St Pats GAA Notes 03/04/2023
Please register your membership of the Club for 2023.
One of the benefits of registering as a playing member of the GAA or LGFA via the Club is
that in the event of an injury sustained playing or training resulting in medical expenses it
may be possible to claim a level of refund from the GAA or LGFA Injury Benefit Fund.
However, any player seeking to benefit from the Injury Benefit Fund must be a registered
member of the GAA or LGFA on Foireann at the time of injury.
The respective Injury Benefit Funds are self-funded entirely from the GAA and LGFA funds
with no outside involvement. The Injury Funds are not an insurance scheme. The Injury
Funds are set up to assist members with some reimbursement for medical expenses
incurred due to an injury sustained playing Gaelic football.
The respective Injury Benefit Funds do not seek to compensate fully for injuries sustained
but to supplement other Schemes such as Personal Accident or Health Insurance. The GAA
and LGFA Schemes only provide cover for unrecoverable losses up to the limits specified
under the respective Schemes. More details can be viewed on
https://learning.gaa.ie/InjuryFund or https://ladiesgaelic.ie/resources/injury-fund/
Foireann Mobile App
A Foireann mobile app is now available, and this is the only official membership and
communications app for GAA, LGFA & Camogie clubs. The app is available for both iOS (via
the Apple Store) and Android devices (via Google Play). The Foireann Mobile app makes it
even easier to manage your Foireann profile and all the ways you interact with the Club. We
ask all members to download the app as it will make it easier to manage membership,
update contact details and keep up to date with team activities.
The Foireann membership and communications app is fully integrated with the Foireann
membership system – members can log in on the app with their existing Foireann account to
see upcoming events which includes event details for anyone in your Family. The app also
puts news, fixtures, and results in your pocket so you can stay up to date with the most
important and relevant information.
Foireann is the GAA system used by clubs to manage membership and it allows members to
register for membership and pay online using the Mobile app or the Foireann system
Dingle Way Challenge 2023
It is back this year for another great day out. It begins on Sunday 4th of June, please find details of the event and route details below. There are options to choose from for the experienced walker or those who want to enjoy a great day out and see the beautiful scenery which is part of this great event.
Discover the spectacular landscapes and seascapes of the Dingle Peninsula and enjoy a great day of walking and talking with friends, old and new, with options for all, from the casual walker to the Ultra enthusiast.
Starting at Brandon Creek on the West side of Cnoc Bhréanainn and walking over the shoulder of Mt Brandon, via Fothair na Manach and descending into Arraglen towards Teer Cross on the Eastern side of our 2nd highest peak trekkers will take a left turn and encompass the magnificent and spectacular scenery of Sauce Creak and follow the route to Brandon Point, enjoying the incredible views of Tralee Bay, Loop Head, The Seven Hogs and the Maharees Islands and the sandy beaches of Lower West Kerry. Ultra walkers will then join the regular route and continue to Camp.
From Brandon point, walkers will join the main road, passing the nostalgic fishing village of Brandon Quay and enjoy a well-earned hot breakfast at Halla le Chéile.
From here, walkers will follow the main road, through Cloghane Village to Fermoyle Beach and exit at the nearby Castlegregory Golf Club and continue on route to Castlegregory Village for further refreshments.
The final trek is a mix of back roads and beaches with Gleanteenassing Forest, Sliabh Mish Mountains on the right-hand side and Tralee Bay to the left as walkers approach the final stop at Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp.
Buses to Blennerville will be provided from Fitzgerald’s Bar in Camp to St Pat’s Club in Blennerville.
updates on: Facebook @stpatsgaaclub or www.stpatsgaaclub.com and via email.
Register via www.eventbrite.ie
Note: On-line ticket sales will close at 17:00 on Friday 2nd June. You can register at St Pats Blennerville (V92 RH98) on Sunday 4th June for Ultra route from 4:15 to 5 am, for Standard Route from 6:15 to 7:00am
Early Bird option: €55 before the 1st of May; €60 from the 1st May.
