St Patrick’s club notes week April 25

Congratulations to our Under 14 Football teams who will be travelling to Cork and Kerry to participate in the John West Féile na nÓg. The John West Féile na nGael National tournament is a Club festival for Gaelic football and Ladies Gaelic football at Under 14 level, involving teams from across the Association which will be held in Kerry, West Limerick and West Cork on the weekend of 24th – 26th June 2016.

The U14 Girls team played in the Féile on Tuesday evening in Bray. They had 2 games against Bray & Tinahely and were successful in retaining the Ellen Kinch Cup for the 5th year in a row. Lucy Dunne Captain lead her team in the now annual cavalcade through the main street to the clubhouse on Sunday evening where the girls were treated to a well-deserved pizza. Well done Eddie, Deirdre and girls. Our hosts will be Nemo Rangers, Trabeg Sports Centre, South Douglas Road, Cork.

Congratulations to Paul Fox, Padge McWalter, Barry Cahill, Patrice Evans, Captain Cian Kelly, players and all involved with the U14 Lads who on Monday night in Rathnew beat AGB and Bray Emmets to qualify for Feile 2016. Our hosts will be Reenard GAA Club, Reenard, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry.

The fun now begins in preparation for the organising and funding of our trips to our hosts Nemo Rangers in Cork and Reenard GAA Club, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry.

Congratulations to all involved with Colaiste Cill Mhantain on their success in winning the Senior ‘B’ Schools championship especially our own members Conor O’Brien, Jack Dunne, Hugh Humby, Daire Reardon, Colin O’Toole, Robert Keogh, Rory Dowling, Mark Darragh, Andrew Earls and Brian O’Sullivan.

On Saturday in Dunbur we hosted our near neighbours Rathnew in the Division 1 League at 4.30pm. In an entertaining game Rathnew were victorious with a  Full time score: St Patricks 1-09 Rathnew  1-11. Team: Ian Murphy, Shane Murley, James Kavanagh, Padraig Higgins, Chris Kavanagh, Padge McWalter, Niall Donnelly, Dean Healy, Shane Doyle, Johnny Crowe, Conor Ffrench, Simon Bouchier, Conor O’Brien, Tommy Kelly, Donie Fitzgerald.
Subs used: Ciaran McGettigan for Chris Kavanagh, Brian Doyle for Conor O’Brien.
Scorers: Tommy Kelly 0-5(3F), Conor O’Brien 1-01, Johnny Crowe 0-02, Donie Fitzgerald 0-01  

Our U12 hurlers commenced their league campaign last Monday evening in Dunbur against Eire Og.  This match turned out to be a thrilling affair with Eire Og coming out on top by a single point on a scoreline of 4-04 to to 4-03. The majority of this St Pats team were playing their first ever 13 a side game so well done to all concerned. Also many thanks to the great support provided on the night by all the parents. The team on the night was Aarron Kavanagh, Sam Culleton, Rory Hennessy, Billy Joe Connors, John O Brien, Tom Davis, Joe Davis, Fionn Greene, Denis O Brien, Harry Tobin Kelly, Bill O Brien, Jim Connors, Joseph Neilan, Tom Phelan, Johnno Mooorehouse, Fionn Laffan and John O Brien.  

Upcoming Fixtures

Monday 25th April: 
U16 Hurling League/Championship Round 2 Venue: Wicklow St Patrick’s v Luke O’Tooles ref Anthony Nolan

Wed 27 April
Junior Hurling League, Venue: Wicklow Town, St Patrick’s Wicklow V Eire Og Greystones 19:15, Ref: Eugene Doherty 

Sat 30 April 
County Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Wicklow Town, St Patrick’s Wicklow V Carnew 18:30, Ref: John Keenan 

Sun 01 May 
Campus Oil Division 1 Football League, Venue: Wicklow Town, St Patrick’s Wicklow V Eire Og Greystones 11:00, Ref: Kieran Kenny 
Senior Ladies St Patricks V Bray Emmets in Bray at 11.30am

Wicklow County GAA are very short on referees and CCC can see some games being postponed due to lack of same. If we have any Young Whistlers who can only do U8 & U10, and wish to do U12 or U14 they must do a further Referee course. Wicklow County GAA will organise the relevant courses for those interested. We urgently require referees, if anyone is interested please contact club secretary: Secretary.stpatricks.wicklow@gaa.ie .Closing date is Friday 29th April.

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 5 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!

Welcome to the Club Executive Niall Hanton who is head of Recruitment as per the Club Development Plan and Michael Murphy as Vice Chairperson of St Patricks GAA Club.

Wicklow Town will make its Darkness into Light debut in 2016 and become the third venue in the beautiful Garden County on Saturday May 7th at 4.15am start and finish at the Leitrim Lounge. Members of the organising committee club members Ruth Daveron, Conor O’Brien and Patrick Cullen will be in the Clubhouse Dunbur on Saturday 30th April at 11am with more information and details for registration. Our Senior Ladies have signed up for the Pieta House Fundraiser so remember to set your alarms the night before, arrive early, wrap up warm and soak up the unique atmosphere that is unique to the Pieta House flagship fundraiser! 

St. Patrick’s GAA presents TEXAS HOLD’EM in St. Patrick’s Clubhouse, Dunbur on Saturday 30th April. Registration starts at 8pm. Cost €20.00 Unlimited Buy-Ins until the break
Each Buy-In €10.00. Starts: 8.30pm ALL WELCOME

We have a winner! Congratulations to Gerry Higgins in our 2016 Last Man Standing competition. For the last weekend of the competition they had to predict the winner of each of the football league finals as follows: Division 1: Dublin v Kerry, Division 2: Tyrone v Cavan, Division 3: Kildare v Clare and Division 4: Antrim v Louth. Gerry won our competition after going to the tie breaker based on the score between Dublin and Kerry. He had predicted 3 out of the 4 winners of the league finals as had Kieran Costello.  However, Gerry’s predicted score of 21 points to 14 in favour of Dublin was closer to the actual score of 24 points to 13 than Kieran’s predicted score of 17 points to 14.

Thanks to everyone who entered our competition.

A big thank-you to Aine and Niall Esmonde from Fitzpatrick’s Bar Abbey Street they are our main club sponsors this year.

There was no winner of this week’s Club Lotto Match 4 + Bonus Jackpot of €10,000 or Club Lotto Match 4 Jackpot €3,450. Numbers drawn were 3,4,16 and 23. The bonus number was 5. One person managed to draw 3 numbers winning the prize of €250; Willie Allen

The Club would like to thank those who continue to support the lotto each week, both buying and selling tickets. If you’re interested either text 087 6214903 or email treasurer.stpatricks.wicklow@gaa.ie and we will contact you.

Lotto Sellers urgently required for the Saturday night rota please contact our new head of Fundraising James Phelan at Secretary.stpatricks.wicklow@gaa.ie.

Please send any information for club notes to Pro.stpatricks.wicklow@gaa.ie before 9pm on Sunday evenings. You can contact St Pats at Facebook St Patrick’s GAA Club Wicklow Town or Twitter @StPatsGAAWick.

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