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Tralee Parnells U14 players Kyle Benson, Christian Kennedy, Luke Hannafin and David Sargent on the Kerry Panel that defeated Laois and Wicklow at the weekend

Tralee Parnells U14 players Kyle Benson, Christian Kennedy, Luke Hannafin and David Sargent on the Kerry Panel that defeated Laois and Wicklow at the weekend

Tralee Parnells U15 players Cian Harris, Eoin Costelloe, William Sommers, Dan Moloney, Tomas O'Connell and Jack Canty on the Kerry Panel that defeated Westmeath at the weekend

Tralee Parnells U15 players Cian Harris, Eoin Costelloe, William Sommers, Dan Moloney, Tomas O'Connell and Jack Canty on the Kerry Panel that defeated Westmeath at the weekend


Tralee Parnells U14 players Kyle Benson, Christian Kennedy, Luke Hannafin and David Sargent on the Kerry Panel that defeated Laois and Wicklow at the weekend



Club Lotto

There was no winner of our club Lotto jackpot of €5400 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 03,06, 13 & 25. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to:

Jim Keane c/o Keane’s Bar Ger Donnelly c/o Betty’s Bar Ann Gallagher Lohercannon Aisling Lacey Oakpark Sophia Foley c/o Betty’s Bar

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Next week’s lotto will have a jackpot of €5500 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 26/06/2022 at 9:15 PM club lotto can be played online through the club website, Lotto tickets can be purchased from any club officer or at the following outlets: O’Shea Shop and Service Station Blennerville; Poff Motors Dingle Road; Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers Manor; Noyeks Mile Height; Byrnesworth; Skelper Quanes; Keane’s of Curraheen; Betty’s Bar; The Rock Inn.

Many Thanks to All who contribute to our weekly club Lotto. The club cannot emphasize enough the importance of our members promoting the club Lotto among family, friends, and work colleagues. The lotto is now a critical source of funds for the club. We are appealing to all club members to promote our Lotto at this time to ensure our club’s future viability. Please have your Lotto entries in by 7pm, every Sunday evening.


If you haven’t completed registration, please do so now. Not being registered means your club membership has lapsed and participation in club activities will have to stop until registration is complete. Any difficulties with registration please contact any club officer or team coach. Membership for 2022 should be completed now via

3k Road Race

Michelle Greaney from MG Coaching is organising the run which takes place on Friday, June 24 at 7pm in Blennerville. The route takes runners from the bridge at Blennerville, over Lohercannon, out to the Lock Gates and back to the bridge via the canal. Registration is on the day with the funds going straight into Mary’s fundraiser. You can see the route here

Juvenile Academy

We had great support from all the parents of our Academy kids on Sunday morning. A walk was organised after training, to show our support to our friend and neighbour Mary Gardiner who is currently completing her 100k in 30days challenge for Breast Cancer Ireland. Thanks to all who donated so generously. We wish Mary every success in her fundraising for Breast Cancer Ireland and wish her the very best in her own journey of returning to full health very soon from everyone in St Pats. Anyone wishing to donate can do so at this link

U5 - Well done to all the Under 5 boys and girls that took part in training this weekend. Ball handling skills are improving every week. We finished the session with a mini match before taking to the big field to complete a lap in pink. Well done to our players of the week Ella and Brandon.

U7 - We had a super morning for our u7 training=85 after our warmup we worked on our solo and hand passing drills, before finishing with two very competitive games. Keep up the practice at home.

U8 Girls/U10 Girls - Well done to our joined-up group of under 8s & 10 girls this morning. we took advantage of mixing the girls up to have two matches with lots of time on the ball for all the girls. The skills are coming on well & the girls are practicing the one hop one solo rule for competitive matches. Looking forward to more training next Sunday morning in St Pats.

U11 - A very well done to the 21 boys who played their part in two great exciting close games in Castleisland last Thursday. We will have training on Tuesday evening at 7pm in Blennerville for those players who can attend. Our next two games are at home to Beale and Finuge and are provisionally fixed for Thursday 23rd and Thursday week respectively.

U12 Girls - The girls played away to Abbeydorney in round 6 of the county league on Tuesday evening. Well done on another great performance by the girls. They all gave another fantastic display coming away with a well-deserved win. We will be playing away to Ballyduff in the last round Tuesday 21st at 7.40pm. Well done to Aisling O Mahoney who was this week’s well-deserved footballer of the week. Aisling has played fantastic in every game throughout this season and is showing dramatic improvements game after game. When it comes to training Aisling gives it 100% and never gives up.

U13 - We had a very good training session last Wednesday in anticipation of a game on Sunday 19th. However, the game didn’t go ahead due to a change in the fixtures that got lost in communication. As we had gathered for the planned home game, we had a light training session instead. We are hoping to have the fixture rescheduled. Training continues as usual on Wednesday evening.

U15 - Best of luck to our U 15s who begin the phase 2 competition on Wednesday next with a home game v Castleisland Desmond’s.


