We are delighted to announce that the Robert Monteith International Poetry Competition entry closing date has been extended to May 24. Please forward your typed entries with contact details on separate page to; Robert Monteith International Poetry Competition c/o Huw O’Toole Kiltimon Newcastle Co. Wicklow A63 ED 68 Enclose cheque or PO for Eu 5. or email; firstname.lastname@example.org for entry form.
The seniors are playing baltinglass at home on Friday in the league and could do with your support, the match starts at 8... the juniors who drew with an tochar last week are away to Rathnew tomorrow evening in the north east league and that starts at 7.30
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 below, as it is a TG4 series, participants would need to have an adequate level of Irish. email@example.com 01 8894977.
After a break last week for the communion our 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 registrationkelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/
The under-eight to under-10s travelled down to kKilcoole on monday to take part in a rearranged blitz and their next blitz is this Friday, May 20, away to Kilmac. Training for these two teams is on every Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. and 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 we cancelled the hurling last week but it will return this Saturday at 11.15 a.m.
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.
Googers, Peter and their under-12 team had a great win last Monday away to a strong Kilcoole team. After an even start newtown got on top in midfield and with the forwards snapping up their chances well we went in at half time 5-4 to 3-2 up. In the second half it was the backs who defended well as Kilcoole enjoyed a lot of ball but we had done enough by winning vital possession and converting scores when it mattered most to run out 7-7 to 4-7 winners.
The under-14s are playing barndarrig away (tonight) wednesday in the league. The under-16 lads who are going well in the league had a game on Monday against baltinglass the under-eight to under-10 girls are training tonight Wednesday and every Wednesday at 6.30 on the pitch. Please note change of time from six to 6.30, they are now also training on Saturdays at 12 in the pitch. The under-12 girl are playing st Nicholas in the league next tuesday at home, they are training in the pitch on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and on Saturdays at midday.
The under-16 girls were beaten by valleymount in the league last week and are now taking a break for the exams. Best wishes to Kaitlyn Butler who suffered a bad foot injury in the match, hope to see you back in action soon kaitlyn.
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 there is only one week left to get your tickets for the county development draw and they 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.
Deepest sympathies to the extended family and friends of the late Peter Byrne and Jack Boothman who both passed away recently.
We have a good stock of juvenile 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 a.m. to 11 a.m. 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.
The lotto numbers drawn last week were 7-11-26-27 resulted in no jackpot winner but eight people matched three numbers and This week’s jackpot is €6,800.
Ah sure you can’t beat summer, at least when it decides to show up, but around the shed it’s extra special, as it gives the lads a chance to tidy their allotments, pulling all weeds and freshening the soil around their seedlings, at the moment we have the following veggies planted by different shedders, potatoes, turnips, swedes, cabbage, onions beetroot, peas, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, kale, so we have our hands full.
There was great excitement at the shed last week with the arrival of seven hens and one siki cockerel wearing a feather trousers, sure he’s a grand wee lad, they were shown around their apartments by their minder and keeper Willie, rent will be fixed at five eggs a week for all the girls and an early morning call each morning is all that is asked of the cockerel. All were then christened by Willie, each bird and name can be seen on our Facebook page which has become very popular indeed.
Our cooking course has only one more week to go  much to the disappointment of the 10 lads who participated, we will miss Santiago our chef instructor who was such a brilliant chef before he came to us but now he is a broken man, having had to put up with a lot each Thursday, I’m afraid it’s taken it’s toll. We have had to postpone our planned trip to Croke Park till a future date owing to cancellations due to one thing or another, it’s rescheduled for before the year end.
It is hoped to make a return trip to the big gala day in Moynalty co Meath, following a brilliant day which was had last year.
Members of the shed management are at present sitting on a Forum/community group allied to the community as a whole, we would like very much if this venture was greatly supported by all of the groups and districts which make up the greater surroundings of the community, with the ultimate goal being much needed funding for those organisations, a meeting to this end is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 24, at 7-30 in the community center Newtown.
Our thanks to Dick Draper of Kilmacanoge Concrete for donation of concrete products, also to Johnny Lawless for donation of granite stone, and to three rock orienteering club Ballinteer, for monetary donation, Mrs Bridget Brown, for the wonderful addition of hens to our shed, Mrs Sheelagh D’Eathe for an endless supply of delicious cupcakes, and to our wonderful community as a whole who we can always rely on, thank you.