St Pats News 26/08/2019

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 07, 10, 23 & 30. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Julie Diggins Tonevane, John McMillan Lohercannon, Jim Enright Annagh, Dominick O’Brien c/o Byrensworth and Richard Diggins Tonevane.
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €7400 and the draw will take place on Monday night September 02rd in Keane’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: Welcome back to Liam O’Callaghan on his holidays to Kerry, he put in a great performance to win player of the week! Well done to all the boys & girls for getting involved today & great credit to Anna Poff for joining in & scoring loads of goals. Ben Smith had a great game & is showing excellent speed & tackling. Keep up the practice at home boys & girls & we’ll look forward to a fun session this Friday night in preparation for a big Football weekend.
U8 Boys: We had another busy week with the Under 8’s; starting last Thursday night where we travelled into Na Gaeil to play the home team in a series of games. There was great football played over the 4 games with no shortage of skill, commitment and fun on display. A big thanks to Helen Tansley(nee Kelliher) for the invitation in to play. Also a big thanks to Fiacc Murphy for taking the fantastic photos which are for viewing on our club FB page. Training continued last Sunday morning with again huge numbers in attendance. We started with a group warm up where wh then broke off into 3 groups with coaches Michael, Roger and John working on skills with all of the boys. We then finished with two games which the boys love. Player of the Week went to Sam Smith who has come on leaps and bounds over the summer. A special mention also to two other boys; firstly Ryan and Jack Davis from Cahir, Co. Tipperary who participated in the Under 8’s training and Under 12 challenge game vs Na Gaeil respectively last Sunday. They were visitors of the Costello’s and negotiations are in place for transfers to the Pats! Finally, a special mention also to Thomas Higgins who suffered a hand injury in the Na Gaeil game on Thursday evening. However, that didn’t deter him to miss training on Sunday and he showed up and gave it his all. Well done Thomas. The academy will take place on Friday evening this week due to the All Ireland final from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. See you all there.

U8/10 Girls: We had 8 girls who attended the academy last Sunday which allowed us to have their own training session as a group. They worked on the quick pick up, soloing and hopping and then some novel games with Coaches Sean, Josephine and Conor but finishing with a 4v4 game. A huge effort was put in by the Costello girls, Niamh, Ava, Tara, Nicola and Erika. It was great to see some familiar faces back training and the girls really enjoy training amongst themselves. Player of the week went to Grace Costello who has been practicing alot at home with her brothers. We would love to see more girls at the academy so all are welcome to attend this Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
U11: St Pat’s U-11’s played a challenge game v Na Gaeil last Sunday. Everyone of our St Pats future stars played a full game and put in a great effort. The panel on the day were Gary Scollard, Liam O’Connor, Michael Enright, Enda Sheehan, Jack Costello, Darragh Murphy, Killian O’Mahony, Rory Daly, Luke Passway, Kevin Gaxha, Conor Sheehan and Rodhan Culloo. 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 to ye shortly. Naomh Pádraig Abú !!
U13: We were defeated by a strong Kerins O’Rahillys side last Thursday evening in Ballyrickard in Division 2 of the Tralee Town League. We had some good play but they were in spurts as the home side ran out comfortable winners.
Our match against Na Gaeil will played this week or next. We will inform parents of the time and date as soon as it is confoirmed.

U14 Girls: We were defeated by Abbedorney last Tuesday evening in round 2 of the North Kerry League. We had a particularly good first half and were 3 points ahead at the end of the short whistle however playing on a full sized pitch with only 13 player and no subs to bring on took it’s toll on our girls as the host team were able to bring on a number of substitutes from a very healthy bench and they made the difference as they ran away comfortable winners. It was a very spriritred performance by our girls in a match played in a very friendly atmosphere with some great display of skills by both sides.
On a sad note, we wish our “pocket rocket”, Kayla O’Connor a speedy recovery. She sustained a broken wrist after landing badly during the match. She was having a stormer before the unfortunate incident happened and we hope she will be back stronger.
Our next match is this Wednesday when we play Listowel Emmets B at 7.30pm in the same competition. Best of luck to all involved.

U14 Boys: Our match against Na Gaeil which a St Brendan’s League B final will now take place this Wednesday, the 28th of August at 6pm. Best of luck to all involved.

With Kerry competing in the All-Ireland Finals against Dublin on the 1st of September, our Round 11 County League match against Firies will now be played on the 8th of September in Blennerville at 2pm.

Senior B Team
Our senior B team had a good win over Tarbert on a score line of 1-14 to 1-09 last Friday and have by virtue of that victory qualified to play in the Barrett Cup. The first round is next Friday Aug 30th with the opponents and venue to be decided early next week.

Minor Football Championship
Well done to the St Brendan’s minor team who had a good win over Rathmore last Tuesday evening in Killarney and will now face East Kerry this Tuesday, the 27th of August in the finals of this competition. Venue is Austin Stacks Park with the match throwing in at 7pm with a replay should both sides finish level. Best of luck to Mark Bourke and the panel that includes our own Fergal O’Brien.

Acorn Life U21 Football Championship
Hard luck to the St Brendan’s U21 team and management as they exited the U21 Football championship last Thursday evening,losing to Feale Rangers by the narrowest of margins as the match ended on a score line of Feale Rangers 1-12 St Brendan’s 1-11.

Senior Football Championship
Best of luck to St Brendan’s who will now play East Kerry in round 1 of the SFC after the conclusion of the County League. This match will be played in Blennerville (date and time to be confirmed) with extra time to be played if required. Former St Pats star, Seamus Murphy is the team manager.

Best Wishes/Congratulations
Best wishes to Eimer and Simon Wall on the birth of a baby boy and to the grandparents Noreen and Jim Moriarty.
Best wishes to Peter Keane and the Kerry Senior Football team on their quest for All-Ireland glory this Sunday the 1st of September against Dublin. Ciarri Abú!!
Congratulations to Paul Sullivan who celebrated a birthday with a ‘0’ recently amongst family and friends.

Tony O’Donoghue Memorial Walk

The Tony O’Donoghue memorial walk which is in its 5th year will be held on Saturday, the 7th of September at 5pm. The walk which is circa 5km will begin at the Windmill car park. This walk is open to all and all proceeds in the form of donations raised on the day will go towards the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation. Medals will be presented to all participants at the end of the walk. Music will be provided by Sharon Langston and Gearoid McCarthy in Skelper Quane’s Bar afterwards.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Mary McCarthy Castlegregory and Jack McKivergan Monalee, Tralee.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
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