St Patrick’s club notes January 23rd

St Patrick's GAA club

Congratulations to Eoghan O’Mahony in receiving Junior Hurler of the year award at the Garden County Awards night in the Arklow Bay Hotel.

Congratulations to Larry Byrne on behalf of Wicklow Rugby Club and Tony Michaels on behalf of Wicklow Golf Club who were the recipients of the Special Sports Star Award for their provincial success last year.


Congratulations to the County hurlers who had another fine win over Institute of Technology Tallaght in the Kehoe Cup in Greystones on a scoreline of 5-31 to 2-07. Well done to our own lads John Connors, Andy O’Brien, George O’Brien, Gerry Connors, Michael Connors, Christy Moorehouse and coach Michael Neary. Next up will be Trinity.


A gallant effort by Wicklow PPS  in the Leinster ‘A’ Semi Final who lost to St Peters in Enniscorthy during the week. A late goal for Wicklow wasn’t enough as Peters ran out 13 to 1-8 winners. Well done to our own Hugh Humby, Andy Earls and Jack Dunne who were on the panel.


St Pats U14 Boys football (anyone born in 2003 or 2004). All U14s welcome every Sunday evening 6.00 to 7.15 for some fun games to get the season started in the clubhouse Dunbur. It will be in the hall so wear runners.


Camogie is back !

St. Pat’s and the Camogie Association are running the very successful “Come Hurl with Me” programme for parent and daughters commencing on Thursday 9th February for 6 weeks in the hall, Dunbur. This is for girls born in 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010. Helmets and hurls will be available on the night for those who are trying camogie for the first time! An information and registration night will take place in the Clubhouse on Thursday 2nd February from 7-8pm. For further details and if you would like to get involved please contact;

Margaret Leonard on 087 7827881 Or Jason Carey on 086 8974898


Congratulations to all involved in securing St Patricks as one of the 10 successful clubs for the pilot of our first ‘Gaelic4Teens’ Programme. The clubs selected are St Brigid’s (Roscommon), Eire Og (Clare), Valley Rovers (Cork), Mungret St Pauls (Limerick), Doire Colmcille (Derry), Crosserlough (Cavan), Naomh Muire Iochtar na Rossan (Donegal), Lucan Sarsfields (Dublin), Clonguish (Longford) and St. Patrick’s (Wicklow). We look forward to Day 1 on 25th February!


Our executive committee has ratified two of our Senior Team managements for 2017.

Congratulations and best of luck to this year’s hurling manager Micheal Neary and his management team of John O’Brien, Paul O’Brien, Willie Fahey and Gerry Kinsella.


Congratulations and best of luck to this year’s senior football manager Casey O’Brien and his management team of Gary Duffy, Ronan Connolly, Damien O’Brien and Alan O’Brien.


Congratulations to Michael Murphy Club Secretary, James Phelan Club Treasurer and Gary Duffy Football Officer. We wish you well in your administrative roles for the year ahead.


Any Individuals interested in been involved with our club teams for 2017 should contact the Club Secretary at: Secretary.stpatricks.wicklow@gaa.ie.


St. Patricks GAA Club have launched the 2017 version of our Last Man Standing fundraising competition for our club. Closing date for receipt of entry (including €10 entry fee) is Friday February 3rd. Anyone who wishes to enter, please text Alan O’Brien +353 (87) 621 4903 or email: stpatslms@gmail.com


St Patricks Ladies Committee Letter to parents:

St Patricks Ladies Football has been very successful over the past ten years winning at all levels. We think you will agree that all of our daughters have had wonderful football opportunities and experiences, celebrating on match days, playing as part of a team and meeting new friends.

However, this success will only continue to grow and develop with more involvement from you as a parent.

For 2017, we urgently need parents to get involved with teams at all ages.

Your involvement can range from collecting referee monies, putting out/collecting cones, looking after water bottles/medical kits, washing jerseys, taking drills, coaching/mentoring players. Training will be provided by GAA/LGFA resources

We are now appealing for your help. All contributions no matter how small are needed. Would you be prepared to give an hour or two each week to the club?

The Juvenile presentation is taking place in the club on Saturday 28th January 2017. We will be available from 2pm to 3pm to answer any questions and provide further information.

We all got involved because our daughters were playing, we now ask you to do the same.

We look forward to meeting with you to discuss any questions you have.


From January 1st 2017, mouth guards will be mandatory for all adult ladies footballers. OPRO have come on-board with the WGPA to supply mouth guards to all its members who play Ladies Football.


GRMA (go raibh maith agat) is the new GAA Membership Card programme providing benefits and rewards to GAA members. It is a ‘thank you’ or ‘go raibh maith agat’ for your involvement in your GAA club, engagement in GAA activities and attendance at games.

Registration for the programme is now open with benefits available from January 2017. When you sign up, you will receive your Membership Card early next year enabling you to avail of partner discounts, special offers and earn points for going to games. Points can be redeemed by individual members or pooled for redemption by GAA clubs.

You will need a GAA membership number to join GRMA and receive a Membership Card. Please request your membership number at your club when you renew your subscription for 2017. New club members will receive their GAA membership number when their registration is completed.

Membership Cards will only be distributed to members who have signed up to GRMA online www.grma.gaa.ie. The programme is only available to adult members (over 18’s).

If you have any further queries contact the GRMA team. http://gaa.ie/grma


On the 9th of January, the Club Players Association (CPA) was officially launched in Ballyboden St. Endas, the home of the club football champions.  The CPA is being established to become the club person’s voice in the GAA with its core objective of establishing  a regular playing season for clubs and curbing the pervasive influence of the county scene on the fixtures calendar of club players the length and breadth of Ireland.


The CPA has been established by Declan Brennan with an executive committee including people like Liam Griffin, Aaron Kernan and Kevin Nolan. Paddy Byrne of Ballymanus GFC  has been nominated as the ‘Wicklow Club Representative’, the role involves getting as many club people registered while also keeping clubs updated on progression of the CPA’s objectives. Paddy is trying to establish a committee within the county made up of a ‘CPA Champion’ from each club, Could you be our ‘Club Champion’? contact Paddy at patrick.byrne26@gmail.com
Registration is free, takes less than 15 seconds and is open to players of all grades, administrators and supporters – basically all people involved in our club. The link is as follows: http://gaaclubplayers.com/register/


Dates for your Diary:

The Ladies Juvenile presentation is taking place in the club on Saturday 28th January 2017.


St Pats U14 Boys football (anyone born in 2003 or 2004) every Sunday evening 6.00 to 7.15 in the Hall. All U14s welcome


Camogie Association “Come Hurl with Me” information and registration night will take place in the Clubhouse on Thursday 2nd February from 7-8pm.


‘Gaelic4Teens’ Programme Day 1 on 25th February


We had no jackpot winners in our Club Lotto this week! Numbers drawn were 5, 10, 27 and 28. The bonus number was 21. 

We had no Match three winners.
Thanks to the weekly Club Lotto Sellers who give up their time to help raise funds for the Club. It’s greatly appreciated. The next draw is on Monday 23rd January in the Clubhouse. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize €1,600 or Match 5 €10,000 jackpot!


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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