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There was road rac­ing in Bal­brig­gan on Satur­day and Sun­day of this week with the Harry Reynolds me­mo­rial on Satur­day.

Sev­eral of Bray's race team trav­elled to the event and gave a good ac­count of them­selves. Rac­ing con­tin­ued in Bal­brig­gan on Sun­day with the Ben McKenna Me­mo­rial race with sev­eral more rid­ers at­tend­ing.

The IVCA vet­er­ans rac­ing made a wel­come re­turn on Sun­day morn­ing. There was a huge turnout of Bray rid­ers for this first IVCA event of the sea­son, with most of the reg­u­lars re­turn­ing and some new faces to the ranks also. Paul Fahy turned out for Bray rid­ing his first com­pet­i­tive race in years and rode well on the day.

Be­gin­ner spins are con­tin­u­ing with a good turnout for most spins, do­ing an aver­age dis­tance of 50 - 60 km.

The next youth spin is on Sun­day April 6 at 2pm in Cork­agh Park. New mem­bers are es­pe­cially wel­come and full de­tails are on the web­site.


Seag­ulls Lotto - There was no jack­pot win­ner on Sun­day, March 30 for a jack­pot of €4,900. The num­bers drawn were, 1, 15, 19, and 29. The five €30 lucky win­ners were C Carey c/o On­line, D Power c/o Sham­rock Boys FC, S Wil­son c/o Glen­view FC, L Gal­ley c/o Glen­view FC, A Howard c/o D Crin­ion.

The next draw will be on Sun­day, April 6 in the Hiber­nia Inn with a jack­pot of €4,975. 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

2014 Sea­son Tick­ets - Bray Wan­der­ers 2014 Sea­son Tick­ets are now avail­able priced at Adult €99, Child (un­der 16) €49, OAP €49. For de­tails con­tact the club of­fice on 01-2828214 or email carlisle­grounds@eir­

Travel de­tails for Drogheda match - The next away trip is to Drogheda on Fri­day, April 11. The Sup­port­ers Club bus will de­part at 5pm from Cas­tle Street shop­ping cen­tre. Price for travel is €15 for adults, €10 for 16 -18 year olds (id is re­quired) and €5 for un­der-16s.

To book a seat please text the sup­port­ers club on 087-9968969. Please book be­fore Wed­nes­day, April 8, as if there is not enough num­bers the bus will not run.

Non mem­bers of the Sup­port­ers club will have to pay €3 ex­tra.

EA Cup - Wan­der­ers have been drawn at home to Dun­dalk in the Sec­ond Round of the EA Sports Cup. This match will be played ei­ther on May 5 or 6.


Only four of our sides were in ac­tion were in ac­tion last weekend and we recorded two wins and two de­feats. The Un­der-8s 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 and Luca Sin­nott-El­liott.

The un­der-9s and 10s games in New­town fell foul of the weather but the 9s game has been re­fixed for mid­week at home to Glen­cor­mac United. The un­der-12s 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 four goals while Steven Cogh­lan scored the other goal in a good all round team dis­play. In­juries etc have hit the 13s 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 girls' un­der-16s 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 girls as they were well in the game deep into the sec­ond half and the score at 1-0 but two goals in the dy­ing min­utes gave the score­line a rather one sided look.

Two play­ers from the club cel­e­brate their birth­days in the com­ing week and they are Lu­cas Pawlak from the un­der-8s and Alex Kelly from the un­der-12s.

Happy birth­day lads from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C.

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.

On a sad­der note the club would like to ex­tend their deep­est con­do­lences to the fam­ily and friends of Pa­tri­cia McCann and Matt Wheat­ley who both sadly passed away re­cently. May they rest in peace.


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. Anthony's 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.

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.


Well done to the un­der-8s this weekend. The un­der-10s won 4-2 great win putting them in the semi-fi­nal of the Shield. Goals from Shane, Jack M, Jack G and Mikey. The un­der-11 match was called off. Our un­der­13s lost out on the win with a re­sult of 6-3 goals from Rhyas, Bran­don, and Dy­lan.

