St. Patrick’s club notes week April 17th

St Patrick's GAA club

Congratulations to all involved with the Senior Footballers with a home win against Blessington on Saturday evening. FT Score: 3-15 to 1-09 St Patrick’s having lead at half time 1-09 to 0-04.

Team: Ian Murphy, Wayne Doyle, Shane Murley, Ciaran Doyle, Padge McWalter, Dean  Healy, John Crowe, Padraig Higgins, Eamonn Wolfe Simon Bouchier, Conor Ffrench, Ritchie Murphy, Jordan Pettigrew, Tommy Kelly, Paul O’Brien

SUBS: Conor O’Brien, Hugh Humby, Lorcan Smullen, Chris Kavanagh


Commiserations to our Junior A team who welcomed a well drilled Knockananna to Dunbur on Thursday evening in Division 3 football League:
FT St Pats  1-5(8)  Knockananna 2-12(18)
Team: Colie Byrne, Sean Buckley, Lorcan Smullen, Aidan Dunne, Matt Traynor, Daragh McEvoy, JJ Power, Tommy Dunne (0-01), Joe Quinn, Hugh Humby (0-01), Chris Kavanagh, Reese Kelly, Brendan Cox, Conor O’Brien (1-02), Jack Kelly (0-01)

SUBS: Shay Dunne, James Kavanagh, Paul O’Brien, Ian Brannigan, Jordan Pettigrew


Hard luck to our Senior hurlers who made the long trip to Clara, Kilkenny but were unsuccessful in the Division 3 quarter final against Piltown. FT: Piltown 3-18 St Patrick’s 2-11


Well done to our U17 Footballers who travelled to Hollywood on Monday evening to take on St. Kevins in the league under lights. FT St. Kevin’s 1-07 St. Patrick’s 5-12
in Hollywood

Team: Pat Sammon, Eli Graham, Rossa Marron, Jack Colucca, Cormac Murray. Cian Reynolds, Jack Evans, Luca Rampersaud (1-00), Patrick O’Keane (0-02), Ronan Murray (1-00), Patrick Murphy (0-01), Paddy Moorehouse (1-01), Cian O’Brien, Jack Dunne (2-08), Ruairi Geraghty

SUBS: Mikey Griffin, James Byrne


Hard luck to the U15 lads who came up against a strong Éire Óg Greystones GAA Club team on Wednesday but never gave up and fought till the end
Well done to the U11 boys who travelled to Baltinglass on Wednesday and put in solid performances to win.


Well done to the County ladies on a 3 point win over Fermanagh in Stabannon Parnells GAA to qualify for the Lidl Ladies NFL Division 4 final on a final score of Wicklow 0-12 Fermanagh 2-3, having been a point down at Half time Fermanagh 2-01 Wicklow 0-06  with Wicklow playing against a strong wind in the first half.  Congratulations to all involved especially our own Niamh McGettigan, Clodagh Fox and Mick Kavanagh


Massive well done to senior ladies manager Robert Hollingsworth and all involved with the Senior Ladies who had a great win in Arklow: St Patrick’s 2-13 AGB 3-02


Well done to our U16s girls fresh from their recent trip to Manchester, started their first home league match with a draw against a very strong AGB team. A fantastic second half defensive performance by St. Pats saw AGB held scoreless for 31 minutes of the second half.

St. Pats got off to a flying start in the 3rd minute with some neat passing through the midfield and finding Luci Hobbs unmarked who finished to the back of the net. AGB came back strong with an immediate response of a point. AGB continued to push hard and were rewarded with a second point in the 9th minute. St. Pats continued to work hard and some great work up the wing from Luci Hobbs, a great cross field kick found Aine Kavanagh at the back post who fisted the ball over the bar for a well taken score. AGB then added to goal to leave the score at 1-1 to 1-2 at the end of the 1st quarter. St. Pats responded immediately with points from Niamh Caffrey and Michaella Dickinson. AGB finished the half strong with 3 unanswered points to leave the half time score at 1-03 to 1-05. The second half would prove to be a game where both defences would be tested. In the 6th Minute, St. Pats won a free 35 metres from goal. Niamh McSorley stepped up and converted a fantastic effort to bring St. Pats within a point. Both teams pushed for scores in a very close second half. In the 26th minute, St. Pats won a free inside the 21 Metre line. A pressure kick saw Niamh Caffrey kick the free over the bar to level the game. AGB had opportunities to add to the scoring but didn’t convert their chances. In the final minute, a fantastic block by Zoe Armstrong and Siobhan Gorman saw AGB kept out for the final time to leave the final score at 1-05 to 1-05. A great game of football from both sides. St. Pats defence were superb with Lucy Dunne, Sarah Evans and Aisling Walsh putting in a great performance against AGB’s Grace Hurley and Ellen Griffin had a great game in goals.


