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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.


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.johngiles­foun­da­


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.

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