St. Patrick’s Club notes week December 18th

Happy Christmas

We wish all our Members, Players, Managers and Supporters a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2018.

GAA Year book

An excellent stocking filler is the Wicklow County GAA Year book which is now available from John Gill 087 060 1669 for €10.


Congratulations to the Wicklow County Management Committee for 2018 with Martin Fitzgerald as Wicklow GAA’s new County Chairman. Best wishes to our own Colm Finnegan Assistant County Treasurer, Mick Hagan County Vice Chairman and Michael Murphy Leinster Council Rep.

Congratulations to all the 2017 Wicklow GAA Award Winners who were announced at the County Convention especially our own: County Senior hurling: Andy O’Brien, JCHC: John O’Neill and Ladies football: Sarah Delahunt

GAA awards County Senior footballer of the year – Anthony McLoughlin (Blessington); Club footballer: Nicky Mernagh(Rathnew), IFC: Tony Hannon(Hollywood); JAFC: Mark Miley(Laragh); JBFC: James Kavanagh(Rathnew); JCFC: Trevor Conyard(Ashford); MFC: Jack Hanlon (Baltinglass)
County Senior hurling: Andy O’Brien (St Pats); Club Senior hurling: Warren Kavanagh(Glenealy); IHC: Ronan Manley(Glenealy); JAHC: Padraig O’Toole(Kiltegan); JBHC: Jody Byrne; JCHC: John O’Neill (St Pat’s); MHC: David Maloney (Bray Emmets)
Ladies football: Sarah Delahunt (St Patrick’s)
Camogie: Nora O’Neill (Donard-The Glen)
Club Person: Peadar Smyth (Kilmac)
Lifetime Achievement: Dessie Burton (Aughrim)
Handball: Christopher Doyle (Coolboy)

St Patrick’s GAA Club Draw 2017: The third and final draw took place in the Clubhouse on Saturday 16th December during the Club Christmas function.
The St Patricks GAA Development 3rd and Final Draw Winners:

Peter and Mary Duffy €1,000, Barry Lynn €700, Conor Lawlor €400, Donal Marron €200, Sue and Damian Smullen €100, Aaron Foley €50, Eugene Harper €50
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
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, Thank you to all who supported the draw.

Congratulations to all the GAA members involved when over 400 former and current intercounty hurling, football and camogie players, came together in 13 different locations in Ireland and abroad to show solidarity with the homeless by sleeping rough for a night. An impressive just over €180,000 has been collected to date and will support charities that include the Peter McVerry Trust, St Vincent De Paul, the Simon Community, Focus Ireland and the Capuchin Day Centre, Cope Galway, Thomand House, and Novas based in Limerick. A special mention to two of County Wicklow’s representatives Wayne O’Gorman and Warren Kavanagh.

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

St Patrick’s GAA Club Lotto results Monday 11th December 2017
We had no Winners for our Match 5 or Match 4 Jackpots. We had two Match 3 winners: Dessie Flaherty c/o Willie Fahy
Don’t forget to buy your ticket this week. If you are not in you cannot win!
Winning numbers: 02, 06, 14 and 20. The bonus number was 29.

Season’s Greetings

St. Patrick’s GAA Club extend Thanks and Season’s Greetings to all our Supporters, Promoters, Players, Members, Sponsors, Officials and all who help with the fund raising and running of your Club during the year. It’s greatly appreciated.

This week’s draw which is the last of 2017 will be on Monday 18th December in the Clubhouse.

There will be no Lotto Draw on Monday 25th December or Monday 1st January.
Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize €4,000 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 designated Saturday. Are any of you available to sell in the pubson Saturday nights from 9pm? Contact your team manager for details.

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 – secretary.stpatricks.wicklow@gaa.ie

This is my final club notes and the last notes for 2017. Hopefully there will be a new PRO in place and notes will resume in the New Year. Thank you to all who have contributed during the year, without your input we would only have Fake News!

Please send any information for club notes to Pro.stpatricks.wicklow@gaa.ie 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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