ST PATRICK’S

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Con­grat­u­la­tions to all in­volved with Wicklow county ladies on a solid per­for­mance in Bless­ing­ton against near neigh­bours Car­low on Sun­day win­ning 5-20 to 0-03 hav­ing led at half time 1-14 to 0-00. Well done to our own Ni­amh McGet­ti­gan (Vice Cap­tain) and Mick Ka­vanagh who is part of the man­age­ment team.

It was not to be for the county hurlers in this year’s Bord na Móna Ke­hoe Cup Fi­nal against Maynooth Univer­sity in Pearse Park Ark­low on Sun­day as it fin­ished 1-23 to 2-11. Com­mis­er­a­tions to our own lads Eoghan O’Ma­hony, John Con­nors, Andy O’Brien, George O’Brien, Gerry Con­nors, Michael Con­nors, Christy Moorehouse and coach Michael Neary who can now get ready for the Na­tional Hurl­ing League.

A poor start to the open­ing Al­lianz Foot­ball League Di­vi­sion 4 game against Leitrim on Sun­day at Joule Park Aughrim for Johnny Magee’s Wicklow.

Leitrim scored a goal af­ter 45 sec­onds but Wicklow re­sponded well and were be­hind at half time on a score­line of 1-10 to 07. Fi­nal score 1-17 to 0-10 to Leitrim.

Next up a tough away trip on Satur­day 11th Fe­bru­ary to Fra­her Field, Water­ford for a 7pm throw in for our County se­nior lads Dean Healy, Tommy Kelly, John Crowe and Connor Ffrench.

Best of luck to ladies sec­re­tary Stephen McNulty who heads to Dubai on Wed­nes­day to ref­eree the Mid­dle East LGFA Games. Un­for­tu­nately he’s not bring­ing his as­sis­tants.

We are look­ing for a vol­un­teers to run the club gear shop at the club Nurs­ery ev­ery Satur­day in Dun­bur. If you can give an hour ev­ery sec­ond Satur­day please con­tact Club Trea­surer Trea­surer. stpatricks.wicklow@gaa.ie .

Any In­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in been in­volved with our club teams for 2017 should con­tact the Club Sec­re­tary at: Sec­re­tary.stpatricks.wicklow@gaa.ie.

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.

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.

On Jan­uary 9, the Club Play­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (CPA) was of­fi­cially launched in Bally­bo­den St. En­das, the home of the club foot­ball cham­pi­ons.

Paddy Byrne, of Ballymanus GFC, has been nom­i­nated as the ‘Wicklow Club Rep­re­sen­ta­tive’, the role in­volves get­ting as many club peo­ple reg­is­tered while also keep­ing clubs up­dated on pro­gres­sion of the CPA’s ob­jec­tives.

Paddy is try­ing to es­tab­lish a com­mit­tee within the county made up of a ‘CPA Cham­pion’ from each club, Could you be our ‘Club Cham­pion’? con­tact Paddy at patrick.byrne26@gmail.com

Reg­is­tra­tion is free, takes less than 15 sec­onds and is open to play­ers of all grades, ad­min­is­tra­tors and sup­port­ers – ba­si­cally all peo­ple in­volved in our club. The link is as fol­lows: http://gaa­club­play­ers.com/reg­is­ter/. In­com­ing Ladies Com­mit­tee for 2017: Chair­per­son: Caro­line Court­ney Sec­re­tary: Stephen McNulty stpatrick­swick­lowl­gfa@gmail.com

Trea­surer: Nicola McGet­ti­gan Reg­is­trar: Peggy King Com­mit­tee: Kathryn Fox The Ladies Com­mit­tee are de­lighted to an­nounce that Robert Hollingsworth is the Se­nior Ladies Foot­ball Man­ager for 2017 with Rebecca Hollingsworth, Lee Wat­ters, Dave Fitzger­ald & Liz Malone. Robert will be in touch with last year’s adult pan­els over the next cou­ple of weeks to con­firm a sched­ule for 2017. All in St Patrick’s wish Robert and his team the best of Luck for the up­com­ing sea­son. Un­der­age Team Con­tact de­tails for 2017 Foot­ball - Nurs­ery: Wil­lie Carey 083 8570491; U7: Bosco Guinan 087 7965284; U9: Chris­tian Czwalina 087 4184677; U11: Steven Far­rell 086 8147999; U13: Paul O’Brien 087 9088779; U14 (Feile): Paul O’Brien 087 9088779; U15: Paul Fox 087 9447982; U17: John Smith 086 8130477.

