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The first team were in­volved in two games this week.

On Wed­nes­day night they col­lected three valu­able points in their bid to pull away from the rel­e­ga­tion zone in the league.

Two goals a piece from Luke Byrne and Gareth Mur­phy se­cured them a vi­tal 4-2 away vic­tory over Glen­more/Dun­drum which saw them move into a mid ta­ble po­si­tion and five points clear of the drop zone.

On Sun­day they en­ter­tained Kil­na­managh at the White­gates, they went into the game un­der strength with a few play­ers out.

Af­ter a tight first half with Rovers hav­ing the bet­ter chances the sides went in at the break score­less. Rovers probed away in the sec­ond pe­riod and carved out a cou­ple of clear cut chances but failed to take them.

With 13 min­utes left, Sean Duffy scored a screamer from just out­side the area for his sixth of the sea­son to give the lads the lead, but it wasn't to last long as the away side were level within a minute.

With nine min­utes re­main­ing Rovers were re­duced to 10 men and in fair­ness to the lads they bat­tled to the end to gain a valu­able point.

Four points from two games helps them climb into a mid ta­ble po­si­tion and away from the dan­ger area.

In the ju­nior sec­tion, mid­week ac­tion saw the un­der-10As record a nar­row 1-0 win over St Anthony's, Calum Gib­ney's fifth goal of the sea­son kept his side on course for a place in the pre­mier shield fi­nal.

The un­der-11As also had a nar­row 1-0 win, they de­feated Ash­ford Rovers in the Hockey Pitch. Hav­ing al­ready cap­tured the Pre­mier league ti­tle and booked their place in the Pre­mier cup fi­nal a sin­gle goal from Max Kear­ney, his six­teenth of the sea­son was enough to gain all three points in the shield and keep their quest for a tre­ble alive.

Our 11Cs went down 3-1 away to Ark­low Town B, leading scorer Conor Leonard scored the Rovers goal to bring his to­tal to twenty seven for the cam­paign.

The 12As con­tin­ued their as­sault on the di­vi­sion one ti­tle with their third win on the trot with an ex­cel­lent 4-2 away vic­tory over New­town Ju­niors, Ben Hud­son nabbed a brace to bring his to­tal to three for the sea­son, leading scorer Paul Marah brought his to­tal to 19 with a sin­gle while Dy­lan Doyle reg­is­tered his ninth for the sea­son.

The 13As won a tight en­counter with New­town Ju­niors win­ning 1-0 in a keenly con­tested af­fair. Daniel Fitzsi­mons notched his 25th goal of the sea­son to earn all three points for his team to main­tain their place at the top of the league.

The other two games dur­ing the week were cup semi fi­nals which un­for­tu­nately saw nei­ther team have much luck, the 14Bs lost 3-1 to Ark­low Town with Conor Hawes claim­ing his tenth of the cam­paign with the un­der-15s go­ing down 5-0 away to a very strong Ark­low Town A side.

At the weekend the ju­nior sec­tion had very lit­tle ac­tion with only the one game tak­ing place. On Satur­day the 13Bs lost out 5-2 away to Round­wood, Fionn Matthews and Daragh Gib­ney net­ted the Rovers goals in a game which saw the lads bat­tle to the end.

The club re­cently par­tic­i­pated in a bag pack to raise money for Habi­tat Ire­land, the bag pack took place in Tesco and was well at­tended by our ju­nior mem­bers of the club.

Habi­tat Ire­land is a Dublin based char­ity, which trans­forms lives by bring­ing people to­gether to build homes, com­mu­ni­ties and hope.

The char­ity of­fers a 'hand up' to fam­i­lies to pull them­selves out of poverty through ac­cess to sim­ple de­cent hous­ing.

Pres­i­dent Hig­gins is a pa­tron of Habi­tat Ire­land. We would like to thank all our ju­nior mem­bers and their man­agers and coaches for help­ing raise money for this wor­thy cause.

Our Satur­day morn­ing soc­cer academy re­sumes this com­ing Satur­day, April 26 from 11am to noon on the all weather pitch in the White­gates un­der the guid­ance of club coach Johnny Dunne. All kids from the age of three years old up­wards are wel­come to at­tend.

Ev­ery­one at Wick­low Rovers AFC would like to ex­tend their con­grat­u­la­tions to lo­cal ref­eree Paul O'Brien on be­com­ing the new pres­i­dent of the Ir­ish Soc­cer Ref­er­ees So­ci­ety, it's an hon­our well de­served for all your hard work and com­mit­ment to your pro­fes­sion. We would like to wish you the best of luck in your term of of­fice and once again con­grat­u­la­tions Paul.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion for the club notes or the club web­site can con­tact me at 087 9108706 or e-mail me at jimmy.nolan09@hot­mail.com

For all news re­gard­ing the club, check out the club web­site at www.wick­lowrovers.com or the

WICK­LOW ROVERS AFC

SHIL­LE­LAGH UNITED LADIES FC

The ladies se­cured their place in the Boland Car­pets Cup fi­nal last Sun­day with a 3-1 vic­tory over Tom­brack Utd.

