Another desperately sad loss within Wicklow GAA with the news that former President of the GAA Jack Boothman has passed away. The proud Blessington clubman was the 31st President of the GAA between 1994 and 1997. Our sincerest condolences to the Boothman Family and all in Blessington GAA Club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
A big thank you to everyone who came and supported the Feile table quiz last Friday night. We had a full house. Special thanks goes out to Colin O Brien, Peter Loughlin, Lorraine O’Reilly, Saoirse O’Reilly, Aine Cahill, Bar Man Eddie Leonard and our excellent quiz master Eugene Dooley.
It is the qualifier route for Dean, Johnny and Conor and all involved with our County Wicklow Senior Football team after a really gallant effort in the Leinster Senior Football Championship against Laois in O’Moore Park Portlaoise. They can’t be faulted for effort and creativity over the 70 odd minutes.
Congratulations to Jack Fox and Callum Kelly on representing county Wicklow u14 team on Saturday 14th May. They had games against Clare and Longford and were victorious in both games. Hoping to see more St pats squad members wearing the county jersey soon. Our U14 lads welcome Éire Og this Wednesday 18th to Dunbur with throw in at 6.45pm.
On Sunday morning, Our Senior Ladies welcomed Baltinglass to Dunbur in the Division 1 League. Final Score St Pats 0-06 Baltinglass 2-08
The Junior A Men hosted Hollywood in Kilcoole on Sunday Morning in the Division 3 Football League. On a sunny Sunday with a lot of missed opportunities the lads came out on the wrong side of a 2-09 to 0-10 score line.
Team: Ian Murphy, Aidan Dunne, Lorcan Smullen, Barry Fitzgerald, Shane O’Dwyer, Ciaran McGettigan, Hugh Humby, Ruairi Marron, Bosco Guinan, Adam Cox, Joe Quinn, Simon Bouchier, Conor O’Brien, Donie Fitzgerald, Jack Kelly.
Subs: Shaun Vickers, Aidan Small, Gary Duffy
Scorers: Conor O’Brien 0-03, Adam Cox 0-02 (1F), Simon Bouchier 0-02, Ruairi Marron, Gary Duffy and Ciaran McGettigan 0-01 each
Congratulations to our Junior Hurlers who kept up their winning ways with an excellent result away to Kiltegan 4-12 to 2-07.
Team: Bill Bury, George O’Brien, Tom Ryan, Thomas (tucker) Kehoe, Big Christy Moorehouse, Gerry Connors, John O’Neill, Andrew Conway, Terry Healy, George (boo) O’Brien, John (Bonner) O’Brien, John (Dee) O’Brien, John O’Brien(greengrass), David Bury, Christy Moorehouse.
Subs: Stephen Morris, Miley O’Brien, Peter Dickenson
Scorers: Christy Moorehouse 2-02, David Bury 2-01, John Dee O’Brien 0-06, John Bonner O’Brien 0-02, Andrew Conway 0-01.
Our Junior Hurlers will play Fergal Og on Wednesday at 8:10pm in Dunbur.
The St Pats under 16 hurlers had a league match on Monday 9th May, in Kiltegan against Michael Dwyers. This was a very good game of hurling, with a lot of skill and determination from both teams. Our lads put in a great effort and earned a draw of 1-08 each.
The wet Tuesday evening didn’t put our U8 hurlers off as they went through their steps at St Patricks National School, getting ready for Go Games in Eire Og last Friday. This weeks worthy winners of the coveted player of the week were Eoin Traynor u7 and Cathal Cannon u8. Well done boys! Training takes place every Tuesday in St. Pats NS at 6.45pm with new players welcome.
The girls from St Patrick’s GAA under 14’s team are hosting a bake sale and coffee morning in the Dominican College Wicklow on Tuesday 17th May at 11.30am to help raise funds for the girls and boys under 14 teams who have both qualified to go to Cork and Kerry in June to represent Wicklow in the Féile. There will be loads of sweet treats to purchase and also a raffle on the day.
St Patricks GAA Annual Golf Day will be held in Wicklow Golf Club on the 18th June 2016. Scramble 4 Ball competition will tee off shotgun at 8.30am and 1.30pm. To book your team for €100 contact Mary Cahill 0871202755, Tommy Vickers 0879901505, Davy Shannon 0872453887 and Gerry Tiernan 087248349
A new stock of club quality woven ties has arrived and will be available from the club shop on Saturday mornings or through team managers and Club Secretary James Phelan 0872284441 for a reasonable price of €20.
Thank you to Tesco Wicklow for facilitating St Patricks GAA Club with a bag pack this week end. We will be packing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please contact Catherine O’Brien 08576356344 to volunteer. All Support welcome.
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!
A big thank you goes out to our lotto sellers this weekend! The team was Tim Kavanagh, Peter Loughlin, Garret O’Reilly and David Caffrey. If you can spare a few hours to sell lotto tickets if everyone helped out, you would only have to go out once or twice a year this is our bread and butter and we urgently need lotto sellers. We are looking for all parents from both U14 Féile teams to participate over the next 8 weeks. To put your name down you can contact Kathryn Fox 086 314 9233.
There was no winner of this week’s Club Lotto Jackpot of €4,050 Numbers drawn were 16, 20, 23 and 25. The bonus number was 3. Congratulations to Victoria Egan who matched 3 numbers winning the €250 prize.
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