St Pats GAA Notes 29/03/2021

Club Lotto
There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €5000 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 02, 09, 22 & 27. The five €30 consolation prizes went to:
1. Paul McMahon, Ballyard (Online) 2. Marguerite Trant, Curraheen 3. Eileen O’Connor, Annagh 4. Aoife Healy, Ballinorig (Online) 5. Donal Brosnan, Lohercannon
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €5100 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 04/04/2021 at 9-30pm. Lotto tickets can be purchased online 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
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 The Lotto is now the critical and only source of funds for the Club. We are appealing to all club members to promote our lotto at this time as we are in dire need of funds to keep the club afloat.
Please have your lotto entries in by 7pm, every Sunday evenings.

St Pats Blennerville GAA Ceol and Greetings Production
The club would like to thank all who have donated so far to our ‘St Pats GAA Ceol and Greetings Production’ starring local performers and supported by a few surprise guests from near and far. Funds raised will go towards the running and development of the club. We are still looking for all our Supporters and the wider Community to make a donation on our GoFundMe page. See link: Look Forward to seeing you all again. STAY SAFE & ENJOY & please share the link.

Club Membership 2021 While we still await a definitive date of when training and games activities resume, we are working on being prepared to start without delay once a date is confirmed. One step in these preparations is to have members registered and in particular playing members. Players of all ages will need to be registered with the GAA via the Club to allow participation in activities and to complete health questionnaires as part of the ‘Return to Play’ protocol. The GAA has introduced a new on-line system which provides for self-service membership registration and payment for individuals and families. The system is called Foireann, which is Irish for Team, and can be accessed via the Club website or type into your internet browser. Members who set up a ‘ReturnToPlay’ account in 2019 to complete the Health Questionnaires can access their Foireann account by using the same logon id and password as used last year. If you don’t have a ReturnToPlay account then you can register a new account very easily on Foireann. Go to and follow the instructions for New user. If you go to the Club website further information is provided and if you encounter any difficulties send an email to Sean at<>
2020 Injury Fund Extension to 31st May 2021 – A Croke Park Directive Given that no activity has been possible for January to March 2021 a further two-month extension of Injury Fund cover has been ratified by Coiste Bainistíochta. This will now take the 2020 cover term up until 31 May 2021.
This means that the GAA Injury Benefit Fund cover remains in place based on existing 2020 team registrations. Units do not need to register or pay for their 2021 teams until re-invited to do so. Details with regards to registering and payment for the 2021 GAA Injury Benefit Fund will issue once we have more clarity from Government as to what the coming months may look like.
It is a condition of the extended 2020 Injury Fund cover to 31 May 2021 that in advance of any permitted return to train or play in either April or May, “All players will still be required to be individually registered for the 2021 season on the new “Foireann” membership system.” 2020 player registrations will “NOT” carry over into 2021 and cover will be declined if a player is not fully registered for the 2021 season in advance of any return to train or play in 2021.

GAA National Club Draw
Each year the GAA runs a National Club Draw where 100% of all funds raised are retained by each club. The GAA at a national level puts up all the prizes and the clubs keep 100% of all ticket sales to help with the development of each club’s facilities.
The 2021 GAA National Club Draw has even more prizes on offer, varying from a Renault Car to All Ireland Final Tickets, and a variety of cash prizes. Due to Covid 19 restrictions we are unable to call to people’s homes asking them to support the draw. Instead, we are making the tickets available to purchase online Tickets are €10 each and you can purchase a ticket for the GAA National Club Draw by clicking here.

To see the full list of prizes and further information on the Nation Club Draw, please click on the link below:

Juvenile Positions The club is actively recruiting new referees to assist in Juvenile games and blitzes. Kerry Co Board will provide full training courses to those interested and the club will also assist in the process. This is a fantastic opportunity to stay active in GAA, represent the club and develop personal skills. Garda Vetting & Child protection certs are mandatory.
We are also looking for a Juvenile PRO to help promote the club’s juvenile section and its activities across various online and offline media. The role will be most suited to someone with a keen interest in online and social media activities and has a passion for writing.
If you are interested, please contact Juvenile Secretary Seamus Murphy or Juvenile Chairperson Joe Costello.

Last Man Standing Competition
St Pats Last Person Standing Competition commenced on the weekend of the 6th of February with 263 entries in total starting the competition and we would like to thank all of you for supporting this fundraiser. After 6 weeks of competition, we have 16 players still competing for the top prize of €400. We have 4 Ladies still in the competition who can win the €100 for the last lady standing but can also scoop the top prize of €400 if they are the last Person Standing.
Due to the ongoing international soccer matches being played, we have decided to take a break from the competition and will resume on week 8 on the weekend of the 03/04/2021. Any player that has pre-selected their teams in advance will be given an opportunity to review those selections before the Week 8 games.

All Players and team selections can be viewed by clicking on the link below:!Ar2Xv9mDQBG-giy7I9MMSM8PPKyr?e=iH<!Ar2Xv9mDQBG-giy7I9MMSM8PPKyr?e=iH&fbclid=IwAR09rqs7VGqd68i857vI2xStyQPV3FQTQMvkYY-2ekwbdl_CDd66K1SgAhY>

Derryquay National School Fundraiser

If you are having a spring clean, we are organising a clothes collection to raise funds for the development of the school and would appreciate it if you could please contact Irene 0871233254 for collection as bags cannot be dropped to the school this year please.


To ex-St Pats star – Seàn Kelly and his wife Stef on the birth of their daughter Maeve in New York on Sunday last.

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Nora Rohan Carrigaha Camp, Danny Pierse Ballyseedy, Bridie Hoare Castle Demesne and John Joe O’Brien Bonane Kenmare.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
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