A great night was had by all in the newly refurbished Arklow Bay Hotel function room for the St Patrick’s GAA Club Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday 9th March at 8pm. Music provided by Quest by Ted kept everyone dancing until the early hours of the morning with the highlight been Collie Byrne’s rendition of Allez, Allez, Allez! A fun night was had by all with some unique memories with the Magic Mirror. Sean O’Brien was inducted into the St. Patrick’s Hall of fame to join other St Patrick’s sporting greats Andy Phillips (RIP), Pat “Rasher” Roche, Shem Furlong (RIP) and Gerry Farrell.
Awards on the night were as follows:
Senior Footballer Player of the Year – Dean Healy
Young Footballer of the Year – Patrick O’Keane
Senior Ladies Footballer of the Year – Sarah Evans
Intermediate Ladies Footballer of the Year – Laoise Marron
Minor Ladies Footballer of the Year – Aine Cahill
Senior Hurler of the Year – Dale Quinn
Hall of Fame 2019 – Sean O’Brien
Club Person of the Year – Alan Lawlor
Special guest on the night were County Chairman Martin Fitzgerald and County Football Manager John Evans.
Martin Fitzgerald and John Gill presented the presentation box with both medals and programs to the Senior footballers. Thank you to Alan O’Brien and Colin O’Brien for the presentation box.
Senior County Championship Winners 2018 and Dunne Cup Winners 2018: Colly Byrne, Ian Murphy, Shane Morley, Padraig Higgins, Ciaran Doyle, Wayne Doyle, Aidan Dunne, Rossa Marron, John Crowe, Simon Bouchier, Chris Kavanagh, Patrick O’Keane, Hugh Humby, Conor Ffrench, Johnny Delahunt, Shane Doyle, Ronan Murray, Paul O’Brien, Paul Earls, Padge McWalter, Ciaran McGettigan, Ruairi Marron, Jack Dunne, Brian Doyle, Stephen Duffy, James Kavanagh, Jordan Pettigrew, Thomas Kelly, Captain Dean Healy
Management: Casey O’Brien, Gary Duffy, Damien O’Brien, Ronan Connolly, Alan O’Brien, Ritchie “Chico” Murphy, Adam Quinn
Siobhan Delahunt St Patricks Ladies chairperson presented the winning medals to the Ladies teams.
Intermediate Ladies County Championship Winners 2018: Zoe Byrne, Aoife Dunne, Meadbh O’Keane, Natasha Fitzgerald, Rebecca Hollingsworth, Aine Cahill, Laoise Marron, Laura Leonard, Luci Hobbs, Sophie Porter, Orla Redmond, Naoise O’Reilly, Siobhan Gorman, Niamh Caffrey, Aimi Healy, Leona Franey, Liz Malone, Sadhbh Murphy, Aisling Walsh, Chloe O’Donovan, Eva Phelan, Megan Dunne, Ellen Griffin, Aine McDonald, Niamh O’Brien.
Management: Lee Watters, Carol Jameson, Martin Byrne, Dave Fitzgerald and Patrice Evans
Ladies Senior Dublin Cup and League Winners 2018: Jen Lyons, Sorcha Doyle, Saoirse O’Reilly, Lucy Dunne, Kate Hennessy, Rose Fagan, Sarah Evans, Nicola McGettigan, Sarah Delahunt, Jess Lyons, Aisling Hayden, Laura Manley, Saoirse O’Reilly, Rioghna McGettigan, Erin O’Brien, Megan Dunne, Zoe Armstrong, Sinead McGettigan, Aine Cahill, Lucy Hobbs, Maedbh O’Keane, Niamh O’Brien, Laura Leonard, Niamh Caffrey, Laoise Marron, Aoife Dunne and Clodagh Fox.
Management: Robert Hollingsworth, Lee Watters, Rebecca Hollingsworth, Liz Malone, Dave Fitzgerald, Martin Byrne, Liam Keogh and Patrice Evans.
Thank you to all the players, parents, members and supporters who supported the Club Dinner Dance. Thank you to all the staff in the Arklow Bay Hotel for great service on the night. Thank you to the organising committee for a job well done John Gill, Nicola McGettigan, Peggy King and John Smith.
Congratulations to all involved with Wicklow County Senior Hurlers who are the Allianz Division 2B Champions 2019 with an excellent result at Inniskeen. Full time score: Wicklow 1-09 Derry 0-08. Well done to our own Andy O’Brien.
Our County Wicklow U-14 Ladies just came back from being 6 points down at halftime in the Leinster Championship to record a 9 point win over Louth in a windswept Carlingford. Huge well done to the team, management and parents on a job well done especially our own Kayleigh and Eva.
Congratulations to all involved with the county minor ladies especially our own captain Sinead, Sarah, Lucy, Amy, Emer, Aoife and Five Goal Niamh and mentor Nicola McGettigan against Kilkenny in Ballinakill. Full time score: Wicklow 10-17 Kilkenny 1-02
Best of luck to all involved with Wicklow Schools on Saturday March 16th where they will face either Colaiste Eoin or CBS Naas in the Leinster Schools Final. Venue to be confirmed. Best of luck to our own Patrick O’Keane and Padge McWalter (Selector).
A busy weekend for U13 hurling with Bray Emmets hosting us for a friendly on their 3G pitch on Friday evening. On Sunday we made our way to Setanta in Carlow town, encountering all weather conditions en route. Thankfully we came away with a win on a scoreline of 3-8 to 3-3, and now meet St. James from Wexford next weekend to try and go out of our Leinster league group as the second qualifier.
CAMOGIE returns: Under 8’s and U10’s continues in St. Patrick’s GAA Hall on Thursday’s at 6-30pm to 7-45pm. 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
U14 Boys Feile Football (born 2005/2006) continues on Wednesday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm in East Glendalough School. 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 Friday nights at 6.30pm on the Back Pitch, Dunbur. Bring Gumshields Gloves Water, Contact John Smith 086 8130477
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:
Wednesday 13th March (morning) from 11am to 1pm
Sat 16 Mar Division 3 Football League, Venue: Wicklow Town, St Patrick’s Wicklow V Enniskerry 16:00, Ref: Pat Hickey
Sun 17 Mar Division 1 Senior Football League, Venue: Blessington, Blessington V St Patrick’s Wicklow 11:00, Ref: Stephen Fagan
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]
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 GAA Club tie are now available in Fitzpatrick’s Bar Wicklow for only €15 or Contact treasurer James Phelan +353 (87) 228 4441
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 is now live!
Cul Camp registration available after March 1st on line https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/ . What do you think of the NEW CUL GEAR?
Thank you to everyone who supports our Club Lotto
Last Monday Monday 4th March 2019 Lotto Nos: 10, 24, 28 and 29 and bonus number 14.
No Match 5 Jackpot Winner €10,000
No Match 4 Jackpot Winner €4,200
One Match 3 Winner: €250 Liam Keogh
This Week’s Match 4 is €4,300. Next Draw is on Monday 11th March 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
Our sincere condolences to the family of James Johnson (St. Dominick’s Road, Wicklow Town) who passed away peacefully at the Blackrock Hospice, Dublin on the 5th March 2019. Loving son of the late Wally and Sarah Johnson, brother of the late George and Danny; sadly missed by his loving son James Jnr, brothers Jack and Wally, sisters Anne, Catherine, Margaret and Sadie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
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