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SHIL­LE­LAGH

BREAK­ING NEWS: The walk­way around the perime­ter of our spir­i­tual home and the­atre of dreams is now com­plete and open for busi­ness.

Wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble the walk­way (625 me­tres) is open to all en­thu­si­asts and for any­one un­able to avail of it dur­ing day­light hours the light­ing will trig­ger at sun­set and will re­main on un­til 9.30 pm. Well done to con­trac­tor Tom McDon­ald and his crew for a job well done. Club chair­man Mark Dempsey, Sec­re­tary Richard Lam­bert and com­mit­tee mem­ber Lar Be­han did Tro­jan work in get­ting the project up and run­ning and com­pleted.

A huge thank you to Mayo na­tive Alan Togher, now liv­ing in Cool­lat­tin, and his young man Don­nacha with­out whom the light­ing sys­tem might still be at the plan­ning stage.

Once the poles were erected en­ter Enda Fo­ley and David Cullen who in weather con­di­tions dur­ing which you would be re­luc­tant to put out a milk bot­tle per­formed hero­ics to en­sure the light­ing sys­tem was com­plete ahead of sched­ule. A fan­tas­tic ef­fort from all in­volved and we hope the walk­way will be utilised by all en­thu­si­asts.

The com­bi­na­tion drawn in the club lotto draw on Tues­day, 30th Oc­to­ber was 2, 20, 23 and 28. There was no jack­pot win­ner. Megan O’Reilly, Chapel Lane, was the sole match 3 win­ner and pro­cured 100 Euro, Tommy Mur­phy on the pro­moter’s prize again.

The next draw with the jack­pot an en­tic­ing 3,800 Euro was sched­uled for Mon­day last 12th Novem­ber. Re­sults will be avail­able to all in­ter­ested par­ties on Tues­day morn­ing in all lo­cal busi­ness out­lets, on the club face­book page and in next week’s club notes. Your con­tin­ued sup­port is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

A fan­tas­tic day for beau­ti­ful Shil­le­lagh on Satur­day last 10th of Novem­ber with the un­veil­ing of the mag­nif­i­cent Shil­le­lagh stick sculp­ture in the vil­lage park. The post un­veil­ing pre­sen­ta­tion in the Court­house and the launch of the her­itage book­let and trail was in­for­ma­tive and bril­liantly done. A credit to all in­volved. To the Shil­le­lagh Peo­ples Prop­erty Com­mit­tee and all in­volved take a bow, also to the S-P-P Com­mit­tee your gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tion to the in­stal­la­tion of the light­ing sys­tem at the Fair­green walk­way was most wel­come and much ap­pre­ci­ated again well done and Thank You.

Our lo­cal fit­ness en­thu­si­ast Jimmy Schoeb not one for let­ting the grass grow un­der his feet and with the walk­way now avail­able is start­ing a pre-fes­tive sea­son couch to 5K on this Wed­nes­day evening, 14th Novem­ber at the Fair­green.

Com­menc­ing at 7 p.m. the ex­er­cise is open to all ages and fit­ness lev­els. Jimmy will of course bring his ex­per­tise to the project and will of course ad­vise all en­thu­si­asts prior to start­ing. Just a few point­ers from Jimmy to any­one in­tend­ing to take part, avoid food con­sump­tion 90 min­utes prior to start time, drink plenty of wa­ter, wear suit­able footwear and also bring a suit­able drink to the venue. All the best to Jimmy and all par­tic­i­pants.

ST PATRICK’S

The Wick­low U20 foot­ball cham­pi­onship con­tin­ued on Sun­day 11th Novem­ber in Dun­bur where St Patrick’s took on the visi­tors from the west, Baltinglas­s. The lads bat­tled hard in the first half against the wind in treach­er­ous con­di­tions. A first half penalty in which Pat Sam­mon got a hand to, set­tled Baltinglas­s who were play­ing with wind with the half time score: St. Patrick’s 0-02 Baltinglas­s 4-03. St Pat’s upped their game in the sec­ond half and kept go­ing to the end but had left them­selves with too much to do. Full time score St. Pa­tricks 0-06 Baltinglas­s 4-06. Panel: Pat Sam­mon, Gavin Caf­frey, Reese Kelly, Rossa Mar­ron, Eli Gra­ham, Cormac Mur­ray, Patrick O’Keane, Hugh Humby, Ro­nan Mur­ray, Andy Earls, Sean Fitz­patrick, Jack Dunne, Luca Ram­per­saud, Cian Reynolds, Jack Kelly, Robert Mof­fitt, Cian O’Brien, Dy­lan Byrne, James Byrne, Matt Traynor, Ken O’Grady, Brian O’Sul­li­van.

