A minute’s silence was observed at all Wicklow County Games and local games over the weekend as a mark of respect to the late Michael Murphy who passed away on Sunday 10th February 2019, peacefully at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Angela, much loved father of Mark, Rhona and Ian, and dear brother of the late Tim and Bridget.
He will be sadly missed by his family, sister Margaret, brother Liam, cousin Anne, daughter-in-law Aileen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family and friends. Now at peace with loved ones. Michael was secretary of Wicklow GAA from 2004 to 2015 and the current secretary of St. Patricks GAA Club and Wicklow’s representative on Leinster Council. Michael was born and raised in Ballincollig, Co. Cork. He moved to Wicklow Town in June 1976 to work with An Post. After briefly playing for St. Patricks Michael took over as Juvenile Secretary of the club and over the years served on numerous committees including the Minor Board and the North District Board.In 2004 Michael was appointed as administrator of County Wicklow GAA. Michael quickly established himself as a popular and efficient fixture in the GAA community in Wicklow and with his provincial and national colleagues. A Guard of Honour was provided by St. Patrick’s GAA Club and Wicklow County Board at the Funeral Mass on Thursday. Michael will be missed by all Wicklow Gaels players, members and officers near and far. A true Gael and one of life’s real Gentlemen.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
Wicklow Schools qualified for the semi final of the Top Oil Leinster Senior football A Championship with a 4-7 to 0-9 win over Offaly Schools in Blanchardstown on Saturday. Wicklow got off to a good start and went on to lead by 2-5 to 0-2 at half time. Offaly started the second half with four quick points but goals got Wicklow back on track to win by 10 points. Well done to all involved with Wicklow Schools especially our own Paddy O’Keane and Selector Padge McWalter.
Congratulations to all involved with Wicklow County Senior Hurlers who made the long trip to Donegal on Sunday in the Allianz National Hurling League 2B. Wicklow overcame a halftime deficit to record a quality win. Full time score: Donegal 0-15 Wicklow 2-14. A big two points on the road sets Wicklow right back on track in Division 2B with some big games with Derry and Kildare on the horizon! Great to see our own Andy O’Brien back on the score sheet wearing the Wicklow Hospice Jersey.
Hard luck to the Wicklow County Minor Ladies against Louth on Saturday especially our St Pat’s girls – Captain Sinead McGettigan, Sarah Evans, Lucy Dunne, Amy Kavanagh, Emer McNulty, Aoife Dunne and Niamh Caffrey .
On Friday night our Senior footballers made the trip over the gap to Hollywood in round 2 of the Division 1 Senior Football League. Playing with the wind in the first half the lads were down by the minimum at half time Hollywood 1-04 St Patrick’s 0-06. A much better second half performance from St Patrick’s ended with Hollywood snatching the draw with a free at the end of the game.
Full time Hollywood 1-08 St Patrick’s 0-11
A minute’s silence was observed by our senior lads and Hollywood as a mark of respect to St. Patrick’s GAA Club Secretary the late Michael Murphy.
Team: Colm Byrne, Aidan Dunne, Matthew Traynor, Wayne Doyle, Ciaran Doyle, Bryan Doyle, John Crowe, Johnny Delahunt, Paul Earls, Jack Dunne, Padge McWalter, Paul O’Brien, Stephen Duffy, James Kavanagh, Tommy Kelly, Ciaran McGettigan, Eamonn Wolfe, Jordan Petticrew, Conor O’Brien, Hugh Humby, Jack Kelly, Ronan Murray, Cian O’Brien, Rossa Marron, Chris Kavanagh
TABLE QUIZ arranged for 1st March in St. Patrick’s GAA Clubhouse. Starting at 8pm. Team of 4 – €30 per team. Proceeds to St Pats juvenile club
St Patrick’s GAA Club Annual Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday 9th March at 8pm (Doors open 7.30pm) in the Arklow Bay Hotel. Reserve the date now. Tickets €35 Bus return trip €10. Tickets now available from John Gill 0870601669, Nicola McGettigan 0864048451 and Peggy King 0866006070. Hotel rooms are available contact John Gill for rates.
Are you dinner dance ready? Get your St Patrick’s tie now limited stock only €20 Contact treasurer James Phelan +353 (87) 228 4441
CAMOGIE returns: Under 8’s and U10’s will be starting in St. Patrick’s GAA Hall on Thursday 21st February at 6-30pm to 7-45pm and will continue every Thursday in the GAA hall, 28th.February, 7th March and 14th March. Contact Margaret Leonard 087-7827881
CAMOGIE returns: Under 12’s will be starting back in St.Patrick’s GAA Hall on Thursday 14th March at 6-30pm to 7-45pm Contact Margaret Leonard 087-7827881
U7 Boys Football (born 2012/2013) continues on Saturday from 11am to 12pm in the hall in Dunbur. Contact Shane Mitchell on 0868504541. Gumshields are compulsory. New members are welcome.
