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WICK­LOW ROVERS AFC

We had a very quiet week­end on the play­ing field.

Due to the Ire­land v Mace­do­nia match on Satur­day and the Johnny Giles Walk of Dreams on Sun­day, the fix­ture list was cur­tailed to just two matches.

The first team took on Phoenix FC in the Lani­gan Cup at the White­gates on Satur­day af­ter­noon in what was their 13th cup tie of the sea­son and it proved to be un­lucky 13.

Jim Fo­ley gave Rovers the lead with a crack­ing ef­fort only for the away side to equalise from the penalty spot.

With ten min­utes re­main­ing Rovers re­gained the lead when Shane Cas­sidy headed down for David O’Sullivan to score.

With time run­ning out the away side were awarded an­other penalty which re­sulted in Paul Alexan­der be­ing shown a straight red card. While no one would dis­pute it was a penalty the red card was a lit­tle harsh con­sid­er­ing there were other play­ers in the area and some of the chal­lenges ear­lier in the match went un­pun­ished.

Phoenix equalised to send the game to ex­tra time. With ten men, the lads were up against it but in fair­ness they bat­tled well but it wasn’t to be their day.

in the first pe­riod of ex­tra time the away side scored what proved to be the win­ner, a shot was de­flected to the net which gave Arthur De­lahunt in the Rovers goal no chance. We had a cou­ple of chances in the dy­ing sec­onds but the ball just wouldn’t fall right on a day when luck didn’t go their way.

A date for ev­ery­one’s di­ary is Satur­day the 16th of April. This is the date for the first team’s Le­in­ster Ju­nior Cup semi fi­nal match. They have been drawn against pre­vi­ous win­ners and na­tional cup spe­cial­ists St. Kevin’s Boys. The good news is we were first out of the hat which earns us home ad­van­tage so lets all get to the White­gates on the day to give them as much vo­cal sup­port as pos­si­ble and hope­fully shout them on to the fi­nal.

As of yet the kick off time has not be­ing fixed but keep on eye on the club notes and the club web­site for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. Please come out and cheer on the lads in this mas­sive game.

The youth team’s re­fixed cup quar­ter fi­nal against Dalkey Utd was the other game to go ahead at the week­end and they were dis­ap­pointed to lose out on a 4-2 score­line. Liam Ba­con and Dar­ren Ro­nan were on the score sheet for Rovers.

Ev­ery­one at Wick­low Rovers AFC would like to con­grat­u­late the De La Salle U-16 soc­cer team on their magnificent achieve­ment of adding the All-Ire­land ti­tle to their Le­in­ster ti­tle last Wed­nes­day at Oriel Park in Dun­dalk.

They de­feated Bun­crana from Done­gal in what proved to be a nail biter. The match ended score­less af­ter ex­tra time and then it all came down to penal­ties, they ended up vic­to­ri­ous on a score of 87 af­ter the penal­ties.

The full squad of play­ers rep­re­sent­ing the school were Andrew Mur­phy, Karl Earls, John Crowe, Bryan Doyle, Luke Earls, Nathan Fa­gan, Si­mon Bouch­ier, Adam Cox, Dy­lan Orr, James Ka­vanagh, Mark O’Sullivan, Cian Ver­ney, Luke Byrne, Aaron O’Sullivan, Mark Thorn­ton, David Dowl­ing, Gary Browne and Conor Ffrench.

Be­hind ev­ery great team is an equally great man­age­ment team so a mas­sive congratulations to Sea­mus Di­a­mond, Paudge McWal­ter and Avril Door­ley for all their ex­cel­lent work with this team.

It is a great achieve­ment to win a Le­in­ster ti­tle but to add an All-Ire­land ti­tle as well no mat­ter what the sport is ev­ery ath­lete’s dream and a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment so once again to the the team and the man­age­ment congratulations and well done to you all from ev­ery­one at Wick­low Rovers AFC.

