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

Congratulations to all involved with Wicklow County Hurling in their well-deserved victory over Down on a score line of 1-19 to 11 points in Arklow in Div 2B. On to a league final now. Brian Corcoran eat your heart out, Andy O’Brien came in for special mention with a point from his knees. Well done to our own Eoghan O’Mahony, Gerry Connors, Andy O’Brien and George O’Brien and Michael Neary.
Next up is away to Meath on Mar 26.

A great weekend for the underage Ladies was finished off by the Under 16’s who had a comfortable victory over a gallant Carlow side on a score of 6-12 to 2-03 in Tinahely on Sunday. Well done to the entire squad and mentors and especially our 9 Pat’s players who are involved Sinead McGettingan, Sarah Evans, Ciara Fagan, Amy Kavanagh, Kellie Phelan, Jess Lyons, Lucy Dunne, Niamh Caffrey and Captain Zoe Armstrong. A special mention for Patrice and Georgina who assisted management on the day.

Well done to the County U14 girls Ellen Griffin and Georgia Brennan-Kelly from Pat’s who beat Kilkenny 6-15 to 4-11 on Saturday.

County Ladies –Next game on 19 Mar in Roundwood at 2pm to Louth. Good luck to our club ladies.

Well Done to our own Niamh McGettigan who has reached the college finals with DIT after a win over University College Dublin on a scoreline of 1-9 to 3-16 in the Lynch Cup semi-finals.

Congratulations to Father and Daughter Stephen (Referee) and Orfhlaith (Umpire) McNulty who officiated at the 2017 Ladies Highter Education Committee O’Connor Cup last weekend at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology.

County Senior Footballers –Next up away to Westmeath on Sun 19 March at 2pm. Good luck to our own Conor Ffrench, John Crowe, Dean Healy and Tommy Kelly.

Well done to the U12 hurlers who got to the B Final of the Castletown Indoor tournament this evening. Unfortunately they lost out in the final to a strong Gorey team but put in some fantastic performances over the course of the tournament. Keep up the good work lads!
Thanks and well done to Castletown Liam Mellows GAA Club who organised a brilliant tournament. A special mention foe the refereee on the night Pat Cody – the next Dicky Murphy!

Congratulations to Christina Ashley who won the U14 player of the month for positive attitude at training.

St Patrick’s Day Parade: Meet at Wicklow County Council offices at 2-45pm. Wear club colours. Meeting point is the ball alley afterwards for parents to collect kids. See you all at the Parade!

Well Done to Club Officers Alan Lawlor and Tom Finnegan who attended the GAA Healthy Club Leinster Roadshow in Croke Park on Saturday

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 .

Any Individuals interested in been involved with our club teams for 2017 should contact the Club Secretary at:

The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl website is now LIVE for Bookings. Contact County Coordinator Garrett Doyle 083-4357460 or
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 The programme is only available to adult members (over 18’s).

If you have any further queries, contact the GRMA team.  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)

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 ( 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 commence training on Monday 13th March 7.30pm. All welcome.

U17 Hurling for all players born in 2000, 2001 and 2002 will commence training on Tuesday 7th March. 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

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!

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. We lost 16 people in Week 4 with Cork, Derry and Galway losing.  This leaves 28 people standing. For those of you remaining in the competition please choose your next selection from the fixtures on March 18/19. 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 5 (and vice versa). Please get your selection in on or before Friday 17th March.  

We had no jackpot winners in our Club Lotto this week! Numbers drawn were 1, 25, 26, and 29. The bonus number was 3.
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 13th March in the Clubhouse. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize €2,300 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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