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BRAY BOWLS

A mixed week on the rink with Di­vi­sion 4 play­ing away to Aer Lin­gus with the no­to­ri­ously dif­fi­cult rink prov­ing too dif­fi­cult for the lads where they went down 6 points to nil.

Both vets teams were in ac­tion on Thurs­day and had con­trast­ing re­sults .Vets 1 were away to Dun Laoghaire and came home with 1 point. Vets 2 were away to Shankill and came away with all 4 points on of­fer to main­tain their grip on sec­ond spot in a very com­pet­i­tive di­vi­sion.

On Satur­day our Di­vi­sion 1 team pro­duced an out­stand­ing dis­play at home to Meath tak­ing all 7 points on of­fer.

Our Di­vi­sion 2 team were away to Shankill and got 3 points. The rink of Michael O’Brien, Brian Dodd , Pat Cronin and John Reynolds de­serve credit for claw­ing back a 13 shot deficit to win their rink by 2.

The car­pet is be­ing stretched this week so all mem­bers are asked to come down on Wed­nes­day/Thurs­day to lend as­sis­tance.

WICK­LOW ROVERS

Well fi­nally we have came to a con­clu­sion on the play­ing field in the ju­nior sec­tion of the club and what a thrilling con­clu­sion it was.

Our Un­der-13Bs were tak­ing on Cool­boy Rangers in the fi­nal of the Di­vi­sion 1 Shield in Vartry Park, home of Round­wood AFC, in mid­week ac­tion to bring the cur­tain down on our ju­nior sec­tion.

Nor­mal time failed to sep­a­rate the two teams with the fi­nal score at the end of or­di­nary time tied at 2-2.

This was an ex­cel­lent game of foot­ball with both sides play­ing their part, two Luke Ho­ran goals en­sured Rovers would keep their shield hopes alive and send the game to ex­tra time.

In ex­tra time both sides had their chances but it wasn’t un­til the dy­ing sec­onds that one of those chances were taken, thank­fully for the lads it was Ben Free who popped up with the de­ci­sive goal in the last minute giv­ing their op­po­nents lit­tle time to re­ply.

The lads ran out 3-2 win­ners in a thrilling en­counter in what was a great ad­vert for foot­ball, an ex­cel­lent sport­ing oc­ca­sion.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Rob, Colm and the team on their suc­cess­ful sea­son cap­tur­ing a fan­tas­tic dou­ble win­ning both the Di­vi­sion 1 Cup and Shield. Well done, lads.

The club are cur­rently invit­ing ap­pli­cants for the fol­low­ing man­age­rial positions within the club for the 2016/17 sea­son: 1. Le­in­ster Se­nior First Team; 2. Le­in­ster Se­nior Sec­ond Team; 3. Un­der 18 Team.

Any­one in­ter­ested in the above po- sitions should contact club sec­re­tary Rob Free for an ap­pli­ca­tion form at 0858153424 or by email at robfreemax@gmail.com Clos­ing dates for the above ap­pli­ca­tions is this Fri­day, July 1.

The dates for our an­nual sum­mer soccer camp are week 1 from Mon­day, July 4, to Fri­day, July 8; week two 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 086-1696911.

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.

The dates have been re­leased for the clubs open train­ing ses­sions and tri­als for all our ju­nior teams for the 2016/17 sea­son, all open train­ing ses­sions and tri­als will take place in the White­gates from 7pm till 8pm.

The dates are as fol­lows: Un­der-8s (Born 2009/10) are on Mon­day, July 11; Un­der-9s (Born 2008) are on Mon­day, July 11; Un­der-10s (Born 2007) are on Tues­day, July 12; Un­der-11s (Born 2006) are on Wed­nes­day, July 13; Un­der-12s (Born 2005) are on Thurs­day, July 14; Un­der-13s (Born 2004) are on Fri­day, July 15; Un­der-14s (Born 2003) are on Fri­day, July 22; Un­der-15s (Born 2002) are on Wed­nes­day, July 20, and Un­der-16s (Born 2001) are on Thurs­day, July 21. If any player is away on hol­i­days while the above ses­sions are tak­ing place please in­form any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

The club are cur­rently sell­ing FAI Na­tional draw tick­ets, we would ask all club mem­bers to make an ef­fort to try and sell some tick­ets.

