St Patrick’s club notes April 18

A big Thank you to all who supported the SURF V TURF Fight Night joint venture with Wicklow Rowing Club. Well done to all the boxers. Representing Wicklow Rowing Club Liam Theo, Colin Cassidy, Mark O’Neill, Dido Dunne, Caroline O’Neill, Shay Dunne, Rikki Quinn and Stephen Hegarty. St Pats were represented by Adam Cox, Paul ‘Hodge’ Hodgkinson, Chris Kavanagh, Daragh O’Sullivan, Leona Franey, Gary Jameson, Richard Chico Murphy and Eamon Wolfe. An excellent night’s entertainment was enjoyed by all with MC Robert Doyle keeping everything moving with the assistance of the very popular Ring Girls Bernice and Glenda Dunne. Former boxing champions Neil and Glen Malone were the judges on the night. Referee Niall Basil Kennedy was given the honour of presenting the Sammy the Seal trophy sponsored by the Fishman Alan Hegarty to the winning Captain Leona Franey of St Pats.
We appreciate the huge endeavours of the Wicklow Boxing Club and especially their representatives Pierse O’Sullivan, Jared Carthy and Gillian Keogh who were instrumental in the success of the evening.

The Wicklow Ladies were out on Sunday in the NFL Division 4 Semi Final where they faced Limerick in Stradbally. Unfortunately, they lost out by a narrow 2 points, 2-06 to Limerick’s 14 points. Five of our Senior Ladies are on the panel, Niamh McGettigan, Rose Fagan, Clodagh Fox, Niamh O’Brien and Eleanor Dunne, and Mick Kavanagh who is part of the Management team.

The Wicklow Minor Boys were in action on Saturday in Aughrim against the reigning Leinster Champions Kildare. Unfortunately, it wasn’t their day, losing 2-16 to 0-07. Two of our Minor Lads, Jack Kelly and Colin O’Toole are part of the panel. They now face either Longford or Offaly on Wednesday.

The U14 Girls A team played in the Féile on Tuesday evening in Bray. They had 3 games, winning them all to top the group. They now have their Semi-Final on Tuesday this week where they face Bray. We wish them the best of luck. Also a big well done to the U14 Girls B team who took on AGB on Thursday evening in Dunbur gathering a massive win. Well done Eddie and girls, keep up the hard work.

It was another great turnout at Gaelic4Girls on Saturday morning in Dunbur. Girls aged 8-12 are still welcome to join at 10am for the next 6 weeks for €8. They will learn the basics of football and also play games and have fun, coached by John Gerard McGettigan, Donal Marron and a few of our Senior and Junior Ladies. We hope to see you there.

A reminder to all members, membership is now overdue please contact Registrar Eddie Leonard to arrange payment (086 834 9272). No players can train or play matches until they have paid their membership, no exceptions!

Next weekend will see the conclusion of our 2016 Last Man Standing competition.  We have 4 people remaining: Kieran Costello, Padraig Connolly, Davy Byrne and Gerry Higgins.
For the last weekend of the competition they have to predict the winner of each of the football league finals.  The finals are as follows: Division 1: Dublin v Kerry, Division 2: Tyrone v Cavan, Division 3: Kildare v Clare and Division 4: Antrim v Louth.

The winner of the competition will be the person who predicts the most winners. In addition, to act as a tie breaker, each of the remaining participants has to predict the scoreline of the Division 1 final between Dublin and Kerry.  This tie breaker will be used where predicting the winner of each final does not give an outright winner.

There was no winner of this week’s Club Lotto Jackpot of €3,450. Numbers drawn were 7, 13, 18 and 25. The bonus number was 11. Twelve people managed to draw 3 numbers sharing the prize of €250; A McDermott c/o Bash Barry, Paddy O’Sullivan, Keith Monahan, Steven Rawson, Paul Hodge, Joe Kav, Caitriona K, Peter O’Keane, Dermot, Yvonne Cleary, Liam Malone, Fiona Butterworth

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