St Pats Notes 20/01/2020

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 07, 12, 14 & 20. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Maurice Long c/o Poff Motors, Dick Donnelly c/o Betty’s Bar, Marion Long Curragraigue, Jack Moynihan Camp and Caroline Clapham c/o Betty’s Bar.
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €2200 and the draw will take place on Sunday night January 26th 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.

Juvenile Academy
Our Academy for 2020 kicked off last Sunday morning at the Kerry Sports Academy, IT Tralee. Well done to all the players that took part in the great session and also thanks to the coaches and parents who helped make it a success. We hope to see you all again on Sunday at 10am.
U6: We are delighted to be back in such fantastic facilities in the Kerry Sports Academy. It’s lovely to see so many of last years under 6 players moving confidently up to under 8 level, hopefully with a love for St Pats club for the future! We welcomed several new families today who are always more than welcome throughout the season. We cater for children from 4-6 years & younger siblings are welcome to join in. Today we focused of fun & ball touches, change of direction, jumping & running skills. Liam Poff helped with kicking skills & great to have Paudie Bailey help with catching skills. Fiacc set up an obstacle course & Norma manned the fun corner! Everyone worked up a sweat & hopefully fun was had by all!! Well done to Nicholas O’Shea for impressing with his kicking skills & motivation to learn today.. keep up the good work & practice at home boys & girls. Parents if you want ball play indoors without breakages we use fabric football balloon covers.. certainly this helps keep up the activity on a wet day & at 6.30am! Hopefully we’ll see you all for a prompt start at 10am next Sunday morning. Wear the runners & join in!!
Finally, thanks to Lizzy Foale and Claire Flynn for collecting money and doing the name tags.
U8: A fantastic turn out for the first session of our u8 season.
Well done to all the kids stepping up from the u6s and fitting in so well. We put a lot of work into our hopping and kicking in the excellent new facilities at the Sports Academy.
Watch out for some homework on the What’s App group.
See you all at 10am next Sunday and make sure to bring a friend.

U10: New training venue, new footballs and most importantly for the start of the new season lots of new young enthusiastic footballers joining with the Under-10’s. Enthusiasm is the vital moving force that drives action. What’s more, enthusiasm is contagious! Our under-10 players from last year’s panel certainly responded to the enthusiasm of their new team members resulting in a very active and productive first session. It was great to welcome Erika, Thomas, Hugh , Tommy, Paddy, Seamus, Isaac and Kaela who have graduated from the under -8’s and fitted in without a bother showing good fitness and ball handling skills. Of course the elders of this age group are always ready and willing to improve their skill level and we look forward to coaching them again in the coming year. So welcome back to James, Gearoid, Rian and Lainey. For showing great energy and his overall participation the Player of the Week trophy went to Thomas, so congratulations to him. Over the next few weeks we expect more of our players to make a welcome return and join us on Sunday mornings from 10am to 11am in the Kerry Sports Academy, IT Tralee North Campus.

U12: Training starts Wednesday at 4.45pm to 6pm on our astro pitch. Don’t forget gum shields.

Steward’s Training
There will be a Stewards training program for Saturday February 8th at 9am to 3.30pm at Austin Stacks Park. It will include Lunch for all attending.
Interested applicants please contact Jimmy Mulligan.

Congratulations to Tralee CBS who overcame Hamilton High School, Bandon in the Corn Ui Mhuiri on a score line of 4-13 to 0-07 with St Pats’ Fergal O’Brien contributing 1-02. We wish them the best of luck when the take on Rathmore in the semi-finals of this competition on February, 1st. Venue is to be confirmed.

St Pats Operation Transformation Walk
Our second night of our Community Operation Transformation Walk was also a huge success with close to a 100 walkers participating last Tuesday evening. Thanks to the walkers and helpers who made it a success The third walk commences this Tuesday January 21st at 6:30pm Sharp. Every walker must register for the event. Registration will take place in the dressing rooms from 6:10pm. All participants MUST wear high visibility jackets or clothing. You can attend the walks at any stage over the course of the eight week program.
So please share this info with your friends and invite them all to come along.
For any further information, please contact our Health & Wellbeing Officer Fiona Costello on 0860588392.

Ardfert Retreat Centre
Fire Fall-Charismatic Prayer Meeting: Every Mon 7.30pm-9.00pm.
Lantern Night Holy Hour with Adoration: Thurs. 23rd Jan 7.30pm-8.30pm
Self-Care Day : “Tools to manage life’s every day stressors”, Offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into one’s life to nourish our physical and emotional well-being. Facilitated by Anna O’ Donoghue & Batty Garnett, Sat 8th Feb. 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Betty 0872498061

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Tim O’Shea Laurel Court and Christy Lucey Ballymakeera

Best Regards,

Dipo Dairo
PRO St Pats Blennerville GAA Club
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