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ALZHEIMERS TEA DAY

Thank you to ev­ery­one who sup­ported our re­cent tea day. In ex­cess of €650 wss raised. Thank you again.

GAA CLUB NEWS

Fol­low­ing on from an un­for­tu­nate loss away to Hol­ly­wood last Fri­day the se­niors take on Rath­new at home to­mor­row night in the league. Please come along and sup­port the lads

Call­ing all the Ir­ish speak­ing women in the com­mu­nity: a se­ries is be­ing pro­duced for TG4 which will fea­ture the women of the GAA – from the mothers who drive miles to matches around the coun­try to the back­ground teams of fe­male phys­ios and doc­tors, from the loyal sup­port­ers to the board mem­bers who help to run the clubs.

If any­one who is in­ter­ested in tak­ing part please con­tact 01 8894977 or email rkear­ney@ ty­rone-pro­duc­tions.ie. As it is a TG4 se­ries, par­tic­i­pants would need to have an ad­e­quate level of Ir­ish.

The ju­nior mag­pie’s nurs­ery con­tin­ues next Satur­day and ev­ery Satur­day at 10 a.m. in the pitch and new faces are al­ways wel­come to join us. This is our first term of the New Year and it only costs the bar­gain price of €20 for the en­tire sea­son and an hour’s fun and ex­cite­ment are guar­an­teed ev­ery week.

Fol­low­ing on from a very suc­cess­ful pro­gram last year the Kellogg’s Cúl Camps are re­turn­ing to New­town once again this year on July 18 to July 22. The web­site is now open for reg­is­tra­tion kel­log­gscul­camps.gaa.ie/

The un­der-8 to un­der-10s had a blitz last Fri­day at home to En­niskerry, well done to the play­ers who turned out in large num­bers and pro­duced some fan­tas­tic foot­ball.

Thanks to all the men­tors for their hard work so far with these teams, the im­prove­ment is there for all to see. Thanks also to Amy and Bernie for do­ing the tea du­ties and Luke, Conor and the glam­orous Leanne for ref­er­ee­ing on the night; their next blitz is on Fri­day, May 20, away to Kil­mac.

Train­ing for these two teams is on ev­ery Tues­day at 6.30 p.m. and also from this week on they are train­ing ev­ery Fri­day at 6.30. Coach­ing for the hurl­ing takes place ev­ery Satur­day at 11.15 a.m. and we are get­ting quite a good turnout how­ever new faces are wel­come to join us at any stage.

Due to com­mu­nion next week we will not be hav­ing any hurl­ing this Satur­day. if you have a child who wants to play ei­ther hurl­ing or foot­ball this year please come up to the pitch any Tues­day or Fri­day at 6.30 or on Satur­days at 11.15 and let the lads know.

The un­der-12s played their first match in a while last Mon­day away to Kil­coole, while the un­der-14s are play­ing next Wed­nes­day please check fix­tures for con­fir­ma­tion of op­po­si­tion and venue the un­der-16 lads who are go­ing well are at home to St Pat’s in the div 1 league this Fri­day at 7.30

The un­der-8 to un­der-10 girls are train­ing tonight Wed­nes­day and ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 6.30 on the pitch. Please note change of time from 6 to 6.30, they are now also train­ing on Satur­days at 12 in the pitch.

The un­der-12 girls lost to a strong Bless­ing­ton side in the league last week but are im­prov­ing with ev­ery game they are train­ing in the pitch on Wed­nes­days at 7 p.m. and on Satur­days at mid­day

The un­der-16 girls played St Ni­cholas last Tues­day in what was a good game of foot­ball and the girls were beaten yet again by the small­est of mar­gins af­ter a gi­gan­tic bat­tle be­tween two evenly matched teams. Train­ing for all girls is on Satur­days at mid­day Well done to Gemma, Ker­ryann and Kait­lyn who picked up a Le­in­ster shield medal with the county un­der-14s last week­end. Hard luck to Paul, Ciaran, Sean and the Wick­low mi­nors who got no re­ward for all their hard work over the past year and it just shows how cruel sport can be, none the less the club are proud of your valiant ef­forts.