(Transaction charge will be added)
When registering please indicate which option you are most likely to undertake as this will help in the planning of transport and food requirements.
There was no winner of our club Lotto jackpot of €6000 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 02,11,16 & 27. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:
- Harry Poff co/ Poff Motors
- Jimmy Savage Curraheen
- Tom Hill Snr Lohercannon
- Carol O Shea Curraheen
- Nigel Hennessy c/o St Pats
Next week’s lotto will have a jackpot of €6100 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 09/04/2023 at 9:00 PM in Skelper Quanes club lotto can be played online through the club website www.stpatsgaaclub.com, Lotto tickets can be purchased from any club officer or at the following outlets:
O’Shea Shop and Service Station Blennerville
Poff Motors Dingle Road
Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers Manor
Noyeks Mile Height
Keane’s Of Curraheen
The Rock Inn
Many Thanks to All who contribute to our weekly club Lotto. The club cannot emphasize enough the importance of our members promoting the club Lotto among family, friends, and work colleagues. 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 club’s future viability. Please have your Lotto entries in by 7pm, every Sunday evening.
Dawn Mass at 6am in Annagh Cemetery on Easter Sunday Morning. Refreshments afterwards in Curraheen Community Room Everyone Welcome.
County Clean-Up Day
Curraheen Community Council will organise a clean-up of the road between Tonevane and Derrymore West on Sat April 15th. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Bags, gloves and hi-vis jackets will be provided. Please contact Debbie (087)2319190
Our Juvenile Academy is back at MTU North Campus (Eircode V92HDV4) from 12pm-1pm. Open to all boys and girls from under 5 up to Under 13. We look forward to seeing all our boys and girls back with us for 2023 and welcome all new members living in the Tralee area. Great value €2 per child, for more Information contact Michael 0863855428
This is an 8-week programme for 6–12-Year-old Girls to who might be interested in sport 10am to 11am at St Pat Blennerville V92RH98 and it is €12 per girl (Total) We’re nearby at 2Km from the Aqua Dome, so why not give it a try? Spread the word!! Contact Paul 0873724087
Well done to all the boy’s and girls for showing up with great enthusiasm on Sunday for another fun football and movement session in the MTU. Thanks to coach Ruth for leading the session in the absence of my voice! We kept the energy up with foundation movement skills ball handling, obstacle courses. Stuck in the mud -kids VS Coaches proved to be a big hit as is the tug-of-war to finish.. keep up that healthy eating & getting strong everyone!!
Special mention to Kelly & Finn for joining in really well even if a little nervous to begin! Remember all the boys & girls will get a chance to win the trophies! Keep practicing & running around with big smiles . Currently the session is due to go ahead next week for Easter but we will update the parents if any change.
Well done to our eager U8 girls this morning for jumping straight into a busy mixed boys & girls session @ MTU…I hope they had fun. This was a good introduction for when the Go games come along later this summer. A great group to coach, they worked hard on their solo-bounce, tackling, Hand passing, evasion and kicking. Well done to our deserving Player of the week, Hannah who paid great attention…Keep practicing and see you all next week .
A super Sunday for our u9 boys who were all in top form. This week we continued to work on the pickup and also had some new kicking drills. Well done to everyone for all the practising at home during the week. Nicholas was this week’s coaches pick for Player of the Week. Thanks again to our coaches.
Our U11s kicked off their first game of the year with a Brendan’s Board fixture away to Ardfert Thursday evening last. The players acquitted themselves very well and the substitutes showed great patience and supported their teammates from the side line. Excellent contributions were offered by Oscar, Eoin, Foinn and Luke to name but a few.
Training at the MTU this Sunday was another sunny affair and as usual the skill levels were high during our drills section. The session was finished off with a well contested training match where there were some feisty tackles and the boys really challenged each other to improve. We hope to host a game this coming Thursday evening and details will be circulated as soon as possible. Naomh Pádraig Abú!!
