All roads lead to Joule Park Aughrim on Sunday 14th October when our Senior footballers take on our neighbours and reigning champions Rathnew in the Renault Senior Football Championship final at 3pm. Best wishes to Manager Casey O’Brien and Captain Dean Healy all involved with our Senior footballers.
Panel: Colm Byrne, Wayne Doyle, Shane Murley, Patrick O'Keane, Simon Bouchier, Conor Ffrench, Ciaran Doyle, Dean Healy, John Crowe, Ciaran McGettigan, Padge McWalter, Paul O'Brien, Paul Earls, Stephen All roads lead to Joule Park Aughrim on Sunday 14th October Duffy, Tommy Kelly, Jack Dunne, Jordan Petticrew, Aidan Dunne, James Kavanagh, Johnny Delahunt, Ian Murphy, Chris Kavanagh, Hugh Humby, Ronan Murray, Padraig Higgins, Shane Doyle, Rossa Marron and Ruairi Marron.
Management: Casey O’Brien, Gary Duffy, Ronan Connolly, Damien O’Brien, Alan O’Brien, Adam Quinn and Ritchie Murphy.
A great day for our U11 hurlers at Ballinakill on Saturday. In our Div 2 final after a very exciting game with some heroic performances we were narrowly beaten by Avondale.
After finishing as the top two teams after 11 rounds of the league we were pitched against Carnew in the Div 1 final. We played against a strong breeze in the first half yet managed to go in at the break ahead which set us up to drive on with the wind in our backs. We won out in the end on a scoreline of 4-9 to 0-3. Our club secretary Mick Murphy presented the trophy to Captain James Curry and said it was a proud moment for him as a Pats man to have the honour. Well done to all the boys who represented the club with great distinction today.
It was fantastic to be bringing back a trophy after all the hard work that has gone in all year. We enjoyed a cavalcade from Kidzone to Dunbur where the celebrations continued with pizza, chicken dippers, and wedges!
Thanks to Burkes Hardware & DIY who sponsor our U11 Hurling and Football teams.
Team: Div 1: Mathew Leonard, James Curry, Senan Shorthall, Alex Dunne, Liam Delaney, Adam O' Brien, Samuel Downey, Jack O' Leary, Aaron Nugent, Joe Culleton, Alfie Doyle, Eoin Lawlor, Michael O' Brien, Senan O' Donovan, Jack Neville
Div 2: David Burke, Conor Martin, Lee O' Reilly Carton, George Connors, Seamus Treanor, Tiernan O' Neill, Tom Phelan, Liam Phelan, Conor Coffey, Eoin Mitchell, Cathal Cannon, Arthur Curran, John O' Brien, Luke O' Meara, Ben Currie
Thank you to all the players and management for their efforts during the year and all the parents for their support especially on Saturday.
Well done to the Minor Ladies on a great win over Valleymount in Championship on Tuesday evening. The other Minor Championship Quarter final results came through as follows: Blessington beat Bray Emmets, A.G.B. beat Eire Og and Tinahely beat Baltinglass. The line-up for the semi-finals which will be played next Sunday, 14th October (unless otherwise agreed by both teams) and will be at Neutral Venues are as follows: St. Patrick’s v A.G.B. and Blessington v Tinahely (Wednesday, 17th October at 7.30pm.).
Our U13 footballers travelled to Arklow on Sunday morning hoping to reverse the league result against undefeated Baltinglass. On a day when the team tried hard it was not to be with the full time score: St. Patrick’s 4-05 Baltinglass 5-14.
Thank you to all the players and management for their efforts throughout the year and the parents for their support during the year especially on Sunday.
Hard luck to our Senior Hurlers in the championship semi-final against reigning champions Glenealy. At the end of the opening half of the SHC Semi-final St Patricks were ahead on s scoreline of St. Patrick’s 2-04 Glenealy 0-04. In a ten minute blitz at the start of the second half the sides were level. It was nip and tuck right to the end with St. Patrick’s coming up short with the full time score: St. Patricks 2-07 Glenealy 2-12.
