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On the se­nior front the first team had no game at the week­end, our sec­ond team trav­elled the short dis­tance to Grey­stones to take on Grey­stones United in a lo­cal derby in Le­in­ster Se­nior terms. The lads gained three valu­able points in a 4-1 win. Lead­ing scorer Mau­rice Dunne hit a brace to make it six­teen for the cam­paign, Mark Delaney and Luke Byrne scored one a piece to get their pro­mo­tion chal­lenge back on track.

The un­der 17’s recorded an ex­cel­lent 4-0 win over lo­cal neigh­bours Wick­low Town at the White­gates, Fionn Nother nabbed two, a first of the sea­son from Kevin O’Hal­lo­ran and an own goal ac­counted for their four goals and into the bar­gain keeps them on the shirt tails of league lead­ers Ark­low United.

Only two ju­nior games were up for decision on Satur­day, the un­der 12B’s came home from Round­wood with all three points with a fan­tas­tic 5-3 win in a thriller. Two goals each from Ben Free and Scott Bushe and one from Lee Hamil­ton made sure the lads main­tain their un­beaten start to the league. The 13B’s went down 2-0 to Grey­stones Utd in what was an even en­counter which the lads were very un­lucky not to get some­thing from.

A bit more ac­tion on Sun­day, the un­der 8 white came up against a strong Cool­boy Rangers team, after a tough game the lads can hold their heads held high as they bat­tled right to the very end. The 9 white team didn’t reach their nor­mal stan­dards but they also gave one hun­dred per­cent ef­fort in their game against Grey­stones Utd, Eoin Kennedy was on the score­sheet.

Our 10A’s were in­volved in a seven goal thriller with Ark­low Town A but un­for­tu­nately the lads came out the wrong side of a 4-3 score­line. Steven Gorm­ley notched his first of the sea­son, Cole Byrne and Sam Cul­leton nabbed one a piece to bring both their to­tals to four for the cam­paign. The 12A’s suf­fered a dis­ap­point­ing 3-0 de­feat away to Ark­low Town A in their top of the ta­ble clash while the 12C’s lost 8-0 to a strong Grey­stones Utd side.

The 13A’s gained an ex­cel­lent point in a 1-1 draw with Ark­low Town A, Paul Marah found the net for Rovers to make it eleven for the sea­son. Ryan Murphy scored two for the un­der 14B’s to make it four goals in three games as his team went down 3-2 to Ark­low Town in what was an ex­cit­ing tussle be­tween two evenly matched sides.

The ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee of Wick­low Rovers AFC would like to wish the man­agers, as­sis­tant man­agers, coaches, play­ers, par­ents and sup­port­ers of the club a Happy Christ­mas and a Pros­per­ous New Year. We would also like to wish a Happy Christ­mas and a Pros­per­ous New Year to all the clubs, WDSL com­mit­tee, WDFL com­mit­tee, LSL com­mit­tee, MGL com­mit­tee, ref­er­ees, Paul Dowling, Daniel O’Gor­man, Bren­dan Lawrence and all the staff of the Wick­low Peo­ple.

A re­minder to all man­agers and play­ers, the Christ­mas raf­fle tick­ets should have been re­turned by now, any out­stand­ing tick­ets should be re­turned asap to any com­mit­tee mem­ber as the draw is this com­ing Satur­day the 20th of De­cem­ber in Ernies, many thanks for your con­tin­u­ous support and the best of luck in the draw.

At the time of go­ing to print one of our five re­main­ing par­tic­i­pants in Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion was wait­ing on Ever­ton on Mon­day night to scoop the €500 prize, it was straight for­ward, if Ever­ton won the €500 was his. This was due to two peo­ple on Southamp­ton and two on West Ham on Satur­day been elim­i­nated as both teams failed to win, if Ever­ton didn’t win the prize fund would be di­vided be­tween the last five peo­ple who were left stand­ing.

Ev­ery­one at Wick­low Rovers AFC would like to con­grat­u­late sec­ond team player Ciaran McGet­ti­gan on his achieve­ment of win­ning the county mi­nor foot­baller of the year award, an award well de­served to a ded­i­cated ath­lete. Well done Ciaran.

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 087-7589332; Johnny Dunne 087-7802098; Ja­son Har­ris 086-2516731;Wil­lie O’Brien 0861696911.


