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BRAY BOWLS

Last Sun­day Bray B were away to Rail­way Union in the Crum­lin Cup and de­spite win­ning two of the four rinks they lost the over­all by nine points.Well done to Paddy Peg­man, Frank Devlin, Ray Rigley and Alan Rath on their per­for­mance on the day.

On Mon­day evening our Di­vi­sion 4 team had a great vic­tory at home to CYM where they took all five points on of­fer.

Cap­tain Ai­dan Galvin cer­tainly has the Mi­das touch with this group.

On Wed­nes­day Bray vis­ited Crum­lin on the dou­ble with the ladies tak­ing a point in the af­ter­noon and the men’s Di­vi­sion 6 team tak­ing 0.5 point later in the evening.

On Thurs­day our Vets1 team de­feated CYM at home by 4-0 to main­tain their top two po­si­tion and Vets 2 picked up one point away to Ierne the ta­ble top­pers. There is a two week break com­ing up for Divi­sions 1 and 2 and they are both back in ac­tion on June 11.

WICK­LOW ROVERS

On the se­nior front it was left to our se­nior ladies to pro­vide the ac­tion as they kicked off their sea­son in the Dublin Women’s Foot­ball League.

Un­for­tu­nately for the girls they got off to a los­ing start away to Brook­field los­ing 4-0.

The girls per­for­mance didn’t war­rant a four goal deficit as they put in a good shift and prob­a­bly should have been a lot closer on the score­board. As this was their first game of the sea­son and there’s plenty of foot­ball to go I’m sure there will be bet­ter days ahead.

On the ju­nior front Tues­day’s ac­tion saw the Un­der-13As de­feat Ark­low Town 6-3 in Lamberton in the Un­der-14 Di­vi­sion 1 Shield, with their place in the fi­nal al­ready as­sured this was a good work­out for the lads prior to their cup and shield fi­nals.

Con­nor Lewins hit an ex­cel­lent hat­trick, Max Kear­ney fired home a brace with Luke Dease com­plet­ing the scor­ing with a sin­gle.

The Un­der-15s played a thrilling lo­cal derby with neigh­bours Rath­new with the spoils been shared in a 2-2 draw, in a game that swung from end to end a draw was prob­a­bly a fair re­sult in the end. Jack O’Gor­man scored his first of the sea­son with Nathan Wynne nab­bing his tenth.

Also on Tues­day the Un­der-16Bs made it to the fi­nal of the Di­vi­sion 1 Shield fi­nal when they got the re­quired re­sult in de­feat­ing their clos­est chal­lengers St Pa­tricks in their own back­yard.

Daniel Fitzsi­mons notched two while Conor Byrne and Sean Leonard scored one each in a 4-2 vic­tory which earns the lads a place in the fi­nal against Grey­stones Utd, well done to John, Matt and the lads.

Thurs­day night’s ac­tion saw our Un­der-15s have a re­peat of Tues­day’s game when they took on Rath­new for the sec­ond time in two days. This time Rath­new ran our 5-3 win­ners in an­other thriller, af­ter scor­ing his first of the sea­son on Tues­day Jack O’Gor­man popped up for his sec­ond of the sea­son; Philip Power also nabbed his sec­ond of the cam­paign with top scorer Ryan Mur­phy com­plet­ing the scor­ing.

On Satur­day our Un­der-12Bs went down 3-0 to New­town Ju­niors in the Di­vi­sion 1 Cup fi­nal, in a fairly even first half there was noth­ing sep­a­rat­ing the sides at the in­ter­val. New­town fired two quick fire goals in the early stages of the sec­ond half to go two up and added a third in the dy­ing min­utes to seal their vic­tory. The lads gave it their all on the day but a spe­cial men­tion goes to Rory Hen­nessey who pulled off three top class saves in the game, well done to ev­ery­one in­volved on reach­ing the fi­nal.

On Sun­day our Un­der-13Bs stormed to the Di­vi­sion 1 Cup when they de­feated Round­wood 6-0 in the fi­nal. The lads con­trolled this game for large pe­ri­ods, af­ter a slow start the lads got on top and fired home three goals in a ten minute spell.

