St Pats Notes 06/07/2020

Lotto

Our club lotto remains suspended due to Covid-19. While this is a regrettable decision it is necessary to safeguard the health of our club officer’s lotto players and our many promoters. We will gradually be restarting activities over the next month in line with Government and GAA advice.
We thank all our promoters and supporters of the St. Pats Club Lotto and we look forward to your support again hopefully in the not too distant future.

Juveniles

U6: Great to be back to St Pats football in the wind this morning! We had small numbers of children but plenty of precautions & ran 2 under 6 sessions with space all. We had fun sessions with lots of ball handling & lateral movement games. Great to see children staying fit & active over the lockdown period. Keep up the skills practice at home. Hope to see lots of children return as the weeks continue. No trophy today but we captured a few shots!
U8: Our U8’s also resumed training last Sunday after months of inactivity due to restrictions brought on by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and it was great to see their happy faces practising their skills. Training continues Sunday at 10.30am.
U10: It was smiles and enthusiasm all around last Friday evening when our Under 10 players assembled for a first coaching session since the initial Covid- 19 restrictions were put in place. It was great to see and hear these young players enjoying themselves running around in plenty of space and kicking the ball with great intensity.
Thanks to the parents for completing the 3 steps required for ‘Return to Play’ with the Club all of which are intended to provide the safe environment for play as recommended by the GAA.
We look forward to more of our young players returning to play in the coming weeks and we advise all parents to implement the ‘Return to Play’ steps which can be viewed on the Club website at www.stpatsgaaclub.com<www.stpatsgaaclub.com/>.

U12: Our U12’s had 2 great sessions last week in preparation for their County League campaign starting in 2week’s time. Training continues Friday and Wednesday evenings on our main pitch at the usual time of 6pm to 7pm.

U14: Our U14’s resumed training last Wednesday evening for the first time since the lockdown restrictions were eased under the guidance of Joe and Dipo and it was great to see the eagerness shown during the session. There was another training last Saturday evening and again the commitment and enthusiasm showed by all who attended was great.
U16: Our U16 boys also enjoyed 2 training sessions under Liam and Luke in preparation for the County league commencing on the 20th of July. Best wishes to all involved.

Please note that it is compulsory for parents/guardians to complete the online health questionnaire with respect to their child/ward prior to every training session. Please visit our club website for further information.

Minors
Our minors have also commenced training in preparation for their season ahead under Seamus Murphy. We are in group J of the Minor Football League and fixtures are as follows:
Rd 1: Fri 17th July at 7pm away to Moyvane/Tarbert (we will confirm home venue closer to the date)
Rd 2: Sat 15th Aug at 4pm home to Asdee/Ballydonoghue/Ballylongford
Rd 3: Sat Sept 5th at 4pm home to Cordal/Scartlaglin

Seniors

Seniors are due back to competitive action when they take on Gneevguilla in Group 1 of the Junior Premier Club Championship the weekend of the 25th of July at a neutral venue. More details TBC.

Senior Football Championship

St Brendans have been drawn against West Kerry in Round 1 of the SFC scheduled for the weekend of the 23rd of August. This is a straight knockout competition with results to be had on the day. Venue for this fixture will be determined by the CCC.

Club Membership Registration for 2020
With training starting properly for majority of the teams, it is very vital that membership for 2020 be renewed. If you are yet to register, please do so without delay via the club website www.stpatsgaaclub.com. To facilitate payment of membership subscriptions we have provided the facility to pay by two monthly instalments. Please note that the Club cannot automatically renew individual membership and particularly in the case of under-18 members the application has to be approved by a parent or guardian.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Leanne Quirke and Eric O’Brien on the birth of their son, Kayden Maurice recently.

Sympathy
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Jimmy Murphy Derrymore West, Patrick (Pat) Quirke ‘Glenview’ Derrymore West and John (Sean) Lawlor Derrymore East.

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 Notes 29/06/2020

Lotto

Our club lotto remains suspended due to Covid-19. While this is a regrettable decision it is necessary to safeguard the health of our club officer’s lotto players and our many promoters. We will gradually be restarting activities over the next month in line with Government and GAA advice.
We thank all our promoters and supporters of the St. Pats Club Lotto and we look forward to your support again hopefully in the not too distant future.

