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WICK­LOW ROVERS AFC

Well what a day it was for the first team last Satur­day af­ter­noon. They en­ter­tained Bal­ly­mun side Sandy­hill Celtic who play their foot­ball in the top league in the AUL in the quar­ter-fi­nals of the Le­in­ster Ju­nior Cup and they recorded a magnificent 1-0 win.

Af­ter a tight start to the game Rovers went close on a cou­ple of oc­ca­sions mid­way through the first half.

With half time ap­proach­ing the very im­pres­sive David O'Sullivan was alert to close down the away keeper, he dis­pos­sessed the keeper and with three play­ers clos­ing him down, he coolly dis­patched the ball to the net for a de­served lead.

Just on the stroke of half time Arthur De­lahunt came to Rovers res­cue when he got down low to save and keep the score at 1-0 at the break.

Rovers came out in the sec­ond half look­ing for a sec­ond goal which would kill the game off and the tire­less worker David O'Sullivan went close twice.

All af­ter­noon David O'Sullivan was a thorn in the side of the Sandy­hill de­fence, and as the half went on Sandy­hill pushed for­ward in search of the equaliser but they found the home de­fence of Paul Alexan­der, Shane Cas­sidy, Stephen Earls and John McAl­wee rock solid and in no mood to be passed.

This was a great win for the lads and this was even af­ter they suf­fered a knock back when they lost in­flu­en­tial mid­fielder Greg Dunne early in the game. It now leaves them in the semi fi­nal, keep an eye on the club web­site and the club notes for de­tails on the semi fi­nal in the com­ing weeks.

The club would like to thank ev­ery­one who came out to sup­port the lads on the day, it was nice to see so many pre­vi­ous mem­bers of the club com­ing out to cheer the team on and it was equally nice to see so many of the school­boys turn­ing out to sup­port the team with some good hu­moured chant­ing at the game.

Once again, a big thanks to ev­ery­one who turned out to sup­port the lads, hope­fully we can get a big crowd to the semi fi­nal as well.

The sec­ond team also had a very good win at the week­end. They de­feated league lead­ers Ark­low Utd away in Fern­dale Park in the quar­ter fi­nals of the Divi­sion 1 cup.

A goal apiece from Trevor Con­yard and Conor Tobin laid the foun­da­tions for this vic­tory and a pas­sage to the semi fi­nal.

Not to be out­done, the third team also had a fan­tas­tic re­sult when they beat joint league lead­ers Fair­wood Celtic by six goals to nil in the league.

Two goals from Johnny O'Con­nors and one each from Timmy Kelly, Ed­die Kelly, Ed­ward Dunne and first team coach James Mack­lin ac­counted for the to­tal and gave them a very im­pres­sive three points to keep them in con­tention for a top four spot.

In the hat-trick cor­ner this week we have Glen Broughan who scored his first goals of the sea­son by hit­ting three goals for the U-8D's in their 4-1 win at home to En­niskerry B, well done Glen.

The com­mit­tee would like to thank all the play­ers and par­ents who par­tic­i­pated in the St Pa­trick's Day pa­rade, it was great to see so many turn­ing out for the club so once again many thanks to you all.

This week sees the lo­cal De La Salle Col­lege take on Bun­crana from Done­gal in the All Ire­land Col­leges Ju­nior Cup fi­nal, the match takes place Wed­nes­day (to­day) 23rd of March in Oriel Park in Dun­dalk. They de­feated Ra­toath from Meath in the Le­in­ster Fi­nal on a score line of 2-1 af­ter ex­tra time with goals from John Crowe and Si­mon Bouch­ier.

Last Tues­day they won in the All Ire­land semi fi­nal when they beat Charleville from Cork at the RSC in Wa­ter­ford by three goals to two with James Ka­vanagh, Si­mon Bouch­ier and Mark O'Sullivan hit­ting the net.

Ev­ery­one at Wick­low Rovers AFC would like to wish the team, Sea­mus Di­a­mond and the man­age­ment the best of luck in bring­ing the All Ire­land ti­tle back to the Town, good luck lads.

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.

BRAY WHEEL­ERS

It was an­other suc­cess­ful and busy few weeks for Bray Wheel­ers with more plac­ings in var­i­ous races and a star per­for­mance by club chair­man, Mark Mur­phy aka Bat­man, in the St. Pa­trick's Day Pa­rade!

The New­bridge Credit Union Grand Prix on 13th March saw Ja­son How­ick take his last plac­ing in an A3 race as his con­tin­ued suc­cess and points scor­ing has pro­moted him to A2. Not re­al­is­ing there was a break away of two lads up the road, Ja­son pre­pared him­self for his renowned strong sprint fin­ish, and won it eas­ily! Un­for­tu­nately he had to be happy with third, on hear­ing of the break­away, and get his head around fu­ture faster and longer A2 races. It's been a su­perb move up through the ranks for Ja­son and we look for­ward to see­ing how he gets on in A2. Odhran O'Caoilte lead the A4 race home to vic­tory, fol­lowed closely by Brian Cullen in sev­enth place, so over­all Bray Wheel­ers were well rep­re­sented on the New­bridge Podi­ums!

We didn't have to wait too long to see how Ja­son got on in A2, as on St. Pa­trick's Day, in his first A2 race, The Usher IRC Race in Dun­boyne, he pow­ered home to take fourth place in a sprint fin­ish. He ad­mits that it was a race that would suit him, as it was short and fast but this is still a fan­tas­tic re­sult. There was more suc­cess to come as Cealan Mur­phy came fourth in the A3 race, and Janos Kohler con­tin­ued his jour­ney to move up to A3 as he had an­other su­perb sprint fin­ish win in the A4 race, with Ed O'Brien fin­ish­ing off the Bray Wheel­ers suc­cess in fifth place.

