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Lotto draw: There was no jack­pot win­ner on 4/11/18. Num­bers drawn were 2,5, 22 and 28. €30 lucky dip win­ners were Eric Crin­ion c/o De­clan Crin­ion, Mary McDon­nell c/o Stephen McDon­nell, San­dra Neal­son c/o V. Walsh. Next jack­pot is €10,575. You can play the Bray Wan­der­ers Lotto on line through our web­site.

Un­der-13 tri­als: The trial dates for the un­der 13 SJ.B Academy trial dates for the 2019 SSE Air­tric­ity league team will take place on Sun­day, 11th Novem­ber in the Carlisle Grounds at 11am. Reg­is­tra­tion form must be com­pleted on­line at http://bray­wan­der­ersfc. ie/sjb-academy/ Full de­tails and reg­is­tra­tion de­tails are on the club web site.

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The se­nior men took on league lead­ers Ard­more Rovers in Bal­ly­waltrim on Satur­day and were un­lucky to lose a seven goal thriller los­ing out on a 4-3 score­line.

This was a game that could have went ei­ther way and the lads will look back and think they should have taken some­thing from the game.

Ciaran McGet­ti­gan, Gareth Mur­phy and Adam Cox fired home the goals on the day.

Ju­nior ac­tion in the club started on Thurs­day night when our 14A’s had a com­fort­able 9-0 win away to newly pro­moted Ark­low Town A.

Jor­dan Younger found the back of the net with a fan­tas­tic hat-trick, Harry Brox­son and Mark Hodgkin­son both nabbed a brace apiece with Tom Hodgkin­son and Cal­lum Gib­ney com­plet­ing their tally with sin­gles.

On Fri­day night the un­der 12B’s de­feated Ark­low United 6-1 un­der the flood­lights at White­gates.

Eoin Kennedy fired home an in­cred­i­ble five of the Rovers six goals with Luke Dunne adding one in a very im­pres­sive team dis­play.

The 12A’s have put them­selves in a very strong po­si­tion to claim the league ti­tle when they beat one of their near­est chal­lengers Dalkey United in their own back­yard.

The lads won 4-1 with goals from Liam Burke, Brian McCaul, Lor­can Sin­nott and Danny Ka­vanagh.

This was a highly im­pres­sive team dis­play and now leaves the des­tiny of the ti­tle in their own hands.

The 15A’s suf­fered a ti­tle set­back when they lost 3-1 away to Port­marnock AFC. Mark O’Brien scored the Rovers goal in a game in which the lads never reach the high stan­dards they have set them­selves.

On Sun­day our un­der 13A’s trav­elled to Da­ly­mount Park home of League of Ire­land side Bo­hemi­ans to take on Tul­lam­ore Town in the Li­ons Club All Ire­land cup fi­nal.

The lads found them­selves up against a phys­i­cally big­ger Tul­lam­ore side but the early ex­changes were even enough.

The mid­lan­ders grad­u­ally got on top and Rory Hen­nessy in the Rovers goal came to his side’s res­cue with three top class saves.

Rovers took the lead mid­way through the half when Os­car Mal­colm­son’s shot was par­ried by the keeper with his brother Louis fol­low­ing up to slot home. Tul­lam­ore put Rovers un­der pres­sure but they held out to the break.

Two min­utes into the sec­ond half Tul­lam­ore lev­elled pro­ceed­ings with a well taken goal.

Tul­lam­ore went in front on forty five min­utes when Ryan Kenny ri­fled home a twenty five yard free kick.

The Of­faly side put the game out of Rovers reach nine min­utes from time with a neat fin­ish into the bot­tom cor­ner.

Rovers bat­tled hard to try to get back into the game but they came up against a res­o­lute Tul­lam­ore rear­guard.

On the day the lads gave a hun­dred per­cent, a spe­cial men­tion goes to keeper Rory Hen­nessy who pulled off sev­eral top class saves and was ab­so­lutely out­stand­ing be­tween the Rovers posts.

All in all it was a mag­nif­i­cent achieve­ment for the lads to get to an All-Ire­land fi­nal and they did ev­ery­one in­volved proud.

Well done Keith, Stephen, Danny and the lads on a great achieve­ment.

Our un­der-16’s qual­i­fied for the fi­nal of the Choice Me­dia Bowl fi­nal when they de­feated Round­wood 5-3, a brace from Thomas O’Neill and sin­gles from Dy­lan Mo­ri­arty, Matthew Quinn and Ben Al­gera laid the foun­da­tions for the win to cap­ture the three points and smoothly progress to the fi­nal.

Our Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion moves onto round 7 next week, af­ter the week­end’s games we now have 47 play­ers def­i­nitely through with an­other two play­ers hop­ing to join them if Hud­der­s­field saw off Ful­ham in the Mon­day night game in front of the Sky TV cam­eras.

Of the play­ers to progress 17 play­ers went through af­ter Chelsea beat Crys­tal Palace 3-1 at Stam­ford Bridge. Ever­ton’s 3-1 home win over Brighton safely saw 12 play­ers make the next round. Le­ices­ter’s emo­tional 1-0 away vic­tory over Cardiff helped seven play­ers through with a fur­ther six play­ers join­ing them af­ter their se­lec­tion West Ham got the bet­ter of Burn­ley win­ning 4-2. Manch­ester City’s com­fort­able 6-1 home suc­cess against Southamp­ton eased three play­ers into round 7. Manch­ester United and Tot­ten­ham both pro­vided one player each with a safe pas­sage through af­ter their 2-1 and 3-2 away vic­to­ries over Bournemouth and Wolves re­spec­tively.

