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Lotto: Num­bers drawn 23rd Jan­uary: 13, 21, 28, 30. Jack­pot for draw on 30th 3,400 euro.

GAA Na­tional Club Draw – hope you are shift­ing those tick­ets!

One was among the con­tin­gent from Éire Óg who at­tended the Gar­den County GAA Sports Awards Din­ner in the Ark­low Bay Ho­tel to show the club’s recog­ni­tion of the hon­our be­stowed on it by the pre­sent­ing of the Life­time Achieve­ment Award to club Uachtarán Patsy Vick­ers. In his in­tro­duc­tion MC Jimmy Dunne ex­pressed the ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the County Board for the work Patsy did for his club, for the North East Ju­ve­nile Board and for the County board. Maith an fear thú Patsy! Well done Patsy and you have the club’s hearti­est con­grat­u­la­tions.

Cathaoir­leach John Keane was un­for­tu­nately a vic­tim of the ‘flu bug and was un­able to take up his po­si­tion at the ta­ble but sent his warm­est com­pli­ments. The or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee is to be praised on the ef­fi­ciency with which the cer­e­mony that in­cluded a suc­cinct pen-picture of each of the re­cip­i­ents de­liv­ered by Jimmy Dunne, was run off.

Hard luck: Well done to the Wick­low schools who suf­fered a nar­row de­feat, 0-13 to 1-8, to St Peter’s, Wex­ford in the semi-fi­nal of the Le­in­ster A Schools Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship. St Peter’s went on to de­feat Moate in the fi­nal. Éire Óg was rep­re­sented on the team by Eoin McTeague.

The club’s Face­book page is cur­rently em­bla­zoned with pho­to­graphs of the smil­ing faces of Don­ald Trump and our own Leas-Cathaoir­leach Mark Barry to which Brendan Cud­dihy has clev­erly given the cap­tion “both these men promised to build a wall, only one has de­liv­ered”. The wall he is re­fer­ring to in Mark’s case is of course the hurl­ing ball-wall which is at present in the course of con­struc­tion at the Killincar­rig end of the main pitch. The amenity when com­plete will com­prise a wall which will be suit­able for prac­tice off both faces with the ground on one side be­ing cov­ered with as­tro and on the other with grass. Hope­fully it will be put to good use by our hurlers of all ages, will greatly help to im­prove their skill lev­els and af­ford them hours of en­joy­ment.

The coiste was ex­tremely lucky in hav­ing had at its dis­posal a per­son of the ex­pe­ri­ence and know-how of Eoin O’Neill to han­dle mat­ters re­lat­ing to plan­ning per­mis­sion and to draw up the ap­pli­ca­tions for grants. Go raibh míle maith agat Eoin.

Ar­chive footage shown by RTE on the oc­ca­sion of the 80th birth­day of Kerry’s Mick O’Con­nell, claimed by many to be the great­est stylist of all time, fea­tured him hon­ing his su­perla­tive skills us­ing the gable end of his home. This would sug­gest that our wall might also be used to good ef­fect by our foot­ballers.


There was no lotto jack­pot win­ner last week. The num­bers drawn were 5, 8, 13 and 21 with match 3 win­ners in­clud­ing Billy Moules, Alice O’Lough­lin, Byrne fam­ily, Chapel Lane and Enda McGrath. Club mem­ber­ship is now due. Adult play­ers €30, ju­ve­niles €20, nurs­ery €5, non-play­ers €10. Any player (adult or ju­ve­nile) look­ing for fit­ted gum shields are asked to con­tact Kieran at 0876209013 who is try­ing to get Tul­low Den­tists out some week­end shortly if there are enough num­bers. Best wishes to Colm Coogan who is off trav­el­ling next week. Hope­fully we’ll still be in the hunt when you re­turn Colm. Bon Voy­age.


Well done to Mark Reid and Conor Deer­ing both se­lected for the Wick­low Mi­nor Squad for 2017 and who were out last week­end. Well done to the Wick­low team on get­ting a draw. We wish the lads well for the com­ing year.

St. Nicholas GAA has a new com­mit­tee in place and we wish the new Chair­man Alan Deer­ing and his team them well for the com­ing year. Dunlavin GAA wish to thank the out­go­ing com­mit­tee for their com­mit­ment which over­saw great suc­cess over re­cent years. May it con­tinue for the St. Nicholas club.

Great turnout for the St. Nicks U13 train­ing last week. Next train­ing will take place on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 1st at 7pm in Dunlavin GAA grounds. We ask that par­ents please re­spond to texts in or­der to or­gan­ise games. Good luck to the team who are out at the week­end.

