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Castlemitchell and Abbey Bowls pro­vided a novel pair­ing in this first round clash in di­vi­sion 5 of the in­door bowl­ing league on Tues­day, Septem­ber 5.

Although the Castlemitchell club have been com­pet­ing in the higher di­vi­sions for some years this is the first time they have en­tered a sec­ond team to take part in the league com­pe­ti­tion.

Abbey Bowls who hail from the Abbeyleix (Co. Laois) area and sur­round­ing dis­trict sub­mit­ted an ap­pli­ca­tion at the Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil Meet­ing last May for en­try to the KWWIBA com­pe­ti­tions.

Due to no struc­tured com­pe­ti­tions in their own area their ap­pli­ca­tion was unan­i­mously passed.

Their home matches are played in the par­ish hall in Clough, five or six kilo­me­tres out­side Bal­la­colla. By the way Clough is pro­nounced ‘Cluck’ by the lo­cals.

Castlemitchell have the hon­our to be the first team of the Kil­dare West Wick­low As­so­ci­a­tion to travel and play a league match in Clough. A hard game to call as both teams would be very in­ex­pe­ri­enced, with most of the vis­it­ing team only play­ing the game for a num­ber of weeks.

Whereas Abbey Bowls although in­ex­pe­ri­enced at this level had at least some game time by com­pet­ing in tour­na­ments and had been giv­ing a good ac­count of them­selves.

Mat A: There was never much be­tween the sides for about two-thirds of the game with only a cou­ple of scores sep­a­rat­ing the teams, with the lead swap­ping from one to the other in that pe­riod.

It was only in the last five ends that the home team saw off the chal­lenge of the visi­tors and recorded a de­served win on a score of 16/8.

Abbey Bowls: Pat Fitz­patrick, John McDon­ald, Linda Byrne and Richie Lyons.

Castlemitchell: Breda Cuddy, Tony Hy­land, Tommy Har­ris and John Cuddy.

Mat B: A re­ally com­pet­i­tive game on this mat with a good dis­play of bowl­ing by both teams. In the early stages it looked as if the home team would pull away and make for a one-sided af­fair.

But once the visi­tors set­tled they came more and more into the match and at the half-way mark they were only trail­ing by three scores.

Again Abbey Bowls slowly in­creased the mar­gin to six and one felt that Castlemitchell were be­gin­ning to drift out of the game. But great credit for their per­se­ver­ance and fight­ing qual­i­ties, and their great come­back they now had re­duced the mar­gin to the min­i­mum of one score. But the home team re­sponded and in­creased their lead to two scores to edge over the line on a score of 11/9.

This was very en­joy­able and a great match to watch and was played by two very sport­ing teams.

Abbey Bowls take all five points while Castlemitchell go home empty handed but can hold their heads up high af­ter a gal­lant dis­play in their first league match.

Abbey Bowls: Sean De­laney, Alice Thomp­son, Ed­die Hayes, Sea­mus Lalor and sub. Mary McDon­ald.

Castlemitchell: Dave Mul­hall, De­nis Ban­brick, Sadie Doyle and Christy Doyle.


This week saw all sum­mer bowl­ing leagues fin­ish up.

On Wed­nes­day last our ladies Di­vi­sion 1 team com­pleted their pro­gramme with a home win over Shankill. The team fin­ished very com­fort­ably in the mid­dle of the ta­ble.

Wed­nes­day was also a great night for our Di­vi­sion 6 team who de­spite los­ing away to CYM fin­ished run­ners up in the di­vi­sion. Damien and the team can take a bow for the great sea­son.

Satur­day saw the ladies team away to Rail­way Union and un­for­tu­nately they were on a dif­fer­ent track to the home team.

They did how­ever fin­ish in the mid­dle of the ta­ble.

The first of the club cham­pi­onship fi­nals took place last Satur­day and in the Men’s Cham­pi­onship vic­tory went to Christy McEvoy who de­feated Brian Wal­she by 21 shots to 15.

This was Christy’s fourth vic­tory in the blue riband event. You can head off on the hol­i­day now Christy with a smile on your face.

In the 4 Bowl Pairs com­pe­ti­tion a four hour marathon saw Ed­die Con­dren and Owen Byrne claim a 1 shot vic­tory over Michael Dunne and Dave McMahon.

This week sees three more fi­nals tak­ing place with the ac­tion kick­ing off on Mon­day at 16.00 hours with the 2 Bowl Sin­gles Fi­nal be­tween Dave McMahon and Pat Raftery.

The 2 Bowl pairs is also down for de­ci­sion with Eoghan Brady and Ger Minogue tak­ing on Christy McEvoy and Ed­die Con­dren. Thurs­day at 16.00 hours sees the Hand­i­cap Sin­gles com­ing to a con­clu­sion with John Dunne pit­ting his wits against that man Christy McEvoy again.