The girls played some great pass­ing soc­cer and got on top of this con­test from the start. Anna Nolan opened the scor­ing for Shil­le­lagh in the first half when she forced home Elaine Mur­phy's cor­ner. The girls con­tin­ued to press on in the sec­ond half and were re­warded with a sec­ond goal when Ni­amh Dil­lon smashed the ball home from the edge of the box. Erika Dagge added the third when she fired low to the bot­tom cor­ner and even a late con­so­la­tion goal for Tom­brack was not enough to pre­vent the girls book­ing their place in the fi­nal. Well done girls!!

Con­grats to Erika Dagge and her U16 County team mates on win­ning the Vik­ing Cup in Water­ford, and to our for­mer player Edel Kennedy and the Wex­ford Youths Ladies on reach­ing the Na­tional League Cup Fi­nal.

BRAY WAN­DER­ERS

Seag­ulls Lotto - There was no Jack­pot win­ner on Sun­day, April 20 for a jack­pot of €5,125. The num­bers drawn were, 9, 14, 18, and 27. The five €30 lucky win­ners were T O Brien c/o Glen­view fc, P Bun­ster c/o Sham­rock Boys FC, A O'Sul­li­van c/o C Ka­vanagh, J Egan c/o Glen­view FC, L O'Toole, c/o V Walsh. The next draw will be on Sun­day, April 27 in the Hiber­nia Inn with a jack­pot of €5200. 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.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 €3.00 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 sou­vnier 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 the 5th or 6th of May.

Clean Up - BWSC will be do­ing a Clean-Up in the Carlisle on Satur­day, April 26 from 10am on­wards!

All sup­port is very wel­come, so please come down if you're free and help out in any way you can!

Your Town! Your Club!

NEW­TOWN JU­NIORS F.C.

Nu­mer­ous games have been played in the last week and we recorded three wins and two de­feats from the five games played.

Our un­der-10s af­ter their dis­ap­point­ing exit from the cup the pre­vi­ous week put in a five star dis­play to take all three points at home to St. Fer­gal's on a 3-2 score line.

New­town led on three dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions thanks to goals from Laragh Davis, Dar­ragh Hef­fer­nan and Ja­son Carthy-O'Reilly.

A last ditch goal line clear­ance from star de­fender Re­becca Gil­lian con­firmed the Bray team would head home point­less.

Among the star play­ers were Gil­lan, Char­lie Sul­li­van and Sean Bishop. Well done ev­ery­one. One win and a de­feat from two games for the un­der­12s over the past week.

On Thurs­day evening the team were at home to ta­ble top­pers Wick­low Rovers 'A' and they cer­tainly put it up to them de­spite a 4-2 loss.

Josh Od­lum and Jack El­liott (back af­ter a lengthy in­jury lay-off) scored the New­town goals and but for the cross­bar and the Wick­low keeper they may have shared the spoils.

On Sun­day morn­ing the team trav­elled to Rath­drum to take on Avon­more and we are glad to re­port the team pro­duced an ex­cel­lent team dis­play to take all three points with a 5-2 vic­tory. Jack El­liott and Steven Cogh­lan both scored twice and Andrew McMa­hon com­pleted the scor­ing. On the day Cogh­lan sus­tained an arm in­jury but af­ter a visit to the hospi­tal Steven was di­ag­nosed with just a sprain, so he won't be out for too long. Best on the day were Daragh Dwyer, Conor Ka­vanagh and Lee Hamil­ton.

The un­der-13s had the one game last Tues­day against ta­ble top­ping Wick­low Rovers 'A'. This was a game keenly con­tested by both teams but it was Rovers who took the three points on a 1-0 score­line. On the night Alan­nah Melia, Jordan But­ler and Ciaran Keogh were among the play­ers who starred.

The un­der-18s girls had to bat­tle their way through heavy traf­fic on the M50 on Wed­nes­day night to get to Fin­glas to take on WFTA in the Le­in­ster cup semi-fi­nal.

With the game de­layed by 20 min­utes and us miss­ing a cou­ple of reg­u­lars for var­i­ous rea­sons. All the scor­ing was done in the first half. The home side took the lead from the penalty spot but we equalised straight from the kick off when Juli­ette For­tune set up Amy Mur­phy to score.

Ten min­utes later a lovely spin by Mur­phy past the cen­tre half gave her an­other chance and she duly dis­patched the ball to the net.

