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ROBERT MON­TEITH DVD

DVDs of the ‘Robert Mon­teith 1916 com­mem­o­ra­tion’ day cel­e­brated in New­town on Sun­day, April 24, cost­ing €15 each, are on sale in Eu­genes shop and Nolans post of­fice.

GAA CLUB NOTES

The se­niors took on Balt­in­glass last Fri­day in the league and un­for­tu­nately lost the game. How­ever the team was weak­ened due to in­juries and avail­abil­ity of play­ers due to a lo­cal wedding hope­fully the team will be back to full strength for the next game in two weeks time.

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-pro­duc­tions.ie01 8894977.

Af­ter a break due to the weather our ju­nior mag­pie’s nurs­ery re­sumed last Satur­day and will con­tinue ev­ery Satur­day at 10 a.m. in the pitch and new faces are al­ways wel­come to join us. 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 from July 18 to July 22. The web­site is now open for reg­is­tra­tion kel­log­gscul­camps.gaa.ie/

The un­der-eight to un­der-10s played two blitzes last week, on Mon­day they went to Kil­coole and on Fri­day they trav­elled over to Kil­mac to take part in a GO games blitz un­der the new for­mat. Well done to both clubs for go­ing ahead with the games de­spite the in­clement weather, their next out­ing is an all county blitz and it’s on in Bal­li­nakill on Satur­day, June 11. Training for th­ese two teams is on ev­ery Tues­day at 6.30 p.m. and ev­ery Fri­day at 6.30 p.m. 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. 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 p.m. or on Satur­days at 11.15 a.m. and let the lads know. The un­der-12s have only been beaten once and they played Barn­dar­rig on Mon­day in a top of the ta­ble clash.

The un­der-eight to un­der-10 girls are training tonight Wed­nes­day and ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 6.30 p.m. on the pitch. Please note change of time from six to 6.30 p.m., they are now also training on Satur­days at 12 in the pitch. Their next blitz is on June 4

The un­der-12 girls who are go­ing well and have only been beaten once are play­ing Val­ley­mount away in the league next Tues­day; they are training in the pitch on Wed­nes­days at 7 p.m. and on Satur­days at mid­day­well done to Laragh Davis, Re­becca Gil­lan, Doire­ann Smyth, Cody Hem­pen­stall, Alyssia Larkin. Alee­sha McMa­hon and Una Power who all took part and ac­quainted them­selves very well at county un­der-12 tri­als last Satur­day. The un­der-14 girls were beaten by Eire Og in the league and their next match is at home to St Ni­cholas on June 9. The un­der-16 girls are tak­ing a break due to the ex­ams and have no match for a few weeks.

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.

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

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the lotto win­ner who scooped the jack­pot of €6,800 last week on num­bers seven 13 16 26. There were also five match-three win­ners who re­ceived €40 each. Please buy a ticket to help sup­port the club it could be you.

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 10-11 to view or order your club gear. You can keep up to date with us on Face­book and twit­ter for all the lat­est fix­tures and news

NEW­TOWN JU­NIORS FC

We are com­ing to the business end of the sea­son where ev­ery point gained is so pre­cious to­wards the ul­ti­mate goal. Our un­der-10s trav­elled to Tul­ly­lusk to take on Avon­more and came home with a hard earned 5-2 suc­cess. Ma­son Melia scored a tre­ble and there were sin­gles for Keira Far­relly and Jack Cough­lan. On the day the best were Aaron Hack­ett, Eoghan Fox and Patrick Martin.

The un­der-11s turned their at­ten­tion to league mat­ters with two im­por­tant fix­tures this past week. On Tues­day evening they hosted Wick­low Town and at half time in this game the game was score­less. Ma­son Melia opened the scor­ing early in the sec­ond half and from there the New­town team were lethal in front of goal scor­ing five more goals. Melia scored his sec­ond and he was joined by Ryan Clarke, Martin Kelly, Grace Mur­phy and Ryan McMa­hon in the scor­ing en­clo­sure. On the night Bog­dan Rusu in goal, Shane Syn­nott and Mar­cel Ko­ca­jda were among the bet­ter play­ers on the night.