Fi­nally con­grats to John Reynolds on win­ning the club lotto this week.


Our se­nior men got back to win­ning ways when they made the long jour­ney to Drogheda to take on Boyne Rovers and they re­turned to Wick­low with a good 3-1 vic­tory.

Gareth Mur­phy with his first of the sea­son set the lads on their way but the home side lev­elled shortly af­ter.

The lads showed great char­ac­ter and re­gained the lead with an­other first of the sea­son, this time it was Peter Fin­negan and it was 2-1 to Wick­low.

The lads put the ic­ing on the cake when Mau­rice Dunne net­ted his third of the sea­son when he con­verted from the penalty spot. This was a great re­sult for the lads, to come home af­ter a long jour­ney with all three points is a great feel­ing and makes the jour­ney worth­while.

The se­nior ladies recorded a com­pre­hen­sive 10-0 win over Castle­town Belles at White­gates in the semi fi­nal of the in­ter 3 Sub­sidiary cup last week.

The girls dom­i­nated from the start as they clin­i­cally beat the away side. Ni­amh O’Brien fired home an ex­cel­lent dou­ble hat-trick with Rachel Bol­ger net­ting a hat-trick also, Mel Clarke com­pleted the ten goal haul in what was an ex­cel­lent all round team, per­for­mance from the girls.

They will now meet Don­ny­car­ney in the fi­nal.

Mid­week ju­nior ac­tion saw the 14A’s get their cam­paign off to a win­ning start when they de­feated Avon­more 12-0, Jor­dan Younger fired in four goals, Wil­loughby Woods nabbed a hat-trick, Adam Keirns scored a brace with Cal­lum Gib­ney, Tom Hodgkin­son and Mark Hodgkin­son scor­ing one each.

Fri­day night saw the un­der 14B’s go down 5-2 to a strong Ark­low Celtic side, Tim and Zak Hastie hit the Rovers goals in a game in which the score­line could have been a lot closer.

On Satur­day the 12A’s main­tained their good start when they recorded a com­fort­able 7-0 win over Grey­stones United. The game saw Char­lie Czwalina, Brian McCaul and Joshua Bishop all score two a piece with Jack Mack­lin com­plet­ing the seven goal haul in a clin­i­cal dis­play from the lads.

The 11A’s play­ing at un­der 12 went down 4-1 to a good En­niskerry side, the lads were more than a match for their op­po­nents for a large part of the game and gave it their all, Conor Wil­liams net­ted for Rovers.

Our 13A’s made it two wins from two with­out con­ced­ing a goal win­ning 9-0 against lo­cal ri­vals Wick­low Town.

Stephen Gorm­ley led the way with a fan­tas­tic hat-trick, broth­ers Louis and Os­car Mal­colm­son notched a brace each with Sam Christie and Jack Noble adding sin­gles in what was an ex­cel­lent all round team per­for­mance.

The 16’s recorded their first point of the sea­son when they drew 2-2 with Ark­low United. In a closely fought en­counter Nathan Sul­li­van claimed his fourth goal in two games with Paul Marah nab­bing his first of the sea­son.

Sun­day’s ac­tion saw the 12B’s make it two wins from two when they beat Avon­more 2-1 with goals from their twin strike force of Evan Con­yard and Ben Lyons in what was an­other im­pres­sive team per­for­mance.

The 12C’s went down 7-3 to a strong En­niskerry team. Their goalscor­ers on the day were Shea Bolt, Sammy Doyle and Finnlay Davies.

Our 13B’s got their sea­son off to the per­fect start with a 3-1 home win over Ark­low United.

Af­ter fall­ing be­hind early in play the lads came roar­ing back with three unan­swered goals from Char­lie Phe­lan, Peter Dunne and Ryan McCon­nell.

The 14A’s con­tin­ued their im­pres­sive start when then de­feated Cool­boy Rangers 6-1 at White­gates.

Two goals each from Conor Hunter and Jor­dan Younger and one a piece from Cal­lum Gib­ney and Tom Hodgkin­son ac­counted for their six goal haul on the day and an­other highly im­pres­sive per­for­mance.

The club’s Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion is back, the com­pe­ti­tion will start on the week­end of the 14th of Oc­to­ber.

Any­one in­ter­ested in tak­ing part in our com­pe­ti­tion should text their name and con­tact de­tails to Char­lie Mitchell at 086-3838362 or by email to charlesag­, also you can reg­is­ter through the same chan­nels as you did in any of our pre­vi­ous Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tions. The prize fund will be €500 with the same rules ap­ply­ing.

