A fantastic turnout in blue, white, and green for St Patrick’s GAA Club at the Wicklow Town St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Another prize for the trophy cabinet as we were awarded best club entry on the day. Thank you to all club members for participating, the players, the coaches and the parents. Thank you to Suzanne Lawlor for the goody bags, Alan Lawlor, John Smith, Siobhan Delahunt, Aine Esmonde, Emma Hughes Czwalina, Siobhan and Damien Marah, Rob Hollingswoth, and Sarah Delahunt for the trailer decorating, provision of flags, Vuvuzelas, drums, whistles etc. Thank you to our drivers David Delahunt for hauling the trailer, Frank Naughton for chauffeuring our own Grand Marshall Louis Carroll. A fantastic afternoon was had by all. Well done all!
Best of luck to our own Patrick O’Keane and coach Padge McWalter, when the Wicklow Schools team will be taking to the field this Wednesday night in the final of the Top Oil Brother Bosco Cup Leinster Schools Post Primary Schools Senior A football Championship FINAL. Throw in 7.30pm in Parnell Park, Dublin.
Well done to our Senior hurlers on Saturday who beat Kilcormac/Killoughy (2) in Leinster league Division 3. The game was played in the excellent prunty pitch in Maynooth University college.
Full time score St. Patrick’s 6-16 Kilcormac/Killoughy 1-07.
With two wins this result should qualify St. Patrick’s for the quarter finals.
Team: Eoghan O’Mahoney (JC), Andrew Conway, Dale Quinn, Mikey Griffin, Michael Connors, Gerry Connors, George O’Brien Boo, Jim O’Brien, Christy Moorehouse 0-01, Kevin Coady 0-02, James O’Brien 1-00, John O’Brien, John Dee O’Brien O-02, Andy O’Brien 3-06, George O’Brien (JC) Bee 2-03.
Subs: George O’Brien, Noel White, Wayne Farrell, Michael O’Brien, George O’Brien 0-01, Paddy Moorehouse 0-01
Well done to our senior hurlers on their win over Avondale last week. Full time score: St Patrick’s 1-12 Avondale 0-09
Scorers: Wayne Farrell 1-00 , George O’Brien 0-03, Paddy Moorehouse 0-O2, Andy O’Brien 0-05, Jim O’Brien 0-02.
Our Junior A’s welcomed Enniskerry to Dunbur on Saturday afternoon for their Division 3 league game. A great first win for the lads. Full time score: St Patrick’s 2-11 Enniskerry 1-09
Team: Ian Murphy, Barry Fitzgerald, Lorcan Smullen, Ken O’Grady, Conor Brennan, Hugh Humby, Ronan Murray, Matthew Traynor, Ruairi Marron, Cian O’Brien, Joe Quinn, Jack Kelly, Donal Fitzgerald, James Kavanagh, Jordan Petticrew, Eamonn Wolfe, Robert Moffit, James Byrne, Aidan Dunne,
Scorers: Donal Fitzgerald, 1-06, Eamonn Wolfe 1-00, James Kavanagh 0-02, Ronan Murray, Matthew Traynor and Jordan Petticrew 0-01 each.
Our senior footballers made the trip across the gap to Blessington for an 11am throw in on St. Patrick’s Day in the Senior Football League Division 1. In dreadful conditions the lads performed well in the first half with the Half time score: St. Patrick’s 2-04 Blessington 0-07. In the second half St Patrick’s were made to pay for missed opportunities with the full time score: St. Patrick’s 2-06 Blessington 0-15
Team: Colm Byrne, Wayne Doyle, Shane Murley, Ciaran Doyle, Matthew Traynor, Padge McWalter, Bryan Doyle, Eamonn Wolfe, John Crowe, Ciaran McGetttigan, Paul O’Brien, Jack Dunne, Jordan Petticrew, Stephen Duffy, Paul Earls, Ian Murphy, Donal Fitzgerald, Cian O’Brien, Jack Kelly, James Kavanagh, Ken O’Grady, Ruairi Marron, Hugh Humby, Ronan Murray.
Scorers: Stephen Duffy (1-04), Paul Earls (1-0), Ciaran McGettigan (0-01), John Crowe (0-01)
Hard luck to our U17 footballers who made the trip to Bray Emmetts on Monday night. Playing under lights on the 3G pitch in horrendous conditions it was not to be for our players. Playing against the wind in the first half the damage was done with our lads trying hard. In the second half the lads battled hard. The loss of Dylan Kavanagh with a broken nose did not help.
