Many thanks to all who con­trib­ute to th­ese lo­cal notes and those who read them. A very happy Christ­mas to you all and best wishes for 2015.


We are tak­ing a break till 17th Jan­uary 2015. Wish­ing all our loyal cus­tomers happy and peace­ful New Year.


Well it’s the Christ­mas hol­i­day pe­riod for the next cou­ple of weeks though some coaches may or­gan­ise the odd friendly in or­der to keep the bore­dom at bay. As like ev­ery year 2014 has been a year full of ups and downs but we’ve got to the end hope­fully that lit­tle bit wiser and also a cou­ple of pieces of sil­ver­ware for the trophy cab­i­net. Three of our teams i.e. Un­der 11’s, 13’s and girls Un­der 18’s sit perched at the top of their re­spec­tive leagues and hope fully thy re­main there when the sea­son re­sumes after the fes­tive pe­riod.

The WDSL will be back play­ing matches on the week­end of Sat.3rd/Sun.4th Jan­uary 2015 so there will be games for the 10-13’s age groups. The Un­der 8’s& 9’s will have in­door foot­ball (Fut­sal) from the week­end of 10th/11th Jan­uary 2015. Sat.17th/Sun.18th Jan­uary 2015 will see the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Girls League start back for our Un­der 18’s team.

It took to Week 9 for us to get a win­ner for our lat­est Last Man Stand­ing but we man­aged it and con­grat­u­la­tions to Colin Keenan who net­ted the €360 prize pot. We will be start­ing our next com­pe­ti­tion on the week­end of Sat.10th/ Sun.11th Jan­uary 2015. If you wish to en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion let any of our com­mit­tee mem­bers or coaches know and they will put your name in. Re­mem­ber the more play­ers we have in this com­pe­ti­tion the more money we will be able to give out. Once again thank you to every­body who has sup­ported this fundraiser so far this year.

In the week where the man in the red suit and white beard will be de­liv­er­ing presents to boys & girls ev­ery­where, three of our play­ers may get a present or two as they cel­e­brate a birth­day in the com­ing week. Naoise Lowe and Matthew Boyce from the Un­der 8’s and Si­mon Plant from the Un­der 11’s are all a year older. Happy birth­day ev­ery­one from all at New­town Ju­niors F.C.

The club is hold­ing a spon­sored In­door Foot­ball Marathon on the last Satur­day in Jan­uary (31st) 10am-8pm 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.

Fi­nally may we take this op­por­tu­nity to wish all our play­ers, par­ents, coaches, sup­port­ers, spon­sers, op­po­nents, ref­er­ees and league of­fi­cials a very Merry Christ­mas and a Happy New Year. 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.

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