Junior Hurling League - St. Pat’s 5-21, Enniskerry/Kilmac 2-9 - With runaway leaders St Pat’s putting up big scores on all and sundry, it was always going to be a tall order for our lads in Dunbur last Wednesday night but to their credit they dug deep and put up a decent tally themselves, probably the most Pats have conceded in any individual game this year so far.
With both Micky and Mark out injured, Paul Kavanagh deputised in goals and acquitted himself well with safe handling and good puck outs, long and short to colleagues in space.
With Pat’s creating chances on the overlap, they went in 3-13 to 0-5 ahead at the break.
Enniskerry/Kilmac came into it more in the second period and with James Cahill punishing any fouling by the home side, two well taken Christy Fox goals gave us something to cheer. All in all a good all round performance against a very strong side which down the road come championship time will stand to us.
Team: Paul Kavanagh, John Flynn, Ross Lally, Bill Dickenson, Luke Dillon, Clinton Donoghue, Nathan Cronin, James Cahill (0-6) Ger Driver, John Driver (0-2), Christy Fox (2-1), Geoff Cahill, Jason Murray, Garret Power, Jason Doyle. Subs: Gary Kavanagh, Russell Giles, Barry Driver.
Tonight (Wednesday) we host Kiltegan in Enniskerry at 7.30pm.
Juvenile training continues each Friday at 7pm in the pitch with four to 10-year-olds catered for. All are very welcome, contact Damian at 086 1663415 for more information. We played two challenge games last Friday against Fergal Og in Enniskerry. Some great football played on the night, well
done to all and thanks to Fergal Og for travelling up.
County Development Draw - The first draw took place last Friday, June 17, and unfortunately we had no winner.
The second draw takes place this Friday, June 24.
Tour De Leinster - Our cyclists are in training for our sponsored cycle which takes place on July 8 to 10. Itinerary is as follows - Day1: Enniskerry to Enniscorthy; Day 2: Enniscorthy to Carlow Town; Day 3: Carlow Town to Enniskerry. If interested in taking some part in the cycle or sponsoring a cyclists, please contact Ultan on 086 3727665 or Ben on 086 3727446.
Website - Remember you can keep up to date on all club activity by checking out the club website at Enniskerrygaaclub.com.
Ladies football - Enniskerry 3-15, Barndarrig 0-2 - Good workout last Thursday night in Enniskerry as we continue our preparations for the upcoming Intermediate championship when we hosted Barndarrig in a challenge game. Well done to Aoife, Heather and the girls and thanks to Barndarrig for travelling up.
Lotto - June 13 - Winning numbers were 01, 20, 22, and 30. Bonus: 34. No jackpot winner. One match three receives €500. Jackpot on June 20 stands at €5, 700.
Thanks to all buyers and sellers of club lotto tickets for continued support.
Michael Freery Cup final - Our Under-17 Wicklow hurling team won a very exciting final in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, against a very good Westmeath team on a score line of Wicklow 5-13, Westmeath 1-14 last Saturday.
Our very own clubman Brandon Scully was the corner-forward (15) on the day and put in great effort throughout the match setting up a score and was unlucky not to put the ball in the net in a scramble in the Westmeath goal.
Congrats to Brandon and Wicklow from all in Enniskerry GAA Club. Hopefully this win will give hurling in the county the boost it needs.
Men’s hurling - Our men’s hurling team were due to play Shillelagh on Wednesday, but received a walkover.
Men’s football - Our men’s footballers were due to play Rathnew on Thursday but the match was postponed due to both teams having a shortage of players on the night.
Under-8s/Under-10s - Our Under-8s and Under-10s footballers played Enniskerry on Friday, with two cracking games of football had. There were standout performances from Joshua Temple and Theo McKenna from our Under-8s, while the Under-10s saw a few new faces in the team, with Cian Egan, Caitlin Egan and Adam Murray being in good form.
Many thanks to Enniskerry for hosting the match.
Under-12s - Our Under-12s hurling team were also in action on Friday evening, taking on Kilmacanogue.
Kilmacanogue were the first team to get on the score sheet, scoring a goal in the opening minutes.
