We held our AGM on Saturday evening in Ballinaclash. The following are the officers who were elected for the year: Chairman - Dixie Kenny, Secretary - Anne Byrne, Treasurer - Patti Kenny, PRO - Ciarán O’Neill, Fixtures Secretary - Conor Parsons, Childrens OfficerWinnie O’Hanlon.
Huge thanks to John Devitt for his work as treasurer for the last two years. Thanks to everyone who turned up and best of luck to all teams and committees for the year.
Congratulations to our county hurlers who were rocked by a Mayo goal just before halftime to leave the half-time score 1-11 to 0-08 in Aughrim.
A good showing in the second half saw the hurlers victorious over Mayo 2-17 to 1-17.
Well done to our own lads Eoghan O’Mahony, John Connors, Andy O’Brien, George O’Brien, Gerry Connors, Michael Connors, Christy Moorehouse, coach Michael Neary and S+C Shay Dunne on another win.
After their recent win against Carlow, our ladies county team made the long trip to the north west to play Fermanagh on Sunday at 2pm in St Patrick’s GAA in Donagh (close to Enniskillen).
Congratulations to all involved in an excellent result up North with the final scoreline of 3-17 to 1-06 having led at halftime 2-10 to 0-05 especially our own Niamh McGettigan and selector Michael Kavanagh.
Congratulations to our own ladies secretary Stephen McNulty who took charge in Sunday’s Lidl Ireland LGFA Division 3 league fixture between Wexford and Limerick in St. Patrick’s Park.
It’s with great honour we present our ladies Senior captain for 2017, Sarah Delahunt. Congratulations Sarah and best wishes to Robert Hollingsworth and his management team for 2017.
Message - All those going on Manchester trip are requested to pay the balance on/before March 10. This should be given to John McGettigan. There are a few places remaining if anyone else is interested. Reminder that we leave Wicklow on Saturday, April 8, and return Monday, April 10.
Best of luck to our own Ian Murphy and all involved in the county under-21 footballers when they take on Louth in Baltinglass on Wednesday, February 22.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any Individuals interested in been involved with our club teams for 2017 should contact the club secretary at: secretary.stpatricks. email@example.com.
Award 1 Youth/ Adult Football Course will take place in St Patricks GAA Clubhouse on the following dates and times: Tuesday, February 21 from 7.30pm 10.00pm; Saturday, February 25 from 10.00am 2.30pm; Tuesday, February 28 from 7.30pm 10.00pm.
Contact: Paul Garrigan to book your place on this course at paul.garrigan.gda.wicklow@ gaa.ie or mobile: 083 436 6801.
Congratulations - Alan and Suzanne Lawlor Family Membership who are the winners in our second membership draw this evening.
2017 Membership - You can pay your membership subscription directly into the club bank account by electronic transfer if you wish.
Simply enter the club bank account details and attach a message with your name and membership type e.g. Smith Family, or your membership number if you know it.
Please notify club treasurer James Phelan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or club registrar Eddie Leonard when you have done this so that your membership payment can be recorded as paid.
Bank of Ireland, Main St., Wicklow, IBAN: IE22 BOFI 9067 3461 6931 54, BIC: BOFIIE2D.
Dates for your Diary: Fixtures in Dunbur for April: April 8 - 2pm County Wicklow v County Louth - Under-14 Ladies Football; April 9 - 11.30am: St. Patrick’s v Coolboy, Division 3 Junior A Football; April 11 - 7pm St. Patrick’s v AGB Under-16 Ladies Football; April 15 - 5pm St. Patrick’s v Blessington Senior Football League Div 1; April 25 - 7.15pm St. Patricks v Blessington U16 Ladies Football; April 27 - 7.15pm St. Patricks v A.G.B. U14 Ladies Football .
Under-17 players and parents meeting in the clubhouse on Wednesday, February 22 at 8.45pm. All players born in 2000, 2001 and 2002 welcome.
Please note that there has also been a change to the nights assigned to specific underage teams.
Under-13 and under-17 matches will now be played on Monday nights.
Under-11 and under-15 matches will now be played on Wednesday nights.
Every Sunday evening from 6pm to 7.15pm St Pat’s under-14 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 under-14s welcome.
Every Thursday for six weeks from February 9 - Session 1: 6pm to 6-40pm and session 2: 6-45pm to 7-30pm.
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.
‘Gaelic4Teens’ Programme Day 1 on February 25.
Each Friday, under-11 hurling continues in Rathnew Soccer Club Indoor Arena from 7pm. Contact Alan on 086 2784498. Helmets and hurls will be provided for beginners!
On Friday, February 10, under-9 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!
