ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Calling on all clubs businesses and organisations in and around Newtownmountkennedy to come out and take part and support our annual St Patrick’s Day parade. Leaving Gregory’s Garage at 10.45a.m.
Last Saturday saw our Under 14’s head to Avondale where they took part in the first round of the Feile. The lads were handed a tough group but came through with flying colours. With only three teams in the group it was vital that we got a good start. In our first game we played Michael O’Dwyers, who had already beaten Baltinglass.
Straight from the start the lads got stuck in and ran out rather easy winners, getting a score of 4-12 in half an hour is no mean feat. Some of the football the lads played particularly in the second half was breathtaking. In our last game of the day against the mighty Baltinglass who had to win to have any chance of qualifying we started slowly and Balto raced into an early lead.
But anybody who has watched this team play knows that they don’t panic and keep playing football. When the Ref blew the whistle we had won by a couple of points and having played two and won two we were through to the next round, which is to be coming Saturday 12th, so please check the fixtures for venue and time and come and give this talented bunch of lads yours support.
The panel of lads last week-end was S Carthy, L Keogh, S Fenelon, J Shannon, K Dalton, R Greenan, S Dease, V Rooney, D Walsh, R Davis, M Doyle, S Gregory, L Turner, K Turner, and Shamac Pawlac. Thanks to Trevor, Robert, Frankie, Mark Pat and Papa.
Everything ran smoothly and everybody is looking forward to next week-end. All teams are now back in training and if you want to get involved with any of the teams either playing or helping out please give our chairman Papa a ring at 086 1764707. Good to see Michael Douglas walking without the crutches, its been a long painful road but it’s almost at an end Michael.
The 1798 site is nearly complete we hope to have it ready for Patrick’s Day weather permitting. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the FAS workers for all their continued hard work with the tidy towns.
The children are joining in the fun busy with the poster clean up competition.
This Saturday 12th March from 10am to 2pm is the first clean up day of the new year getting our village ready for St. Patrick’s day parade, meeting at St Joseph’s Church, Main St. Please bring gloves and pickers we be supplied on the day. New and old members all welcome.
ENROLMENTS: Notification of places for Junior Infants 2011 – 2012 will be posted to parents ths week. A €50 non-refundable deposit must accompany all acceptance forms.
SCHOOL RAFFLE: Tickets are still on sale for the Signed Ireland Jersey and the Joyce Murray Painting. Tickets cost ?5 from the School Secretary.
PARENT/ TODDLER GROUP
The Parent and Toddler group has started again in Newtownmountkennedy, meeting every Thursday Morning in the Parents’ Room in St.Joseph’s Centre. All parents, grandparents, childminders, are invited to attend with the little ones from 9.30am.
NEWTOWN DRAMA GROUP
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Newtown Drama Group on a superb production of the Bernard Farrell Play “Say Cheese”.
NEWTOWN JUNIORS F.C.
Goals for our team’s were scarce last weekend as from six games played we recorded 2 win’s, 1 draw and three defeats. Our under 8’s travelled to Wicklow to take on Rovers and came away with a 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Dylan Fitzsimons & Jamie Dodd.
The 9’s lost 1-nil at home to St.Peters in a game were they struggled to get going. It was a home defeat for the under 10’s as well losing 3-nil to Avonmore. Best for the 10’s were Cian Walsh, Darren Magee and Melanie Clarke.
A blank day in front of goal for the 13’s as they could only manage a scoreless draw at home to Greystones in the Shield. Best were Darren Walsh and Ross Davis. The faint title hopes for our Girl’s under 13’s have all but gone after a 2-nil away defeat to Templelogue United. The hosts scored inside the first minute and added their second in the last 5 minutes, but credit to the girl’s they kept battling until the end but couldn’t convert the many chances they created.
Our Girl’s under 15’s won 2-1 away to Broadford Rovers. On a pitch clearly showing the scars of winter goals from Amy Murphy and Georgina Canavan secured all three points. Best players on the day were Jane Fagan, Laura O’Neill and Chantelle Owens.
The following are the fixtures for the week ending Saturday/ Sunday 12th/13th March: Under 8’s at home to Enniskerry ko Saturday at 11am; Under 9’s at home to Greystones ‘C’ ko Saturday at 12 noon; Under 10’s away to Greystones ‘A’ ko to be confirmed; Under 12’s away to Enniskerry ko to be confirmed; Under 13’s at home to St.Anthonys ko Sunday at 10am; Girl’s U-13 at home to Brookfield Celtic ko Sunday t.b.c.; Girl’s U-15 at home to Evergreen (Kilkenny) ko Sunday at 2pm (Leinster cup semi-final). (Fixtures and KO times are subject to change)
In our Golden Goals the winner from the Arsenal versus Birmingham City match were as follows; €60 - 28th minute - Martin Connors c/o K.Connors €20 - 27th minute - Hughie Nolan €20 - 29th minute - still to be confirmed This week’s game was the match between Liverpool and Man. United.
Players celebrating birthdays in the coming week are Chelsee Snell from our girl’s under 13’s and Dion Doyle from our under 12’s. Happy birthday Chelsee and Dion from all at Newtown Juniors F.C. The club would like to send its condolences to the Merriman family from Newcastle on their recent bereavement.
The club have some of our teams taking part in the John Giles Foundation ‘Walk of Dreams’ which takes place on Sunday 27th March at venues throughout the country. 50% of all monies raised go to the club and the other 50% goes to the Foundation. For more information log on to www.johngilesfoundation.com
There will be a meeting for all committee members and managers on Wednesday 9th March (tonight) at 7pm in the Community Centre. All are requested to attend.
For all queries/matters relating to the club contact Hughie on 087-6987653 or visit our website www.newtownjuniors. com
NEWTOWN UNITED F.C.
An 80th minute goal from Ross Odlum ensured our first team maintained their defence of the Wicklow cup intact away to Enniskerry in what was a tight game by all accounts. The second team’s title hopes suffered a major blow at home to Seaview Wanderers were they lost 4-1 with Turkey Doyle scoring the Newtown goal.
The following are the fixtures for the week ending Saturday/ Sunday 12th/13th March: 1st Team Away To Rathnew F.C. Ko Tuesday 8th March at 7.45pm; 1st team Away To Arklow Town Ko Sunday at 11am; 2nd Team Away To Carnew F.C. Ko Sunday at 11am; Youths - Away To Granada F.C. Ko Sunday at 11.45am (Fixtures and KO times are subject to change)