St Pats News 05/08/2019

Lotto

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 01, 02, 19 & 29. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Jamie McCarthy c/o Eugene McCarthy, Con O’Shea Curraheen, Tom Reidy c/o Eugene McCarthy, Graham c/o The Rock Inn and Sean O’Sullivan Clontarf, Dublin 3.
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €7100 and the draw will take place on Monday night Aug 12th in Keane’s Bar. Lotto tickets can be purchased online, from any club officer or at the following outlets: Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers, O’Shea’s Shop and Service Station, Poff Motors, Noyeks, Byrnesworth, Rock Inn, Dwyer’s Bar, Skelper Quane’s, Betty’s Bar and Keane’s of Curraheen.

Juveniles

U14 Girls: After a well-deserved break, we will resume training this Wednesday at 6pm in preparation for the North Kerry League that starts in a couple of week’s time. We urge all our girls to attend training.

U14 Boys: Our U14 will resume football action on the 12th of August when they welcome Na Gaeil to Blennerville for a St Brendans league match at 5.30pm. Best of luck to all involved.

U16: Our U16s were defeated by a good Spa team last Wednesday evening in Killarney. Final scores were Spa 3-16 St Pats 4-03.

Juniors
Our senior B team welcomed Keel to Blennerville last Sunday to play the semi-finals Group 3 of the Junior Football League. Unfortunately, the result didn’t go our way as we were defeated on a score line of 2-12 to 1-08.
Playing with the aid of the wind and in wet conditions, Keel got off to a flying start scoring the first 3 points before Breandan Savage opened our account with a point from play after 7 minutes. Keel added 2 more points through their mid-fielder who was in good scoring form. Patrick Dowling pointed from a free and added another from play with Paudi Bailey also pointing from a placed ball but Keel kept up the pressure with more points and their pressing resulted in them capitalising on a loose ball to score the first goal late into the first half. They added another point to take a 1-08 to 0-4 advantage to the break.
There was 10 minutes of the second half played before any points were up and this came from the penalty spot after David Kerins was wrongly impeded as he was about to shoot for goal. Breandan stepped up and slotted to the left of the goalkeeper to leave us with 4 points adrift but Keel scored 1-03 within 10 minutes and held on for a win.
Keel win now go on to play An Ghaeltacht in the final.

Seniors
Our seniors put themselves in a great position to secure division 3 status for next year when they defeated a robust Listowel Emmets team last Friday evening in a back-game played in Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel.
The hosts were the first to register the first point of the game at it came from play after 4 minutes when their centre half back found a bit of space to point over from close range. We took control of the game afterwards and levelled matters 2 minutes later through one of our mid-fielders who has been revelling in his new role. Our full-forward was next in on the action 5 minutes later when he collected the ball from around 40m, dummied his marker and pointed with his left foot. Our inspirational captain got the first of his 6 points from a one-two pass with our full forward who had turned provider this time. Within 20 minutes, we scored 5 unanswered points before Emmet’s corner forward pointed from a free and he also added another point from a converted free as the home side trailed by 3 points at the end of the short whistle. Mention must be made of our back line who were turning over balls and distributing effectively which set the template for our forwards to utilise.

The home side won the thrown ball at the start of the 2nd half and thier first forage into our defence resulted in the only goal of the game just when our defence were just settling to level the game much to the surprise of the good crowd that had turned up to see the game as we were much the better side up to that point. Our dominance was re-emphasised as we held the home side to 4 more scores and scored 9 of our own including a delightful side-line kick from an acute angle as we saw out the game on a scoreline of 0-15 to 1-07.

It was an impressive and encouraging performance by our players who stood up to a sinewy Emmets side where every player including the subs that were brought on played their part in this great victory.

Acorn Life U21 Football Championship
Best of Luck to St Brendans U21 team who will play Kerins O’Rahillys in Round 1 of the U21 Football Championship on Tuesday, the 6th of August in Strand Road with extra-time to be played if necessary. Throw-in is at 7pm.

Senior Football Championship

Best of luck to St Brendan’s who play East Kerry in round 1 of the SFC on Saturday, 31st August in Blennerville (time to be confirmed) with extra time to be played if required. Former St Pats star, Seamus Murphy is the team manager.

