and linked superbly with the pace and footwork of Conor Keane, Jack Flahive, Conor Sheehan and Fionn Carmody. We are fortunate to have a goalkeeper with fantastic hands like Ródhan Culloo who has excellent vision on kick outs. Speedy recovery to the lion-hearted Jack Cashman who sustained an ankle injury v early in the game. The scores were level at the 2nd water-break but our stars made up their minds that we were going to win and they did it in style and gained a well-deserved victory. We look forward to having all players back from injury & holidays for our next game. Thanks to Fitzgibbon interiors who have sponsored our beautiful new jerseys that we wore for the first time.
U15’s: We trained last Wednesday evening as well as Sunday afternoon in preparation for our next competition which is the U15 Kellihers Garage Central Region competition, but attendances were low for both sessions. It is important that players turn up for training to improve their skills.
The Central Region U15 competition starting this Wednesday, 4 August. We are grouped in Division 4 along with Annacaul/Lispole, Dingle, Ballymacelligott B and Austin Stacks B. Our first match will be at home to Austin Stacks B on Wednesday, 4 August at 7pm. Best of luck to all involved.

U16 Girls: Training continues twice weekly.

Minors
Our U17’s couldn’t play Laune Rangers in the last round of the Central Region U17 Competition at home last Thursday due to insufficient numbers.

Seniors
Division 3A, County Senior Football League Round 5 St Pats 0-05 Glenflesk 1-13
We ended our league campaign for the year with a loss to Glenflesk last Thursday evening in Blennerville.
Playing with an understrength team and under dry but slippery conditions, we never got to grips with the pace of the game and it took a minute for Dara Roche to get his team on the score sheet converting a free which was followed by another point from Killian O’Sullivan after receiving a cross-field pass from Danny Lucey, who was responsible for their next 2 points. At this stage, Glenflesk had total control of all areas of the pitch, winning our kickouts despite playing a robust brand of football which we had no ideas to counter. The only goal of the match came after 11 minutes when Alan Murphy intercepted a St Pats ball and carried the ball unchallenged for about 40m through our defence to shoot past Paudie Bailey. Time and again, we were getting turned over as the away side defended and attacked in droves. Dara Roche converted a free late in the half to leave the half-time scores at 0-0 to 1-7. The second half was a carbon copy of the first in terms of scorers with Dara Roche converting a free and Killian O’Sullivan further stretching their lead to 12 points. Captain Gary Savage put us on the score board after 20 minutes, pointing from close range and Eoin Greaney converted a free a minute later and added another just after the second water-break. Shane Jordan scored the point of the match when he dummy soloed and pointed with the inside of his boot to register our fourth straight point. Fergal O’Brien also converted a free late on, but Glenflesk’s Emmett Finan pointed a minute later as they ran away comfortable winners. The defeat did not harm our position on the league table, nor Glenflesk’s as both teams had already secured Division 3 status for next year. Wishing Paul McMahon who went off during the game, a speedy recovery.
St Pats: Paudi Bailey, Paudie O’Connor, Conor Moore, Niall McCarthy, Tommy Lynch, Luke Mulligan, Cillian O’Riordan, Liam O’Sullivan, Shane Jordan (0-1), Tommy Nicolson, Eoin Greaney (0-2,1f), Cormac Lynch, Gary Savage (0-1), Paul McMahon, Fergal O’Brien (0-1, 1f) Subs Used: Brian Murphy, Brendan Poff, Breandain Savage, Joe O’Connor, Martin Savage, Ali Gardezi and Darragh Moriarty.

Kerry Minors
Hard luck to James Costello, Johnny Enright and the Kerry minor team who narrowly lost to Cork in the semi-finals of the 2021 Electric Ireland Munster Football Minor Championship.