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 0872230063 or email him at fcopeland8@gmail.com. The fol­low­ing is a list of the gear and prices: Sock­sJu­nior €5, Se­nior €8; Shorts with crestJu­nior €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 0879108706 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 a mas­sive €10,400 so get buy­ing them tick­ets and help­ing out the club at the same time. 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 no school­boy games at the week­end due to the John Giles Walk of Dreams. There were only two games played in­volv­ing the Un­der 17s and the Premier team. Un­der 17 Rath­new 4 (Shane Doyle, Jamie Snell, Conor Cox, Graham Mer­ri­gan), Granada A 2. Rath­new were made to fight all the way by a very good Granada side but even­tu­ally came through af­ter a tough ninety min­utes. Conor Cox, Un­der-15 player Graham Mer­ri­gan, Jamie Snell and top scorer Shane Doyle hit the last goal to make it 4-2 to the young vil­lagers. Eric Dunne and John Man­ley played very well in an­other great over­all team per­for­mance . Fri­day 25th March, Premier Divi­sion - Rath­new A 1 (Nicky Mer­nagh), En­niskerry 1. A very good game on Fri­day night at home and it was topped off by a great goal from Nicky Mer­nagh that would have graced the Nou Camp it was of such high qual­ity. All the sweeter as it was in the last minute of nor­mal time. An­other men­tion here for Mick Nolan who came off the bench and changed the game for the Premier team and Bozo Doyle who made a wel­come re­turn to the big stage putting in a mas­ter­class of cen­tre for­ward play. A poker clas­sic will take place in Sham­rock Park home of Rath­new AFC on Good Fri­day. Tick­ets €20 with un­limted buy back un­til the break. Get in early and get your tick­ets from Barry 0860561183, Deckie 0866028687 or Fitzpatricks pub.

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 Satur­day 2nd/Sun­day 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 and kick-off 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 clean up 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 at 087-6987653 or visit our web­site www.new­town­ju­niors.com.

WICK­LOW ARSE­NAL SUP­PORT­ERS

Mem­ber­ship: Our of­fi­cially recog­nised club cov­ers the en­tire county of Wick­low and we wel­come mem­bers from south Co. Dublin. (Please note if you live in Dublin and not south Co. Dublin we can­not take your mem­ber­ship, you should in­stead con­tact the Dublin branch.) All new mem­ber­ships will be ac­cepted be­fore and dur­ing the course of the sea­son.

Mem­ber­ship Types: Fam­ily, two adults and two chil­dren with an ac­tive adult red mem­ber €30; adult red mem­ber €15; adult sil­ver mem­ber €5; non red/sil­ver mem­ber €20; Ju­nior/OAP €5.

Live Matches: All our live matches are shown in the Strand Ho­tel on Bray seafront. The fol­low­ing is a list of up and com­ing live games: Satur­day 2/4/11 Arse­nal v Black­burn Rovers at 5.30 (Premier League); Sun­day 10/4/11 Arse­nal v Black­pool at 1.30 (Premier League); Sun­day 17/4/11 Arse­nal v Liver­pool at 4.00 (Premier League); Wed­nes­day 20/4/11 Arse­nal v Tot­ten­ham at 7.45 (Premier League); Sun­day 24/4/11 Arse­nal v Bolton Wan­der­ers at 4.00 (Per­mier League); Sun­day 1/5/11 Arse­nal v Manch­ester United at 2.05 (Premier League).

BRAY WAN­DER­ERS SUP­PORT­ERS

Bray Wan­der­ers Sea­son Tick­ets: It's still not too late to get your Bray Wan­der­ers 2011 sea­son ticket. An adult ticket is only €99 and a child/se­nior cit­i­zen is only €49.

Sea­son Tick­ets are avail­able from the fol­low­ing out­lets: Carlisle Grounds, Tansey's clothes shop, Costello's Op­ti­cians, Munch café, Tourist Of­fice at Civic Of­fices, The Mer­maid theatre, Squires Bar­bers, Fin­bees café, Gold­smiths pub, Stacks sports bar, Craft Fram­ing (Dublin Road) and Town Hall Book­shop.

For more de­tails con­tact the club at 012828214.

Face­book/Web­site: You can now keep up to date with all sup­port­ers club news on Bray Wan­der­ers sup­port­ers club new Face­book page. The sup­port­ers club would like to apol­o­gize to all that our sup­port­ers club web­site is suf­fer­ing tech­ni­cal dif­fi­cul­ties and we hope to have it back up and work­ing as soon as pos­si­ble.

Seag­ulls Lotto: There was no jack­pot win­ner on Sun­day 27th of March for a jack­pot of €7900. Num­bers drawn were 5, 15, 16 and 18. The five €30 lucky dip win­ners were: J. Dorey c/o BWSC, Paul and Char­lie c/o Frank Slevin, P. Kinlan c/o C. Walsh, C. Mo­hon c/o C. Walsh, Caro­line and Veron­ica c/o Veron­ica. Next week's jack­pot will be for €7975.