Hurl­ing - Nurs­ery: Wil­lie Carey 083 8570491; U7: Gary O’Leary 086 021 9447; U9: John Joe McCoy 087 2388139; U11: Alan Lawlor 086 2784498; U13: Brian Glee­son 086 8281124; U17: John O’Brien 086 4058605.

Award 1 Youth/ Adult Foot­ball Course will take place in St Pa­tricks GAA Club­house on the fol­low­ing dates and times - Tues­day 14th Fe­bru­ary 7.30pm 10.00pm; Satur­day 18th Fe­bru­ary 10.00am 2.30pm; Tues­day 21st Fe­bru­ary 7.30pm 10.00pm; Satur­day 25th Fe­bru­ary 10.00am 2.30pm; Tues­day 28th Fe­bru­ary 7.30pm 10.00pm.

Course Fee: €80 per per­son to be paid on the first night of the course. Con­tact: Paul Gar­ri­gan to book your place on this course at paul.gar­ri­gan. gda.wicklow@gaa.ie or Mo­bile: 083 436 6801

Wicklow LGFA are run­ning a Level 1 LGFA coach­ing course on Satur­day 11th Fe­bru­ary at 9.30am. Venue tbc.

All Coaches must have com­pleted the LGFA Fun­da­men­tals course be­fore be­ing el­i­gi­ble to do this re­ally worth­while course. Places are cur­rently filling very quickly so get your name in as soon as pos­si­ble. Any­one in­ter­ested please con­tact Do­minic Leech at 0866023330. Dates for your Diary: Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 10th and 17th: Reg­is­tra­tion Night For All Mem­bers at 8pm in the Club­house

Do you want to win a free mem­ber­ship. A draw will be held af­ter the next two reg­is­tra­tion nights for a re­fund of Adult or Ju­ve­nile mem­ber­ship fee paid.

Ev­ery Sun­day Evening 6pm – 7:15pm St Pats U14 Boys foot­ball (any­one born in 2003 or 2004) for some fun games to get the sea­son started in the club­house Dun­bur. It will be in the hall so wear run­ners. All U14s wel­come

Ev­ery Thurs­day for six weeks from 9th Fe­bru­ary from 7-8pm. St. Pat’s and the Camo­gie As­so­ci­a­tion are run­ning the very suc­cess­ful “Come Hurl with Me” pro­gramme for par­ent and daugh­ters 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! For fur­ther de­tails and if you would like to get in­volved please con­tact; Mar­garet Leonard on 087 7827881 or Ja­son Carey on 086 8974898

Start­ing on Tues­day 7th Fe­bru­ary U7 in­door hurl­ing from 6-45pm to 7-45pm in the hall. All U7’s wel­come con­tact Tomás on 086 1933796

‘Gael­ic4Teens’ Pro­gramme Day 1 on 25th Fe­bru­ary

Each Fri­day U11 hurl­ing con­tin­ues in Rathnew Soc­cer Club In­door Arena from 7pm.Con­tact Alan on 086 2784498. Hel­mets and hurls will be pro­vided for begin­ners!

Fri­day 10th Fe­bru­ary U9 hurl­ing com­mences in Rathnew Soc­cer Club In­door Arena from 6-7pm, con­tact John Joe on 087 2388139 Hel­mets and hurls will be pro­vided for begin­ners!

