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Ark­low Town FC held its very pop­u­lar an­nual event, The Mini World Cup, in its fa­cil­ity in Bridgewater Cen­tre Park over the course of two week­ends in July - and what a cou­ple of week­ends it proved to be - sun, rain, laughs, great foot­ball spirit - and even more rain!

The high­light was the foot­ball from four years of age to 12 - a fan­tas­tic dis­play from ev­ery­one in­volved - all credit to the ex­cel­lent coach­ing they get from Lit­tle Astros all the way up at ATFC.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Maradona Cup win­ner, Molly Gar­land, a very wor­thy re­cip­i­ent who got the most amount of votes from our judges.

Ark­low Town FC would like to ex­tend a word of thanks for ev­ery­one’s sup­port over the course of the tour­na­ment, es­pe­cially Mary and Eamon Burke tro­phies, Travers In­sur­ance, Der­mot Doyle Butch­ers, Dainty Bak­ery, Mr Price Ark­low, Car­o­line Lynch and the Har­bour Bar with­out their help we could not run this tour­na­ment.

A spe­cial word of thanks goes to our Chair­man Joe Led­with and his wife Fiona who go above and be­yond in their or­gan­is­ing and ex­e­cu­tion of this an­nual tour­na­ment.

And last but not least to the 250 plus boys and girls who took part - thanks for pro­vid­ing us with two great week­ends of foot­ball. See you all again next year!


The se­nior men kicked off their pre-sea­son with an ex­cel­lent 6-0 home win over Cabin­teely.

Gareth Mur­phy fired home a fan­tas­tic hat-trick with Shane Cas­sidy, Mau­rice Dunne and an own goal ac­count­ing for the re­main­ing goals.

Shane Doyle in the Rovers goal made an ex­cel­lent save from a penalty in what was a good all round team per­for­mance.

The se­nior ladies saw their ti­tle hopes dis­ap­pear when they suf­fered two de­feats last week. First they lost 8-5 at home to C.M.H. FC at White­gates.

In a game which the girls were down five reg­u­lars, this was a game they were al­ways chas­ing.

Three points were re­quired to keep them in the ti­tle race but on the night it wasn’t to be.

Top scorer Ni­amh O’Brien and Rachel Bol­ger nabbed two a piece with Ciara Dease adding a sin­gle on her de­but in what was a bat­tling per­for­mance.

In their se­cond game of the week the girls suf­fered a heavy 7-1 home de­feat at the hands of Don­ny­car­ney.

This was a game where the girls never re­ally got into it and found a well drilled Don­ny­car­ney side clin­i­cal in front of goal to record a com­fort­able vic­tory.

Due to pop­u­lar de­mand and on re­quest from par­ents the club have de­cided to run an­other camp from Mon­day 21st Au­gust to Fri­day 25th Au­gust, 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 Wed­nes­day 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. All present, past and new play­ers wel­comed to at­tend.

The club’s weekly ju­nior soc­cer academy con­tin­ues every Satur- day 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 com- mit­tee 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.


Lotto draw - There was no jack­pot win­ner on Au­gust 6. Num­bers drawn were 6, 9, 15, and 22 . €30 lucky dip win­ners were Ai­dan O’Toole c/o D. Crin­ion, Marie c/o V. Walsh, Mary Marmion c/o C. Ka­vanagh, Stephen McGuire c/o Bray Wan­der­ers, Tom Tre­anor c/o Bray Lak­ers.

Next week’s jack­pot is €10,475. Lotto tick­ets can be pur­chased in the club shop at home games or you can play the Bray Wan­der­ers Lotto on line at our web site www. bray­wan­der­ Lotto tick­ets are just €2.00 each.

Fix­tures - Bray Wan­der­ers are at home to Cork City on Satur­day, Au­gust 12, in the FAI Cup first round, kick off at the Carlisle Grounds is 7.00pm. Ex­tra time and penal­ties will de­cide the tie if drawn.

Match Tick­ets - Please note that sea­son tick­ets are not valid for cup games. 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 un­der 12 €5.

Stu­dents should note that proof of stu­dent ID will be re­quested upon en­try at the stiles.

Un­der­age teams - The un­der-19s and un­der-17s had no games last week­end.

They both re­turn to ac­tion this week­end. The un­der-19s are at home to Cork City on Satur­day, Au­gust 12. Kick off at the Academy Grounds in Car­rick­mines is 2.00pm. The un­der-17s are away to Lim­er­ick FC on Sun­day, Au­gust 13, at Univer­sity Lim­er­ick Kick off is 2.00pm.

The SSE Air­tric­ity League have re­leased group and fix­tures for the up­com­ing first-ever un­der-15 Na­tional League which is set to kick­off on the week end­ing Au­gust 20.

There will be four groups with six teams com­pet­ing in each group and the top two teams from each group go­ing for­ward to the play offs.

Bray Wan­der­ers/St. Joseph’s Boys are in group 2 with Athlone Town, Gal­way United, Sham­rock Rovers, St. Kevin’s Boys and UCD.

Bray Wan­der­ers/St Joseph’s Boys un­der-15s Head Coach will be Bernard Byrne.

Bernard will be joined by Alan Kelly, Keith Egan, Jay Mul­lally and for­mer Bray Wan­der­ers goal­keeper Colin “Boo” Kelly in what is a vastly ex­pe­ri­enced coach­ing staff.

Alan King presents the Club­man of the Year award to Mark McGro­gan on be­half of his son Glen McGro­gan at the Enniskerry Youth Club awards at the Pow­er­scourt Arms re­cently.

Young Player of the Year award win­ner Karl Mul­li­gan ac­cepts his award from Ciaran Wood­cock at the Enniskerry Youth Club awards at the Pow­er­scourt Arms.

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