Then it was onto Sun­day morn­ing and a win­ners take all clash away to St An­thony’s. Things didn’t look good at half time when we found our­selves 2-nil down but this team showed they were go­ing to give it their all and they fought back to score two fine goals from Dar­ragh Hef­fer­nan and Ma­son Melia. The game was end to end and among the play­ers who starred were Ryan Clarke in goal and Ryan McMa­hon, as the two teams shared the spoils. It will now take a play off to de­cide who wins the league ti­tle. Fun­nily this game was a car­bon copy of the first league game be­tween the two teams but on that oc­ca­sion New­town had a 2-0 lead and Anto’s came back to draw the game.

The un­der-12s col­lected a point from their trip to Round­wood FC in a 1-1 draw. Bobby Dowl­ing scored the New­town goal and this re­sult moves the 12’s to the top of the Shield stand­ings. One neg­a­tive from the game was an in­jury to Luke Breen, which has put him on the side­lines for the next few weeks.

An­other team count­ing down the days to their cup fi­nal are the un­der-14s and they com­pleted their Shield pro­gramme with a nar­row 2-1 de­feat to Wick­low Rovers un­der-13s. This was a much im­proved team dis­play of late and Andrew Wa­ters scored the New­town goal.

The ladies’ team af­ter their bril­liant suc­cess last week went into FAI Cup ac­tion with a home game against Leixlip Utd. We were down to the bare bones for this game due to study­ing and work com­mit­ments but the team de­spite a 5-3 re­verse left all they had on the pitch.

Things didn’t look good as we found our­selves 2-0 down af­ter 10 min­utes but this team is full of spirit and af­ter a half hour the game was level af­ter two fine strikes from Ail­ish Kelly af­ter ex­cel­lent moves in­volv­ing Amy Guil­foyle, Mel Clarke and Ab­bie Mol­loy. Just be­fore half time Leixlip re­stored their lead to go in at the break 3-2 up.

The goal of the game was scored early in the sec­ond half when Mol­loy scored a bril­liant solo goal. The game was now end to end but it was Leixlip who stole a march scor­ing twice to run out 5-3 win­ners to ad­vance to the next round. In fair­ness our girls gave it their all and there were many good per­for­mances and among them were Avril O’Toole, Mags Syn­nott and An­nmarie Man­ning.

We now go into a break for ex­ams be­fore we hope­fully we set out on the Sum­mer League. This year on the back of our ex­ploits in the past year we will be in the top di­vi­sion. We will need a com­mit­ment from the play­ers in this di­vi­sion with re­gards training etc, if its not forth­com­ing then we may have prob­lems but that’s for an­other day.

The fix­tures are as fol­lows for the pe­riod Wed­nes­day, May 25, to Sun­day, May 29: un­der-11s away to Rathnew FC ko Wed­nes­day at 6.45 p.m.; un­der-10s – Fix­ture to be con­firmed; un­der-11s away to Aughrim Rangers ko to be con­firmed; un­der-12s vs Wick­low Rovers ‘B’ ko Satur­day at 3.15 p.m. (Cup Fi­nal), venue: Wood­lands Grey­stones; un­der-14s vs Round­wood F.C. ko Satur­day at 1.30 p.m. (Cup Fi­nal), venue: Wood­lands Grey­stones; un­der-15 Girls – No Fix­ture; Ladies’ team – No Fix­ture (KO times and dates are sub­ject to change)

Our lat­est ‘Golden Goal’ com­pe­ti­tion was the FA Cup Fi­nal be­tween Manch­ester United and Crys­tal Palace and the win­ning minute was the 78th minute. There is €20 for the hold­ers of the tick­ets marked 77th and 79th min­utes. Thank you ev­ery­one for your sup­port. We have a com­pe­ti­tion for 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 Satur­day 11 a.m.-midday 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.

Only the one player cel­e­brates his birth­day in the next week and he is Wil­liam Valen­tine from the Academy team. Happy birth­day Wil­liam from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors FC

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

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