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On Fe­bru­ary 16 at the Parkview Ho­tel, Main Street, New­town 2050 will presents a night of dis­cus­sion and ideas re­lat­ing to the fu­ture devel­op­ment of our town. Si­mon Wall, well known as the driver be­hind re­gen­er­at­ing West­port, County Mayo will be our chief speaker.

The evening will in­spire and in­vig­o­rate your en­gage­ment with the plan­ning and aes­thet­ics of your lo­cal com­mu­nity. Doors open at 7 p.m. Check out New­town 2050 on Face­book.


Dar­ren Mooney, Tenor, presents an evening of clas­si­cal and Ir­ish favourites, in St Matthew’s Church New­town­moun­tkennedy, on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 11, and is gen­er­ously do­nat­ing the con­cert pro­ceeds to the Kil­mur­ray Church sta­bil­i­sa­tion fund.

Dar­ren’s first New­town con­cert, in Oc­to­ber 2013, packed out the huge ball­room of the Parkview Ho­tel, and this, his ea­gerly an­tic­i­pated sec­ond home show, prom­ises to be an­other night to re­mem­ber.

The sta­bil­i­sa­tion works at the Kil­mur­ray Church is on­go­ing, with about 50% of the work al­ready done. The New­town Tidy Towns Com­mit­tee wish to thank the Artist, for his gen­eros­ity in step­ping in to sup­port this im­por­tant lo­cal His­tor­i­cal project.

We look for­ward to a great mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence pre­sented by this up and com­ing artist. Con­cert starts at 8 p.m., be early, and en­joy. Tick­ets for this mo­men­tous con­cert are avail­able at New­town Post Of­fice, and Eu­gene’s Food Store, at €20 each.


The GAA club news­let­ter for Jan­uary 2017 is now avail­able; please see news sec­tion of the New­town web­site.

Wicklow GAA is run­ning an on­line Foun­da­tion Foot­ball course which is cer­ti­fied over the next few weeks, reg­is­tra­tion and in­struc­tions can be found on­learn­ If you would like to com­plete or know of any­one who wants even to be in­volved in a mi­nor ca­pac­ity it is a use­ful course to com­plete.

On Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 14, Wicklow GAA are hold­ing an Award one Coach Ed­u­ca­tion course which is the sec­ond award on the coach­ing path­way of Gaelic games. The course is aimed at coaches that have pro­gressed through the Foun­da­tion and have ex­pe­ri­ence as a Coach. The course takes place over a num­ber of ses­sions, de­tails can be found on New­town web­site. To book your place con­tact Paul Gar­ri­g­an­paul.gar­ri­gan. Mo­bile: 083 4366801.

Two codes of be­hav­iour courses have been or­gan­ised by Wicklow GAA on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 13, and Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 20, at 7.30 p.m. in Bal­li­nakill Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence. These courses are lim­ited to 30 peo­ple. Book­ings for this course are made through email­ing County Games Man­ager Hugh Ken­ny­ man­ Please pro­vide your Coaches Name, club and team in which your coach is in­volved with for 2017. Cost for each per­son at­tend­ing is €10 and must be paid on the night to our Code of Ethics Tu­tor.

We are de­lighted to have a large num­ber of kids play­ing for our fast grow­ing ju­ve­nile sides, more kids means more helpers so if you feel you are in a po­si­tion to help in any ca­pac­ity our fu­ture GAA stars then please get in touch as it takes much more than a man­ager to run each team. We are still short of help for some of our teams and may not be able to en­ter teams at all ages due to lack of men­tors, please give Tom a ring at 087 6611480 or Shay at 087 2699620 for more info. Some of our ju­ve­nile teams are back train­ing and we would hope to have all our teams back within the next few weeks.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Luke Power, who was a re­cip­i­ent of a Wicklow Garda youth award at a packed func­tion in the Grand Ho­tel on Satur­day night. The award was recog­ni­tion of the time and ef­fort Luke de­votes to the club as a coach and ref­eree and es­pe­cially for his work with the youngest play­ers in the club. Well done Luke, you have done both your club and com­mu­nity proud.

There is a good stock of club gear now avail­able to buy for any en­quiries re­gard­ing club gear please con­tact Ruth at 087 7472682 or Amy at 086 3332195. There was no win­ner of the lotto but one per­son did win €200 by match­ing three num­bers out of four five 16 25. This week’s jack­pot is €3,600 If you have any club re­lated notes for in­clu­sion in the weekly notes, please for­ward topronew­town@gmail.combe­fore Sun­day 6 p.m. for is­sue the fol­low­ing week.