St Nicks U15s got their year up and run­ning with a loss to a strong Fin­gal Ravens side in the Le­in­ster league in Donard last Satur­day. How­ever well done to all the lads who put in a big ef­fort for their first match of the year. It’s a learn­ing curve and the team are cer­tainly de­ter­mined which is an en­cour­ag­ing fac­tor for the man­age­ment. Good luck to them away to Sum­mer­hill of Meath next week in round two of the Le­in­ster League.


Well done to all who or­gan­ised our St Pa­trick’s GAA Ju­ve­nile Ladies Pre­sen­ta­tion and Open Day in the Club­house Dun­bur last Satur­day. A big thank to our Guest of Hon­our Ir­ish Olympian Fion­nu­ala McCor­mack who pre­sented the cer­tifi­cates and medals. Fion­nu­ala took part in a ques­tions and an­swers ses­sion from the Ladies and in­ter­acted with all in at­ten­dance. Thank you to the par­ents for the food. A wonderful time was had by all.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Kathryn Fox and DCW foot­ballers who had a strong win over Balt­in­glass 4-12 to 2-3. They will now take on Carnew in the fi­nal of the post pri­mary schools com­pe­ti­tion.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the St. Pa­tricks Na­tional School All Girls foot­ball team who took part in their first foot­ball blitz in Grey­stones re­cently.

St Pats U14 Boys foot­ball (any­one born in 2003 or 2004). All U14s wel­come ev­ery Sun­day evening 6.00 to 7.15 for some fun games to get the sea­son started in the club­house Dun­bur. It will be in the hall so wear run­ners.

Hard luck to Austin O’Mal­ley and all at Louis­burgh GAA who were on the wrong side of 4-14 to 0-13 score­line in the AIB GAA Foot­ball All-Ire­land Ju­nior Club Cham­pi­onship Semi-Fi­nal in Cu­sack Park, En­nis on Sun­day. Dar­ran O’Sul­li­van and Kerry Cham­pi­ons Glen­beigh-Glen­car booked their place in the Croke Park fi­nal on 18 Fe­bru­ary.

The club cur­rently has a lim­ited num­ber of cus­tom half zip train­ing tops in pink and blue with the LGFA logo avail­able to buy, We have SIX only in each of the fol­low­ing 2 sizes ONLY:

Age 13 - price €50, Adult size Small - price €55. First come first served by tex­ting 087 6214903.

Any­one look­ing for reg­u­lar club jer­seys, hoody’s and half zip train­ing tops they are avail­able in The Sports Room shop be­side the Post Of­fice.

St. Pat’s and the Camo­gie As­so­ci­a­tion are run­ning the very suc­cess­ful “Come Hurl with Me” pro­gramme for par­ent and daugh­ters com­menc­ing on Thurs­day 9th Fe­bru­ary for 6 weeks in the hall, Dun­bur. This is for girls born in 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010. Hel­mets and hurls will be avail­able on the night for those who are try­ing camo­gie for the first time! An in­for­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion night will take place in the Club­house on Thurs­day 2nd Fe­bru­ary from 7-8pm. For fur­ther de­tails and if you would like to get in­volved please con­tact; Mar­garet Leonard on 087 7827881 Or Jason Carey on 086 8974898.

From Jan­uary 1st 2017, mouth guards will be manda­tory for all adult ladies foot­ballers. OPRO have come on-board with the WGPA to sup­ply mouth guards to all its mem­bers who play Ladies Foot­ball.

GRMA (go raibh maith agat) is the new GAA Mem­ber­ship Card pro­gramme pro­vid­ing ben­e­fits and re­wards to GAA mem­bers. It is a ‘thank you’ or ‘go raibh maith agat’ for your in­volve­ment in your GAA club, en­gage­ment in GAA ac­tiv­i­ties and at­ten­dance at games. Reg­is­tra­tion for the pro­gramme is now open with ben­e­fits avail­able from Jan­uary 2017.

You will need a GAA mem­ber­ship num­ber to join GRMA and re­ceive a Mem­ber­ship Card. Please re­quest your mem­ber­ship num­ber at your club when you re­new your sub­scrip­tion for 2017. New club mem­bers will re­ceive their GAA mem­ber­ship num­ber when their reg­is­tra­tion is com­pleted.

Mem­ber­ship Cards will only be dis­trib­uted to mem­bers who have signed up to GRMA on­line The pro­gramme is only avail­able to adult mem­bers (over 18’s).

If you have any fur­ther queries con­tact the GRMA team.

Dates for your Diary: St Pats U14 Boys foot­ball (any­one born in 2003 or 2004) ev­ery Sun­day evening 6.00 to 7.15 in the Hall. All U14s wel­come.

