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WICK­LOW ROVERS

The se­nior men recorded an ex­cel­lent 2-1 away win over Kingscourt Harps in the sec­ond round of the Le­in­ster Ju­nior cup. They made the long jour­ney home from Ca­van much eas­ier with this fan­tas­tic vic­tory.

Luke Byrne gave the lads a 1-0 half-time lead, the home side lev­elled mat­ters early in the sec­ond pe­riod but par­ity was short lived when Mark O’Sul­li­van re­stored the Rovers lead, a lead they never sur­ren­dered.

It was a great re­sult for the lads and now sees them progress to the third round where they’ll be hop­ing for a home draw. Well done to Greg, De­nis, Dido and the lads.

Our un­der-17As drew 2-2 with Ash­ford Rovers, this was a tight en­counter that could have went ei­ther way but a draw was prob­a­bly a fair re­sult, Luke Whyte and Conor Byrne hit the back of the net for the lads.

The un­der-17Bs went down 2-0 away to Ark­low Utd, a goal in each half was enough to see the Ark­low side take all three points.

Saturday’s ju­nior ac­tion saw four of our sides in National cup ac­tion, first up was the 12As and they eas­ily brushed aside a Port­laoise B team win­ning com­fort­ably to set up a third round tie away to Eden­derry Town A or Sallins Celtic B.

High­lights of the game were first ever goals for the club from Harri Arm­strong and he did it in style with his first hat-trick.

An­other player to nab an ex­cel­lent hat-trick was goal­keeper Adam Doyle who came out­field to blast home three goals.

The 13As never reached their nor­mal high stan­dards as they made their exit from the National cup when they went down 3-2 away to Caragh Celtic, the lads didn’t get going in this game but to their credit they bat­tled through out, Os­car Mal­colm­son net­ted both goals for the lads.

Our 15As also went out when they lost 3-1 away to Kil­dare Town, this was al­ways going to be a tough place to get a re­sult and so it proved.

The lads gave it their all and more than matched their op­po­nents through out, Dy­lan Cum­mins scored for Rovers to claim his sec­ond of the sea­son.

The 16s recorded an ex­cel­lent 5-3 win away to West­meath side Kil­beg­gan to set up a third round clash away to Al­len­wood Celtic or Emo Celtic in round three.

The lads put in a five-star per­for­mance and safely booked their pas­sage into the third round with an im­pres­sive dis­play.

Nathan Sul­li­van and Paul Marah both scored two with Chris Mabuza nab­bing his first of the sea­son to com­plete the five goal haul.

In lo­cal ac­tion the 12Cs gained their first win of the sea­son with a 14-2 win over Sport­ing Grey­stones, a dou­ble hat-trick from Cian Doyle was the high­light of the game.

Cian Byrne also notched three goals with Sammy Doyle, Finn Davies, Dar­ragh Carey, Ben Doyle and Shea Bolt all adding one each.

Sun­day’s ac­tion saw the un­der-14 girls pro­duce a thrilling 4-4 draw with Mount Mer­rion, this was a game full of at­tack­ing foot­ball, a game which could have ended 7-7 or even 8-8.

Molly Sweeney hit a hat-trick with Jus­tine Cronin nab­bing her first of the sea­son in a thrill a minute match.

Spe­cial men­tion to Abi Smith in the Rovers goal, who pro­duced some ex­cel­lent saves.

The un­der-15Bs were un­lucky to go down 2-1 to Ark­low Celtic at White­gates.

In a close en­counter if the lads had the rub of the green they would have gained their first points of the sea­son.

Kee­lan Vick­ers scored his first of the sea­son for the lads and on the ev­i­dence of this per­for­mance that elu­sive first win is not too far away.

The club’s Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion is back and it starts this com­ing week­end, Oc­to­ber 14.

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 charlesag­mitchell@gmail.com, 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. See club web­site at www.wick­lowrovers.com for a full list of the rules.

The club have ar­ranged an­other night for reg­is­tra­tion of club mem­ber­ship, it will take place this Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, in the club­house at White­gates from 7.30pm to 9pm. Mem­bers are en­cour­aged to at­tend.

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

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

BRAY WAN­DER­ERS

Lotto draw - There was no jack­pot win­ner on Oc­to­ber 8. Num­bers drawn were 1,2, 9, and 28. €30 lucky dip win­ners were Stephen McGuire c/o C. Ka­vanagh, Breda Mul­hall c/o Hibo, John Lawlor c/o Bray Lak­ers , Marie c/o V. Walsh, Cather­ine Carey c/o BW on line.