Well the ‘rains’ came and they came with a vengeance and wiped out most of the fix­ture list. In fact the only team that got some ac­tion were the un­der-nine’s as they trav­elled to Grey­stones for a se­ries of games. Af­ter some very good foot­ball among the scor­ers were Cathal O’Toole, Frank Lang and Liam Kin­lan. Mikey and Pat were the best of our keep­ers on the day while among those who starred were Kacey Kelly and Se­bas­tian An­ton. Among the games post­poned were the un­der-13s Shield fi­nal, which was post­poned ear­lier in the week. The new date for the shield fi­nals is Sat.25th/Sun. March 26 (fur­ther de­tails we will con­firm as we get them)

The fol­low­ing are the fix­tures for the week­end of Satur­day/Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 11/12: un­der-8s at Home to Wicklow Rovers ko Sun­day at 10.30 a.m.; un­der-9s away to Ard­more Rovers ko Satur­day at 11.30 a.m.; un­der-9s at home to Wicklow Town ko Sun­day at 11.30 a.m.; un­der-10s away to Wicklow Rovers ko Sun­day at 10 a.m.; un­der-11s away to Avon­more FC ko to be con­firmed; un­der-13s away to Aughrim Rangers ko to be con­firmed; un­der-15s fix­ture to be con­firmed (fix­tures and ko times are sub­ject to change)

The Devel­op­ment Squad is back in ac­tion and they prac­tise ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing 10.11 a.m. in­doors in the Com- mu­nity Cen­tre (Sports Hall). Cost per player each week is €3. Re­gards the In­door Hall all play­ers must wear in­door/astro run­ners and also must ad­here to all rules gov­ern­ing goal­post safety etc.

The teams have con­firmed their train­ing times for the week be­gin­ning Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 6: Dev. Squad on Satur­days 10.11 a.m. (Feb 11); un­der-8s on Wed­nes­days 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Feb 8); un­der-9’s Thurs­days 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Feb 9); un­der-10s on Tues­days 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Feb 7); un­der-11s Wed­nes­days 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Feb 8); un­der-13s on Wed­nes­days 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Feb 8); un­der-15s Thurs­days 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Feb 9)

We have a num­ber of play­ers cel­e­brat­ing their birth­days in the com­ing week and they are Nathan Dono­hoe (Dev. Squad), Aaron Nolan (U-8), Conor Thorn­ton (un­der-nine), Cil­lian Cof­fey (un­der-10), Dar­ragh Hef­fer­nan (un­der-13) and Josh Kennedy (un­der-15). Happy birth­day to all from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors FC All mem­bers are re­minded that the re­main­der of Mem­ber­ship Fees for the sea­son 2016/17 are now due. Please or­gan­ise any out­stand­ing pay­ment with your child’s re­spec­tive coach or any com­mit­tee mem­ber. Thank you.

Our Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion went into an un­prece­dented Week 10 and it was a night of high drama last Tues­day evening. With Bournemouth, Mid­dles­brough and Southamp­ton all fail­ing to win our win­ner was ‘Lar and the mon­keys’ af­ter their se­lec­tion Swansea won 2-1. The group con­sist­ing of our Dev. Squad/un­der-nine’s coach Lau­ren Nolan and her niece Kacey Kelly and two neph­ews Char­lie and Jack take our €470 prize and they have said the money won’t change them or some­thing to that ef­fect. Well done guys and con­grat­u­la­tions and thank you to ev­ery­one for their con­tin­u­ous sup­port. We will be start­ing our next Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion on the week­end of March 4 to 6. €10 per player and 50% of the money taken in go to the last man stand­ing. Please sup­port as all money col­lected go to the youth of the area.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on all mat­ters ‘New­town Ju­niors F.C.’ please con­tact the sec­re­tary at 087 6987653 or by email to and you can also fol­low the club on our Face­book and Twit­ter pages.

Roundwood and Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Coun­cil with the sup­port of Kil­dare Wicklow Ed­u­ca­tion Train­ing Board are run­ning an eight-week art class in Roundwood Parish Hall start­ing in early Fe­bru­ary. There are a lim­ited num­ber of places avail­able. Places must be booked in ad­vance. If you are in­ter­ested please call 0404 64050 or 086 0499149. If nec­es­sary leave a message re­fer­ring to the art class in Roundwood.


A pil­grim­age to Knock will take place on Sun­day, April 23, leav­ing Laragh at 7.30 a.m. and Roundwood at 8 a.m.. sharp. Break­fast, din­ner and bus is €60 per per­son. All money to be paid in full be­fore April 1. Names to Su­san at 087 6273032 any time a.s.a.p. Mike Den­ver in con­cert in the River­side Park Ho­tel in En­nis­cor­thy on March 23. Tick­ets are €30 from the ho­tel or tick­et­mas­ter. Bus only €25. Please call Su­san at 087 6273032 for more in­for­ma­tion.


