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No words can de­scribe the fan­tas­tic feel­ing in the vil­lage this weekend. The Wick­low Cup will be def­i­nitely re­turn­ing to our club, but will it be our Pre­mier or our third team to lift it at the end?

The Pre­mier team claimed their place on Fri­day night win­ning 6-1 with goals from Mark with three, Nicky with two and Boxer with one.

No one in White­gates had any nails left when the third team met Ash­ford on Sun­day. This stayed goal­less af­ter ex­tra time with the third team win­ning on penos.

This is amaz­ing for two teams from the one club to be meet­ing in the Wick­low Cup fi­nal.

Our sec­ond team had an amaz­ing vic­tory as well, win­ning 10-2. Those that found the net were Jody (6), Keith (2), Dean (1) and Grassy (1).

The un­der-13s missed out on vic­tory Thurs­day night. Goals from Aaron and Nathan.

Un­for­tu­nately, Satur­day, af­ter a hard bat­tle, they lost with a 6-3 de­feat with great goals from Reese (2) and Owen (1).

Thurs­day night the un­der-11s had a fan­tas­tic win of 4-0, goals from Ross (2), Char­lie (1), Shane (1).

The un­der-10s drew 1-1 in a great game in Kil­coole, our goal from Toby.

The academy is now back in full flow af­ter the Easter with only a few weeks re­main­ing. There's still time to join ev­ery Satur­day from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Only €2.


The first team held ti­tle chas­ing Swords Celtic to a 2-2 draw but in truth this was a game they let slip away.

The sec­ond team played their last game of the sea­son away to ti­tle chas­ing Postal Utd los­ing un­luck­ily 3-2 to a dis­puted penalty five min­utes from the end.

Daryl Sul­li­van lev­elled mat­ters at 1-1 and then leading scorer Ciaran McGet­ti­gan equalised for a sec­ond time at 2-2 only to lose out to the harsh penalty with five min­utes left.

Tommy Sul­li­van was ex­cel­lent be­tween the posts for Rovers pulling off some ex­cel­lent saves.

The team had a great sec­ond half of the sea­son af­ter go­ing through a tran­si­tion pe­riod be­fore Christ­mas.

The ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee would like to thank man­ager Pat Ffrench, as­sis­tant Anto Scan­lon, the play­ers and all in­volved with the team for all the hard work dur­ing the sea­son.

The un­der-13 girls were in­volved in a six goal thriller with Peamount Utd draw­ing 3-3 away from home, Sinead McGet­ti­gan, Grainne Phe­lan and Ni­amh Caf­frey nabbed their goals. The un­der-18 girls won 3-2 against Dun­drum with Rioghna McGet­ti­gan get­ting two and Saoirse O'Reilly notch­ing one.

In the ju­nior sec­tion dur­ing the week our un­der­11As con­tin­ued their good form with an ex­cel­lent 4-1 away win over St Anthony's, two goals from Sam Bishop set them on the way with two own goals com­plet­ing the tally.

The un­der-12As kept their ti­tle hopes on track with a solid 2-0 win away to Ark­low Town, Paul Marah and a first of the sea­son for Bran­don O'Brien se­cured them three valu­able points against one of their ti­tle ri­vals.

The un­der-12Bs also have their sights on the di­vi­sion two ti­tle and they kept them­selves in the hunt with a 3-0 home vic­tory over Ark­low Town. Goals from Jack Meaney, Daniel Mur­phy and Tom O'Neil earned them the win to close the gap on lead­ers Aughrim.

The un­der-15s lost 3-1 at home to Ark­low Town, Michael Anthony Doyle scored the Rovers goal.

On Satur­day the un­der-8Bs won 7-3 away to Wick­low Town, Ben Lyons hit a su­perb hat-trick while Steven Ka­vanagh nabbed a brace.

El­liot Gaynor scored his first of the sea­son with Eoin Kennedy get­ting the other.

The un­der-14As tre­ble dream is still alive when they recorded a good 4-2 home win over Wolfe Tone, two goals from Luca Ram­per­saud and one each from Ciaran Cof­fey and Stu­art Cox helped them to three im­por­tant points.

The un­der-16s were un­lucky go­ing down 2-1 to Cool­boy in their re­fixed cup semi-fi­nal, Kevin O'Hal­lo­ran scored their goal and they did have chances through­out to win but didn't have the luck.

On Sun­day the un­der-10Bs lost 4-1 to Aughrim with top scorer Wil­loughby Woods scor­ing the goal.

The un­der-11Cs were dis­ap­pointed as they were present to play Rath­new but the vis­i­tors failed to show.

Our un­der-12As se­cured their place at the top of the league with a 4-1 away win over Avon­more, a brace from Paul Marah and sin­gles from Frankie Reynolds and Nathan Sul­li­van se­cured all three points.

The un­der-12Bs ti­tle hopes suf­fered a set back when they lost 4-1 away to En­niskerry, Jack Meaney scored their goal.

The un­der-13As con­tin­ued their good form with a 4-2 win over Grey­stones Utd, two goals from Daniel Fitzsi­mons and one a piece from Conor Byrne and Tris­tan O'Toole keeps them top of the pile.

