Congratulations to the County hurlers who got their year off to a perfect start with a fine win over St Pats DCU in the Kehoe Cup in Bray and to our own lads Eoghan O’Mahony, Andy O’Brien, George O’Brien, Gerry Connors, John Connors, James Byrne, Michael Connors and Christy Moorehouse. Andy O’Brien was on fire scoring 3-6. They held off a strong second half comeback from the students to win 5-16 to 4-7. Next up IT Tallaght in Éire Óg Greystones GAA Club next Sunday at 2pm.
A tough day at the office for the Wicklow County footballers who took on DIT in Blessington and our own players Dean Healy, Johnny Crowe and Connor Ffrench. At the end of a well contested game DIT prevailed 1-10 to 1-7. The footballers now prepare for the visit of Leitrim on Sunday February 6th.
Congratulations to the St Pats girls Ellen Griffin, Aisling Walsh and Georgia Kelly who played for Wicklow U14 girls against Offaly in Ballinakill and got a well-deserved draw.
Congratulations to Frankie and Jimmy Fitzpatrick on their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
St Patricks Ladies Committee Letter to parents:
St Patricks Ladies Football has been very successful over the past ten years winning at all levels. We think you will agree that all of our daughters have had wonderful football opportunities and experiences, celebrating on match days, playing as part of a team and meeting new friends.
However, this success will only continue to grow and develop with more involvement from you as a parent.
For 2017, we urgently need parents to get involved with teams at all ages.
Your involvement can range from collecting referee monies, putting out/collecting cones, looking after water bottles/medical kits, washing jerseys, taking drills, coaching/mentoring players. Training will be provided by GAA/LGFA resources
We are now appealing for your help. All contributions no matter how small are needed. Would you be prepared to give an hour or two each week to the club?
The Juvenile presentation is taking place in the club on Saturday 28th January 2017. We will be available from 2pm to 3pm to answer any questions and provide further information.
We all got involved because our daughters were playing, we now ask you to do the same.
We look forward to meeting with you to discuss any questions you have.
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 are seeking various team managements for 2017. Any Individuals interested in been involved with our club teams for 2017 should contact the Club Secretary at: [email protected].
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 is taking place in the club on Saturday 28th January 2017.
Coaches Meeting on Thursday 19th January in Ballinakill From 7.30pm – 9pm to discuss this year’s Football Go Games fixtures for U7’s and U9’s.
We had one jackpot winners in our Club Lotto this week! Numbers drawn were 2, 9, 18 and 25. The bonus number was 21. Congratulations to Sean Devlin from Knockfadda, Roundwood who won the Match 4 Jackpot of €2,900.
We had five Match three winners – Sharon Byrne, Gareth Byrne, Marie Davis, Sophie Woodroofe and Mary & AJ Broe
Thanks to the weekly Club Lotto Sellers who give up their time to help raise funds for the Club. It’s greatly appreciated. The next draw is on Monday 16th January in the Clubhouse. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize €1,500 or Match 5 €10,000 jackpot!
Our sincere condolences to the family of Mai Carroll (née Doran) St. Patrick’s Avenue, Wicklow Town, who passed away peacefully in the loving care of the doctors and staff of St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Darling wife to the late Joe and loving mother of Gavin, Breffni and Melissa, sadly missed by her sons, daughter, sister Muriel, daughters-in-law, grandchildren Aoife, Phillipa, Rose and Rex, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis
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