And what a weekend for our third team. This time last year they were not even to­gether and now here they are in the semi-fi­nal of the Wick­low Cup. Yes­ter­day in Wick­low Town against their Pre­mier team we saw a fi­nal re­sult of 1-1 af­ter ex­tra time which led to penos and what nail bit­ing penal­ties they were.

The only goal of the match was scored by John Sayer and what a fan­tas­tic one it was from 35 yards out in the top right cor­ner.

Well done to the whole team. The Pre­mier team's match was can­celled as was the sec­ond team's.


The first team were at home to Ra­toath Harps and come the fi­nal whis­tle noth­ing sep­a­rated the two teams as they played out a score­less draw. This re­sult en­sures the lads keep a four point gap be­tween them and their op­po­nents as they edge closer to safety.

The un­der-17s fi­nal league match sched­uled for the White­gates against En­niskerry YC failed to take place as the away side couldn't field a team.

This seems to be an on­go­ing prob­lem with sides when they drop out of con­tention for honours they just de­cide they won't fin­ish out their games. Credit to our un­der-16s who stepped into the breach and played a short train­ing game with the lads to mark the pre­sen­ta­tion of the un­der-17 WDFL De­vel­op­ment League tro­phy.

Once again thanks to Mick, Philip, Der­mot and the un­der-16s. Many thanks to Michael Kenna from the WDFL who came down to present the tro­phy to the lads.

The full un­der-17 squad is Kyle Flynn, Shane Carty, Mikey Tre­anor, Aaron Meade, Sean Dease, Alan Power, Liam Ka­vanagh (capt), Glen McCarthy, Lee Boy­lan, James Nolan, Ross Quinn, Dar­ragh O'Con­nor, Conor O'Brien, Daniel Geoghegan, Colin O'Toole, Jamie Power, Brian O'Sul­li­van, Hugh Humby, Oisin Breen and Ben Flem­ing. The team was man­aged and coached by Jimmy Nolan and Brian O'Con­nor.

Satur­day's ju­nior ac­tion saw the un­der-9Bs keep their re­cent good progress go­ing win­ning 40 away to Cool­boy Rangers, two goals from Paddy Sav­ille and one each from Sam Cul­leton and Matthew Porter ac­counted for their goals. The un­der-10As con­tinue their good form this sea­son with a 3-1 away Shield vic­tory against Ark­low Town A, goals from Matthew Har­bourne, Conor Hunter and Mark Hodgkin­son en­sured the lads keep on course for a place in the Shield fi­nal.

The un­der-11As are an­other team go­ing well, they de­feated St Anthony's 2-0 in Finn Park in the quar­ter-fi­nal of the Pre­mier Cup, Harry Hodgkin­son made it a good weekend for the Hodgkin­son fam­ily match­ing his younger brother by scor­ing one of the goals. Top scorer Max Kear­ney scored the sec­ond to book their place in the semi fi­nal.

Sun­day's ac­tion saw the un­der-8As beat Ark­low Town 2-1 in a tight game, Lee Brown nabbed the first with Liam Burke get­ting the sec­ond to bring his to­tal to twenty for the sea­son.

The un­der-9As lost 3-0 at home to Ash­ford Rovers. Our 10Bs lost 3-1 to Aughrim, Leo De Courcey scored for the sec­ond week run­ning to claim their goal.

The un­der-11Bs went goal crazy de­feat­ing Grey­stones Utd D 11-2, Char­lie Leonard led the way with an ex­cel­lent four goal haul, there were two goals a piece from Scott Bushe and Adam O'Reilly with Sean Mur­phy, Kieran Fitz­patrick and Finn Egan Bar­ron get­ting one each.

The un­der-14As recorded a good 3-1 home win over Ark­low Town in the league, a brace from Stu­art Cox and one from Paul King earned them all three points.