At the time of go­ing to print we had only lost five play­ers and they made their exit af­ter their se­lec­tion Wat­ford went down to a nar­row 1-0 de­feat away to New­cas­tle.

We would like to wish all our re­main­ing play­ers the very best of luck in the re­main­der of the com­pe­ti­tion and once again a big thanks to ev­ery­one who par­tic­i­pated in our Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion.


Very heavy rain put paid to games in­volv­ing our Academy and Un­der 8 teams. There were games how­ever.

Our Un­der 9’s trav­elled to take on Ark­low Town and granted they found the go­ing tough but they kept plug­ging away.

On the day best for New­town was Felix Geoghe­gan and Jack Bar­low.

Due to the rain the Un­der 10’s had to re­vert to Plan B and play their game with Ark­low Town White in­doors (Fut­sal).

Af­ter a great morn­ing’s foot­ball among those who starred for New­town were Se­bas­tian An­ton, Ryan Collins, Pat Carey and Ai­dan Hef­fer­nan.

Our 11’s were back on song away to the WDSL Academy by com­ing out on top on a 3-1 score­line. In an ex­cel­lent team dis­play Cor­mac Chance scored a su­perb hat trick.

Our 12’s were away to Glen­cor­mac Utd in a rain soaked game. Iggy Szpilka scored the New­town goal while among the star per­form­ers were Han­nah Martin and Jack Cough­lan.

The fol­low­ing are the fixtures for the week end­ing Wed­nes­day 7th/ Sun­day, 11th Novem­ber

De­vel­op­ment Squad Prac­tise ev­ery Satur­day from 10am-11am -(In­doors)

Academy Team away to Round­wood F.C., ko to be con­firmed.

Un­der 8’s away to Round­wood F.C., ko to be con­firmed.

Un­der 9’s away to Ash­ford Rovers, ko to be con­firmed.

Un­der 10’s at home to Carnew F.C., ko Satur­day at 11.45am

Un­der 11’s - Fix­ture to be con- firmed

Un­der 12’s - Fix­ture to be con­firmed

Un­der 14’s away to Wick­low Rovers ‘B’ ko Sun­day to be con­firmed

(Fixtures and kick-off times are sub­ject to change)

All Fixtures Com­pet­i­tive and Non Tro­phy will fin­ish week­end of 17th / 18th Novem­ber, fol­lowed by the WDSL Awards, Pre­sen­ta­tion Day in the Parkview Ho­tel on Satur­day 24th Novem­ber, 10am-4pm, (de­tails times etc tbc).

Our ever-pop­u­lar De­vel­op­ment Squad has started back and will con­tinue ev­ery week­end from 10am un­til 11am and new play­ers are wel­come. The cost is €3 per head.

From Satur­day, 10th Novem­ber we will be in­doors with the group (same times). Due to the lack of space in the sur­rounds of the Sports Hall it may not be pos­si­ble for all par­ents to view train­ing in­side the play­ing area. Also due to the large num­bers at­tend­ing any play­ers fail­ing to at­tend for a num­ber of weeks may have to wait un­til spa­ces in the squad be­come avail­able.

At the mo­ment we have a large num­ber of boys and girls at­tend­ing each week and thank­fully at the mo­ment we have the re­quired coaches needed but we wouldn’t say no to a few more vol­un­teer coaches.

If you think you can give an hour or two each week please con­tact our Sec­re­tary at the con­tact de­tails below.

Ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C. would like to con­grat­u­late ex-ju­nior Becky Cassin of Wex­ford Youths af­ter she and her team­mates se­cured the Womens F.A.I. Cup af­ter they beat Peamount United 1-0 in the Aviva Sta­dium on Sun­day.

Com­mis­er­a­tions to Peamount’s Aine O’Gorman who has been a good friend to our club over the years.

On the same day New­towner Fran Martin re­ceived the Ref­eree’s So­ci­ety’s award for 2018.

Fran was one of a num­ber of top ref­er­ees from New­town who have of­fi­ci­ated in the county for many years.

Con­grat­u­la­tions Fran on your award from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C.

We have three play­ers from the club cel­e­brat­ing a birth­day in the com­ing week and they are Ti­mothy Mariyasin­garayan and Mi- chael Lowe from the De­vel­op­ment Squad and Adon Thampi from the Un­der 8’s. Happy birth­day to all three from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C.

Our Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion en­ters Week 6 next week­end. The Prize Pot for the com­pe­ti­tion is €550.

Week 6 fixtures will be for the week­end of Satur­day10th/Sun­day, 11th Novem­ber and these fixtures will be dis­trib­uted to all play­ers on Mon­day, 5th Novem­ber. Go­ing into the MNF be­tween Hud­der­s­field Town and Ful­ham where nei­ther team has a se­lec­tion in Week 5 we have lost just the two play­ers (who se­lected Wat­ford) leav­ing us with 58 play­ers go­ing into Week 6.

All se­lec­tions must be in by 9pm on the Thurs­day prior to the week­end’s games.

Thank you ev­ery­one for your con­tin­ued sup­port. You can keep up­dated with the progress of our com­pe­ti­tion and the rules on our Face­book and Twit­ter pages.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on all mat­ters “New­town Ju­niors F.C.” please con­tact the Sec­re­tary at 0876987653 or by email to and you can also fol­low the club on our Face­book and Twit­ter pages.

Ian Cul­li­nane of Grey­stones is hoisted high in the line-out dur­ing their All Ire­land League Di­vi­sion 2B match against Sligo ar Dr Hickey Park on Satur­day.

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