St Pats Blennerville Notes 05/10/2020

Lotto
There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 04, 16, 22 and 26. The five €30 consolation prizes went to James Sayers Derrymore West, Joseph O’Flaherty c/o Tommy Brosnan, Jackie O’Sullivan Derrymore East, Caroline Clapham c/o Betty’s Bar and Seamus Cronin online.

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2600 and the draw will take place on Sunday night October 11th in The Clubhouse. 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.

Juveniles
U6: Well done to the 15 boys & girls who braved the elements for our penultimate training session this year. We used the wind to our advantage & had great fun running & scoring points against the coaches with the help of the wind. It’s great to see the improvement in kicking skills on the move rather than static. We had lots of coaching help today & parent support so had great fun with roller ball challenges.. some very quick dancing feet on show! We welcomed more new players to the club this week, great to have growing numbers in these uncertain times. Emma Higgins earned the player of the week trophy for consistent improvement & evolving skills over the last few months.. its clear the practice with her older brother is paying off! Very well done to Nicholas O’Shea for some great point kicking on the move & well done to Ronan Kane for some great goal keeping saves. We finish up next Sunday morning with training at 10.30am followed by certificate presentation. We hope to have a big turnout to end a successful season despite our COVID19 interruption. There will be a shake up to coaching structure & age groups next year (more detail to follow). Any parents wishing to get involved in coaching or in any organisational capacity will be more than welcome, please contact Fiona.
U8: We welcomed Kerins ORahillys to Blennerville today for some fun games. Despite a biting wind and heavy underfoot conditions the skill level and effort by all was great to see. Well done to all.
U10: We made the short trip to the Ballyrickard Grounds of the Kerins O’Rahillys Club last Sunday morning for our last challenge game of the season. Once again, we divided our panel of players into 2 smaller teams which meant that all the players present got to play a complete game for an hour The White team played a very entertaining game against the local opposition with some wonderful displays from our St Pats future stars goalkeeper Dylan Passway with cat like reflexes saved some certain goals. He was well protected by his older sister Chloe and Eddie Hayes. Around the middle Issac Price & Thomas Colivet got their hands on plenty of ball while up front Dee Hanley, Seamus Hingston and super sub Darragh Flahive kept the scoreboard ticking over. Meanwhile our Red team were engaged in a real ding-dong struggle with their O’Rahilly’s opponents. This was probably the best display of combined teamwork that we have seen from this group of players this season. A hallmark of the display was the hand and kick passing to pick out better placed team mates along with great support running. This was a great game for the spectators to watch as with all games at this level the players on both sides give it their all with lots of good skill and no negative play. Wells done to Gearóid Hingston, Tommy Costello, Rory Daly, James Daly, Hugh Costello, Jack Flahive, Rian Flynn, Ben O’Leary and Stephen Enright. Our thanks to the Kerins O’Rahilly’s coaches for welcoming us to their Club grounds and to their players for such good quality and sporting games. We are coming to the end of our season and we have just two sessions left, on Friday evening at 6 to 7 pm and on Sunday morning at 10:30am. It would be great if all players can be present for our last two sessions and if you can get in some practice during the week. Naomh Pádraig Abú !!
U12: Thanks to our neighbours Keel who visited us on Friday last for high scoring and closely contested development games. Jamie Bowler continues to score goals and another feature was the point scoring from attacking half backs Liam O’Connor & Gary Scollard while Ródhan Culloo in goals was outstanding.
Well done to some debutants who joined U 12 ranks also on Friday last.
These were our 18th games of the season and again super skills and teamwork were on display from all players in both games.
U13: Well done to the 18 boys who togged out last Wednesday evening in our 7 a-side blitz against Churchill in Blennerville. Both teams put in a great effort and it was great to see some player’s steadily improving. We are away to Ballymac this Tuesday at 6pm with both games running concurrently.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Derek and Julie O’Sullivan who celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary last week. We wish them many more years ahead. Congratulations to the pupils from Blennerville and Derryquay National Schools who received their Sacrament of Confirmation last Saturday. A special word of thanks to all who helped prepare the children for this very special event. Congratulations to Laura O’Sullivan and Michael Sullivan who were married recently.
Sympathy
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Helen Griffin (née O’Connor) London and Cloghane and Micheál Kerins Cockleshell Road The Kerries.

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 Blennerville Notes 28/09/2020

Lotto
There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 15, 18, 21 and 23. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Breda Horgan Lohercannon, Denise Poff Lohercannon, Aoife Murphy Camp, Josh c/o O’Sheas GALA and Geraldine Scanlon Knockmoyle.
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2500 and the draw will take place on Sunday night October 4th in The Clubhouse. 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.

