Congratulations to Dean Healy who is the County Wicklow Football Captain for 2019.
It was a massive disappointment for Wicklow to loose to Laois by a single point in the O'Byrne Cup having lead at half time in Bray Wicklow 2-04 Laois 0-06. It finished with the full time score Wicklow 2-10 Laois 2-11. The team showed a huge improvement this week and there can only be positives drawn from it. Well done to our Club man Dean Healy who captained the team in a man of the match performance.
It has been announced that Wicklow GAA and Wicklow Ladies Football following discussions between all parties, have agreed that the Lidl NFL match v Down LGFA on Sunday, 10th February will form part of a double bill in our GAA county grounds Aughrim with a throw in of 12 o’clock and the Allianz GAA NFL Match v Limerick following at 2pm (Irish weather permitting). This is the first time a double bill featuring our Ladies and Men’s football teams has been agreed and sanctioned and is surely a sign of the cooperation which now exists between our two sporting bodies.
St Patrick's GAA Ladies committee are having an adult players meeting on Saturday 26th January at 6pm in the clubhouse to discuss the year ahead. It's really important that all players who wish to play in 2019 attend to discuss our plans. Please invite all players new and old who wish to play. See you all on Saturday 26th January in the Clubhouse at 6pm!
St Patrick's Juvenile Committee are holding a pre-season mentors meeting on Thursday 10th January at 8pm, to plan for the year ahead. This is important to get everybody aligned across all the teams.
We will cover the following: Mentors 2019, Coach Education, Child Protection, Training times / fixtures, Team admin / registration, Events / Fundraising / Sponsorship.
The 2018 County Year Book 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 Mick Murphy at [email protected] to get your copy.
St Patrick's GAA club hats are now available in Fitzpatrick's Bar Wicklow for only €10
It was great to meet all four Senior Championship winning captains recently in the clubhouse with their winning managers Gail Dunne and Casey O'Brien with Andy Jameson 2004, Dean Healy 2018, Daragh O’Sullivan 2012, and John Slattery 2006.
St Patrick’s GAA held the 2018 Annual General Meeting in the Clubhouse on Thursday November 29th at 8pm. We wish the incoming committee the best of luck for 2019:
Chairman John Gill, Vice Chairperson Tara Gorman, Secretary Michael Murphy, Treasurer James Phelan, Registrar Eddie Leonard, Adult Football Gary Duffy, Juvenile section Alan Lawlor, Children’s Officer Carmel Earls and Pro John Smith
Individuals interested in managing adult playing teams for 2019 should submit their name and management team proposals to the Secretary. Management teams will be appointed by the Executive Committee.
St Patrick's Juvenile section held their AGM on Thursday 22nd November at 8pm in St Patrick's GAA Club House. Alan Lawlor opened the meeting. There was a frank and open discussion in respect of all age groups from Nursery to U17’s. The following officers were returned for ratification to the club executive: Chairperson: Alan Lawlor, Secretary: Brian Gleeson, Treasurer: Brian Finnegan, Football Officer: Daragh McEvoy, Hurling Officer: Paddy Culleton and Committee Member: Gerry Phelan
St Patrick's Ladies section held their AGM on Tuesday 27th November at 7pm in St Patrick's GAA Club House. The following officers were returned for ratification to the club executive: Ladies Committee: Chairperson Siobhan Delahunt, Vice Chairperson Robert Hollingsworth, Secretary Siobhan Marah, Treasurer Lee Watters, Registrar Sarah Delahunt, PRO Patrice Evans and Aimi Healy, Players Representative Niamh McGettigan, Committee members Aine Fitzpatrick, Denise Cahill, Emma Czwalina , Ciara Ffrench , Leona Franey, Lorraine O’Reilly
Please note dates for your diary.
Garden County Award Night will be held on Saturday 19th January 2019 in The Arklow Bay Hotel.
The GAA National Club Draw tickets are now available from Club Treasurer James Phelan. Please contact James on 087 2284441 for tickets.
St. Patrick's Club Gear is available from the Club online shop with O'Neills
Thank you to everyone who supports our Club Lotto
Last Monday 17th December Lotto Nos: 1, 5, 19 and 20 and bonus number 24.
No Match 5 Jackpot Winner €10,000
No Match 4 Jackpot Winner €3,400
Three Match 3 Winners: Noel Redmond, "A/B" c/o Bash Barry and Sharon O'Connor.
This Week's Match 4 is €3,500.
Next Draw is on Monday 7th January 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
Our sincere condolences to the families of Siobhan Dunne née Franey of Wicklow Town and late of The Bank, Rathnew who passed away suddenly at her home on 1st January 2019. Predeceased by her beloved parents John and Kathleen and her sister Valerie and brother Malcolm. Dearly loved wife and best friend of David (Daithi); proud and loving mother of Cormac, Callum and Kacey and much loved sister of Elaine, Glenda, Brian and John. Remembered with love by her mother-in-law Nancy and the extended Dunne and Franey families, relatives and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis
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