Next week’s jack­pot is €11,150. 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. bray­wan­der­ersfc.ie. Lotto tick­ets are just €2.00 each.

You can also play the Lotto through the MyClubFi­nances. com Mo­bile App which is now avail­able to down­load for iPhones and An­droid.

It’s free to down­load and use and stay in touch with Bray Wan­der­ers news with mo­bile alerts. Once down­loaded you can add Bray Wan­der­ers as your favourite club. So, you can now play the Club Lotto, re­ceive club news up­dates all from the com­fort of your mo­bile de­vice. Sim­ply go to the App store and search for “MCF”.

Fix­tures - Bray Wan­der­ers are away to Dun­dalk on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13. Kick off at Oriel Park is 7.45pm.

Un­der­age teams - The SJ.B Academy un­der-17s are away to Sligo Rovers on Saturday in the Shield com­pe­ti­tion. Kick off at the Show­grounds is 2pm. The SJ.B Academy un­der-15s beat Gal­way United 3-2 last Saturday.

AVON­MORE FC

Avon­more un­der-8s v Ash­ford un­der-8s - Our un­der-8s took on Ash­ford in Tul­ly­lusk where they held their own and had lots of fun with a great turnout of 16 play­ers and also a warm welcome all our new play­ers to our team.

Avon­more un­der-16s v Cool­boy un­der-16s - Our un­der-16s kept up their good run with a great vic­tory over Cool­boy.

It was a very close game for the first 40 min­utes with both teams hav­ing very lit­tle chances.

We brought on Tommy Her­nan­dez at half-time and this proved to be the turn­ing point.

We got a free kick just out­side the box Cian Ward hit the ball it went over the bar but the ref­eree had no­ticed an off the ball in­ci­dent which re­sulted in a penalty, this came after the 44th minute.

Ke­lan Busher stepped up and buried it to the top of the net. We were push­ing for an­other goal to se­cure vic­tory but Cool­boy hit us on the break and equalised in the 74th minute.

With time run­ning out we hit a long ball from the back­line and Tommy chased it down and just about keep it in play but as he went to turn he was up ended in the box. The ref­eree blew his whis­tle and gave us a penalty.

Once again Ke­lan steeped up and scored. This was in the 80th minute Cool­boy tipped off and put us un­der pres­sure but we held on for an­other three points with a 2-1 vic­tory. Well done to all. Train­ing Thursday from 7-8pm.

SFAI NATIONAL CUP - Hard luck to our un­der-12s B team who were de­feated in the sec­ond round of the sfai cup yes­ter­day, and well done to our un­der-12/13 squad who had a great win over athy yes­ter­day in Bal­ly­gan­non, best of luck in the next round lads.

NEW­TOWN JU­NIORS

Our un­der-8s hosted a very young but spir­ited Wick­low Rovers Blue team and both teams put on an en­joy­able hours of foot­ball.

On the day among the play­ers who starred for the un­der-8s were Erik Lis, Kayla Hamil­ton, Aaron Nolan and Alex Mackey.

Our un­der-9s trav­elled to Wolfe Tone and played out a very close con­test.

Best for the un­der-9s were Ryan McDon­ald, Al­bie Chance and John Tur­ley.

The un­der-10s trav­elled to Rath­new where for the sec­ond week run­ning they came up against an­other out­stand­ing goal­keeper.

In say­ing that the New­town team had to pro­duce fin­ishes of the high­est qual­ity and that they did with Frank Lang, Wil­liam Valen­tine, Max Roche, Pat Carey and Ai­dan Hef­fer­nan all hit­ting the net.

On the day the best for New­town were Se­bas­tian An­ton, Dar­ren Fisher and Ryan Collins.

The un­der-11s edged out Wick­low Town at home in a very close but en­ter­tain­ing game.

Matthew Doyle (2), Dy­lan Dun­leavy scored the goals while Brook­lyn Doyle, Naoise Lowe, Halim Topol and Rose Kelly-Ty­nan were among the best play­ers on the day.

Our un­der-14s trav­elled to the Meath/West­meath bor­der to take on Kin­negad Youths in the National Cup and de­spite a valiant ef­fort they went down to de­feat. Martin Kelly scored the New­town goal and de­spite been down a few play­ers through in­jury the team gave it their all.

The fol­low­ing are the fix­tures for the week­end­ing Ocg­to­ber 14 and 15:

Un­der-8s at home to Glen­cor­mac Utd, Saturday at 10.30am.

Un­der-9s at home to Grey­stones B, Saturday at 11.30am.

Un­der-10s away to Ash­ford Rovers Blue, Saturday at 1pm.

