ARKLOW COMMUNITY GAMES
79 girls entered exhibits in the Arklow Area Art Competition 2011. Entries have now closed and adjudication has taken place. The following 14 girls have been invited to come along to our training base at St. Mary's College sports hall on next Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m., where they will be required to do their art work live in the allotted time of 90 minutes.
Under-12 Years: Leona Kinch, Rebecca Hayden, Shona Dillon, Rebecca Byrne.
Under-14 Years: Aoife Murphy, Kate O'Reilly, Tayler Loonam, Megan Meyler.
Under-16 Years: Anna Stokes, Aoife Byrne, Kate McDonough, Claudia Oles, Phatthanan Kongsuntorn, Lauren O’Reilly.
The gold and silver medal winners will go forward to represent Arklow at the county finals in Blessington on Sunday, March 13.
For further information please contact Area Secretary James O’Reilly, phone 0402-91085, email email@example.com, website www.arklowcg.org.
CO. WICKLOW LAWN TENNIS CLUB
Winter Dublin Leagues round five results: Men’s: Class 1 v Templeogue 1 (Lost 2-1). C. Murray and R. Shanley won 6/4 6/3. S. Martin and Ro. Shanley lost 7/6 7/5. T. O’Connell and B. Sammon lost 6/2 4/6 6/3. Class 3 v Templeogue 4 (lost 2-1) C. Browne and S. Rooney won 3/6 6/1 7/6. D. Barry and P. Dutton lost 6/4 6/4. K. Dunne and K. Murray lost 6/2 2/6 6/4. Men’s Class 4 v Greystones 4 (Won 3-0). G. Boyle and C. McDonnell won 6/7 6/3 6/0. B. Rumgay and K. Rafferty won 6/3 3/6 6/3. D. Mahon and O. Murphy won 4/6 6/3 6/4. Men’s Class 6 v Stratford 4 (Lost 3-0) D. McAndrew and D. Quinn lost 6/0 6/0. P. Cooper and G. Hennessey won 6/2 6/2. M. Lacey and A. Nolan won 4/6 7/5 6/4. Men’s Class 6 v Meadowvale 2 (Lost 3-0) S. Shanley and D. Foran lost 3/6 6/3 7/6. P. McNamee and J. William lost 6/3 5/7 7/5. B. O’Chearbhaill and C. O’Brien lost 7/5 3/6 6/3. Men’s Class 7 v Meadowvale 3 (Won 2-1) J. Galligan and M. Houlden won 6/2 4/6 6/3. M. Huizenga and T. Galvin lost 6/2 6/3. G. Barr and R. Edwards won 6/2 6/3.
Ladies: Class 3 v Shankill 1 (Won 2-1). A. O’Neill and L. Cooper won 6/3 6/4. M. Dowling and C. McAndrew won 6/3 6/1. J. Jones and D. Condren lost 1/6 6/2 6/4. Class 4 v Leopardstown 2 (Won 3-0) B. Jones and B. Flynn won 6/3 6/2. R. Paul and G. Jolley won 6/3 /6/2. M. Cronin and M. Carroll won 6/3 6/2. Class 5 v Naas 5 (Won 2-1) V. Lacey and M. Butler won 6/1 6/1. S. Woods and K. Corrigan won 4/6 6/3 6/2. C. Power and H. McAndrew lost 6/1 6/4. Class 6 v Carrickmines 7 (Won 3-0) L. Waddell and B. Nankivell won 3/6 7/6 6/4. M. Cruise and C. Egan won 7/6 6/2. A. McNicholas and L. Durkin won 6/4 4/6 6/2. Class 6 v Greystones 6 (Lost 3-0) N. Sheehan and S. Gallagher lost 6/0 6/1. S. Mulhall and M. Hamill lost 6/1 6/1. T. Lenny and J. Leckie lost 6/0 6/0. Class 7 v Monkstown 7 (Lost 2-1) S. Carey and J. Geraghty lost 6/4 6/3. K. McNamee and N. Williams won 6/4 6/3. L. Freeland and C. Henderson lost 6/2 6/2. Knockout phase starts, Sunday, February 27. Men’s: The Class 4 team won their group and now have a home quarter-final on March 6th.
Ladies: The Class 3 team were very unlucky not to have won their group having not lost a rubber against any of the teams in their group; they now have a round of 16 match away to Wicklow 1 on the 27th of February.