We are fundraising for our u12 football team who have been selected to represent Kerry in a blitz in Croke Park on April 12th. This is a fantastic honour for our club and a great opportunity for our u12 stars to play in Croke Park. We are fundraising in support of this trip to help with travel and other costs. Any donation you can give is much appreciated. Please use the link below to donate.
Due to the inclement weather, our U13 county league game at home to Moyvane was postponed to a later date. In the meantime, our boys trained last Tuesday and Thursday evening on our own Astro and also on Sunday at 12 noon at the MTU Astro. Training will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are scheduled to play Cordal in Cordal next Sunday but further details will be posted on the parents WhatsApp group later in the week. On a side note, well done to our U13 players who represented Blennerville/Ballyard in the Cross Country Community Games last Sunday in Beaufort; Stephen Enright along with the two sets of twins; The Flynn’s and Costello’s. Also congrats to Thomas Colivet who won a Gold medal in the Blennerville/Ballyard Art Competition. He will represent the area in the County Final in the coming weeks.U14 Girls
The U14 girls had their 3rd match in the NCP Division 8 away to John Mitchel’s B Team on Sunday evening. St. Pats were ahead at half time, but the game changed in the 2nd half with the home team coming away with the win! Training continues this Thursday evening, our next match will be on April 23rd for the girls .
Our U15 team got their county league campaign underway with an emphatic 3-15 to 1-8 win over Spa in Killarney last Wednesday. St pats were represented by Conor Sheehan and Gary Scollard in the half back line, Michael Enright at midfield, Jack Costello, Darragh Murphy and Jack Flahive up front. Jamie Bowler made a strong impact when introduced off the bench. Our B team play away to Mitchels at 6:30 on Monday and our A team will be in Ballyrickard on Wednesday to play Knock/Brosna at 7pm.
With the roar of the rally in the background our seniors started their Round 2 game against Cordal in Cordal. The first half began with points from David O Callaghan and Fergal O Brien, Cordal quickly added a point to begin their scoring. With two points from Brendan Poff and one point from David O Callaghan. St Pats had the lead, Cordal added three points in quick succession to bring them within a point of us. Fergal O Brien added a point of his own with Cordal adding one point themselves. Fergal added another point this would be St Pats last score for this half. Cordal had the final two points scored for this half to end St Pats 0-07 to Cordal 0-07.
The second half began with a strong wind. Fergal O Brien put two points on the board without reply. Cordal got hold of the ball and added another point to their tally, with a point from Luke Mulligan St Pats held on to their lead. With a quick point and an even quicker goal Cordal had overtaken us. With our final point coming from Fergal O Brien, Cordal went on and scored a goal and two points to finish this game as match winners. St Pats 0-11 Cordal 2-11.
Team: Paudie Bailey, Dylan Griffin, Conor Moore, Joe O Connor, Tommy Lynch, Cillian O Riordan, Cillian Lynch, Liam Poff, Brian Murphy, Gary Savage, Brendan Poff, Luke Mulligan, David O Callaghan, Eoin Greaney and Fergal O Brien.
Subs Used: Niall McCarthy for Dylan Griffin, Cormac Lynch for Joe O Connor, Ali Gardezi for Cillian Lynch, and Patrick Dowling for Brian Murphy.
Our Seniors are scheduled to play in their Credit Union County Senior Football League Division 4 Round 3 against Castlegregory. Please keep an eye for information on this fixture in O Shea’s Gala, Byrnesworth and St Pats Old Clubhouse.
To Cillian Lynch and Dylan Griffin who both came off injured in our senior game at the weekend.
To CBS The Green on winning the Munster U16.5 ‘A’ Frewen Cup final on last Thursday in Banteer against St Francis College from Rochestown in Cork. St Pats were represented by Michael Enright who was part of the panel and Liam O Sullivan as coach.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Gerard Nammock Mitchels Rd, Kate Carmody Connolly Park and Nora Moriarty Connolly Park.