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COM­PUT­ERS: We hope this year to re­place our out­dated Com­puter Equip­ment and would ap­pre­ci­ate any support ei­ther fi­nan­cial or ad­vi­sory from the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

POS­I­TIVE MEN­TAL HEALTH WEEK: Our Lo­cal Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mit­tee plans to hold a Pos­i­tive Men­tal Health Week in Jan­uary 2015. All Lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions and groups in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing, please con­tact HSCL Co-Or­di­na­tor, Ms. Cather­ine Hur­ley at the school.

DI­REC­TORY OF SER­VICES: Thanks to Ms. Hur­ley, The Lo­cal Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mit­tee and Bray Youth Ser­vice on the suc­cess­ful launch of A Di­rec­tory of Ser­vices for New­town­moun­tkennedy. This Book­let out­lines the con­tact de­tails of all the groups, or­gan­i­sa­tions and ser­vices work­ing to­gether for the peo­ple of New­town. Di­rec­tory is avail­able is lo­cal shops, the com­mu­nity cen­tre and the school.

CHRIST­MAS PLAYS: Par­ents, Friends, Re­la­tions and the Parish Com­mu­nity are in­vited to school on Tues­day De­cem­ber 16th and Wed­nes­day De­cem­ber 17th when each class will give Christ­mas Per­for­mances. We will hold a Christ­mas Prayer & Carol Ser­vice on FRI­DAY DE­CE­MEBR 19th at 10.30am in St.Joseph’s Church.

SCHOOL BAG PACK: We still have lots of time slots that need to be filled for our Bag Pack, es­pe­cially in the af­ter­noon on each day of Thurs, Fri,and Sat 11th, 12th and 13th De­cem­ber in Dunnes Stores New­town­moun­tkennedy. Please con­tact the school on 012810048 if you can help us out. Thank you–Par­ents As­so­ci­a­tion

NEW­TOWN JU­NIORS F.C.

We recorded 1 win, 2 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 8’s 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 9’s played out a humdinger at home to En­niskerry de­spite los­ing out on a 3-2 score­line. Ryan McMa­hon and an own goal ac­counted for their scores while Iggy Szpilka and Padraaig Gam­mell starred on the day.

The Un­der 10’s were idle but the Un­der 11’s 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 13’s 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 U-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 & a 30 yard screamer from Sinead Horgan gave us a de­served 2 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.

The fol­low­ing are the fix­tures for the week-end­ing Satur­day/ Sun­day 13th/14th De­cem­ber: Un­der 8’s–fix­ture to be con­firmed; Un­der 9’s at home to Ark­low United ko Satur­day at 11am; Un­der 10’s at home to Rath­new F.C. ko Satur­day at 11.50am; Un­der 11’s at home to Avon­more ko Satur­day at 12.45pm; Un­der 13’s away to St. An­tho­nys ko to be con­firmed; Girls U-18’s–fix­ture to be con­firmed (Fix­tures & ko times are sub­ject to change)

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

Happy birth­day Jake & An­drew from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C. Week 8 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 on 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

GAA CLUB NEWS

A well de­served break is ap­proach­ing for the girls team as they only have two nights train­ing left, well done to all the girls and coach­ing staff in par­tic­u­lar Gemma Kiely for their hard work and com­mit­ment this sea­son.

The ju­ve­nile pre­sen­ta­tion was held last evening in the com­mu­nity cen­tre in front of a very large crowd, award win­ners were Most Ded­i­cated Player-Un­der 12s Kate­lyn Dun­leavy-Un­der 14s Luke Power-Un­der 16s Aaron Toner Player of the Year-Un­der 12s Jack El­liott-Un­der 14s Conor Od­lum-Un­der 16s Ken­neth Turner Girls Most Ded­i­cated Player-Un­der 12s Laura Murphy-Un­der 14s Coady McMa­hon Girls Player of the year-Un­der 12s Ker­ryann Hamil­ton-Un­der 14s Kaitlyn Syn­nott Daly

The achieve­ment awards were given to Jack Doyle, Liam Od­lum ,Joe McDon­ald, Conor Od­lum , Adam Hef­fer­nan, Cian Walsh, Sean Gre­gory, Jade Boyce, Ker­ryann Hamil­ton, Laura Murphy and Ais­ling McDon­ald. The Club­man of the Year award was won by the very de­serv­ing MC on the night and ju­ve­nile chair­man Shay Power.

It is clear to see that the ju­ve­nile side has come on leaps and bounds in 2014 sea­son un­der the lead­er­ship of a very com­mit­ted and ded­i­cated Shay Power, well done and thanks Shay and here’s to an even more suc­cess­ful 2015 for New­towns ju­ve­nile side.

Thanks also to Lau­rie Ah­erne, Sinead Goldrick, Ais­ling McDon­ald ,Kirsty Mooney, Gemma Kiely, Stephen Kelly, Noel Doyle and Ciaran McGuirl for help­ing present var­i­ous medals and tro­phies on the night in­clud­ing the Un­der 12 girls cham­pi­onship medals. Thanks to all who helped make it a great evening

The lotto rolls over this week to €3,800, nice money for Christ­mas time! Last week seen three match three num­ber each tak­ing 70euro. Num­bers drawn were 6 10 18 26.

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