St Pats News 17/06/2019

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 03, 06, 07 & 20. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Andrew Breewood Derrymore West, Paul Clapham c/o Betty’s Bar, Eileen Walsh Tralee, Bridie Donnelly c/o Betty’s Bar and Jim Savage Curraheen.
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €6,400 and the draw will take place on Sunday night June 23rd 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.

Juvenile Academy
U6: We had an earlier session this morning due to the school fun day.. apologies to anyone who hadn’t received notification as the system was down.. nonetheless we had an energetic session with some high intensity tackling drills and great fun match play. Very well done to Ankit who won player of the week on merit of skill and high energy play not to mention his quick dancing feet!! Keep up the practice at home boys & girls Back to normal academy next week. U8: We had a slightly less than normal turnout last Sunday due to the Blennerville School Family Walk later in the day. But nonetheless, everyone present put in a huge effort. Coach Conor Culloo took a joint warm up with the Under 10’s and then the U8’s split into two groups; Coach John worked with the Younger group in possession games and worked on individual skills. Mike then took the older players for conditioned game which ended in a draw. Rylan Flynn was a well deserving Player of the Week. Training will continue on Sunday next and back to the normal time of 10:30am. We will play our last round of the St Brendans Board blitz the week commencing June 24th. More details on it will be announced next week.
U10: Well done to all of our under-10 players who played in a blitz hosted by Ardfert GAA Club on Tuesday 11th June. This was the third blitz in a series of Go-games hosted by the Clubs in the St. Brendan’s Board area. So far we have played in games hosted by ourselves, Churchill and Ardfert with the final set of games to be hosted by Ballyheigue GAA Club. These games give our young players a chance to pitch their footballing skills against their peers from the other clubs in games that are played under modified rules to suit the age group. In the most recent blitz in Ardfert all our players played very well in all three games showing great teamwork, good tackling and defending along with some excellent score taking. A special mention to the under-8 players who added greatly to our team namely Tommy, Hugh, Rián and Seámus.
It was back on the training on Sunday morning and the earlier start of 10am didn’t diminish the enthusiasm! By the finish of the warm-up routine all were fully energised and ready for the competitive game that followed. Eddie was in top form with his tackling and point scoring, Lainey, James and Aoife showing great passing and support play, Patryk who has only recently returned to training displayed good catching and kicking skills. Protnu, one of the under-8 players, joined in our game and what a good catcher and kicker he proved to be.
Again the task of picking a Player of the Week is getting more difficult as all our players are putting in great effort however for her all round display on Sunday the trophy was awarded to Lainey …well deserved.
U12: St. Pats under 12’s were training last Friday and again last Sunday. Everyone put in a great effort especially Luke Passway, Kevin Gaxha, Ben O’Leary & Rory Daly. Next session is this Tues 18th, where we have a Co League Game at home v Skellig Rangers at 6.30pm. Naomh Pádraig Abú !!
U14 Boys: Our U14 central region game against Milltown/Castlemaine originally fixed for Monday in Milltown has now been switched to this Thursday, 20th June in Blennerville at 7.45pm.
U14 Girls: Our girls played Southern Gaels B last Saturday in Blennerville and showed great determination despite missing some key players and facing a team that came with 22 players on their panel, but we suffered our heaviest defeat. Well done to our girls who battled to the end with some of our girls having played carrying knocks and illnesses.

Juniors After a very short break, our B team are away to Castlegregory in Group 3 of the Junior Football League this Friday, 21st June at 7.30pm. Best of luck to Tommy Lynch and all involved.

Our division 3 status now looks under threat when we lost to St. Senan’s last Saturday in a round 6 fixture of the senior Football League. Full time scores were St Pats 0-12 St Senan’s 2-10.

Best Wishes
To the Kerry Minor team managed by our own James Costello and to the Kerry Seniors, both playing Cork in their respective Munster Finals in Páirc Uí Chaoimh this Saturday.

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.

Blennerville Playschool Summer Camp
Summer camps at Blennerville Playschool now running all through July and August. Options: 9.00am to 12.30pm, 2.00pm to 5.30pm or full-time childcare (8.40am to 5.30pm) for school age children which includes a hot meal and snack, costs start at only €10 per day. Children’s Yoga, Outdoor Learning, Arts and Crafts, Storytelling, Fun and Games. Our new Adventurers Nature Programme 2-4pm, (only €25 for the week) for school-age children incl. age-appropriate activities including short hikes exploring Tralee Bay, bug hunts, leaf printing, nature connection games and scavenger hunts. Additional Discounts and optional extras available: hot meal and snack provided in the evening; 10% discount for siblings; significant discounts for those in receipt of social welfare payments or medical cards. For more information or to make a booking please contact us on 066-7122765 or WhatsApp 086-3466115.

Skelper Quanes Golf Society Results
Great day was had by all in Newcastlewest last week for Andy’s Captains Prize. A Special thanks to Newcastlewest, the Golf course was absolutely fabulous. Gareth Barry was 2nd in the guest section, while his father Mike won it with 31pts. John O Sullivan, Pierce Flynn, Derick Gibson and Jimmy Murphy won the scramble. Sean Dowling won the back 9, and Tommy Cosgrove won the front 9, both with 18pts. 2nd in Section C was Mike Sugrue, and Cormac O Connor won the Section with 31pts. 2nd in Section B was Eamon Reidy with 29pts, and Pat O Donnell won a Section with 30pts. Second in Section A was Tony Conroy 34pts, and Shane Murphy won the Section also with 34pts. 3rd overall was John Campbell with 34pts, 2nd overall was Padraig Murphy with 37pts. But the Winner of the Captains Prize was Mark Houston with a fantastic score of 39pts. Well done Mark. We would like to thank everyone that played today, and a Special thanks to our Sponsors Tom Quane (Our President) and Seamus O Sullivan. Also Naomi and Colin for the beautiful deserts.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
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