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The first team recorded a con­vinc­ing 5-1 home win over Con­fey FC on Sun­day.

They got off to a night­mare start when the vis­i­tors went one up from the penalty spot after only two min­utes. The lads showed great character as they drew level with a Chris Burgess goal to send the teams in all square at the break in what was a fairly even half.

Rovers stepped up the pace in the sec­ond pe­riod, two more goals from Chris Burgess to com­plete his hat-trick and one each from Gareth Murphy and a fine solo ef­fort from Luke Byrne ac­counted for their to­tal to push them up the ta­ble and onto the fringes of the pro­mo­tion spots.

The sec­ond team had a bad day at the of­fice on Satur­day, Swords Celtic were the vis­i­tors to the White­gates and they trav­elled back to north Dublin with all three points in the bag after a com­pre­hen­sive 4-0 win. In what was a dis­ap­point­ing per­for­mance only Shane Mor­ley played any­where near their nor­mal stan­dard.

Our Un­der-17s made the trip to Ark­low to take on league lead­ers Ark­low United and re­turned home with a share of the spoils in what was an ex­cel­lent all round team per­for­mance. Adam Browne and Hugh Humby from the penalty spot were the Rovers goalscor­ers on the day and if they had con­verted the nu­mer­ous chances they cre­ated they could have won all three points.

In ju­nior ac­tion on Satur­day the Un­der-10As drew 2-2 away to Grey­stones Utd, Charlie Phe­lan scored his sev­enth of the sea­son with Paddy Sav­ille get­ting his first.

The Un­der-12Bs kept their un­beaten start to the sea­son in­tact with a fine 4-2 win over Cool­boy Rangers. A brace from top scorer Conor Leonard and one a piece from Ben Free and Scott Bushe was enough to earn all three points.

The Un­der-13As game with Round­wood ended all square at 1-1, Cian Ward notched his fourth of the cam­paign.

On Sun­day the Un­der-9 green team played Grey­stones Utd white team in a game that saw some good foot­ball played by both teams.

The Un­der-10Bs went in front against Grey­stones Utd with a goal from Tom Phe­lan but they un­for­tu­nately con­ceded two late goals to lose out 2-1.

Our Un­der-11As were in­volved in a thrilling end to end game with Ark­low Town, a goal a piece from Wil­loughby Woods and Jack Ryan saw them earn a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw.

The Un­der-13Bs lost 6-1 away to Aughrim Rangers with Tom O’Shea scor­ing their goal. The Un­der-14 girls had an ex­cel­lent 3-1 win away to Malahide Utd, two from Ni­amh Caf­frey and one from Grace Hur­ley se­cured them an ex­cel­lent vic­tory.

The Un­der-14Bs lost 5-2 to En­niskerry FC, David McNabb’s fourth of the sea­son and Ryan Murphy’s sec­ond of the cam­paign were their scor­ers.

The Un­der-15s made it six wins from six in the league with a 7-1 vic­tory over Grey­stones Utd, a brace each from Luca Ram­per­saud, Stu­art Cox and James Lang and a sin­gle from Paul King saw them main­tain their one hun­dred per­cent record in the league.

The club are hold­ing their last and fi­nal reg­is­tra­tion night for club mem­ber­ship this Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 10 in the club­house at the White­gates from 7 pm to 9 pm.

The club en­cour­age all mem­bers with out­stand­ing fees to at­tend this reg­is­tra­tion night. As I’m sure you all can ap­pre­ci­ate the hard work and the amount of time com­mit­tee mem­bers are putting in try­ing to gather in mem­ber­ship fees con­sid­er­ing six nights have been held since early Oc­to­ber to now.

It is very im­por­tant for the run­ning of the club to get in all mem­ber­ship fees so after Wed­nes­day any­one with out­stand­ing fees will be con­tacted by the club re­gard­ing the pay­ment of their fees.

As a re­sult of an idea raised at our re­cent AGM the club are cur­rently look­ing to ob­tain a de­fib­ril­la­tor, with the help of a club mem­ber we have availed of a great op­por­tu­nity to ob­tain a de­fib­ril­la­tor from a first aid provider.

If the club can col­lect 300 old mo­bile phones we will be given a de­fib­ril­la­tor in ex­change for the old phones.

The club would be grate­ful if peo­ple would do­nate their old un­wanted phones to this wor­thy cause. Any­one in­ter­ested in donat­ing any old phones can con­tact any of the fol­low­ing by tex­ting or ring­ing to or­gan­ise col­lec­tion or drop off. John Frazer 087-0564394; Jimmy Nolan 087-9108706; Paul Delaney 086-3700320; Franny Copeland 0877589332; Johnny Dunne 087-7802098; Ja­son Har­ris 086-2516731;Wil­lie O’Brien 086-1696911.