Our U14 Ladies football team commenced their Division 1 league campaign last Thursday with a long and early trip over to Baltinglass. However, it proved a fruitless journey with the girls suffering a heavy defeat to a good Baltinglass side on a score line of 7-13 to 0-02  (Half Time 3-06 to 0-00) Despite the heavy defeat, the girls never gave up trying and we did have a couple of chances of goals which we failed to take plus we missed a penalty kick early in the first half. Good performances over the hour from Ellen Griffin, Claire Sammon, Aisling Walsh (until injured) , Kirsty Dunne, Lucy Rampersaud, Leah Byrne, Eabha Mooney, Holly Mc Sorley , Leanne O Neill.

Team : Lauren Gregory, Kirsty Dunne , Ellen Griffin, Ava Rawson, Claire Sammon, Julie Phelan, Nadia Lassarri, Jennifer Madden, Ashling Walsh, Leanne O Neill, Katie Shea, Leah Byrne, Christina Ashley, Aoife Caffrey, Holly Mc Sorley.

Replacements : Kim Humby, Ava Vickers, Eabha Mooney, Lucy Rampersaud, Ari Bazigou, Hope Downey, Niamh Kavanagh

Training continues this coming Saturday in Dunbur Park at 9:15pm Sharp. All players are expected to be in attendance.

Tomorrow Thursday 20th. Under 14 Division 4 team v Rathnew in Rathnew at 7pm.

Thursday week 27th. Under 14 Division 1 v A.G.B. in Dunbur Park at 7pm.


Thank you to volunteers Marie O’Brien, Olivia Carey and Mick Murphy who have volunteered to assist with the Club Gear Shop at the club Nursery every Saturday in Dunbur.

Due to the interest shown in our ‘Pink’ club supporters jersey we are going to be placing our first order for them next week with O’Neills. If you want to be included in this order please text your name and jersey size required to 087 6214903 on or before this Monday. Jersey sizes are the same as the jersey sold in our Club Shop on Saturday mornings: 0-6 months, 1-2 years, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 10-11, 13, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL etc. Prices are €28 for sizes 0-6 thru’ 3-4, €30 for sizes 5-6 thru’ 10/11, €40 for size 13, €45 for all adult sizes.


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


Well done to all within the community who supported the Rathnew GAA Club 5K Family Fun Run in aid of the Martin Family Fund on April 14th (Good Friday) at 7pm in Merrymeeting with our own Padge McWalter in this Community Fund Raiser and raised  €4,200.00.


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/

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

Hurling Cúl Camp 3rd July to 7th July 2017

Football Cúl Camp 17th July to 21st July 2017


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



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                 


Best wishes to the Ladies Section who are heading to Croke Park the Final Day of the LGFA Pilot Program focussing on Teenage Players. The Gaelic4Teens Programme has been ran for the last 6 weeks starting on Tuesday 7th March. The girls from U15 to U17 trained for 6 Tuesdays in East Glendalough School. Our Coaches are attending Courses run by Croke Park which  focussed on Teenage Girls Nutrition, Lifestyles and Training/Playing.



Memberships are now due, only members who paid before 31st March have a vote at AGM.

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 (086) 834 9272 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



Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm Darkness Into Light event will take place on Saturday, 6th of May 2017 at 4:15 AM at Leitrim Place, Wicklow town.
You must register online by April 27th to receive a T-shirt, and you must bring proof of registration (either printed or on your phone).


Dates for your Diary:

REMINDER – St Patricks GAA Easter Football Camp on the 19th/20th/21st April for Boys and Girls Age 4-8. Each Day from 10am until 12.30pm. Contact Paul O’Brien 087 268 1987. Registration on the day. Male and Female qualified coaches. Pitch & Hall will be available so bring runners in case of bad weather.


Code of Ethics Course being run by Wicklow Sports Partnership on Wednesday 26th April in the Grand Hotel, Wicklow at 6.30pm until 9.30pm.


U17 Football for all players born in 2000, 2001 and 2002 will continue training on Monday at 7.30pm and Friday at 6pm. All welcome.


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


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!


Congratulations to Eddie Leonard who is the winner of our Last Man Standing competition. Eddie was one of 4 people who predicted 3 out of the 4 winners of the league finals. However, he was the only one of the 4 to predict Kerry winning the Division 1 final and so he is deemed the winner based on his predicted score having Kerry as the victors.


Thanks to everyone who entered our competition. 

We had no Winners for our Match 5 and 4 Lotto Jackpots. Don’t forget to buy your ticket this week. If you are not in you cannot win!

Numbers drawn were 2, 7, 13 and 22. The bonus number was 29.

We had four Match three winners: Sean O’Brien, Alan O’Brien, Alan Lawlor and Leona Griffin.

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 10th April 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!


Our sincere condolences to the family of Niall Begley, Killincooley, Kilmuckridge and formerly Dublin (Ex Irish Ale Brewery) who passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Wexford General Hospital. Niall will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by his wife Nuala, sons Noel, Thomas and John daughters Nuala and Suzanne, his 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, in-laws, niece, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam


Our sincere condolences to the family of Evelyn Kelly (née Casey) of Wicklow Town and late of Charlestown Co Mayo who passed away 8th April 2017 peacefully at St Columcille’s Hospital after a short illness. Beloved wife of the late of Aidan and much loved mother of Darina, Aidan, Ciaran, Brian, Fergal and Enda.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis


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