Congratulations to our U16 girls and all involved in retaining the Division 1 league title against AGB in Pearse Park Arklow. Both teams started the game level on points. Unfortunately the underfoot conditions did not allow for a free flowing match. But not for the first time the two teams served up an entertaining, nail biting hour of football.
AGB brimming with confidence from winning the championship started off the brighter and went two points up and should have extended their lead before Pats registered their first score a point around the tenth minute. It was another fifteen minutes when a scrambled goal through the persistence of Sophia Porter and Ciara Fagan left Pats trailing by two as Arklow netted prior.
Luci Hobbs picked up a pass and drove towards goal to blast high into the roof of the net as St Pats took the lead for the first time just before the break.
The second half ebbed and flowed until the seventh minute when Arklow took the lead with a well taken goal. It was Niamh Caffrey’s turn to get on the score sheet when she struck her first point five minutes later. Both defences were so on top and on the twenty second minute AGB shot to go four points up with just eight minutes remaining. Pats drove forward from the kick out and won a free left of centre twenty five meters out.
Niamh Caffrey stepped up and rattled the top corner to leave just one point it. County star Sinead McGettigan equalized with a free from thirty meters.
Pats pushed up on the kick out and retained possession, with some neat interlink play which eventually found McGettigan who struck a shot to top right hand corner of the net, what was to be the winning score.
There was so many great performances especially from the back line marshalled by Kellie Phelan, Siobhan Gorman, Lucy Dunne and Sarah Evans who worked tirelessly all afternoon , and were supported by two of our youngest players Chloe O’Donovan and Eva Phelan who came in for the injured Aoife Dunne and Amy Kavanagh. Not to mention our goalkeeper Ellen Griffin who has been excellent all year. Zoe Armstrong added stability to the defence when she came on, after weeks on the side-lines through an ankle injury.
Naoise O’Reilly worked tirelessly in midfield and up forward. Aine Kavanagh, Amy Kavanagh and Hannah Whelan came off the bench and played vital roles.
The cup was presented to Niamh McSorley who played a captains role as she linked between midfield and the full forward line.
We would like to wish Emer McNulty a speedy recovery as she went off with a foot injury after 15 mins and also Arklow’s Aine O Reilly who got injured just before that.
Final Score AGB 3-3 St Patrick’s 4-3
Scorers: Sinead McGettigan 1-02, Niamh Caffrey 1-01, Sophie Porter 1-0 and Luci Hobbs 1-00
Team: Ellen Griffin, Niamh McSorley (Capt.), Sinead McGettigan, Chloe O’Donovan, Kellie Phelan, Sophie Porter, Zoe Armstrong, Niamh Caffrey, Siobhan Gorman, Eva Phelan, Luci Hobbs, Hannah Whelan, Amy Kavanagh, Aine Kavanagh, Sarah Evans, Lucy Dunne, Jess Bolger, Sarah Carroll, Ciara Fagan, Naoise O’Reilly and team mascot Sarah Gorman.
Congratulations to our neighbours and Wicklow County Champions Glenealy who have reached the Leinster Hurling Final for the first time. Glenealy will now play St. Patrick’s Ballyragget of Kilkenny in the final
Please note every Wednesday from 7-9pm the GCA County U15 train in the gym until Christmas.
St. Patrick’s GAA Club needs volunteers. Due to the retirement of John Smith and Patrice Evans from their roles in club communication we are looking for the right candidates to take over, ideally you require knowledge of social media. Training can be provided if you can spare a few hours a week and have an interest in St Patrick’s GAA?
Date for your Diary:
St Patrick’s Juvenile AGM Monday 20th November at 8pm in the Clubhouse
St Patrick’s Ladies AGM Thursday 23rd November at 8pm in the Clubhouse
St Patrick’s Ladies Juvenile Presentation Saturday 25th November in the Clubhouse at 1pm
St Patricks GAA Club AGM on Thursday 30th November at 8pm in the Clubhouse
St Patrick’s GAA Club Draw 2017: The second draw will take place in the Clubhouse on Friday 24th November.
The St Patricks GAA Development 1st Draw Winners.
Tomas Morrissey €1,000
Paddy Heffernan €700
Derek Dunne €400
Dennis O’Mahony €200
Fiona/Donal Mitchel €100
Brian Murray €50
Carmel Tiernan €50
This year the club is running a draw to support the fundraising drive required to develop a new pitch at our new Greenhill Road field. Tickets are €50 each and there will be a monthly draw at the end of October, November and early December.
All funds from this draw will go to the new pitch and we will use this as the main fundraising event this year for the new development, so it is vital for the success of this project that you give as much support as you can.
Please return the completed tickets and your payment to any member of the Club Committee or the Manager/Administrator of your team or drop into Alan O’Brien at Dooley Poynton Auctioneers or Brian O’Connor in Next Door Abbey St.
St Patrick’s GAA Club Lotto results Monday 13th November 2017
We had no Winners for our Match 5 or Match 4 Jackpots. We had four Match 3 winners: Bridget Corcoran ℅ B O’Connor, Kevin Nolan ℅ C Clarke, Niamh 0’Brien ℅ F Earls, James Quinn ℅ Fitzpatrick’s.
Don’t forget to buy your ticket this week. If you are not in you cannot win!
Winning numbers: 9, 16, 21 and 24. The bonus number was 14.
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 13th November in the Clubhouse. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize €3,700 or Match 5 €10,000 jackpot!
As part of club development and potential additional playing facilities, we are requesting that each age group team support the lotto selling rota by providing a team of 4 on their designated Saturday. Are any of you available to sell in the pubson Saturday nights from 9pm? Contact your team manager for details.
Our sincere condolences to the family of Bee McGorry (nee Fitzpatrick) Kilatee, Maudabawn, Cootehill, Co. Cavan who in her 99th year has passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving Family at her home, predeceased by her husband Sean. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving son Francis, daughters Marie and Ann, daughters-in-law Roisin, sons-in-law Damien and Brian, her sister Mary Harvey Dublin, Sister-in-law, her adored grandchildren Declan, Shane, Siobhan, Aoife, Sean, Niamh, Sean, Liam and Enda, great-grandchildren Eoin, Fionn, Sophie-Rose, Tara-Bee, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis
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