The lads were clin­i­cal in front of goal with goal of the game com­ing from left back Mark Evans who lobbed the keeper from just in­side his op­po­nents half to make it 2-0; Ben Free fired home a dou­ble with David Lally, Lee Hamil­ton and Noah Sheri­dan reg­is­ter­ing sin­gles. This was an ex­cel­lent all round team per­for­mance with ev­ery player in the squad play­ing his part. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Rob, Colm and the lads on a well de­served suc­cess and good luck in your up com­ing Shield fi­nal.

In the Un­der-16 Premier Cup fi­nal it was an all Rovers fi­nal with the As play­ing the Bs (our Un­der-15As). The Bs def­i­nitely put it up to their older club mates and even had the cheek to take the lead through an ex­cel­lently dis­patched free from Sean Leonard.

The As lev­elled through Luca Ram­per­saud with seven min­utes re­main­ing to send it to ex­tra time. The game even­tu­ally went to the dreaded penalty shootout which the As came out on top by a score of 7-6. Well done to the As on their win, also well done to the Bs who put in a tremen­dous ef­fort.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Un­der-10 Green team who were run­ners up in the Friend­ship Cup in Belfast where they lost to Swansea City in the fi­nal.

On the way to the fi­nal the lads de­feated Aquinas FC, Bal­ly­mena Utd, East Coast Strik­ers, St Marys, Phoenix Dublin and Roe Val­ley FC with their only de­feat com­ing at the hands of Ox­ford Utd. Well done to Ian, Dixie and the lads on a great achieve­ment.

The dates for our an­nual sum­mer soc­cer camp are week 1 from Mon­day, July 4, to Fri­day, July 8, week 2 from Mon­day, July 11, to Fri­day, July 15. The camps will run from 10am to 3pm daily, each par­tic­i­pant will re­ceive a jersey, ball and a medal.

The cost of the camp is €65 with dis­count for a fam­ily with two or more kids. There will also be a girls only sec­tion in the camp.

All par­tic­i­pants should bring a packed lunch, a drink, boots, shin guards and a rain jacket. Any­one in­ter­ested in tak­ing part should con­tact Johnny Dunne at 087-7802098 or Wil­lie O’Brien at 0861696911. Al­ter­na­tively you can con­tact any com­mit­tee mem­ber or mes­sage the club Face­book page. Reg­is­tra­tion forms can be down­loaded from the club web­site at www.wick­lowrovers.com.

NEW­TOWN JU­NIORS

Our Un­der-12s take pride of place this week af­ter their fan­tas­tic cup win over Wick­low Rovers ‘B’ last Satur­day af­ter­noon in Grey­stones.

All the goals in the 3-0 vic­tory came in the sec­ond half and was just re­ward for the team, as they were the bet­ter team through­out, de­spite Rovers’ valiant ef­forts. They did ev­ery­thing but score in the first half, as their aim was a lit­tle off.

They opened the scor­ing two min­utes into the sec­ond half when a flow­ing move in­volv­ing Dar­ragh Hef­fer­nan and Bobby Dowl­ing was dis­patched to the net by Fionn O’Reilly at the back post.

A fur­ther two min­utes in and the game was put to bed when O’Reilly slipped a bril­liant pass through to Hef­fer­nan and he got enough of a touch to put the ball in the net.

The third goal came with min­utes re­main­ing when Bobby Dowl­ing broke from the half­way line to clip the ball past the ad­vanc­ing goalkeeper.

Hard luck to Wick­low Rovers who gave it their all on the day.

Bobby Dowl­ing, the New­town cap­tain, re­ceived the cup on be­half of his team-mates that in­cluded the fol­low­ing, Sean Bishop, Ja­son Carthy, Shane Dun- leavy, Re­becca Gil­lan, Shane Syn­nott, Fionn O’Reilly, Laragh Davis, Char­lie Sul­li­van, Dar­ragh Hef­fer­nan, Si­mon Plant, Leon Hughes, Sam Gil­lan and the in­jured Luke Breen. Well done to the man­age­ment team of Dave McGuirk and Joe Martin on the win and thank you to all the sup­port­ers who trav­elled.

No joy for our Un­der-14s who were well beaten by Round­wood. The con­ces­sion of an early goal didn’t help New­town and though they did play them­selves back into the game, they con­ceded a sec­ond when they were en­joy­ing their best spell of the game.