Juveniles

Our Juveniles will be back training this week months after all activities were halted due to the ongoing pandemic. Before attending any training session, parent/guardian of juvenile players must complete and submit a health questionnaire which can be found via returntoplay.gaa.ie to their respective Covid supervisors
They must also reconfirm their clean bill of health before each training session and it is their responsibility to inform the Covid supervisor if any of those circumstances have changed. Training and draft fixtures of our teams are listed below:

U6/U8: Sundays from 10.30am to 12 noon

U10: Friday evenings from 6 to 7pm

U12: Training Friday evenings from 6 to 7pm. We are in Group K of the County League with Castlegregory, Dingle and Annascaul/Lispole
Rd 1 Sun 19/7
Rd 2 Sun 26/7
Rd 3 Sun 2/8
Phase 2 commencing 9/8 with details TBC

U14: Training Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm. We are in Group K of the County League with Dingle and Annascaul/Lispole
Rd 1 Wed 29/7
Rd 2 Wed 5/8
Rd 3 12/8 (for groups with teams of 4)
Phase 2 commencing 19/8 with details TBC

U16: Training times TBC (fixtures below) We will be competing in Group I and playing Beale, Tarbert and Laune Rangers B

U17: Rd1 3/8, QF 10/8, SF 24/8 and Final 31/8

Minors: Training times TBC (fixtures below)

2020 Club Competitions

A summary of the competitions we will be involved in (all going well) is given below
Senior Football Championships
16 teams – 4 Rds – Straight knock-out – Open Draw which will be made on Monday 29th – Result on the Day unless otherwise decided by the CCC. Venues as decided by the CCC.
Sat/ Sun Aug 22/23 Rd 1 Sat/Sun Aug 29/30 Qtr Finals Sat/Sun Sept 12/13 S-Final Sat/Sun – Sept 26/27 Final

Junior Premier Football Club Championships
16 teams – 4 Groups of four with top two teams in each Group qualifying for the Qtr. Finals. Promotion/Relegation as per previous years. Date for Quarter, Semis & Final may be brought forward by the CCC. We are in group 1 with Gneevguilla, Fossa and Ballyduff
Venues for Group stages as per previous years i.e. one home, one away & one neutral. Except where the CCC agrees to make an exception, a club that refuses to host a neutral club championship game will automatically lose their home game.
Sat/Sun July 25/26 Rd 1 Sat/Sun Aug 1/2 Rd 2 Sat/Sun Aug 8/9 Rd 3 Sat /Sun Sept 5/6 Qtr-Finals & Rel. play-offs Sat/Sun Sept 19/20 Q/F & S/F & Rel. play-offs & Finals Sat/Sun – Sept 26/27 Q/F & S/F & Rel. play-offs & Finals Sat/Sun Oct 3/4 Q/Fs S/F – Rel. play-offs & Finals Sat/Sun Oct 10/11 S/F & Rel. play-offs & *Finals

District championships
Sat /Sun Sept 5/6 Rd 1 Sat/Sun Sept 12/13 Rd 1 or Qtr Finals (Provisional) Sat/Sun Sept 19/20 Rd 1 or Qtr Finals or S-Finals Sat/Sun – Sept 26/27 Qtr-Finals or S-Finals Sat/Sun Oct 3/4 Qtr-Finals or S-Finals Sat/Sun Oct 10/11 Qtr-Finals or S-Finals Dates TBC for Finals

Junior Football League
Groups of 4 with each team playing 3 games. The relative strength of teams participating plus geographical considerations will be taken into account when deciding the makeup of each group.
There will be no Junior Cups but these will be considered during a mid Sept review of all competitions by the CCC.
Fri Aug 14 Rd 1 Fri Sept 4 Rd 2 Sat Sept 12 Rd 3

Minor Football Leagues (U18)
Groups of 4 with each team playing 3 games. The relative strength of teams participating plus geographical considerations will be taken into account when deciding the makeup of each group.
Fri July 17 Rd 1 Sat Aug 15 Rd 2 Sat/Sun Aug 15/16 Sat Sept 5 Rd 3

U17 Football Championship
Straight knockout. Max number of teams = 16, made up of traditional District/Group teams plus Club teams.
Please note from 2021 onwards the Age Grades for Club Competitions to change to U17, U15, U13 following Congress decision earlier this year.

Senior County League
The Senior County League will not be played during the present Club Window Period. The CCC when reviewing all games activity in Mid-Sept will re-visit the situation pertaining to the league and may consider a ‘slimmed down’ county league while the inter-county games are being played.

Please note that the CCC may and without the agreement of either team involved, change venue at short notice and play midweek games regardless of any ‘entitlements’ to home venue or weekend games.

Club Membership Registration for 2020
With training starting properly for majority of the teams, it is very vital that membership for 2020 be renewed. If you are yet to register, please do so without delay via the club website www.stpatsgaaclub.com. To facilitate payment of membership subscriptions we have provided the facility to pay by two monthly instalments. Please note that the Club cannot automatically renew individual membership and particularly in the case of under-18 members the application has to be approved by a parent or guardian.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Joe and Fiona Costello who celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary last week. We wish them many more years ahead.

Congratulations to Jerry Dwyer who retired from Lee strand recently.

Best wishes to Terry O’Brien who was elected Mayor of Tralee last week.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
086-8963505
mailto:pro.stpatricksblennerville.kerry@gaa.ie
This email and any associated attachments are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author, and do not necessarily represent those of the Association. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. Although the Association scans e-mail and attachments for viruses, it does not guarantee that either are virus-free and accepts no liability for any damage sustained as a result of viruses.
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.