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Last Satur­day in Eire Og, Grey­stones our Un­der 14’s de­feated Bray Em­mets to ad­vance to the fi­nal of the Feile. As the teams took to the field it was ob­vi­ous for all to see that we were giv­ing height and strength away in ev­ery po­si­tion.

What we lacked in height we more than made up for in heart be­cause from the start we took the game to our op­po­nents and while not play­ing our best foot­ball we were well in con­trol of the game. We led by a cou­ple of points at half time and even though Bray staged a bit of a come­back in the sec­ond pe­riod we were al­ways in con­trol.

Even­tu­ally the fi­nal whis­tle came and we won on a score line of 1-10 to 1-2 and de­spite not play­ing well we were through to the fi­nal, which is to be played this Fri­day 25th against Bless­ing­ton in Avon­dale with a 7 o’clock throw in. So please come and sup­port this fan­tas­tic young team.

All teams are now back train­ing in prepa­ra­tion for the com­ing sea­son and if you need any in­for­ma­tion please con­tact our chair­man Papa at 0861764707 or our sec­re­tary Anto at 087 9501369. We are cur­rently pro­vid­ing foot­ball for boys and girls from 6 years of age up­wards and need play­ers, so if you or your child wants to get in­volved please give one of the lads a text or a call.

Last week we marched in the St Pa­tricks Day Pa­rade and had a very good turnout. Thanks to all the boys and girls mams and dads and all who helped in any way on the day.


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.


We would like to thank ev­ery­one who sup­ported tidy towns by buy­ing sun­flower seed pots at the St Pa­trick’s Day Pa­rade. The very best of luck to all the green fin­gered peo­ple tak­ing part in the sun­flower competition.


An­other good week for the club on the field last week­end as from 6 games played we recorded 4 wins, 1 draw and just the one de­feat.

Top of the class this week are the un­der 10’s who ad­vance to the semis of the Premier cup af­ter a ti­tanic tus­sle with near neigh­bours St.An­tho­nys. The game fin­ished 0-0 af­ter ex­tra time in a game were the vis­i­tors prob­a­bly had the best of the ex­changes through­out the game. New­town’s best chances fell to Tadgh O’Con­nor & Me­lanie Clarke who both forced the An­tos keeper into fine saves.

In the penalty shoot out New­town won 3-2 with the spot kicks been dis­patched by Ryan Mur­phy, Me­lanie Clarke and Dar­ren Magee.

New­town keeper also pulled off a fine save from Anto’s fourth spot kick. Best play­ers on the day for New­town were Me­lanie Clarke, Liam Od­lum and Sean Byrne. Our un­der 8’s suf­fered our only de­feat of the week los­ing 4-1 at home to St. An­tho­nys. Dy­lan Fitzsi­mons scored the New­town goal and he along with Ryan Smil­lie and Jamie Dodd were the best play­ers.

The un­der 9’s put them­selves back in con­tention for Shield hon­ours af­ter an 8-1 suc­cess at home to Wick­low Rovers. Ciara Dease & Ciaran Keogh scored two each while there were sin­gles for Mark McHugh, Alan­nah Melia and first ever goals for both Luke Dease and Dean Mur­ray.

The un­der 12’s got their Shield cam­paign off to a win­ning start with a 4-1 home win over Round­wood. Ross Shine, Kee­gan Hef­fer­nan, Michael Cogh­lan and Uriah Loveridge scored the New­town goals in a good team dis­play.

The un­der 13’s moved within one vic­tory of the 13’s Premier ti­tle af­ter a 6-nil away win over En­niskerry. Ross Davis and Ken­neth Turner scored twice while Keith Dal­ton and Dy­lan Ford also found the net. Best on the day were Vova Ribakov, Bran­don Feely and Keane Mur­phy.

Of our girls team’s only the 15’s were in ac­tion as they trav­elled to Fin­glas to take on league lead­ers WFTA and they came away with a share of the spoils in a 2-all draw. Amy Mur­phy scored the two New­town goals her first was a tremen­dous in­di­vid­ual ef­fort. Best on the day were Rose & Jane Fa­gan, Becky Cassin, Laura O’Neill and Ge­orgina Canavan.

Due to the Ire­land vs. Mace­do­nia game next Satur­day and the John Giles walk next Sun­day there will be no WDSL fix­tures for the week-end­ing Satur­day 26th/ Sun­day 27th March, with the fol­low­ing the fix­tures for this com­ing week­end: Girl’s un­der 13’s away to St Josephs ko to be con­firmed; Girl’s un­der 15’s at home to Peamount United ko to be con­firmed(Fix­tures & Ko Times Are Sub­ject To Change).

In our Golden Goals the win­ner from the Man.City vs. Read­ing match were as fol­lows; €60 - 74th minute - Kath­leen Con­nors c/o K.Con­nors; €20 - 75th minute - Yvonne Snell c/o S. Nolan; €20 - 76th minute - To be con­firmed. This week’s game is the match be­tween Chelsea & Manch­ester City.

The club have some of our teams tak­ing part in the John Giles Foun­da­tion ‘Walk of Dreams’ which takes place on Sun­day 27th March from Mer­rion Square to the Aviva Sta­dium. 50% of all monies raised go to the club and the other 50% goes to the Foun­da­tion.

Two play­ers from the club cel­e­brate their birthdays in the com­ing week and they are Ken­neth Turner from the un­der 12/13’s and Vova Ribakov from the un­der 13’s. Happy birth­day Ken­neth & Vova from all at New­town Ju­niors F.C.

Good luck to the New­town GAA un­der 14’s in their Feile fi­nal against Bless­ing­ton next Fri­day night in Avon­dale.

The club would like to ex­tend their deep­est sym­pa­thies to the fam­ily and friends of John Doyle who trag­i­cally passed away early this week. May he rest in peace.


The sec­ond team went out of the Wick­low cup af­ter a spir­ited dis­play away to Premier team Rich­mond Rovers on a 2-nil score­line last Fri­day night.

The 1st team de­feated En­niskerry 5-1 at home to con­tinue their quest for back to back league ti­tles. Ross Od­lum scored twice and Cathal McNi­cholas, Billy Clark­son and John Hef­fer­nan also found the net.

Young New­town GAA mem­bers march­ing in the St. Pa­trick's Day pa­rade in New­town­moun­tkennedy.

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