Club Notes 27/03/17

St Patricks GAA App 

You can now receive instant notifications of results, fixtures, news and lotto results on your smartphone by downloading the Club App. The App is free to download and can be downloaded at the following site: https://www.clubifyapp.com/

St. Patricks GAA Club Official Gear
You can now buy Official Club Gear from the O’Neills website. Gear includes T-Shirts, Hoodies, Jackets and much more. On the O’Neills website click on the Your Club section and search for St Patricks and it will bring you to the page.

Under 15 Interdivisional Hurling
On Saturday last Tommy O’Brien lined out at centre half back for South Tipperary under 15 hurlers against both West and Mid Tipperary. The West were victorious by 4-6 to 2-9 while the South defeated the Mid by 2-11 to 3-6. Best wishes to Tommy and his South colleagues when they play the North on this Saturday with the winners going into the final of the Roger Ryan Cup and the losers playing the Shield Final.

Under 14 Interdivisional Hurling
On Saturday last Aidan Fitzgerald and Luke Fox both came on as subs for the South Tipperary under 14 hurlers when they played North Tipperary. Unfortunately the North team had built up a good lead in the first half but Luke and Aidan played their part in reducing the North lead and ensuring the margin of the North’s victory was only 3 points.

Under 12 Football
Our U.12B footballers play Ardfinnan in Anner Park Cloneen at 3.00 on this Saturday 1st April.

Under 14 Football
On Monday week last our under 14 footballers defeated Clonmel Óg by 6-3 to 3-5 in Ned Hall Park Clonmel. The team was: Danny Broderick, Brian O’Halloran, Luke Fox, James Ryan, Eoin Fitzgerald, Jack Cleere, Evan White, Cian Crannitch, Aidan Fitzgerald, Robbie Noonan, Ryan Crannitch, Cathal Foley, Bill Cuddihy, Jamie Brett, James Hogan. William Cleere, Daithi Hogan.
On Saturday last Mullinahone were victorious over St. Patricks under 14 footballers by 3-6 to 3-4.
Remaining under 14 football fixtures are:
Thursday 6th April in Fethard at 6.00 Fethard V St. Patricks
Thursday 13th April in Anner Park Cloneen at 6.15 St. Patricks V Grangemockler/Ballyneale
Thursday 20th April in Ardfinnan at 6.15 Ardfinnan V St. Patricks
Thursday 27th April in Killenaule at 6.30 Killenaule V St. Patricks

Under 16 Football
Our under 16 football game against Ardfinnan on Monday last was postponed due to the death of Kyle Walsh Cummins a former Fethard player who lined with several St. Patricks players during his time in Ballingarry Secondary School. May he rest in peace.
Our remaining under 16 football fixtures are:
Monday 3rd April in Fethard at 6.30 Anner Gaels V Carrick Swans
Monday 10th April in Clerihan at 6.30 Clerihan V Anner Gaels
Monday 17th April in Fethard at 6.30 Anner Gaels V Knockmealdown Gaels.
In Killenaule on a date to be arranged Killenaule V Anner Gaels.

County Hurling League

Our Junior Hurlers played their second game of the county league last Sunday in Cloneen where Thurles Sarsfields were the opponents. In the end we won on a score of 3-16 to 3-14. The team on the day was: John Moroney, Damien Barry, Willie O’Brien, Paddy Moroney, Cathal Mahoney, Shane Gorey, Conor Clancy, Aidan Buckley, Brendan Gleeson, Aaron Cronin, Tony O’Brien, Nicky Kearney, Richie Needham, Mark Mullally, Niall Keane. Robbie McCormack, Jason Hayes, Mark Slattery, Robbie Meagher, Michael Boland, Kieran Clancy, Keelan O’Neil.
Minor Football Championship

Our minor football game against Ballingarry on Saturday last was postponed as a mark of respect to the Late Seán Lyons of Garrynoe Ballingarry. Seán son Pat lives at Newtown Drangan and we extend our sympathy to Pat and the other members of the Lyons Family. May he rest in peace.
St. Patricks Fun Run/Walk

