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This week saw the last round of games be­fore a break for the Au­gust Bank Hol­i­day week­end.

On Mon­day last, our Di­vi­sion 4 team made the trip to Terenure to face the league lead­ers CYM.

The lads took home one point to main­tain a top three place.

On Wed­nes­day, our Di­vi­sion 6 team were at home to CYM and got one point. They re­main in sec­ond place.

Also on Wed­nes­day, our ladies team made the long jour­ney by mini bus to play Sk­er­ries.

In spite of be­ing a player short they gave a mag­nif­i­cent dis­play and took home 5.5 points.

The jour­ney home was a lot shorter after that win. Thurs­day saw Vets 1 make a raid on West­manstown the league lead­ers and re­turn home with three points.

On Satur­day, our Di­vi­sion 1 team were at home to the cham­pi­ons elect St. James Gate and Bray got two points.

The Gate will have to wait an­other week be­fore pop­ping the cham­pagne.

Noel O’Brien took to his role of skip­per like a duck to wa­ter and he was ably as­sisted by Tommy Mur­phy.

In Crum­lin, our Di­vi­sion 2 team got one point to help in their fight against the dreaded drop.

Our Satur­day ladies team trav­eled to West­manstown and brought home the two points on of­fer. A very good week for the ladies on the road. Fix­tures re­sume on Tues­day, Au­gust 8.

In the mean­time our in­ter­nal club cham­pi­onships are mov­ing along nicely with all com­pe­ti­tions now at the semi fi­nal stage. Well done to the or­gan­is­ers for keep­ing ev­ery­thing mov­ing along with their coax­ing and ca­jol­ing!


Our se­nior ladies recorded a good 4-0 away win over Mourne Celtic to keep them­selves in the ti­tle hunt.

Mourne have al­ways been a tough side for the girls but ev­ery­thing clicked for them on the night as they ran out easy win­ners.

Rachel Bol­ger, Saoirse O’Reilly’s first of the sea­son, Natasha Fitzger­ald and top scorer Ni­amh O’Brien all reg­is­tered a goal a piece in what was a good all round team per­for­mance.

The girls made their exit from the DWSL Ju­nior cup when they went down 3-0 away to Bal­brig­gan, the girls never re­ally got go­ing in this game but they had the chances in the sec­ond half to make it a much closer af­fair.

Due to pop­u­lar de­mand and on re­quest from par­ents the club have de­cided to run an­other camp from Mon­day, Au­gust 21, to Fri­day, Au­gust 25, it will take place at White­gates and will run from 10am to 2pm daily.

A ball and medal will be pre­sented to each par­tic­i­pant and the cost of the camp is €50. For reg­is­tra­tion forms or fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Johnny Dunne 087-7802098, Rob­bie Dover 087-1768264 or any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

Reg­is­tra­tion forms can also be down­loaded from club web­site at www.wick­

Our se­nior men’s sec­tion have re­sumed train­ing, the se­niors will train every Mon­day and Wednes- day nights in the Rocky Road, all play­ers are re­quested to be there at 7.20pm with train­ing start­ing at 7.30pm.

Dur­ing pre-sea­son there will be train­ing on a few Sun­day morn­ings. Friendly matches against Gorey Rangers, Cabin­teely and Sham­rock Rovers (Wex­ford) have been ar­ranged over the next few weeks. All present, past and new play­ers wel­comed to at­tend.

An ex­tra open train­ing ses­sion for un­der-10s (Born 2008) has been sched­uled for Thurs­day, Au­gust 3, at White­gates, reg­is­tra­tion will take place from 6.30pm to 7pm with the ses­sion tak­ing place from 7pm to 8pm. Any player away on hol­i­days should in­form the man­agers or any com­mit­tee mem­ber if they are not avail­able to at­tend.

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

The academy takes places on the all weather pitch on the club grounds at 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 reg­is­tra­tion 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.

Wick­low Rovers AFC pro­mote soc­cer for school­boys/girls, youths and se­niors men and ladies in the com­mu­nity, our club is grow­ing all the time and any as­sis­tance with the help of run­ning the club would be very much ap­pre­ci­ated.

At present we have a very hard work­ing com­mit­tee but we are al­ways on the look out for peo­ple in­ter­ested in help­ing out.

The club are al­ways on the look out for peo­ple who are in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved in soc­cer, whether its coach­ing and man­ag­ing or on the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee or a sub com­mit­tee, maybe you would just like to help as an as­sis­tant man­ager, help with fundrais­ing or help just around the grounds or in any­way at all, don’t hes­i­tate, get in­volved, any­one in­ter­ested in help­ing out the club in any­way can con­tact any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

So if your in­ter­ested in do­ing some work around the club please con­tact any of the fol­low­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers: John Frazer, Paul De­laney, Johnny Dunne, Franny Copeland, Jimmy Nolan, Ja­son Har­ris, Mandy O’Neill, con­tact num­bers can be found on the club web­site or al­ter­na­tively you can pri­vate mes­sage our club Face­book page.

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

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


At the re­cent AGM of the WDSL it was de­cided cour­tesy of a vote to move the WDSL sea­son to a cal­en­dar sea­son. This means a year ahead of a di­rec­tive from the FAI that the WDSL will have a ‘short sea­son’ fol­lowed by a ‘long sea­son’.

The ‘short sea­son’ will start be­gin­ning of Septem­ber 2017 and fin­ish at the end of Novem­ber 2017.

The new sea­son, or long sea­son, will com­mence end of Fe­bru­ary/be­gin­ning of March 2018 and will fin­ish in Novem­ber 2018.

There will be breaks dur­ing the course of the sea­son to fa­cil­i­tate state ex­ams etc. We will post fur­ther de­tails as we get them.

