St. Patrick’s GAA club notes week February 13th

St Patrick's GAA club

Well done to the U12 hurlers who travelled to Wexford last Friday night to take part in the Castletown Indoor Hurling tournament. The lads were unlucky to lose 3-1 to the hosts in the opening game but followed this up with an excellent 3-1 win over Craanford before drawing 4-4 with Glynn Barntown in what was the game of the night. Great to see a Wicklow hurling team competing so strongly against its Wexford counterparts. Keep up the good work lads! The panel on the night was Sam Culleton, Rory Hennessy, Bill O’Brien, Matt Gleeson, Billy Joe Connors, Jim Stafford, Tom Phelan, Harry Tobin Kelly, Calum Doyle, Denis O’Brien, Johnno Moorehouse and Fionn Greene.  The team is back down in Castletown in 2 weeks’ time for round 2 of the tournament. 



All those going on Manchester trip are requested to pay the balance on/before 10th March. This should be given to John McGettigan. There are a few places remaining if anyone else is interested. Reminder that we leave Wicklow on Sat 8th April and return Mon 10th


Congratulations to our County Hurlers on their win over Roscommon in Athleague by 2-17 to 7 in a good showing from Seamus Murphy’s men in the National Hurling League. . Well done to our own George O’Brien who came in for special mention in the forwards and our own lads Eoghan O’Mahony, John Connors, Andy O’Brien, George O’Brien, Gerry Connors, Michael Connors, Christy Moorehouse and coach Michael Neary on a winning start.


Congratulations to the County U21 Footballers who had a nice result against Down in St Margaret’s (Dublin) winning on a score line of 1-11 to 1-08. Best of luck to our own Ian Murphy and all involved in the County U21 footballers when they take on Louth in Baltinglass on Wednesday, February 22nd.


Another disappointing result for Wicklow in Waterford where the home team defeated Wicklow by 1-17 to 1-09 in the second round of the NFL Division 4. Commiserations to our County senior lads Dean Healy, Tommy Kelly, John Crowe and Connor Ffrench


We are looking for a volunteers to run the club gear shop at the club Nursery every Saturday in Dunbur. If you can give an hour every second Saturday please contact Club Treasurer Treasurer.stpatricks.wicklow@gaa.ie .

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


Do you want to Coach on our Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2017? If yes complete the Coaches Application Form. Job Description: Coaches must be over 18 years old on the first day of the camp on 3rd July 2017. NOTE: Coaches must be a paid up member of their local GAA club. A Coaching Qualification, code of ethics, Garda Vetting and/or Coaching experience and/or evidence of voluntary coaching/work is mandatory in applying for this position.

Closing Date for return of all Fully completed Coaches Application forms is Friday 7th April 2017. All selected coaches will be paid a weekly wage and put through the revenue system in accordance with Croke Park regulations. You may include any further information in support of your application if necessary.
Note: Late applications will not be accepted or considered and canvassing will disqualify. Selected candidates will be contacted directly on or before Friday 14th April and given dates for mandatory two day training prior to commencement of Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2017. If Coaches are not Garda Vetted please apply ASAP through your clubs Children Officer.



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.

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  or Club Registrar Eddie Leonard


Dublin LGFA senior Inter County management team are hosting a coaching workshop in DCU St Clare’s on Sunday March 5th.

The aim of the workshop is to help club coaches introduce the key skills of the game in an innovative stimulating fun way. The coaching workshop will run from 11:30am to 15:30pm in St Clare’s DCU – with registrations taking place from 11:00am. Workshop fee is just €50 which includes lunch. The Dublin Ladies Senior football team will be demonstrating the skills on the day.


Underage Team Contact details for 2017              


Nursery Willie Carey 083 8570491

U7       Bosco Guinan 087 7965284

U9       Christian Czwalina      087 4184677

U11     Steven Farrell 086 8147999

U13     Paul O’Brien    087 9088779

U14 (Feile) Paul O’Brien 087 9088779

U15     Paul Fox 087 9447982

U17     John Smith 086 8130477


Nursery Willie Carey 083 8570491

U7       Gary O’Leary 086 021 9447

U9       John Joe McCoy 087 2388139

U11     Alan Lawlor 086 2784498

U13     Brian Gleeson 086 8281124

U17     John O’Brien 086 4058605                


Online Foundation Hurling course that is being run in the County over the next few weeks. If you would like to do this course please follow the instructions below and complete the online material. On completing the online material Wicklow Coaching & Games will email coaches the date and time of the practical session in their region.

