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The club are de­lighted to an­nounce new Ju­nior age gymnastics classes for three to five-year-old girls and boys.

Th­ese classes will run in Rath­drum on Satur­day morn­ings from 10.30 - 11.15 and 11.15-12pm and will cover floor, beam, bars, vault, fun play and team skills.

There will be a class max­i­mum size so early book­ing is es­sen­tial. There are a few places avail­able in our one hour recre­ational classes on Satur­days 12-1 pm, 1-2 pm and 5-6 pm, Mon­days 5-6 pm and Tues­days 6-7 pm, th­ese classes cater for age 6+.

The Wicklow Town 5-6 pm Wed­nes­day tram­po­line class is now full and we are now ac­cept­ing en­rol­ments for the 6-7pm class, th­ese classes are run in the Fa­tima hall in the Do­mini­can Col­lege, use a full Olympic size tram­po­line and cater for ab­so­lute begin­ners up to those do­ing Som­er­saults.

New gymnastics classes are about to start in Rath­drum on Thurs­day evenings. Th­ese new classes will run from 4-5pm, 5-6pm and 6-7pm and cover floor, vault, bars and beam (no tram­po­line).

All classes can be booked on­line in the en­rol­ment/wait­ing list sec­tion of our web­site www.rath­drum­gym­ de­tails of costs are all on the web­site too. The club can be con­tacted by email info@rath­drum­gym­ of by text/call 086 3212213.

The club have also just launched a pri­mary school ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram pro­vid­ing gymnastics classes in the schools dur­ing class time, how­ever we are also avail­able to run af­ter school classes, con­tact Les in the club if your school is in­ter­ested.


Well there was only one win­ner at the week­end and that was the weather, the ad­verse con­di­tions wiped out the com­plete pro­gramme of WDSL fix­tures.

The MGL fix­tures also fell foul of the weather. On the Se­nior front all three Se­nior teams saw their games can­celled due to wa­ter­logged pitches.

We are now en­ter­ing into the busi­ness end of the sea­son for all our teams within the club.

The com­mit­tee would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to wish all our se­nior, girls and school­boys/girls teams the best of luck for the re­main­der of the sea­son, good luck to you all.

We would also like to wish our U-16A team the best of luck in the fifth round (last 32) of the Na­tional Cup on Sun­day Fe­bru­ary 3 when they travel to Sligo Town to take on Bal­liso­dare United, good luck lads.

It has been noted that some man­agers are still not tex­ting full in­for­ma­tion to our club sec­re­taries.

The text should con­tain both team names, whether A, B or C, age group, com­pe­ti­tion and goalscor­ers.

Also text should be sent as soon as pos­si­ble af­ter the end of the match and should be sent whether you win or lose.

Please think of the peo­ple who are giv­ing up their time to send re­sults and goal scor­ers to the league and news­pa­per, ev­ery­thing has a knock on ef­fect by the de­lay to send your re­sult in. This ap­plies to the Se­nior teams as well as the Ju­nior sides.

Also could all club mem­bers please use the bins pro­vided in The White­gates, re­cently it's been no­ticed that rub­bish has been left on the touch­lines af­ter games and it's been left to com­mit­tee mem­bers to go around af­ter games to clear up plas­tic bot­tles and pa­per wrap- pings, please use the bins pro­vided and keep our grounds tidy.

Our soc­cer academy is on ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing [weather per­mit­ting] in the White­gates all weather pitch at 11am 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.

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; Rain jacket-Ju­nior €30, Se­nior €37; Hoodie-Ju­nior €20, Se­nior €26. All track­suits, polo shirts, rain jack­ets 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@hot­

For all news re­gard­ing the club, check out the club web­site at www.wick­ or the club face­book page.


Due to the se­vere weather con­di­tions over the week­end both the Wicklow school­boys/girls league and the Wicklow foot­ball league were left with no choice but to call off all games in the county over the week­end. Hopefully the weather will im­prove over the coming days and we can get back to ac­tion next week­end.

Un­for­tu­nately our academy was also can­celled on Satur­day due to our in­door fa­cil­i­ties coming un­der threat from flood water on Fri­day night and only for the quick ac­tion of two of our mem­bers Glen Few­ings and James Snell things could have been a lot worse.

The two lads along with the help of lo­cal Coun­cil­lor John Snell were suc­cess­ful in steam­ing the flow of water which threat­ened our fa­cil­i­ties and due to the swift ac­tions of all three men our fa­cil­i­ties were back in use on Satur­day evening with just mi­nor dam­age to the play­ing sur­face.