On­line Shop: Bray Wan­der­ers mer­chan­dise is now avail­able to pur­chase on­line. The on­line sou­venir shop can be ac­cessed from the Sup­port­ers club web­site home page www.bray­wan­der­ers.com.

Mem­ber­ship: Mem­ber­ship is now open for the new 2011 sea­son. Prices are: fam­ily mem­ber­ship €20, adult €10, stu­dents/OAP's €7. All mem­bers will re­ceive a ten per­cent dis­count on all sup­port­ers club stock (scarves, hats, polo shirts, fleece tops, pin badges, pen­dants, beach tow­els, ties, gym bag). All mem­bers will avail of a re­duced rate on ALL Bray Wan­der­ers sup­port­ers club buses to away games, so we urge all peo­ple think­ing about trav­el­ling on buses dur­ing the sea­son to sign up as soon as pos­si­ble as we will not be al­low­ing non-mem­bers to travel on the buses af­ter the first two months of the sea­son. Mem­bers also have the chance of pur­chas­ing Ir­ish in­ter­na­tional tick­ets, these are sub­ject to avail­abil­ity.

SOUTH EAST ROAD CLUB

Well done to club vet­er­ans Michael Shiel and Mick Con­si­dine who took part in the re­cent Ar­dat­tin 200 that was run by Dublin club, Sor­rento CC. The event is a spe­cial­ist long dis­tance ride that took place over 125 miles, or 200km, hence the name. The ride started at Bray Wheel­ers club house and took in such places as Wick­low town, Brit­tas Bay, Avoca, Aughrim, Carnew,Shil­le­lagh, Rath­drum Ash­ford , Glen of the Downs and home. It took over seven hours to com­plete the marathon event for both cy­cling heroes. How­ever this is small change com­pared to their main chal­lenge in Au­gust. The Paris Brest Paris is an event fa­mous in cy­cling folk­lore and not to be tak­ing lightly. Both men are in heavy train­ing for this event that takes over 900km in a two days. The two men have more long dis­tance routes planned for the sum­mer in prepa­ra­tion for their French ad­ven­ture.

The club had its first en­tries in the first round of the Le­in­ster league moun­tain bike races in Bun­clody. Kevin Ryan and Ken Hall both ac­quit­ted them­selves well on a very tough tech­ni­cal 5km cir­cuit. Kevin put in a solid per­for­mance and fin­ished in the top 15 , while Ken was un­lucky with three falls on the last cir­cuit robbed him of a higher plac­ing.

The club is pleased to an­nounce that club Sec­re­tary, Derek Webb, has been con­firmed man­ager of the Wa­ter­ford county cy­cling team for this years up and com­ing An Post Ras. The in­ter­na­tional bike race, which had a stage fin­ish in Gorey last year will take place in May, and Derek has been de­lighted with his ap­point­ment and can't wait to get on with the race.

GREY­STONES AC

Grey­stones AC and Inbhear Dee AC are please to an­nounce the third an­nual run­ning of the Rea­sons to Run 5k and kids fun run.

This is the first year that the event is open to both male and fe­males par­tic­i­pants. The event will take place on Sun­day, May 1 at 12:00pm, Lo­ca­tion Shore­line Leisure Cen­tre, Grey­stones. This event is used as a fundraiser for both Grey­stones AC and Inbhear Dee AC.

Rea­sons to Run 5k De­tails: SUN­DAY May 1st, 5k 12-00 noon, Kids Fun Run 11.15am. En­ter on­line at www.ru­nire­land.com. Open to both males and fe­males. En­tries will be taken on the day or post en­tries to: Rea­sons to Run 5K, Charles­land Sport & Re­cre­ation Park, Grey­stones, Wick­low. You can down­load a en­try form from www.grey­stone­sac.com. 5k en­try fee €20/Ju­niors €10. Gen­er­ous prize fund Kids Fun Run 11.15am - €3 en­ter on day only. On the day reg­is­tra­tion from 10.30am at Shore­line Leisure Cen­tre, Grey­stones. Re­sults, chang­ing fa­cil­i­ties, re­fresh­ments at Shore­line Leisure Cen­tre, Grey­stones. Ath­let­ics Ire­land per­mit­ted event.

We look for­ward to see­ing you there.

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