St Patrick’s club notes week September 18th

St Patrick's GAA club

Senior Hurlers

Heart break for our Senior Hurlers who left nothing on the pitch in a titanic battle with reigning champions Bray Emmets. The first half in Joule Park, Aughrim, had St Pats down by the minimum as they headed into the dressing rooms at 1-05 to 1-04. In a dramatic second half St Pats will rue the saved penalty and the two goal chances that lady luck shined on Bray. It is hard to believe that St Pats lost this game on a final score of Bray 3-11 St. Pats 3-09 after an epic battle! 

Team: Jim O’Brien, Michael Connors, John Connors, Andrew Conway, Shane Doyle, Gerry Connors, Niall Hanton, Ricky Quinn, Christy Moorehouse, John Dee O’Brien, Terry Healy, Eddie Kelly, James O’Brien, Andy O’Brien, George O’Brien,
Subs: Chris Kavanagh, George O’Connor, Dale Quinn


Well done to the U16 ladies on Monday night who made the long journey to Tinahely and had a comprehensive win Tinahely 0-7 St. Pats 4-11 in wintry weather conditions. We now face Baltinglass in a semifinal on Monday 18th at 7:45pm in Newtown.

Well done to all who organized the Camogie presentation on Thursday evening for the U8 and U10 girls. The girls had their first competitive home game last week against Donard the Glen. A welcome return of camogie to Dunbur since the late 80’s.

Congratulations to our U7 hurlers who participated in a mini all Ireland on Saturday from 11am until 1pm with a medal presentation in hall afterwards.

A massive well done to the St. Pats u11 football blue team who won against Annacurra on Wednesday and finished in top position of Div 1 after 13 games and 11 wins over the past 7 months. 
Well done to both St Pats u11 football teams who took part in the Under 11 Football Mini-Festival Final in Ballinakill on Saturday. Our White team who are all underage again next year, put in a spirited performance against a very mature and strong Enniskerry team. Our blue team played Eire Og in two games and lost but one score when the scores from both games where added together. The blue team played with great team work, with over 50% of the players underage again next year the future looks bright for St. Pats. In total over 38 St. Pats players played in Ballinakill. Thanks to the players for their huge commitment to training this season, To the parents for their support and all of the coaches for giving up their time to coach and develop the players.. We will celebrate a great year with a presentation next Friday in the clubhouse. Thanks Steven, Conor, Paul, Tom and Johnny.

Well Done

Well done Paul, Padge and U15 lads who won with a full time score of Bray 1-04 St Patrick’s 3-18 on Friday in Bray. This now puts the lads into a Championship Semi-final v St Nicks.

A tough night on the playing fields for our U17 hurlers against Bray Emmets in the championship. Full time score St. Patricks 0-09  Bray Emmets 2-16. The lads now play Carnew Emmets on Tuesday night in the championship quarterfinal. The winner is expected to play in the championship semi-final on Saturday, venue and time to be confirmed.

Hard luck to our U17 footballers who battled hard against a strong Baltinglass side in a windy wintry night in Avondale on Monday in the championship. A slow start saw the lads facing an uphill battle with the halftime score Baltinglass 1-11 St. Patricks 0-01. A much improved second half battling performance with the lads going right to the end and the final score Baltinglass 1-14 St. Patricks 0-03

Team: Pat Sammon, Eli Graham, Rossa Marron, Ken O’Grady, Cormac Murray, Cian Reynolds, Niall Delahunt, Dylan Byrne, Ronan Murray, Robert Moffit, Luca Rampersaud, Cian O’Brien, Jack Fox, Jack Dunne (0-03), Patrick O’Keane
SUBS: Callum Kelly, Jack Colucca, Dylan Kavanagh, Frankie Reynolds, Josh Watson,  on: Ruairi Geraghty

Well done to the Pat’s U16’s who helped out with the LGFA coaching course Saturday morning Sarah Evans, Lucy Dunne, Aoife Dunne, Naoise O’Reilly, Jess Bolger, Holly McSorley, Molly Hodgkinson and Ellen Griffin.

Well done to the U12 girls who won the A shield 5-09 to 4-04 on Sunday in Ballinakill. Congratulations girls and management team of Liam, Sean and Trina.

Team: Hazel porter, Eva Deane, Alex Carey, Ciara Walsh, Annabel Werner, Lexi Lefever, Molly Callery, Kayleigh Keogh Capt, Emma Waters, Eadaoin O’Keane, Justin Cronin, Lucy Mooney, Ella O’Donovan, Abbie O’Brien, Eva Timmons.

Sub’s: Lauren Higgins, Maire Galligan, Grainne Molloy, Aishling Runner, Sofia Martin, Anna Mooney, Maedbh Donnellan ,Caitlin Keogh,  Maya Kelly Ailbhe Kelly, Isabel Lucas.

Congratulations to Kayleigh Keogh and Justin Cronin who played for the county U12’s on Saturday .

The club held an information evening on Friday in the Clubhouse for members, supporters and neighbours. An excellent turn out of members saw the club share the plans for the green field site of 30 acres on the Greenhill road.

Caroline Courtney explained the reason behind the requirement for additional playing facilities, high lighting the increase in the population of Wicklow Town of 70% since 1991 and the pressure on the existing facilities as St Patricks facilitate 27 teams with one pitch and a training area. St Patrick’s are indebted to the local schools and neighbouring GAA clubs for the use of their facilities which have helped alleviate the hectic schedule.

Donal Marron outlined the location of the new lands while explaining the different phases of the project and what is involved with achieving the ambitious plans for the club who expect to have their first game in March 2019 in Greenhills Road.

James Phelan outlined the costing to date and explained the requirement for fundraising in the future. The new Club draw was launched. The panel of speakers took questions from the floor.

