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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.

ANNAMOE CEN­TRE

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.

HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY

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.

COM­MU­NITY COUN­CIL

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.

DAY TRIP

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

‘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.

PAR­ISH HALL

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.

LOTTO RE­SULTS

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.

WHIST RE­SULTS

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

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.

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