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BRAY WHEEL­ERS

This week the rac­ing con­tin­ued in Balscad­den and Sta­mullen in a se­ries of races run by Sta­mullen Cy­cling Club.

On Satur­day Ed O'Brien con­tested the A2 event, while ju­niors Sean Lee and Harry Brooks con­tested the A3/ju­nior event.

On Sun­day at Sta­mullen Ge­off Robin­son rode well in the A1/A2 event while Ian Mur­phy, Gra­ham Kearns, David Hennessy and Sam Gil­more ju­nior rode the A3 event.

There was a large con­tin­gent of vets con­test­ing the IVCA di­vided mass start race at Sum­mer­hill County Meath and all rode well, dom­i­nat­ing the events due to their large num­bers.

It is now less than two weeks to go un­til Bray Wheel­ers big­gest event of the year - the Shay El­liot Me­mo­rial race, which will be held on Satur­day April 26 on the roads around County Wick­low and over the climb of Glen­malure. So it is all sys­tems go in or­gan­is­ing this huge event.

Next week's youth event is track cy­cling at Sun­drive Velo­drome on April 20 start­ing at 2pm.

Tues­day night train­ing is on­go­ing and has changed to the ear­lier time of 7pm

The club races re­turn on April 24 with an in­ter­club 11km time trial on the N11 from Kil­macanogue, start­ing at 7pm.

Sun­drive Velo­drome's track league re­turns on April 30 for ac­cred­i­tated rid­ers. For any­one wish­ing to ride the track league there will be an ac­cred­i­ta­tion on April 19 at 2pm.

SOUTH EAST ROAD CLUB

The past two weeks has been a very good time for the youth sec­tion of the South East Road Club. One of the high­est achiev­ers is Ni­cole Evans who has re­ally es­tab­lished her­self on the wom­ens' cy­cling scene with a num­ber of fine per­for­mances over the past two years in which she ded­i­cated her­self to the sport.

Her ded­i­ca­tion was am­ply re­warded when she be­came the sec­ond cy­clist from the club to be a mem­ber of an Ir­ish team, when she com­peted in a team time trial in Neagh over the weekend as a mem­ber of the Ir­ish Ju­nior Ladies' team.

She is a mem­ber of a very tal­ented sport­ing fam­ily, with her fa­ther, Der­rick and mother, Cather­ine be­ing ex­cel­lent sports­peo­ple in their own right. The Evans fam­ily are very well- known in Gorey and Ark­low.

Two mem­bers of the un­der­age sec­tion com­peted in the two day Ras na Nog in Drogheda re­cently. This race at­tracts all the best un­der age cy­clists from all over Ire­land both north and south and has very large fields.

The best re­sult was achieved by Liam Cur­ley who as well as tak­ing an ex­cel­lent place in the third stage of the un­der-14 race, fin­ished in sixth place over all hav­ing taken sev­enth and 10th place on the two pre­ced­ing stages.

His over­all plac­ing would have been def­i­nitely higher, had he not been in­volved, through no fault of his own in a crash on stage one and de­spite a se­ri­ous in­jury he showed great courage in re­sum­ing the race, when many oth­ers would have with­drawn. Liam is in sec­ond sea­son and to judge from these re­sults, he has a great fu­ture in cy­cling.

Matthew O'Gor­man, is an­other cy­clist with mar­vel­lous po­ten­tial, and this was very much in ev­i­dence when he fin­ished a fine 18th place over­all in the very tough un­der16 cat­e­gory. Matthew who is from Ash­w­wod, Ark­low on the Wick­low/Wex­ford bor­der is shown a huge im­prove­ment in the past few months and is cer­tain too to have a great sea­son.

Next weekend sees the largest con­tin­gent ever from the club com­pet­ing in the Gorey Three Day race which is one of the most pop­u­lar races in the Cy­cling Cal­en­dar.

The team com­prises eleven cy­clists, and is a mix­ture of youth and ex­pe­ri­ence.