Chairperson John Gill closed the meeting and thanked all who had contributed at the meeting especially the subcommittee who had worked diligently over the last number of weeks to present the information to the members. John invited all to remain and review the outline plans and enjoy the refreshments in the Bar area. This development will secure the long term future of St. Patrick’s G.A.A. Club and its future members for generations to come.

Our sports prediction fund raiser had three more events completed as follows: Tuesday Tennis US Open – Women 154 people correctly predicted ‘Other’ to win this event and secured the maximum 12 points each. Tennis US Open – Men 86 people predicted Rafael Nadal to win his 16th Grand Slam title to earn themselves 6 points each. GAA All Ireland Senior Camogie – 166 people predicted Cork to win their 27th Senior title and to earn 6 points.

12 people (Ed Riordan, Rioghna McGettigan, Jane McNulty, Jimmy Gorman, Jordan Petticrew, Niall Kilcoyne, Theo Smyth, James Hill, Georgina Cruise, Sean Reid, Aine Esmonde, Roisin McCormack) predicted all 3 results correctly to earn 24 points.

Overall Leader-board – Ed Riordan has taken over at the top of the leader-board on 84 points.

Pat Barret remains in 2nd on 82 pts

Robert Hollingsworth drops 2 places to 3rd on 78 pts

Keith O’Shea down 31 to 34th

Other significant movers: Rioghna McGettigan up 26 places to T-9th, Jane McNulty up 71 to T-19th,

Well done to all our players who were successful in their junior cert results.

Your Love Still Guides My Way: Coláiste Chill Mhantáin is delighted to release the official video for “Your Love Still Guides My Way” by Students of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin. The single which will be released on Friday September 22nd with all proceeds being donated to The Irish Heart Foundation & The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. 

Please go support CCM single, Well done to  Irlanda Lorita we are all very proud of you, Lorita is part of the u16 panel.

Well done to Damien O’Brien who won the members draw for the two All-Ireland football Tickets.

St. Patrick’s GAA Club presents TEXAS HOLD’EM NIGHT in the Clubhouse on Saturday 23rd September, 2017. Registration Time is 8pm. Please support

An excellent Quiz night was had by all who attended in the Clubhouse on Saturday evening. The quizmaster Eddie Leonard tested the knowledge of all especially in respect of local GAA club crests. The winners on the night were: Alan Lawlor, Brian Gleeson, James and Mary Phelan

A date for the diary: Friday 29th September when our Senior Hurlers of 1992 captained by Casey O’Brien will be honoured with a function in the Clubhouse at 8am. The team will be honoured by the county board at half time on County Final day. All welcome to come and review past victories and rekindle old friendships.

Events 16 & 17 in the St Patrick’s GAA Club, Ladies Section 2017 Prediction Competition were completed over the weekend. 113 people predicted Galway to win the All Ireland hurling title & all scored 6 points. In the Ladies football Tinahely were predicted by 206 people who scored 2 points each.
Overall leader-board
Robert Hollingsworth retains his 2 point gap at the top with 66 points
Pat Barrett takes over in 2nd place with 64 pts
Shane O’Driscoll drops one place and is joined by Ed Riordan & Keith O’Shea in a tie for 3rd with 60 pts each
If you wish to be included on the weekly updates email please forward your name & email address to 087 8137897.

This year the club is running a draw to support the fundraising drive required to develop a new pitch at our new Greenhill Road field. Tickets are €50 each and there will be a monthly draw at the end of September, October & November. Prizes are generous and there will be a special draw on the new pitch information night for all tickets sold up to that point.

All funds from this draw will go to the new pitch and we will use this as the main fundraising event this year for the new development, so it is vital for the success of this project that you give as much support as you can.

Please return the completed tickets and your payment to any member of the Club Committee or the Manager/Administrator of your team.

LAST CHANCE: There will be a clothing recycling drive in aid of St Patricks GAA Club, Dunbur Road, Wicklow Collection Date: 23rd September 2017 
Pick up Location: St Patricks GAA Club, Dunbur Road Wicklow 
Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys.
Wearable clothes will be recycled and re-used and other items will be recycled for items, such as, industrial wipes or soundproofing.
NO HOUSEHOLD BRIC A BRAC Contact: Carmel Earls 087 9680168

Have you got any used football boots/hurling helmets you are not using? The club would love them. They can be dropped into the gear shop every Saturday morning to help with the club gear exchange program.

Don’t forget tuck shop and club gear shop open every Saturday morning 11-12:30
“New Pink Club Supporters Jerseys” are now available.
Jersey sizes are: 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.
A Big Thank you to volunteers Siobhan Hollingsworth, Emma Hughes Czwalina in the Tuck Shop and Marie O’Brien, Olivia Connolly Carey and Mick Murphy who have volunteered to assist with the Club Gear Shop at the club Nursery every Saturday in Dunbur.


We had no Winners for our Match 5 or Match 4 Jackpots. We no Match 3 winners.
Don’t forget to buy your ticket this week. If you are not in you cannot win! 
Numbers drawn were 1, 13, 23 and 29. The bonus number was 24.

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 19th September in the Clubhouse. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize €2,800 or Match 5 €10,000 jackpot! 

As part of club development and potential additional playing facilities, we are requesting that each age group team support the lotto selling rota by providing a team of 4 on their designatedSaturday. Are any of you available to sell in the pubs on Saturday nights from 9pm? Contact your team manager for details.


Our sincere condolences to Rebecca and Lee and family on the passing of their Grandmother Kitty Bennett, Kentucky, Ardara, Donegal who passed away at The Harbour Lights Nursing Home, Killybegs.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.


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