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Thanks to all for com­ing down and en­joy­ing a su­per Street Feast in the Vil­lage. Thank you to the Parkview, Tidy Towns, the Gib­bons Fam­ily, Wick­low Hills, Dunnes Stores and Acous­tic Sounds for your contributions and thanks to the GAA, Soc­cer, Scouts, East Coast Fal­conry, Sun­flower Montes­sori, Shells Face­paint­ing, New­town ICA, Mens Shed, Fish­ers, Anne Gre­gory De­sign, Peter McCormick, Jac­inta Kelly, Miss Siti, Wick­low Patch­work, Coilte, Ladies choir and Ger Vick­ers for your en­ter­tain­ment.

If you are new to our vil­lage all the groups at Street Feast are al­ways look­ing for new mem­bers and its a great way to get to know peo­ple in the area, do your­self a favour and join in. We are a crack­ing lit­tle vil­lage! See you next year.


SPORTS: Well done to all our stu­dents who took part in the Cu­mann na mBun­scoil Sports Day in Charles­land. Con­grat­u­la­tions on all the awards for Track and Field events. Best Wishes to Josh Kavanagh Od­lum as he rep­re­sents our school at the Hurl­ing Ex­hi­bi­tion Day in Nowlan Park on Thurs­day. Thanks to Mr O’Riordan and Mr Keddy for or­gan­is­ing th­ese sports events.

SPON­SORED WALK: Chil­dren from all classes will walk this week to raise money for School IT Re­sources. Please sup­port the school in this good cause and be mind­ful of large groups of stu­dents walk­ing around our vil­l­lage on Thurs­day and Fri­day.

DO­NA­TIONS: Thanks to New­cas­tle Bridge Club for a re­cent do­na­tion which will buy iPads for our Ju­nior School Stu­dents. Thanks to Ul­ster Bank for a do­na­tion which will buy Bi­cy­cles for use in Sen­sory Play­ground. Thanks to the Clancy Fam­ily for Play­ground Im­prove­ment. Thanks also to the Play­ground Com­mit­tee for lovely mark­ings and games on the Ju­nior School Play­ground. Sin­cere Thanks to the Sean McShane Me­mo­rial golf clas­sic for a sig­nif­i­cant do­na­tion.


The se­niors are away to Kil­te­gan in the league this com­ing Fri­day.

Train­ing con­tin­ues ev­ery Tues­day/Thurs­day and is go­ing well Our ju­nior mag­pie’s nurs­ery 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.

Fol­low­ing on from a very suc­cess­ful pro­gram last year the Kel­logg’s Cúl Camps are re­turn­ing to New­town once again this year on from July 18 to July 22. The web­site is now open for reg­is­tra­tion kel­log­gscul­

The un­der-8 to un­der-10s are train­ing ev­ery Tues­day and Fri­day at 6.30 and they had a great day out last Saturday at the all county blitz in Bal­li­nakill, Thanks to all the par­ents and men­tors who drove and helped out on the day and also to Luke who ref­er­eed the matches at short no­tice. Their next blitz is on June 25, 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. Please note there will be no hurl­ing train­ing next week as we are tak­ing part in our first hurl­ing blitz on Saturday in Bal­li­nakill.

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 and let the lads know. The un­der-12s are train­ing away on Mon­days at 6.30 and their next match is next Monday at home to Fergal Og.

The un­der-8 to un­der-10 girls had a great blitz last Saturday in Round­wood; we trav­elled in large num­bers and fielded two un­der-eight teams as well as an un­der-10 team, thanks to all the men­tors, par­ents and the An Tochar club for host­ing a well-run blitz. Th­ese teams 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 mid­day in the pitch.

The un­der-12 girls who are go­ing well and have only been beaten once had a great vic­tory over Val­ley-mount away in the league last week in a high scor­ing game; they are train­ing in the pitch on Wed­nes­days at 7 p.m. and on Satur­days at mid­day Their next match is Tues­day away to Bless­ing­ton. The un­der-14 girls had a great vic­tory over St Nick’s in the league and take on Bless­ing­ton at home on Thurs­day. 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.we were de­lighted to be asked to at­tend the street feast last Sun­day and thanks to all who turned up on the day and helped out.

The dead­line for mem­ber­ship has passed and we are now op­er­at­ing a strictly no pay no play pol­icy with no ex­cep­tions. Con­grat­u­la­tions to ju­nior player Richie Hamil­ton and his new wife Geral­dine on their re­cent mar­riage

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

Nine lucky peo­ple matched three num­bers from 3, 8, 11, 25 last week to win €25 in the lotto how­ever to win €25 in the lotto how­ever there was no jack­pot win­ner this week’s jack­pot will be 2€600.