Among the more ex­pe­ri­enced SERC Gorey Three Day rid­ers are Murt Doyle, John Whyte, Frank O'Leary and Tony Barnes while among the first time en­trants are Martin O'Con­nor, Ro­nan Short and Diar­muid Ka­vanagh.

Three rid­ers from Bar­row Wheel­ers will be “guest­ing” for the South East Road Club.

The Gorey Three Day is re­garded as one of the tough­est an­nual races with the win­ners of it usu­ally go­ing onto greater achieve- ments with many em­bark­ing on pro­fes­sional ca­reers.

The race con­sists of four stages with the first stage from Bless­ing­ton to Gorey on Easter Satur­day, fol­lowed by a time trial on Sun­day morn­ing from out­side Clough to Gorey.

The Sun­day af­ter­noon stage con­sists of four laps of a fif­teen mile cir­cuit, which in­cludes the climb of Craan­ford Hill.

The club would like to thank the fol­low­ing spon­sors: P and H Doyle, Re­nault Dealer, Gorey, and 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 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, Gorey. New mem­bers are more than wel­come.

BRAY WAN­DER­ERS

Seag­ulls Lotto - There was no Jack­pot win­ner on Sun­day, April 13 for a jack­pot of €5,050. The num­bers drawn were, 8, 11, 24, and 30.

The five €30 lucky win­ners were J Kelly c/o BWSC, T O'Brien c/o Glen­view FC, J Byrne c/o BWSC, N Clarke c/o Sham­rock Boys FC, G and A Tre­anor c/o Glen­view FC.

The next draw will be on Sun­day, April 20 in the Hiber­nia Inn with a jack­pot of €5,125. 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 web­site home page www.bray­wan­der­ers.com.

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@eir­com.net.

Travel de­tails for Athlone match - The next away trip is to Athlone on Fri­day, May 2. The sup­port­ers club bus will de­part at 4.30pm 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. Non sup­port­ers club mem­bers will have to pay €3 ex­tra, non mem­bers can sign up on the bus or at any home match prior to the date, mem­bers are asked to bring there mem­ber­ship cards.

If you have yet to re­ceive your card, please call into the sou­venir shop at any home match. To book a seat please text the sup­port­ers club on 087-9968969

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 and 6.

RATH­NEW AFC

We had some very ex­cited lit­tle academy kids at the weekend re­ceiv­ing their Easter eggs for all their hard work.

Thank you to Ian Fowler for tak­ing over the coach­ing and we'll done to Gary Dempsy on com­plet­ing the Lon­don City Marathon.

Well done to our U-11 out­stand­ing match win­ning 6-5 great per­for­mance from all. Bring on the fi­nal. Our U-13 on win­ning form again win­ning 4-2 top notch hat trick from Reece Dig­nam and great goal from Bran­don Ara­nou.

What can I say about our Pre­mier and third team, only out­stand­ing. Our Pre­miers trav­elled again to New­town and what a match. Win­ning 3-2, they now progress to the semi-fi­nal of the Wick­low Cup, great goals from Nicky (2) and Mark.

Also on Sun­day the third team trav­elled to Bray win­ning 2-0 in their Cup semi-fi­nal, goals from John and Robert.

Ex­cit­ing four weeks ahead with hope­fully lots of sil­ver­ware to dec­o­rate our newly re­fur­bished club­house.

WICK­LOW ROVERS AFC

The first team were the only se­nior side in ac­tion at the weekend and they went down 2-1 away to Lu­can. Mark De­laney put them in front on the half hour mark but the home team were level just be­fore the break.

The lads had the chances to win the game but didn’t take them when they came their way and they were made to pay when Lu­can claimed all three points when they scored against the run of play.

There was only one mid­week fix­ture and that was the 13As shield game away to Avon­more, hav­ing al­ready qual­i­fied for the fi­nal the lads were in­volved in a nine goal thriller, com­ing out on top by five goals to four. Shane Lin­coln, Conor Byrne, Dy­lan Frazer, Daniel Fitzsi­mons and a first of the sea­son from Tom Far­rell se­cured all three points in a highly en­ter­tain­ing match.

