STUDENT OF THE YEAR: Congratulations to All Students on great work and achievements in this School Year. Well done to: Ethan Mackey, Nathan Osunbor, Adam White, Mark Spellman, Scott Elliott Doyle, Mikey Synnott Daly, Yasmin Phibbs O’Connor, Anna Doyle, Nicole King, Hollie Breen Jackson, Rachel Bayle and Elisha Elliott on their Student of the Year Awards. New Trophies were presented this year in memory of the late Dion Doyle, past pupil and recipient of a Student of the Year, with thanks to the Doyle, Connors and Healy Families.
SUMMER HOLIDAYS: School will close at 12.30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, and will re-open on Wednesday, August 31, at 9 a.m. for all classes. An End of Year Prayer Service will be held in St Joseph’s Church at 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, June 30. All parents, grandparents, relations and friends are invited to attend
GAA CLUB NEWS
The first round of the senior championship is set for Sunday, July 17, at 7 p.m. in Aughrim. The lads will take on Avondale in the first round.
Our junior magpie’s nursery will continue every Saturday at 10 a.m. on 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 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. We travelled over to play Ashford and St Pat’s last Friday in a blitz which was well organised by the Ashford club. The next blitz is on Friday, July 8, at home, the under-eights have been selected to play in Croke Park on Monday, July 18, and our opposition on the day will be Newtown blues from Louth.
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 and let the lads know.
The under-12s beat Fergal Og last Monday in the league and are training every Monday at 6.30. The under-16 league resumed and we have played two games In the last week, the first was a defeat away to Bray and the second a home victory over Blessington.
The under-eight and 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, they are going to Roundwood tomorrow (Thursday) for a match against An Tochar which starts at 6.30 and their next blitz is fixed for Saturday but no venue is decided yet.
The under-12 girls played their final league game last Friday but were well beaten by a strong Blessington side, they are continuing to train on Wednesdays at seven and Saturdays at 12 in preparation for the championship.
Congratulations to Una Power from the under-12 girls team who has been selected to represent Wicklow at half time in the ladies Leinster finals day on Sunday, July 10, in Portlaiose. The under-14 girls next match is away to Valleymount but no date is confirmed yet. The under-16 girls are back in action next Tuesday with a home match against Roundwood.
The deadline for membership has passed and we are now operating a strictly no pay no play policy with no exceptions. Deepest sympathies to the extended family and friends of the late Kathleen Keeley, may she rest in peace.
The lotto rolled over this week to an even €3000, numbers drawn were 13 15 16 25, there were however two match-three winners who took home €100 each
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.
NEWTOWN JUNIORS FC
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 12’s 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 till Tuesday, June 28, with the following slots for both teams: under-11s – 6.50 p.m. (Shield) and 7.05 p.m. (League); under-12s – 6.30 p.m. (Shield) and 7.05 p.m. (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 7.15 p.m. (fixture and ko time is subject to change)
In our Last Man Standing competition for the EURO2016, as the selections of all five players still standing in Round six 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 i.e. 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 FC
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.
The Midsummer Barn Dance and Barbecue will take place on Saturday, July 23, from 8 p.m. till late. 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.
TUG OF WAR
This Sunday (July 3) all roads lead to Roundwood where our local Ballinastoe Tug of War teams hosts the National Tug of War Championship at An Tochar GAA grounds at 1 p.m. Teams will travel from the four corners of the country to compete in this Championship. A great day was had by both competitors and spectators last year and this year promises to be equally as good. So please do come along and cheer on both our Men’s and Women’s teams as they flex their mussels and hopefully win a medal or two.
Bowls every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. We welcome new members any time. Tennis every Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The unveiling of Barton Childers memorial is on July 16 at 2 p.m. If you would like support this event you can get in touch with Carmel Hawkins or Breda Roche. We are partly funded by the Wicklow County Council. and Ireland 2016 and you are all welcome to come along on the day.
The annual general meeting of the Roundwood and District Historical and Folklore Society will be held on Monday, July 4, in the Parish Hall, Roundwood at 8 p.m. Agenda for the AGM: Minutes of last AGM, Chairman’s report, Secretary’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, Election of Officers (Anyone interested in election to the Committee is asked to advise the Hon. Secretary) Any other business.
Members are invited to bring along memorabilia they have relating to the 1916 Rising, photographs, articles etc. and after the AGM we can share our history and records of this historic period. The society welcomes new members and looks forward to seeing you on July 4.
The next meeting of the Roundwood and District Community Council will take place on Monday, July 11, at 8 p.m. in Roundwood Parish Hall and Centre. All welcome
MUSIC IN CALARY
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.
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 6273032 any time,
OUR LADY ISLAND
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 6273032.
MOTHS FOR BEGINNERS
The Wicklow Mountains National Park staff have been surveying moths on a weekly basis for the past three years. Moths are trapped alive overnight and are released unharmed the following morning. Why not join us while we unpack the trap? You may be surprised at the variety of moths.
Come along to the Education Centre (Bolger’s Cottage), by the Upper Lake, Glendalough at 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 10. This event is free and suitable for adults and older children only. No dogs. Please be aware that the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow County Council) has a €4 charge. Booking is essential. To book, please phone 0404 45425.
‘Nature Explorers’ takes place every Wednesday in the Wicklow Mountains National Park 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children learn how to identify and appreciate the natural world and is aimed at children aged five to 11 years. This is an outdoor programme, and most activities will take place off track. Please dress accordingly.
There is a different theme each week as outlined below. Booking is essential. Sessions can fill up extremely quickly. In order to make it fair for all, bookings will be taken from 9 a.m. One week prior to each Nature Explorers day.
The first two will be on Wednesday, July 6, on Flowers and bookings must be made before June 29 and Wednesday, July 13, will be on Moths and Butteflies and booking should be made before Wednesday, July 6. Watch the notes for the further dates which include Squirrels, trees, bugs, badgers and birds up to August 24 To book, please phone 0404 45656 (Mon to Fri).
The large National Park sign in the corner of the Upper Lake car park, Glendalough is the meeting point every week. Adults and children are welcome. Please note that an adult must stay with their children, and be prepared to help. No dogs please.
This event is free of charge, but please be aware that the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow County Council) has a €4 charge.
For further information on the 2016 events programme please see wicklowmountainsnationalpark.ie/documents/Events2016. pdf
BLESSING OF THE GRAVES
The Blessings of the Graves in Roundwood Cemetery will take place on Sunday, July 24, at 12.30 p.m.
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 1, 4, 19 and 22. There were 12 match-three winners Collette Connolly, Seamus Cullen, Gerald Keogh, C and P Grant, Liam Reck, D Newsome, A Ferguson, Justine, Mary Flanagan, Toney Maher, N Tuckett and J and N O’Dea, Next week’s jackpot will be €19,400.
The results of the whist are as follows: Top Score: Mary Cullen; Top Gent: Lucy Molloy and Tiney Shortt (shared) Top Lady: May Kenna; Second Lady: Maura McHugh; First Half: Martin Byrne; Second Half: Monica Brady; Lowest Score: Richie Cullen and Longest Sitting: Ann Wolohan. Raffle prizes were won by Ann Wolohan, Molly Byrne and Jimmy Molloy. The next whist will be tonight Wednesday, July 6, in the Parish Centre.
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.
Aaron Griffiths who was cheering on Ireland watching the Euro 2016 game against France at the Ardmore, Main Street, Bray.