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ARK­LOW COM­MU­NITY GAMES

The 2011 Area live art fi­nals took place at our train­ing base, St Mary's Col­lege Sports Hall re­cently. Gold medal win­ners were: Re­becca Byrne, Aoife Mur­phy and Kate McDonough. Sil­ver Medals: Re­becca Hay­den, Katie O'reilly, Phatthanan Kong­sun­torn. Bronze Medals: Leona Kinch, Shona Dil­lon, Ta­lyer Loonam, Aoife Byrne, Lau­ren O'Reilly, Anne Stokes, Clau­dia Oles.

The Ark­low Com­mu­nity Games Art tro­phy was awarded to St Michaels Girls Na­tional School for best school en­tries.

We wish to sin­cerely thank Fiona Wynn for judg­ing the competition.

Walk with Ark­low Com­mu­nity Games and Ark­low Gym Club in your lo­cal St Pa­tricks Day Pa­rade, as­sem­ble Pet­titts at 2:30 p.m.

WICK­LOW ROVERS AFC

The first team en­ter­tained Blue­bell Utd in the White­gates on Satur­day and they recorded a dis­ap­point­ing score­less draw in a game they were hop­ing to col­lect three points in. The lads had the bet­ter of the chances through­out the game but failed to take the op­por­tu­ni­ties which came their way.

The sec­ond team took on Ark­low Utd B in Fern­dale Park in the third round of the Wick­low Cup on Sun­day af­ter­noon. Af­ter a tight en­counter they pro­gressed to the next round with a 2-1 win. Goals from Sean Tobin and Ai­dan O’Neill en­sured their pas­sage to the next stage of the competition.

Our third team con­tin­ued their good league form with a 1-0 away vic­tory against Carnew Celtic. Johnny O’Con­nor fol­lowed up his hat-trick last week with the only goal of the game to claim all three points.

The youths were due to play Dalkey Utd in the quar­ter fi­nals of the cup on Satur­day af­ter­noon but it was called off when Dalkey couldn’t field a team.

The U-10 girls team lost 3-1 away to Cabin­teely with Tess Hask­ins net­ting the Rovers goal.

The club would like to thank all the peo­ple who made the long jour­ney to Tip­per­ary re­cently to sup­port the first team in their FAI Ju­nior cup game against St. Michael’s FC, it was nice to see so many peo­ple there. The team man­age­ment, play­ers and club com­mit­tee ap­pre­ci­ated the sup­port for the team so once again thank you all very much.

Don’t for­get the big game this Satur­day, the lads take on Sandy­hill Celtic from Bal­ly­mun in the quar­ter fi­nals of the Le­in­ster Ju­nior Cup, the match takes place in the White­gates with the kick off at 2 o’clock.

It would be great to see a large crowd in the White­gates to sup­port the team so make your way down and cheer the lads on.

Our hat-trick heroes this week were Conor Lewins of the U-8C’s and Conor Hawes of the U-10C’s. Conor Lewins led the way when he hit the back of the net four times in his team’s 5-2 vic­tory over Ark­low Town C and he was fol­lowed closely by Conor Hawes who scored three goals for the 10C’s in their 6-0 win over Ard­more Rovers B, well done to you both.

With to­mor­row be­ing St. Pa­trick’s Day, the ju­nior side of the club will be march­ing in the St. Pa­trick’s Day pa­rade so all our young play­ers from U-8’s up­wards are re­quested to meet at the club­house in the White­gates at 2.30 pm. Any adults will­ing to help with the su­per­vi­sion of the kids in the pa­rade would be wel­comed and very much ap­pre­ci­ated.

Also if the man­agers could be present it would be great, thanks.

Ev­ery­one at Wick­low Rovers AFC would like to con­grat­u­late Amanda and Thomas Meade on the ar­rival of baby Conor. Hope­fully older brother Aaron who plays on the clubs U-13A team will pass some of his foot­ball skills to his younger brother.

