St Pats GAA Notes 06/09/2021

Club Lotto
There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €7300 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 03, 06, 07 & 10. The five €30 consolation prizes went to:
1. John O’Sullivan Ballinorig 2. Paul Moore The Belfry 3. Marcella Finn Camp 4. Chrissy and Martin c/o Betty’s Bar 5. Hannah Shanahan c/o Terry Boyle
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €7400 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 12/09/2021 at 9-30pm. Lotto tickets can 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 Skelper Quanes Keanes of Curraheen Betty’s Bar Rock Inn
Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. The Club cannot emphasise enough the importance of our members promoting the Club Lotto among family, friends and work colleagues. The Covid-19 restrictions have seriously hampered our fundraising and income over the last 18 months. The Lotto is now a critical source of funds for the Club. We are appealing to all club members to promote our lotto at this time to ensure our clubs future viability.

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

Juvenile Academy

U5’s: The unseasonably warm weather put players and coaches to test but with plenty of water breaks everyone pulled through. Fun warm ups were followed by kicking, throwing & tackling skill stations and an obstacle course. The session was rounded off with the kids’ choice of roller-ball. Ella Sayers earned player of the week honours thanks to her consistency and effort.
U7’s: Unfortunately, our game against Churchill was postponed until next week. We had great numbers at training and played a few games. The weather stayed dry for our training and the boys and girls tried really hard. Elsie Curran played very well today and got player of the week. U8 Girls: U8s had a great session, great enthusiasm and application shown by everyone. Coach Labhraidh took charge and set up a very tough but enjoyable session which focused on our hand passing and kicking skills in preparation for our big game against Kerins O Rahillys next week. Our player of the week was Ruby whose great kicking skills stood out.
U9’s: Well done to the u9 boys who trained on Sunday Thanks to coaches David, James, Michéal and Brian for putting the lads through their paces and well done to Tiarnán who took home the player of the week trophy. There were also outstanding displays from Bruce, Dylan Murphy and AJ. We will hopefully be playing Annascaul during the week and will be in touch.
U10 Girls: We had a good session at under 10s in preparation for upcoming go games. The girls are learning hook kicks, solo practice and are working hard on finding space and accurate finishing. Well done to Ava who earned the player of the week trophy today! Keep up the practice at home girls in advance of playing Kerins O’Rahillys next weekend.
U11’s: Our u11 group returned to training on Friday evening where we had a practice game. We divided the squad into a Red and Blue team and had a great match. The coaches guided the players through the session, focusing in particular on our kickouts, and getting our midfielders to break out from the centre to receive the kickout. On Sunday our squad had two matches: a Kellihers Mills Town league game against a Ballymac B side, and a challenge game against our u12 girls team. We divided our panel of players into two teams: The Windmill and The Bridge. The Windmill team had a great contest against an excellent young Ballymac team. It was a wonderfully contested game where both teams gave it their absolute all right to the final whistle. Everyone of our St Pats future stars did their club proud on the day. Our full panel of players made up of u9’s 10’s & 11’s were all interchanged during the game and each player put in a great effort for the entire game. Gearoid had a great game as usual in goals with great kick outs and saves, Our backs defended brilliantly Eddie, Paddy, Jake, Issac, Lily Breen, Lainey, James, Aiden Berry and Ethan marked their opponents very well. Stephen and Rian both worked very hard at midfield and both linked up well with the backs to keep the ball going into our young forward line of Sarah, Tommy, Hugh, Noah, Jace, Rylan, Alannah, Darragh Flahive, Cillian, Thomas and Darragh Sheehan. The forwards showed some great teamwork and took their scores very well. Many thanks to Ballymac for the sporting manner of their play and to our local referee The Bridge team played a challenge game against the u12 girls. The girls passed and tackled very well and there were some great performances from Aimee, Lainey, Rihanna, Katelyn, Eve and Lilly. For the Bridge team in the first half Isaac, Sarah, Lainey and Aidan impressed the coaches. Thomas made some good saves in goal. In the second half some Bridge players swapped places with players from the Windmill team. AJ, Hugh, Darragh Sheehan, Cillian, James, Eddie and Ethan put in a big effort for the Bridge team. It was a very enjoyable game played in a good spirit. Thanks to Norma and her u12 girls for a great game. We are continuing to see a big improvement in the passing and speed of movement from all players and this is something we will continue to work on in training. At home the players should continue to practice using the solo and overhead catch. The Kellihers Mills Town league games resume this Thursday away to Ardfert at 6.30pm followed by training on Sunday at 12pm 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<www.foireann.ie>
U12 Girls: Girls played the boys under 11’s this morning as the boys had extra players so everyone got the play a match Which showed great football skills from both sides as we had seiner player from the boys vs the girls We had fantastic football skills show by all the girls throughout the match We had plenty scoring by our forwards for the first half & changed at the second half we’d great Performances from all the girls Especially the passing the got throughout the game Well done girls keep up the Practice girls.
U13’s: U13 Timberland KItchens & Flooring St Brendans & Tralee League Ballymac provided the opposition in the first round of the league. We started brightly and raced into an early league. Ballymac came back well in the 2nd quarter to lead 5-07 v 4-06 at half time. However, Ballymac were stronger in the 2nd half and were deserved winners. Next game is v Austin Stacks followed by Ardfert. Squad: R Colloo (capt), J, H & T Costello, J Bowler, L Passway, J Flahive, B O’Leary, G Scollard, B Leen, C Sheehan, S Enright, J Daly, L O’Connor & D Murphy.
U15’s: Our last round match in the Kellihers Garage Central Region Competition will now be played this Monday evening in Blennerville against Ballymac B at 7pm. If we win this match, we will go straight into the semifinals which will be played this Wednesday evening. Best of luck to all involved.