Our senior B played last Friday night against Beaufort C in the Development League Round 5 Beaufort were first to score in this match with a point, Breandan Savage was quick to score a point of his own to keep with the opposition. It was point for point at the start with Beaufort scoring another point and Breandan Savage keeping the scoring level with his point. Beaufort took control for the next few points three points in total. Darragh Moriarty had the ball and shot to score it over the bar for a point. Beaufort scored three points one after another, Damien Cronin was quick to react with his first point great shot over the bar. Beaufort scored another point; Breandan Savage shot another point over the bar. This was close to the very end of the first half Breandan Savage scored the last point of St Pats scores in this half, first half finished St Pats B 0-06 to Beaufort C 0-09.

After a half time chat St Pats players played with a new outlook. Beaufort scored first with a point; it was Cillian Lynch who scored our first point of this half. James Friel back after 4 years shot a powerful ball past the goalkeeper to score a goal. Beaufort replied with two points, with two points behind St Pats Players stepped it up a gear and scored the next eleven scores without reply.

Our scorers were two points from Breandan Savage, two points from Darragh Moriarty, A sensational goal from Danny Greaney, Cian Lynch, Ali Gardezi and Martin Savage all added a point each to the scoring. There were three quick paced goals in this half James Friel scored one, Adam Hegarty scored a goal of his own and Jack Lynch scored the final goal for St Pats. With excitement growing from the crowd of supporters, Beaufort got back into scoring ways with two points. It wasn’t enough for Beaufort and St Pats came out winners with a score line of St Pats B 5-14 to Beaufort C 0-14.

Well done to players and management great match overall and onto the final now.

Our seniors play in their Round 10 of their Credit Union County Senior Football League against Glenflesk on the 25th of June at 7pm in Glenflesk.


To Anna Murphy and Martin Stack who are getting married this week.

Good Luck

To James Costello and Kerry Minors in Electric All Ireland Semi Final Minor Football Championship in O’ Connor Park against Mayo at 2:45pm on the 25th of June.

To Kerry Ladies in TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship Group C Round 3 in Fitzgerald Stadium against Westmeath at 1pm on the 25th of June.

To Kerry Seniors in All Ireland Senior Quarter Final Championship in Croke Park at 4pm on the 26th of June.


The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families and friends of Kathleen Collins Ballyard, Canon Moss O Connell Abbeydorney, Mossie Kelliher Tralee & Listowel and Patrick Oliver Rice Camp.


Banna Run

The 2022 Energywise Ireland Banna Run will be held on Sunday, August 31st. There will be 10K and 5K events for adults and a special 5K events for 13-19 year old juveniles. Entry is via and the portal is open now.

Munster juvenile championships

St Brendan’s AC had another good weekend at the older age-group Munster juvenile championships in MTU Cork on Saturday and Sunday. Eoin Malik got a silver in the U15 javelin and a bronze in the U15 long jump. Aaron Horgan got silver in the 3K walk while Peter O’Mahony got a bronze in the U16 hurdles. A number of pbs and good performances were achieved by these and the other club athletes who enjoyed provincial competition.

Ballyheigue 10K

A good number of the club’s adults participated in the Ballyheigue 10K and half marathon on Saturday in what was a very enjoyable occasion with Margaret Carlin having a very successful run.


Adult training on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm. Check social media for venues. Juveniles are now on a break from training except for national qualifiers.

Upcoming events

This Saturday and Sunday: Kerry Community Games Athletics Finals in An Ríocht track. Good luck to all club athletes involved.

Saturday, July 30th: Munster juvenile B chps

Sunday, July 31st: Energywise Ireland Banna 10K and 5K

Check social media for non-championship events locally.

Contact: 087 7985557 or email


National Training Centre

An invitation is extended to all I.C.A. members and their friends to attend an enjoyable week at its national training centre, An Grianan, Co Louth, from the 4th to the 8th of July, located close to a beach visitors can relax and enjoy delicious meals music and Bar entertainment,

Courses available include Acrylic Art, Woodland Embroidery, Pitch and Putt, Care for the the self, Digital Photography and Gardening.

To book a room or a course please call An Grianan on 041 982 2119, if using public transport and to arrange a bus from Heuston Station to An Grianan call Anne on 0863775075.


Sunflower Days

The annual sunflower days were a huge success countywide this year. The support the volunteers got on the streets was amazing and we are so grateful to you all for this. To our many volunteers who took to the streets and gave so freely of their time we thank you.

Sunflower Days would not have been possible without you. To all of the public who continue to support the Kerry Hospice Foundation we are so so grateful to you.

Rathmore & District Credit Union

A big thank you and well done to all the staff in the Rathmore & District Credit Union who took to their bikes for a cycleton last Friday. Danielle O’Leary from the Kerry ladies on hand to do a bit and bought along the National League cup on the day. A great atmosphere was there for all cyclists and ice cream to finish. Well done all who took part and of course a big thank you to all involved in the organising of the event and of course to all who donated.

Radio Kerry Bingo

Radio Kerry Bingo continues and the jackpot now stands at €11,800. You also have a chance to win a daily price of €400. A huge thank you to all in Radio Kerry, this event is raising funds for four local Kerry charities.