St Pats GAA Notes 29 August 2022

St Pats GAA Notes 29/08/2022 Club Lotto There was no winner of our club Lotto jackpot of €2800 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 15,17, 20 & 24. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:
1. Graham Foran c/o The Rock Inn 2. Anna Poff c/o Poff Motors 3. P.J Crean Camp 4. Paul Clapham c/o Betty’s Bar 5. Tom Hill Lohercannon Next week’s lotto will have a jackpot of €2900 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 04/09/2022 at 9:15 PM club lotto can be played online through the club website www.stpatsgaclub.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 Byrnesworth Skelper Quanes Keane’s Of Curraheen Betty’s Bar 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.
Registration If you haven’t completed registration, please do so now. Not being registered means your club membership has lapsed and participation in club activities will have to stop until registration is complete. Any difficulties with registration please contact any club officer or team coach. Membership for 2022 should be completed now via www.foireann.ie.
Healthy Club News
St Pats GAA promotes diversity & inclusion. We are delighted to welcome Ukrainian families now living in Derrymore. Thanks to Irene Enright and Seamus Murphy for coordinating this. Paulina, Lydia & David joined in the younger Astro training fun while Liza joined the under 12 girls. We hope they enjoyed the experience and look forward to supporting them and their community where we can. Best wishes to them as they join Derryquay school this term.
Upcoming Events
We are delighted to announce a couch to 5K running initiative led by Michelle Greaney. This is due to commence on Thursday 15th September. It will be progressive over 8 weeks on Thursday evenings setting off from St Pats, further details to follow. There will be another family fun day coming up towards the end of September. plans in process! This will be a good opportunity to swap preloved boots, runners & sports clothes for anyone who would like to get involved you can keep this in mind!
Betty McGrath Walk
On the 14th of September last year Bernadette O Callaghan nee McGrath, David, Tony, and Anton O Callaghan lost someone very close to them Bernadette’s Sister Betty, the McGrath and Moriarty Family have organised a walk which will take place on the 10th of September to remember the much-loved North Kerry woman. All proceeds from the Betty McGrath 12 km Walk will go to the Palliative Care Unit, with the walk marking Betty McGrath’s first anniversary. The walk takes place from 12 noon on Saturday, September 10 from The Junction Bar, Camp, walking along to Killelton Oratory on the Dingle Way, then on to Bunavoonder Strand, Bunahow, Kilgobbin Church of Ireland, Camp Upper, Ashe’s Cafe, Stepping Stones, Curraduff and back to The Junction Bar for refreshments. If you wish to donate, please do so on the below link.
www.gofundme.com/f/in-patient-unit-palliative-care-tralee?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer
Juvenile Academy
U5
Under 5s had a fun morning training, practising ball handling skills, agility moving through a minefield of volcanoes (aka cones). We had a short match before finishing up with a game of sharks and fishes. Well done to our players of the week Kai and Paulina.
U7
Training continued this Sunday for our u7’s. Well done to our joint players of the week, Brothers Shane and Tadgh who stood out as deserving winners. Keep up the good work Boys
U8 Girls
We had a great morning of football in St Pats vs Kerins O’Rahillys under 8s. A good turnout of 11 girls meant 2 matches & plenty of ball touches for each girl. We were very impressed by all the girl’s skills with solos & great kicking on display all round. The girls enjoyed playing against many school friends & enjoyed the experience. Back to training next week at 10.30am at St Pats. Any girls who have missed sessions due to holidays & commitments are most welcome back to finish out the season. The more numbers the better moving forward in our small club we are very proud of how the girl’s side is developing. Go St Pats.
U9
We had a great session on Sunday where we focused on tackling and soloing before going into a fast-paced match. Noah Fealy and Nicolas O’Shea were the standout performers with Noah bursting from defence to kick some great scores and Nicolas making some big tackles We play Na Gaeil on Monday and are looking forward to it.
U11 Boys
Last Thursday, 24 boys travelled back to Gallarus by bus to take on An Ghaeltacht in the Central Region Go Games. The two teams put in great displays and enjoyed the trip back west immensely. We also trained on Sunday morning where we worked on our basic skills as usual and then went into games with the focus on accurate passing and decision making. We are due to play two remaining games in the Central Region, Templenoe and Glenbeigh-Glencar. At the time of these notes going to print, we did not have confirmation of dates as of yet. If we don’t have a game this weekend, we will train on Thursday at 6:30pm.
U12 Girls
Churchill organised a Mini Blitz for the U12 Girls last Wednesday evening. Well done on a great performance by all the girls. We were up against some strong teams, but we improved after each game. We saw some great defending and lovely scores. Training continued on Sunday Morning, we were delighted to welcome Eleese to our u12 team who put in a fantastic training session with us, she has recently arrived from the Ukraine to the area.
U13
The Under 13 Central League sponsored by Kelliher’s Toyota Tralee continues with the St Pats / Kerins O’Rahillys team scheduled to play an away game in Cromane on Tuesday the 30th against a combined Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane team. On the following weekend our U13’s will be playing in an U13 blitz being run by the Currow club.
U15
St Brendans were defeated in semi-final of the U 15 Shield competition by West Kerry on Wed last. A Hayes, R Clifford, J Costelloe, M Enright & D Murphy were squad members. Best of luck to the U 14 squad who will participate in the Austin Stacks blitz on Saturday morning next.
Minors
St Pats/ Kerins O Rahillys will begin their campaign in the Keane’s Supervalu Minor Club Football Championship ‘D’ Championship on Saturday 3rd of September at 4pm. We play in Round 1 against Duagh which takes place in Duagh.
Seniors
Our Seniors travelled to Killorglin last Sunday to take on St Michael’s Foilmore, this game was one that we had to come out on top. David O Callaghan and Fergal O Brien each put a point on the board. St Michael’s Foilmore scored the next three points, Kieran Hurley added a point which was answered with a point from opposition. This first half ended St Pats 0-03 St Michael’s Foilmore 0-04
The 2nd half began with three points and a goal without reply from the opposition, Kieran Hurley, and David O Callaghan each added their own point. Two points from St Michael’s Foilmore this was the last of their scoring in this half. Five points from Kieran Hurley and two points from Cormac Lynch to draw us level in full time. Extra Time was needed and in the first ten minutes St Michael’s Foilmore scored just one point, points from David O Callaghan, Brian Murphy and Kieran Hurley brought us two points ahead. As the 2nd half of extra time began St Michael’s Foilmore scored one point in this half. David O Callaghan, Kieran Hurley, and Brian Murphy each added their own points with the minutes counting we held the ball to finish the match St Pats 0-18 St Michael’s Foilmore 1-11. Well Done to all involved it was a hard-fought game throughout.
St Pats B
We begin our campaign in the Kerry Cup Round 1 against Tarbert B which is scheduled to take place on Friday 2nd of September in Blennerville at 6.30pm.
Best of Luck
To All Our Leaving Certificate Students who are receiving their results on Friday 2nd of September.
To Dr Patricia Sheehan who is travelling on Saturday the 3rd of September to accept her Kerry Person of the Year Award in Dublin. Safe Travels.
Congratulations
To Helen and Mike Sugrue who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary recently.
Sympathy
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Nelly Carmody Churchill and Joan Hickey Castleisland.

Best Regards,

Sharon Williams
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
087-9712665
mailto:pro.stpatricksblennerville.kerry@gaa.ie
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