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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; robert­mon­tei­th­po­ 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. rkear­ney@ty­rone-pro­duc­ 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 reg­is­tra­tionkel­log­gscul­

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 [6] 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.

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