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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.


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 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


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 kel­log­gscul­

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

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