Scor­ers: Jack Dunne 0-03(2F), Jack Kelly 0-02 (2F), Hugh Humby 0-01.

Man­age­ment: John Smith, Daragh McEvoy, Dean Healy, Donal Mar­ron and Brian O’Con­nor The lads will now play Clara Gaels in the cham­pi­onship quar­ter-fi­nal on Sun­day, 18th Novem­ber (Time and Venue TBC).

Well done to the se­nior lads who vis­ited the lo­cal pri­mary schools with Mi­ley dur­ing the week. All the stu­dents gave a fan­tas­tic re­cep­tion and were de­lighted to wel­come their heroes.

Our U7 foot­ballers and hurlers cel­e­brated their year with a pre­sen­ta­tion night in the club­house on Fri­day night. The Mi­ley Cup was a spe­cial guest along with Se­nior foot­ball cap­tain Dean Healy and a num­ber of the other se­nior play­ers which was great to see. The boys were pre­sented with club shorts, a Gaelic ball and a slio­tar - so no ex­cuses for not prac­tis­ing at home! Well done to all the boys and thanks to coaches Wil­lie, Tomás, Alan, Peadar, Shane and John Joe for their work through­out the year.

Our U11 hurlers had their end of year pre­sen­ta­tion in the club­house on Thurs­day night cel­e­brat­ing a suc­cess­ful year with over 30 kids in­volved and all mak­ing great strides over the sea­son. Guest of hon­our was Tip­per­ary Se­nior team coach Tommy Dunne. County foot­ball man­ager John Evans and man of the match in the county fi­nal Stephen Duffy also joined us with words of en­cour­age­ment for all the boys. The boys got great ad­vice from Tommy on how to keep work­ing on their skills and to keep en­joy­ing the game.

Do­mini­can Col­lege Wick­low played Scoil Chonglais Baltinglas­s in a Girls se­nior foot­ball A quar­ter fi­nal in Dun­bur Park on Wed­nes­day morn­ing in ideal con­di­tions. Do­mini­can were on top in the first half and led by 4-7 to 1-7 at half time. Scoil Chonglais tried hard to re­duce the deficit in the sec­ond half but Do­mini­can were wor­thy win­ners with the full time score: DCW 9-12, Scoil Chonglais 3-12. DCW now qual­ify for a semi-fi­nal against Coláiste Bhríde Carnew. Well done to the 13 Pat’s girls who played and our ref Ed­die Leonard.

AGM No­tice of 2018: St Patrick’s GAA will hold the 2018 An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing in the Club­house on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 29th at 8p.m.

Agenda: Ap­proval of 2017 AGM min­utes; Sec­re­tary’s Re­port; Trea­surer’s Re­port; Chair­man’s Ad­dress; Elec­tion of 2019 Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee mem­bers; Mo­tions.

All Nom­i­na­tions for the 2019 Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee and Mo­tions to be put be­fore the AGM must be sent to the un­der­signed on or be­fore Thurs­day 8th Novem­ber 2018 signed by Pro­posers and Se­con­ders.

Mem­bers will be cir­cu­lated with AGM doc­u­men­ta­tion (in­clud­ing sub­mit­ted Nom­i­na­tions and Mo­tions) prior to the AGM.

Only Full mem­bers who have fully paid their sub­scrip­tion are en­ti­tled to at­tend the AGM.

Only mem­bers who fully paid their sub­scrip­tion on or be­fore 31/3/18 will be en­ti­tled to vote at the AGM.

In­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in manag­ing adult play­ing teams for 2019 should sub­mit their name and man­age­ment team pro­pos­als to the Sec­re­tary prior to the AGM. Man­age­ment teams will be ap­pointed by the Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee.

