Our Senior lads wrapped up the long season with a visit to our neighbours Rathnew on Saturday afternoon to complete their league fixtures. In an entertaining game in ideal conditions for this time of the year a large crowd attended in Merrymeeting. Just before half time having scored a point from the right, Padge skipped by two Rathnew players to force a save from Peter Dignam and the rebound fell to Padge who dispatched the ball to the net for a one point lead at half time. With both sides playing good football St Pats tried hard but finished on the wrong side of 1-08 to 1-14 scoreline. We wish a speedy recovery to the players injured on the day Warren Kavanagh and Andrew O’Brien from Rathnew and our own Donie Fitzgerald.
Team: Ian Murphy. Wayne Doyle, Padraig Higgins, Ciaran Doyle, Davy Byrne, Padge McWalter, Hugh Humby, Shane Doyle, Ritchie Murphy, Conor Ffrench, Stephen Duffy, Bryan Doyle, Donie Fitzgerald, Johnny Delahunt and Conor O’Brien. Sub: Gary Duffy
The U14 lads headed to Roundwood for the U14A Football Harry Leonard Memorial Shield semi-final v St Nick’s in Baltic conditions. St Nicks opened the scoring after ten minutes. Dylan Kavanagh got Pats on the score board with a fine point. It was a very even match in the first half, with Pat’s leading at half time 1-03 to 1-02. Fionn Luddy grabbed a goal and a point each came from Padraig Cahill and Jack Fox. With a strong team talk at half time Pat’s went out determined. However, St Nicks started brightly scoring 2 goals and three points. Pat’s dug deep and fought back from a 7 point deficit at one stage to level the match with only minutes to go. The luck swung Nicks way and they popped the winning point with the final score 3-08 to 3-09. Scorers for Pat’s Fionn Luddy 1-0, Dylan Kavanagh 1-02, Padraig Cahill 0-01, Jack Fox 0-02, Matthew Ryan 0-01 and Jack Meaney 1-01. What a fantastic team performance. The management team are proud of each and every one of these lads as they have come together as a team and played some fantastic football throughout the season. What an honour to bring home an All-Ireland Feile medal earlier on in the year. Thank you to the parents and each player for your commitment this year. The future is certainly bright in Pat’s football. See you all next year, from the management team of Paul Fox, Barry Cahill, Padge McWalter and Patrice Evans.
U14 Squad: Cathal O’Briain, Fionn O’Brien, Aaron O’Loughlin, Darren O’Brien, Mark Evans, Mark O’Brien, Fionn Luddy, Callum Kelly, Cian Kelly, Padraig Cahill, Paul Marah, Luke Kelly, Jack Fox, Dylan Kavanagh, Frankie Reynolds, Matthew Ryan, Liam Connolly, Scott Sheridan, Jamie Noble, Niall Delahunt and Jack Meaney, Bill O’Brien, Mark Whelan, Finn Egan Barron, Tom Hodgkinson, Josh Watson, Ryan Kavanagh.
Congratulations to Chris and Arel Kavanagh on the birth of Casey Charles Kavanagh on the 8th November.
Congratulations to Aisling Doyle and Andrew on the birth of Tiernan John Rogers on the 12th November.
All at St Pats wish our own Gary Jameson a speedy recovery following his recent operation.
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!
An entertaining afternoon was had by all who attended LGFA All Ireland Club Semi-final between Carnacon Mayo and Foxrock Dublin in Bray Emmetts. Our own All Ireland Champions Sinead McGettigan, Lucy Dunne and Sarah Evans met the legendry All Star Cora Staunton after the game.
Congratulations to the St Pat’s girls Lucy Dunne, Sarah Evans, Sinead McGettigan, Amy Kavanagh, Luci Hobbs, Kellie Phelan, Aoife Dunne and Ciara Fagan who were up early with the Under 15 Development Squad for their Leinster Blitz in Mountmellick on Saturday at 9.15am.
Wicklow Ladies Under 14 Squad will be holding trials next Friday in Ballinakill at 7.00pm. Please contact coordinator Rosie Coffey at 0851533864 to confirm players name, parental contact number, date of birth and playing position. This Under 14 trial is open to all players born in 2003 and 2004.
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 Juvenile Boys AGM will be held in the Clubhouse on Thursday November 24th at 8pm.
Any motions, nominees for coaching teams or join the Juvenile Boys committee please email secretary at Secretarybng.stpatricks.wickl[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.
The 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held in the Clubhouse on Thursday December 1st at 8p.m.
- Approval of 2015 AGM minutes
- Secretary’s Report
- Treasurer’s Report
- Chairman’s Address
- 2017 Executive Committee nominations
Members have been circulated with AGM documentation.
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].
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, 13, 16 and 22. The bonus number was 17. We had no Match three winners.
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 €2,400 or Match 5 €10,000 jackpot!
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.