This could be a great fundraiser for the club if the mem­bers get be­hind it. Any­one in­ter­ested in pur­chas­ing a ticket can contact any com­mit­tee mem­ber or any club mem­ber. Full list of the prizes can be viewed on the club Face­book page. Also any­one in­ter­ested in sell­ing some tick­ets for the club please contact any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

The club’s weekly ju­nior soccer acad­emy con­tin­ues ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing (weather per­mit­ting) un­der the watch­ful eye of se­nior club coaches Johnny Dunne and Rob­bie Dover.

The acad­emy takes places on the all weather pitch on the club grounds at the White­gates and is open to all kids from the age of three years to eight years.

The acad­emy starts at 11am and fin­ishes at 12. There is no need for reg- is­tra­tion so you can come along to any week that suits. Come along and learn the skills of foot­ball while hav­ing fun and en­joy­ment, it’s a great way of meet­ing new friends as you learn the skills as you get pre­pared for the in­tro­duc­tion to par­tic­i­pate in or­gan­ised league foot­ball in the com­ing years.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion for the club notes or the club web­site can contact me at 087 9108706 or e-mail me at jimmy. nolan09@hot­mail.com.

For all news re­gard­ing the club, check out the club web­site at www.wick­lowrovers.com or the club Face­book page.

NEW­TOWN JU­NIORS

After what was a very sat­is­fac­tory end to the sea­son where we won some and lost some the var­i­ous play­ers and teams now get ready to re­ceive their rewards.

Well done to our Un­der-10s team who re­ceived their award from the WDSL on Sun­day in the Grand Ho­tel. Well done to all the play­ers and es­pe­cially their coach Rory Hack­ett for all his hard work.

The Un­der-11s and 12s were meant to re­ceive their medals etc. on Sun­day as well but ow­ing to the fan­tas­tic ex­ploits from the Boys in Green in France this event has been de­ferred un­til Tues­day, June 28, with the fol­low­ing slots for both teams: Un­der-11s at 6.50pm (Shield) and 7.05pm (League); Un­der-12s at 6.30pm (Shield) at 7.05pm (League).

Both teams and coaches must be at the Grand Ho­tel a min­i­mum of 10 min­utes be­fore their slot. Well done ev­ery­one.

While the school­boy/girls teams may be fin­ished for a while the Se­nior ladies are back in train­ing after the exam pe­riod and ready for a crack at the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion where the com­pe­ti­tion will be fierce.

It is a tough task ahead of us but the min­i­mum we would hope for is to con­sol­i­date our po­si­tion in the league and to be as com­pet­i­tive as pos­si­ble.

Open­ing Ladies fix­ture is as fol­lows: New­town Ladies at home to Shel­bourne ‘A’ ko Mon­day, July 4 at 7.15pm.

In our Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion for the EURO2016, as the se­lec­tions of all five play­ers still stand­ing in Round 6 all failed to win those five play­ers are deemed to be the last Play­ers left stand­ing and there­fore share the Prize Money. All five will re­ceive €107 each: Ally and Ryan Taylor, Damian Han­lon, Lisa Cough­lan, Mar­cus O’Toole, Saun­dra Martin.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the win­ners and thank you to ev­ery­one who took part, your sup­port is as al­ways greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

This com­ing Satur­day (July 2) we will hold our Pre­sen­ta­tion Day out on the Com­mu­nity pitch. Times will be fi­nalised shortly and ev­ery­one will be no­ti­fied in due course. We plan to have loads of foot­ball re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages in­clud­ing in con­junc­tion with our spon­sored card event a cou­ple of foot­ball re­lated in­flat­a­bles. Added to that we will also have the an­nual awards made to all teams.

Four play­ers from the club cel­e­brate their birth­days in the com­ing week and they are Pat Carey from the acad­emy squad, Keira Far­relly from the Un­der-10s, Shona Eras­mus, goal­keeper with the girls Un­der-15s and Melanie Clarke from the ladies team.

Happy birth­day to all from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C.

On a sad­der note we ex­tend our deep­est con­do­lences to the fam­ily and friends of Kath­leen Kee­ley who sadly passed away last week and to the Noble fam­ily on their re­cent be­reave­ment. May they rest in peace.

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

BRAY WAN­DER­ERS

Lotto - There was no win­ner of Bray Wan­der­ers lotto on Sun­day, June 26. The num­bers drawn were 2, 16, 29, and 30. The five €30 lucky pick win­ners were, F Slevin c/o F Slevin, C Ka­vanagh c/o C Ka­vanagh, Marie c/o V Walsh, D Brennan c/o On­line, E Crin­ion c/o D Crin­ion. The next lotto draw is on Sun­day, July 3, for a jack­pot of €10,200.

