St Pats Notes 06/07/2020


Our club lotto remains suspended due to Covid-19. While this is a regrettable decision it is necessary to safeguard the health of our club officer’s lotto players and our many promoters. We will gradually be restarting activities over the next month in line with Government and GAA advice.
We thank all our promoters and supporters of the St. Pats Club Lotto and we look forward to your support again hopefully in the not too distant future.


U6: Great to be back to St Pats football in the wind this morning! We had small numbers of children but plenty of precautions & ran 2 under 6 sessions with space all. We had fun sessions with lots of ball handling & lateral movement games. Great to see children staying fit & active over the lockdown period. Keep up the skills practice at home. Hope to see lots of children return as the weeks continue. No trophy today but we captured a few shots!
U8: Our U8’s also resumed training last Sunday after months of inactivity due to restrictions brought on by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and it was great to see their happy faces practising their skills. Training continues Sunday at 10.30am.
U10: It was smiles and enthusiasm all around last Friday evening when our Under 10 players assembled for a first coaching session since the initial Covid- 19 restrictions were put in place. It was great to see and hear these young players enjoying themselves running around in plenty of space and kicking the ball with great intensity.
Thanks to the parents for completing the 3 steps required for ‘Return to Play’ with the Club all of which are intended to provide the safe environment for play as recommended by the GAA.
We look forward to more of our young players returning to play in the coming weeks and we advise all parents to implement the ‘Return to Play’ steps which can be viewed on the Club website at<>.

U12: Our U12’s had 2 great sessions last week in preparation for their County League campaign starting in 2week’s time. Training continues Friday and Wednesday evenings on our main pitch at the usual time of 6pm to 7pm.

U14: Our U14’s resumed training last Wednesday evening for the first time since the lockdown restrictions were eased under the guidance of Joe and Dipo and it was great to see the eagerness shown during the session. There was another training last Saturday evening and again the commitment and enthusiasm showed by all who attended was great.
U16: Our U16 boys also enjoyed 2 training sessions under Liam and Luke in preparation for the County league commencing on the 20th of July. Best wishes to all involved.

Please note that it is compulsory for parents/guardians to complete the online health questionnaire with respect to their child/ward prior to every training session. Please visit our club website for further information.

Our minors have also commenced training in preparation for their season ahead under Seamus Murphy. We are in group J of the Minor Football League and fixtures are as follows:
Rd 1: Fri 17th July at 7pm away to Moyvane/Tarbert (we will confirm home venue closer to the date)
Rd 2: Sat 15th Aug at 4pm home to Asdee/Ballydonoghue/Ballylongford
Rd 3: Sat Sept 5th at 4pm home to Cordal/Scartlaglin


Seniors are due back to competitive action when they take on Gneevguilla in Group 1 of the Junior Premier Club Championship the weekend of the 25th of July at a neutral venue. More details TBC.

Senior Football Championship

St Brendans have been drawn against West Kerry in Round 1 of the SFC scheduled for the weekend of the 23rd of August. This is a straight knockout competition with results to be had on the day. Venue for this fixture will be determined by the CCC.

Club Membership Registration for 2020
With training starting properly for majority of the teams, it is very vital that membership for 2020 be renewed. If you are yet to register, please do so without delay via the club website To facilitate payment of membership subscriptions we have provided the facility to pay by two monthly instalments. Please note that the Club cannot automatically renew individual membership and particularly in the case of under-18 members the application has to be approved by a parent or guardian.


Congratulations to Leanne Quirke and Eric O’Brien on the birth of their son, Kayden Maurice recently.

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Jimmy Murphy Derrymore West, Patrick (Pat) Quirke ‘Glenview’ Derrymore West and John (Sean) Lawlor Derrymore East.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
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