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.
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
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