Michael Mur­phy, Sec­re­tary, Naomh Padraig Cill Mhan­tain CLG.

Wick­low & District Lions Club Quiz Night in aid of St Pat’s ju­ve­niles in The Forge on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 21st at 8.30pm. Teams of 4 €40.

Please note ev­ery Wed­nes­day from Novem­ber 7th for the next six weeks the St. Patrick’s Club Gym is un­avail­able from 7:45-9:15pm due to the County U-15 lads us­ing the gym.

Wick­low GAA Coach­ing and Games De­vel­op­ment have a Foun­da­tion Foot­ball course com­ing up this month. The course is open to any­one in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved in coach­ing. A coach­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tion is manda­tory for any­one who wants to coach in 2019.

Foun­da­tion Award Foot­ball (€10 charge) - Part 1: Satur­day Novem­ber 17th, 10.00am - 2.00pm, New­town Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Sports Hall; Part 2: Satur­day Novem­ber 24th, 10.00am - 2.00pm, An Tochar GAA Hall.

Child Safe­guard­ing 1: Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 28th, 7.00pm - 10.00pm, Eire OgGAAClub

If you’re in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing, get in touch with Gar­rett Doyle be­fore Thurs­day, 15th Novem­ber on 083 4357460 or gar­rett. doyle.gda.wick­[email protected] with your name, club, and con­tact de­tails (mo­bile num­ber, email ad­dress). Up­com­ing Club Fix­tures: Sun­day, 18th Novem­ber U20 Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship Quar­ter Fi­nal: St Patrick’s v Clara Gaels Venue: TBC Time: TBC

St. Patrick’s Club Gear is avail­able from the Club on­line shop with O’Neills

https://www.oneills.com/shop-byteam/…/st-patrick-s-gaa.html

Look­ing for a Christ­mas Present idea? Why not get a pair of GAA gloves from CCM Safe­hands with club logo. This is a small en­ter­prise com­pany set up by TY stu­dents in CCM Wick­low. Or­der a pair of gloves from them and you know you will be in “Safe Hands”.

Wick­low GAA An­nual County Con­ven­tion will be held on Mon­day 10th De­cem­ber at 7pm sharp in County Build­ings, Joule Park Aughrim.

Gar­den County Award Night will be held on Satur­day 19th Jan­uary 2019 in The Ark­low Bay Ho­tel.

Our in­door bowls con­tin­ues each Mon­day in the hall at 8pm all new mem­bers wel­come. If you re­quire fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact 087 260 5156.

Thank you to ev­ery­one for sup­port­ing the St Patrick’s Ladies pre­dic­tion com­pe­ti­tion in 2018. Con­grat­u­la­tions to the prize win­ners.

Fi­nal leader­board: 1st – Philip McGet­ti­gan: 198 point, 2nd – Damian O’Brien: 196 points, 3rd – Billy O’Rourke: 190 points.

Lat­est events: Rugby League Grand Fi­nal - Wi­gan, 4 pts – 146; GAA – Wick­low Se­nior - Gle­nealy, 2 pts – 183; GAA – Wick­low Se­nior Foot­ball - St Pa­tricks, 6pts–123.

14 peo­ple pre­dicted the three re­sults cor­rectly to score 12 points: Ger McGrath, Padge McWal­ter, Sean O’Brien, Colm Mulligan, Bosco O’Neill, CJ Mol­loy, Paul Fox, Gerry Gar­vey, Tim Ka­vanagh, Holly Cor­ri­gan, Paul & Ann Sin­nott, Saoirse O’Reilly, Ann O’Keane and Lyn­d­sey Ka­vanagh-Duffy The com­mit­tee will be in touch to ar­range pay­ment of prize money.

Thank you to ev­ery­one who sup­ports our Club Lotto

Last Mon­day 5th Novem­ber Lotto num­bers: 9, 11, 12 and 30. Bonus: 19. No Match 5 Jack­pot Win­ner €10,000. No Match 4 Jack­pot Win­ner €2,800. No Match 3 Win­ners €250. This Week’s Match 4 is €2,900. Next Draw is on Mon­day 12th Novem­ber 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.

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

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