The un­der-14Bs suf­fered a heavy de­feat at the hands of Avon­more, Chris Hud­son scored a con­so­la­tion goal for them.

The un­der-15s lost 5-2 to St Anthony's, Mitchell Kelly and Al­fie Heather scored the goals.

Ev­ery­one at Wick­low Rovers would like to wish our club pres­i­dent Anthony Earls a speedy re­cov­ery from a re­cent oper­a­tion; we all hope to see you up and about very soon. Your missed around the place, get well soon Anthony.

The ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee of Wick­low Rovers would like to thank all the kids and par­ents who sup­ported the clubs Easter camp.

It was a great turn out with 65 kids par­tic­i­pat­ing in the camp. Ev­ery­one had a great time with plenty of fun and games.

With the weather been fan­tas­tic and some po­ten­tial Ron­aldo's and Messi's on show the whole week was a joy to run.

Thanks to all our coaches who helped with the run­ning of the camp. Well done and thanks to ev­ery­one in­volved. Pho­tos from the camp are posted on the club web­site and Face­book page.

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.


The ladies fin­ished this sea­son's league cam­paign on a high when they trav­elled to Tom­brack on Sun­day last and came home win­ners on a 1-0 score line.

The girls lined out in this game with only nine play­ers but never let the op­po­si­tion take ad­van­tage of the ex­tra play­ers.

They kept their shape, worked re­ally hard for each other and used the ball in­tel­li­gently. The girls made the break­through be­fore half­time when Erika Dagge re­leased Noreen Lam­bert through the mid­dle to coolly slot the ball past the keeper for what was to be the win­ning goal.

The girls de­fended bril­liantly as a team in the sec­ond half and dealt with ev­ery­thing Tom­brack could throw at us. Well done girls!

Our next game will be the Boland Car­pets Cup Fi­nal on May 11 in Bun­clody.


This week the club rac­ing made a wel­come re­turn with an in­ter­club time trial tak­ing place on the N11. The race cal­en­dar moved to the home county with Bray Wheel­ers Cy­cling Club host­ing the pres­ti­gious Shay El­liott Cy­cle race and sup­port­ing A3 event.

The in­ter­club TT was an 11km timed event in con­junc­tion with our neigh­bour­ing club Sor­rento Cy­cling Club. There was a good turnout for this with al­most 60 cy­clists tak­ing part. It was a fine evening on Thurs­day with some re­ally good times be­ing set and a lot of people set­ting per­sonal bests and much im­proved times on last year.

Fin­tan Ryan ju­nior of Sor­rento Cy­cling Club set the best time on the night with a blis­ter­ing time of 14.44. Ed O'Brien was the first Bray rider home in an ex­cel­lent time of 14.55 fol­low­ing on from his good show­ing in the Gorey three day last weekend. Noel Con­way was sec­ond Bray rider and Anto Dunne third.

On Satur­day Bray hosted the Shay El­liott me­mo­rial race which is an A1/A2 event and for the first time ever we put on an A3 event the SHA3 which proved to be a huge suc­cess. The turnout was good and hope­fully this race will be even big­ger next year.

This was a tough gru­el­ing race around the hilly roads of County Wick­low and over the climb of Glen­malure and the weather was not kind to the rid­ers with the cold and rain adding to the tough­ness of the race.

A large con­tin­gent of Bray rid­ers took part in both races. Ed O'Brien and Ge­off Robin­son did the A1/A2 race and John Spain, David Hennessy, Ian Mur­phy, Gra­ham Kearns, Richard O'Han­ra­han and sev­eral oth­ers tak­ing part in the A3 event. Un­for­tu­nately Ed O'Brien had a me­chan­i­cal early on. Ge­off Robin­son did well fin­ish­ing up fourth in the A2 race and Richard O'Han­ra­han was first un­placed Bray Wheeler in the A3 race.

The next youth spin is on Mon­day evening the 28th April from Shanganagh at 7.30pm - new mem­bers al­ways wel­come. Next weeks club race is a 26km CP from Calary with sign on from 7pm.


Seag­ulls Lotto - There was no jack­pot win­ner on Sun­day, April 27 for a jack­pot of €5,200. The five €30 lucky win­ners were A Kelly c/o BWSC, P O Neill c/o BWSC, J Keat­ing c/o J Keat­ing, J Keat­ing c/o J Keat­ing, J Walsh c/o V Walsh.

The next draw will be on Sun­day, May 4 in the Hiber­nia Inn with a jack­pot of €5,275. If any­one wishes to sell lotto tick­ets, please con­tact the club at 2828214.

On­line Shop - Bray Wan­der­ers mer­chan­dise is now avail­able to pur­chase on­line. The on­line 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 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 sou­venir shop at any home match. To book a seat please text the sup­port­ers club on 0879968969.

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.


The ac­tion stared with mid-week games where our un­der-10s and 12s headed to play in Bal­ly­waltrim in Bray.

The un­der-10s as has been the story of their sea­son gave the op­po­si­tion a head start be­fore com­ing back strongly and this was the case again on Thurs­day when they took on St. Fer­gal's.