For­tune her­self had a goal dais lowed when she was deemed to have fouled the WFTA goal­keeper. The sec­ond half though score­less both sided had chances and the game was in the bal­ance right up un­til the end.

The fi­nal whis­tle went and we had won to take our place in next Satur­day's de­cider against Shel­bourne F.C. in the Os­car Traynor Grounds.

On the night it was a game we should have put to bed ear­lier but among the play­ers who played well were Katie Mi­ley, Lu­cie Ash­more, Amy Mur­phy, Una Gro­gan and Olivia Flana­gan.

Our un­der-9s par­tic­i­pated in the Wick­low Cancer Sup­port Soc­cer Blitz or­gan­ised by Wick­low Town through Tony 'Butch' Do­ran.

Our team did very well win­ning three games, draw­ing one and los­ing one. Well done ev­ery­one and thank you Butch.

On the birth­day front the play­ers who are cel­e­brat­ing their birth­days in the com­ing week are Padraig Gam­mell from the un­der-8s, Jack El­liott from the 12s, Ti­mothy Hamil­ton from the 13s, and last but not least Olivia Flana­gan from the girl's un­der-18s. Happy birth­day all from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C.

The club would like to ex­tend their deep­est sym­pa­thies to the fam­ily and friends of Doreen Sum­mers (Ark­low) who sadly passed away re­cently. Her grandaugh­ter Amy plays on our un­der-16 girl's team. May she rest in peace.

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

NEW­TOWN UNITED F.C.

There was joy and de­spair for our teams over the past week but the first piece of sil­ver­ware ar­rived in the club at the weekend (or it didn't as the case may be). The Youth team clinched the league ti­tle on Satur­day morn­ing af­ter a 2-0 win over neigh­bours St. Anthonys. Daragh Carthy and Ciaran Daly scored the New­town goals in­side the open­ing 20 min­utes for the team who only needed a point to clinch top spot.

Well done to the whole team and to the man­age­ment team of David El­liott and John Hef­fer­nan and they hope to make it a dou­ble this com­ing Sun­day with the Cup fi­nal.

The first team bounced back from last weekend's Wick­low cup de­feat to record a 4-1 vic­tory over Wick­low Town to keep their quest for league honours right on track.

Dessie Wa­ters scored twice while John Hef­fer­nan and Martin Wil­liams scored the oth­ers.

The sec­ond team se­cured all three league points thanks to a 2-0 away win over Round­wood dur­ing the week. Vin­nie McCann and Karl Carthy scored the New­town goals.

It was dis­ap­point­ment how­ever on Sun­day for the team when they lost their cup semi-fi­nal away to Celtic Stars by a nar­row 1-0 score line. In what was a tight game one goal was al­ways likely to win it and so it proved. Hard luck lads.

There has been no win­ner in our Mem­bers Draw in the past few weeks and the jack­pot will be €300 next week. Thank you to ev­ery­one for your con­tin­ued sup­port.

BRAY WHEEL­ERS

Last Tues­day night saw the first stag­ing of the Mon­dello Bike­worx se­ries of races in Mon­dello Park and Craig Gil­more, Sam Gil­more and Harry Brooks both ju­niors rode the race.

This was hand­i­capped and some of the groups came to­gether early on forc­ing the pace up - with Sam last­ing the rapid pace the long­est.

This weekend saw the stag­ing of the Gorey 3 day stage race with one sole Bray en­trant fly­ing the flag for Bray Wheel­ers.

Ed O’Brien rode con­sis­tently well over the 4 stages to fin­ish in a very cred­itable 18th po­si­tion over­all.

The fin­ish of the race was in Bless­ing­ton on Easter Mon­day and Ed was there con­test­ing the sprint fin­ish with a large bunch gal­lop.

This is a very good re­sult from a field of 200. So con­grat­u­la­tions to Ed of his great re­sult.

Sam Gil­more was the only Bray en­trant in the Ras an Laois in Rath­downey, Co Laois on Sun­day, rid­ing well and fin­ish­ing com­fort­ably with the main bunch.

The pre­vi­ously no­ti­fied Youth spins of Sun­day 20th April, Sun­day 4th May and Sun­day 18th May spins will not now go ahead, due to clashes with other events and the youth spins now switch to Mon­day nights from Mon­day the 28th with a road spin at Shanganagh at 7.30 pm.

Bray Wheel­ers will host the Shay El­liott me­mo­rial race and the A3 event the SHA3 this Satur­day April 26th.

If any mem­ber or pre­vi­ous mem­ber is free to help out with the mar­shalling of the event can they please con­tact one of the com­mit­tee as all help is grate­fully ap­pre­ci­ated.

Next Thurs­day night sees the wel­come re­turn of the club league with the first race an in­ter­club 11km time trial from Kil­mac sign­ing on from 7pm.

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