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The league will re­sume on Sun­day 11th Jan­uary 2009.

The club are hold­ing a 50/50 draw on the 26th De­cem­ber in the Mount Kennedy Inn (mu­sic on the night by The Scene).

Every­one at New­town United wish all their mem­bers and sup­port­ers a very happy Christ­mas and a peace­ful new year.


Well it was Christ­mas joy this week for our 8A’s and 11’s but un­for­tu­nately Christ­mas woe for the 10’s, 12’s and 13’s.

The 8’s won a tough en­counter away to Grey­stones on a 2-1 score­line thanks to goals from Conor O’Toole-Od­lum and Cian Walsh.

The 11’s de­feated Wick­low Rovers 1nil at home in very blus­tery con­di­tions. Robert Greenan scored the all im­por­tant win­ner just be­fore half time and Ross Davis, Dar­ren Walsh and Sean Carthy were the best play­ers on the day.

The 10’s lost 6-1 at home to un­der 10 premier cham­pi­ons Ark­low Town in a game that sadly some of our play­ers never per­formed. So­phie Gal­lagher, Ryan Clarke and Sean Carthy all tried hard and Hol­lie Mur­phy scored the New­town con­so­la­tion goal.

The 12’s lost 4-1 at home to Ark­low united in a game where if our guys had taken their chances, the score­line would have been a lot closer. Keith Dal- ton scored the New­town goal af­ter good work from Robert Gre­gory. Best on the day were Chantelle Owens, Jodie Ryan, Mark O’Brien and Dar­ragh Carthy.

Bad day at the of­fice for the 13’s as they went down 5-nil away to Ard­more Rovers. That’s it for 2008 a year full of highs and lows, and lots and lots of good mem­o­ries and let’s hope for more of the same in 2009.

All leagues will recom­mence on the week­end of 10th/11th Jan­uary 2009. In­door train­ing will start back up from Mon­day 5th Jan­uary and the fol­low­ing are a re­minder of all times for our teams:

Un­der 8A Wed­nes­day 7th Jan 6-7 p.m. Un­der 8B Tues­day 6th Jan­uary 67 p.m. Un­der 8’s Academy on Mon­day 5th Jan 6-7 p.m. Un­der 9’s Wed­nes­day 7th Jan 7-8 p.m. Un­der 10 Tues­day 6th Jan­uary 7-8 p.m.

Un­der 11’s Thurs­day 8th Jan­uary 6-7 p.m. Un­der 12’s Thurs­day 8th Jan­uary 7-8 p.m. Un­der 13’s Mon­day 5th Jan­uary 7-8 p.m. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact the rel­e­vant man­agers and as­sis­tants.

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 087-6611480. Play­ers born in 1998con­tact Trevor on 085-7869513. Play­ers born in 1997-con­tact Hughie on 0876987653. Play­ers born in 1996-con­tact Trevor on 085-7869513. Play­ers born in 1995-con­tact Tom on 085-7419904.

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.

Every­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C. would like to send their best wishes to Jo­hanna Walsh for a speedy re­cov­ery from her re­cent op­er­a­tion.

We would also like to ex­tend sea­son’s greet­ings to all our play­ers, par­ents and sup­port­ers and wish all mem­bers of clubs in Wick­low, com­mit­tee mem­bers and ref­er­ees a very happy and peace­ful new year.


New­town bowl­ing club are tak­ing a well earned break for Christ­mas af­ter a very busy sea­son. The B team had seven matches each and the A team played four matches.

The in-house league was also on the go, and every­one was swot­ting up for the quiz. The har­ri­ers were the win­ners with the fal­cons just three points be­hind. Spouses and part­ners were in­vited to take part.

There was one cookoo in the nest Pat Smith, Mar­garet’s hus­band, and there were three swans, Mary Bren­dan’s wife and Sharon Jim Clarke’s wife and Linda Walsh, Noel’s wife.

The turkey shoot went well from over twenty play­ers tak­ing part the two in the fi­nal were K.Led­widge and John Red­mond. Af­ter seven ends K. Led­widge won (there were no ac­tual tur­keys harmed in this turkey shoot).

The Christ­mas din­ner in Capo’s restau­rant was well han­dled and it was a very en­joy­able night, so many thanks to the staff there.

The club are back again on Mon­day 5th Jan­uary, with the first match on the 12th Jan­uary.

A very happy Christ­mas and new year to all clubs in the league, and mem­bers of New­town. For any in­for­ma­tion phone Jim at 2810236.


I would like to thank every­one who has con­trib­uted to th­ese lo­cal notes each week.

May I take this op­por­tu­nity to wish all the read­ers and con­trib­u­tors of the Newtownmountkennedy notes a very Happy Christ­mas and best wishes for 2009.

Bran­don Cullen (as Ru­dolph) and Oisin Tag­gart (Santa) were in fes­tive spirit at the St. An­thony's Christ­mas con­cert.

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