St Pats News Monday 25/03/2019

Hi all,
There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 06, 14, 15 & 29. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Pa Casey c/o Tony Casey, Caroline Clapham c/o Betty’s Bar, Siobhan Diggin Lixnaw, Kevin Madden Cnoc Gorm, Tralee and Kay Stack Ballinorig. Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €5,200 and the draw will take place on Sunday night March 31st 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
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.

Registration Deadline
The club is required to have club member registration completed by 30th March. If you haven’t registered yet please do so without delay by going to the club Facebook page or the club website where you can access on-line registration. Registering as a member of the club is a great practical way to support the club.

Lotto through 2018 membership
If you entered the Club lotto with your 2018 on-line membership please note that the last draw for 2018 entries is Sunday 31st March. To ensure that you continue to be in with a chance to win don’t forget to complete your lotto entry with your 2019 membership

Juvenile Academy
U6: We had a fun session this morning, great to get outside with lots of space & fresh air! The aim of today’s session was ball handling.. the more ball touches the better! We had fun with speed, agility, kicking, catching and core strength in getting up & down off the ground with no hands. Very well done to all the boys and girls this morning. Special mention to Darragh Curran for his amazing point kicking ability!
Thanks so much to Marie, Jennifer & Brigid for all your efforts providing hot chocolate for all the boys & girls & teas & coffees for the adults. It’s a great end to a fun session and a bonus to see all the kids practicing their point kicking over the senior posts!
Looking forward to next week and another good turnout
U8: We had a great turnout of 22 boys and girls last Sunday on our Astro turf. After our warm up, the coaches worked on the core basic skills of catching, kicking, the pick up and hand-passing. We then finished with two games which were very competitive and both ended in a draw! Huge congrats to Noah Flynn who won Player of the Week. Noah is one of the most consistent attendees at training and is a very deserving recipient of the award. The kids then enjoyed some delicious hot chocolate prepared by Marie Fitzgibbon and parents of the players. 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. Membership is also due so if you have not paid your membership, please visit our website<> and complete the registration online. 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: On what was his first session with the under 10 panel Rían Flynn started with such a good display that he was awarded the Player of the Week trophy. So well done to Rían on making such a good start with the under 10’s. Of course he had stiff competition with great effort put in by Aimee, Rhíana, Lainey, James and Stephen. In our point kicking competition we saw some great scores from Aoife, Eddie, Chloe and Gearóid. We remind all our young players to make sure to bring your gum shield with you to training and to wear it during training.
All players are reminded that membership registration for 2019 must be completed by 30th March. Registration can be completed on-line through the Club Facebook page or the club website<>.
U12: St. Pats under 12’s were training during the week. All our players put in a great effort especially some of our younger St Pats future stars such as Rodhan Culloo, Conor Sheehan, Ben O’Leary and Kevin Gramoz. Next training session is this fri 29th of March 5.45pm to 6.45pm and again Sun 31st 10.30am to 11.30am both sessions will be on the pitch in Blennerville. The u12 county league starts Sunday 7th of April with an away trip to Valentia throw at 6pm 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 on our astro turf.
U14 Boys: Our boys trained last week at the usual times in preparation for the County League next month. We are in division 6 and will compete against Na Gaeil, Duagh, Dingle, Kerins O’Rahillys and Annascaul/Lispole. Best of luck to all involved.
U16: Training continued last week for our boys after last Monday’s match had to be cancelled due to our pitch being water-logged. Our next match in the Central Region competiton isn’t until the 8th of April when we play away to John Mitchels at 7pm. Training continues on Wednesday’s as usual.

Our next match is a round 5 fixture in the MFL away to Ballyduff on Friday, the 5th April at 6.45pm.

St Pats 0-13 Currow 1-12
Currow took the 2 points at stake when they defeated St Pats in round 2 of the Credit Union SFL played last Sunday in Blennerville.
St Pat’s Eoin Greaney opened scores after 17 seconds after Liam Poff won the throw in and found Eoin, who finished calmly. It was tit for tat for the next 10 minutes with both teams trading points until Currow’s Tommy Dennehy found the net for the only goal of the game after 11 minutes. St Pats rallied after the goal and scored 3 unreplied points to once again lead by 1 half way into the half but this was short-lived as the away side hit a purple patch of their own and scored 5 straight points to take a 1-8 to 0-7 lead to the break.
St Pats made changes going into the second half but it was Currow that picked up from where they left off despite being a man down early in the half when John O’Connor received his marching orders after an altercation. This did not deter them as they further stretched their lead with a couple of points from Mike McCarthy, who was proving to be a thorny wire up front for Currow. Former inter-county player, Seamus Scanlon took control of the mid-field and won most of the kick outs that came his way, which often resulted in scores for his team. One of the moves of the game came from Brendan Poff, whose dazzling runs and direct play almost resulted in a goal as his effort unfortunately sailed over the bar. A late rally from St Pats, who were at this stage also a man down when goalkeeper Paudi Bailey was sent off late in the game, was met by an organised Currow defence-line who stayed in shape and often causing turn overs as they closed off the game on a score-line of St Pats 0-13 to Currow’s 1-12
There is no game this weekend due to Kerry’s involvement in the Allianz National League Final this Sunday when they play Mayo. We wish them the best of luck.

To Kay Griffin and Bobby Hutchinson who got married at the weekend.
To senior player, Paul McMahon, who won the basketball Superleague with Tralee Warriors hours after lining up for St Pats last Sunday.
To U14 girl’s player, Rachel Mulgrew, who won a gold medal in the U15 Kerry Community Games Gymnastics competition and will go on to represent Kerry in the National Finals.

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.

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.

Ardfert Retreat Centre
Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tues. 2nd April, 7.30pm. 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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