It wasn’t long before Cian Byrne in midfield levelled the tie with a cracking goal, following a great show of individual skill. Kilmac got their first point of the game to edge themselves ahead with Byrne responding again with a long range point from play to reign in the Kilmac side.
Lance Wilde was impressive in midfield, winning his share of puck outs, and scored his first point from midfield to put Fergal Ógs ahead.
Both sides were evenly matched, trading score for score with Cian Byrne netting another brace of goals, accumalting a hattrick 20 minutes in.
When Kilmac looked for a reply, Jack Allen was on call to make a few vital saves, while Rhyss Wilde, Caitlin Doyle and Shane Buta were in fine form at the back with Buta scrapping for every ball and laying it off for Wilde and Doyle to drive it back up the pitch.
Oisin Allen was the third player in the midfield trio, and made some clever runs, while demonstrating an impressive workrate to win the ball back when not in possesion. The teams work rate ensured that Kilmacs ‘s scoring was kept to a minimum with two converted Cian Byrne frees sending the two teams in at half-time with nothing separating them.
In the second half, Jake Peare was unlucky not to bag a goal in the opening minutes, with Eleanor Gilroy, Ross McAteer and Saoirse O’Hanlon ready to pounce on any ball that came their way in the forward line.
Both teams continued to trade points, with neither being allowed to pull far ahead. Some good defensive pressure from both sides lead to a few wides in the latter stages, with some brilliant blocking and hooking denying scoring opportunities for both teams in the dying minutes.
By the final whistle, there was nothing between the two teams, with the tie ending all even.
Many thanks to Kilmacanogue for hosting the match.
The Fergal Ógs team: Jack Allen, Rhyss Wilde, Shane Buta, Caitlin Doyle, Lance Wilde, Cian Byrne, Jake Peare, Ross McAteer, Sam, Eleanor Gilroy, Saoirse O’Hanlon, Oisin Allen
The team’s next match was a football match v Newtown on Monday, June 20.
Cúl Camp - Our Cúl Camp will run from August 15-19. Book your child’s place on the Kelloggs Cúl Camp website.
Beidh a bheith nios mo nuacht an tseachtain seo chugainn.
The Seniors fielded an under strength team last Friday due to illness and absence. The lads put in great efforts but unfortunately lost out to Kiltegan on a very close margin of three points. Championship season is almost upon us when the Seniors will take on Avondale in the first round, dates to be fixed
Our junior magpie’s nursery will continue every Saturday at 10am in the pitch; new faces are always welcome to join us. It only costs the bargain price of €20 for the entire season and an hour’s fun and excitement are guaranteed every week.
Following on from a very successful program last year The Kellogg’s Cúl Camps are returning to Newtown once again this year on July 18-22. The website is now open for registration http:// www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/
The Under-8 and Under-10s are training every Tuesday and Friday at 6.30pm. Their next blitz is on this Friday. Coaching for the hurling takes place every Saturday at 11.15am and we are getting quite a good turnout however new faces are welcome to join us at any stage, we travelled to Ballinakill last Saturday with our hurling crew to take part in our first all-county hurling blitz and it proved to be a major success, with our team performing way beyond expectations.
Thanks to all who made the trip and especially the hard working coaches. If you have a child who wants to play either hurling or football this year please come up to the pitch any Tuesday or Friday at 6.30pm or on Saturdays at 11.15 and let the lads know.
The Under-12s played Fergal Ógs last Monday in the league and are training every other Monday at 6.30. The Under-16 league is due to restart after a break for the exams and our lads are due to play Bray Emmets.
The Under-10 girls were invited to take part in a Leinster blitz last Sunday in bray, we performed quite well against some strong opposition thanks to all the mentors, parents and the bray Emmet’s club for hosting a well-run blitz.
The Under-8 and Under-10 girls’ teams are training tonight Wednesday and every Wednesday at 6.30pm on the pitch. Please note change of time from 6 to 6.30pm, they are now also training on Saturdays at 12 in the pitch.
The Under-12 girls who are going well and have only been beaten once are playing Blessington away this Friday. The Under-14 girl’s next match is away to Valleymount but no date is confirmed yet.
