We wish all our Members, Players, Managers and Supporters a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2017.
Anyone looking for last minute Christmas gift – why not a St Pats jersey, hoodie or half zip training top. There are a limited number available for sale in The Sports Room shop (beside the Post Office). First come first served! Call in and see what else Mark & his team have for sale as well. Remember to Shop Local where you can.
An excellent stocking filler is the Wicklow County GAA Year book which is now available from John Gill 087 060 1669 for €10.
The 2016 Annual General Meeting of St Patrick’s GAA took place in the Clubhouse on Thursday December 15th at 8p.m. Our chairperson John Gill started the proceedings. All in attendance received a very substantial and informative reports from Secretary James Phelan and Treasurer Alan O’Brien. In his address John Gill thanked all involved with our club whose time and energy made it a very busy year with many events and activities both on and off the field.
A BIG thank you to Alan O’Brien who has stepped down from treasurer after 5 years of excellent work. The appreciation of the expertise that Alan brought to the role was indicated by Gerry Farrell with unanimous agreement by all present.
On the night Robert Hollingsworth declared he was not going forward as Senior Football Manager for 2017 and thanked everyone for the support the committee, club members and supporters had given him, his management team and the players over the last two years. Thank you Robert and your management team of Gary, Liam, Alan and Lee and all the players for the roller coaster ride over the last two years.
The AGM returned the following officers for 2017:
Chairperson: John Gill, Vice Chairperson: Michael Murphy, Secretary: James Phelan, Registrar: Eddie Leonard, Children’s Officer: Carmel Earls, Health & Wellbeing Officer: Tom Finnegan, Membership/Recruitment: Niall Hanton, Juvenile: Alan Lawlor, Communications: John Smith and Development: Donal Marron
We are seeking various team managements for 2017: Senior Mens Football, Junior Mens Football and Senior Ladies Football.
Any Individuals interested in managing adult playing teams for 2017 should contact the Club Secretary at: [email protected].
Well done to our own Padge McWalter and Jack Dunne and all involved with the Wicklow Schools Football team who defeated Marist College in the Leinster Colleges P.P. Schools SF ‘A’ Quarter-Final on a scoreline of Wicklow Schools 2-10 to Marist College, Athlone 2-8. They will now take on St. Peter’s Wexford in the P.P. Schools SF ‘A’ Semi-Final.
Congratulations to the Wicklow County Management Committee for 2017. Best wishes to our own Colm Finnegan County Treasurer, Mick Hagan County Insurance Officer and Michael Murphy Leinster Council Rep.
Congratulations to all the 2016 Wicklow GAA Award Winners who were announced at the County Convention especially our own JHC: Eoghan O’Mahony (St Pat’s) who had a fantastic year in winning the League and Championship double.
County footballer of the year: Rory Finn (Kiltegan); Club footballers: Joey Kelly (Baltinglass); IFC: Austin Gleeson (AGB); JAFC : Aaron Nugent (Ashford); JBFC: Darren Flynn (Knockananna); JCFC: Tom Kenna (An Tochar). MFC: Darragh Fitzgerald (AGB).
County hurler of the year: Christy Moorehouse (Bray Emmets); Club hurler: John Henderson (Bray Emmets); IHC: Jeffrey Bermingham (Kiltegan); MHC: Jack Doyle (Carnew), Club Person of the year: John Timmons (Kiltegan), Camogie player of the year: Ciara Byrne (Knockananna); Ladies football: Amy Murphy (An Tochar); Handball: Jerome Willoughby (Coolboy). Two lifetime achievement awards: Tom McHugh (Ashford); Patsy Vickers (Eire Og Greystones).
From January 1st 2017, mouth guards will be mandatory for all adult ladies footballers. OPRO have come on-board with the WGPA to supply mouth guards to all its members who play Ladies Football.
We all wish Michaela Dickenson who sustained a broken collar bone recently a speedy recovery to full health.
CE Scheme Coaching Positions Wicklow GAA as advertised on jobsireland.ie.
- School Coach CE Scheme: Kilmacanogue, Wicklow
WICKLOW COUNTY GAA LTD (ref: #CES-2023780, closing 07/12/2016)
- School Coach CE Scheme Arklow, Wicklow
WICKLOW COUNTY GAA LTD (ref: #CES-2023782, closing 21/12/2016)
- School Coach CE Scheme: Baltinglass, Wicklow
WICKLOW COUNTY GAA LTD (ref: #CES-2023784, closing 21/12/2016)
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:
The Ladies Juvenile Presentation will take place on Sunday 15th January.
We had no jackpot winners in our Club Lotto this week! Numbers drawn were 2, 17, 18 and 22. The bonus number was 15. We had two Match three winners – Joey Dunne c/o Colm Byrne and Ann Jones c/o Billy O’Rourke.
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 €2,800 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.