Seniors
We lost our group 1 first round match in the Kerry Petroleum Junior Premier Club Football Championship to a resurgent Keel side last Saturday evening in John Mitchels despite being 2 points ahead at halftime. Missing a few regular starters, we started brightly but didn’t play quite as well in the second half and we were made rue the very scoreable frees we missed in the second half as well as the wides. There were some encouraging plays during the course of the match, but we were punished when we weren’t tuned in as Keel took control and saw the game out on a scoreline of 0-13 to our 11 points.
Our next match which is a round 2 game in the same competition will be at home in Blennerville to Annascaul this Sunday 12 September at 2.30pm. Best of luck to Liam and the panel.
Our Round 3 match will be away against Brosna on the weekend of September 25/26, with time TBC.

Covid-19 Update
Following recent updates by the relevant Governments, the following is a summary of the restrictions that applies to us:
Health Questionnaire and other RTP Guideline: The Health Questionnaires should continue to be completed ahead of all training sessions and games and the Return to Play guidelines issued earlier in the year should continue to be adhered to. It is important to note, that regardless of whether a player/participant is vaccinated or not, if they have any of the symptoms associated with Covid and detailed on the Health Questionnaire, they should not attend a training session or game. Dressing Rooms: Dressing rooms should remain closed for the moment under current Government regulations. From September 20th, Dressing Rooms may be used as changing facilities only before and after games but with a maximum occupancy of 6 people at any one time. Pre-game, or half-time team talks, should continue to take place outdoors and it is recommended that shower facilities are only used where absolutely necessary. Use of Gyms: In the South, from Sept 20th, and where there is mixed immunity status, the use of GAA owned Gyms will be permitted in pods of up to 6 participants at a time (excluding coaches). Where groups have full immunity (i.e., fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months) the provision for pods of 6 is not applicable. Indoor meetings: From September 6th, all club and county committee meetings in the South should continue to be held remotely or outdoors unless all participants are considered immune (i.e., fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months) in which case meetings can take place indoors at 60% of venue capacity. Where patrons have mixed immunity status indoor meetings will not be permitted – the Government have signalled Oct 22nd as a date on which this may change. Quarantine after Travel abroad: Where quarantine after travel abroad is a government requirement, it is essential that all of our members adhere to the relevant advice.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Eileen Counihan and Gareth O’Connell who got married recently.

Sympathy
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Frank Maunsell Castlegregory and Chris Foley Tralee.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
086-8963505
mailto:pro.stpatricksblennerville.kerry@gaa.ie
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