Ev­ery­one at the club is ex­tremely thank­ful to Coun­cil­lor Snell for his help and swift ac­tion on the night which went above and be­yond his call of duty.

To all our mem­bers we would just like to say th­ese are won­der­ful fa­cil­i­ties we have not only our in­door pitch but our three out­door pitches and club­house which we some­times take for granted and sadly in this day and age it is not only the weather we are un­der threat from as was seen by the dam­age that was done to Wicklow Rover's small sided pitch just a few weeks ago.

So if you see any­thing sus­pi­cious in or around our fa­cil­i­ties just con­tact a com­mit­tee mem­ber or phone the Garda th­ese fa­cil­i­ties are for the whole com­mu­nity so bet­ter to be safe than sorry.

Our Academy is back next Satur­day at 11am for all chil­dren aged be­tween 4 and 7. Once again from the club, com­mu­nity and ev­ery­one that uses our fa­cil­i­ties a big Thanks to Coun­cil­lor Snell for all his help.


The girls had a free Sun­day last week­end when all the Wex­ford League ladies matches were called off due to the bad weather con­di­tions.

The pre­vi­ous Sun­day the ladies made the trip to Clon­roche to face Clough­bawn B in the first round of the Wex­ford Cup.

Mayghan Doyle opened the scor­ing for Shil­le­lagh in the sec­ond half with a fine in­di­vid­ual goal.

De­spite dom­i­nat­ing the game for most of the match and cre­at­ing sev­eral chances, the girls were caught out with two quick goals to leave them trail­ing 21 with five min­utes to go.

To their credit the girls stuck to the task and with Jaimie Brown­rigg and Ce­line Jor­dan lead­ing by ex­am­ple they were even­tu­ally re­warded with the equaliser when Elaine Murphy fin­ished.

With the game head­ing for ex­tra time Noreen Lam­bert pressed for­wards and curled a great ball into the box where Anna Nolan stole in at the back post to grab the win­ner for Shil­le­lagh and send them through to the next round.

This Sun­day we play Kil­lenagh away in the league at 11.30pm.

Train­ing con­tin­ues this Fri­day at 7pm. All new play­ers wel­come.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our lat­est €100 win­ners in our 210 club draw:

Jan­uary 9: Martina Costi­gan, Quarry Street, Shil­le­lagh, win­ning num­bers 14 and 19. Jan­uary 16: Therese O'Connor, To­ma­cork View, Carnew, win­ning num­bers 21 and 36.


The weather this week­end played havoc with all cy­cling ac­tiv­i­ties, with many of the club opt­ing to head off-road on the snowy trails of County Wicklow rather than brave the icy roads.

One event that did go ahead was the Le­in­ster Com­mis­sion train­ing camp which was held in the club­house last Sun­day.

Young cy­clists from all over the province braved the weather to at­tend. There was a road spin in the morn­ing of vary­ing dis­tances for the dif­fer­ent age groups, fol­lowed by talks on train­ing in the af­ter­noon.

Among those to at­tend from Bray Wheel­ers were Ju­niors An­thony Clarke, Sam McAl­lis­ter and Ed­ward Kearns. In the U-16 age group Sean Lee, Sam Gil­more, Paddy Michel and Jonah Bai­ley were in the group of over 30 U-16's from cy­cling clubs around the province. From this train­ing camp Le­in­ster teams for the sea­son will be cho­sen.

Mean­while Sean O'Tuathaill fresh from his fourth place in the Cy­clocross Na­tional Cham­pi­onships will be part of a three-man Ir­ish team tak­ing part in the 56th an­nual in­ter­na­tional cy­clocross race of La­narvily in Brittany, France, on Jan­uary 27.

Some of the con­ti­nents best cy­clocross rid­ers will be at­tend­ing and this will pro­vide valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence for O'Tuathaill who should do well.

Also next Thurs­day night there will be an­other coach­ing ses­sion pre­sented by Mark Murphy deal­ing with race prepa­ra­tion, tac­tics and cri­terium train­ing. De­tails of all spins and events are on the web­site www.bray­wheel­


The sea­son has been slow to kick back off af­ter Christ­mas with no teams hav­ing played a game yet.

The weather played havoc with the sched­ule over the week­end and all games within the WDSL were called off.

As we have no re­sults to report we are go­ing to take a quick look back over the first half of the sea­son.

The U-8 team spent the first few months find­ing their feet and learn­ing how to play as a team un­der the guid­ance of man­ager John Ka­vanagh and as­sis­tants Steven Jor­dan, Keith Byrne and Ray Wal­lace.