Our soc­cer academy is on ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing (weather per­mit­ting) in the White­gates all-weather pitch at 11 o’clock, so for fun and games while learn­ing the skills of the game come to the White­gates from 11 till 12 un­der the guid­ance of ex­pe­ri­enced coach Johnny Dunne. The academy is open to boys and girls from the age of three 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 fcopeland8@gmail.com. The fol­low­ing is a list of the gear and prices: Socks-Ju­nior €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 087-9108706 or e-mail me at jimmy.nolan09@hot­mail.com.

For all news re­gard­ing the club check out the club web­site at www.wick­lowrovers.com.

RATH­NEW AFC

The lotto hasn’t been won yet and is now up to €10,200 and there was no match three win­ners for last week so this week’s match three prize is €400. 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.

Re­sults in the School­boy and Se­nior di­vi­sions are as fol­lows: Un­der 8 Gold Rath­new 5 (Eoin Doyle 3, Dy­lan Ka­vanagh, Reece Doyle), Wolfe Tone B 1. Un­der 9 Shield Divi­sion 4 Rath­new B 3 (Craig Joseph, Eoin Doyle, Nigel Moore­house), Wick­low Rovers B 0. Un­der 14 Premier: Rath­new 5 (John Keogh 3, Andrew O’Brien, Paul O’Brien), Ash­ford Rovers A 1. Un­der 17 - Rath­new 2 (Shane Doyle, Eric Dunne), Lif­fey Val­ley 0. Rath­new handed Lif­fey their first de­feat of the sea­son and main­tained their own 100 per­cent record in the league in a good team dis­play. There was two games in the Se­nior di­vi­sions as well with both teams in ac­tion dur­ing the week. The re­sults were, on Tues­day 8th of March in the Premier Divi­sion Rath­new A 1 (Anto Mer­nagh), New­town A 0. Thomas Scott Divi­sion 2 Cup - Round­wood 0, Rath­new B 1 (Chris Gre­gory). The club is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing prob­lems with van­dal­ism and peo­ple hang­ing around the dress­ing rooms and club­house dur­ing train­ing and matches and other func­tions. We would ask peo­ple to repect the club and not dam­age the facil­li­ties as they are for all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity. If any­one sees any be­hav­iour that is dam­ag­ing to the club please let any mem­ber of the com­mit­tee know. We as a club will not be tak­ing these mat­ters lightly and will take ac­tion against any­one found to be in­vovled in anti-so­cial be­hav­iour. Peo­ple are work­ing hard to give all the club mem­bers the best facil­li­ties they can so we just want ev­ery­one to en­joy them.

ROUND­WOOD AND DISTRICT AC

Congratulations to Michael Ka­vanagh who came 15th in the se­nior sec­tion of the All-Ire­land Schools cross coun­try (Satur­day, 13th March) at the Na­tional Aquatic Cen­tre, Dublin. This was a great achieve­ment against the top ath­letes in the coun­try con­sid­er­ing Michael just re­cov­ered from in­jury in time to make the race.

Best of luck to those com­pet­ing in the All-Ire­land In­door Fi­nals in Magher­afelt next week­end.

The Com­mu­nity Games Cross Coun­try Team Event competition for County Wick­low will be held on 28th March 2011 in Avon­dale , Rath­drum. Reg­is­tra­tion at 6pm, first event at 6.30pm

Events will in­clude: U13 Mixed Boys and Girls (Dis­tance 1200m); U12 Mixed Dis­tance Re­lays Boys and Girls (Dis­tances 400 and 600 me­tres); U 14 Mixed Dis­tance Re­lays Boys and Girls (Dis­tances 600 and 800 me­tres).

There will also be events for U8, U10 and U16 at county level, but par­tic­i­pants in these events will not go for­ward to pro­vin­cial fi­nals.

Sun­day morn­ing run con­tin­u­ing at 10am at Green gates into the reser­voir on New­town Road con­tact Bren­dan Lawlor (087 2432798) or Anne Marah (087 2861781)

CARNEW AFC

Pre­sen­ta­tion night: 25th March in The Pint De­pot, Carnew at 9 pm. 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.