Al­ter­na­tively if any­one wants to reg­is­ter you can con­tact any com­mit­tee mem­ber with all your de­tails. The reg­is­tra­tion fee for the com­pe­ti­tion is €10 and must be paid prior to the start of the com­pe­ti­tion. Also it’s ad­vised to have your reg­is­tra­tion in on or be­fore Satur­day the 7th of Oc­to­ber. See club web­site at www.wick­ for a full list of the rules.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion for the club notes or the club web­site can con­tact me at 0879108706 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.


Ark­low Town U11s v. Avon­more U-11s: Avon­more un­der 11’s kicked off their sea­son with a tough game away to Ark­low Town.

Matthew Heath had our first chance but Ark­low piled on the pres­sure and scored first.

Avon­more fought back well with a good cross from Luke Joynt, al­low­ing Matthew Heath to score with a header. Soon af­ter, Tyler Byrne broke free and smashed the ball into the back of the net 2-1 Avon­more.

In the sec­ond half we were un­der a lot of pres­sure but Darcy, Lewis, Naoise, Cathal and David kept Ark­low out.

With min­utes to go af­ter great work by Talan, Matthew chipped the ball over the keeper to earn a well de­served 3-1 re­sult!

Avon­more U-12s A v. New­town United U-12s: Our U-12A team hosted New­town in a sunny Tul­ly­lusk in their first com­pet­i­tive match of the sea­son.

With a few lads out with in­juries, we were down to one sub. Start­ing strong, we put pres­sure on the New­town backs straight away. Their goal­keeper was in top form how­ever and cleaned up ev­ery­thing that came his way.

We con­tin­ued to press hard and were soon re­warded with a free kick, which Gavin Cullen sweetly tucked away into the bot­tom right hand cor­ner.

Lead­ing one nil into the break, New­town came at us hard in the sec­ond half.

Keep­ing our heads, we pressed for­ward again and de­servedly got a sec­ond from a great vol­ley off the foot of Ge­orge Ox­ley.

We were un­lucky not to add to our score­line as Ethan Tarmey and Kian Fluskey nar­rowly missed the tar­get.

A well de­served win and a great start to our sea­son. We would like to wel­come our two new play­ers to this team, Kian Fluskey and Joe Sin­nott, best of luck lads.


Lotto draw: There was no jack­pot win­ner on 10/9/17. Num­bers drawn were 16/22/25/26. €30 lucky dip win­ners were Dy­lan O’Con­nor c/o Bray Lak­ers, Amy Caulfield c/o M. Caulfield, S.Quinn c/o D. Crin­ion, Sarah Caulfield c/o M. Caulfield, G. Fitzger­ald c/o Bray Lak­ers.

Next week’s jack­pot is €10850. 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 at home to Lim­er­ick FC in the Premier Di­vi­sion on Fri­day, 15th Septem­ber. Kick-off at the Carlisle Grounds is 7.45pm.

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 U-12 €5. Stu­dents should note that proof of stu­dent ID will be re­quested upon en­try at the stiles.

Un­der­age teams: The un­der 19s play their fi­nal league game of the sea­son away to Galway FC on Satur­day, 16th Septem­ber at 1.00pm in East United’s ground. The Shield com­pe­ti­tion for the un­der 19s will be­gin the fol­low­ing week­end.

The un­der 17 Academy team were de­feated 2-0 by Cork City at the Academy grounds last Sun­day. The un­der 17s are away to Kerry in Moun­thawk Park in Tralee on Sun­day, 17th Septem­ber. Kick off is 2.00pm.

The un­der 15s beat UCD 4-0 away last Satur­day. Goal scor­ers were Stephen Sweeney, Ross Mol­loy (2) and Festy Ebosele. The un­der 15 Academy team are at home to St. Kevin’s Boys on Satur­day 16th. Kick off at the Academy Grounds is 2.00pm.

Player of the month: Hugh Dou­glas was voted the player of the month for Au­gust.

Sup­port­ers bus to Derry: The next away game is against Derry City on Sun­day, 24th Septem­ber. The Seag­ulls club will run a bus to this game. Seats can be booked by text to 0879968969. Bus will depart at 8.00am from the Carlisle Grounds with a stop in Mon­aghan on route. Fares for Seag­ulls Club mem­bers are Adults €20, Stu­dent (Age 15-17) €15, School­child (un­der 15) €10. Non-club mem­bers €5 ex­tra.


All five of our teams who were in ac­tion played last Satur­day with a vary­ing de­gree of suc­cess.

Our U8’s trav­elled to play Glen­cor­mac United and they played a very good game with play­ers such as Aaron Nolan, Tyler Doyle, Nathan Dono­hoe and Gerry Hoban all played well. The U10’s edged out Grey­stones away in a nine-goal thriller. Goalscor­ers were Ai­dan Hef­fer­nan (3), Se­bas­tian An­ton and Max Roche (pen). Among those who starred were Aaron Roy and Daniel Ea­ger. The U11’s also won in Grey­stones but it was a lit­tle more com­fort­able as goals from Cathal O’Toole (3), Dy­lan Dun­leavy (2), Cor­mac Chance, PJ Duffy, Rose Kelly Ty­nan and an own goal se­cured the vic­tory. Among those who starred were Brook­lyn Doyle, Matthew Doyle and Evan Fa­hey.