Tues­day morn­ing Bad­minton con­tin­ues in the Sports Com­plex, Roundwood at 9.30 a.m. for ap­prox one hour. Why not drop the chil­dren up to school and come join us? No need to pur­chase a racket as there are a few avail­able for our use


Fun Bingo will take place on in the An­namoe Cen­tre on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 12, from 3 p.m. Fam­ily mem­bers and friends are more than wel­come to at­tend. €5 per book and great raf­fle prizes.


A re­minder that the Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Lunch club will take place on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 17, in the Roundwood Inn at 1.30 p.m.


A meet­ing of the res­i­dents, landown­ers and any­one in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved in the 2017 Pure Mile in the Bal­ty­nan­ima area will take place on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 2, at 7.30 p.m. in Roundwood Parish Cen­tre. Ev­ery­one most wel­come


A trip has been or­gan­ised to Rome, As­sisi and Peru­gia leav­ing on April 13 for seven days. Cost per per­son is €649 per per­son shar­ing for half board. Money in full as soon as pos­si­ble. All other de­tails from Su­san at 087 6273032.


The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Fri­day 10 th Fe­bru­ary from 9.30 p.m. till 12. Teas served, re­fresh­ments also avail­able, door prizes. Come along and en­joy a night of waltz­ing, jive, etc.


There was no jack­pot win­ner in last week’s lotto draw. The num­bers drawn were 7, 19, 28 and 30. There were four match-three win­ners, Bill and Holly, Bri­die Turner, Cather­ine Wheat­ley and Ann Byrne. Next week’s jack­pot will be €10,900.


Want to get fit/fit­ter for 2017? Come take part in Jog­ging/run­ning at the GAA pitch ev­ery Tues­day at 6.30 p.m., at the Coach House ev­ery Thurs­day at 7 p.m. (run­ning un­der lights in the vil­lage) and at 10 a.m. on Sun­days at the Vartry Dam. Begin­ners and ex­pe­ri­enced run­ners all wel­come. Set a goal of 10K for Easter or 5K for St Patrick’s Day, you de­cide. We’ll help you reach your goal so layer up in warm comfy gear and come along.


Rory Egan and Gaye McGet­ti­gan con­tin­ued their win­ning form by tak­ing first place once again for North/South, sec­ond place went to Ger­tie Fee and Monica Brady, third Ger Leni­han and Paddy O’Brien and fourth Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd. Pamela and Mar­garet Byrne took first place for East/West from sec­ond place Maura Gaskin and Mary Pierce, third Mar­ian Davis and Teresa Leahy and fourth Pau­ric Glee­son and Séa­mus Kennedy.


Play­ing their cards right to take first place for North/South on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 3, were Judy Skates and Rowena Brady, sec­ond place went to June Digby and Monica Brady, third Kitty Hes­lin and Tri­ona Woodroofe and fourth El­iz­a­beth Bel­ton and Philom­ena Kenna. East/West vic­tors once again were Mar­garet Bol­ger and Noeleen Red­mond, sec­ond Maura Gaskin and Bri­die Nolan, third place went to Ger Leni­han and Paddy OBrien and fourth Cather­ine McGil­ly­cuddy and Ger­tie Fee.


in Roundwood on Wed­nes­day nights start­ing at 8 p.m. for an hour. It’s learn­ing to ceili dance in a fun and friendly man­ner (solo and group dances). Just come along on the night


The re­sults of the whist are as fol­lows: Top Score: Marie Magee; Top Gent: Jimmy Mol­loy; Sec­ond Gent: Mar­garet Kennedy; Top Lady: Monica Brady; Sec­ond Lady: May Kenna and Maura McHugh (shared); First Half: Ann Gaffney; Sec­ond Half: Tom McHugh; Low­est Score: Pat Fisher and Long­est Sit­ting: Richie Cullen. Raf­fle prizes were won by: Tiney Shortt, Kitty Kennedy, Mary Cullen, May Kenna and Mol­lie Byrne. Next whist will be on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 15, in the Parish Cen­tre.


The next Roundwood Dance will be on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 17, with mu­sic by Tony Davitt at the new time of 8.30 11.30 p.m.


Why not take two hours out of your week just for you and join us on a Mon­day evening at 7.30 in the Parish Hall, Roundwood. Here you will be part of a group who know that look­ing af­ter their well be­ing is so im­por­tant. You will learn how to med­i­tate and be still. To con­nect to your An­gels and be sup­ported by the won­der­ful peo­ple who have at­tended this group in Roundwood for 13 years. So if you would like more in­for­ma­tion you can con­tact me Mary Stacey at 087 9819420 or just come along on the night


Rebecca De­lamere will be teach­ing group maths lessons on a weekly ba­sis in the Parish Hall in Roundwood for se­condary school stu­dents. To re­serve a space of for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Rebecca at 086 0650129 or re­bec­ca­de­lamere­math­s­lessons@out­


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