The Class 4 team comprehensively won their group and now have a home quarter-final on the March 6th. The Class 5 team also comprehensively won their group and also have a home quarter-final on March 6th.
WICKLOW ROVERS AFC
The first team were due to play on Saturday against Tolka Rovers but it was put back to Tuesday 1st of March (last night).
The second team had no game while the third team were involved in the Charlie Byrne Cup against local rivals Wicklow Town. After a tight encounter and 120 minutes of football without a goal it was decided by the nerve-racking dreaded penalty kicks with Wicklow Town coming out on top by a score of 8-7 on penalties, we would also like to wish the Town the best of luck in the rest of the competition.
The youths continued their recent improvement, even though they went down by a 3-2 score line away to Glencormac Utd this was a match that could have went either way, leading scorer Darragh O'Donnell scored both goals.
The girls U-10 team were defeated 3-1 by Ballyoulster with Emer McNulty scoring the Rovers goal.
Congratulations to our U-10A's who won the 10's premier title at the weekend when they earned the point they needed against their nearest rivals Arklow Town A, in a tight match which ended in a 0-0 draw there was great celebrations at the final whistle.
Their record in the league was played 10, won 8, drew 1 and lost 1.
In the process they scored 34 goals and conceded eight with the team having four blank sheets. Luca Rampersaud was leading league scorer with 12 goals followed by Jade Duffy with 6 goals. The full squad is: Rossa Marron, Ciaran Coffey, Adam Waldron, Luke Robinson, Jack Evans, Eli Graham, Jack Dunne, Adam Cullen, Luca Rampersaud, Adam Byrne, Jade Duffy, Mark Nicholson, Cormac Murray, Patrick O'Keane.
The team is managed by Boodhan Rampersaud and his assistant is Eoghan O'Neill, once again congratulations lads.
The first team take on St. Michael's FC in Tipperary next Sunday in the last 16 of the FAI Junior Cup. It is a very tough draw for the lads but the way the lads are performing in cup competitions this season confidence is high and on their day they would be a match for any of the teams left in the competition. Everyone connected with the club would like to wish the team the best of luck on Sunday.
A date for your diary is Saturday the 19th of March, this is the date which the first team play in the quarter finals of the Leinster Junior Cup, they take on AUL side Sandyhill Celtic FC at home in The Whitegates. This is a massive game for them and it would be great to see a large crowd to support them so come down to The Whitegates and cheer on the lads. Kick off time will appear in our club notes in the coming weeks.
Our soccer academy is on every Saturday morning (weather permitting) from 11 till 12, the academy is open to boys and girls from 3 years of age upwards.
Club gear is available from our club shop, if anyone wishes to purchase club gear you can contact Franny Copeland at 087-2230063 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following is a list of the gear and prices: SocksJunior €5, Senior €8; Shorts with crest-Junior €10, Senior €12; Tracksuit-Junior €45, Senior €57; Polo Shirts-Junior €22, Senior €28; Rainjacket-Junior €30, Senior €37; Hoodie-Junior €20, Senior €26. All tracksuits, polo shirts, rainjackets and hoodies can be personalized with the players' initials free of charge if requested.
Anyone with information for the club notes or the club website can contact me at 0879108706 or e-mail me at email@example.com.
For all news regarding the club check out the club website at www.wicklowrovers.com.
Under-10 Premier League: Wicklow Rovers A 0, Arklow Town A 0: The home side went into this game knowing a point would give them the league title while Arklow knew a win would see them lift the title. In a first half that seen very little chances created with both defences on top, Arklow probably had the better chances, and after 12 minutes the first chance of note saw Rossa Marron save well.
Jack Dunne, who impressed throughout, set Patrick O'Keane away who in turn found Luca Rampersaud who fired just wide.
Both defences were on top in the first period with Ciaran Coffey and Adam Waldron in the Rovers defence very solid.
When the away side did find a way through just before the break Rossa Marron pulled off a magnificent save to keep his team on level terms at the interval.
Rovers came out the stronger in the second half and after two minutes Luca Rampersaud turned the Arklow defence only for his shot to be parried away with Jack Dunne's effort from the follow-up cleared off the line.
In the space of two minutes midway through the half Arklow went close on two occasions. First they fired narrowly wide and then Rossa Marron made his third terrific save of the match.