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, March 3.
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.
St. Patricks GAA Club have launched the 2017 version of our Last Man Standing fundraising competition for our club. Hard luck to those of you who fell this week.
There were 21 of you in total. There are 75 people remaining.
For those of you remaining there are no fixtures next weekend Please select your team from the next fixtures round and send it back via text to 087 6214903 or email to email@example.com on or before next Friday, February 24.
Remember if you chose a Division 1 team in Week 2 you have to choose a Division 2 team in Week 3 and vice versa.
We had no jackpot winners in our club lotto this week! Numbers drawn were 6, 9, 24 and 26. The bonus number was 16.
We had one match three winner Betty Drennan c/o Leitrim Lounge.
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, February 20, in the clubhouse. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize €2,000 or Match 5 €10,000 jackpot!
Where are they all now? In 1984 playing Junior Hurling for St. Pat’s 3-5 against Carnew 1-5. Kevin Delaney, Ray Hughes, Nicky Crennan, Noel Mooney, Damien Smullen, Martin Egan, Tommy McAulay, Aidan Doyle, David Bury, Shay Ryan, Mick Kinnealy, Ray Browne, Mick O’ Reilly, Martin Bolger, John Dunne. Subs: Gerry Farrell for Kinnealy and Kinnealy for McAulay.
Seeing as Pancake Tuesday has “creped” up on us. Please support our Little Warrior Nursery Sponsor Gallagher’s SuperValu Wicklow who have gone flippin’ mad for pancakes.
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.
Training - Training continues this Saturday, February 25, in the Community Field with a time to be confirmed during the week.
Congratulations - Heartiest congratulations to our selector Sean ‘Squeeky’ Maher and his wife Geraldine on the birth of their baby boy Callum born on Thursday.
Congratulations also to Michael Gregan who has reached the quarter-final of the O’Neills All-Ireland Senior Men’s Handball Championship after defeating his opponent Eoin Kennedy in Ballymore Eustace on Saturday. Golf Classic - Back by popular demand! Coolboy Handball and GAA club will hold a golf classic in Coollattin Golf Club on Sunday, April 30.
An option of €120 per team without food or €160 per team with food is available. Further details to follow.
National Club Draw - Many thanks to all who sold or purchased tickets from the club for this year’s draw which takes place on March 8.This year was our best ever return on ticket sales so well done all!
Adult football - Men’s footballers are training on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 8pm under new trainer Tom Taylor. We played a challenge game last Sunday morning v Kilmac and it proved an excellent workout in preparation for our upcoming Division 3 league campaign with a good overall team performance with youngsters Mark Mullen, Alan Acres and Rhys Cope all doing well and the evergreen Craig Williams having the distinction of claiming the first ‘Mark’ in Pairc Na Sillogue under the new ruling along with Gary Kavanagh showing age is just a number scoring a fine point after his dummy run on his youngster opponent!
If you are interested in playing contact Gary at 086 8567262 or alternatively just call in to the pitch on either Tuesday or Thursday evening.
Lotto - Winning numbers were 07, 15 , 17, and 30. Bonus 38. No jackpot winner, one match three numbers receives €500. Jackpot on February 20 stands at €9,100.
Thanks to all buyers and sellers of club lotto tickets for continued support.
OSKARS - Next Wednesday, March 1, will see our kick off meeting for our upcoming Oskars event in conjunction with Enniskerry YC. There are still some spaces available for any budding actors who may be interested in taking part?
Saturday, March 4, our launch night and movie announcement will be held in The Powerscourt Arms hotel, there will be live music on the night, all welcome!
SCÓR - Reminder Scór will take place next week on Friday, March 3, in Wicklow town, we will be entering one table quiz team but if anyone else is interested in getting another team together please get in touch with Liam Kane, the overall winning team gets an all-expenses paid trip to Belfast later in the year.
Lotto results: No winner. One match three: Adrian Keogh. Numbers drawn: 16, 25, 26, and 28. Sellers prize: John J O’Toole.
Membership - Membership is now due and an be paid to any committee member €10 per adult
Race night - The race night is on in Jacob’s on St.Patricks Day at 9 pm. If you would like to buy a horse it will set you back €10 and can be purchased from any of the players who are approachable enough.
The new fundraising committee led by Andrew Byrne and are as equally approachable also have sponsored cards.
The new Junior ‘B’ champions will play a practice game on Saturday at 3 pm in Knockananna. Clonee from Wexford will provide the opposition.
