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. We would ask everyone to obey the Garda Parking restrictions and park in the designated areas so that everyone can have an enjoyable parade. See you there.
ENROLMENTS: Notification of places for Junior Infants 2011 – 2012 has been posted to parents. 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.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY: The school will march in the Newtown St.Patrick’s Day Parade. We will meet at Rossmore Estate at 10.30am .
FIRST CONFESSION: Congratulations to the pupils of 2nd class who made their First Confession on Tuesday March 15th at the Mass for the Feast of St.Joseph. Many Thanks to Fr.Smith,Miss Ní Laocha, Paul Thornton and the new Parish Worker Alan Smith. PARENT/TODDLER GROUP The Parent & 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.
The new season is getting underway, and our teams are being prepared. Be sure to keep an eye on the fixtures column for upcoming fixtures. -Membership Membership fees are now due and should be paid as soon as possible. Adult membership is €40, with student/juvenile membership at €15. Be sure you have paid so that you can be affiliated to the club. -Lotto The Lotto jackpot currently stands at €7200. Be sure you have your tickets ready for Monday night! -Best wishes Wishing all our members and friends a Happy St. Patrick's Day. Be sure to celebrate safely! -Club History Our history publication is still available to buy from the post office. -Condolences Condolences to the Power family on the recent passing of George.
The battle of Newtownmountkennedy Memorial Garden is nearing completion and will be looking good this summer. A special thanks to FAS for their continuous support and efforts, Brendan Shannon of Mount Kennedy plant hire, Johnny Lawless sand & gravel who donated top soil and Wicklow County Council who helped in numerous ways. To anyone else who donated their time to help us.
The participation of tidy towns workers behind the scenes is also appreciated especially those involved in fundraising, which help projects like this happen. We would welcome donations no matter how small to assist us in village improvement initiatives.
A big thank you to 4th and 5th class at Newtown Primary School for all the wonderful posters for the first clean up day of the year and thank you to everyone who helped.
On Saturday the 5th the Millennium Cup competition was held in Newtown Bowling Club where eight teams competed for the title and with bowling going on from two o’clock to almost 9 pm there was continuous and exciting bowling from all the teams involved and our thanks to all teams for their participation.
However it must be said that none of these competitions would proceed without the dedication of club secretaries and in this case the trojan work of Jim Clarke who had the hall completely organized and ready for action, and not only that but also the soup and sambos, nothing was left to chance.
Of course there is always the ladies in the kitchen who help to keep the bowlers refreshed and a huge thank you to all of them for their help which is teamwork at its best. Oh yes the final was between Wicklow and Newtown and after 15 ends Newtown managed to edge in front, so congratulations all round.
Last Saturday our U14’s headed up to Roundwood to face a highly fancied St Nicholas side in the Quarter Final of the Feile. Anybody that was at this match saw a first half display of dazzling football and some magnificent scores. Our lads led at the break by 12 points and could have been more but some bad misses.
Early in the second half St Nicholas started to eat into our lead and got it back to four points. At this stage they were playing their best football and our lads showed another side of their game, all the skilful football we played in the first half was replaced in the second period by a display of guts and determination.
When the final whistle sounded we were four points up and were into the semifinal, which is to be played this coming week-end. Please check fixtures for time and venue. So if you are looking for something to do please come and support this smashing bunch of lads this week end.
One of this panel is currently on crutches and from all in the club we wish Sean Gregory a speedy recovery.
All teams are now back training in preparation for the coming season, so if you need any information about training or matches contact Papa at 086 1764707. Anybody who wants to march in the Patrick’s Day parade with the Juveniles should be at Gregory’s Garage at 10.30. Please wear black or Green if you intend to march with us.
NEWTOWN JUNIORS F.C.
If there was a shortage of goals last weekend our teams more than made up for it this past weekend when our team’s scored thirty one goals between them. The Girl’s under 14’s take pride of place this week yet again after they qualified for the Leinster final after a 4-0 home win over Evergreen F.C. from Kilkenny.
At half time the game was scoreless with the away side enjoying the best of the opening half. Newtown came out for the second half a different team and they pushed their opponents back on the backfoot from the very start. Amy Murphy was starting to make inroads down the left flank and it was from one of her crosses that Newtown took the lead on 45 minutes when an Evergreen defender in trying to clear only succeeded in diverting the ball into her own net.