Jack Dunne worked tirelessly in the centre of the park and was involved in Rovers best move of the match when he picked the ball up from Luke Robinson and set Eli Graham away only to be denied by a brave save from the Arklow keeper.
Five minutes from time Rovers had what proved to be the last chance of the game when Luca Rampersaud saw his shot well saved.
Arklow pushed forward but found Luke Robinson, Ciaran Coffey and Mark Nicholson in no mood to be passed. In a tight encounter Rovers got the point that earned them the title.
Jack Dunne, Rossa Marron and Ciaran Cof- fey were outstanding in a good all round team performance.
SQUAD: Rossa Marron, Ciaran Coffey, Adam Waldron, Luke Robinson, Jack Evans, Eli Graham, Jack Dunne, Adam Cullen, Luca Rampersaud, Adam Byrne, Jade Duffy, Mark Nicholson, Cormac Murray, Patrick O'Keane.
The lotto hasn’t been won yet and is now up to €10,000 so a big win is possible if you buy your tickets.There was two match three winners for last week who each won €200. The clubhouse is available for rent for kids parties and other meetings and groups. Contact Anita at 0877565123 for more information. Training for the ladies team is on every Monday at 8 o’clock as they are preparing for the new season. Any new players are welcome. The academy is still running on Saturdays from 11.00 to 12.00 for children ages 4-6. There were plenty of games this weekend in the Junior and Senior sections after weeks on inactivity on the playing fields. Results in the Schoolboy and Senior divisions are as follows: Under-8 Gold - Arklow Town B 2, Rathnew 3 (Ross Quinn, Eoin Doyle,Owen Mcguinness). Under-9 Shield Division 2 - St. Peters 2 Rathnew A 0 (Tristan O’Toole, Shane Culinane). Under-9 Shield Division 4 Rathnew B 2 (Craig Joseph 2), Avonmore 2. Under 11 Divsion 1 - Rathnew 1 (Owen Gregory) ,Roundwood 2. Under 14 Premier - Rathnew 0, Wicklow Rovers A 1. Under 16 Premier - Arklow Town A 1, Rathnew 1 (Paul Ellis). Under 17 - Rathnew 5 (Shane Doyle 2, Phillip Murphy 2, Steven Olohan), Dalkey United 2. Man of the match here was Eric Dunne who put in a great shift for the team. There was matches in the Senior Divisions as well with both teams in action on Friday night. The results were, in the Wicklow Cup Round 3 Greystones United 1, Rathnew B 1 (Jay Devlin) after extra-time. Greystones won 4-3 on penalties. Premier Division - Rathnew A 4 (Barry Mernagh 2, Jody Merrigan, Colin Jameson), Sugarloaf 1. Congraulations to the Under-16s who won the league on Sunday with a point in a 1-1 draw with Arklow Town. Well done to all management and players involved with the team. The second team bowed out of the Wicklow Cup on Friday after a great effort aginst a good Division 1 team in Greystones United. They were eventually beaten on penalties. On a sadder note our thoughts and prayers go out to the White family after the sad passing of Jimmy 'Tiger' White who lined out for many a Rathnew team over the years. May he rest in peace.
The Premier team were in Wicklow Cup action on sunday with a tricky last 16 tie against St. Peter’s of Bray. Having gone behind one nil early on the lads improved in the second half to come back and win 3-1. Maurice Dunne (2) and John O’Loughlin got the goals. tTe lads are going strong in all three major competitions this year and hopefully can keep up the good run.
Our second team won on penalties away to local rivals Wicklow rRvers in the divisional cup. Great performance from all the team on the day. The game finished 1-1 in normal time with Shane Dunne scoring the Towns goal with a good strike inside to the box.
Our over 35's were away to Larkview on the weekend and won 2-1. Josh Duffy and Jimmy Hobson scored the goals.
Under-11s away to St Anthony’s in the cup came away from Finn Park with a great 2-0 win, Robert Keogh and Dylan Roche with the goals, that win earns them a next round home game v .Arklow United on April 2nd, well done .
Under-8as won 3-0 home to Greystones, Matthew Ryan, Jack Fox and Luke Kelly with the goals, everyone played really well so well done all.
The committee would like to offer its deepest sympathy to Eugene Jordan and his family on the sad passing of his mother Sadie, last week on behalf of all our teams and players. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this sad time.