Ac­tion on the play­ing field last Satur­day was con­fined to the ju­nior sec­tion of the club, the un­der-8As were in­volved in a high scor­ing en­counter with New­town Ju­niors, two goals from Lee Brown and one each from Jack Mack­lin, Tom Donoghue, Char­lie Czwalina, Brian McCaul and Liam Burke saw them win 7-4 in a game that pro­vided ex­cit­ing foot­ball from both teams.

The 10Cs lost 4-0 to a very strong Grey­stones side in the semi fi­nal of the cup with Tom Far­relly stand­ing out for Rovers.

The 12Bs lost 5-2 away to Ark­low Town in the semi fi­nal of the di­vi­sion 2 cup, Jack Meaney and Char­lie Christie scored their goals. Our 13A’s dropped their first points in the league, when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Ark­low Town. Conor Byrne’s thirty sec­ond goal of the sea­son earned his side a point which keeps them top of the pile.

The 14As are safely through to the pre­mier cup fi­nal when they de­feated Ark­low Town A 1-0, Stu­art Cox pro­vided the all im­por­tant goal to make it six­teen for the cam­paign and keep his sides dream of a tre­ble alive.

On Sun­day the 8Bs lost 4-1 away to Aughrim Rgrs with Eoin Kennedy nab­bing their goal. Our 9As won 3-1 against St Anthonys with Char­lie Phe­lan, Aaron Mur­ray and Steven Gorm­ley all get­ting on the score sheet.

The 9Bs had a nar­row 1-0 win over neigh­bours Wick­low Town with leading scorer Sam Cul­leton get­ting the only goal. Well done to our un­der-10As who de­feated Ash­ford Rovers in the semi fi­nal of the pre­mier cup, a goal a piece from Chris Bouch­ier and Calum Gib­ney earned them a 2-1 win and a place in the fi­nal.

Our 11As pur­suit of the tre­ble continues as they beat Grey­stones Utd A in the semi fi­nal of the pre­mier cup, two goals from Sam Bishop and one each from Sam Brown and Conor Lewins with the last com­ing in the form of an own goal saw the lads win 5-2 af­ter ex­tra time in their quest to add the cup to the league ti­tle.

The 11Bs won 2-0 against lo­cal ri­vals Wick­low Town with Adam O’Reilly and Finn Egan Bar­ron hit­ting the net. Our 11C’s won 5-2 away to Grey­stones Utd C, Conor Leonard bagged an ex­cel­lent hat-trick with Ben Free help­ing him­self to a brace. The 12A’s won 3-1 against St Anthony’s with Paul Marah netting two and Nathan Sul­li­van scor­ing one.

Our 13Bs lost 3-1 to Ark­low Utd, Ryan Mur­phy scored their goal and with bet­ter fin­ish­ing the lads could have got some­thing from the game.

The un­der-16s lost 2-1 to Cool­boy in the semi fi­nal of the pre­mier cup, af­ter tak­ing the lead with a well taken goal from Ben Flem­ing they had chances to ex­tend their lead but the away side lev­elled against the run of play.

Cool­boy went in front with a hotly dis­puted penalty, which proved to be the win­ner. The lads can count them­selves un­lucky in this game as on the day they were the bet­ter team but just didn’t have the luck in front of goal.

There won’t be any Satur­day morn­ing soc­cer academy this com­ing Satur­day the 19th of April due to the Bank Hol­i­day weekend, the academy will re­sume the fol­low­ing Satur­day.

The club are run­ning an Easter camp from Tues­day 22nd April to Fri­day 25th April.

It will run from 10 am to 2 pm daily in our club grounds at the White­gates.

The camp is for girls and boys from the age of 4 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 087-7802098, 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.

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 check out the club web­site at www.wick­lowrovers.com or the club Face­book page.

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