Our teams are wind­ing down at the mo­ment and if there still play­ing its be­cause they are in­volved in the hand­ing out of hon­ours at the end of the sea­son. Two mas­sive games were played in the past week.

Firstly our un­der-12s headed to Kil­coole on Thurs­day evening to try and add the Shield to the League and Cup they had al­ready won. Their op­po­nents were Round­wood and for the next 90 min­utes both teams served up a feast of foot­ball for the watch­ing spec­ta­tors. Af­ter ex­tra time the game fin­ished 3-3 with all the goals scored in a pul­sat­ing first half. New­town’s goals came from Bobby Dowling, Fionn O’Reilly (pen) and Dar­ragh Hef­fer­nan.

In the sec­ond half and ET both de­fences were on top. It was into penal­ties we went and Round­wood se­cured the tro­phy af­ter they scored three of their first four penal­ties while un­for­tu­nately for New­town they missed three of their five spot kicks. Con­grat­u­la­tions go to Round­wood on their win as there is never more than a kick of a ball be­tween the two teams. It was hard luck to our team on the night but they had a fan­tas­tic sea­son so well to them and their man­age­ment and all their sup­port­ers.

Our un­der-11s trav­elled to Rath­drum to take on St Anthony’s on Saturday morn­ing for the Di­vi­sion one league ti­tle. This was a tight af­fair through­out and it was Anto’s who struck first with a goal halfway through the first half. New­town had their chances as well but found the Kil­coole keeper in ex­cel­lent form.

In the sec­ond half New­town came fly­ing out of the traps and were finding in­roads into the Kil­coole de­fence and it was no sur­prise that they equalised when Martin Kelly smashed the ball to the net af­ter a move in­volv­ing Dar­ragh Hef­fer­nan and Ma­son Melia. Min­utes later the same trio were in­volved in the goal that put New­town ahead when af­ter shots by Melia and Hef­fer­nan were blocked Kelly tapped to the net for his sec­ond of the match. Five min­utes later Melia scored the goal his dis­play de­served and it was a re­ward for his per­se­ver­ance af­ter his ini­tial shot was blocked. Anto’s came back at New­town strongly but New­town de­fended well as a team and keeper Ryan Clarke pulled off a cou­ple of ex­cel­lent saves. Anto’s scored a con­so­la­tion goal right on full time but the ti­tle de­servedly heads back to New­town af­ter an un­beaten sea­son.

Well done to the squad that in­cluded Ryan Clarke, Shane Syn­nott, Mar­cel Ko­ca­jda, Martin Kelly, Dar­ragh Hef­fer­nan, Grace Mur­phy, Ma­son Melia, Jack Coughlan, Bog­dan Rusu, Oran Lane and Ryan McMahon. Also well done to the man­age­ment duo of Liam McCann and Mick Lane and many thanks to all the sup­port on the day and through­out the sea­son.

The team have one and hope­fully two im­por­tant matches left in their sea­son and the first is this com­ing Tues­day when they travel to Rath­new to take on Wick­low Rovers ‘A’ in a play off for the right to meet St Anthony’s in the Shield fi­nal next week­end. Kick off on Tues­day night is 7 p.m. Good luck every­body. Both our De­vel­op­ment Squad and Academy teams played games dur­ing the week against Wolfe Tone and Wick­low Rovers and I am glad to re­port that loads of goals and saves were on view. We send our best wishes to the Wick­low Rovers player who suf­fered a head in­jury on Wed­nes­day evening and we are glad to re­port the player is ok and back home.

Fix­tures for the com­ing week: un­der-11s vs Wick­low Rovers ‘A’ ko at 7 p.m. on Tues­day, June 14, in Rath­new (fix­tures and kick-off times are sub­ject to change)

We have started our EURO 2016 Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion and fix­tures over six rounds from June 10 to June 22 will de­ter­mine who makes it through to Round seven (if any). 107 play­ers have started out in the com­pe­ti­tion and we wish them all well. You can fol­low the com­pe­ti­tion on our Face­book and Twit­ter pages and if you need any in­for­ma­tion re­gards this or any other mat­ter please con­tact our sec­re­tary by mo­bile to 087 6987653 or by Email to­hughienolan@gmail. com. Our win­ner will re­ceive the Prize Pot of €535. Thank you for your con­tin­ued sup­port.

We also have spon­sor cards out at present for our Pre­sen­ta­tion Day on Saturday, July 2, and all play­ers in the club should have re­ceived their cards by now. If not con­tact any com­mit­tee mem­ber and they will duly get one to you.