Fix­ture news - Bray Wan­der­ers will host Scot­tish Cham­pi­onship side Falkirk at the Carlisle Grounds on Wed­nes­day, June 29, kick off is at 7.45pm.

INDOOR BOWLS

Kil­dare West Wick­low Indoor Bowling As­so­ci­a­tion (KWWIBA)

Kil­dare Town Bowling Tour­na­ment - This year’s Kil­dare Town bowling tour­na­ment has at­tracted a very large en­try of teams.

This tour­na­ment is one of the most suc­cess­ful events in the bowling tour­na­ment cal­en­dar. This year there has been an in­crease in en­tries of about 25 per cent or there­abouts, with an en­try of 44 teams.

Not alone has there been an in­crease of team en­tries but also a huge in­crease in spec­ta­tor num­bers.

This prob­a­bly is due to the move by the Kil­dare Town bowling club from the old CMWA Hall a few months ago to the more spa­cious and more com­fort­able set­ting in the Ed­u­cate To­gether School, Melitta Road, Kil­dare Town.

While con­vers­ing with peo­ple it is found that due to the spa­cious grounds sur­round­ing the school that park­ing be­ing no longer a prob­lem it is much more at­trac­tive for peo­ple to come and watch the games.

Tiebreaker Won By Mil­lime­tres - This match cer­tainly had the pulses rac­ing from the beginning, as Kill CBC and Brown­stown pro­vided the en­ter­tain­ment on what turned out to be a real thriller.

With both teams in su­perb form through­out the tour­na­ment up to now it was ex­pected to be a hard fought, close and com­pet­i­tive game. We cer­tainly weren’t dis­ap­pointed on that front.

With only 11 ends to play in these rounds there would be no scope for any ma­jor er­rors in the con­test.

Brown­stown were the first to set­tle into the game and after two ends had ac­crued three scores on the board, but on the third end their op­po­nents had re­duced that lead down to one. But again the ad­van­tage lay with Brown­stown as they opened up a gap of five.

But on the next cou­ple of ends the Kill CBC side had closed the gap to two. Once more Brown­stown with a score of one pushed ahead by three.

With only three ends left to play it looked like it would be enough to see Brown­stown through, es­pe­cially when ev­ery time their op­po­nents threat­ened they were able to re­spond. But the Kill CBC side were far from fin­ished as they scored one on each of those last ends to force the match into a tiebreaker.

Even the tiebreaker was a tit for tat, and shot for shot af­fair. This game hinged on the last bowl of both skips to de­cide the win­ner.

A bril­liant last bowl by the Kill CBC skip Johnny Flynn rolled in to give his team a hold­ing score of one, but the Brown­stown skip Mick McMa­hon still had his last bowl to throw.

The ten­sion mount­ing, breaths be­ing held and the si­lence de­scend­ing as Mick sent his last bowl on its way, but it ag­o­niz­ingly fell short just by mil­lime­tres.

So Kill CBC march on while Brown­stown bow out. This was a great, great game and fan­tas­tic bowling by both sides.

Fi­nal score: Kill CBC 9, Brown­stown 8.

Kill CBC: Phyl­lis Burke, Peggy Hayes, Josie Gar­vey and Johnny Flynn.

Brown­stown: Frank Breen, Cathal Malone, Mary Stynes, Mick McMa­hon.

Kil­dare and Caragh pro­vided an­other good game of bowling.

Ex­cept for a brief pe­riod in the early stages of the match the Kil­dare side were al­ways in con­trol, although they were never any more than a few scores ahead for most of the game it meant there was never any room for com­pla­cency. Caragh, no mat­ter how hard they tried, never looked like they would over­take their op­po­nents.

It was in the last quar­ter of the game that Kil­dare re­ally shut out any chance of a come­back by Caragh, and went on to win on a score of 14/8.

Kil­dare: David O’Con­nell, Mick Man­gan, Tommy Martin and Richie Baker.

Caragh: Sadie Ka­vanagh, Phil Ryan, Pat O’Driscoll and John Mur­phy.

The Aughrim Rangers team who lost out to St An­thony’s in the U-12 Group 2 Shield re­cently.

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