The club AGM will take place on Wednesday 10th of December in the clubhouse at 8pm sharp. Everyone is welcome to attend.
A foundation coaching course will take place shortly. There has been a lot of interest in this course, which will take place over one evening. Anyone wishing to attend should give their name to Robert in the PO as soon as possible.
Lotto jackpot is now at €3,000, so get your ticket now and you could be going on a mega shopping spree!! Also included in the draws up to Christmas are turkeys, hams and hampers.
The B Team played Greystones and Redcross in the past week getting a total of 3 points.
On Wednesday 3rd December the club will hold a quiz night teams are made up from the in house league and the questions are set by Keven Ledwidge.
The Christmas dinner this year is on Thursday 18th December in Capos restaurant.
Looking forward to a good night. May I take this opportunity to wish all the players of the Eastcoast indoor bowling league a very Happy Christmas. All enquiries to Jim 2810236
Worried about your Christmas Cake or pudding? Come along to the market over the next few weeks and taste some cakes and puddings and then place your order. The Market continues each and every Saturday in the Community Centre Newcastle from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
The Kilcoole Set Dancers Christmas Party is on Friday 12th December in the Mill Room Kilcoole. Music by the Brian Boru Ceili Band. Starting at 9.30. All welcome.
NEWTOWN UNITED FC
The first team were our only side in action last weekend as they travelled to take on Baldoyle United in the Leinster Junior Cup. The trip proved fruitless however as they went down to the Dublin outfit on a 6-1 scoreline. Terry Murphy scored the Newtown consolation.
The following are the fixtures for this weekend: 1st Team Away to Ashford Rovers KO Sunday at 2 p.m. 2nd Team Away to Arklow United KO Sunday at 11 a.m. Youth Team Home to Greystones KO Saturday at 2 p.m. (Fixture
& times are subject to Change).
If it’s not rain it’s his good friend Mr. Frost that tries to play havoc with the fixtures, but thankfully all six games involving our teams were played resulting in 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats.
Our 8A team remain unbeaten this season much to the delight of co-managers Msrs. Magee and Turner after a hard fought 2-nil win at home to Arklow Town. Cian Walsh & Jack Doyle scored the goals in a good team display.
The 8B’s got back to winning ways with a 4-2 away win over Ashford Rovers. Daniel Testa notched three and Timothy Hamilton scored for the second successive week. Best for the B’s were Testa, Ben Moran and Ryan Smillie.
The 9’s completed their league programme with a narrow 1-nil defeat away to Wolfe Tone. Best for the 9’s were Aaron Toner, Sean Gregory & Adam Heffernan.
The 10’s drew 1-all away to Ardmore Rovers in a game they deserved to win. Ryan Taylor put Newtown in front when he blasted to the net from 10 yards after Ryan Clarke’s shot had been blocked.
The Ardmore equaliser had a touch of controversy about it as goalie Sean Carthy felt the ball was kicked from his hands before been scored. They say these decisions even themselves up over the course of a season, let’s hope so!
Best for the 10’s were Clarke, Taylor, Ryan Heffernan and Dillon Carthy in one of the team’s best displays this season so far.
Any hope the 11’s had of league honours this season ended disappointedly after a 3-2 home defeat to Greystones. Late goals by Keith Dalton & Ross Davis put a gloss on the final result in another poor display.
At last the Under 13’s are of the mark after an exciting 4-3 home win over Ardmore Rovers. Stuart Synnott scored a hat trick while new signing Mark Flood also found the net. Best were Synnott, Steven Davis and Hughie McDaid.
The following are the fixtures for the week ending Sat. 6th/Sun. 7th December: Under 8a’s Away to Arklow Town ‘B’ KO Saturday 12 noon. Under 8b’s - No Fixture. Under 9’s, 10’s & 12’s -Fixtures to be Confirmed. Uunder 11’s Away to Greystones ‘A’ KO TBC. Under 13’s Home to Wolfe Tone ‘A’ KO TBC. (Fixture & times are subject to Change).
New players for all age groups are very welcome. Players born in 2001contact Joe on 087-4182804. Players born in 2000-contact Darren on 0873007258 or Peter on 087-1336967. Players born in 1999-contact Tom on 0876611480. Players born in 1998-contact Trevor on 085-7869513. Players born in 1997-contact Hughie on 087-6987653. Players born in 1996-contact Trevor on 085-7869513. Players born in 1995contact Tom on 085-7419904.
Our first fundraiser of the year will be our annual Christmas draw which will take place on Saturday 13th December 2008 in the Mt Kennedy Inn. Tickets are priced at €1 each or a book of 6 for €5. Prizes include various hampers, TV’s and other great prizes.
We are looking for parents etc. to donate prizes for the draw or items for the various hampers. The response we got from everybody last year was brilliant and the same again would be very much appreciated.
Also our annual visit from Santa to the younger members in the club will take place on Saturday 20th December 2008 in the Community Centre starting at 3 pm.
Just a note to all parents & players that outstanding membership fees are due and can be paid to their respective team manager or any committee member.
The club have a full committee meeting tonight Wednesday 3rd December at 8.15 pm in the Community Centre. All committee members are requested to attend.
Two players from the club are celebrating their birthdays in the coming week and they are, Eoin Murray from the 8a’s and Alex Heffernan from the Under 12’s.
Many happy returns guys from everyone in Newtown Juniors FC.
WELL DONE KATIE
Congratulations go to ex-junior Katie Taylor who retained her world lightweight title last weekend in Ningbo city in China with a comprehensive 13-2 win over her Chinese opponent Cheng Dong in the final.
To cap a great week Katie was also named the fighter of the championships. Well done Katie from all your friends in Newtown Juniors F.C.
Another ex-junior also deserves our congratulations and that is Niamh Kearney who won her first national title in athletics a few weeks back. Well done Niamh!
Attending the Queen of Peace dinner and album launch in the Esplenade were Bernadette Byrne, Fr Emmanuel Makolo, Fr Finbarr Mullane and Eddie Byrne.