St. Patricks GAA club notes week February 27th

St Patrick's GAA club

Congratulations to our Club hurlers who took part in the Leinster Adult Hurling League.

The first game of the afternoon, the Division Three Group Two, Round 1 saw the lads start well going in at half time leading 4-07 to 1-07. The lads dug deep in the second half having been reduced to 14 before half time to run out winners St Patrick’s GAA Club Wicklow 4-15 Kevins Hurling & Camogie Club 3-12.

Team: Eoghan O’Mahony, Andy O’Brien, John Connors, Shane Doyle, Thomas Keogh, Michael Connors, Christy Moorehouse, Ricky Quinn, Terry Healy, Niall Hanton, Stephen Morris, George O’Brien Bee, Jim O’Brien, Andy O’Brien and James O’Brien.


In Division Four Group Two, Round 1 the lads put in a good performance to begin the league with a comprehensive win on a full time score line of St Patrick’s GAA Club Wicklow 2-22 Mattock Rangers (Louth) 1-12.

Team: Conor Fahy, George O’Brien Boo, Andrew Conway, Christy Moorehouse, Eddie Kelly, Dale Quinn, Gerry Connors, John O’Neill, Neil O’Callaghan, John Dee O’Brien, Denis Ta O’Brien, Miley Connors, Paul Murphy, Robin Mooney, Jack Montgomery, Micko O’Brien, Aaron Dickinson, Gerry Kinsella, Michael O’Brien (Notty)


Thank you to Kilcoole GAA Club for facilitating both games.


Congratulations to our Senior County footballers on their 0-17 to 2-4 defeat of London in Joule Park, Aughrim. Well done to Johnny Crowe who got in on the scoring and an impressive performance from Conor Ffrench and Dean Healy with Tommy Kelly.


On Sunday, our County senior ladies travelled to Rossa Park, Magherafelt in Derry to take on the home side in the Lidl NFL – Part 4.  Congratulations to all involved in an excellent result up North with the final scoreline of 5-08 to 2-02 having led at halftime 4-02 to 2-01 especially our own Niamh McGettigan and selector Michael Kavanagh.
Congratulations to Richard Chico Murphy who is our Senior Men’s Football Captain for 2017. Best of luck to Chico and all the team for the season ahead.


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, March 1st in the Leinster council refixture with a 7-30 start time.


Wishing Ruairi Marron a speedy recovery from his recent knee operation.


Congratulations to John Horan (Na Fianna) the new GAA president-elect.



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


Thank you to volunteer Marie O’Brien who has stepped up to assist with the Club Gear Shop. We are looking for more 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.



Congratulations to Jack Colaluca, JJ Power and Rossa Marron who all completed the go games referee course in the club recently. Looking forward to the lads officiating at the clubs Go Games (U7-U9) during the season for 2017.


Well done to Stephen McNulty, Clara Jenkinson and Patrice Evans who took part in the Gaelic 4 teens programme today in Marino Institute of Education. St Pat’s are one of ten clubs picked out to pilot this scheme in all of Ireland


Well done Brian Gleeson, Fionn Stakelum, Jason Carey and Blackie Delaney who completed the Award 1 Youth Hurling course in Ballinakill recently.


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.


Ladies contact details for 2017 and training times

Please note that starting dates will be confirmed by Managers to players/parents.

Nursery: Joanne Kavanagh 0851682619 with Gary Duffy, Sophia Kavanagh

            Saturdays 11am to 12pm

U8:      Mark Donoghue 0868527767 with Maria Lawlor, Margaret Leonard

            Saturdays 11am to 12pm

U10:    Rob Greene 0861676270 with Stephen McNulty, Damian O’Brien, Suzanne Lawlor and Tara Treanor

            Saturdays 11am to 12pm

U12:    Liam Keogh 0862120100 with Sean O’Brien, Trina Keogh, Clara Jenkinson and Anne O’Keane

            Saturdays 10am to 11.30am and Tuesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm

U14:    Eddie Leonard 0868349272 with Tara Gorman, Garett O’Reilly and Gerry Walsh