Sympathy
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Eileen Bailey née Fealy Ashgrove, Ballyvelly and formerly of Lohercannon.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
086-8963505
mailto:pro.stpatricksblennerville.kerry@gaa.ie
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Tá an ríomhphost seo, chomh maith le ceangaltán ar bith a bhaineann leis, faoi rún agus baineann sé leis an duine nó leis an aonán a bhfuil an seoladh seo aige/aici, amháin. Baineann aon tuairim nó barúil a nochtar leis an údar amháin agus ní gá go mbeadh aon bhaint ag na tuairimí sin le tuairimí an Chumainn. Má fuair tú an ríomhphost seo trí bhotún, cuir an duine a chuir chugat é ar an eolas le do thoil. Cé go ndéanann an Cumann scanadh ar r-phoist agus ar cheangaltáin le haghaidh víreas, níl aon chinnteacht go bhfuil ceachtar acu saor ó víris. Ní ghlacann an Cumann le dliteanas ar bith i leith aon damáiste a eascraíonn as víris.

St Pats GAA Club Notes 26/07/2021

Club Lotto
There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €6700 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 03, 17, 22 & 30. The five €30 consolation prizes went to:
1. Joan Tangney Curragraigue,
2. Carmel Russell Ashgrove,
3. Martin and Josh Laucher c/o Quane’s,
4. Jack Flahive Ballyheigue,
5. Phil Quirke Derrymore

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €6800 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 01/08/2021 at 9-30pm. Lotto tickets can also be purchased online www.locallotto.ie/play.asp?LL_ID=1328&PC=0 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

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

Juvenile Academy

U5’s: A super turnout of boys and girls enjoyed the last day of the heatwave. The session included skills stations, good old tag chasing and everyone’s favorite Sharks and Fishes to finish off. Ana and Ava Durran have been getting better every week and this week they both impressed their coaches and won joint players of the week.
U7’s: Numbers were low this morning but that didn’t deter the boys and girls who all put in a huge effort during the session. As always big thanks to all the trainers, John, Martina and Paul.
U9’s: The u9s had a training session this morning, even though numbers were a bit down (understandably!) the lads again showed great attitude in the heat. We practiced our hand passing, soloing and pick-ups and the boys brought all these skills into a very competitive game. Cian O Regan showed great awareness, and Dylan Murphy defended very well along with paddy Costello. Congrats to Noah Fehily who got player of the week after working hard on his skills. We will train next Sunday at 10.30 am again.
U8 Girls: Great mornings football at John Mitchells this morning. A very happy birthday to Eve O’Sullivan .. a great way to start your day! It was the first ever match for Eve, Rachel, Cara, Amelia, Rosie & Rosa! Great performances & team spirit! Thanks to Clodagh & Erica our 2 senior girls for mentoring the younger girls & a special mention to Emma Gilbride for her work rate & point & goal tally!! Rosie managed to clock up a hat trick of goals in her first ever match!
U10 Girls: Our U10 girls worked really hard in the heat this morning against a tough John Mitchels side. Everyone tried out different positions and worked well as a team working the ball up the pitch. Every player did a job for the team in every position with high scoring from our midfielders and forwards who took their chances well scoring at almost every opportunity they had. This team has come on leaps and bounds over the past few weeks and well deserved the win this morning. Well done girls keep up the good work
U11’s: St Pats U-11’s were in Co League action last Thursday. We travelled to sun drenched North Kerry to play Beale. It was a wonderfully contested game, where both teams gave it their absolute all right to the final whistle. Every one of our St Pats future stars did their club proud on the night. The whole team put in a great effort for the entire game. Rylan Flynn had a great game in goals, Eddie Hayes, Grace Costello, Sarah Greaney, Sam Smith and Jake Kelly defended brilliantly at the back. Tommy and Hugh Costello worked their socks off around the middle. Up Front, young Darragh Flahive lead by example and was ably assisted by Jace Flynn, Dee Hanley, Paddy Flynn.
Training continued Sunday morning with Stephen, Ethan, Sean and Aiden really setting the tempo for the session. It’s important ye all continue to attend our games & training sessions and also keep practicing yer skills at home during the week. The training and match schedule for the week will be circulated to ye shortly. Naomh Pádraig Abú!!
U12 Girls: We had 8 under 12’s girls in a very hot sunny Sunday morning. We had our side of the pitch to ourselves as under 8’s & 10’s were away to John Mitchels, so we had plenty of room.
We started with practicing kicking into goals with both legs, followed by drills with instructions by Siobhan. We focused on hand passing in a box with a defender and attacker in the middle and the wall was the attackers safety to pass to.
This was followed by a 4-a-side drill in a 10 x 10 metre box where the girls had to focus on hand passing, or punt kick to each other and scored only when they ran through the tiny poles as goals. We finished with a short match and taking 45’s.
Congratulations to Tara Dowling on receiving player of the week and impressing coaches today!
The take home task today was taking a 45, so keep up the practicing at home girls.
U13’s: In phase 2 of the county competitions, we have been grouped with Duagh, Gneeveguilla, Asdee/Ballydonoghue/Ballylongford/Clounmacon & Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane. This will give us 4 competitive games and the first game is on Sunday next. Venue & opposition tbc.
U15’s: Hard luck to our u15’s who lost out to Skellig Rangers GAA Club in the Lee Strand U15 Div 8 County League Final last Wednesday evening in Killorglin. Our boys got off to a whirlwind start with all their three goals coming in the first half; all coming from the boot of Darragh Murphy and we led by 5 points at half time. However, Skellig were rampant in the 3rd quarter converting 3 unanswered goals putting them in a comfortable position going into the final water break. We fought hard in the last quarter and brought it back to two points with 3 minutes to go. But Skellig scored a goal on a counter-attack to put some distance between the teams and they tacked on two more points before the final whistle. Final Score: Skellig Rangers GAA Club 6-8 St Pats 3-10
Team: Thomas Sheehy, Enda Sheehan, Eddie Stack, Garry Scollard, Leo Keane, Zack Howarth, Rory Kelliher, Ben Sharp, Diarmuid Waugh, Jack Costello, Fionn Dairo, Daniel Sheehy, Darragh Murphy, Killian O’Majony, Aiden Hayes, Roddy Clifford, Darragh O’Brien, Mark O’Brien, Shane O’Sullivan.
Thanks to referee Brian O’Sullivan from St Michaels/Foilmore GAA Club for doing a great job officiating and also to Laune Rangers GAA Club for hosting the game.
We are very proud of our boys’ efforts and we look forward to some more great football from them this summer.

