Club’s information night very successful
There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 09, 17, 21 & 30. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Margaret Kennedy Asdee, Mike Moriarty (Junior) Derrymore, Seamus Trant Curraheen, John Trant (Junior) Hare St. and Jackie Power Ballyroe.
Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €3,200 and the draw will take place on Sunday night Nov 11th 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’Sheas Shop and Service Station, Poff Motors, Noyeks, Byrnesworth, Rock Inn, Dwyer’s Bar, Skelper Quanes, Bettys Bar and Keane’s of Curraheen.
We held an information night last Friday night in the Rose Hotel with the aim being to to encourage as many people as possible to take a more active role in the club’s activities for 2019 as well as increase numbers in all age groups. Club Chairman, Jimmy Mulligan gave the welcome notes, outlining the fact that we are a Tralee based club with good facilities such as an astro pitch, a gym and community rooms and appealed to parents and guardians to take up tasks within the club, maintaining that there is something for everyone. Next up was in-coming Kerry Minor Manager, James Costello, who delivered the keynote address and outlined the advantages of playing with a smaller club where a player’s leadership qualities are heightened and he also touched on how players within the club can develop and progress to wear the county colours.
Finally, a Q & A session on how the club can increase participation was open to the floor and people gave their views which will be implemented in the coming year.
KERRY MINOR MANAGER
St Pats’ James Costello has been put forward as the new Kerry Minor Manager succeeding Peter Keane. James has been involved with St Pats all his life and has served as a juvenile coach in the club at all levels. As a player, he has won numerous county titles as a juvenile and senior player and at inter-county level, he was involved with the Kerry Juniors playing as a full-back from 1998, culminating in an All-Ireland Junior title playing in the same position in 2006. In the same year, he also trained the St Brendan’s Board U21s to win the county title. He has also trained and managed the St Pat’s senior team. Away from the football field, he has served as the Secretary and Chairperson of the club. Under his leadership, he oversaw the implementation of our 5-year plan, our astro pitch was down to his vision and our Academy also got into full swing. Up until recently, James had been involved with various development squads, most notably the U16 team and we all in St Pats wish him the very best as he attempts to land our minors an unprecedented 6th title in a row. Naomh Padraig agus Ciarraí abú!
Bingo, in aid of Curraheen Community Room Extension, which was held on Sunday in the KDYS, Tralee was a huge success and surpassed all expectations. The committee would sincerely like to thank the sponsors, everyone that attended on the day and all those who helped in any way to make this event possible. We would also like to extend our congratulations to all the prize winners.
Fitness training open to registered club members Mondays and Thursdays 8.30pm to 9.30pm in Community Rooms gym. Contact PJ Higgins or John Breen.
To Rose Roche, Curragraigue, on her good fortune on Winning Streak as well as Aidan O’Halloran, Derrymore, who celebrates his 21st birthday this week.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of Joe O’Mahony Clash.
The Casey brothers Ger and Tony at the launch of John Cleary’s book As Time Goes By at Kerry County Library Tralee on Tuesday evening