            Saturdays 9.15am to 11am and Tuesdays 6pm to 7.30pm

U16:    Brian McSorley 0862996799 with Brendan Kavanagh, Martin Byrne, Patrice Evans and Georgina Cruise

            Saturdays 9.30am to 11am and Tuesday and Thursday night in East Glendalough School at 7pm


Adult Ladies:  Robert Hollingsworth 087 617 4046 with Lee Watters, Dave Fitzgerald, Rebecca Hollingsworth and Liz Malone

Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9pm, Fridays 7.30pm to 9pm and Sundays 9am to 10.30am


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                



You can pay your membership subscription directly into the club bank account by electronic transfer if you wish. Simply enter the club bank account details and attach a message with your name and membership type e.g. Smith Family, or your membership number if you know it. Please notify Club Treasurer James Phelan (treasurer.stpatricks.wicklow@gaa.ie) or Club Registrar Eddie Leonard when you have done this so that your membership payment can be recorded as paid”

Bank of Ireland

Main St., Wicklow

IBAN: IE22 BOFI 9067 3461 6931 54



Dates for your Diary:

Fixtures in Dunbur for April:

08/04: 2-00pm County Wicklow v County Louth – U14 Ladies Football

09/04: 11-30am St. Patrick’s v Coolboy Div.3 Junior A Football

11/04: 7-00pm St. Patrick’s v AGB U16 Ladies Football

15/04: 5-00pm St. Patrick’s v Blessington Senior Football League Div 1

25/04: 7-15pm St. Patricks v Blessington U16 Ladies Football

27/04: 7-15pm St. Patricks v A.G.B. U14 Ladies Football


Workshop on The Mark Gaelic Football will be presented to Club Coaches from U11 to U17 and adult on Monday 6th March 8pm – 8.45pm Center of Excellence Ballinakill by Intercounty Referee Anthony Nolan


U17 Football for all players born in 2000, 2001 and 2002 will commence training on Monday 13th March. All welcome.


Please note that there has also been a change to the nights assigned to specific underage teams.

U13 and U17 matches will now be played on Monday nights

U11 and U15 matches will now be played on Wednesday nights.


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


Our u16 ladies train every Tuesday and Thursday night in East Glendalough School at 7pm all new players very welcome come give it a go


Every Thursday for six weeks from 9th February: session 1: 6pm to 6-40pm and session 2: 6-45pm to 7-30pm. 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


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


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!


Every Friday U9 hurling continues 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


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 2017 version of our Last Man Standing fundraising competition for our club. Hard luck to those of you who fell this week. The big faller this week was Kerry who were defeated at home by Monaghan.  We lost 27 people as a result, other losing selections were Dublin, who drew with Donegal, and Meath, who lost to Derry. In total we lost 31 people this week.

Tyrone’s match with Cavan was postponed.  As per rules of the competition anyone who chose Tyrone is through to Week 4 but cannot choose Tyrone again.

We have 44 people left in the competition going into Week 4. Please get your selection in on or before Friday 3 March.  Remember you cannot pick a team you have already chosen and if you picked a Division 1 team in Week 3 you must pick a Division 2 team in Week 4 (and vice versa).


We had no jackpot winners in our Club Lotto this week! Numbers drawn were 5, 17, 27, and 28. The bonus number was 13.

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 28th February in the Clubhouse. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize €2,100 or Match 5 €10,000 jackpot!


Memories: On the County Minor Football Team in 1947 were the following St. Pat’s players Joe Carroll, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Seamus Dunne, Tommy McGauley and Jack Toole.


Our sincere condolences to the family of George Byrne of Wicklow Town who passed away on the 22nd February 2017 peacefully after a short illness at St Vincent’s University Hospital. Loving husband of Rita and much loved father of Liz, Tom, Mags and Colin. Sadly missed by his loving family, grandchildren Emma and her husband Luke, James, Dylan, Cormac, Cian and Lorcan and great granddaughter Kiya, daughters in law Maureen and Liz, extended family and friends. Also at this sad time we remember George’s late son in law, Joey Doyle.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam


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