Wicklow Coonty Council has passed an application for more houses on green area in Season Park estate. A public meeting will be held in the Community Centre on this coming Monday, March 2 at 8 p.m. to discuss the situation. It is vital that all residents attend.
Parent and Toddler Group: 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.
School Enrolment: 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, Newtownmountkennedy Primary School, on or before Friday February 27.
National Children’s Choir: We were delighted to host a NCC rehearsal for the schools in our regional area on Tuesday February 24 in the Community Centre.
School Garden: Local support/help/donations sought for the setting up of a School garden as part of our Green Schools Initiative. Please contact Ms. Aisling Foley, Green School Co-ordinator if you can help.
Newtown Senior team gets back into action in the new league with an away match against Tinahely this coming Saturday February 28. Throw in is at 12.30 p.m. in Tinahely.
Minor training commences on Monday March 2at 7.15 p.m.in Ballinahinch. All players from age 15 to 18 years are asked to attend.
The County Final of Scor takes place this Saturday night, February 28 at 7.30 p.m. in The Community Centre, Newtown.
Lotto jackpot is now €5,200.
North Wicklow Country Markets are back. 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.
The mixed pairs were held in Wicklow on Saturday 21/2/09/. Teams from all clubs in the East Coast Indoor Bowling League took part.
Newtown won this event last year with B. Burke and A. Redmond bowling for the club, so when the selectors were asked to pick this years pair both were asked if they were available to play.
The competition was hosted by Wicklow Bowling Club all credit to them for a well run competition. Newtown came out on top of their group, and Gorey topped their group.
So it was Newtown and Gorey in the final, Newtown got the better of Gorey in what was a very good final. Newtown had done it again well done to all who took part, and well done to B. Burke and A. Redmond. The trio competition is on March 14, hosted by
NEWTOWN UNITED FC
No fixture for the seconds as their home game versus St.Peters was postponed due to a referee’s injury.
The 1st team exited the Wicklow Cup after a 2-0 reverse away to St. Peters. In truth the lads had enough chances to score when the game was goalless but failed to do so. Best were PJ Dowling, John Heffernan and Mark Fitzsimons.
Better news regarding the Youths as they qualified for their second final in two weeks when they defeated Wicklow Rovers 4-2 in Newtown to reach the youths shield final. Austin Gaskin gave us an early lead but rather harshly Newtown was reduced to 10 men early in the second half. Wicklow restored parity soon after and the game was on.
Ignoring the numerical disadvantage the youths rallied and got their game back on track. Gaskin had big say in putting Newtown back in front when firstly he brilliantly set up Conor Eccleston to score from 5 yards and then his cracking 20 yarder was tipped onto the crossbar by the Rovers keeper only for Billy Clarkson to knock home the rebound ( not sure about the goal celebration Billy !).
As in recent games the team does doze off for small periods and during this period the opposition scored following a corner to make it 3-2. Gerald Synnott who had toiled tirelessly up front put the seal on the victory in the last minute with an excellent solo goal. Best were Gaskin, Jamie O’Shea and Synnott.
The following are the fixtures for the coming week ending February 28/March 1: 1st Team Home to Ashford Rovers KO Sunday 2 p.m. (League). 2nd Team Home to Wicklow Town KO Sunday 11 a.m. (League). Youths Away to Wicklow Rovers KO Saturday 2 p.m. (League).
Six of our teams were in action last weekend and from those games we recorded, 2 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat.
The 8B’s won their first game since before the Christmas break with an excellent display at home to Glencormac winning on a 4-1 scoreline. Debut boy Jordan Doyle scored two while regular scorers Daniel Testa and Melanie Clarke scored a goal each. On the day the whole team played well.
It was another heavy defeat for our new ‘C’ team, this time away to Ardmore Rovers. Playing against much bigger opposition these boys and girls shouldn’t worry about results and just concentrate on having fun and keep practising and the results will follow. Best on the day were Luke Kelly, Dylan Fitzsimons and Dean Murray.
The Under 9’s battled out a scoreless draw with Wolfe Tone ‘A’ in Newtown in a game where clear chances were at a premium. Keegan Heffernan and Corey Sullivan both went close for the home side while Alex Synnott had to pull off a couple of sharp saves to thwart the opposition in the second half. Best for the 9’s were Heffernan, Aaron Toner and Dion Doyle.
Similar scoreline for the 10’s at home to Ardmore Rovers where neither side deserved to win the three points. Ryan Taylor struck the crossbar with a 30 yard shot for Newtown and then had to clear an Ardmore effort off the line in the dying minutes. Best for the 10’s were Taylor and Joe Shannon.
The Under 11’s completed their league programme with a 3-1 away win over Wicklow Rovers. Keith Dalton helped himself to two goals with Dillon Carthy adding the other goal. Best were both goalscorers, Darren Browne and Kenneth Turner.
Finally the 13’stravelled away to play Wolfe Tone ‘A’ and fought out a thrilling 4-all draw. Luke Martin scored twice and there were singles for Stuart Synnott and Aidan Carthy. Best were Dean Taylor, Mark Flood and goalkeeper Sean Odlum who also saved a penalty.
The following are the fixtures for the week ending February 28/March 1; Under 8A’s Home to Ardmore Rovers ‘A’ KO Saturday 11 a.m. Under 8B’s Home to Ardmore Rovers ‘B’ KO Sunday 11 a.m. Under 8C’s Away to Wolfe Tone ‘D’ KO Saturday 11 a.m. Under 9’s Away to Wicklow Town KO Sunday 11a.m. Under 10’s Home to Arklow Town ‘B’ KO Sunday 10 a.m. Under 11s, 12’s and 13’s - Fixture to be confirmed.
A note to all parents and players that outstanding membership fees are due and can be paid to their respective team manager or any committee member.
All coaches, managers and committee members are reminded that there is a club meeting tonight, Wednesday February 25 at 7 p.m. in the Community Centre. All must attend.
The 45 Card Game is every Tueday night in the Community Centre Moneystown, starting 8.45 p.m. Teas served. All welcome.
Carmel Henderson, Louise McCague, Sarah Jane Goff enjoying themselves in the Esplanade.