Team: Aaron Loughlin, Padraig Cahill, Cian Kelly, Mark Evans, Fionn O’Brien, Niall Delahunt, Liam Connolly, Callum Kelly, Mark Hodgkinson, Cathal O’Brien, Bill O’Brien, Ryan Kavanagh, Mark O’Brien, Paul Marah, Mark S Dylan Kavanagh, Paul Marah
Scorers: Callum Kelly 0-03, Dylan Kavanagh 0-01, Ryan Kavanagh 0-01
All in St Patrick’s wish Dylan Kavanagh a speedy recovery to full health.
All in St Patrick’s wish a speedy recovery Aaron also, who unfortunately broke his collar bone in training on Friday night.
The reigning Intermediate Football Champions St. Patrick’s took on the reigning Junior Football Champions Eire Og in Division 2 of the Ladies Football League in Greystones on Friday night. It was the Intermediate Champions St Patrick’s that emerged victorious. Both teams have very good young players coming through who blend in with the very seasoned players very well. These young players showed their prowess very well tonight by topping the scoring for both teams. Half time in a wet Eire Og. St Patrick’s 2-10 Eire Og 1-05 with the Full time St. Patrick’s 5-18 Eire Og 1-07
Team: Zoe Byrne, Aoife Dunne, Meadbh O’Keane, Natasha Fitzgerald, Rebecca Hollingsworth, Aine Cahill, Laoise Marron, Laura Leonard, Rioghna McGettigan, Luci Hobbs, Sophie Porter, Orla Redmond, Naoise O’Reilly, Siobhan Gorman, Niamh Caffrey, Aimi Healy, Leona Franey, Jess Lyons, Liz Malone, Sadhbh Murphy, Aisling Walsh, Chloe O’Donovan, Eva Phelan, Megan Dunne, Ellen Griffin, Aine McDonald, Niamh O’Brien.
Scorers: Rioghna McGettigan 2-06, Niamh Caffrey 0-07, Luci Hobbs 1-02, Jess Lyons 1-01, Naoise O’Reilly 1-01 and Aimi Healy 0-01
Our County Wicklow U-14 Ladies Football Team were narrowly defeated by Carlow on Saturday morning in Tinahely but still top the group due to the big win over Louth last week and are now in the Leinster Semi Final. Full time score: Wicklow 1-02 Carlow 2-03. Well done to all involved with the team, management and parents on a job well done especially our own Kayleigh and Eva.
Congratulations to all involved with our Brilliant Wicklow Ladies Football team who took on the Offaly Ladies Football team in the Lidl Ireland Ladies Gaelic Football League Division 3 clash in Roundwood on Sunday afternoon. Halftime Wicklow 2-06 Offaly 1-03 Full time Wicklow 5-16 Offaly 1-05.
Well done to our own – Captain Niamh McGettigan Sarah Delahunt, Clodagh Fox, Kate Hennessy, Saoirse O’Reilly, Megan Dunne and Erynn O’Brien.
All in St. Patrick’s wish Niamh McGettigan a speedy recovery from the foot in the head on Sunday.
Hard luck to our County Senior Footballers in Allianz Football League Div 4 who made the trip to Antrim on Saturday. Full time score: Antrim 1-12 v Wicklow 0-08
Well done to Matthew Barry on being this week’s U7 Hurler of the Week.
U7 Boys Hurling (born 2012/2013) continues on Fridays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the Hall, Dunbur. Contact Shane Mitchell on 086 850 4541. New Members are welcome.
Well done to Luke McCoy on being this weeks U7 Footballer of the Week.
U7 Boys Football (born 2012/2013) continues on Saturdays from 11am to 12pm in the Hall, Dunbur. Contact Shane Mitchell on 086 850 4541. Gumshields are compulsory. New Members are welcome.
CAMOGIE returns: Under 8’s and U10’s continues in St. Patrick’s GAA Hall on Thursday’s at 6-30pm to 7-45pm. Contact Margaret Leonard 087-7827881
CAMOGIE returns: Under 12’s will be starting back in St.Patrick’s GAA Hall on Thursday 14th March at 6-30pm to 7-45pm Contact Margaret Leonard 087-7827881
St Pats invite all U17 players (Born 2002 / 2003 / 2004) to attend Training on Friday nights at 6.30pm on the Back Pitch, Dunbur. Bring Gumshields Gloves Water, Contact John Smith 086 8130477
All club coaches who are involved with teams from U7 – U17 in Hurling & Football must wear the Give Respect Get Respect Bibs when coaching from the sideline during 2019.
