St Pats Notes 07/09/2020

Lotto
There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 05, 09, 10 and 28. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Jimmy O’Shea c/o O’Shea’s Texaco, Pa Hurley Curraheen, Joe Costello Ballydunlea, Derry Griffin Curragraigue and N Dowling.
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2200 and the draw will take place on Sunday night September 13th in The Clubhouse. 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.

Many thanks to all who contributed to our weekly Club Lotto that recently resumed. The Club cannot emphasise enough the importance of our members promoting the Club Lotto among family, friend and work colleagues. The Covid-19 restrictions have seriously hampered our fundraising income and the Lotto is now the critical source of funds for the Club. While tickets are on sale in some retail outlets – O’Sheas GALA shop, Poff Motors; Seamus Sullivan Butchers, Byrnesworth and Noyeks – other outlets still remain closed and so the on-line Lotto has assumed an important source of lotto ticket purchases. If you are interested in selling Lotto tickets please get in touch with any coach or Club Officer.

Juveniles
U6: Thanks to the parents for making the effort to get younger siblings to St Pats while under 8s we’re playing away. We had 14 boys & girls on the AstroTurf. We welcomed Darragh Moriarty for his first day to the club. Great to have others return after the summer period. We are continuing to work on lateral movement & agility skills ball handling, soloing & kicking. Keep up the practice at home & don’t forget to try both legs! We split to 2 matches for plenty of ball touches for all. Ciara Byrne won the trophy for showing courage to play against her best friend & really concentrate on tackling & teamwork. Well done to all the kids who left puffed & smiling! Hope to see lots of boys & girls join in as the school terms progresses. U8: Well done to all 24 of our u8s who made the short trip to Na Gaeil to take on the locals in fun games. We had 3 x 7 a side teams and there were some great skills on show. Captains Dylan, Grace and Ailbhe led by example. Tiarnan must be one of the best tacklers in the county of Kerry and was ably assisted by Noah Flynn. Darragh Flahive was definitely top scorer but was closely followed by Rilan and Oscar who is in great form up front at the moment. Thomas Higgins gave some great passes and Jayden and Paddy got really stuck in this week. A big thanks to all 6 of our coaches – James, Mike, Micheal, John, Kevin and especially David O’Callaghan who had to run off to prepare with St Brendans for their county semi final next week. We will have 3 games over the next 3 weekends as the County Board are organizing a series of fun games to be run off before the end of the month. Many thanks to Na Gaeil for hosting us.
U10: It was training as usual last Friday evening for the Under 10 players and we had our biggest group so far since we returned to play. Well done to the under 8 players that have been attending these sessions and bringing your enthusiasm and abilities to all that we do. With the greater numbers in attendance we were able to finish the session with three separate games running simultaneously which meant that everyone got plenty of opportunity to put their skills into action. The Kerry County GAA have organised a series of Go-games and our first game is scheduled for Sunday against Listry, the time of the game will have been communicated to you by text message. We ask parents to please ensure that all our players wear a suitable gumshield at games and at training; it is a mandatory requirement for players at all levels to wear a gumshield.
U12: Duagh 5 14 v St Pats 4 10
Hard luck to our U 12s who lost by 7 points to a sporting Duagh side.
Duagh started brightly and went into a 9 point lead but great teamwork enabled St Pats to capture some wonderful scores and the half time score was 5 05 v 4 05 in favour of the locals. There was only a point between the sides at the 2nd water break. We tried very hard to get another goal but Duagh got in for some late points and shaded the contest.
This team is developing very well and we look forward to our next game v Currow on Sunday next. Squad: Tommy & Hugh Costelloe, Jack Costelloe, Jamie Bowler, Gary Scollard, Stephen Enright, Michael Enright, Jack Cashman, Jack Flahive, Liam O’Connor, Ben O’Leary, Darragh Murphy (capt), Luke Passway, James & Rory Daly, Kevin Gaxha
U14: Our U14’s picked up their first win in the U14 County league last Wednesday, defeating Renard on a score line of 4-12 to 3-06. In sharp contrast to last week where we were missing some players and had to play 13 a-side, we had 21 players togged out last Wednesday and welcomed back Leo Keane and Jamie Lynch both of whom hadn’t played or trained since the start of the pandemic. We started tentatively in the first half but slowly upped the tempo with some well taken scores from play and finished the half 1-6 to a point ahead which afforded us the opportunity to bring on other players in the second half so that everyone had game time. Our rescheduled 1st round game is at home to Skellig Rangers this Wednesday, the 9th September at 6.30pm. U16: Our U16’s played Tarbert last Monday in phase 2 round 1 game in Blennerville but unfortunately, we were beaten by a good side. Well done to our boys for showing good effort, commitment and determination and performing much better this time in comparison to phase 1 when they faced the same team. Next game is this Monday, 7th September when they make the short trip to Mountcoal to face St Senans. The match throws-in at 6.30pm.
Minors Our very young minor side were defeated by Cordal/Scartaglin last Saturday afternoon in round 3, group J of the MFL played in Blennerville. Thanks to the players that stepped up to tog out.

County Junior Football League
Our Senior B team proved that goals do win games as they came from behind to grab all the points at stake in their round 2 JFL fixture away to Churchill last Friday evening. Full time scores were Churchill 0-12 St Pats 2-09.
Next game is away to Keel this Friday, 11th September at 6.30pm.

Senior Football Championship
Best wishes to Seamus Murphy and the St Brendans Board Senior Football panel who will play East Kerry in a repeat of last year’s semi-finals of the Senior Football Championship this Friday, the 11th of September at 7.30pm in Austin Stack Park with extra time and a winner on the day to be decided if required.
Due to the ongoing regulations in place, supporters can watch from their armchairs this Friday as it will be televised on TG4 at 7.30pm.

Minor Football Championship
Commiserations to St Brendans Minors who were unable to prevent East kerry’s 5 in-a-row dominance after extra-time in the final of the Minor Football Championship played last Wednesday evening in Austin Stack Park. Final scores were East Kerry 1-17 St Brendans 3-08

Best Wishes
Best wishes to the pupils of Derryquay NS who will be receiving their First Holy Communion this Saturday, 12th September in Curaheen at 11am.
Best wishes to all our club members who will be receiving their Leaving Cert results on Monday.

Sympathy The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Helen Griffin Kilburn and late of Faha Cloghane.

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
086-8963505
mailto:pro.stpatricksblennerville.kerry@gaa.ie
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