St Pa­trick's Day Pa­rade: Carnew AFC will be tak­ing part in the Carnew St Pa­tricks Day Pa­rade and we would like to see ev­ery­one march­ing with us on the day. We will be meet­ing at Kenny's at 1:15pm on Thurs­day.

It was a busy week­end for the club, with all teams play­ing with a mix of re­sults for all the dif­fer­ent teams.

Se­nior men: Quar­ter-fi­nal Thomas Scott Cup: Carnew v New­town Ju­niors 1-0: A great per­for­mance and a sec­ond half goal by Eu­gene Jor­dan saw Carnew take a place in the semi-fi­nal of the Thomas Scott Cup. The team per­formed bril­liantly on the day but Michael Rock and To­mas Kin­sella shone for the home team. Well done lads and best of luck in the next round

Un­der-15 Divi­sion 1 League: Ard­more Rovers 3, Carnew 9: The boys trav­elled to Ard­more on Satur­day and proved why they are the league cham­pi­ons when they had an im­pres­sive win over Ard­more. Scor­ers on the day were Ger Lyons 2, Keith Far­rell 2, Con­all McCrea 1, Wayne Kin­sella 1 and a hat trick by John Flem­ing.

Un­der-12 Divi­sion 1 Shield: Carnew 4, Aughrim 1: A great team per­for­mance was put in on the day by all and the boys re­main un­de­feated, Scor­ers on the day were Cathal Doyle, Adam Doyle, Rhys Darcy Gaynor and Conor Mul­hol­land. Un­der-10 Divi­sion 2 Shield St Pat's 1, Carnew 0: Un­for­tu­nately the un­der 10's lost the first Shield game but there is plenty of op­por­tu­nity to catch back up in competition. A great game played by all but just didn't go their way on the day.

Un­der-9 Divi­sion 1 Shield: Carnew 1, Wolfe Tone 2: The un­der 9s were un­lucky not to win or even draw on Satur­day at home to Wolfe Tone. Con­di­tions were wet and cold but the team still put up a good fight. Tom ' Tucker' Kin­sella scored the home team's goal on the day.

Un­der-8: Wick­low Town 2, Carnew 6: The boys trav­elled to Wick­low on Sun­day and took away their sec­ond win of the sea­son. They had a great game and de­served the win and were un­for­tu­nate the goal tally wasn't more. Scor­ers on the day were Luke Wal­lace 1, Ja­son House 1, Own Goal 1 and Ben Gilligan with a hat-trick.

BRAY RUN­NERS Well done to club mem­bers who have been com­pet­ing in the road and cross coun­try cir­cuit re­cently; Richard Ka­vanagh 40:03 En­nis­cor­thy 10k, Diar­muid Potts 42 mins Dun­gar­van 10k, Richard Ka­vanagh 1:05, Es­ther Mur­phy 1:15, Grainne Cun­ning­ham 1:21, Fiona Mo­ran 1:48 all in the Bal­ly­cot­ton 10.

Train­ing sched­ules are now in place for the county 5k road race which takes place on Wed­nes­day 13th of April in Kil­coole, let's see if we can build on our Cross Coun­try suc­cess.

A re­minder that mem­ber­ship is open for 2011, Bray Run­ners is look­ing for new run­ners. Over the months we have no­ticed a large num­ber of peo­ple, men and women, run­ning by them­selves on the South­ern Cross, Boghall Road and the seafront. Why run on your own when you can en­joy the craic run­ning with a group? We are a mixed club and we cater for all abil­i­ties. For en­quiries con­tact Der­mot on 086 822 7454.

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 2-0 when Laura O'Neill fin­ished from six yards af­ter the keeper had par­ried a Mur­phy shot. 2-nil 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 was 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. Hat-tricks 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 and 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 and 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 Sat­u­ray19th/Sun­day 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.

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 and Keane from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C. Any player march­ing in the New­town St. Pa­trick’s Day pa­rade need to be at Gre­go­rys Garage at 10.40 am 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 per­cent of all monies raised go to the club and the other 50 per­cent 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.

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