Juveniles
U6: We’ve had a great run of weather on Sunday mornings, perfect conditions for football & fun. With 17 boys & girls we split to 2 training groups. This allowed for more focus on tackling & evasion drills & usual practice of hand passing & kicking skills.
The girls are really enjoying getting competitive with each other in match play, special mention to Anna Poff & Emma Higgins for showing their practice is really paying off at home.
4 vs 4 boys allowed for plenty of ball touches for all. As usual Darragh O’Regan gave training his all. Great listening, great focus & drive to improve. Today he won the player of the week trophy on his consistent performance each week. Keep it up!
As Liam said try each week to practice kicking, solos, hand passing, this will all help you progress & enjoy your football sessions.
We’ll keep going towards Halloween as long as the weather permits.
U8: Our U8’s welcomed visiting locals, Na Gaeil for some fun games last Sunday morning under perfect conditions and the pitch was in fantastic order for this match up. All the kid played excellently and had great fun representing their club very well. Many thanks to Na Gaeil players and mentors for visiting.
U10: Our under 10 panel were back on the training pitch last Friday evening, a session from which Johnny, the team coach, was unavoidably absent. Rumour has it that his absence coincided with the Listowel races however we are assured that any sightings of him in the vicinity of Listowel were as a result of duties of an official nature. Meanwhile in his absence it took 3 coaches to control…oops!…to coach the under 10 squad and Johnny can rest easy that his position is not in danger of being usurped! Following a good warm up we put in some good practice of hand passing on the move and kick passing. The latter part of the session was a good game where Jace, Rylan, Lainey and Tommy showed their abilities as defenders, while Rian and James battled with Hugh and Stephen to dominate the midfield exchanges and keep their respective forwards supplied with good passes. James O’, Bruce, Dee and Ashling were to the fore in keeping the scores totting up. This correspondent also covers the recent games at under 11’s although the rates for this additional coverage have yet to be agreed. We understand intense negotiations are taking place with the Club Treasurer to resolve the issue! So if there are any aspiring scribes reading these notes now is your chance to grab a role as a games correspondent with St Pats…tell the treasurer you’ll do it for free and the job will be yours!
U11: Our U11 had an away game against Na Gaeil on Sunday morning. This was a tough game against a good Na Gaeil team who showed a great work ethic in defending ensuring that scores were hard earned. Our own defense was pretty tight as well with some great work from the Jones brothers – Ben and Sam, James and Rory Daly and the goal keeping of Gearóid Hingston; in midfield Ródan Culloo and Rían Flynn put in a great shift. Our forward lines of Ben O’Leary, Dee Hanly, Seamus Hingston, Tommy and Hugh Costello, Stephen Enright and Luke Passway kept up the pressure all the way through resulting in some great scores. Well done to Luke who is getting accustomed to his new position on the edge of the square and finished the game having scored 1 – 1. Thanks to Na Gaeil for hosting the Go-game and it was great to see the overall level of activity on their club grounds as they also had visiting teams from a Kerins O’Rahillys girls team and a young Austin Stacks team. Well done also to our players, Ródhan Culloo, James Daly, Stephen Enright, Ben O’Leary and Luke Passway who having played in the morning game also travelled to Annascaul later on Sunday evening to play with the Under 12’s against an Annascaul/Lispole team.
U12: Our U 12s continue to play weekly matches and have 2 more lined up before the planned end of the season on October 11th. This is an excellent squad and we forward to further development games. Next game on Friday in Blennerville at 6pm.
U14: Our U14s played a challenge match against Austin Stacks B last Wednesday evening in Blennerville. We started very badly in the first half and conceded 3 goals, 2 within a minute of each other as our neighbours took a commanding lead to the short break. The second half was much different as our boys used the ball better, increased their work rate and we outscored our opponents but time was against us to at least draw the match. Full-time scores St Pats 5-06 Stacks 5-09. Thanks to the Austin Stacks B players and management team and to the referee. U13/15 competition: We will enter 2 teams each in this 7 a-side competition. Both age groups will be competing in group 2 which features Stacks 1 & 2, Ballymac 1 & 2 and Churchill 1 & 2. Fixtures are as follows: U13 Rd 1 30/09/20 at 6pm St Pats V Churchill Rd 2 07/10/20 at 6pm Ballymac V St Pats Rd 3 14/10/20 at 6pm St Pats V Stacks U15 Rd 1 28/09/20 at 6pm Churchill V St Pats Rd 2 05/10/20 at 6pm St Pats V Ballymac Rd 3 12/10/20 at 6pm Stacks V St Pats

Seniors
Our seniors lost against Na Gaeil last Saturday afternoon in the semi-finals of the Lee Strand St Brendans Board Senior football Championship match played in Killeen.

Club Caretaker
St Pats are currently looking for a club caretaker to help maintain our facilities in Blennerville The job will be 19 hours per week Candidates must be eligible for the Túas Employment Scheme Private message us on our Facebook page for further details.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Gary and Roisin Curran on the birth of their baby, Bonnie. Congratulations to East Kerry who for the second year running are Garvey’s Supervalu Senior Football Championship champions on their convincing win against Mid-Kerry last Saturday evening in Austin Stacks Park.
Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered to the children of Blennerville NS and Derryquay NS on Saturday, 3rd October at 2pm and 4.30pm respectively in St John’s Church. Best of luck to all, especially the St Pats contingent.
Sympathy
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Gene Driscoll Camp and Margaret Doyle Camp.

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.