Shil­le­lagh Utd 4, Conary Utd 4. A point gained last Sun­day morn­ing in a high scor­ing game. Not our most fluid per­for­mance but the lads showed fan­tas­tic bat­tling qual­i­ties to res­cue a point after trail­ing 4-2 with ten min­utes left. Two goals from PJ O’Ke­effe, a penalty from Jimmy Be­han and an equaliser right at the death from Mark Collins saw us share the spoils with the vis­i­tors. The game was our last fix­ture of 2014 so on­wards and up­wards in the new year. Tick­ets are cur­rently on sale for our Christ­mas draw from com­mit­tee mem­bers and play­ers. As ever your support is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.


Avon­more U-9 green - Another great game for Colm Murphy’s un­der 9 Avon­more team to­day! Tay­lor Han­lon, Leon Bolton and Oisin Kearns were the stead­fast back line from kick off. Tay­lor guards the keeper su­perbly and is be­com­ing known for his slid­ing tack­les, Leon is a great run­ner who isn’t afraid to move up to help out in mid­field when it’s needed and Oisin will not back down from a tackle.

Ash­ford were first to score in an evenly matched half and Joseph Ja­cob and De­clan Murphy were keen to keep the ball in Ash­ford’s half then. Caden Kin­sella took ad­van­tage of their de­ter­mi­na­tion and scored. Jake Hud­son came on for De­clan and when goalie Jack McDon­ald got a knock dur­ing a goal by Ash­ford, Noah Fahy stepped in for him ,Matthew Murphy came on for Joseph, while Jamie Townsend Doyle came in for Oisin just be­fore half-time. With laces tied and the team talk done, the lads came back on and this was surely Avon­more’s half. They had try after try by Caden, Joseph, Caden , Matthew, Caden and Jake with Leon even com­ing up to the box to help out. The ball just would not go in!!!!! De­clan had a few saves this half and Jack got a great header in to de­flect the ball. Noah and Jamie were al­ways ready to pass the ball up the pitch. With a few min­utes to go, after all their hard work it was look­ing like a loss but Jake was hav­ing none of it. He scored and the whis­tle went a minute later.

A great lit­tle team with a lot of prom­ise. The lads are on a well de­served break now for Christ­mas and will be back train­ing and work­ing off those se­lec­tion boxes in Jan­uary!

Avon­more U-9’s yel­low - No match for this team this week but the man­agers Dave and Sharon would like to say thanks for all the hard work th­ese bril­liant eight play­ers have put in over the last cou­ple of months.

This team shows great de­ter­mi­na­tion and ded­i­ca­tion at each train­ing ses­sion and match day. They are a great lit­tle team. Thanks to Mag­gie for be­ing chief money col­lec­tor and to ev­ery­one who helps out each week. Hope ev­ery­one has a great Christ­mas and hope to see you all again in the new year.


Seag­ulls Lotto: There was no Jack­pot win­ner on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 14 for a jack­pot of €7675 The num­bers drawn were, 3,6, 9, 23. The 5 x 30 euro lucky win­ners were V O Brien, K Quinn, L Legett, N har­ris all c/o Sham­rock boys fc, G Fitzger­ald c/o Glen­view fc. The next draw will be on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 21 at 10pm in the Hiber­nia Inn with a jack­pot of €7750. If any­one wishes to sell lotto tick­ets, please con­tact the club at 2828214.

Sea­son tick­ets: BWFC SEA­SON TICK­ETS UP­DATE 2015: Adult €119, Stu­dent €79, Child/OAP €49. This is our 30th an­niver­sary sea­son 1985-2015!

Sea­son ticket Christ­mas gift vouch­ers will be avail­able early next week from the club. Keep an eye on our Twit­ter & Face­book up­dates for more info.

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.braywan­der­

AGM: The 2015 An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing of Bray Wan­der­ers Sup­port­ers Club will take place on Mon­day, Jan­uary 12, 2015 at 8pm. The venue will be an­nounced at a later date.

Any mem­ber who wishes to let his or her name go for­ward for a po­si­tion on the in­com­ing Com­mit­tee should con­tact the Sec­re­tary by phone, or by e-mail to bwsc@ eir­, no later than Mon­day, Jan­uary 5.

Le­in­ster mas­cots Daniel Dunne, left, from Muck­lagh, Co. Of­faly and Kate Macadam, from Grey­stones, Co. Wick­low, with Le­in­ster cap­tain Jamie Heaslip at the Le­in­ster v Har­lequins Euro­pean Rugby Cham­pi­ons Cup match in the Aviva Sta­dium.

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