Un­der-11s away to En­niskerry, ko to be con­firmed.

Un­der-12s away to Grey­stones B, ko to be con­firmed.

Un­der-14s away to Ark­low Town A, ko to be con­firmed.

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

One of our ever-pop­u­lar fundrais­ers the “Last Man Stand­ing” com­pe­ti­tion will start back on the week­end of Saturday 21st - Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 16.

The cost to play is €10 per player and the club pays out 50 per cent of all monies we take in.

All monies col­lected go to the con­tin­ued devel­op­ment of the young­sters in the club.

Please sup­port lets get as many play­ers into the com­pe­ti­tion as pos­si­ble.

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 can 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/s stands to win up to €1,500 for the club de­pend­ing on how she or he does. We had in­tended to have one player but it looks like we may be able to put for­ward two con­tes­tants (all will be re­vealed).

Train­ing times for the com­ing week are as fol­lows:

Devel­op­ment Squad (play­ers born in 2011-2013) on Satur­days at 10-11am.

U8s (play­ers born in 2010) Tues­day 6-7pm.

U9s (play­ers born in 2009) Wednesday 6-7pm.

U10s (play­ers born in 2008) Thursday 6-7pm.

U11s (play­ers born in 2007) Wednesday 6-7pm.

U12s (play­ers born in 2006) to be con­firmed.

U14s (play­ers born in 2004/2005) Satur­days at 11.30am (Prov).

As the evenings are clos­ing in fast in the com­ing weeks all of our teams will be mov­ing into the In­door Hall in due course.

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

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on all mat­ters New­town Ju­niors F.C. please con­tact the sec­re­tary at 087 6987653 or by email to hughienolan@gmail.com and you can also follow the club on our Face­book and Twit­ter pages.

ARK­LOW TOWN FC

Well done to our Le­in­ster first team, who on Thursday night trav­elled to the Iveagh Grounds in Crum­lin to play St. James Gate and walked out 2-1 win­ners. Goalscor­ers for Town tonight were Dar­ren Dempsey and Peter Sher­wood.

Our LSL sec­ond team suf­fered a nar­row loss at home on Saturday af­ter­noon.

The team played with a great re­silience against a strong Collinstown team who stand top of their Di­vi­sion, hav­ing won all seven games out of the seven they have played so far in this cam­paign.

The game re­mained score­less for much of the game - with Ark­low Town proudly adding their name first on the score­sheet through a goal from Ross Han­ley.

Collinstown FC replied some time later and, in the clos­ing min­utes of the game, found the back of our net again, leav­ing the game 2-1 to our visitors at the fi­nal whis­tle.

Well done the team on the day. A great game which bore wit­ness to the char­ac­ter and de­ter­mi­na­tion our sec­ond team dis­played in the face of a tough chal­lenge.

Our un­der-8 WDSL team ex­pe­ri­enced their first home game on our won­der­ful Astro fa­cil­ity over the week­end in Bridge­wa­ter Cen­tre Park.

Yet again there was some amaz­ing goals scored, stun­ning saves and tremen­dous tack­les. The boys con­tinue to show a lot of de­ter­mi­na­tion and their ef­forts in train­ing paid off.

Ark­low Town’s U9 Black team made the short trip to lo­cal ri­vals Ark­low United for a 10am kick­off at Fern­dale on Sun­day morn­ing. The great sup­port for both sides were en­ter­tained by some su­per foot­ball.

A strong Ark­low United side at home played some great foot­ball and this was coun­tered by some great play from the Town. Over­all a good morn­ing of foot­ball.

Thanks to Ark­low United for host­ing the game.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our U11 A1 DDSL side who pro­gressed to Round 3 of the U12 SFAI Cup with a 2-1 home win against Cabin­teely. Goalscor­ers for the Town on the day in an ex­cel­lent all round team per­for­mance were Paul Moore and Sean O Neill.

Our Lit­tle Astros Club runs ev­ery Saturday morn­ing from 10am un­til 11am.

It pro­vides an in­tro­duc­tion to foot­ball in a fun man­ner in a safe and se­cure en­vi­ron­ment and is run by fully qual­i­fied coaches.

This very pop­u­lar club caters for boys and girls aged be­tween four and seven years old and is to­tally free of charge.

Do call up any Saturday morn­ing, there is no book­ing nec­es­sary. We look for­ward to wel­com­ing you.

Check out our Face­book page at The Town - Ark­low Town FC for all the hap­pen­ings within our club.

The girls un­der-7s race at the Wick­low county cross coun­try cham­pi­onships in Avon­dale. Pic­ture: Garry O’Neill

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