Saturday 2nd April Spring Cleaning from 10.00 till 14.00 in the Village. This will be the start of getting the Village ready for the summer ahead. Meeting at St Joseph’s Church, Main St. Please Bring Gloves, pickers will be supplied on the day. New and old members welcome and then every Monday evening 7pm till 9pm.
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.
NATIONAL CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Well done to the School Choir who took part in the National Children’s Choir Concert in the National Basketball Arena on Tuesday March 29th. Many Thanks to Mrs. Mullen, Ms. Daly, Ms. Corcoran and Mrs. Mulligan for all their hard work in training the Choir.
SPRINGTIME DRAW: Please contribute to the annual fundraising event of the School Year. Funds are extremely low at the moment as Department of Education grants do not meet basic expenditure. The 5 Week draw with 2 draws per week at a cost of €15 is an opportunity for the local community to win good money prizes while helping to support the school.
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.
NEWTOWN JUNIORS F.C.
No football last weekend due to the John Giles ’Walk of Dreams’ in Dublin. Well done to the boys from the under 12’s and the girl’s from the under 13’s who represented the club and many thanks to the many parents who came along on the day and participated on the walk.
The following are the fixtures for the w/ending Sat. 2nd/Sun. 3rd April: Under 8’s away to Rathnew F.C. ko to be confirmed; Under 9’s away to Wicklow Rovers ’B’ ko to be confirmed; Under 10’s at home to Ashford Rovers ko Saturday at 10am; Under 12’s away to Carnew F.C. ko Saturday to be confirmed; Under 13’s away to Coolboy Rangers ko Sunday at 11.30am; Girl’s under 13’s fixture to be confirmed; Girl’s under 15’s fixture to be confirmed; (Fixtures & Ko Times Are Subject To Change).
In our Golden Goals the winner from the Chelsea vs. Man. City match were as follows; €60 - 78th minute - Stephen Nolan; €20 - 77th minute - Martin Connors c/o K.Connors; €20 - 79th minute - To be confirmed.
This week’s game is the match between Ireland vs. Macedonia. A couple of weeks ago representatives from the club took part in a cleanup for the Tidy Towns on the Back road. Well done to Dion Doyle, Ross Shine, Katrina Connors, Danny Waters and Stephen Nolan for their hard work. For all queries/matters relating to the club contact Hughie on 087-6987653 or visit our website www.newtownjuniors.com
NEWTOWN UNITED F.C.
Unfortunately the youths went out of the Youth cup at the semi final stage after Glencormac defeated them 3-2 in Newtown. Daire Kileen and Sean Heffernan scored the Newtown goals. Both the first & second team’s had no game.
The following are the fixtures for the coming week: 2nd Team Away To Fassaroe Yc Ko Tues.29th March at 7.45pm; 1st Team At Home To Sugarloaf Rangers Ko Sunday at 2.30pm; 2nd Team Away To Ballywaltrim F.C. Ko Sunday at 11am;Youths - Fixture To Be Confirmed (Fixtures & Ko Times Are Subject To Change)
Last Friday evening under the lights in Avondale our under14’s took on the reigning champions Blessington in the final of this year’s Feile. For once we were quick out of the traps and raced into an early lead, the first half was score for score and finished level at half time 3 points each.
In the second half Blessington got the crucial scores while we struggled to convert the chances we had and while we lost by 6 points we were never really out of the match until the final whistle.
The lads battled on gamely and on a night where we did not get the rub of the green or the big decisions, they still fought until the end and can be proud of the effort and commitment that they put in. With the league and championship still to start you can be sure we have not heard the last of this team.
Panel of players on the night was S Carthy, J Shannon, S Fenelon, L Keogh, K Dalton, R Greenan, E Moran, D Walsh, V Ribakov, R Davis, M Doyle, D Carthy, R Taylor, L Turner, K Turner, A Heffernan and S Pawlac.
After the match the lads headed back to the clubhouse for some refreshments provided by centre, while the parents had some of the finest sandwiches that were ever tasted, made by Johanna and Caroline. Thanks girls and well done.
The Under 8’s are currently training on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 so if you have a boy or girl that wants to learn the basics of the game and have a bit of fun then please contact Frankie at 086 3808799 for more details. The club would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of John Doyle RIP who tragically passed away last week. May he rest in peace.