Presentation night: Proceeds raised from the Santa dash will be presented on the 25th March at 9 p.m. in The Pint Depot, Carnew. €1350 was raised for each charity. Everyone is welcome and we would love everyone who helped and participated on the day to come along on the night. There will also be the presentation of the best dressed shop.
Facebook Page: Carnew AFC has set up a facebook page so why not join us, to keep track of any upcoming events, game fixtures results etc.
Senior men: Unfortunately the club was unable to get the game postponed, on Sunday, out of respect to Eugene, one of the senior men's more experienced players.
Celtic Stars 4, Carnew 0: It was a valiant effort by the senior men , who started with just nine players. Everyone gave 100 per cent on the day. The senior panel would like to extend its sympathy to Eugene, on the passing of his mother last Tuesday, our prayers and thoughts are with them at this time. However thank you to all who togged out and we hope Eugo will be back soon.
NEWTOWN JUNIORS F.C.
Slowly but surely the weather is relenting and at last most of our teams are starting to see some action. From six games played we recorded four wins and two losses. Pride of place this week goes to the Girl's under015 team who travelled to Wexford to take on Shelburne United in the Leinster Under-14 Cup quarter-final and came away with a superb 7-2 victory to advance to the semi-finals. To put this result in perspective our opponents have won all their matches this season and conceded only one goal in doing so. We led 2-0 after ten minutes thanks to goals from Georgina Canavan and Amy Murphy.
Before half-time Elaine Sutton added a superb third from 20 yards. If anything the girls got stronger in the second half and Amy Murphy in particular was clinical in front of goal as she added a further four goals to put us seven up. The team eased off in the final ten minutes and during this spell Shelburne scored two consolation goals. On the day there were many excellent individual displays but this result was a magnificent team effort as we finally scored the goals our recent performances warranted. Well done everybody and we now look forward to see who our opponents will be in the semifinals. The girl's under 13's played an away friendly against Mount Merrion and goals from Niamh O'Brien and Chelsea Snell secured victory. Another girl namely Ciara Dease scored a last minute goal to give the under 9's a share of the spoils at home to Enniskerry. Ciaran Keogh scored the other Newtown goal. A goal five minutes from time sent our under 10's down to another narrow defeat this time away to Ashford Rovers. This was hard on our team who played so well and but for a couple of injuries to key players during the game, they may have had some reward. On the day yet again Melanie Clarke was outstanding and was backed up by good displays from Lee Turner and Darren Magee. The under 12's were in League action at home to Roundwood and three first half goals from Ross Shine, Ryan Whelan and Keegan Heffernan secured a 3-0 win. Man of the match for the 12's was Joe Shannon who had a superb game. The under 13's advanced to the quarter-final of the Premier cup after a one-sided affair away to Wicklow Town. Among our goalscorers were Keith Dalton, Sean Dease, Evan Moran, Robert Greenan, Dylan Ford, Steven Kennedy and Ross Davis.
The following are the fixtures for the weekending Saturday 5th/Sunday 6th March, Under 8's away to Wicklow Rovers 'B' ko to be confirmed; Under 9's at home to St. Peters ko Sunday at 11am; Under 10's at home to Avonmore F.C. ko Sunday at 12pm; Under 12's - fixture to be confirmed; Under 13's at home to Greystones 'A' ko to be confirmed; Girl's U-13 away to Templelogue United ko to be confirmed; Girl's U-15 - fixture to be confirmed. (Fixtures and kick-off times are subject to change).
In our Golden Goals the winner from the West Brom versus Wolves match were as follows; €60 - 39th minute - John Doyle c/o David Condren; €20 - 38th minute - Lauren Nolan c/o Hughie Nolan; €20 - 40th minute - Audrey Magee c/o Darren Magee.
This week's game was the match between Arsenal and Birmingham City.
In our birthday corner two players from the club are celebrating their birthdays namely Kasper Razniak from the under 9's and Caoimbhe Heffernan from the girl's under 13's team. Our club secretary Katrina Connors celebrated her 40th last weekend with a party with family and friends in the Parkview Hotel. Happy 40th Katrina.
The club are hoping to take part in the John Giles Foundation 'Walk of Dreams' which takes place on Sunday 27th March at venues throughout the country. 50 per cent of all monies raised go to the club and the other 50 per cent goes to the Foundation. For more information log on to www.johngilesfoundation.com .
For all queries/matters relating to the club contact Hughie at 087-6987653 or visit our website www.newtownjuniors.com.