Weather conditions are a little unpredictable at the moment and while last weekend more of our teams played, some of them played in absolutely Baltic conditions.
The under-8s hosted Wicklow Rovers on Sunday morning and after an hour’s football neither side could be separated on the scoreboard.
On the mark for the 8s were Ryan, Leighton, Leon, Lily, Aaron, David, Albie and Oisin.
Among the players who starred were John Turley and Lucas Dowdall.
On Saturday our under-9s travelled to Bray to take on Ardmore Rovers and after a fantastic morning’s football we headed home for the hot soup.
Good to meet up with a good friend of the club and former Newtown resident Jonathan Owens who was one of the Ardmore coaches.
His son Ryan who was only a baby the last time we seen him had a fine game on the day.
They played on Sunday morning at home to Wicklow Town and among the scorers for Newtown were Max, Frank, William, Mikey, Liam, Dylan, Aidan, Pat and Luke.
Among the players who starred were Darren Fisher and Conor Thornton.
The under-11s suffered a rare loss as they went down to an 8-2 reverse away to Avonmore in blizzard like conditions. Ryan McMahon scored both Newtown goals while Patrick Martin and Aaron Hackett starred for an understrenght Newtown team.
The under-13s only had the bare bones for their trip to Aughrim due to illness, injuries and a couple of players who have gone awol.
On the day though they lost narrowly on a 3-2 scoreline, the 11 players who played gave it their all and certainly deserved something for their efforts.
The team trailed 2-0 but superb goals from Laragh Davis and Ryan Clarke restored parity but Aughrim won the game with virtually the last kick of the game.
On the day among those who starred were Rebecca Gillan and Shane Synnott.
The under-15s had a good run out down in Greystones where goals from Luke Kelly, Andrew McMahon and Steven Coughlan ensured a 3-1 win. Thanks to the Greystones manager Colm for organising the game. Unfortunately the under-10s game away to Wicklow Rovers was off.
The following are the fixtures for the weekend of February 18 and 19: Under-8s away to Enniskerry ko to be confirmed; Under-9s away to Greystones ‘A’ ko to be confirmed; Under-10s at home to Arklow Town ko Saturday at 10.30am; Under-11s at home to Arklow Town ko Saturday at 11.30am; Under-13s at home to Arklow Town ‘A’ ko Saturday at 11am; Under-15s at home to Arklow Town ‘B’ ko Saturday at 12.30pm.
The Development Squad is back in action and they practise every Saturday morning 10-11am indoors in the Community 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 13.
Dev. Squad on Saturdays 10-11am (February 18); Under-8s on Wednes- days 6-7pm (February 15); Under-9s Thursdays at 6-7pm (February 16); Under-10s on Tuesdays 6-7pm (February 14); Under-11s Wednesdays @ at 7-8pm (February 15); Under-13s on Wednesdays 5-6pm (February 15); Under-15s Thursdays at 7-8pm (February 16).
Three players from the club are celebrating a birthday in the coming week and they are Dylan Dunleavy and Cormac Chance from the under-10s and Alex Byrne from the under-15s. Happy birthday lads from everyone at Newtown Juniors F.C.
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.
We will be starting our next Last Man Standing competition on the weekend of March 4-6.
€10 per player and 50 per cent of the monies taken in go to the last man standing.
Please support as all monies collected go towards 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and you can also follow the club on our Facebook and Twitter pages.