St Patricks GAA Club held a very successful Fun Run/Walk on St Patricks Day. It started at Drangan Community Centre and finished at the Clubhouse in Cloneen where refreshments were provided to all the participants. We thank Sam Richardson for the hard work he put into organising this event which looks like becoming an Annual Event in our calendar.
GAA Membership Fees
GAA Membership Fees are now due and should be paid to Club Registrar Micheál Broderick, Treasurer Colm Duggan, Assistant Treasurer Eamon Murphy or Secretary Catherine Mockler. Adult fee is €50 with a reduction to €25 for under 18s, Students or Senior Citizens. All membership fees must be paid before Friday 31st March to be eligible to vote in the AGM at the end of the year and also to be in the draw for All Ireland tickets. Those who have paid their membership can also avail of the GAA’s new membership rewards programme “GRMA”.

Club Players Association

We would ask all players, officers and supporters to register with the CPA as we try and get a proper GAA Calender and fixture list that benefits Club Players. Registration is free, only takes a minute and can be done at http://www.gaaclubplayers.com
St. Patricks GAA Lotto
Tuesday 14th March lotto results Numbers drawn 12,16,21,23 no winner.2 match 3 winners Joan o Halloran, Drangan and Joelle Mahony, Shanakyle.Second Chance Lotto Numbers drawn 9,10,23,28 No winner.Next Jackpot €1,400 on Tuesday March 28th. Congrats to our winners and please keep supporting
Next draw 11th April for a jackpot of €1,400Thank you for your continued support.

All are welcome to attend the Lotto Draw in the clubrooms at Anner Park at 9.00pm. You can now play St. Patrick’s GAA Lotto by logging onto our website ” stpatsgaa.ie ” and also receive our free fortnightly newsletter. This may be of special interest to those with family or friends away from home.
We are very grateful to Paul O’ Halloran of O’ Hallorans Gala Shop, Drangan and also to Matt Murphy of Slievenamon Meats, Drangan who have both kindly sponsored the printing of our tickets. We sincerely thank everyone who plays our lotto as it finances the running and development of our clubs. We wish all our supporters a very Happy New Year.

Bereavements
We extend the sympathy of St. Patricks GAA Club to Majella Kenny Fethard on the recent death of her mother Mrs. Theresa Pollard. Majellas son Brian was a regular member of St. Patrick’s juvenile teams for several years and her husband Mick served as a juvenile selector. Majellas daughter Eimear is a prominent player with St. Patricks under age ladies football teams and Majella is always available to lend a hand. May she rest in peace.
We also extend sympathy to Jonathan (Jonny) White and his sister Joan on the recent death of their mother Mrs. Bunny White formerly of Ballyvadlea. Jonathan was one of the best footballers ever to don the St. Patricks jersey and helped Slievenamon (a St. Patricks Mullinahone Combination) to victory in the South and County Minor Football Finals of 1970 while still only 15. Also in 1970 Johnathan won a South Tipperary Under 21 Football medal with Slievenamon. In 1971 Johnathan helped St. Patricks to reach the South Tipperary Junior Football Final only to lose to St. Lukes by a point. Johnathan was a regular on club hurling and football teams as well as Senior football combinations with both Mullinahone and Grangemockler. 1973 and 1974 saw Johnathan in the Co. Tipperary Minor Football team. Johnathan also played under 21 and Senior football for Tipperary before emigration stole him from us in the mid 1970s. But St. Patrick’s loss was London’s gain and Jonny as he became known across the water became a top class administrator on the London scene. In recent years he has been chairman of the Tipperary Association in London where he runs a very successful business called Celtic Construction who recently very generously sponsored the high nets behind both goals in Anner Park Cloneen. He has also spearheaded some very successful fund raising ventures for the Tipperary Co. Board in London and is a regular visitor home for Tipperary games. May the soul of Bunny White rest in peace

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