The Co. Wicklow Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland are holding an Information Meeting on Monday, June 27, at 8 p.m. in Arus Lorcain, Arklow.
Speakers include Social Worker Patrick Sheehan on legal aspects and entitlements, Dementia-trained nurse Jackie O’Toole will give tips to enhance our memory and Donal Murphy will speak about the Alzheimer Society.
Following a cup of tea the speakers will answer questions from the floor. Contact Shelly 087 2378389 for any information regarding the meeting.
SPONSORED WALK: Children from ALL CLASSES walked last week to raise money for School IT Resources. Thanks to the Local Community who always support the school in this good cause.
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, Men’s Shed, Fishers, Anne Gregory Design, Peter McCormick, Miss Siti, Jacinta Kelly, 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.
It is mid-summer now and lot’s of activity in the allotment area see’s all sorts of veggies nearing their final furlong you might say, we have such a wide variety of cabbages, potatoes, carrots, onions, some corn on the cob, beans, peas, beetroot, all sharing allotment space with that excellent summer giant plant the sunflower, so all in all a good year for anyone who acquired an allotment alongside the shed.
Last week we decorated a historical piece [a turn of the century fire apparatus] photos of which can be viewed on our popular Facebook page, we then displayed it at the popular ‘Village Feast’ where it attracted lots of interest, we thank Mr Jeff Doyle for presenting it to the shed. A number of projects are being worked on at present, restoring kitchen chairs, also garden furniture, we are also preparing some buddy benches for distribution to schools within the community, these should be ready in time for back to school month.
The shed was saddened to hear of the death of senior citizen Mrs Kathleen Keeley of Kilmacullagh and send sympathies to her family at this time. We send thanks to the people who support our shed in any way, we are very appreciative of you all, we send a get well to any people sick with a prayer that happiness and strength be with you always, if you are ever passing, please drop in for an ol’ chat and cuppa where the welcome is always good.
NEWTOWN JU NIORS FC
It was the under-11s who brought the curtain down on another relatively successful; season when they were in Shield action the past week. Tuesday night’s play for a place in the Final failed to take place after a mix up over arrangements at the venue in Rathnew.
The game with Wicklow Rovers went ahead two days later on Thursday when the teams did duel in Kilcoole. Rovers took an early lead but Newtown hit back and led 3-1 at half time thanks to goals from Mason Melia (2) and Ryan McMahon. Newtown sat back somewhat in the second half and allowed Rovers a lot of the ball. Eventually the pressure told and Rovers scored twice, the equaliser with virtually the last kick of the game. The Newtown team refocused in the second half and Melia scored a goal in each period of extra time to send Newtown the final on a 5-3 scoreline.
It was then onto Saturday and Roundwood where the team took on St Anthony’s in the final. Antos raced into an early 2-nil lead and despite creating a couple of good chances it was just before half time when they score when Ryan McMahon set up Mason Melia to score from close range. The one thing the Newtown team didn’t want to happen in the second half was to concede an early goal but this is what happened after to much messing about in the back line. The game was now end to end but unfortunately for us when we attacked the ball wouldn’t go in the goal but Antos scored two more goals from their attacks. We did score a late consolation when Shane Synnott scored to leave the final score at 5-2. On the day the better team won but hard luck to our team that included Ryan Clarke, Shane Synnott, Marcel Kocajda, Martin Kelly, Darragh Heffernan, Jack Coughlan, Bogdan Rusu, Mason Melia, Ryan McMahon, Grace Murphy and Oran Lane. Also well to the management team of Liam and Mick and many thanks to all the supporters. The team headed off to Dublin afterwards for some Bubble Football and Food etc and all the team had a great time. Well done everyone.
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 started out in the competition and entering Round four we had 46 players still standing. 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 to email@example.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 a Fundraiser which will take place at 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. The sponsor card enables the holders to get various sport gear depending on how much each player accumulates. We hope to have lots of fun activities at the Presentation Day and if there is anybody who would like to volunteer their help on the day it would be very much appreciated. (More details of sponsored Card event on our Facebook and Twitter pages
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.
We have six players from the club celebrating their birthdays around this time and they are Ben Synnott and Lucas Dowdall from the Development Squad, Eoghan Fox (under-10), Leon Hughes (under-12), Sarah Evans (under-15 Girls) and Medb O’Keane (Ladies). Happy birthday to all 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
GAA CLU B NOTES
The seniors fielded an under strength team last Friday due to illness and absence. The lads put in great efforts but unfortunately lost out to Kiltegan on a very close margin of three points. Championship season is almost upon us when the seniors will take on Avondale in the first round, dates to be fixed
Our junior magpies 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 from July 18 to July 22. The website is now open for registration kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/
The under-eight to under-10s are training every Tuesday and Friday at 6.30 p.m. Their next blitz is on this Friday, 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, we travelled to ballinakill last Saturday with our hurling crew to take part in our first all-county hurling blitz and it proved to be a major success, with our team performing way beyond expectations. Thanks to all who made the trip and especially the hard working coaches. 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 played Fergal Og last Monday in the league and are training every other Monday at 6.30. The under-16 league is due to restart after a break for the exams and our lads are due to play Bray Emmets.
The under-10 girls were invited to take part in a Leinster blitz last Sunday in bray, we performed quite well against some strong opposition thanks to all the mentors, parents and the bray Emmet’s club for hosting a wellrun blitz. The u8and under-10 girl’s 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 12 in the pitch.
The under-12 girls who are going well and have only been beaten once are playing Blessington away this Friday. The under-14 girl’s next match is away to Valleymount but no date is confirmed yet. The under-16 girls are taking a break due to the exams and will be back in action on July 5,
Well done to Alesha McMahon, Laragh Davis, Rebecca Gillan, Alyssia Larkin, Cody Hempenstall and Una Power who all wore the county colours for the first time last Saturday when they travelled to Carlow to take part in a Leinster under-12 girls county blitz. Big congratulations to Joe McDonald who was part of the Wicklow under-17 hurling squad who won the Celtic challenge cup last Saturday and picked up an all-Ireland medal for his troubles.
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.
Lotto rolls over again this week to €2,800 numbers drawn were 4, 6, 24 and 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