Congratulations to all involved with our Junior Hurlers who travelled to Pearse Park in Arklow to take on Kilmac/Enniskerry in the Junior C championship final on Saturday afternoon.
It was a delight to see excellent performances from both young and some not so young on the day. Conor O’Brien was in excellent form tormenting the Kilmac/Enniskerry defence from the beginning.
Big Gary Deehan made a difference when he came on to help close out the game.
Panel: Collie Byrne, Tom Ryan, Ronan Connolly, Christy Moorehouse, Anto Murphy, John O’Neill, Wayne Doyle, Shane Murley, Brian Doyle, Brendan Cox, Andy Muds O’Brien, Alan Delaney, Jim O’Brien, Paul Murphy, Conor O’Brien.
Scorers: Conor O’Brien 1-04, Jim O’Brien 1-01, Shane Murley 0-01, John O’Neill 0-01, Brian Doyle 0 – 1
Subs: Gary Deehan
Management: John O’Brien, Paul O’Brien and Jim O’Brien
Hard luck to our U16 girls who lost out to local rivals AGB in the County Championship final in Ashford on Saturday. The girls put in a superb effort on the day but it was not meant to be with the final scoreline: AGB 6-06 St. Patrick’s 5-06
Panel: Ellen Griffin, Kellie Phelan, Aoife Dunne, Siobhan Gorman, Naoise O’Reilly, Zoe Armstrong, Amy Kavanagh, Sarah Evans, Jess Lyons, Lucy Dunne, Sinead McGettigan, Luci Hobbs, Niamh McSorley, Emer McNulty, Sophie Porter, Niamh Caffrey, Aine Kavanagh, Rachel Winters, Ciara Fagan, Laura Newsome, Jess Bolger, Hannah Whelan, Keela Dunne, Carla Walker, Eva Phelan, Chloe O’Donovan and Michaela Dickenson.
Management Brian McSorley, Patrice Evans, Bren Kavanagh, Martin Byrne and Georgina Cruise.
Hard luck to Paul, Padge and the U15 lads who fought hard against a strong St Nick’s in Roundwood on Wednesday evening in the championship semi-final. Final score: St Nicholas 3-13 St Patrick’s 2-05
Panel: Matthew Burke, Mark Evans, Josh Watson, Cian Kelly, Mark Whelan, Niall Delahunt, Frankie Reynolds, Jack Fox, Callum Kelly, Matthew Ryan, Dylan Kavanagh, Fionn Luddy, Mark O’Brien, Jack Meaney, Cathal Ó’Bríain, Cormac long, Finn Egan Barron, Ryan Kavanagh, Aaron Loughlin, Caolan Mooney, Aaron Byrne, Liam Connolly, David Carragher, Padraig Cahill, Jamie Noble, Fionn O’Brien
Well done to our Senior Footballers who welcomed Eire Og to Dunbur on Sunday Morning. The lads started brightly and went in at half time a point ahead thanks to a goal from Tommy Kelly 1-06 Eire Og 0-08. The lads found their shooting boots in the second half to run out winners on a final score line of St. Patricks 1-13 Eire Og 0-12
Team: Ian Murphy, Aidan Dunne, Shane Murley, Wayne Doyle, Ciaran Doyle, Conor Ffrench, John Crowe, Dean Healy(0-01), Shane Doyle, Jordan Petticrew, Padge McWalter, Johnny Delahunt(0-01), Conor O’Brien, Stephen Duffy(0-03), Tommy Kelly (1-09)
Subs: Lorcan Smullen
A great night was had by all who attended the function in the clubhouse on Friday 29th September when our Senior Hurlers of 1992 captained by Casey O’Brien were honoured. With MC Mick Hagan and Nick Crennan retelling the stories of the path to the final and reliving the moments of 1992. The team were honoured by the county board at half time in Joule Park, Aughrim on County Final day.
Panel: Sean O’Brien, Willie Redmond, Stephen Kennedy, John Casey (RIP), Brian Gleeson, Padraic Connolly, Thomas Byrne, Aidan Delaney, Eddie King, William Carey, David Bury, Joe Verney, Colin Byrne, George Johnson(RIP), John Kavanagh, Pat Carroll, Jason Carey, David Heffernan, Patrick Lawlor, Alan Lawlor, Noel Corcoran, David Delaney
Selectors: Pat Cody, Nick Crennan, Jim Furlong, Mick Hagan and John Dowling Physio: Eddie Leonard
Last Thursday we had a visit of 27 Dutch Scientists from Holland University. They experienced a coaching session in Hurling from John & Jim O’Brien in Dunbur. An enjoyable experience was had by all in an entertaining evening.
Best wishes to all involved in the Intermediate Hurling Championship Final 2017 on Saturday 07th October at Pearses Park: Gleann Fhaidhle v Naomh Pádraig at 3:30pm. Please support
Best wishes to all involved with our U17 hurlers who take part in the U17 shield final – check fixtures for actual date, time and venue.
The annual #GAAyouth Forum, which will take place in Croke Park on Saturday 28th October – see www.gaa.ie/gaayouth for info and online applications.
Wicklow County Minor ladies are requesting following on from the success of our Under 17s in the All-Ireland blitz, that all clubs and players make themselves available for the Wicklow County Minor ladies squad Trials for 2018 which will take place on Sunday 15th of October, Sunday 22nd October and Sunday 29th (if required) at 10.00am each Sunday in a venue tbc (hopefully Ballinakill).
These trials are open to any player born 2000 or 2001 and all our players are invited to attend. Subsequent to the trials coaching will commence prior to Christmas and then renewing early in the New Year as the Leinster Minor Championship commences in early February.
All parents should contact Jo Katus as soon as possible at 0861571509 confirming their daughters name, date of birth, club and playing position together with a contact number.
We hope all clubs will encourage their players to attend the trials.
St Patrick’s GAA Club Draw 2017: 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.
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.
We had no Winners for our Match 5 or Match 4 Jackpots. We had no Match 3 winners.
Don’t forget to buy your ticket this week. If you are not in you cannot win!
Numbers drawn were 5, 21, 27 and 29. The bonus number was 20.
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 2nd October in the Clubhouse. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize €3,000 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 the family of James (Jimmy) Dunne of Crinion Park and late of High Street, Wicklow Town who passed away 1st October 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Maurice and Kathleen Dunne. Beloved husband of the late Patricia (Pat) and much loved father of Karen, Michelle and Rachel. He will be sadly missed by his family, grandchildren, sister Maureen, brothers Peter, Maurice, John, Pat and Gail, sons-in-law Robert, David and Alan, extended family and friends.