The Under-16 girls are taking a break due to the exams and will be back in action on July 5, well done to Alesha McMahon, Laragh Davis, Rebecca Gillan, Alyssia Larkin, Cody Hempenstall and Una Power who all wore the county colours for the first time last Saturday when they travelled to Carlow to take part in a Leinster Under-12 girls county blitz. Big congrats to Joe McDonald, who was part of the Wicklow Under-17 hurling squad, who won the Celtic Challenge cup last Saturday and picked up an All-Ireland medal for his troubles.
All of our teams are always looking for helpers and especially players of all ages so if would like to help out in any way with any of our juvenile teams or just need more info then contact the juvenile chairman Shay on 087 2699620.
The deadline for membership has passed and we are now operating a strictly no pay no play policy with no exceptions.
Lotto rolls over again this week to €2,800. Numbers drawn were 4, 6, 24, and 25.
We have a good stock of juvenile jerseys and with the season just started now is the time to order your club gear, for all queries regarding any club merchandise please give Ruth a ring on 087 7472682 or call up to the clubhouse any Saturday morning between 10-11am to view or order your club gear. You can keep up to date with us on Facebook and twitter for all the latest fixtures and news.
Congratulations to Liam Keogh and all involved with the Junior As in continuing their excellent start to the 2016 football championship in a wet Pearse’s Park on Sunday. Team: Chris Kavanagh, Barry Fitzgerald, Conor O’Brien, Ian Murphy, Bosco Guinan, Simon Bouchier, Jordan Pettigrew, Lorcan Smullen, Ronan Connolly, Ruairi Marron, Shaun Vickers, Colin O’Toole, Shane O’Dwyer, Joe Quinn, Adam Cox SUBS: Paul O’Brien, Gary Duffy. Scorers: Conor O’Brien 2-00, Jordan Pettigrew 1-01 (1f) Ruairi Marron0-02 (2f), Adam Cox 0-01 (1f). Full time St Patricks: 3-04, Carnew: 2-05.
Up next is a Division 3 game against Newcastle on Friday evening in Dunbur at 6pm.
A bad day at the office for Johnny Magee, Dean, Johnny and Conor and all the county footballers in the All-Ireland qualifiers against Carlow on Saturday in Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow.
Our Senior footballers return to Division 1 action on Saturday evening when Blessington visit Dunbur for 5.30pm.
Congratulations to our hurlers who continue their winning ways in the Junior hurling league with a comprehensive victory over Kilmac-Enniskerry on Wednesday evening in Dunbur. St Patrick’s 5-21, Kilmac-Enniskerry 2-09.
Team: Eoghan O’Mahony, Peter Dickenson, Thomas ‘Tucker’ Keogh, George O’Brien, George “Boo” O’Brien (0-01), Gerry Connors, Tom Ryan (0-03), Andrew Conway (0-02), Terry Healy (0-01), Denis ‘Ta’ O’Brien (1-00), John ‘Greengrass’ O’Brien (1-03), John ‘Dee’ O’Brien (0-05), Michael O’Brien (2-01), James “Bonner” O’Brien (1-02), Michael ‘Knotty’ O’Brien. Subs: David Bury (1-01), Paddy Connors.
The Senior hurling championship gets under way on Sunday 26th at 5pm in Aughrim where our opponents are Glenealy. Please support.
Our Under-14 boys and girls will spend the weekend in Cork and Kerry representing County Wicklow in the John West All-Ireland Féile competition. Safe travelling to all and have a wonderful enjoyable successful week end of sport. Thank you to all who supported all of our various fund raising activities which helps to fund the weekend trip.
The weather was ideal for good hurling on Tuesday evening at St Pats NS. Two more promising players for the future and our Hurlers of the Week were Under-7 PJ Lane (it’s been a good year for Kerry hurling!) and Jack O’Leary from the Under-8s. Well done, guys.
Well done to all who took part in the monster hurling blitz in Ballinakill on Saturday. Well done to all the players and their mentors.
Our Under-12 girls play Baltinglass in Dunbur on Thursday 23rd. Throw in 7.15pm.
