Services of Worship in Powerscourt for Sunday, June 5, – Trinity 2: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion (said); 11.30 a.m. – Holy Communion. Everyday in Powerscourt: 10 a.m., midday and 5 p.m. – Open Church and Daily Prayer. Thursdays in Powerscourt: 10 a.m. – Holy Communion and Prayer for the Sick.
Car boot sales: In aid of Powerscourt Parish Funds on the last Saturday of the month during the Summer 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church Paddock beside Powerscourt Church. For further details please contact Robert Allison at 086 3815151. The first of these, May, was held last Saturday.
Services of Worship in Kilbride for Sunday, June 5, – Trinity 2: 10 a.m. – Holy Communion.
ST MARY’S CHURCH
Exam Mass: Mass will be offered this Saturday evening 7 p.m. in St Mary’s and on Sunday in St Mochonog’s at 10 a.m. for all our students sitting Junior and Leaving Cert Exams this year. Students, families and friends are very welcome.
Sacrament of Reconciliation – (Confessions): St Mary’s – Enniskerry: Saturday after 10.15 a.m. Mass; Our Lady Queen of Peace, Putland Road, Bray – Saturday after 10.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Masses; Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Main Street, Bray – Saturday after 10 a.m. Mass.
Curtlestown Cemetery: The maintenance of Curtlestown Cemetery for this Summer will continue tonight ( Wednesday) at 7 p.m. and will continue on Wednesdays on a weekly/fortnightly basis as required. This maintenance work mainly involves cutting the grass, raking and disposing of it. Please come along – all help welcome. The regular helpers will be notified by text-message before that date. If you wish to receive a text message, please contact the Parish Office. If you have a strimmer/ rake/lawnmower/big strong bag, etc. – please bring one with you. Tea served at 8.30 p.m.
Annual Blessing of Graves: Killegar on Thursday, June 30, at 7.30 p.m.; Kilmacanogue on Sunday, August 21, at 3 p.m.; Curtlestown on Sunday, August 28, at 3 p.m.; and Glencree on Sunday, September 4, after 9 a.m. Mass.
Annual Pilgrimage To Our Lady’s Island on Monday, August 15: Bus will leave village at 11 a.m., and will return at approx 9.30 p.m. We arrive in time for light refreshments and to attend Mass. Dinner will be booked for 6 p.m. in Queen’s Quarter, Newcastle on way home. Please book your place by phoning Lily Kavanagh on 2867192. Bus deposit of €10 must be paid on booking.
Helpers Wanted: God’s Housekeepers are looking for help on Monday mornings for half an hour from 10.45 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. to clean St Mary’s Church, even if you cannot commit to every week, every second week, once a month, all help appreciated.
Legion of Mary – Kilmacanogue Presidium: Meet at 3.30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Sacristy of St Mochonog’s. New members are most welcome. Group recite the Rosary on the first Saturday of each month at midday at the Grotto in the church grounds. Click on the link legionofmary.ie to view website.
Parish Shop: St Mary’s Church Shop (at rear of Church on the left) opens after all Masses. All occasion cards, prayers, statues available plus items, for Baptisms, Weddings and other Special Occasions.
Facebook Page: Enniskerry, Curtlestown, Glencree and Kilmacanogue are part of the Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area. A Facebook page has been created to coordinate any and all activities common to all parishes in the area. So please link in with it and like our page. To find: type Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area on your own face book page and like it please.
Members of the Enniskerry History Society are invited to
Friday’s 2 p.m. 60-minute talk in Bray Library, Eglinton Road, Bray, by James Scannell on ‘From Grand Jury to County Council: Local Government in Co. Wicklow’. All welcome – admission free. This is the final presentation in this series of Friday local talks in Bray Library.
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 there 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 Dunleavy, 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 11’s 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 12’s 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.
The fixtures are as follows for the period Saturday, June 4, – Sunday, June 5: under-10s – Fixture to be confirmed; under-11s at home to St Anthony’s ko Saturday at 12.15 p.m.; under-12s – Friendly to be confirmed; Ladies’ team at home to Dundalk FC KO to be confirmed (ko times and dates are subject to change)
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 Euro2016 and tickets are available from all coaches and committee members. It costs €10 per head and 50% of the money taken in will go to the winner. Please support.
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.
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 FC
For all matters regards the club you can contact the Secretary Hughie at 087 6987653 or by email at hughienolan@gmail. com.
Projects being worked on at the moment in the shed are restoration of garden chairs, and restoration of a set of kitchen  chairs and table extended type, Vinny is working hard on the dual barbecue in the allotment area which will be used in our community thank you day set for August [date to be announced].
10 members have just successfully completed a cookery course and were presented with their certificates on the last day, congratulations to all our new cooks.
Most of the time our shed looks like a tornado has just hit, if you can envisage most teenagers rooms, it’s easy to get the picture, so all the more reason to thank and appreciate the people who try to bring some order to such chaos.
For always having a dishcloth to wipe spillage, Collie. For always ensuring he has a supply of clean towels and dishcloths, Maureen Doyle; for always having a warm fire going when days are wet and cold Tom; for making sure the busy workshop is always swept and tidy, James; for making the place look like the botanic gardens, Joe; for Willie’s hens for our breakfasts; for providing such fun during our Thursday evening music sessions, all our musicians, and indeed all the people who make our shed work, we appreciate you all.
We look forward now to the village Streetfest where we plan to introduce a piece of history, so look out for the Men’s Shed contribution on the day, we know you’ll all love it. We extend a wish and a prayer to member Martin Connor to get well soon, and to people throughout our community who are troubled with sickness or worry, that they may have peace and wellness.
GAA CLUB NOTES
The seniors take on Rathnew in the league on Friday night next, throw in scheduled for 8 p.m. but please check fixtures to confirm. Please come along and cheer the lads on
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 8894977.
Our junior magpies nursery resumed last Saturday in glorious sunshine and will continue every Saturday at 10 a.m. in the pitch; 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.
The under-8 to under-10s are training every Tuesday and Friday at 6.30 and their next outing is an all-county blitz and it’s on in Ballinakill on Saturday, June 11. 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 had a great win over Barndarrig last week and their next game is at home to Kilcoole on Monday 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 Saturday the under-12 girls who are going well and have only been beaten once are playing Valleymount away in the league tomorrow (Thursday) they are training in the pitch on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and on Saturdays at midday
The under-14 girl’s 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. Best of luck to everyone doing their exams in the coming week.
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.
The lotto rolled over last week having been won the week before and there were two match-three winners taking away €100 each. Numbers drawn were 11, 13, 19, 25
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.
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/
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