St Pats News Monday 01/04/2019

Hi all,
There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 05, 16, 18 & 24. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Sinead Somers c/o Betty’s Bar, James & Stacey Spa Road, Pa Hurley Curraheen, Micheal Quirke c/o Tony Casey and Sadie O’Sullivan Curraheen. Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €5,300 and the draw will take place on Sunday night April 7th 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.

Dingle Way Challenge 2019
The date for our annual DWC is set for June 2nd (keep that date free and marked in your diaries and calendars). And as usual, there will be two challenges: The standard DWC, which is has a choice of 2 options – Option 1 is a 31km walk with the route going from from Ballyferriter to Dingle, and there will be return buses to Blennerville available from Dingle; Option 2 is a 53km walk from Ballyferriter to Annascaul (again, there will be buses available to Blennerville from Annascaul). Please note that buses will leave from Blennerville at 7am sharp for this option. And then we have the ultra route, which is 60km. This option starts at 5.45am at Murragh walk via Smerwick Harbour and Slea Head and on to Duncaoin for breakfast at Krugers, from where the walk takes you around Slea Head and on to Ventry and to Dingle for lunch. The ultra walkers will leave Dingle on the old Connor Pass road and turning east along the high road with takes in the spectacular views of Dingle Bay via Lispole and Minard with the walk finishing in Annascaul. The DWC registration is now open via<> with an early bird offer of €45 if you register before the 30th of April or €50 if you register on or after the 1st of May.

Juvenile Academy
U6: We had 15 playing in the sun this morning. Well done to the boys and girls for trying out a few new games, cups & saucers & minefield. We’ll keep working on speed & agility & ball touches through different games each week. We introduced match play today, well done to all the boys & girls for trying their best. Special mention to Mary Kate for her tackling and Darragh Sheehan for his speed & ball skills! The hot chocolate & play afterwards is going down a treat, thanks to all the parents for getting involved and helping out with this. We need your continued support! See you all next week U8: Our u8’s trained in the sunshine on our astro turf under the watchful eyes of their coaches and parents. It was delightful to see all the happy faces as they learnt their skills. With the large number of players at the academy on Sunday mornings, we require help from parents every week to provide tea’s/coffee’s for the adults and hot chocolate for the kids. So we ask all parents to contact Joe on 0872593800 and let him know what Sunday’s you can assist with. Finally, we have lots of football blitzes ahead of us with the first blitz coming up over Easter. It will take place in John Mitchels GAA grounds on Wednesday April 24th from 2-5pm so put that date in to your diary. In the mean-time, the academy continues next Sunday at 10:30am at the club grounds. See you all there! U10: A great training session in the blazing sunshine was enjoyed by our boys and girls in training last Sunday and it is great to see them having fun whilst learning their skills.. We remind all our young players to make sure to bring your gum shield with you to training and to wear it during training.
U12: St. Pats under 12’s were training last Friday and again last Sunday. Everyone put in a great effort especially Daniel Sheehy, Mark O’Brien, Killian O’Mahony and Aiden Hayes. Next training session is this Fri 5th of April from 5.45pm to 6.45pm on the Pitch in Blennerville Gaa. This year’s U12 Co League kicks off this Sunday 7th of April away to Valentia more details to follow during the week. It’s important ye all continue to attend our training sessions and keep practicing yer skills at home during the week. Naomh Pádraig Abú !!
U14 Girls: Our U14 girls had an emphatic victory over Inbhear Sceine Gaels B last Saturday afternoon in the first match of the County League, winning on a score line of St Pats 6-11 ISG B 0-01. This was a match where everyone of our players played to their potentials; our back line were impossible to break down, our midfielders as ever, covered every blade of grass on the field, attacking and defending when the need arose and our forwards were scoring at will. This outstanding display is a testament to the girls’ grreat attendance at training and to the hardwork and commitment they put in at every training session. Team: Emily Roche, Sarah Brett, Ailbhe Daly, Caoimhe O’Sullivan, Rachel Mulgrew, Lisa Rowan (0-03), Keelin Enright (0-02), Caoimhe Dairo (1-04), Kayla O’Connor (1-01), Sinead Murphy (2-00), Siobhan O’Sullivan (2-01) Subs: Emma Healy for Sinead Murphy, Labhraidh Costello for Kayla O’Conor, Mia O’Brien for Lisa Rowan.
Our next game will be in 2 weeks at home to Spa, Killarney.
U14 Boys: Our County League campaign kicks off this Wednesday, the 3rd when we make the short trip to Na Gaeil for this round 1 fixture. Throw-in is at 7pm. Best of luck to the team.
U16: Our U16’s play Austin Stacks B in a rescheduled Cental Region fixture this Thursday, the 4th of April at 6pm in Blennerville. Please come and support the team.

Our minors were well beaten in their final county league game away to Ballyduff Sunday evening. They are on a break now for a few weeks. Training will recommence in May in preparation for the Central league which will commence mid to end of June.

We play Fossa this Sunday, the 7th in Round 1, Group 4 of the Junior Premier Club Championship in Farranfore. The match throws in at 2.30pm. Please come and show your support for the team.

To the pupils of CBS, Moyderwell, Presentation, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Caherleaheen and Blennerville schools and especially our juvenile club members who received their confirmation last week.
To Donal Kelliher who is celebratiung a significant birthday with a “0” this week.

Road Clean-up 2019 County Clean-up Day:-Curraheen Community Council will hold a clean-up of the road from Tonevane to Derrymore West on Saturday, April 13th. We will meet at the old filling station, Curraheen at 8am. We appeal to people living along this route to please come out and help us. Bags, gloves, high vis jackets and litter pickers will be provided. Contact Debbie (087)231919

Community Games
Blennerville Ballyard & Ballyvelly tag rugby has been entered into community games for over 9’s to u11 year olds. The competition is on April 14th in the IT
Our plan is to train on 3 Sunday evenings 24th, 31st and 7th at Tralee rugby club. Training will begin at 6:00pm and finish at 7:00pm.
So see you all next Sunday evening at 6:00pm.
We are low in numbers so if you know any kids in the area who are interested bring them on!!!
Any parents willing to help out please join in on Sunday.

Ardfert Retreat Centre
Lenten Parish Retreats at Ardfert Retreat Centre:. Castleisland, Scartaglin, Ballymacelligott, Ballydesmond, Abbeydorney/Kilflynn (women), Thurs. 4th April, 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Contact: 0667134276. Summer Retreat: Fr. Philip Baxter, OFM Cap., Note rescheduled dates are Fri. 7th-Thurs.13th June instead of July 5th-11th. Book Now.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
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