They did get a goal back to make it 2-1 when a cor­ner from the right was put through his own goal by a Round­wood de­fender.

Things wouldn’t have been too bad go­ing into the break at 2-1 down but Round­wood scored a third from an­other set piece to go 3-1 up. New­town never raised a gal­lop in the sec­ond half and Round­wood scored three more goals to run out con­vinc­ing win­ners.

On the day too many of the New­town play­ers played be­low par. There was plenty of hon­est ef­fort and among the play­ers who starred were Conor Ka­vanagh, An­drew Wa­ters, Ciaran Man­gan and Alex Kelly.

Hard luck to the team, many thanks to the sup­port­ers who trav­elled and well done to the man­age­ment team of Stephen Nolan and Sea­mus Wa­ters who looked af­ter the team all sea­son.

There were other games played dur­ing the week as the 11s lost 3-2 away to Rath­new with the goals scored by Ryan Clarke and Dar­ragh Hef­fer­nan.

On Sun­day morn­ing they won 1-0 away to Aughrim Rangers thanks to an own goal but with a de­pleted team.

This re­sult means the min­i­mum the team can get is a play off for a place in the fi­nal.

A point from their last game next Satur­day will ce­ment their place in the Shield fi­nal.

The Un­der-12s lost dur­ing the week in Grey­stones 2-0 but they have al­ready qual­i­fied for the Shield fi­nal where they will play Round­wood in the de­cider with a po­ten­tial tre­ble up for grabs.

Our lat­est ‘Golden Goal’ com­pe­ti­tion was the Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal be­tween Atletico and Real Madrid and the win­ning minute was the 15th minute. The re­sults were as fol­lows: 15th min - €60: Bobby Dowl­ing Jnr; 14th min - Stephen Nolan; 16th min: Stephen Nolan.

Thank you ev­ery­one for your sup­port. We will also be run­ning a Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion for the Euro 2016 and tick­ets are avail­able from all coaches and com­mit­tee mem­bers. It costs €10 per head and 50 per cent of the monies taken in will go to the win­ner. Please sup­port.

Train­ing for the De­vel­op­ment Squad is on Satur­day 11am-12pm. 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.

Two play­ers from the club cel­e­brate their birth­days in the com­ing week and they are both from the Un­der-14 team and they are Josh Od­lum and Luke Syn­nott. Happy birth­day, Josh and Luke, from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C.

For all mat­ters re­gards the club you can con­tact the sec­re­tary, Hughie, at 087 6987653 or by email at hughienolan@gmail.com. SOUTH EAST ROAD CLUB

Last Thurs­day night saw the fi­nal round of the Gorey league, with the south east road club com­ing out on top in the A4 race thanks to Wayne Byrne.

Wayne at­tacked on the first lap and showed great strength to stay away from the chas­ing pack to take a very fine solo win. This win gave Wayne third place over­all in the league well done Wayne.

In the A1/2/3 race Liam Cur­ley rode a great race fin­ish­ing third on the night giv­ing him sec­ond over­all in the league a great achieve­ment against some of the best se­nior rid­ers in the county.

There will be a cof­fee spin for all mem­bers on the June Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day keep an eye on our Face­book page for fur­ther de­tails.

Our sum­mer league starts on Wed­nes­day, June 8, on the old N11 be­tween Ark­low and Gorey if any mem­ber is free to lend a hand please let any of the com­mit­tee know .

Club spins con­tinue ev­ery Sun­day morn­ings leav­ing Fern Hill plaza at 9.30pm.

BRAY WAN­DER­ERS

Lotto - The re­sults of this week’s lotto for the date of May 30 shall be in next week’s pa­per along with the re­sults of up com­ing Sun­day’s draw. This is due to the lotto be­ing changed from the Sun­day to Mon­day. Sorry for any in­con­ve­nience caused.

Fix­ture Change - The SSE Air­tric­ity League Premier Di­vi­sion League fix­ture be­tween Bray Wan­der­ers and Sham­rock Rovers orig­i­nally sched­uled for Satur­day, July 30, will now take place on Fri­day, July 29, at the Carlisle Grounds with a kick-off time of 7.45pm.

Liz Fowler, Ais­ling Ren­shaw, and Sinead White at the re­cent run in Ti­na­hely in aid of Crum­lin Hospi­tal. Photo: Joe Byrne.

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