Code of Be­hav­iour courses in Bal­li­nakill Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence on Mon­day 13th Fe­bru­ary and Mon­day 20th Fe­bru­ary at 7.30pm

Please note at­ten­dance at these code of Be­hav­iour courses must be pre booked and book­ings are taken on a first come ba­sis.

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.

Some­time ago Uachtaran CLG, Aoghan O Fearghail es­tab­lished the 150 Com­mit­tee. The 150 Com­mit­tee’s brief is to pre­pare for the As­so­ci­a­tion’s 150th An­niver­sary in 2034 and as to what the GAA may be like in 2034.

The Com­mit­tee is sched­ul­ing a meet­ing in each of the Prov­inces. The Le­in­ster meet­ing (Fo­cus Group) is sched­uled for Tues­day 21st Fe­bru­ary at 7.00p.m. in Aras Laighean.

The par­tic­i­pants for Fe­bru­ary 21st to be a sam­ple of - County and Club Chair­per­sons, County and Club Sec­re­taries, County and Club Trea­sur­ers, Play­ers (in­ter-county and clubs), Coaches and Man­agers, and Schools and fur­ther/ higher ed­u­ca­tion In­sti­tu­tions.

Top­ics are the Core Val­ues of the As­so­ci­a­tion:Com­mu­nity Iden­tity and In­clu­sive­ness, Am­a­teur Sta­tus, Player Wel­fare, Team­work, Gov­ern­ing the GAA, The Club, Games and Com­pe­ti­tions, Fa­cil­i­ties, Mar­ket­ing and Fi­nance, In­ter­na­tional

If in­ter­ested in tak­ing part please for­ward your name on/be­fore 15th Fe­bru­ary 2017, de­tails to in­clude phone num­ber, e-mail ad­dress and their role in the As­so­ci­a­tion presently to the Club Sec­re­tary at Sec­re­tary.stpatricks.wicklow@gaa.ie

St. Pa­tricks GAA Club have launched the 2017 ver­sion of our Last Man Stand­ing fundrais­ing com­pe­ti­tion for our club. We lost 96 peo­ple mainly due to Derry not win­ning at home against Clare; 50 peo­ple had cho­sen Derry. In ad­di­tion Ca­van, Mayo, Meath, Gal­way and Roscom­mon all failed to win.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to those of you through to Week 2. Please select your team from next week’s fix­tures be­low and send it back via text to 087 6214903 or email to stpat­slms@gmail.com on or be­fore next Fri­day10th Fe­bru­ary please. Re­mem­ber if you chose a Di­vi­sion 1 team in Week 1 you have to choose a Di­vi­sion 2 team in Week 2 and vice versa.

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. The draw will take place on 8th March 2017 in Croke Park. It is a great way to sup­port your lo­cal club.

Any­one who still have €10 All Ire­land Club Draw tick­ets they need to be re­turned to any club of­fi­cer or left in to Doo­ley Poyn­ton c/o Alan O’Brien be­fore Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 10th 2017.

We had no jack­pot win­ners in our Club Lotto this week! Num­bers drawn were 18, 23, 25 and 30. The bonus num­ber was 07. 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 6th Fe­bru­ary in the Club­house. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the win­ner of our Match 4 prize €1,800 or Match 5 €10,000 jack­pot!

Our sin­cere con­do­lences to the fam­ily of Ned Cole­man brother of our County Chair­man Martin, Sta­tion Road, Bor­ris, Car­low who has passed away peace­fully at home, deeply re­gret­ted by his lov­ing fam­ily, wife Peg, son Thomas, daugh­ter Maria, broth­ers, sis­ter, broth­ers-in-law, sis­tersin-law, nieces, neph­ews, rel­a­tives, neigh­bours and friends Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam Please send any in­for­ma­tion for club notes to Pro.stpatricks.wicklow@gaa.ie be­fore 9pm on Sun­day evenings. You can con­tact St Pats at Face­book St Patrick’s GAA Club Wicklow Town or Twit­ter @StPat­sGAAWick.

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