St. Patrick’s club notes March 19th

St Patrick's club notes

Congratulations to our Senior Hurlers on their victory in the Leinster Adult Hurling League – Division 4 – Rd 2 on the final score of Fingallians (D) 0-16 St Patrick’s (WW) 2-19. Andy O’Brien top scorer with 2-05 

Team: Eoghan O’Mahoney, Andrew Conway, Gerry Connors, Thomas Kehoe, Eddie Kelly, Michael Connors, Shane Doyle, John Connors (0-02), Rikki Quinn (0-01), Christy Moorehouse, James Bonner O’Brien (0-01), George Bee O’Brien (0-02), Jimser O’Brien (0-05), Andy O’Brien (2-05), George O’Connor (0-1) 

Subs: Christy Moorehouse for Gerry Connors, Miley O’Brien (0-01) for George O’ConnorDale Quinn for Thomas Kehoe, George Boo O’Brien for Eddie Kelly, John Greengrass O’Brien (0-01) for James Bonner O’Brien 


Best of luck to all involved with Wicklow County Hurling in their away game against Meath in St. Loman’s Park Trim on Sunday March 26th at 3pm especially our own Eoghan O’Mahony, Gerry Connors, Andy O’Brien and George O’Brien and Michael Neary 


Congratulations and well done to our County ladies team who proved victorious over a hard working Louth side to extend their unbeaten run in Division 4 of the Lidl NFL. Leading well at half time 3-10 to 0-2 at the half – the final score of 3-19 to 1-7 reflecting Wicklow’s overall dominance. Scorers for Wicklow. Claire Walsh 1-8. Amy Murphy 2-2, Aoife Gorman 0-3, Laura Hogan 0-2, Molly Cullen, Hannah Dowling, Katie Miley, Clodagh Fox 0-1. 
Well done to our own Niamh McGettiganClodagh Fox and Mick Kavanagh 


Commiserations to all involved with the County Football team on another disappointing result with the final score 19 to 14 for Westmeath. Next up near neighbours Carlow in Aughrim on Sunday 26th March at 3pm 

Good luck to our own Conor Ffrench, John Crowe, Dean Healy and Tommy Kelly.  


Our U14 girls travelled up to Meadow Vale Clonkeen RoadSouth County Dublin last Sunday for a friendly game with local team Cuala from Dalkey. It was a very worthwhile work out for the girls and getting an eight-point victory also added to the exercise. The team played very well and all the panel got some valuable game time. We were aided by a very strong breeze in the first half and played some excellent football, which saw us register a half time score of 4-03 to 0-00. This was thanks to some fine sharp shooting from Aoife Caffrey 1-1, Holly Mc Sorley 2-0 Georgia Kelly 1-0 with single points from Molly Sweeney and Ellen Griffin. However, we needed some strong defending in the second half after Cuala cut our lead to 4-03 to 2-1. However, a goal by Layla Hitchen 10 mins from time just eased the pressure somewhat. 

Final Score: Cuala Dalkey 3-01 St. Patrick’s 5-03 
Our starting 15 was: 1. Emer Kennedy, 2. Heather McInerney, 3. Ellen Griffin 4. Eva Rose Lawless, 5. Claire Sammon, 6. Julie Phelan, 7. Lauren Gregory 8. Georgia Kelly, 9. Leah Byrne 10. Leanne O Neill, 11. Aisling Walsh, 12. Holly McSorley 13. Aoife Caffrey, 14. Katie Shea 15. Molly Sweeney. 

The other panel members used were: Lucy Rampersaud, Holly Corrigan, Ava Vickers, Christina Ashley, Layla Hitchen, Hope Downey, Ari BuzigouEabha Mooney, Ava Rawson 

Training for Under 14’s: This evening (Wednesday) 22nd at 6:30pm Dunbur Park and next Saturday morning 25th. in Dunbur at 9:15am. 
Many thanks to Declan and Jenny from Cuala for organising the game for us after the club’s hectic weekend winning the men’s AIB All Ireland Senior Hurling Club Championship last Friday. Congratulations to them on a marvellous achievement. 


