St. Patrick’s club notes July 3rd


Our Senior Hurlers were out on Saturday evening in Aughrim in the Senior Hurling Championship where they faced Avondale. The Pats lads went in at half time ahead by a goal, 2-06 to 1-06. In the second half Andy O’Brien picked up his third goal of the game with the lads leading 3-10 to Avondale’s 1-06, then shortly followed by a goal from John O’Brien. The game finished 4-11 to 2-12 in favour of the Pats lads, picking up a well-deserved win!


Our Senior Men were in action against Blessington on Sunday morning in Dunbur in the Division 1 Football League. At half time the Pats lads were leading 1-07 to 5 points, and went on to win 2-10 to 0-09. Tommy Kelly picked up 2-03 helping the lads grab that all important win. Team: Ian Murphy, Ciaran Doyle, Padraig Higgins, Emmet Cullen, Wayne Doyle, Padge McWalter (0-02), Niall Donnelly, Shane Doyle, Johnny Delahunt, Brian Doyle (0-01), Conor Ffrench (0-01), John Crowe, Stephen Duffy (0-02), Tommy Kelly (2-03), Donie Fitzgerald (0-01). SUBS: Dean Healy, Ciaran McGettigan, Conor O’Brien, Eamonn Wolfe

The U14 Boys also picked up a great win on Wednesday evening beating An Tochar 5-13 to 1-03, carrying on from their Féile win last weekend!
Well done to Jack Fox and Callum Kelly on representing Wicklow County U14s in a challenge match away to Laois at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise last Saturday 2nd July.

Congratulations to the Wicklow Minor Ladies who beat Carlow on Sunday to win the Leinster C Championship. Eight of our Senior Ladies are part of the panel; Niamh O’Brien, Rioghna McGettigan, Medb O’Keane, Laoise Marron, Clodagh Fox, Natasha Fitzgerald, Saoirse O’Reilly and Eleanor Dunne with Damien O’Brien who is part of the management team.

Our U16 Girls had a strong win on Tuesday night where they faced Bray at home in Dunbur. The girls won 8-08 to 2-04.

Our Senior Ladies have their first match of the Championship this Tuesday 5th July in Pearse Park against Arklow. Throw in is at 8pm, all support welcome.
Many thanks to Rathnew GAA club and their chairman Bobby Dignam who kindly allowed our Senior Girls football squad train on their splendid new pitch at Saunders Lane last Friday evening as our own ground was in full use for “Go Games”.

Our U12 hurlers travelled to Greystones last Monday evening to take on Eire Og in the league. St. Pats were hoping to gain revenge for a 1 point defeat earlier in the season and like the first game, this turned out to be another thrilling affair. After a slow start Pats rallied impressively to turn over at half time with a 2 point lead, but faced into a strong wind for the second half. However, some heroic defending coupled with outstanding score taking ensured a well-deserved victory on a scoreline of 4-3 to 3-4. The team on the night was Aarron Kavanagh, Sam Culleton, Jim Stafford, Rory Hennessy, Billy Joe Connors, John O Brien, Tom Davis, Joe Davis, Fionn Greene, Denis O Brien, Bill O Brien, Tom Phelan, Johnno Mooorehouse, Chris Bouchier, Fionn Laffan, John O Brien, Matt Gleeson. Best of luck to the team next Saturday when they travel to the new GAA National Games Development Centre in Abbotstown to take part in an U12 Leinster Blitz. The lads will play Fenians (Kilkenny), Ballinamere (Offaly) and Monageer (Wexford).


Training for our U8 Hurlers takes place every Tuesday evening at 6.45pm in St. Pats National School.
Well done to the Hurlers of the Week for this week, U7 Harry Mooney and U8 Daragh Bouchier. Two more rising stars!
The boys were finalising their preparations for Friday’s Go Games in Dunbur where our U8s and U10s hosted Kilcoole. 


Our local Lidl supermarket are still supporting the Ladies Clubs within Wicklow. Be sure to choose no.8 when shopping as we’re in for a chance to win €1,000!

Don’t forget to sign up for the Kellogg’s Cúl Camps! This year’s Hurling Camp will take place in Dunbur on 11th-15th July and the Football Camp on 25th-29th July. You can register at

Our own Summer GAA Camp will take place from 9th-11th August in Dunbur. The Camp is for boys and girls aged 3-10, and held from 9.30am-1.30pm. Bookings can be taken from June 6th, contact Gary Duffy (0863529445). We hope to see you there!  


2016 SPORTS EVENT PREDICTION COMPETITION After Kerry won the Munster Football Final and Kilkenny won the Leinster Hurling Final, We have Mark O’Brien, David Byrne and Aisling Healy leading the table with five events to be decided next weekend.


There was no winner of this week’s Club Lotto Draw of €3,450. Numbers drawn were 2, 9, 13,and 24. The bonus number was 25. We had no match 3’s to share the €250 prize. Thanks to the weekly Club Lotto Sellers who give up their time to help raise funds for the Club. It’s greatly appreciated. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize of €3,600 or Match 5 €10,000 jackpot! 
Please send any information for club notes to 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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