St Patrick's GAA Wicklow Senior Football Champions 2018
St Patricks bowed out Leinster club contention on Sunday but the newly crowned Wicklow champions did so with plenty of effort and pride. Just 22 hours after their energy sapping win over our biggest rivals Rathnew we had to take the field again in Joule Park to face three in a row Offaly champions Rhode. Rhode are up there with the best of them when it comes to the club championship and having a forward the calibre of Niall McNamee in their ranks will always make them a threat. The former Offaly star kicked 11 points in a super forward display. St Pats started well with the wind, taking a 0-3 to 0-1 lead in the first eight minutes with Stephen Duffy continuing where he left off on Saturday with his trusted left foot. Half time score: St. Patrick’s 0-05 Rhode 0-10 Stephen Duffy scored his fifth point for St Patrick’s immediately after the break in another flawless display of kicking from man of the match in Saturday’s replay. Tommy Kelly’s late goal put a better complexion on the final scoreboard coming at the end of a fine passing move involving plenty of Pats players which the players fully deserved.
LSFC Full Time: Pats 1-9 Rhode 2-16 Tiredness most definitely played a big part in this defeat and maybe too the celebrations after such a great win against local rivals Rathnew on Saturday.
Well done Lads every one of you really battled very hard in Aughrim on Sunday. Far from ideal circumstances to be playing this game. It was always going to be a tough ask to play two games in less than 24 hours.
You can all hold your heads up high and be proud of your performance.
In the Senior Football Championship Final replay on Saturday afternoon two late points from man of the match Stephen Duffy and Tommy Kelly helped St Pats take the Renault Senior football title from our near neighbours Rathnew in sunny Joule Park. Half time score St. Patrick’s 0-03 Rathnew 0-5. Pats started to play more direct in the second half and drew more frees which Stephen Duffy converted. Excellent defensive work saw Rathnew kept scoreless from the 49th minute which was the foundation for Pats to drive home Full Time score: St. Patrick’s 0-10 Rathnew 0-08
Scorers – St Patrick’s: Stephen Duffy 0-8 (7f), Tommy Kelly 0-2
Congratulations to Manager Casey O’Brien and Captain Dean Healy all involved with our Senior footballers.
County Champions 2018: 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 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.
Well done to Casey and Dean all involved with St Patrick's Senior footballers on your achievements this year. Celebrate the Championship and League double and enjoy!
Thank you all for the memories and the joy you have given to so many this year. We are all so proud of you!!
Miley is home!!
Questions would have to asked as to why the Leinster club championship game could fall so awkwardly in the fixtures calendar with all the fixtures controlled by Leinster Council and implemented by Wicklow County Board given the outcry over player welfare in recent times.
Best of luck to our U13 white football team the replay of the Shield Final on Tuesday 30th October at 7pm in Ballinakill v AGB. After a fantastic game of football extra time still couldn't separate the teams in the final. St Pats trailed by 4 at half time and 7 pts at one stage during the second half but showed tremendous fighting spirit to come back and push the game into extra time. The final score after extra time was 4-6 to 3-9. Both teams deserve great credit for serving up a hugely entertaining game. Please support your clubs future players.
Congratulations to all involved with CCM who won the 1st yr Super 7's hurling in Ballinakill on Wednesday morning. They beat St. Kevin's Community College in the final. This completed an unique double for CCM 1st years victorious team. The 1st double ever in 2018 for 1st yr Super 7's football & hurling.
St Pats Players pictured: Bill O'Brien Matt Gleeson, Fionn Greene, Denis O'Brien Sam Culleton, Jim Stafford, and Johnno Moorehouse
All in St Patrick’s wish County Champion Conor Ffrench the best of luck on your adventure and safe travelling
Congratulations to former Captain Andy Jameson and Lynda Gill on their recent wedding. Hope you had a Wonderful day and we wish you both long life and happiness
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
Wicklow Camogie County Board are looking for a Junior County Manager. Applications to [email protected] . Closing date Friday 2nd November
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
Upcoming Club Fixtures:
Tuesday 30th October U13 Shield Final Replay St. Patrick’s V AGB. Centre of Excellence, Ballinakill at 7pm
Sunday 4th November U20 Football Championship St Patrick's away to Michael Dwyer’s at 2pm.
Thank you to everyone who supports our Club Lotto
Last Monday 22nd October Lotto Nos: 7, 8, 20 and 25. Bonus: 17.
No Match 5 Jackpot Winner €10,000
No Match 4 Jackpot Winner €2,600
No Match 3 Winners.
This Week's Match 4 is €2,700.
Next Draw is on Tuesday 30th 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 Emma Murphy, Hillview, Ballyguile, Wicklow Town who passed away on the 26th October 2018, at home, surrounded by her loving family, sadly missed by her loving parents Declan and Evelyn, children Patrick, Kyle, Jimmy, Megan and John, sister Tracey, brother Anthony, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.
Please send any information for club notes to [email protected] before 9pm on Sunday evenings. You can contact St Pats at Facebook St Patrick's GAA Club Wicklow Town or Twitter @StPatsGAAWick