Call down to North Wicklow Country Market in Newcastle Community Centre on Saturday for your last minute Christmas Shopping. Cakes, puddings mince pies, and lots of Christmas gift ideas. Coffee/ Tea on the house this week. Happy Christmas to all our customers and supporters.
COMPUTERS: We hope this year to replace our outdated Computer Equipment and would appreciate any support either financial or advisory from the local community.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.
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.,
BT YOUNG SCIENTIST EXHIBITION: We have been selected to take part in this prestigious Science Exhibition on Saturday January 10th 2015. Many thanks to Mrs. Murphy and her Science Club for their science & engineering project re the GOBLIN CAR PROJECT.
Newtown minors faced a young Carnew side in the decider of the B championship in a cold Ballinakill on Saturday afternoon last. This exciting Newtown team had previously drawn with Carnew in the group stages and knew they needed to be on top form to come out victors.
A good start was required and the team didn’t disappoint. The speed of the Newtown players versus the strength of Carnew won over. The fast direct running paid dividends as Newtown went 3 goals up inside the first 15 minutes, Newtown were taking advantage of the breeze ending the first half ahead 3-5 to 0-1.
Carnew emerged from the dressing rooms all guns blazing for the second half and pulled a goal back. Newtown replied with their fourth goal of the game from the penalty spot from man of the match Keith Dalton and finally ran out convincing 5-8 to 1-2. A notable feature was the first time seen in recent memory that Newtown received and converted three penalties. Captain Declan Doyle lifted the trophy for a team with a bright future.
Congratulations to this fine bunch of young magpies and particular note of congratulations and thanks to their committed manager Ciaran McGuirl. Thanks also to the supporters who braved the elements to support the lads. Scorers Keith Dalton 3-1, Con Callan 2-0, Ross Davis 0-2, Darren Walsh 0-1, Ken Turner 0-1, Dillon Carthy 0-1.
The AGM was held on Tuesday 9th December persons elected were- chairman Ally Taylor, vice chairman Jim O’Riordan, secretary (joint) Dominic Leech/Kirsty Mooney, Treasurer James Kelly, assistant treasurer Jim Sullivan. Registrar Robert Nolan, Children’s Officer Paul O’Riordan, PRO Lisa Fahey.
Tonight (Wednesday) is the last night of the indoor training for the girls as we are taking a break but we will resume early February, many thanks to all the girls who attended for the last few weeks and thanks to anybody who helped out. We are currently seeking houses for the end of June 2015 as the national feile is coming to Newtown and we need to host 2 teams from outside the county. If you can help in any way with the hosting or with the feile in general please contact any committee member.
The Wicklow GAA yearbook is now available in the post office and would make great stocking filler.
With Christmas fast approaching we’re sure Santa will be bringing plenty of new football boots so please hold onto those old boots and donate them to the club as we will be having a second hand boot sale after Christmas
Deepest sympathies from all at Newtown GAA to the Taylor family on the sad passing of Mary, may she rest in peace.
This week’s lotto is an even €4k as there was no winner last week on numbers 7 11 16 18 however seven people matched three and are €30 better off this week.
We wish all our members and the extended Newtown community a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year
Our Under 8’s were without a game last weekend but the rest of our teams got themselves in the winner’s enclosure with some excellent and hard fought wins.
The 9’s won 4-3 at home to Arklow United in a game that ebbed and flowed. We found ourselves 2-0 down but came back strong to edge the game. Mason Melia scored twice while Padraig Gammell (pen) & Ryan McMahon added the others. On the day among those who starred were Hannah Martin and Jack Coghlan.
The Under 10’s kept their 100% home record intact with a 4-2 win over Rathnew. Ryan Clarke scored twice while Darragh Heffernan & Padraig Gammell also scored. On the day Grace Murphy, Marcel Kocadjda and Martin Kelly were among those who played well. Everyone involved with the 10’s and everyone in the club send their best wishes for a speedy recovery to U-10 player Shane Synnott after he suffered a bad hand injury during the week. No game for the 11’s as their opponents Avonmore failed to show for the game, they did however turn up on Sunday 24 hours after the allotted kick off.
The Under 13’s travelled to Kilcoole for their top of the table clash with St Anthonys and came back with all three points after a 5-2 win. Steven Coghlan made it 21 goals for the season after another treble. Ryan Smillie & Josh Odlum scored the other goals in an excellent all round team display.
Our Under 18 girls were also involved in a top of the table game as they welcomed St. Josephs another team with a 100% league record to Newtown. We took the lead on 18 mins when Katie Miley struck a lovely goal after excellent play involving Clodagh Fox & Amy Guilfoyle. Joeys levelled on 22 mins when we failed to clear and one of their attackers scored from close range. It was level at half time but Newtown went back in front in the first minute of the second half when Katie Miley anticipated a square pass involving the Joeys centre backs and broke through to round the keeper and gleefully slam the ball to the net.
We were now on top but we weren’t killing the game off but we put further distance between us when Melanie Clarke was brought down in the box and Cliona Crammond slotted the resultant PK to the keepers left. Five minutes later it was 4-1 when Guilfoyle floated a high ball into the roof of the net from a very acute angle. Joeys were still a threat and Lucie Ashmore in our goal had to pull off a top save to keep the score at 4-1 on 80 mins. The scoring was completed on 82 minutes when sub Rioghna McGettigan scored a superb solo goal after picking the ball up just inside the opponents half.
Final score was Newtown Juniors 5 St. Josephs 1. On the day the team produced their best performance of the season with many stand out displays but special mention goes to Heather Cullen, Melanie Clarke and Orla Hayes who all just about shaded the rest of the players for players of the match. Well done girls.
Only one player from the club celebrates a birthday in the coming week and he is Jack Daly from the Development Squad. Happy birthday Jack from everyone at the club
Week 9 of our latest Last Man Standing competition and we have a winner and he is Colin Keenan after his selection Chelsea did the business for him and landed him the €360 prize pot. Bad luck on the other three players whose selections Crystal Palace & Stoke City played out a 1-all draw with each other. We will be taking names for the next Last Man Standing competition as soon as we finalize a starting date and everyone will be notified in due course. Once again thank you to everybody who has supported this fundraiser so far this year.
The club is holding a sponsored Indoor Football Marathon on the last Saturday in January (31st) 10am8pm in the Newtown Community Centre with three main objectives. (1) Will be to raise funds for the club where every player will receive a sponsor card for the day to try and gather as many sponsors as possible. (2) With it getting harder to attain sponsorship to buy jerseys etc for teams we plan to use some of the money raised to purchase training tops for all players in the club and finally (3) we are not looking for sponsors to give fortunes but €2 per line would be excellent.
Every sponsor of a line will then be entered into a free draw for numerous prizes such as golf vouchers, fuel vouchers and an odd dinner for 2. We have decided to replace the Christmas draw with this fundraiser this year and see how we get on. This fundraiser will only work if every player/parent supports it and no doubt everyone will.
Sponsor cards will be distributed to all teams shortly. 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 0876987653 or visit our Facebook page.