U7 Boys Hurling (born 2012/2013) starts on Friday 15 February from from 6.30pm to 7:30pm in the hall in Dunbur. Contact Shane Mitchell on 0868504541. New members are welcome.
U14 Boys Feile Football (born 2005/2006) continues on Wednesday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm in East Glendalough School all weather pitch(No blades or studs) and on Friday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Dunbur. Contact John Smith 0868130477. Gumshields are compulsory. New members are welcome.
St Pats invite all U17 players (Born 2002 / 2003 / 2004) to attend Training on Monday nights at 7pm on the Back Pitch, Dunbur. League starts Sunday 24th February. Bring Gumshields Gloves Water, Contact John Smith 086 8130477
Rising Stars Program running this mid term for players born in 2006. For details on the Football Rising Star Program please contact Wicklow GDA Paul Garrigan on 083 436 6801. Details for the Hurling Rising Star Program can be obtained by contacting Wicklow GDA Jonathan Tallon on 083 364 5136
All club coaches who are involved with teams from U7 – U17 in Hurling & Football must wear the Give Respect Get Respect Bibs when coaching from the sideline during 2019.
It is that time of year again when membership is due. Please pay your membership and get your 2019 car sticker – 2019 Membership car sticker – Co.Senior Football champions 2018.
We will be holding the following registration days in the Clubhouse, Dunbur for all members:
Saturday 23rd February from 11am to 1pm
Wednesday eve. 27th February from 7-30pm to 9pm.
Saturday 2nd March from 11am to 1pm
Wednesday 6th March from 7-30pm to 9pm
Wednesday 13th March (morning) from 11am to 1pm
Sat 23rd Feb: Division 3 St Patrick’s v Ashford Venue: Dunbur Time: 4:15pm Ref: Eugene O Brien
Sun 24th Feb: Division 1 St Patrick’s v Kiltegan Venue: Dunbur Time: 11:00am Ref: Kieron Kenny
We are looking for photos of former camogie teams and players to recreate the camogie wall in the clubhouse. If you have old photos please send them to the St. Patrick’s GAA club FaceBook page or email to [email protected]
Support your club buy a ticket Calling all Club Mentors and Supporters – €10 National GAA Draw tickets are now available from the following contacts – Gary Duffy (Football) Siobhan Delahunt (Ladies Football) John O’Brien (Hurling) Margaret Leonard (Camogie) Alan Lawlor (Juvenile). 100% of the sale proceeds go to the club so this is a great opportunity to kickstart the fundraising for your team in 2019 or Contact treasurer James Phelan +353 (87) 228 4441
The 2018 County Yearbook with our own Dean Healy on the cover are now available €10 Please contact PRO John Smith 086 813 0477 [email protected] or contact Club Secretary at [email protected] to get your copy.
St Patrick’s GAA club hats are now available in Fitzpatrick’s Bar Wicklow for only €10 or Contact Patrice 086 379 9041
St. Patrick’s Club Gear is available from the Club online shop with O’Neills https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/…/st-patrick-s-gaa.html
It’s that time of year again and organisation for this year’s Darkness into Light in Wicklow Town on May 11 has started. Registration will go live on February 20th.
Cul Camp registration available after March 1st on line https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/
Last Man Standing: There are no matches this weekend so there is a break in play. We lost 74 people in Week 3 after last weekend’s matches leaving 77 people remaining. The following were last weekend’s results:
Kerry beat Dublin
Mayo beat Cavan
Galway beat Monaghan
Roscommon drew with Tyrone
Fermanagh beat Kildare
Clare beat Cork
Meath beat Armagh
Tipperary beat Donegal
Hard luck to those of you who exited our competition in Week 3. For those of you remaining you can now choose your next team from Week 4’s fixtures below. Remember you cannot choose a team you have picked in an earlier Round and your chosen team has to be from the opposite Division you chose from in Week 3. The next round of matches are on 23rd and 24th of February.
DIVISION 1 (choose from this Division if you chose from Division 2 last time)
Dublin v Mayo
Tyrone v Monaghan
Galway v Kerry
Cavan v Roscommon
DIVISION 2 (choose from this Division if you chose from Division 1 last time)
Armagh v Tipperary
Cork v Meath
Donegal v Fermanagh
Kildare v Clare
Please get your selection in on or before Friday 22nd February. Best of luck to everyone!
Thank you to everyone who supports our Club Lotto
Last Monday Monday 4th. February 2019 Lotto Nos: 4, 25, 26 and 28 and bonus number 1.
No Match 5 Jackpot Winner €10,000
No Match 4 Jackpot Winner €3,900
No Match 3 Winner: €250
This Week’s Match 4 is €4,000. Next Draw is on Monday 18th February 2019 in the Clubhouse.
Thanks to the weekly Club Lotto Sellers who give up their time to help raise funds for the Club. It’s greatly appreciated. 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 pubs on Saturday nights from 9pm? Contact your team manager for details. Now available online: https://www.locallotto.ie/play_newa.asp?ll_id=953#Anchor
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