St. Patrick’s Club notes week 3rd December   

Well done to Kathryn Fox and DCW on their Senior B semi-final win in Dunbur Park Wicklow against Blessington Community College. At half time DCW lead 3-0 to 0-7. A game of two contrasts, DCW could get in for goals and Blessington were excellent at point kicking from short and long range,10 came from play and two from frees. Full time score: Blessington Community College 0-12 Dominican Convent Wicklow 5-04. Best for Dominican College Wicklow: Megan Dunne in goals was JUST unbeatable, Sarah Evans, Aine Cahill, Kellie Phelan, Lucy Dunne, Amy Kavanagh and Siobhan Gorman who all put in a massive effort help their school to reach the final.

Hard luck to Wicklow Senior Schools who were beaten by 2 points by Louth Schools 1-15 to 2-10 in Roundwood on Wednesday. Hard luck to our own Padge McWalter coach, and players Jack Dunne, Patrick O’Keane, Matthew Traynor and Ronan Murray.

Hard luck to our neighbours and Wicklow Champions Glenealy who were so close to claiming a first Leinster Intermediate Hurling title in Kilkenny against the Kilkenny champions. It finished St. Patrick’s, Ballyragget (Kilkenny) 0-19 Glenealy (Wicklow) 1-15. Well done to Glenealy who showed Wicklow have good hurlers and can compete with the best.

The club AGM took place on Thursday 30th November at 8pm in the Clubhouse. Chairperson John Gill welcomed the members to the meeting. Michael Murphy gave the secretaries report outlining the highs and lows of the year. James Phelan gave a detailed treasurer’s report specifically regarding the recent land purchase and outlining the budgets for years ahead. The AGM agreed a membership increase for 2018 in line with the Treasurers budget.

The elected officers on the night were: 
Honorary Presidents: Brian Finnegan, Michael Hagan, Shem Furlong, Marguerite Fitzpatrick and Gerry Farrell.
Honorary Vice Presidents: Carmel Earls and Concepta Connolly
Chairman: John Gill, Secretary: Michael Murphy, Treasurer: James Phelan, Adult Football: Gary Duffy, Adult Hurling: Paul O’Brien, Juvenile: Alan Lawlor, Children’s Officer: Carmel Earls, Health & Wellbeing Officer: Dr. Tom Finnegan, Development Officer: Donal Marron, Fundraising Officer: Eugene Dooley, Irish Officer: Niall Hanton

John Gill closed the meeting by wishing the members a Happy Christmas and s Peaceful and Prosperous New Year, See you all at the Club Christmas Celebration in the Clubhouse on Saturday 16th December at 8pm.

St. Patrick’s GAA Club needs volunteers. 
Due to the retirement of John Smith and Patrice Evans from their roles in club communication we are looking for the right candidates to take over, ideally you require knowledge of social media. Training can be provided if you can spare a few hours a week and have an interest in St Patrick’s GAA?
As Eddie Leonard retired from his position of Club Registrar, anyone who is interested in the vacant positions within St Patrick’s GAA Club please contact Club Secretary Michael Murphy –

Date for your Diary:

Wicklow G.A.A. County Convention in Áras Péader Mac Eochaidh, Ballinakill on Monday 11th December 2017

St. Patricks GAA Club Christmas Celebration Saturday 16th December 2017 at 8pm in the Clubhouse. All Welcome.

St Patrick’s GAA Club Draw 2017: The third and final draw will take place in the Clubhouse on Saturday 16th December in the Clubhouse during the Club Christmas function.
The St Patricks GAA Development 2nd Draw Winners:

Eddie & Veronica Leonard €1000

John Slattery Snr €700

Pat Casey €400

Niall Hanton €200

Wicklow Bowls €100

Sandra & Cyril Evans €50

Evelyn Phillips €50

The St Patricks GAA Development 1st Draw Winners.

Tomas Morrissey €1,000, Paddy Heffernan €700, Derek Dunne €400, Dennis O’Mahony €200,
Fiona/Donal Mitchel €100, Brian Murray €50, Carmel Tiernan €50

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 October, November and early December.

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.

St Patrick’s GAA Club Lotto results Monday 27th November 2017
We had no Winners for our Match 5 or Match 4 Jackpots. We had one Match 3 winner: Charlie Murphy c/o M. Humby
Don’t forget to buy your ticket this week. If you are not in you cannot win!
Winning numbers: 05, 16, 18 and 22. The bonus number was 30.

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 4th December in the Clubhouse. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize €3,800 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 designated Saturday. Are any of you available to sell in the pubson Saturday nights from 9pm? Contact your team manager for details.

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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