Thank you to all who took part in the Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade having met at Wicklow County Council offices at 2-45pm wearing club colours despite the poor weatherThe support from Vartry Garage and Mick Humby in chauffeuring our own Grand Marshall Louis Carroll is much appreciated. We gathered in the ball alley afterwards and all participants received a goodie bag. 


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 


The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl website is now LIVE for Bookings. Contact County Coordinator Garrett Doyle 083-4357460 or https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/  

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  

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  


Want to get pupils more involved in Ladies Football? Take part in the LGFA TY Programme! 
The LGFA is committed to developing a TY/AS programme that will prepare students for “eventual roles as players, coaches, and administrators in the future”. The association is committed to “building leadership, team work and networking skills” into the TY/AS programme.  

As a result the TY/AS programme was revamped and re-launched for the 2013/14 academic year with an aim of making the programme more attractive to schools looking to identify modules that are reflective of the many aims outlined in the TY/AS Curriculum. The LGFA TY/AS programmes’ key focus is to ensure students gain lifelong skills that are transferable to many aspects of academic and social situations both inside and outside the school. 

Aims of the LGFA TY/AS programme: 

Upon completion of the LGFA TY/AS Programme students will have: 

• Developed personal skills particularly in the areas of coaching and refereeing of Ladies football. 

• Created links with key partners in the community during the event planning module, therefore preparing them for their role as responsible members of society. 
Leinster – Linda Monaghan, PH: (057) 867 1255 (w), (087) 768 1288 (m) gdo.leinster@lgfa.ie 


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 Thursdays 6.30pm to 8pm  

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                   


The Ladies Section are partaking in a LGFA Pilot focussing on Teenage Players.  

The Gaelic4Teens Programme will be run for 6 weeks starting on Tuesday 7th March.  

We will train from 7pm to 8pm for the next 6 Tuesdays for Girls from U15 to U17 in East Glendalough School.  

Our Coaches are attending Courses run by Croke Park which are focussing on Teenage Girls Nutrition, Lifestyles and Training/Playing.  

The Final Day of the Programme will be a visit to Croke Park for all participants for workshops, activities and playing time on Tuesday 18 April.  

Can you please arrive for 6.45pm for this session, please?  

Please note that this will replace Tuesdays U16 training for the next 6 weeks.  



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   


U17 Football for all players born in 2000, 2001 and 2002 will continue training on Monday at 7.30pm. All welcome.  


U17 Hurling for all players born in 2000, 2001 and 2002 will continue training on Tuesday at 4pm. Bring Runners. 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  


This Thursday will be presentation night with Camogie representatives visiting following on the sucess of the “Come Hurl with Me” programme for parent and daughters. All who have participated welcome.  
Every Thursday we will continue with outdoor camogie: session 1: 6pm to 6-40pm and session 2: 6-45pm to 7-30pm. Venue will be confirmed on Thursday night. 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!  


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 with Cork, Dublin, Mayo, Meath and Tyrone all failing to winAfter this weekend’s results, we only have 18 people left standing who had selected Monaghan. Remember you cannot pick a team you have already chosen.  All remaining competitors have to choose from Division 2: 

Derry v CorkMeath v FermanaghDown v Galway or Kildare v Clare 

Please submit your team selection on or before Friday 24th March 


Congratulations Brian O’Connor on your Match 5 and 4 Lotto Jackpot win. Don’t forget to buy your ticket this week. If you are not in you cannot win! 

Numbers drawn were 27, 28, 29 and 30. The bonus number was 26 

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 20th March in the Clubhouse. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize €1,500 or Match 5 €10,000 jackpot!  


Congratulations to former club player Niall ‘Basil’ Kennedy who blasted his way to the first title of his pro boxing career. The Wexford heavyweight won the vacant Massachusetts State title via stoppage at the House of Blues in Boston on the Murphys Boxing St Patrick’s Clash 2 card.  The impressive win sees Basil Kennedy move to 8(5)-0. 


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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