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.

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