NEWTOWN JUNIORS F.C.
Only four of our sides were in action were in action last weekend and we recorded two wins and two defeats.
The Under 8's travelled to Enniskerry and in difficult conditions they came home with a 6-3 success. Mason Melia led the way with a hat trick an there was also goals from Jack Coghlan, Padraig Gammell and Ryan McMahon. Players who starred on the day were Aaron Hackett, Ruari O'Connor & Luca Sinnott-Elliott.
The under 9's & 10's games in Newtown fell foul of the weather but the 9's game has been refixed for midweek at home to Glencormac United.
The Under 12's have a good spell, followed by a bad spell and then a good spell and it's the latter they are in at the moment as they forged another three points this time at home to Greystones 'B' in a amazing game that finished 5-4 to the home side. Andrew McMahon capped a fine individual performance with 4 goals while Steven Coghlan scored the other goal in a good all round team display.
Injuries etc have hit the 13's hard in recent weeks and despite performances been good the results are not going their way. This trend continued as they went down 1-0 away to Ashford Rovers.
After collecting silverware last week the girl's Under 16's made a bid for success in another when they hosted Peamount United in the semi final of the Leinster cup. The team gave it their all and left it all on the pitch but exited the competition after a 4-0 reverse. The final result was extremely harsh on our girl's as they were well in the game deep into the second half and the score at 1-0 but 2 goals in the dying minutes gave the scoreline a rather one sided look.
The following are the fixtures for the week ending Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th April: Under 8's - fixture to be confirmed; Under 9's away to Enniskerry ko to be confirmed; Under 10's away to Coolboy Rangers ko to be confirmed; Under 12's - no fixture; Under 13's away to Avonmore F.C. ko to be confirmed; U-16 Girls at home to Peamount United ko Sunday at 11am; U-18 Girls at home to WFTA ko Sunday at 1pm (PROV) - Leinster S/F (FIXTURES & KO TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Two players from the club celebrate their birthdays in the coming week and they are Lucas Pawlak from the Under 8's and Alex Kelly from the Under 12's. Happy birthday lads from everyone at Newtown Juniors F.C. For all other queries/matters relating to the club contact Hughie on 087-6987653 or visit our Website www.newtownjuniors.com and you can also find us on Facebook.
On a sadder note the club would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family & friends of Patricia McCann and Matt Wheatley who both sadly passed away recently. May they rest in peace. NEWTOWN UNITED F.C.
The Youth team travelled to Greystones and came back with an excellent 5-1 win to put one hand on the League Trophy. Goals from Nathan Davis (2), Luke Martin, Stuart Synnott and Evan Moran means that one point from their final game with St. Anthonys secures them the title.
The second team received another walkover this time from Fairwood Celtic, three points which pushes them into the top four of Division 2. The first team's Wicklow Cup game with Rathnew was off due to an unplayable pitch.
The following are the fixtures for the week ending Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th April: 1st team at home to Glencormac United ko Sunday at 11am (Bishop cup S/F) 1s team at home to St. Fergals ko on 9th April 6.30pm; 2nd team - fixture to be confirmed; Youth team - fixture to be confirmed (FIXTURES & KO TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
There was one winner in our Members Draw and that was Winnie O'Toole. Winnie wins €100. Well done Winnie. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. GAA CLUB NEWS
It was wonderful to see such a huge crowd at the Newtown St Patricks Day parade and heart warming to hear such a huge cheer for Newtown GAA who celebrated the golden anniversary of the 1964 team who won the senior championship. Family & friends of the legendary team were all honoured and celebrations will continue this year where we plan on hosting a further function later in the year. Huge thanks to all those who participated in the parade photos can be found on Newtown GAA facebook & website.
The 2014 season kicked off on Saturday 29th March. The Newtown nursery has grown over the last few years and each new year we welcome new face whom we hope will become life-long members.
Newtown GAA extend their sympathies to the family of friends of Peter Kavanagh (Father in law of our Secretary Dominic Leech) and Mrs Bella Nolan (Grandmother of senior selector Mark Doyle) who recently passed away. May they rest in peace We welcome the gradual return to full health of Jim Mooney and send him our best wishes. DRAMA SEMI FINALS
The National Drama Semi Finals will be hosted by Wicklow Macra na Feirme on 5th/6th April in Glenealy Hall at 7.30pm. Six plays will take to the stage over the two nights featuring casts from Cork, Kilkenny, Meath, Wexford and Wicklow. It promises to be a fantastic weekend's entertainment and tickets are priced very competitively at €5 per night so please spread the word and help us fill some seats!