St Pats News 06/05/2019

Hi all,

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 01, 02, 07 & 16. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Brendan and Shannon Quill Lohercannon, Caoimhe and Joan Naughton c/o Tony Casey, Gary Curran Ashgrove, Tina O’Shea Curraheen and Lily Kelliher Lohercannon.
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €5,800 and the draw will take place on Sunday night May 12th in Skelper Quane’s Bar. 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, Rock Inn, Dwyer’s Bar, Skelper Quane’s, Betty’s Bar and Keane’s of Curraheen.

Dingle Way Challenge 2019

Our annual Dingle Way Challenge coming up on 2nd June (June Bank Holiday weekend) is upon us and as usual, walkers will have a couple of choices, both of which takes in breathtaking views.
Think Luke Skywalker, Páidí Ó Sé and Tom Crean – all in one day!!!
All the usual services will be there such as hot breakfast, lunch, BBQ, bus transfers, Ambulance support etc. The list goes on…
You can go to:<> to register.
Thanks for your continued support, and looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday June 2nd.

Juvenile Academy

U6: Thanks to Fiacc for leading a fun adventure warm up with practice of our fundamental movement skills. We had extra kicking practice today with Michael Sheehan and Fiacc both leading kicking drills. Our little box games working well this week. Special mention to Dylan Passaway in our match play, you led your team very well. Paddy Costello captained the reds & won himself the player of the week trophy for really getting the hang of match play and kicking skills. Eana Sheehan you showed fantastic skill and strong tackling.. watch out for that trophy!! See you at the academy next week.

U8: We had a great session in the sunshine last Sunday with another great turnout. We started with some ball handling and kicking skills which we then developed into small sided games followed by a full pitch game at the end. We had some great performances from Tommy & Hugh Costello along with AJ Turner, Blake Bowler and Isaac Price. However, player of the week went to Bruce McMillan who is working hard on his skills and gave an exhibition in goals for the game. We have a busy few weeks coming up for the Under 8’s. Training will be at 10:30am next Sunday morning. We will host the U8 Go Games Blitz for St Brendan’s with Ardfert, Churchill, Ballyheigue & St Pats participating. It will take place on Thursday week May 16th at 6:30pm in Blennerville. Also, on Sunday May 26th, we will host Listry at Under 8’s for a game as a curtain raiser to the senior county league game vs Listry. This will be at the slightly later start time of 12pm. We also intend playing some other games against other clubs before the short break in the summer. So with the weather being dry, parents, we urge you to get outside with your kids out practicing their skills. A special word of thanks also to Jo O’Dwyer and Sarah Turner who helped out with the girls training last Sunday. The girls are really enjoying their games amongst themselves and we would love if more parents would get involved.

U10: A great training session in the sunshine was enjoyed by our future stars in training last Sunday and it is great to see them having fun whilst learning their skills. Chloe, Tara and Aimee put in a good session with Chloe making some excellent catches during the final game and was rewarded with the player of the week trophy.
Don’t forget to practice with a ball for 20 minutes every day at home during the week.

U12: St Pats U-12’s were at home last Sunday to Asdee/Ballylongford in the Co League. At the long whistle after a very entertaining game, with some wonderful displays of skills by both teams, our St Pats future stars were the happier. Some of the highlights of the game were our stand in keeper Mark O Brien who was was rock solid for his team with a safe pair of basketball hands. Liam O’Connor caught and cleared two unbelievable balls out of defense at the end, Michael Enright busting out in front of his opponent to win possession, Enda Sheehan’s near hand tackle dispossessing his opposite number, Jack Costello’s solo run through the middle for an excellent goal, Daniel Sheehy’s overhead catches, Darragh Murphy’s work rate covering every patch of grass on the pitch, Luke Passway’s quick turn and powerful shot at goals, Killian O’Mahony’s lovely pointed free from a really tight angle, Conor Sheehan’s lovely left foot passing, Rory Daly’s clever runs to get on the ball and young Rodhan Culloo’s two magnificent, well taken goals. The first phase of the Co league is now complete, phase 2 will commence in the next couple of weeks. It’s important ye all continue to attend our training sessions and also keep practicing yer skills at home during the week. The training schedule for the week will be circulated shortly and when the fixtures for Phase 2 Co league are released, our u12 parents will be notified. Naomh Pádraig Abú !!
U14 Girls: Our U14 girls play their round 3 Non County Player County League this Friday, the 10th May, when they make the short trip to Ballymac. Throw-in time is 6pm. Best of luck to all involved.

U14 Boys: Our U14 boys welcomed table-toppers, Annascaul/Lispole to Blennerville in our last County League fixture last Wednesday evening. They competed well especially in the second half but were well beaten in the end. A huge credit to the boys for not giving upo and it is hoped that this experience will stand to them in future.

U16: We played Castleisland Desmonds last Monday in Blennerville in a Central Region fixture with the away side proving too strong in the end. We palyed well and were unlucky not to convert the chances that came our way in both halves.
Our last match in this competition is against Ballyheigue in Blennerville on Monday 6th May at 6pm.

Co. Junior Football League 2019
This League commences on Friday 17th May with games at 7.30 pm and we have been drawn in Group 3 with An Ghaeltacht, Milltown Castlemaine C, Castlegregory, Keel and Dingle C. Fixtures are as follows:
17th May Rd.1 Keel (A); 31st May Rd.2 Dingle C (H); 21st June Rd.3 Castlegregory (A); 5th July Rd. 4 An Ghaeltacht (A); 19th July Rd.5 Milltown Castlemaine (H)

After a few week’s break, our seniors are back in County League action this Saturday, 11th May at 7pm when they take on Ballydonoghue away. We urge our supporters to come out and cheer the team on.

Cul Camp 2019
The St Pats Cul Camp will take place between the 5th and 9th of August from 10am to 2.30pm every day. The Camp provides boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 with action packed and fun-filled week of activities during the summer holidays. Cost is €60 per child with reductions (€55 for second child and €45 for third and fourth child) for additional members of the family. Booking can be made online at the Cul Camp official website or on the first morning of the Camp. Each child will receive FREE Kellog’s GAA gear and backpack.


To the pupils from CBS Primary School and Blennerville National School who received their First Holy Communion last weekend.

To ex St Pats player, Pat Joe O’Connor Curraheen who is retiring from the Revenie Department, Spa Road after 40 years of service this week.

To Na Gaeil GAA Club on winning the Kerry Petroleum Junior Premier Championship last weekend.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Michael Walsh Camp.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
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