Best wishes

Best wishes to Eoin Sayers and Sarah Daly as they get ready for their big day.

Sympathy

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friend of Francie Walsh, Ballymullen and Dersie O’Sullivan Rae St.

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 News 29/07/2019

Lotto
There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 08, 18, 24 & 30. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Bridget Keane Curraheen, Ann Hutchinson c/o The Rock Inn, Martin and Chissy c/o Betty’s Bar, Julie O’Connor Kilmoyley and John Kelliher Lohercannon. Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €7,000 and the draw will take place on Sunday night Aug 04th in Skelper Quane’s Bar. Lotto tickets can be purchased online, from any club officer or at the following outlets: Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers, O’Shea’s Shop and Service Station, Poff Motors, Noyeks, Byrnesworth, Rock Inn, Dwyer’s Bar, Skelper Quane’s, Betty’s Bar and Keane’s of Curraheen.

Juveniles
U16: Our U16s were defeated by a good Skellig Rangers/Valentia team last Monday evening in Blennerville. Final scores were St Pats 1-05 Skellig/Valentia 3-12. They will play Spa, Killarney this Wednesday evening, the 31st of July in Killarney at 7pm. Best of luck to all involved.

Juniors Our senior B team had a good win over a gallant Milltown/Castlemaine side last Monday evening in Blennerville. Full time scores were 5-10 to 2-09. This was a rescheduled round 5 Junior Football League fixture and this win ensures that we will be in the semi-final against Keel with the winners playing An Ghaeltacht. We will confirm semi-final details as soon as they are out on our Facebook page. Well done and best of luck to Tommy Lynch and the panel.

Seniors
St Pats quest to retain division 3 status for next year was further boosted with a good win away to Fossa last Saturday evening in a round 10 fixture of the County League. Our first point came directly after winning the throw in with the ball worked up front for our captain to point over after 40 seconds. We added another from a free 3 minutes before Fossa got on the score board and then they drew level from a converted free shortly after. This was the only time the home side were on level terms with us throughout the match with both teams yet to hit full stride at this stage as there were a total of 6 wides kicked, a number of turnovers and a missed goal opportunity with just after a quarter of the match played. From then on, we moved up a gear and registered 1-05 within 9 minutes with our goal coming from our full-forward who capitalised on a calamity of errors by the Fossa defence to score from close range after rounding the goalkeeper. He added his second goal just on the stroke of half time to leave the scores at 0-03 to 2-07 in our favour.
We opened our 2nd half account just after 3 minutes when one of our exciting young players went on a dazzling run before pointing with his supposedly weaker foot from a tight angle. Fossa, in fairness to them, did not give up and were rewarded with a goal on 5 minutes from direct running at our back line and they added another 2 minutes later. Our 3rd goal came after 9 minutes when one of our midfielders spotted a gap in the Fossa defence and capitalised on it when he layed a high pass for one of our forwards to tap in which effectively killed the game for the home team, who went on to score 5 more points as we held possession for most of the second half to close out the game on a score line of 1-08 to our 3-12. Our round 9 fixture, which is a back game is away to Listowel Emmets this Friday, the 2nd of August at 7pm in Listowel. The team needs our supporters to get behind them in this very important game.

Congratulations/Best wishes
Congratulations to James Costello, his management team and the entire Kerry minors panel on a hard fought victory over Tyrone at the weekend. We wish them the very best in the semi-finals.
Congratulations to senior team player, Kieran Dwyer who was recently presented with the Dublin City University Sports Scholarship in recognition for his contribution to gaelic football with the university and his club.

Cul Camp 2019
The St Pats Cul Camp is only a week away and will take place between the 5th and 9th of August from 10am to 2.30pm every day. The Camp provides boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 with action packed and fun-filled week of activities during the summer holidays. Cost is €60 per child with reductions (€55 for second child and €45 for third and fourth child) for additional members of the family. Booking can be made online at the Cul Camp official website or on the first morning of the Camp. Each child will receive FREE Kellog’s GAA gear and backpack.

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.