Camo­gie As­so­ci­a­tion “Come Hurl with Me” in­for­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion night will take place in the Club­house on Thurs­day 2nd Fe­bru­ary from 7-8pm.

Start­ing on Tues­day 7th Fe­bru­ary U7 in­door hurl­ing from 6-45pm to 7-45pm in the hall. All U7’s wel­come.

Gael­ic4Teens’ Pro­gramme Day 1 on 25th Fe­bru­ary

The County Fi­nal of the Scór Sin­sear (Se­nior/O.17) Per­for­mance and Quiz com­pe­ti­tion will take place in St Pa­trick’s GAA club­house on Fri­day, 3rd March. The Per­for­mance (Ceili Danc­ing, Set Danc­ing, In­stru­men­tal Groups, Bal­lad Groups, Recita­tion, Sketch/Dra­matic Group Act and Solo Singing) Fi­nal will com­mence at 8pm with the Quiz Fi­nal be­gin­ning at 9pm.

Best of luck to Pat’s sup­porter and player Me­gan Kelly and her boyfriend Aaron Kennedy who head off on their trav­els to Aus­tralia safe trav­els

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Donic New­some and Tommy Doyle on their en­gage­ment from ev­ery­one in St Pat’s.

Any In­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in be­ing in­volved with our club teams for 2017 should con­tact the Club Sec­re­tary at: Sec­re­tary. stpatricks.wick­

St. Pa­tricks GAA Club have launched the 2017 ver­sion of our Last Man Stand­ing fundrais­ing com­pe­ti­tion for our club. Clos­ing date for re­ceipt of en­try (in­clud­ing €10 en­try fee) is Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 3rd. Any­one who wishes to en­ter, please text Alan O’Brien +353 (87) 621 4903 or email: stpat­slms@

St Pa­tricks GAA Club have dis­trib­uted the GAA Na­tional Club Draw tick­ets for 2017. Tick­ets are €10 each and there are some fan­tas­tic prizes on of­fer. Tick­ets (sold and un­sold) to be re­turned to your County Li­ai­son Of­fi­cer by Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 13th 2017. Please re­turn your tick­ets to your rel­e­vant team man­ager as soon as pos­si­ble. The draw will take place on 8th March 2017 in Croke Park. It is a great way to sup­port your lo­cal club.

We had no jack­pot win­ners in our Club Lotto this week! Num­bers drawn were 2, 6, 18 and 28. The bonus num­ber was 26. We had no Match three win­ners. Thanks to the weekly Club Lotto Sell­ers who give up their time to help raise funds for the Club. It’s greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. The next draw is on Mon­day 23rd Jan­uary in the Club­house. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the win­ner of our Match 4 prize €1,700 or Match 5 €10,000 jack­pot!

Please send any in­for­ma­tion for club notes to Pro.stpatricks.wick­ be­fore 9pm on Sun­day evenings. You can con­tact St Pats at Face­book St Pa­trick’s GAA Club Wick­low Town or Twit­ter @ StPat­sGAAWick


GAA Lotto – There was no win­ner of the lat­est jack­pot. Num­bers drawn were 1, 19, 23, 24. Con­grat­u­la­tions to two match three win­ners – Brid­get Har­ney and Club Lemon re­ceive €125 each. Pro­mot­ers prize went to Tony Allen. Next draw will be for a jack­pot of 5,600. Tick­ets are €2. Match 3 num­bers to Win or Share €250. As al­ways we thank you for your con­tin­ued sup­port and to all those who help sell tick­ets & or­gan­ise the draw.

Coach­ing cour­ses for 2017 are now avail­able on­line. Please check out the Wick­low GAA web­site for more de­tails or con­tact the club di­rectly.

A clothes col­lec­tion is now tak­ing place – If you have used or un­wanted clothes we are ac­cept­ing do­na­tions ev­ery Mon­day evening from 8pm – 8.30pm.

Don’t for­get to stay in touch with Dunlavin GAA Face­book page and St Nicholas Ju­ve­nile Face­book page. For the most up to date news on lotto re­sults, fix­tures and scores please check us out– Like and fol­low.


The com­bi­na­tion drawn in the club lotto draw on Mon­day 23rd Jan­uary was 2-6-1124. There was no jack­pot or match 3 win­ner, the fol­low­ing lucky dip win­ners shared 100 euro, Daniel Be­han Quarry St, Myra Nolan Ra­heen­graney and Deb­o­rah / Terry Bro­gan, Cool­gre­aney Gorey, Fran­cis Simp­son again won the pro­moter’s prize, The next draw with the jack­pot an at­trac­tive 2,400 euro will take place in Kenny”s Cen­tral house on Mon­day 6th Fe­bru­ary.

