Bray People - - COMMUNITY NEWS -


All are wel­come to en­joy Her­itage Week, es­pe­cially new vil­lagers and those who know the vil­lage his­tory. There will be a walk and talk from the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre to Kil­mur­ray church. A talk with Therese Hicks in the com­mu­nity cen­tre at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Satur­day, Au­gust 26. Fo­cus­ing on the his­tory of Kil­mur­ray church. This will be fol­lowed by a walk and talk from the com­mu­nity cen­tre via Mon­aline to Kil­mur­ray church fa­cil­i­tated by Therese Hicks and Huw O’Toole.

We will be ask­ing mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to con­trib­ute his­tory of pump house, Mon­aline etc. Older mem­bers of the com­mu­nity are es­pe­cially wel­come as we will be look­ing to com­pile a field and place names map dur­ing the walk. Bring a packed lunch for fi­nal chat and pic­nic (weather per­mit­ting) at Kil­mur­ray church.

We will be il­lus­trat­ing phase two of sta­bil­i­sa­tion works by New­town­moun­tkennedy and District Tidy Towns sup­ported by WCC through the Built Her­itage In­vest­ment Scheme. Pro­posed Phase three will be dis­cussed at the pic­nic.

If any­one had sketches or in­for­ma­tion/pic­tures of the church over the years es­pe­cially pic­tures of the now miss­ing sacristy roof it would be ap­pre­ci­ated if you brought them to be copied on the day. Con­tact NDTT on­new­town-tidy­­mor Huw O’toole 087 8041636.


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 the end of Novem­ber 2017. The new sea­son or long sea­son will com­mence end of Feb/beg. 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 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 11 a.m.; un­der-14s (play­ers born in 2004/2005) train­ing Satur­day, Au­gust 5, at 11.30 a.m.; un­der-16s (play­ers born in 2002/2003) train­ing Satur­day, Au­gust 12, at 10.30 a.m.

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 email­mand 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 in the club. 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 FC’ please con­tact the sec­re­tary at 087 6987653 or by email to­ and you can also fol­low the club on our Face­book and Twit­ter pages.


The se­niors suf­fered a dis­ap­point­ing cham­pi­onship loss against An­nacurra last Sun­day in Ark­low. Fi­nal score was 0-7 to 1-12. A win is needed in round three to see New­town through to the next round, round three against Éire Óg is sched­uled to take place on Fri­day, Au­gust 11, at 7.30 in Ash­ford.

Over re­cent weeks we have en­joyed glo­ri­ous sun­shine at our ju­nior mag­pie’s nurs­ery which takes place every Satur­day at 10 a.m. on the pitch, the nurs­ery is for kids aged 4-8 and great fun is had by all every week. We will have no nurs­ery next week due to the bank hol­i­day but will re­sume on Satur­day, Au­gust 12.

The un­der-seven and un­der-9s had their last home blitz of the year re­cently, there are two blitzes left to fin­ish out the sea­son one in Bray on Fri­day, Au­gust 18, and one in Bal­li­nakill on Satur­day, Septem­ber 2, Both of th­ese teams are train­ing on Tues­days at 6.30 p.m.

The un­der-11s are back in ac­tion tonight against Kil­coole away and they train on Wed­nes­days at 7 p.m.

The un­der-13s are do­ing well in the league and they played An­nacurra away on Mon­day, they train on Mon­days at 6.30 p.m.

The un­der-8/10 girls train Wed­nes­days at 6.30 p.m. The un­der-12 girls were away to Balt­in­glass last Mon­day for the first match of the cham­pi­onship with their next match at home to Bless­ing­ton.

The un­der-14 girls are due to play Ti­na­hely in the cham­pi­onship next week how­ever there is no date con­firmed as yet, train­ing is Mon­days and Thurs­days at 7 p.m.

The un­der-16 girls clinched the league re­cently and were pre­sented with the cup last Thurs­day, Philly and his man­age­ment team gave the girls the night off and took them out for a well-de­served pizza. Thanks to the Moun­tkennedy inn and chef Keith Devlin for a great evening. Now train­ing has been stepped up and we re­ally need ev­ery­body to at­tend all ses­sions. Best of luck in the cham­pi­onship which started on Mon­day with an away game against Balt­in­glass.

We had a great week at our Cúl Camps which was our best and big­gest camp to date, many thanks to all who at­tended. Well done to Una Power, who won ‘Girl of the Camp’ and Dayle Carthy, who won ‘Boy of the Camp’. Mas­sive thanks to all the coaches and the ever re­li­able Ger Burke, who as usual went be­yond the call of duty.

If you need more info about any of our ju­ve­nile teams please give Shay a ring at 087 2699620.

There is a good stock of club gear now avail­able to buy for any en­quiries re­gard­ing club gear please con­tact Amy at 086 3332195.

The lotto rolled over again this week, num­bers drawn were 7, 14, 15 and 18 and there were five match-three win­ners, this week’s jack­pot was €5k.

Boys and girls from the se­nior group en­joy­ing the Kel­logg’s Cúl Camp at Ne­town GAA grounds.

Sean O’Toole tak­ing part in the King of Grey­stones Triathalon.

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