The un­der-15s pro­gressed to the semi-fi­nal of the pre­mier cup with a fan­tas­tic 4-0 away suc­cess over Grey­stones Utd A, a bril­liant hat-trick from Mitchell Kelly set them on their way with Michael Anthony Doyle adding a sin­gle.

The club are run­ning an Easter camp from Tues­day, April 22 to Fri­day, April 25. It will run from 10am to 2pm daily in our club grounds at the White­gates.

The camp is for girls and boys from the age of four years to 13 years. The cost of the camp is €45 per child, fam­ily of two chil­dren is €80. Ev­ery par­tic­i­pant will re­ceive a ball and a medal. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Johnny Dunne 0877802098, Wil­lie O'Brien 086-1696911 or any com­mit­tee mem­ber. More in­for­ma­tion can be got from our club web­site where you can down­load a camp reg­is­tra­tion form.

Our Satur­day morn­ing soc­cer academy continues ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing (weather per­mit­ting). The academy starts at 11am and fin­ishes at 12. It's for boys and girls from the age of three years up­wards who are in­ter­ested in learn­ing the sport of soc­cer while also hav­ing fun.

So for any­one that's in­ter­ested come along to the White­gates on Satur­day morn­ing, there is no reg­is­tra­tion and you come along to what­ever Satur­days you can make.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion for the club notes or the club web­site can con­tact me at 087 9108706 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.


On Sun­day next the South East Road Club stages its an­nual Three Peaks chal­lenge.

This is re­garded as one of the tough­est events in the Sportive cal­en­dar as the route con­tains some of the most-renowned and dif­fi­cult climbs in County Wick­low in­clud­ing Slieve Maan and the equally tough 'Shay El­liot'.

Even to get to these climbs par­tic­i­pants must cover about 25 miles of un­du­lat­ing and un­com­pro­mis­ing ter­ri­tory.

How­ever, this year, par­tic­i­pants are of­fered the op­tions of two routes.

The longer route in­cludes the climbs of Slieve Maan and the 'Shay El­liott', while the shorter route fea­ture the Slieve Maan climb only.

These are re­garded as be­ing among the tough­est climbs in Wick­low. Com­ple­tion of the Three Peaks Chal­lenge gives the par­tic­i­pants a great de­gree of sat­is­fac­tion as it is a great in­di­ca­tor of fit­ness for forth­com­ing events.

The chal­lenge will us­ing the Ark­low Rocks premises as head­quar­ters and will be de­part­ing from there at 9.30 am, en­try on the day is pos­si­ble with a very nom­i­nal en­try fee of €10 to in­clude re­fresh­ments en route and at the fin­ish.

The club has en­tered a very strong team for the Gorey Three Day race which is one of the most pop­u­lar races in the Cy­cling Cal­en­dar.

A pre­lim­i­nary team meet­ing was set be­tween the cy­clists and the team man­ager, Jay Callaly, who has a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in cy­cling.

The team li­ai­son is Gerry Han­ratty who has put a lot of time into or­gan­is­ing fa­cil­i­ties for South East Road club cy­clists to the high­est pos­si­ble stan­dard. The club would like to thank the fol­low­ing spon­sors: P & H Doyle, Re­nault Dealer, Gorey, Derek Webb of Sprint­de­sign Inc. for the use of van and for pro­vi­sion of cloth­ing, Hick­eys Phar­macy, club mem­ber, Gar­ret McCabe of Health Mat­ters, Peter Sin­nott of Re­volve Bike Shop, Gorey and Oak­field Nurs­ing Home.

The club jersey or­der has been re­ceived as the club has ex­pe­ri­enced a huge in­crease in mem­ber­ship in the past year and as a re­sult has had to put in an ex­cep­tion­ally large or­der for cloth­ing to cope with de­mand.

The club runs two si­mul­ta­ne­ous Sun­day morn­ing spins both leav­ing their as­sem­bly points at 9.30am. The as­sem­bly point in Ark­low is on the Wex­ford Road and in Gorey it is at Re­volve Bike Shop, The Av­enue. New mem­bers are more than wel­come.