Three minutes later it was 2-nil when Laura O’Neill finished from 6 yards after the keeper had parried a Murphy shot. 2nil became 3-nil on 56 minutes when Cliona Crammond’s free kick found the net via a big deflection. The scoring was completed on 64 minutes when Georgina Canavan headed home from close range after another pinpoint cross from Murphy.
Best on the day for the team were Jane Fagan, Shelly Murphy, Rose Fagan and Amy Murphy. We will now play the final against either Shelbourne or St.Josephs and that final will take place sometime in April.
Our under 13’s girl’s had a big 9-nil home win over Brookfield Celtic. Hattricks were scored by Niamh O’Brien and Amy Irwin while Hollie Murphy, Aine Gammall and Erynn O’Brien chipped in with a goal apiece. Best for the team were Lauren Nolan, Chelsee Snell and Orla Devlin. Two goals each for Ryan Smillie & Dylan Fitzsimons helped the under 8’s to a 5-2 win over Enniskerry. Josh Odlum scored the other goal while Darragh Dwyer and Katelyn Butler played well.
The under 9’s got their first win of their Shield campaign after a 6-0 home win over Greystones. James Crean led the way with 3 goals and the other scorers were Ciara Dease, Mark McHugh and Ciaran Keogh.
The under 10’s finally got some reward for recent displays with a 1-all draw away to Greystones. Conor Odlum scored the equaliser and Sean Byrne was unlucky not to win it with a scorching volley from 20 yards went narrowly wide. Best for the 10’s were Lee Turner, Cian Walsh and Ryan Murphy.
The under 12’s secured the runners up spot in their league with a 1-all draw away to Enniskerry. Ryan Taylor scored from the penalty spot for the Newtown goal and the best players were Conor Doyle and Ryan Waters.
The under 13’s moved another step closer to the 13’s league title with a 5-0 home win over St. Anthonys. Sean Dease & Keane Murphy scored two goals each while Darren Walsh scored the goal of the game with a long range shot from 25 yards. Best were Vova Ribakov and Evan Moran.
The following are the fixtures for the week-ending Saturday/ Sunday 19th/20th March: Under 8’s at home to St.Anthonys ko Saturday at 11am; Under 9’s at home to Wicklow Rovers ‘B’ ko Saturday at 12pm; Under 10’s - fixture to be confirmed; Under 12’s at home to Roundwood F.C. ko Saturday at 10.30am; Under 13’s away to Enniskerry ko Sunday to be confirmed; Girl’s U-13 - fixture to be confirmed; Girl’s U-15 - fixture to be confirmed. (Fixtures & Ko Times Are Subject To Change)
In our Golden Goals the winner from the Liverpool vs. Man United match were as follows: €60 - 34th minute - Darren Magee Jnr.; €20 - 35th minute - Darren Magee Snr.; €20 - 33rd minute - Liam O’Byrne c/o Dave Condren. This week’s game is the match between Man City and Reading.
Players who are celebrating birthdays this week are Kamil Pawlak from the under 9’s and Keane Murphy from the under 13’s. Happy birthday Kamil & Keane from everyone at Newtown Juniors F.C.
Any player marching in the Newtown St.Patricks day parade need to be at Gregorys Garage at 10.40am sharp.
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
NEWTOWN UNITED F.C.
A rare thing happened last week and no it wasn’t that the sun finally came out but that the first team lost a league game. They lost 1-nil away to Rathnew F.C. in a game despite missing a couple of regulars they had enough chances to win any game. They made amends somewhat with a 3-nil away win over Arklow Town in the Premier Shield. Goalscorers were Paudie Doyle, John Heffernan & Shane Mooney.
The second team exited the Division 2 cup 1-nil away to Carnew F.C. in a game were they had enough chances to win a multitude of matches.
The youths made it through to the semis of the Youth’s cup with a 2-1 win away to Granada F.C. with Sean Heffernan and Kyle Martin scoring the goals.
The following are the fixtures from Friday 18th-20th March:1st Team At Home To Enniskerry Ko Sunday at 2.30pm; 2nd Team Away To Richmond Rovers Ko Friday 18th at 7.45pm; 2nd Team Away To Fassaroe Yc Ko Sunday at 11.30pm; Youths - Fixture To Be Confirmed (Fixtures & Ko Times Are Subject To Change).
Jessica Bates, Saoirse Allen, Niamh Owens and Emily Lennon on their Confirmation day in St. Anne's church in Shankill.
Kim Gleeson, Emily Kavanagh, Maedhbh Deeney and Grace Kavanagh at the subject fair during Book Week in Loreto Bray.