You will first need to register on the E-Learning GAA website http://learning.gaa.ie .

Upon registering on the website, please complete the following steps

– Click on the E-Learning tab on main page.

– Click on the coach option on next page.

– Click Leinster and then Wicklow on the map of Ireland.

– Click the E-Learning tab, open the course Wicklow E-Learning  All County Foundation Hurling Course 2017 029  and register

Coaches must complete all sections of the theory online as well as attend a practical session to receive certification.

Please note there is a monitoring system online that will let us know if coaches have engaged with the material online and the course cannot be completed on a tablet device.         


Award 1 Youth/ Adult Football Course will take place in St Patricks GAA Clubhouse on the following Dates & Times:

Tuesday 14th February 7.30pm 10.00pm

Saturday 18th February 10.00am 2.30pm

Tuesday 21st February 7.30pm 10.00pm

Saturday 25th February 10.00am 2.30pm

Tuesday 28th February 7.30pm 10.00pm

Course Fee: €80 per person to be paid on the first night of the course. Contact: Paul Garrigan to book your place on this course at paul.garrigan.gda.wicklow@gaa.ie or Mobile: 083 436 6801


CONGRATULATIONS Declan Finnegan Winner in our first Membership Draw this evening.


Dates for your Diary:

Friday February 17th: Registration Night For All Members at 8pm in the Clubhouse
Do you want to win a free membership. A draw will be held after the next registration night for a refund of Adult or Juvenile membership fee paid.


Senior/Junior Ladies Players Meeting on Saturday 18th February at 6pm in the Clubhouse. All welcome regards Robert, Lee , Rebecca, Liz Malone and David Fitzgerald.


U17 Players and Parents meeting in the Clubhouse on Wed 22nd February at 8pm. All players born in 2000, 2001 and 2002 welcome.


Every Sunday Evening 6pm – 7:15pm St Pats U14 Boys football (anyone born in 2003 or 2004) for some fun games to get the season started in the clubhouse Dunbur. It will be in the hall so wear runners. All U14s welcome


Every Thursday for six weeks from 9th February from 7-8pm. St. Pat’s and the Camogie Association are running the very successful “Come Hurl with Me” programme for parent and daughters 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! For further details and if you would like to get involved please contact; Margaret Leonard on 087 7827881 or Jason Carey on 086 8974898


Starting on Tuesday 7th February U7 indoor hurling from 6-45pm to 7-45pm in the hall. All U7’s welcome contact Tomás on 086 1933796


‘Gaelic4Teens’ Programme Day 1 on 25th February


Each Friday U11 hurling continues in Rathnew Soccer Club Indoor Arena from 7pm.Contact Alan on 086 2784498. Helmets and hurls will be provided for beginners!


Friday 10th February U9 hurling commences in Rathnew Soccer Club Indoor Arena from 6-7pm, contact John Joe on 087 2388139 Helmets and hurls will be provided for beginners!

Cul Camp dates 2017 in St Patrick’s GAA Club Wicklow Town this year are

Hurling Cul Camp 3rd July to 7th July 2017

Football Cul Camp 17th July to 21st July 2017


Code of Behaviour courses in Ballinakill Centre of Excellence on Monday 13th February and Monday 20th February at 7.30pm

Please note attendance at these code of Behaviour courses must be pre booked and bookings are taken on a first come basis.


The County Final of the Scór Sinsear (Senior/O.17) Performance and Quiz competition will take place in St Patrick’s GAA clubhouse on Friday 3rd March. The Performance (Ceili Dancing, Set Dancing, Instrumental Groups, Ballad Groups, Recitation, Sketch/Dramatic Group Act and Solo Singing) Final will commence at 8pm with the Quiz Final beginning at 9pm.


St. Patricks GAA Club have launched the 2017 version of our Last Man Standing fundraising competition for our club. Hard luck to those of you who fell this week. There were 21 of you in total.  There are 75 people remaining.

For those of you remaining there are no fixtures next weekend Please select your team from the next fixtures round and send it back via text to 087 6214903 or email to stpatslms@gmail.com on or before next Friday 24th February please.  Remember if you chose a Division 1 team in Week 2 you have to choose a Division 2 team in Week 3 and vice versa.


We had no jackpot winners in our Club Lotto this week! Numbers drawn were 13, 17, 23 and 28. The bonus number was 18.

We had two Match three winners A,B,C Shannon c/o D Shannon and Mick Humby.
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 13th February in the Clubhouse. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize €1,900 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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