It is that time of year again when membership is due. Please pay your membership and get your 2019 car sticker – 2019 Membership car sticker – Co.Senior Football champions 2018.
We will be holding the following registration days in the Clubhouse, Dunbur for all members:
Wednesday 13th March (morning) from 11am to 1pm
Sat 23 Mar Intermediate Hurling League, Venue: Dunbur, St Patrick’s V Arklow Rock Parnell 15:00, Ref: Con O Ceadaigh
Sun 24 Mar Senior Hurling League, Venue: Kiltegan, Kiltegan V St Patrick’s 11:00, Ref: Ciaran Fleming
We are looking for photos of former camogie teams and players to recreate the camogie wall in the clubhouse. If you have old photos please send them to the St. Patrick’s GAA club FaceBook page or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2018 County Yearbook with our own Dean Healy on the cover are now available €10 Please contact PRO John Smith 086 813 0477 email@example.com or contact Club Secretary at secretary.stpatricks.wicklow@
gaa.ie to get your copy.
St Patrick’s GAA club hats are now available in Fitzpatrick’s Bar Wicklow for only €10 or Contact Patrice 086 379 9041
St Patrick’s GAA Club tie are now available in Fitzpatrick’s Bar Wicklow for only €15 or Contact treasurer James Phelan +353 (87) 228 4441
St. Patrick’s Club Gear is available from the Club online shop with O’Neills https://www.oneills.com/shop-
It’s that time of year again and organisation for this year’s Darkness into Light in Wicklow Town on May 11 has started. Registration is now live!
Cul Camp registration available after March 1st on line https://www.kelloggsculcamps.
gaa.ie/booking/online/ . What do you think of the NEW CUL GEAR?
Last Man Standing: After the first 6 rounds of matches and with 1 round to go before the 4 league finals we are down to 62 people. The weekend’s results were:
DIVISION 1 – Galway beat Roscommon, Monaghan beat Cavan,
DIVISION 2 – Meath beat Clare. Kildare beat Tipperary. Armagh beat Fermanagh
Hard luck to those of you who exited our competition in Week 6. For those of you remaining, you can now choose your next team from Week 7’s fixtures below. Remember you cannot choose a team you have picked in an earlier Round and your chosen team has to be from the opposite Division you chose from in Week 6. The next round of matches are on Sunday 24 March.
DIVISION 1 (choose from this Division if you chose from Division 2 last time)
Cavan v Dublin, Mayo v Monaghan, Roscommon v Kerry, Tyrone v Galway
DIVISION 2 (choose from this Division if you chose from Division 1 last time)
Armagh v Cork, Donegal v Kildare, Meath v Fermanagh, Tipperary v Clare
Please get your selection in on or before Friday 22nd March.
Thank you to everyone who supports our Club Lotto
Last Monday Monday 11th March 2019 Lotto Nos: 4, 12, 16 and 18 and bonus number 17.
No Match 5 Jackpot Winner €10,000
No Match 4 Jackpot Winner €4,300
Four Match 3 Winner: Share of €250 Willie and Lorraine Fahy, Denis Hipwell, Mary Doyle and Mary Phelan
This Week’s Match 4 is €4,400. Next Draw is on Monday 18th March 2019 in the Clubhouse.
Thanks to the weekly Club Lotto Sellers who give up their time to help raise funds for the Club. It’s greatly appreciated. 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 pubs on Saturday nights from 9pm? Contact your team manager for details. Now available online: https://www.locallotto.ie/
Our sincere condolences to the family of St. Patrick’s GAA Club Treasurer James Phelan whose Mother Mary Phelan (Greenshill, Kilkenny and late of Cappagh, Kilrush, Co. Clare) has passed away on March 16th 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Tom and much loved mother of Ellen, Katie, James, Michael and Brian. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, sons, son-in-law Frank, daughters-in-law Mary and Catherina, grandchildren, brother-in-law Hal, nephew, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Hehir’s Funeral Home (Kilkenny, eircode R95 FH90) from 6p.m. on Tuesday with Funeral Prayers at 7p.m. followed by removal to St. Canice’s Church. Funeral on Wednesday after 11a.m. Requiem Mass to Foulkstown Cemetery.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis
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