Satur­day be­gan with the un­der-15s at home against Ark­low Town C which was a 4-2 win for them it was a great match in aw­ful con­di­tions. Sun­day was a day of mixed for­tunes for both Se­nior and school­boy sec­tions.

The un­der-9s were un­lucky to loose 2-1 to Grey­stones. the un­der-12s also took on Grey­stones which fin­ished 5-5.

The first team had home ad­van­tage in the quar­ter-fi­nal of the Wick­low Cup against Rath­new C.

Af­ter fin­ish­ing 1-1 af­ter ex­tra time which ended in a vic­tory for the vis­i­tors, well done to Rath­new and we wish them all the best in the semi-fi­nal.

The Di­vi­sion 3 team trav­elled to Carnew to play in the Di­vi­sion 3 Shield , which also went to penal­ties af­ter end­ing 1-1with ex­tra time played, and the lads won 4-3, well done Chip and the lads.

This Easter we are run­ning an Easter Camp from Mon­day 14th to Wed­nes­day 17th for kids aged 5-7 years at a cost of €10 per child.

The camp will run from 10am to 1pm each day and will in­clude cross­bar chal­lenge, penalty shoot-out and five-a-side matches an plenty more.

Each child will re­ceive a cer­tifi­cate of achieve­ment and a medal. Each child will need to bring their own size 3 foot­ball, to reg­is­ter please con­tact Robert on 086 3629795.

The club are de­lighted to once again be part of the Wick­low Cancer Sup­port and Do­ran fam­ily Soc­cer Blitz fundraiser this Easter weekend, the school­boy/girl games will be Good Fri­day and the un­der-15/16, Se­niors will play on the Satur­day.

The Se­niors will play in a four-way robin for the Bimbo Kelly and PJ O' Brien Cups.

To reg­is­ter a team or get a spon­sor card please con­tact Tony Butch Do­ran on 087 3637797, cards are also avail­able at the Wick­low Cancer Sup­port Of­fice.

For more news and up­dates please log onto our Wick­low Town AFC Face­book page.


The Con­way Me­dia Hand­i­cap Cham­pi­onships are now un­der­way so there will be plenty of ac­tion on the courts over the next three weeks, hope­fully the weather will be kind enough not to in­ter­rupt too much with the sched­ul­ing of matches.

Mem­bers not par­tic­i­pat­ing are re­minded to keep an eye on the court avail­abil­ity page on the web­site so as to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.

Wick­low Ten­nis Club is wel­com­ing new mem­bers for 2014 with a spe­cial of­fer of four free coach­ing ses­sions for chil­dren and one free ses­sion for adults.

Coach John Brady’s coach­ing ses­sion are on Mon­day, Tues­day and Thurs­day af­ter­noons/early evenings and any new ju­nior mem­bers are en­ti­tled to four free lessons with their mem­ber­ship, chil­dren can join in at any stage, John can be con­tacted on 086 2596965.

Peter Far­rell, di­rec­tor of coach­ing at the club looks af­ter the new mem­ber free adult ses­sions and can be con­tacted on 086 8228235. Coach Ash­ley Wynne takes the adult group ses­sions on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day nights and again mem­bers can join in at any stage dur­ing the pro­grammes, Ash­ley can be con­tacted on 087 9730926.

So­cial Ten­nis continues each Mon­day evening at 7.30pm (€4) and Wed­nes­day morn­ing at 9.30am (€2) this is a great op­por­tu­nity for new mem­bers to come along and meet other mem­bers or for those mem­bers who may be re­turn­ing to ten­nis af­ter a break.

No need to reg­is­ter be­fore­hand just ar­rive down to the club at the above times. Fun ten­nis with coach Peter Fin­negan will re­sume this Satur­day 5th April at 2.00pm (4 & 5 year olds) and 2.45pm (6, 7 & 8 year olds), en­try is €2.

For any in­for­ma­tion on mem­ber­ship or any ten­nis queries please con­tact Sinéad Nolan, club ad­min­is­tra­tor on 085 1156051.

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