St Pats News Monday 18/03/2019

Hi all,

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 03, 07, 17 & 23. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Sadie O Sullivan Curraheen, Mary Lyons c/o Tony Casey, Terry and Annette Boyle Derrymore, Dylan Walsh c/o Poff’s Garage and Richard Walsh Annagh.
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €5,100 and the draw will take place on Sunday night March 24th in O Dwyer’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

Plans for the biggest and best DWC so far are well underway. The date 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.


On-line membership registration for 2019 is now open on the Club website<…> Membership subscription rates and other information is available on the website We urge all players, parents and supporters to register their membership of the Club as soon as possible.
If you completed on-line registration last year you can register using the MCF app that you may have downloaded. Completing registration on-line provides you with access to your information at any time and reduces the administration effort for the Club. Thank you for continuing to support St. Pats by registering as a member.

Juvenile Academy

There was no academy training last Sunday due to our participation in the St Patrick’s Day parade. Our next date for training is this Sunday, the 24th of March in St Pats grounds at the usual time of 10.30am.

St Patrick’s Day Parade
Well done to all who participated in our St. Patrick’s Day parade despite the cold and windy conditions last Sunday. Colour, vibrancy and a great sense of togetherness are what greeted the spectators as St. Pats marched through the town. Many thanks to members of our juvenile academy, mentors and parents who attended this great event.

U12: St. Pats under 12’s continued with their preparations for the County league with training during week. All our players put in a great effort especially Garry Scollard, Darragh Murphy, Rory Daly & Luke Passway. Next training session is this fri 22nd of March 5.45pm to 6.45pm on our Astro pitch in Blennerville and again Sun 24th 10.30am to 11.30am on the pitch. The u12 county league starts Sunday 31st of March so 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 continue their preparations for the County League early April with training on Wednesdays at 6pm. We will make a call on the training venue and communicate via the usual outlet.
U14 Boys: Our match scheduled for Monday, the 18th of March against Na Gaeil in the final round of the Tralee Town Board League had to be put off due to the unplayable conditions of both pitches. Further details will be communicated via the usual manner.
U16: Dingle/St Pats took on Austin Stacks B in the first match of the year last Monday, the 18th in Blennerville in a Central League fixture. Details next week.

Having had a week off, our seniors are back in County League action when they take on Currow in Blennerville on Sunday, the 24th of March. This Round 2 fixture throws in at 2pm. We urge all club members to come and support the team.


To Helen Nelligan who celebrated a birthday with a “0” recently.

Blennerville Playschool All Easter Camp

Blennerville Playschool now running full time childcare for school-age children over the Easter Break with a variety of options 9am to 12.30pm, only €50 Wk1/€40 Wk2 Full Time Care 8.40am to 5.30pm only €30 per day or New Adventurers Camp: 2pm to 4pm, only €20 for the week Week 1 April 15th to 19th, Week 2 April 23rd to 26th,
Easter Camps include: Children’s Yoga, Outdoor Learning, Arts and Crafts, Storytelling, Fun and Games.
Our New Adventurers Camp incorporates a nature programme for school-age children. Do you have a little adventurer who longs to explore? We will be exploring our beautiful locality through some age-appropriate activities including short hikes exploring Tralee Bay, bug hunts, leaf printing, nature connection games and scavenger hunts. We will also be engaging in some creative activities using nature as our inspiration for arts and crafts, music and storytelling, making bookmarks, natural frames, musical instruments and crafts like pottery and clay creatures. These experiences build character, confidence, forge identity and friendships, provide challenges and allow the child to become immersed in our natural, sensory-rich environment.
For more information or to make a booking please contact the preschool through facebook messenger, on 066-7122765 or whatsapp 086-3466115. Please note that booking is essential as places are limited. Significant discounts available for those in receipt of social welfare payments or medical cards.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Tommy O Connor Kerins Park and late of Blennerville, Betty Hennessy Kerins Park and Jim Godsell The Spa.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
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