Congratulations to our county ladies and our own Rose Fagan, Clodagh Fox, Eleanor Dunne and Niamh O’Brien who had a comprehensive victory over Offaly in the Leinster Intermediate Championship on a score line of 3-09 to 0-03.
St. Patrick’s GAA Child Protection Course will be held on the 23rd June in the Clubhouse Dunbur at 7.30pm. Please contact Carmel Earls email: email@example.com or text: 0879680168 for details.
Don’t forget to sign up for the Kellogg’s Cúl Camps! This year’s hurling camp will take place in Dunbur on July 11-15 and the football camp on July 25-29. You can register at gaa.ie/ kelloggsculcamps.
Our own Summer GAA Camp will take place from August 9-11 in Dunbur. The camp is for boys and girls aged 3-10, and held from 9.30am1.30pm. Bookings can be taken from June 6th, contact Gary Duffy (0863529445). We hope to see you there!
A Successful St Patrick’s GAA Annual Golf Day took place in Wicklow Golf Club on June 18. The format was Scramble 4 Ball competition and teed off shotgun at 8.30am and 1.30pm. Thank you to all our sponsors especially KN Networks and all the golfers who had a fantastic day on the splendid Wicklow golf course. The overall winners were Byrnes Furniture Shop team.
Thank you to all who supported the County Development Draw County Wicklow GAA Development Draw tickets. Well done John Reidy who was a winner from St Patrick’s in the draw on Friday at 7.30p.m, prior to Ciaran Byrne’s ‘A Year in Wicklow with Micko’ book launch in The Arklow Bay Hotel as part of the celebration of Micko’s 80th Birthday.
Club lotto results - Numbers drawn were 1, 7, 13 and 17. The bonus number was 23. We had 13 match three winners: J. McKenna/Liam Delaney, Val Keating, Mandy Ryan, Kieran Ryan, Eamonn and Jackie O’Brien, Phillip McWilliams, Simon Wheatley, Laura Tyndall, Jim O’Dowd, Kayla Quinn, Rado Sitiar, Martina O’Sullivan and Bobby c/o C. Clarke who share €250 prize.
Thanks to the weekly club lotto sellers who give up their time to help raise funds for the club. It’s greatly appreciated. I
f you wish to join a team, please contact Kathryn Fox (0863149233). Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our €10,000 jackpot!
Please send any information for club notes to Pro.firstname.lastname@example.org before 9pm on Sunday evenings. You can contact St Pats at Facebook St Patrick’s GAA Club Wicklow Town or Twitter @StPatsGAAWick.
Lotto results from June 7 draw for a jackpot of €3,200 - Numbers drawn: 16, 17, 20, and 21. Match threes to win or share €300: Pat O’Shea c/o J O Shea; Hannah Butler c/o T Snell; Colie O’Brien c/o C O’Brien; Bobby Franey c/o T Snell; Helen Driver c/o S Driver; Sheila Driver c/o N Driver.
Results from the June 13 draw for a jackpot of €13,500 - Numbers drawn: 10, 11, 26, and 28. Match threes to win or share €300 were: Gazza and Hayley c/o J Copeland; Myles and Fionn c/o Trapper; Anthony Connolly c/o J Connolly.
Next draw takes place on Monday, June 20, in King’s, for a jackpot of €3,800.
The nursery for 4-10-year-olds, boys and girls, continues each Friday at 6.15pm. Under-10 boys will have extra coaching on Tuesday evenings at 6.30 pm.
Ashford play AGB this Tuesday a home in the league.
A VHI Cúl Camp commences in Ashford on Monday, July 18to July 19. You can register online or contact any committee member.
Ashford GAA Fun Camp, for 4-11-year-olds, will take place in Ashford from Monday, August 15 to Friday, August 19. Camp will run from 10am to 3pm. Our Fundraising Committee have arranged a Comedy Night in Chester Beattys on Saturday, July 23, commencing at 8.30pm. Tickets cost €10.
Further information on Ashford GAA activities can be found via Facebook and from our webpage, www.ashfordgaa.com.