This Satur­day a spe­cial vis­i­tor is com­ing to meet the kids in our Satur­day morn­ing academy, Santa is com­ing to visit the kids so any­one who has taken part in our academy through out the year is wel­come to come along and meet the great man. The academy runs from 11 un­til 12 in the White­gates.

Ev­ery­one at Wick­low Rovers AFC would like to ex­tend their sin­cere sym­pa­thy to Bood­han Ram­per­saud and his fam­ily on their re­cent fam­ily be­reave­ment, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.


Avon­more Un­der-14 v St. An­thony’s Avon­more Un­der-14’s trav­elled to Fin Park in Kil­coole on Satur­day to tackle a lo­cal team, St. An­thony’s. After a tight first 15 min­utes, in which both de­fences came out on top, we took the lead with an ex­cel­lent shot from the edge of the box from Niall Gaffney.

We found our nor­mal pass­ing game and ex­tended our lead even fur­ther. Goals from Mark Cullen (2), Niall Gaffney and a shot from the edge of the box by Ai­dan Mur­ray meant we went into half time 5-0 up.

Our ad­van­tage en­abled us to make use of all our subs. St. An­thony’s scored twice in the sec­ond half but we ran out 7-2 win­ners with fur­ther goals from Niall Gaffney and Ayyub Az­mat. This was an ex­cel­lent team dis­play from the full 15 man squad, which hope­fully we can con­tinue to build on.

Un­der-9 Yel­low game was off. Un­der-9 Green called off. Un­der-11s had no game.

The Avon­more 2015 cal­en­dar is now avail­able and would make a lovely Christ­mas present for some­one. Price is €5. Please con­tact any mem­ber of Avon­more com­mit­tee or any team man­ager.

Many thanks to ev­ery­one who con­tin­ues to buy our tick­ets ev­ery week, this is a very im­por­tant part of our fundrais­ing ev­ery year.

Also thanks to those who spon­sored the Dublin City Marathon and our Bag Pack ear­lier this year. We wish ev­ery­one a very merry Christ­mas.


Seag­ulls Lotto - There was no jack­pot win­ner on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 7 for a jack­pot of €7,600. The num­bers drawn were, 7, 15, 17, and 23. The five €30 lucky win­ners were J O’Con­nor c/o Aaron, L O’Neill c/o On­line, D Kelly c/o Sham­rock Boys FC, F Martin c/o Sham­rock Boys FC, S Quinn c/o D Crin­ion.

The next draw will be on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 14 at 10pm in the Hiber­nia Inn with a jack­pot of €7,675. If any­one wishes to sell lotto tick­ets, please con­tact the club at 2828214.

On­line Shop - Bray Wan­der­ers mer- chan­dise is now avail­able to pur­chase on line. The on­line sou­venir shop can be ac­cessed from the Sup­port­ers club web­site home page www.braywan­der­


Our Un­der-10s trav­eled the short dis­tance to near neigh­bours Rath­new Satur­day morn­ing.

The kids new any­thing less than three points would put them out of the run­ning for top spot in the league. Town started bright and played some very good foot­ball pass­ing the ball around.

Aaron Nolan scored a cracker along with Oisin Brown, Billy Con­ners con­trolled the whole game and bagged him­self two very im­por­tant goals along with a man dis­play. Well done to ev­ery player and man­ager Wil­lie. Keep up the hard work lads.

Carnew trav­elled to Wick­low Satur­day morn­ing to face our Un­der-8s. It was a great morn­ing for foot­ball and th­ese two teams did not dis­ap­point.

From the kick off th­ese two Un­der-8 teams put on a great dis­play of foot­ball, pass­ing the ball around and some great goals as well. Sean Law­less, Brian Nolan and Megan Neville got on the score sheet for the town.

A big shout out goes to Sam Meaney who had his best game in a town jersey this sea­son and is only im­prov­ing as the sea­son goes on.

Man of the match goes to the small­est man on the field, Jack Neville. Jack is a rock in de­fence and never let’s an at­tacker past him with­out mak­ing a great tackle. Well done kids.

A cold Satur­day af­ter­noon saw Aughrim travel down to play our youths who were look­ing for re­venge after th­ese two teams meet ear­lier on this sea­son.

