It was a sad day for all when we heard of the passing of our club Secretary Michael Murphy on Sunday Morning. Michael was secretary of Wicklow GAA from 2004 to 2015 and is the current secretary of St. Patricks GAA Club and is Wicklow's representative on Leinster Council.
Michael was born and raised in Ballincollig, Co. Cork. He moved to Wicklow Town in June 1976 to work with An Post. After briefly playing for St. Patricks Michael took over as Juvenile Secretary of the club and over the years served on numerous committees including the Minor Board and the North District Board.
In 2004 Michael was appointed as administrator of County Wicklow GAA. Michael quickly established himself as a popular and efficient fixture in the GAA community in Wicklow and with his provincial and national colleagues.
Michael will be missed by all Wicklow Gaels players, members and officers near and far. A true Gael and one of life's real Gentlemen
Our sincere condolences to the family of Michael (Mick) Murphy of Friars Hill in Wicklow Town and late of Ballincollig, Co. Cork, who passed away 10th February 2018, peacefully at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Angela, much loved father of Mark, Rhona and Ian, and dear brother of the late Tim and Bridget. He will be sadly missed by his family, sister Margaret, brother Liam, cousin Anne, daughter-in-law Aileen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family and friends.
Now at peace with loved ones.
Michael will repose at Flannery’s Funeral Home, Bachelors Walk in Wicklow Town from 3.00pm until 8.00pm on Wednesday 13th February. Walking from Wicklow Tennis Club to arrive at St Patrick’s Church on Thursday morning 14th February for Funeral Mass, (time to be confirmed) followed by interment in Rathnew Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Liver Unit at St Vincent’s University Hospital. Donations can be made at the funeral home and Church.
House private please.
As a mark of respect, at the sad passing of our Club Secretary, Michael Murphy, all club activities, Club Lotto, gym, hall and pitches are postponed for the remainder of this week.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
In the first game of the historic double header in Aughrim the ladies got the ball rolling with an excellent victory in the LIDL Ladies NFL.
Full time score: Wicklow 1-16 Down 3-04. Congratulations to Captain Niamh McGettigan our own Sarah Delahunt, Clodagh Fox, Megan Dunne, Kate Hennessy and Erynn O'Brien.
Congratulations to Captain Dean Healy and Stephen Duffy and all involved with Wicklow Senior Footballers on their Allianz Football League Division 4 victory in the second game. Full time score: Wicklow 2-08 Limerick 1-06
TABLE QUIZ arranged for 1st March in Clubhouse. Starting at 8, team of 4. €30e per team. Proceeds to St Pats juvenile club
Our County Champions started off their league campaign in 2019 with the visit of Baltinglass to Dunbur on Saturday afternoon in fabolous conditions. The game had a lively first half with both sides trading score for score. St. Pats went in at halftime St Pats 7pts Baltinglass 6pts. Baltinglass were the better team in the second half with three goals. Full time score St Pats 0-07 Baltinglass 3-09
Team: Simon Alexander, Patrick O'Keane, Shane Murley, Wayne Doyle, Ciaran Doyle, Padge McWalter, John Crowe, Johnny Delahunt, Ronan Murray, Jack Dunne, Paul Earls, Paul O'Brien, Jordan Petticrew, James KAvanagh, Tommy Kelly, Bryan Doyle, Conor O'Brien, Donal Fitzgerald, Eamonn Wolfe, Hugh Humby, Jack Kelly, Matthew Traynor, James Byrne, Chris Kavanagh
All in St Pats wish Shane Murley a speedy recovery to full health having received a head injury.
St Patrick's GAA Club Annual Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday 9th March at 8pm in the Arklow Bay Hotel. Reserve the date now.
Tickets €35 Bus return trip €10. Tickets available from John Gill 0870601669, Nicola McGettigan 0864048451 and Peggy King 0866006070.
Are you dinner dance ready? Get your St Patrick’s tie now limited stock only €20 Contact treasurer James Phelan +353 (87) 228 4441
CAMOGIE returns: Under 8's and U10's will be starting in St. Patrick's GAA Hall on Thursday 21st February at 6-30pm to 7-45pm and will continue every Thursday in the GAA hall, 28th.February, 7th March and 14th March.
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
Your club needs you. As you are all aware the success of our ladies section in the club is forever growing and we are always looking for help . If anyone can help in any way with ladies teams this year but in particular with our U16 ladies please contact ladies secretary Siobhan Hollingsworth 0872556356
U7 Boys Football (born 2012/2013) continues on Saturday from 11am to 12pm in the hall in Dunbur. Contact Shane Mitchell on 0868504541. Gumshields are compulsory. New members are welcome.
U7 Boys Hurling (born 2012/2013) starts on Friday 15 February from from 6.30pm to 7:30pm in the hall in Dunbur. Contact Shane Mitchell on 0868504541. New members are welcome.
U14 Boys Feile Football (born 2005/2006) starts on Wednesday 6th February from 5.30pm to 6.30pm in East Glendalough School all weather pitch. Contact John Smith 0868130477. Gumshields are compulsory. No blades or studs. New members are welcome.
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:
Saturday 23rd February from 11am to 1pm
Wednesday eve. 27th February from 7-30pm to 9pm.
Saturday 2nd March from 11am to 1pm
Wednesday 6th March from 7-30pm to 9pm
Wednesday 13th March (morning) from 11am to 1pm
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 [email protected]
Senior Football League R1 St Patrick's Wicklow V Baltinglass Ref: John O'Brien at 15:00 in St Patrick’s GAA Dunbur Park, Wicklow.
Sunday 10 February Allianz FL Division 4 round 3 Wicklow v Limerick, TBC, 2pm
Sunday 17 February Allianz Hurling League Div 2B: Donegal V Wicklow TBC 2pm
Please note gym unavailable every Wednesday night from 6-9pm due to county hurling and football training and Tuesday evenings 7pm - 8-15pm - Under 17/18 County squad in GYM too Supervised by Owen Doyle - Wicklow Hurling officier.
Support your club buy a ticket Calling all Club Mentors and Supporters - €10 National GAA Draw tickets are now available from the following contacts -
Gary Duffy (Football)
Siobhan Delahunt (Ladies Football)
John O’Brien (Hurling)
Margaret Leonard (Camogie)
Alan Lawlor (Juvenile).
100% of the sale proceeds go to the club so this is a great opportunity to kickstart the fundraising for your team in 2019 or Contact treasurer James Phelan +353 (87) 228 4441
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 protected] or contact Club Secretary at [email protected] to get your copy.
St Patrick's GAA club hats are now available in Fitzpatrick's Bar Wicklow for only €10
St. Patrick's Club Gear is available from the Club online shop with O'Neills https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/…/st-patrick-s-gaa.html
Last Man Standing: After Week 3 we have 150 approximately remaining in the competition. Mayo with 54 people and Kildare with 30 are this weekend's two most popular picks. Meath, Monaghan and Donegal are also popular.
Best of luck to everyone!
Thank you to everyone who supports our Club Lotto
Last Monday Monday 4th. February 2019 Lotto Nos: 4, 25, 26 and 28 and bonus number 1.
No Match 5 Jackpot Winner €10,000
No Match 4 Jackpot Winner €3,900
No Match 3 Winner: €250
This Week's Match 4 is €4,000.
Next Draw is on Monday 18th February 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/play_newa.asp?ll_id=953#Anchor
Please send any information for club notes to [email protected] before 9pm on Sunday evenings. You can contact St Pats at Facebook St Patrick's GAA Club Wicklow Town or Twitter @StPatsGAAWickTweet