The team played nine games in to­tal and have had a mixed bag of re­sults with five de­feats and four wins. They have been re­garded into the gold di­vi­sion for the next round of fix­tures.

The team have come on so much and are keen to get back play­ing matches. They travel to St Pat's in Avoca this Satur­day for an early kick off.

The U-9 team have had a fan­tas­tic sea­son so far, the team has really came on and are the team in Wicklow to watch at this age group. They had a to­tal of nine games so far and have se­cured seven wins, one draw and one de­feat. The boys have been placed in the white di­vi­sion for the next re­grade.

The re­sults be­tween now and June will de­ter­mine what di­vi­sion the boys play in next sea­son com­pet­i­tively.

Their man­ager Trevor Gil­li­gan reck­ons they will be top con­tenders for the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion go­ing on their track record.

The U-11 team have had an up and down start to the sea­son. They kicked off with the league and just couldn't get the re­sults that they de­served.

They played a to­tal of 10 games and se­cured two wins, two draws and were un­lucky to have six de­feats.

This has seen them move into Di­vi­sion 1 for the Shield and the team are ready to take on the chal­lenge and are aim­ing for the top spot so they can move back up to the Pre­mier again next year.

Man­agers Ken Red­mond, Vic­tor Young and Mark Mur­ray have been busy over the last few weeks with ex­tra train­ing ses­sions get­ting the team ready for the next run of matches. Best of luck to all teams over the next few months.

Out­stand­ing reg­is­tra­tion money is not due and can be given to team man­agers or the com­mit­tee. Club gear is avail­able to or­der by con­tact­ing Lor­raine on 087 0576660. Please add us on face­book Carnew AFC to keep up with all the lat­est fix­tures,news and re­sults.


Seagulls lotto - There was no Jack­pot win­ner on Sun­day Jan­uary 20 for a jack­pot of €675, num­bers drawn were 7, 8, 14, 30. The five €30 lucky win­ners were C Ka­vanagh c/o C Ka­vanagh, Daizy c/o Glen­view FC, J Egan c/o Glen­view fc, Caro­line and Veron­ica c/o Veron­ica, J Alexan­der c/o BWSC. The next draw will be on Sun­day Jan­uary 27 in the Hiber­nia Inn with a jack­pot of €750. If any­one wishes to sell lotto tick­ets, please con­tact the club at 2828214.

On­line Shop - Bray Wan­der­ers mer­chan­dise is now avail­able to pur­chase on line. The on line sou­venir shop can be ac­cessed from the Sup­port­ers club web site home page www.bray­wan­der­

2013 Sea­son tick­ets - Bray Wan­der­ers 2013 Sea­son Tick­ets are now on sale - adult: €99; child (U-16): €49; OAP: €49 spe­cial pre-Christ­mas fam­ily ticket of­fer: two adults and two chil­dren - €249. Con­tact the club at 2828214. Bray Wan­der­ers AGM - The An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing of the Sup­port­ers Club will take place on Mon­day Jan­uary 28 at 8pm in the Strand Ho­tel, Bray Seafront.

All mem­bers are asked to at­tend.


Last week we it was the frost but this week it was the tor­ren­tial rain that fell Thurs­day night and all day Fri­day that en­sured none of our teams saw any on­field ac­tion.

With more win­try con­di­tions forecast for the next week we can only cross the fin­gers and hope that we get some games played this coming week­end.

Three play­ers from the club cel­e­brate their birthdays in the coming week and they are Cian Walsh from the U-12's, Lee Turner from the U-14's and Lau­ren Nolan from the girl's U-16's. Happy birth­day to all three from ev­ery­one at the Ju­niors.

The club would like to ex­tend their deep­est sym­pa­thies to the fam­ily and friends of Jimmy Cur­ley who sadly passed away last week.

Jimmy un­til his re­tire­ment last year was re­spon­si­ble for many years for keep­ing the vil­lage main street and other ar­eas clean and tidy in his job work­ing for the Wicklow County Coun­cil. May he rest in peace.

For all other queries/mat­ters re­lat­ing to the club con­tact Hughie at 087-6987653 or visit our web­site­town­ju­ and you can also find us on Face­book.


No games for our teams last week­end as the weather for the sec­ond week run­ning was the only win­ner last week­end. Here's hop­ing for bet­ter luck for the coming week­end.

There was no win­ner in our Mem­bers Draw this week so it's a rollover of €300 next week. Thank you for your con­tin­ued sup­port.

The club ex­tends their deep­est con­do­lences to the fam­ily and friends of Jimmy Cur­ley who sadly passed away last week. May he rest in peace.

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