They lost 3-1 in a game which we con­trolled and were un­lucky to lose. The lads played their hearts out, Sean O’Brien was out­stand­ing in the back line. The whole team played well. Heads up lads

Chip and the lads wel­comed Round­wood to Fin­lay Park Sun­day af­ter­noon for a 2pm kick off. After their good win last week they were ea­ger to get another three points in the ta­ble. The sec­ond team won 3-1. They played well and Town went 1-0 be­fore half time but a great hat-trick from Jor­dan Pet­ti­crew seen the lads make it two wins on the bounce. Every­body played there hearts out and in true Wick­low Town style the never gave up and bagged the three points. Great dis­play of foot­ball lads. Keep it up.

Sun­day morn­ing seen the our first team take on Ark­low Celtic, We proved to strong for the Ark­low side and played some good foot­ball.

Mixer Dunne bagged him­self a hat­trick with DOC get­ting two good goals. Ed­die kelly, John Con­nor, and Bren­dan Cox all got on the score sheet. Well played lads.

This Sun­day the 14th we will be in Whistler’s Bar for our 10th and fi­nal weekly Christ­mas draw. We will be hand­ing out well over €1,000 on the night so please come down and see if you are a win­ner.

We would like to con­grat­u­late all our win­ners so far. And thank ev­ery­one who has bough a ticket off us.


We recorded one win, two draws and two de­feats from the five games played by our teams last week­end.

One 100% record re­mained in­tact while another two went but those teams main­tained their un­beaten league starts.

The Un­der-8s lost away to a very strong Rath­new side. Scott McKenna scored his first ever goal to reg­is­ter New­town’s score.

Among those who starred were Ai­dan Hef­fer­nan and Jake Robert­son.

The Un­der-9s played out a humdinger at home to En­niskerry de­spite los­ing out on a 3-2 score line.

Ryan McMa­hon and an own goal ac­counted for their scores while Iggy Szpilka and Padraaig Gam­mell starred on the day.

The Un­der-10s were idle but the Un­der-11s played out a 3-all draw at home to Round­wood.

Th­ese were the first points the team had dropped this sea­son in what was a keenly con­tested en­counter.

An own goal and a Bobby Dowling brace ac­counted for the New­town goals.

Among the play­ers that starred were Fionn O’Reilly and goal­keeper Sean Bishop.

Another team that lost their 100% record but main­tained their un­beaten start to the league were the Un­der-13s who had to bat­tle back on four oc­ca­sions to come home with a share of the spoils in a 4-all draw away to Ark­low Town.

The goals were scored by An­drew McMa­hon (2) and Steven Cogh­lan (2).

The team and ev­ery­one in the club would like to ex­tend its best wishes for a speedy re­cov­ery to the team’s star de­fender Conor Ka­vanagh who suf­fered an un­for­tu­nate in­jury dur­ing the week. Get well soon Conor.

The Un­der-18 girls trav­elled to Fin­glas for the usual tough tussle with home side WFTA.

At the end of the game that at times was spoiled by a gale force win it was our lassies that came out on top 2-1.

The goals came from Una Gro­gan and a 30-yard screamer from Sinead Horgan gave us a de­served two-goal lead.

A poor off­side call from the ref al­lowed the home side half the deficit and give our girls a few un­nec­es­sary tense mo­ments to­wards the end.

On the day Chelsee Snell, Katie Mi­ley, Heather Cullen and Orla Hayes were among those who starred for New­town.

Two play­ers from the club cel­e­brate their birthdays in the com­ing week and they are Jake Robert­son from the Un­der -8s team and An­drew McMa­hon from the Un­der-13s.

Happy birth­day Jake and An­drew from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C.

Week eight of our lat­est Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion saw three play­ers exit the com­pe­ti­tion after Spurs regis­tered a blank at home to Crys­tal Palace.

Good luck to the re­main­ing four play­ers as this com­pe­ti­tion heats up go­ing into an un­prece­dented ninth week and once again thank you for your con­tin­ued support.

Also due to time con­straints we will not hav­ing a Christ­mas Raf­fle this year but we are work­ing on a fundraiser that will take place in Jan­uary.

The for­mat of this fundraiser will see us raise monies for the club and also raise money to pur­chase train­ing tops etc for all play­ers in the club though it will re­quire every­body to con­trib­ute and support fully. Fur­ther de­tails in the com­ing weeks.

We are al­ways on the look­out for coaches and com­mit­tee mem­bers to join the club es­pe­cially to help out in the area of fundrais­ing among other things. For all other queries/mat­ters re­lat­ing to the club con­tact Hughie at 087-6987653 or visit our Face­book page.

Fi­nally on a sad­der note the club ex­tends their sin­cere con­do­lences to the Tay­lor fam­ily on the pass­ing of Mary ‘Pop’ Tay­lor.

May her soul rest in peace.


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