All of our teams are al­ways look­ing for helpers and es­pe­cially play­ers of all ages so if would like to help out in any way with any of our ju­ve­nile teams or just need more info then con­tact the ju­ve­nile chair­man Shay at 087 2699620.

Best of luck to all the boys and girls mak­ing their com­mu­nion on Satur­day we hope you have a great day.

Thanks to all who walked in the com­mem­o­ra­tion pa­rade re­cently with us and well done to the tidy town’s com­mu­nity who or­gan­ised a fan­tas­tic event. Con­grat­u­la­tions and best wishes to Tom and Ni­cole on their re­cent mar­riage and who are now known as Mr and Mrs Nolan.

Tick­ets are now on sale for the county devel­op­ment draw and are avail­able from any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

The dead­line for mem­ber­ship has passed and we are now op­er­at­ing a strictly no pay no play pol­icy with no ex­cep­tions.

We have a good stock of ju- ve­nile jer­seys and with the sea­son just started now is the time to or­der your club gear, for all queries re­gard­ing any club mer­chan­dise please give Ruth a ring at 087 7472682 or call up to the club­house any Satur­day morn­ing be­tween 10-11 to view or or­der your club gear. You can keep up to date with us on Face­book and twit­ter for all the lat­est fix­tures news etc.

Lotto num­bers 3, 12, 17 and 18 were drawn last week re­sulted in no jack­pot win­ner but 8 matchthree win­ners. This week’s jack­pot is €6,600.

NEW­TOWN JU­NIORS FC

Some im­por­tant games played in the past week. The un­der-10s hosted near neigh­bours St An­thony’s and af­ter a thrilling end to end game the home side won out on a nar­row 6-5 score­line. The goalscor­ers were Ma­son Melia (3), Ryan McMa­hon, Pa­trick Martin and Keira Far­relly. Best were Aaron Hack­ett, Jack Cough­lan and Paudie Gam­mell.

The un­der-11s didn’t get any games in af­ter some freak rain­fall on Satur­day put paid to their game in Rath­new. The un­der-12s put them­selves back in con­tention for Shield hon­ours with a 3-1 away win over Ark­low Town ‘B’. An own goal, Shane Dun­leavy and Char­lie Sul­li­van scored the goals while Re­becca Gil­lan and Ja­son Carthy per­formed well.

Bad per­for­mance from the un­der-14s as they were beaten heav­ily at home to Wick­low Rovers un­der-13s. They did score some crack­ing goals from Ryan Smil­lie, Ben Ryan, An­drew McMa­hon and Josh Od­lum but the over­all dis­play was way be­low the re­quired stan­dard.

The girls un­der-15s won one and lost one game in the past week. On Fri­day evening they trav­elled to Walkin­stown Park to take on St Cather­ine’s. In a great game of foot­ball the home side pre­vailed on a 5-3 score­line. Sarah Evans, Ni­amh Caf­frey and Ker­ryann Hamil­ton scored fine goals for us but the turn­ing point may have been a head in­jury to cen­tre half Kait­lyn Dun­leavy, which meant we had to play with 10 play­ers for the whole of the sec­ond half. This game was played for six points.

We then moved onto Sun­day and a home game against Clonee United and the girls played very well to clinch all three points in an em­phatic win. Ni­amh Caf­frey (3), Aoife Murtagh (2), Ker­ryann Hamil­ton (2), Laura Mur­phy and Sinéad McGet­ti­gan scored the goals. Best were Sarah Evans, Ciara Fa­gan and Ava McG­lynn. Keeper Shona Eras­mus made a bril­liant save when the score was 0-0, which was very im­por­tant.