De­lighted with their re­sults, but not quite ready to sit down and rest, Ja­son and Ed raced back to Bray to join the club in the St. Pa­trick's Day pa­rade. Af­ter lunch in the club house, the rid­ers made their way down to the line up on the Vevay Road. There was a good rep­re­sen­ta­tive of all mem­bers of the club, but no one knows when Bat­man and In­cred­i­ble snook into the club! They wheel­ied their way down the main street, high fiv­ing sur­prised chil­dren, tip­ping their hats and even rob­bing their lol­lipops, all to screeches of de­light! The fine weather and car­ni­val at­mos­phere made it a fun and en­joy­able event!

For fur­ther de­tails on all Bray Wheel­ers events and ac­tiv­i­ties go to www.bray­wheel­ers.com

RATH­NEW AFC

The lotto hasn’t been won yet and is now up to €10,300 and there was one match three win­ner for last week who won €200. 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 games mid­week and at the week­end in the Ju­nior and Se­nior sec­tions.

Re­sults in the School­boy and Se­nior di­vi­sions are as fol­lows: Un­der 8 Gold, Rath­new 8 (Dy­lan Forsyth 3, Eoin Doyle 2, Reece Doyle, Dy­lan Ka­vanagh, Owen McGuin­ness), Ash­ford Rovers A 0. Un­der 9 Divi­sion 2 Shield, Rath­new A 4 (Dy­lan Smyth 4) En­niskerry 2. Un­der 9 Shield Divi­sion 4, Rath­new B 0, Grey­stones United E 2. Un­der 14 Premier, Grey­stones United B 3, Rath­new 5 (John Healy, Martin Cullen 4). Un­der 17, Lif­fey Val­ley 0, Rath­new 3 (Shane Doyle, Philly Mur­phy, Conor Cox). David Jame­son and Jamie Snell played very well in a great over­all team per­for­mance.

There were games in the Se­nior Di­vi­sions as well with both teams in ac­tion dur­ing the week. The re­sults were, on Wed­nes­day 16th of March in the Premier Shield Rath­new A 4 (Jody Mer­ri­gan 2, Paul Mer­ri­gan, Philly Mur­phy), En­niskerry A 4 af­ter ex­tra-time. Rath­new won 6-5 on penal­ties. Fri­day, 18th March Premier Divi­sion Ark­low Town A 3, Rath­new A 1 (Anto Nolan). Divi­sion 2, Rath­new B 3 (Mick Nolan, Jay Devlin, David Shorthall), Round­wood 1. Man of the match here was Mick Nolan who paid me a lot of money to say that. Round­wood and District AC Well done to Jack Waters who won a sil­ver medal in the boys U-12 60M and to Laura Ka­vanagh who won a bronze medal in the U18 girls triple jump at the All Ire­land In­door Cham­pi­onships on Satur­day 19th March in Ma­her­afelt. Also spe­cial men­tion to Cliona Byrne, Amy Mur­phy and Andrew Doyle who com­peted .

The fourth and last round of the in­ter­club cross coun­try league will be held on the Mur­rough in Wick­low on Sun­day, 27th March at 1 p.m. Check-in at the top car park from 12.30pm. €1 per ath­lete. Medals for 1st 6 in each race. Points from this round will be added to the ta­ble and the Over­all Tro­phy will be pre­sented on the day.

Com­mu­nity Games county cross coun­try is on Mon­day 28th March at 6 pm in Avon­dale, Rath­drum.

CARNEW AFC

Pre­sen­ta­tion night this Fri­day night 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. It was a busy week­end for the club, with all teams play­ing with a mix of re­sults.

Se­nior men: Carnew v Seaview Wan­der­ers: Our se­nior team lost 1-0 at home to Seaview Wan­der­ers. John Ka­vanagh and JJ McCrea stood out as Carnews best on the day.

Ju­ve­nile Sec­tion: Un­der 15 no game. Un­der 12 no game.

Un­der-10: Carnew v En­niskerry (sec­ond round cup), En­niskerry were un­able to fill a team and didn’t travel to play the U-10 quar­ter-fi­nal so our team have just got them­selves a walkover to the semi's. Best of luck to them.

Un­der-9: Ash­ford 1, Carnew 0: The team played a great game, be­ing un­lucky not too score in the sec­ond half, los­ing out to the home team in what was a lucky goal in the first half.

Un­der-8: Aughrim 7, Carnew 1: The boys played a great game, with Ja­son House scor­ing on the day, with the home team prov­ing too strong on the day.

NEW­TOWN JU­NIORS F.C.

An­other good week for the club on the field last week­end as from six games played we recorded four wins, one 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 where the vis­i­tors prob­a­bly had the best of the ex­changes through­out the game. New­town's best chances fell to Tadgh O'Con­nor and Me­lanie Clarke who both forced the Anto’s keeper into fine saves. In the penalty shoot-out New­town won 3-2 with the spot-kicks be­ing dis­patched by Ryan Mur­phy, Me­lanie Clarke and Dar­ren Magee. New­town’s 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 and 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 6-0 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 2-2 draw. Amy Mur­phy scored the two New­town goals her first was a tremen­dous in­di­vid­ual ef­fort. Best on the day were Rose and 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 , the fol­low­ing are 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.

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 and 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 per­cent of all monies raised go to the club and the other 50 per­cent 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 and 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.

For more in­for­ma­tion log on to www.johngiles­foun­da­tion.com. For all queries/mat­ters re­lat­ing to the club con­tact Hughiea at 087-6987653 or visit our web­site www.new­town­ju­niors.com.

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