Also, in an­other ini­tia­tive and also due to the amount of girls play­ing through­out the WDSL, the league are look­ing at set­ting up a girl’s league at un­der-12 and un­der-14 and if this ven­ture proves suc­cess­ful the league will look to ex­tend it to all age groups.

The proposal is to run the girls’ foot­ball every two weeks and all play­ers can dou­ble up on their mixed team within their club. Again as we get more in­for­ma­tion we will post it here.

The WDSL in con­junc­tion with all the clubs in the league are run­ning a fundraiser, The Kube, on Satur­day, Novem­ber 18, in the Parkview Ho­tel in New­town.

It is hoped every club will en­ter at least one par­tic­i­pant to take on the Kube.

The en­try fee is €300 per par­tic­i­pant which each club must pay them­selves or get spon­sored.

Spon­sored cards are avail­able at present through any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

As yet the club haven’t de­cided who will take on The Kube on be­half of the club but we have a cou­ple of in­ter­ested par­ties.

Any­thing over €300 raised on the spon­sor cards goes to the club and our par­tic­i­pant stands to win up to €1,500 for the club de­pend­ing on how she or he does. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion in the com­ing weeks.

As men­tioned in the past cou­ple of weeks some of our teams will be start­ing back pre-sea­son train­ing in the weeks ahead. The fol­low­ing are the teams who have con­firmed dates as we go for­ward.

De­vel­op­ment Squad (play­ers born in 2011-2013) to be con­firmed.

Un­der-8s (play­ers born in 2010) to be con­firmed; Un­der-9s (play­ers born in 2009) to be con­firmed; Un­der-10s (play­ers born in 2008) to be con­firmed; Un­der-11s (play­ers born in 2007) to be con­firmed; Un­der-12s (play­ers born in 2006) train­ing Satur­day, Au­gust 5 at 11am; Un­der-14s (play­ers born in 2004/2005) train­ing Satur­day, Au­gust 5 at 11.30am; Un­der-16s (play­ers born in 2002/2003) train­ing Satur­day, Au­gust 12 at 10.30am.

Re­gards train­ing for all teams please make sure to com­mu­ni­cate with your child’s re­spec­tive coach/s as to avail­abil­ity/un­avail­abil­ity of your child for train­ing (it does help a lot).

We are look­ing for new play­ers for all age groups so if you have a girl or boy in­ter­ested in play­ing please con­tact Hughie at 087 6987653 or by email to and he will put you in touch with the re­spec­tive coaches of the teams. Some teams may have midweek train­ing over the course of the com­ing months but as yet dates have to be con­firmed.

As usual every year we are look­ing for in­di­vid­u­als to come for­ward to take up po­si­tions in the club and this com­ing year will be no dif­fer­ent.

We will be look­ing for peo­ple to take up roles on the com­mit­tee or to coach or as­sist with teams.

It in­volves one or two hours per week at the max­i­mum and would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated and would cer­tainly ease the work­load on those that are cur­rently in­volved.

If you would be avail­able for a role in the club or can help us in the run­ning of the club please con­tact any of our com­mit­tee mem­bers or coaches.

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.


Lotto draw - There was no jack­pot win­ner on July 30. Num­bers drawn were 6, 13, 23, and 25. €30 lucky dip win­ners were Joe Mor­ris c/o D. Crin­ion, Joe Keat­ing c/o J. Keat­ing, John Ka­vanagh c/o C. Ka­vanagh, Rose Red­mond c/o D.Crin­ion, Mar­ian Caulfield c/o M. Caulfield.

Next week’s jack­pot is €10,400. Lotto tick­ets can be pur­chased in the club shop at home games or you can play the Bray Wan­der­ers Lotto on line at our web­site www. bray­wan­der­ Lotto tick­ets are just €2.00 each.

Fix­tures - Bray Wan­der­ers are away to Be­hemi­ans on Fri­day, Au­gust 4, in the Premier di­vi­sion. Kick off at Da­ly­mount Park is 7.45pm. Bray Wan­der­ers FAI Cup first round game against Cork City will take place on Satur­day, Au­gust 12, at the Carlisle Grounds. Kick off is at 7.00pm. Ex­tra time and penal­ties will de­cide the tie if drawn.

Match Tick­ets - Sup­port­ers can now pur­chase Bray Wan­der­ers match tick­ets in ad­vance on­line at http://bray­wan­der­­ets-info/.

Sim­ply print off your match ticket at home and avoid queues on match night. Tick­ets can also be pur­chased on­line by us­ing any mo­bile/tablet de­vices and can be pre­sented di­rectly at the turn­stiles on your mo­bile/tablet de­vice with no print­ing of tick­ets re­quired.

Ticket prices for the 2017 sea­son are Adults €15, Stu­dents / OAPS €10, Chil­dren u12 €5. Stu­dents should note that proof of stu­dent ID will be re­quested upon en­try at the stiles.

Un­der­age teams - Bray Wan­der­ers un­der-19s were de­feated 2-0 away to Lim­er­ick FC last Satur­day at UL Limi­er­ick.

The Bray Wan­der­ers/St. Joseph’s Boys un­der 17 Academy team de­feated Cobh Ram­blers 4-0 last Sun­day at the Academy Grounds in Car­rick­mines. Goals scor­ers were Cian Ma­her, Damiel Madaghjian, Jake El­lis and Dar­ragh Kelly.

The un­der-17s and un­der-19s have no games next week-end.

Player of the Year - Bran­don Feely ac­cepts Player of the Year award from man­ager Lau­rence Ma­hony at the En­niskerry Youth Club awards at the Pow­er­scourt Arms. Photo: Bar­bara Flynn

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