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.

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

There will be a day trip to Kilkenny on Saturday, July 16. Leav­ing Round­wood at 9 a.m. A tour of Kilkenny City by road train, visit St Can­ice’s Cathe­dral and Black Abbey.

Some time to shop. Tea, Scones, Din­ner and Bus €70 per per­son. All money in by July 1 at the lat­est to Su­san at 087 6273020 any time,


A day Pil­grim­age to Our Lady Is­land on Sun­day, Au­gust 21, Leav­ing Round­wood at 10 a.m. Tea, Scones, Din­ner and Bus €60 per per­son, Money be­fore Au­gust 1 to Su­san at 087 6273020.


A re­minder that the Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Lunch club will take place on Fri­day, June 24, in the Grange, Djouce Golf Club, Round­wood at 1.30. Please let Molly at 0404 45407or May at 0404 45178 know if you are in­ter­ested in go­ing.

Wonderland Pro­duc­tions are run­ning their an­nual sum­mer camp in Round­wood Par­ish Hall on July 18 to July 22nd 2016. This fun five day camp is suit­able for seven – 12-year-olds and runs from 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. daily with a show­case of plays cre­ated by the chil­dren on the last day.

Chil­dren work with Wonderland pro­fes­sion­als to cre­ate, de­sign and per­form their own play. We guide chil­dren through the process of cre­at­ing a story, build­ing char­ac­ters, per­for­mance skills and the­atri­cal el­e­ments such as cos­tume, props and set.

We don’t use scripts and the chil­dren don’t have to learn lines, in­stead we work on char­ac­ter build­ing tech­niques, group work, im­pro­vi­sa­tion and spon­tane­ity.


The Mid­sum­mer Barn Dance and Bar­be­cue will take place on Saturday, July 23, from 8 p.m. till late, with mu­sic by the Three Bob from 10 p.m. to mid­night and the Roamin Cadil­lacs from mid­night to 2 a.m.

Food will be served from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fully li­censed. Su­per Raf­fle on the night also. Tick­ets €20 to book please phone 086 1504221.


The Bless­ings of the Graves in Round­wood Ceme­tery will take place on Sun­day, July 24, at 12.30 p.m. (Please note change of date and time!)


The Round­wood Hall is al­ways avail­able for all so­cial events, meet­ings, chil­dren’s par­ties, chris­ten­ings, work­shops, train­ing cour­ses etc. Th­ese great fa­cil­i­ties are now avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact us at 087 9627527,087 3932730 or th­er­ound­wood­parish­hall@gmail. com.


There was no jack­pot win­ner in last week’s draw. The num­bers drawn were 4, 15, 24 and 30. There were 10 match-three win­ners, Eamo Wolo­han, Paul McKeoan, Ger Lowe, Carroll Clan, Paddy Turner, Moira Loscher, Pat Kenny, Eamo Wolo­han, K Crean and Carroll Costello. Next week’s jack­pot will be €19,400.


Wed­nes­day, June 8, re­sults Top Score Mai Kenna, First Gent Richie Cullen, Sec­ond Gent Tiny Short and Martin Byrne, Top Lady Mary Mur­phy, Sec­ond Lady Maura McHugh, First Half Kitty Kennedy, Sec­ond Half Ann Wolo­han, Low­est Score Mary Pierce, Long­est Sit­ting Mary Cullen. Raf­fle Tiny Short, Paddy O’Brien, Jimmy Mol­loy, Martin Byrne and Ann Wolo­han, Next Whist Wed­nes­day, June 22.


Set Danc­ing con­tin­ues ev­ery Thurs­day night in Kavanagh’s Lounge from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m. with mu­sic this month by the O’Kane fam­ily. Come along and join us for a night of good fun, great ex­er­cise and a very so­cial night out. New­com­ers al­ways wel­come and great way to meet some lo­cals. Cost for night of danc­ing and en­ter­tain­ment is still only €5.


The Fes­ti­val this year will take place from Thurs­day the 28th to Sun­day, July 31.

A great line up of events is planned. If you have any ideas or would like to help out please come along to the next com­mit­tee meet­ing in Round­wood Par­ish Hall on Monday, June 13, at 8.45 p.m.


Round­wood Home Pro­duc­ers Mar­ket re-opened on Sun­day, March 20. Our open­ing times will be mid­day to 5 p.m. Please come for your home bak­ing, jams, veg­eta­bles, crafts, plants, and much more. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come. We look for­ward to see­ing you there.

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