The club lotto / mem­ber­ship scheme is prov­ing to be an out­stand­ing suc­cess with record num­bers par­tic­i­pat­ing, it is still open to in­ter­ested par­ties, a 20 euro con­tri­bu­tion en­ti­tles each mem­ber to a free en­try into each forth­nightly lotto draw for the re­main­der of 2017, en­try forms are avail­able in lo­cal busi­ness out­lets and from Play­ers and com­mit­tee mem­bers.

Con­grau­la­tions to Brendan (Boom Boom) Be­han, Quarry St., who cel­e­brates his 21st with a Hoo­ley for fam­ily and friends on Satur­day next, 4th Fe­bru­ary. Also best wishes to Tr­ish Mur­phy, Ba­lynul­t­agh who cel­e­brated a sig­nif­i­cant birth­day re­cently.

Best of luck to all stu­dents from the lo­cal­ity and sur­round­ing ar­eas com­menc­ing their mock ex­ams this week.

Tick­ets are now in cir­cu­la­tion for the 2017 GAA Na­tional club draw, fan­tas­tic prizes on of­fer here in­clud­ing the top prize of an Opel Corsa , 100% of all monies raised from ticket sales goes to your lo­cal club. The draw will take place on Wed­nes­day 8th March 2017, tick­ets cost­ing 10 euro are avail­able from play­ers and com­mit­tee mem­bers and should be re­turned for in­clu­sion in the draw to Noel Mur­phy or any com­mit­tee mem­ber on or be­fore Fe­bru­ary 6th.

Ju­ve­nile News: Con­grats to ju­ve­nile mem­ber Ross Whe­lan who cel­e­brated his 9th birth­day re­cently.

The ever pop­u­lar Ju­ve­nile nurs­ery cater­ing for boys and girls con­tin­ues each Fri­day evening in the Court­house from 7pm to 8, for fur­ther de­tails con­tact ju­ve­nile club Chair­man Paul Be­han at 087 7405359 or any Com­mit­tee mem­ber.


Re­minder that our AGM is on this Satur­day the 4th in Bal­li­na­clash com­mu­nity hall at 5.30. All wel­come to at­tend as we make our plans for the year.


Lotto re­sults from the 23rd Jan­uary: 6-1112-14. We had no win­ners. Our un­der 15s took part in their first game in Le­in­ster Cross Bor­der League ver­sus St.Lau­rence O’Tooles. A good per­for­mance from our lads, how­ever our op­po­si­tion came out on top.

We would like to re­mind all that we now have a fully cen­tral heated club­house with a large func­tion room avail­able to rent. Please con­tact any mem­ber of com­mit­tee for de­tails.

We send Peter Keane Mile­stone birth­day wishes.

The club would like to send well wishes to Han­nah But­ler on a speedy re­cov­ery.

We also send our con­do­lences to Neil Gold­ing,Drew Jame­son and ex­tended fam­ily on the re­cent pass­ing of Rita in the UK. RIP Rita


Train­ing for In­ter­me­di­ate and Ju­nior Hurlers starts on Fri­day night at 8.p.m. on all weather pitch. All play­ers to at­tend. Na­tional Draw Tick­ets and Hurl­ing League com­pe­ti­tion forms to be re­turned on Fri­day night to Chair­man or Sec­re­tary. Train­ing for all Ju­ve­nile Teams on Satur­day next, Fe­bru­ary 4 at 11.00 a.m.


Na­tional De­vel­op­ment Draw Tick­ets: For the past few years we have sold tick­ets for the Gar­den County De­vel­op­ment Draw and were lucky enough to have some lo­cal win­ners and raise much needed funds for the Club.

Un­for­tu­nately, this com­pe­ti­tion is no longer run­ning and the GAA Na­tional Club Draw has now taken it’s place. All the pro­ceeds from our tick­ets sold will re­main in our club!

Tick­ets are only €10 each and avail­able from any com­mit­tee mem­ber or player. All tick­ets sold and un­sold MUST be re­turned by Fri­day, 10th Fe­bru­ary at the lat­est to Sam O’Ke­effe, Mi­ley O’Ke­effe or Stacey O’Brien. The draw will take place on Wed­nes­day, March 8th and hope­fully a few Coolboy res­i­dents will be among the win­ners.

Wick­low’s Andy O’Brien makes space to fire over a point as Cor­mac Keat­ing of Trin­ity closes in dur­ing their Kehoe Cup match in Grey­stones.

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