Lotto results from Monday, February 13. The jackpot was €3,800. Numbers drawn 5, 6, 16, and 17. No jackpot winner. Match threes: Win or share €300 - Kathleen Quinn c/o S McDermott; Trina O’Gorman c/o Trina; Mary Drumgoole c/o M Drumgoole; Ronnie Phillips c/o R Phillips; Mary Doyle c/o A Manley; Ray Clarke c/o S McDermott.
Training continues each Tuesday and Friday, starting at 7.45 pm. Tea and sambos provided by Leia and Catriona are very much appreciated by the lads.
Ashford GAA Dinner Dance will take place in the Glendalough Hotel on Saturday, March 18. Live music by ‘The Groove’ followed by live DJ ‘till late.Tickets can be purchased from any committee member.
Further information on Ashford GAA activities can be found via Facebook and from our web page, www.ashfordgaa.com.
Best of luck to all involved with the local Kerry Foods fooball team (four combatants from our own club, Raymond Murphy, Gary Murphy, David Whelan and Paddy Byrne, plus Keith Byrne who is part of the management team).
They travel to Garvahy, Co. Tyrone, on Saturday next, February 25, to take on Heron Bros. Builders representing Derry in the semi-final of the Inter-Firms All-Ireland football championship semi-final, throw-in is timed for 6pm. Bit of travelling involved here, but rest assured the team wont be lacking the bit of support to help get them over the line, again all the best to all involved.
The combination drawn in the club lotto draw on Monday, February 6, was 5, 10, 23, and 26. There was no jackpot winner. Lil Behan, Corner House, Shillelagh, and Conor/Rebecca Byrne c/o Mary Byrne matched three numbers and shared €100.
The next draw with the jackpot at €2,500 was down for decision on Monday last, February 20. Results will be available in local business outlets and on the club facebook page on Tuesday morning and in next week’s club notes. Thanks to our ticket buyers and sellers for your continued support.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery from all involved with the club to Eileen Hennessey, Millbank, recuperating at home after a brief stay in hospital. Get well soon, Eileen.
Congratulation to Mary Lennon/Murphy, Millbank, who celebrated her birthday recently.
Congrats also to Sandra/John Whelan and to Mellissa/Eugene both couples were blessed with additions to the family recently.
Follow us on Facebook: Bray Emmets GAA club and Twitter: @brayemmets. Website: Brayemmets.com.
Lotto - The numbers drawn were: 18, 14, 2, and 29.
Congratulations to Johnny Evans who wins our €25 lucky dip prize this week. The next jackpot will be: €20,000 Please sign up, it’s a fantastic way of supporting the club and winning some cash. Bray Emmets Disco - Friday, 8pm, March 3. Strictly first year and sixth class disco, Friday, March 3. Tickets, for €10, on sale Tuesday 21st from 7-7.30pm at the club house. Club membership due by February 28. Club membership is now due. Under-21 Game - Best of luck to Shane Lohan, Eoin Mc Cormack and Cathal Mc Gee in the Wicklow v Louth under-21 game at 7.30pm in Baltinglass on Wednesday 22.
Kellogs Cúl Camp Coaches - Cúl Camp coaches are now being recruited. Please find an application form attached to this email.
Get fit with Bray Emmets - BE FIT (Bray Emmets Fun in Training) returning on Tuesday, January 24, with a variety of indoor and outdoor circuits, army style obstacle course, Pilates, yoga and aerobics. Every Tuesday and Friday 7-8pm.
All welcome, male and female, we cater for all levels of ability.
If further information required please ring PJ 086 8217631 or Linda 086 8566202.
Club players Association - The Club Players Association is now open for registration. Click here for more information and to register.
The under-14 camogie team played a friendly against Cuala, Saturday, February 18. A tougher prospect than our last outing, opposing a Dalkey side with a number of strong ball winners.
Nevertheless, we rolled up our sleeves. Catherine McGarry, Kaleigh Broderick and Ellen O’Doherty stood out in the opening half for their tackling and brave spirits.
In the second-half, Bray got more good scores with Aoife Canavan, Ailbhe Whittle and Áine Farrell giving their all. In the end, Cuala won by a goal and a point despite the hectic exchanges of the final 10 minutes. Cluiche an-sásúil a bhí ann.
Foireann: Aoife Canavan, Áine Farrell, Amy Butler, Ailbhe Whittle, Aoibhe Traynor, Catherine McGarry, Ellen O’Doherty, Emma Nesbitt (1-0), Fionnuala Crowley, Jasmine Kennedy, Kaleigh Broderick, Mary-Anne Aherne, Pearl O’Connor, Róisín Murphy, Róisín Benville, Saoirse Canavan, Sarah Lambe (0-3).
Bainisteoir - Brian Lambe.