PARENT AND TODDLER
Calling all parents, grandparents, guardians, childminders etc. The Toddler Group in Newtownmountkennedy meets every Wednesday morning in the Parents’ Room in St.Joseph’s Centre.
February is School Enrolment month in Newtownmountkennedy. Completed application forms, together with a copy of Baptismal Certificate for children four years or older on July 1st 2009, must be returned to the school office on or before Friday February 27th. An Open Day will be held on Wednesday February 18th from 1.00 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
The Ceremony of Commitment to Home, School and Parish for the children receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this year, will take place at the 7.30pm Mass on Saturday February 7th.
The annual Dinner Dance took place on Saturday night in the Parkview Hotel. Pride of place went to the Junior B County Champions who received their awards to crown a tremendous season.
Juvenile person of the year was awarded to Marty Heffernan. Minor player of the year went to Rory McNicholas. Junior player of the year went to Thomas Nolan. Most dedicated player of the year went to Stuart Power. Senior player of the year went to Dean Odlum, and Club Person of the year was awarded to Pat Davis.
Well done to Wicklow on a great draw with Antrim in the league at Casement Park on Sunday, and also to Newtown’s Dean Odlum who scored a goal at a crucial time in the match. Next game for Wicklow in the league is at home this weekend.
Lotto jackpot is at €4,800, so have a go!
Set Dancing is back in the Mill Room, Kilcoole on Wednesday nights at 8pm. All Welcome.
Unislim classes in the New Parish Hall, Roundwood on every Wednesday night from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. All are welcome. For details contact Fiona Sutton 086 8323138.
North Wicklow Country Markets are back after their Christmas break. All items sold is locally produced. The finest of jams and chutneys along with Breads, cakes tarts etc and for the gardener a wide variety of plants and shrubs. Hand made cards for that special occasion along with hand knits for children. Come along and support local producers.
NEWTOWN UNITED FC
No football for our teams last weekend as the inclement weather won the day yet again. Here’s hoping for better luck this coming week Sat.7th/Sun.8th Feb: 1st Team No Fixture; 2nd Team Away to Aughrim Rangers KO Sunday 2 p.m.; Youths Home to Glencormac Utd. KO Saturday 2pm.
Newtown United would like to thank Mario’s Takeaway on the main street for sponsoring our youth team a new set of jerseys.
The weather was the winner again last weekend with wind, heavy rain and snow the order of the day. All our team’s matches fell foul of the elements apart from the Under 12’s league game away to Greystones.
This game went ahead thanks to the home sides all weather pitch and the 12’s came away with the three points after an emphatic 7-nil victory. Mark O’Brien score three goals for the second game in a row to show that brother ‘Nelly’ isn’t the only O’Brien who knows where the goal is.
The ever-improving Darragh Carthy added two goals and there were excellent finishes by Sean Dease & Lydia Sinnott-Elliott to complete the goal tally. In a good team display, Chantelle Owens, Steven Kennedy and Ciaran Daly were among the players to shine.
The following are the fixtures for the week/ending Sat.7th/Sun.8th Feb: U8A’s Away to Wicklow Rovers ‘A’ KO Sunday at 10 a.m. U-8B’s Away to St Patricks ‘A’ KO Sunday at 11 a.m. U8C’s Home to St Anthonys ‘C’ KO Saturday at 11 a.m. U-9’s Away to Wickow Town KO Sunday at 11 a.m. U-10’s Home to Arklow Town H‘B’ KO Saturday at 12 noon. U-11’s Away to Wickow Rovers ‘A’ KO Sunday at 11.15 a.m. U12’s – No Fixture; U-13’S Away to Wolfe Tone ‘A’ KO Sunday at 11.30 a.m. (Fixtures and Times are subject to change)
On the weekend of Sat. 14th/ Sun. 15th Feb. our teams are involved in cup action and all our teams have been handed tough assignments. Our 9’s & 11’s travel to take on their counterparts in Greystones while our 10’s are at home to Premier Division champions Arklow Town ‘A’. Both the 12’s and 13’s received byes to the second round of their respective cup competitions. Good luck to all our teams in the cup!
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.
Just the one player from the club celebrating a birthday this week and that’s Bryan Kennedy from the 12’s/13’s.
No truth in the rumour that dad PJ (Liverpool fan) was seen handling the new Man United kit as one of Bryan’s presents. Happy birthday Bryan from everyone at Newtown Juniors FC.