Team: Eoghan O’Mahony, Dale Quinn. John Connors, George O’Brien, Eddie Kelly, Gerry Connors, Michael Connors, Christy Moorehouse, Chris Kavanagh, Niall Hanton, Wayne Farrell, Patrick Murphy, George (Bee) O’Brien, Andy O’Brien, James (Bonner) O’Brien,
Subs: Mick Moorehouse, John (Dee) O’Brien, John O’Brien, Mikey Griffin, Robert Moffatt, Jim O’Brien, George O’Brien, Robin Mooney, Ricky Quinn, Shane Doyle and Andrew Conway
Management: Michael Neary, Ray Nolan, Alan Carton and Mick O’Brien
Hard luck to our Intermediate Champions who represented Wicklow in the Leinster Junior Club LGFA Championship, who went down fighting to a strong Old Loughlin side on Sunday in Dunbur. Old Leighlin got off to a dream start with a goal in first few minutes. Our Ladies battled hard but it was not to be with the Halftime score: St Patrick’s 1-01 Old Leighlin 2-06. St Patrick’s faced a tough second half battle playing into a stiff breeze. These ladies are made of great stuff and they made a big push to overturn the deficit but the score at full time did not reflect the effort of the Ladies: FULLTIME St Patrick’s 1-01 Old Leighlin 3-14. We wish Old Leighlin every success in the next round of Leinster. It has been a brilliant year for our St Pats Ladies who are going from strength to strength and have represented our Club and County proudly.
Team: Megan Dunne, Aoife Dunne, Maedbh O’Keane, Natasha Fitzgerald, Rebecca Hollingsworth, Aine Cahill, Naoise Marron, Laura Leonard, Luci Hobbs, Sophie Porter, Orla Redmond, Naoise O’Reilly, Siobhan Gorman, Niamh Caffrey, Ami Healy, Leona Franey, Liz Malone, Sadbh Murphy, Aishling Walsh, Chloe O’Donovan, Eva Phelan, Ellen Griffin, Aine McDonald, Zoe Byrne
Management: Lee Watters, Carol Jameson, Martin Byrne, Dave Fitzgerald and Patrice Evans
The only thing that went wrong on Sunday was the result as everything else was organised brilliantly. Well done to the management who looked after the team throughout 2018. Thank you to all who assisted in making the day a success in Wicklow.
Congratulations to all involved in St. Patrick's Camogie especially the players who had their end of year get together in the Clubhouse recently. Camogie will be back next year with a team for Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12 girls.
New girls welcome
Congratulations to one of our under 9 coaches Joe Cawley who came 4th out of 3000 in the Polish Marathon. Well done Joe
St. Patrick's Club Shop will have Plaits/Bunting and flags available on Saturday Morning from 10am until 12.30
Bunting (30ft length) €10
Large flag 5' by 3' (on wooden pole) €10
Medium hand flag €5
Small hand flag €3
Car flags €6 each or 2 for €10
Blue & white woolly plaits €2
Club Gear will also be available.
Don't forget you can order from the Club online shop with O'Neills
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
Are you a GAA player aged 12-21 years old?
If so, you don't want to miss the #GAAyouth Forum 2018 on the 27th October in Croke Park!!
Get your application in now at: http://www.gaa.ie/gaayouth
The GAA Museum is inviting secondary school students to show off their writing prowess with an essay, short story or poem using the theme ‘The GAA is at the heart of who we are.’
Entries will be judged by a panel of talent-spotting experts, including writers Fiona Looney and Paul Howard.
There are two categories in this competition:
Junior Cycle (open to 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year students)
Senior Cycle (open to 5th and 6th year students, as well as Transition Year students)
Entries will be accepted in both the Irish and English languages. There will be a prize for both the best English and Irish entry in each category.
Closing date for entries is Friday 23rd November at 5pm.
Best of luck!
Full details available here: https://crokepark.ie/celebrating-young-talent #GAAMuseum20
Another busy weekend ahead with three teams involved in their respective championships.
Upcoming Club Fixtures:
Saturday, October 13 Ballinakill Centre of Excellence U11 football finals – Pitched and times to be confirmed
Sunday, October 14 At Joule Park Aughrim Renault Senior Football championship Final 3.00pm: St. Patrick’s V Rathnew
Sunday, October 14 Ladies Minor Football Semi-Final St. Patrick’s V A.G.B. Venue and time to be confirmed
Thank you to everyone who supports our Club Lotto
Last Monday Night's 1st Oct Lotto Nos.: 1, 6, 13 and 21. Bonus: 27.
No Jackpot Winners. €10,000
No Jackpot Winners €2,300
One Match 3 Winner: Sean Byrne c/o Colm Byrne
This Week's Match 4 Jackpot is €2,400.
Draw on Monday 8th October 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: https://www.locallotto.ie/play_newa.asp?ll_id=953#Anchor
Our sincere condolences to the family of Ray Tumulty (Wicklow Town) who has passed away peacefully at Blackrock Private Hospital on the 2nd October 2018, loving husband of the late Teresa, loving father of Audrey and Lesley. Sadly missed by his loving daughters, extended family, relatives and friends.
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