They trailed 3-0 at half time but came storm­ing back and goals from Dar­ragh Hef­fer­nan and Bobby Dowling re­duced the deficit to a sin­gle goal but the game ended 3-2.

Bet­ter news for the 12s as they clinched an­other three points this time away to Wolfe Tone 'B' o a 3-1 score line.

The goals came from Josh Od­lum, Steven Cogh­lan and Jack El­liott in a very good team dis­play. They fin­ished their week off per­fectly with yet an­other away win as this time they made the shorter trip to Kil­coole and beat St. Anthony's 2-0 with two sec­ond half goals from Steven Cogh­lan and a su­per long range free kick from Josh Od­lum.

Among the play­ers who starred on the day were Conor Ka­vanagh, Andrew Wa­ters, Josh Od­lum and Kyle Taite.

Over the weekend the big game was the un­der-18 girl's Le­in­ster fi­nal against our old foes Shel­bourne. In a game played in a gale force wind (as usual) in the Os­car Traynor Grounds in Coolock New­town had to play the first half into the wind.

The team de­fended well and re­lied on the odd counter at­tack to try and score.

Amy Mur­phy had our best chance but her ef­fort from 20 yards cleared the cross­bar. Shels prob­a­bly cre­ated more chances but the de­fence of Ni­cola Bat­ten, Chelsee Snell, Becky Cassin and Sinead Hor­gan plus keeper Lu­cie Ash­more stood firm.

In the sec­ond half we man­aged to get for­ward more as the con­di­tions al­lowed but the sec­ond half was lit­tered by noth­ing more than half chances.

The game headed into ex­tra time and the dead­lock was bro­ken just be­fore the end of the first pe­riod when we lost pos­ses­sion in mid­field and their cen­tral mid­fielder ad­vanced for­ward to the edge of the box to score with a ris­ing shot.

In the sec­ond half we had to push ex­tra play­ers for­ward to try and re­store par­ity but right at the death Shel­bourne broke to score and make it 2-0. The fi­nal whis­tle went and the fi­nal score line prob­a­bly was a lit­tle un­fair on our girls in a game that looked to have penal­ties writ­ten all over it. Among the play­ers who starred for New­town on the day were the afore­men­tioned back five, Ge­orgina Canavan and Amy Mur­phy. Hard luck girls but we still have the league to play for and it's all in our own hands as we head into the last four games.

Many thanks to all the sup­port­ers who made the trip to sup­port the team.

The un­der-8s made the short trip to Kil­coole to take on St. Anthony's and with a few play­ers miss­ing they put up a de­cent show de­spite de­feat.

Ma­son Melia and Han­nah Martin scored for New­town and among the play­ers who starred for the team were Luca Sin­nott El­liott, Jack Cogh­lan and Ma­son Melia.

Our un­der-9s short a num­ber of reg­u­lars played in the WDSL Fun Fives in En­niskerry and af­ter play­ing five games they man­aged to record two win's and three de­feats. Well done to Anas­tazya, Shane, Martin, Devin, Ma­son, Jack and Padraig for their ef­forts on the day.

Our un­der-13s played out a 1-1 draw on Sun­day morn­ing away to En­niskerry with Ciara Dease scor­ing the New­town goal which gave us the lead. Their game at home to Grey­stones on Tues­day didn't go ahead as the ap­pointed ref failed to show.

We will have a com­mit­tee meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, April 30 (to­day) at 6.45pm in the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. All com­mit­tee mem­bers are re­quested to at­tend.

The club sends their best wishes to all the boys and girls from the club who will be mak­ing their first Holy Com­mu­nion next Satur­day.

Here's hop­ing the sun shines and ev­ery­one has a bril­liant day.

Play­ers from the club cel­e­brat­ing their birth­days in the com­ing week are Sean Bishop from the un­der-10s, Ni­cola Doyle from the un­der-13s, Katie Mul­lally and Aisling McDon­ald from the girl's un­der-16s. Happy birth­day all 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.

Fi­nally ev­ery­one in the club ex­tends their con­do­lences to Olivia Flana­gan and her fam­ily on the sad pass­ing of her Aun­tie re­cently.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Youth squad on com­plet­ing the dou­ble of League and Cup af­ter a 3-2 vic­tory over Glen­view F.C. at Sham­rock Park in Rath­new. Luke Martin scored twice while Stephen Davis added the other goal.

Well done to all the play­ers and their man­age­ment team of David 'Sambo' El­liott and John 'Droop' Hef­fer­nan. Many thanks to all the sup­port­ers who went to the game to cheer the team on.

The first team took a gi­ant step to­wards the Pre­mier league crown af­ter a 2-1 home win over fel­low con­tenders Ark­low Town.

Un­for­tu­nately the sec­ond team's game didn't go ahead as with both teams on the pitch (our­selves and St Patrick's) no ref­eree turned up in what was a case of miss-com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

Our Mem­bers Draw for €300 was won last weekend and the win­ners were Josh, Ella and Zara Ka­vanagh. Well done guys. The jack­pot goes back to €100 for next week.

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