Fi­nally the Ladies’ team were in ac­tion when the wel­comed champions St Pa­trick’s Ath­letic to New­town. We needed to win our fi­nal three games to take run­ners up and at half time things weren’t look­ing good when we found our­selves 3-0 down in a very lack­lus­tre dis­play from us. We went three at the back and at­tempted to push them back high up the field. We got a great start when firstly Mel Clarke and the Sinéad Hor­gan chased seem­ingly lost causes to get us back into the game. We were awarded two stonewall penal­ties and Amy Guil­foyle duly dis­patched both spot kicks to the net. In the end it was a re­mark­able come­back and fin­ished Pats un­beaten run in the league. Among the play­ers who starred were Iran Echev­e­ria, Ail­ish Kelly and Medb O’Keane. It’s our fi­nal next Sun­day and all sup­port would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

The fix­tures are as fol­lows for the pe­riod Wed­nes­day, May 11, – Sun­day, May 15: un­der-11s away to Wick­low Town ko Wed­nes­day 11th at 7 p.m.; un­der-12s at home to Aughrim Rangers ko Thurs­day 12th at 7 p.m.; un­der-14s at home to En­niskerry ko Thurs­day 12th at 6.45 p.m.; un­der-15 Girls at home to St Joseph’s ko Fri­day 13th at 7 p.m.; un­der-10s – week­end fix- ture to be con­firmed; un­der-11s – week­end fix­ture to be con­firmed; un­der-12s away to Aughrim Rangers ko to be con­firmed; un­der-14s – week­end fix­ture to be con­firmed; un­der-15 Girls – Week­end fix­ture to be con­firmed; Ladies’ team vs Eureka Kells ko Sun­day at 2.45 p.m., DWSL Shield Fi­nal – Venue: Gree­nouge Park Peamount (KO times and dates are sub­ject to change)

Our re­cent ‘Golden Goal’ com­pe­ti­tion re­cently for the FA Cup semi-fi­nal be­tween Ever­ton and Manch­ester United pro­duced the fol­low­ing re­sults: €60 – 34th Minute – Jamie Snell; €20 – 33rd Minute – Gil­lian Browne; €20 – 35th Minute – Liam McCann. Thank you ev­ery­one for your sup­port. We have com­pe­ti­tions com­ing up for both the FA Cup Fi­nal and the Champions League Fi­nal and tick­ets can be pur­chased from any com­mit­tee mem­ber. Please sup­port. We will also be run­ning a Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion for the Euros and we will have fur­ther de­tails in the com­ing weeks.

Train­ing for the Devel­op­ment Squad is on Thurs­day evening this week (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) due to Holy Com­mu­nion in New­town on Satur­day. All ses­sions are €2 per head. New play­ers (boys and girls) are al­ways wel­come and you can con­tact the Sec­re­tary for fur­ther de­tails at 087 6987653.

We have five play­ers from the club cel­e­brat­ing birthdays in the com­ing week and they are Leighton Byrne (Devel­op­ment Squad), Sean Bishop (un­der-12s), Conor Ka­vanagh (un­der-14s), and Ladies’ team duo Rioghna McGet­ti­gan and Paula Viga. Happy birth­day to all from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors FC

On a sad­der note ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors FC would like to ex­tend their sin­cere con­do­lences to the fam­ily and friends of Peter Byrne (Kil­ti­mon New­cas­tle) who passed away last week. May he rest in peace.

For all mat­ters re­gards the club you can con­tact the Sec­re­tary Hughie at 087 6987653 or by email at hughienolan@gmail. com.

Colin Younger, Ro­nan Grif­fey, Ciara McCon­nell and Gra­ham Bur­ley cel­e­brat­ing Wick­low Rugby Club’s win against En­nis­cor­thy RFC in the Pro­vin­cial Towns Cup

Leo Wal­lace who took part in ‘Rath­new’s Got Tal­ent’ at St Brid­get’s Hall, per­form­ing ‘Rip­tide’ in English and as Gaeilge.

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