No joy for the U12’s away to Avon­more as they suc­cumbed to a 2-0 de­feat. De­spite the re­sult the team played rea­son­ably well and there were good dis­plays from Aaron Hack­ett, Jack Cough­lan and Grace Mur­phy. Plenty of hon­est ef­fort from the U16’s at home to a very strong Wick­low Town team but un­for­tu­nately the Town in­flicted a very heavy de­feat on our guys.

The team badly need some re­in­force­ments, as the squad is thin in num­bers at present.

The fol­low­ing are the fix­tures for the week­end­ing Sat.16th/Sun.17th Septem­ber 2017: U8’s away to Glen­cor­mac United KO Satur­day at 10.30am; U9’s at home to Wolfe Tone KO Satur­day at 10.30am; U10’s at home to Wolfe Tone KO Satur­day at 12.30pm; U11’s at home to Ark­low Town White KO Satur­day at 11.30am; U12’s Fix­ture to be con­firmed; U14’s Fix­ture to be con­firmed; U16’s at home to Rath­dan­gan KO Satur­day at 12pm

(Fix­tures & KO Times are sub­ject to change).

With the De­vel­op­ment Squad back this com­ing week­end all our teams from U8’s up to U16’s are back in train­ing.

Speak­ing of the teams we are look­ing for peo­ple to help us out and get in­volved in as­sist­ing the club in a num­ber of roles.

We have a very small group of coaches/com­mit­tee mem­bers and they all do great work. If you think you could help us by tak­ing a team or be­ing an as­sis­tant coach, help with the fundrais­ing within the club please con­tact the Sec­re­tary at 0876987653 or by Email to or con­tact any of our coaches or com­mit­tee mem­bers or pri­vate mes­sage the club’s Face­book or Twit­ter pages. In the past cou­ple of weeks our ap­peal for ex­tra coaches and com­mit­tee mem­bers seems to have bore fruit as a cou­ple of peo­ple have ex­pressed an in­ter­est in help­ing out with the Un­der 8’s and also get­ting in­volved with ad­min/fund-rais­ing within the club. We are still look­ing for helpers be it as coaches or on the com­mit­tee and again I’ll re­peat it would in­volve no more than a cou­ple of hours per week. Also if there is any teenagers who would be in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved in coach­ing please con­tact our Sec­re­tary and we will as­sist in any way. We will be hold­ing a num­ber of club reg­is­tra­tion evenings over the com­ing 7-10 days and we can an­nounce that the club has de­cided to freeze Mem­ber­ship fees again so this year’s fees will take in the com­bined “short sea­son” and “long sea­son”. The fees will be as fol­lows; 1 child - €70 2 chil­dren - €120 3 chil­dren - €150.

All play­ers must be reg­is­tered or will not be al­lowed play games and a €25 de­posit per player is re­quired on reg­is­tra­tion night. The club will ab­sorb the ex­tra costs the club will in­cur this sea­son but all club mem­bers will be ex­pected to as­sist and sup­port all fundrais­ers the club may run. Our mem­bers are usu­ally ex­cel­lent in the area of fundrais­ing and I’m sure that will con­tinue in the fu­ture.

Train­ing times for the com­ing week are as fol­lows; U8’s (play­ers born in 2010) Tues­day 12th Septem­ber 6-7pm; U9’s (play­ers born in 2009) Wed­nes­day 13th Septem­ber (to be con­firmed); U10’s (play­ers born in 2008) Thurs­day 14th Septem­ber 6-7pm; U11’s (play­ers born in 2007) Thurs­day 14th Septem­ber 6-7pm; U12’s (play­ers born in 2006) Tues­days at (7pm) abd Thurs­days at (7pm); U14’s (play­ers born in 2004/2005) Satur­day 16th Septem­ber at 11.30am; U16’s (play­ers born in 2002/2003) Thurs­day 14th Septem­ber 6.307.30pm.

(Train­ing times may change, so if un­sure con­tact re­spec­tive team coach)

Train­ing starts back for the De­vel­op­ment Squad as fol­lows (play­ers born in 2011-2013) on Satur­day 16th Sept. at 10-11am

We have one player from the club cel­e­brat­ing a birth­day in the com­ing week and he is Mikey Syn­nott from the Un­der 10’s. Happy birth­day Mikey from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C.

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

Hugh Dou­glas of Bray Wan­der­ers gets above Aaron Dri­nan of Water­ford FC.

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