U16 Girls: Training continues this Monday from 6.15 to 7.15pm.

Minors
Our U17’s will play Laune Rangers in the last round of the Central Region U17 Competition at home this Thursday, July 29 at 7.30pm. Best of luck to all involved.

Seniors
Our last match in the County League is a home fixture against Glenflesk and this will be played this Friday, July 30 at 7.30pm in Blennerville. We urge our supporters to come and support the team.

Best Wishes/Congratulations
Best wishes to James Costello, Johnny Enright and the entire 2021 Kerry Minor team playing Cork in the semi-finals of the 2021 Electric Ireland Munster Football Minor Championship this Friday, July 30 at 7.30pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Congratulations to the Kerry Seniors on regaining the Munster Senior Football Championship with a convincing victory over Cork at the weekend.

Sympathy
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Frank King Blennerville, Tom Bailey Tonevane and Conor Heaphy Ballylongford.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
086-8963505
mailto:pro.stpatricksblennerville.kerry@gaa.ie
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Tá an ríomhphost seo, chomh maith le ceangaltán ar bith a bhaineann leis, faoi rún agus baineann sé leis an duine nó leis an aonán a bhfuil an seoladh seo aige/aici, amháin. Baineann aon tuairim nó barúil a nochtar leis an údar amháin agus ní gá go mbeadh aon bhaint ag na tuairimí sin le tuairimí an Chumainn. Má fuair tú an ríomhphost seo trí bhotún, cuir an duine a chuir chugat é ar an eolas le do thoil. Cé go ndéanann an Cumann scanadh ar r-phoist agus ar cheangaltáin le haghaidh víreas, níl aon chinnteacht go bhfuil ceachtar acu saor ó víris. Ní ghlacann an Cumann le dliteanas ar bith i leith aon damáiste a eascraíonn as víris.