St Patrick’s club notes November 28

St Patrick's GAA club

The Juvenile Boys AGM was held in the Clubhouse on Thursday November 24th at 8pm. Congratulations to Chairperson Alan Lawlor, Secretary Brian Gleeson, Treasurer Brian Finnegan, Football Officer Paul O’Brien and Hurling Officer Paddy Culleton who were all re-elected.

 

Best of luck to our own ladies chairperson Stephen McNulty as he will referee the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Final Championship on Sunday 4th December. He will assisted on the day with his team of Umpires Damian, Dave, Donal & Henry.

 

Trials for next year’s U16 ladies county team will be held on December 3rd at 12.00 in Ballinakill. Weather permitting. We would welcome any player to attend who was born in 2001 or 2002. Please bring gear, gum shields and water. Please text Jo on 0861571509 with Name/dob/club/position played. ASAP. Club secretaries are asked to please forward to all eligible players. Much thanks, Dominic, Jo, Mick, Dave and Marty.

 

One of our U14 girls Katie O’Shea is donating her hair to the Rapunzel foundation on Dec 3rd. There is a donation box in Malone’s shop on Main Street if anyone would like to contribute!

 

A great night was had on Saturday evening when managers and mentors enjoyed an end of season get together. On a sad note we wished Nursery coach Trina Keogh a happy retirement from nursery in which she has done since 2008 she will be sadly missed.

 

GRMA (go raibh maith agat) is the new GAA Membership Card programme providing benefits and rewards to GAA members. It is a ‘thank you’ or ‘go raibh maith agat’ for your involvement in your GAA club, engagement in GAA activities and attendance at games.

Registration for the programme is now open with benefits available from January 2017. When you sign up, you will receive your Membership Card early next year enabling you to avail of partner discounts, special offers and earn points for going to games. Points can be redeemed by individual members or pooled for redemption by GAA clubs.

You will need a GAA membership number to join GRMA and receive a Membership Card. Please request your membership number at your club when you renew your subscription for 2017. New club members will receive their GAA membership number when their registration is completed.

Membership Cards will only be distributed to members who have signed up to GRMA online www.grma.gaa.ie. The programme is only available to adult members (over 18’s).

If you have any further queries contact the GRMA team. http://gaa.ie/grma

 

Dates for your Diary:

Award 1 Youth Hurling Course starting 30th November 2016.

This Course will run for 7 sessions over a 4 Month Period From November 2016 – February 2017

If this course is of interest to our coaches especially those working with Youth team, Please complete the form and return it to Hugh Kenny, Jonathan Tallon, Garrett Doyle or Paul Garrigan as soon as possible. There is a cut-off date of the 25th of November. Please note ALL coaches must have completed the Foundation Course before they can be selected to complete the Award 1

 

Wicklow All County Online Football Foundation Course will be available online from the 20th of November 2016. In order to enrol on this course you will need to register on the E-Learning GAA website http://learning.gaa.ie and complete the relevant steps. Coaches must complete all sections of the theory online as well as attend a practical session to receive certification. On completion of course there will be a practical session in a central venue on the 6th of December at 7.30pm. This information will be emailed to coaches on completion of the online section

 

The 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held in the Clubhouse this Thursday December 1st at 8p.m.

Agenda:

  • Approval of 2015 AGM minutes
  • Secretary’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Chairman’s Address
  • 2017 Executive Committee nominations
  • Motions

Members have been circulated with AGM.

Only Full members who have fully paid their subscription are entitled to attend the AGM.

Only members who fully paid their subscription on or before 31/3/16 will be entitled to vote at the AGM.

Individuals interested in managing adult playing teams for 2017 should submit their name and management team proposals to the Secretary prior to the AGM. Management teams will be appointed by the Executive Committee.

If any club member has any queries please contact our club secretary at: [email protected].

 

The St Patrick’s Ladies AGM 2016 will be held on Thursday 8th December at 8pm
in the Clubhouse Dunbur.
Are you interested in joining the ladies section?
Any motions, nominees for coaching teams or join the ladies committee please email secretary at [email protected]

The Ladies Club are seeking a Management Team for their Adult Ladies Teams in 2017. Please contact Stephen on 0868235248 for further details.

 

Wicklow GAA County Convention is set for Monday 12th December.

 

St Patricks GAA Club have distributed the All Ireland Club Draw tickets. Please return to relevant team managers as soon as possible

 

We had no jackpot winners in our Club Lotto this week! Numbers drawn were 3, 9, 14 and 19. The bonus number was 22. We had two Match three winners – Ben Kelly c/o Ta Se’s and Stephen Kenny c/o P. Dowling’s.
Thanks to the weekly Club Lotto Sellers who give up their time to help raise funds for the Club. It’s greatly appreciated. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize €2,500 or Match 5 €10,000 jackpot!

 

Our sincere condolences to the family of Jim Connors whose funeral took place last Saturday. Jim’s hurling career with club and county was cut short when he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Jim came up through the juvenile ranks in St. Patrick’s. In our first year back in adult hurling, Captain Jim’s inspirational displays from centre back played a huge part in leading St. Pats to Intermediate Championship success in 2011 and promotion to Senior Hurling. In 2011 Jim was fully deserving of the County Intermediate Hurler of the year and St. Patrick’s Club Hurler of the year. Jim made his senior debut for the Garden County as an 18-year-old and quickly became a defensive lynchpin, playing in two Christy Ring Cup finals in Croke Park against Kerry and London, and winning three Allianz League titles. Jim’s attitude and commitment was an inspiration to his colleagues. Jim had a very personable personality and was popular with the other players as indicated by the number of playing colleagues from Club and County who provided the Guard of Honour on Saturday to Dunbur on Jim’s final journey.

Jim an absolute gentleman off the field and a hero on it. Wicklow have lost one of the true greats.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

 

Please send any information for club notes to [email protected] before 9pm on Sunday evenings. You can contact St Pats at Facebook St Patrick’s GAA Club Wicklow Town or Twitter @StPatsGAAWick.

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