A quiet week on the rinks this week with only the Ladies Division 1 team in competitive action.
They played away to Westmanstown and unfortunately they found the grass rink too hot to handle. They brought home one point.
The real big news this week is the magnificent performance of the Bray quartet of Christy McEvoy, Betty Keogh Breeda Keogh and Tony Murphy in reaching the final of the Kenilworth Mixed Rinks Tournament.
This is one of the oldest and most prestigious of the summer tournaments. Well done to all concerned.
The season is very much nearing the finishing tape and the action for the men resumed last night (Tuesday) with Division 4 away to CYM.
Today (Wednesday) sees the ladies at home to Skerries and Division 6 at home to Kenilworth. Thursday has Vets 1 away to Westmanstown.
Saturday has DIvision 1 at home to St. James Gate and Division 2 away to Crumlin.
Monday, August 13 has Division 4 at home to Westmanstown. Remember that all midweek league games now start at 6.00pm. Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14 sees a number of our ladies in action in the LBLI Championships in CYM, in Terenure. Good luck to Phyllis Brett, Patsy Donnelly, Jean Kane and Marge O’Leary.
Our own internal championships are making very good progress as we head towards the finals weekend. A full update will appear next week. Finally the winner of the lotto this week is Ger Minogue. WICKLOW ROVERS
Our under-18 Wicklow League side resume training for the up coming 2018/19 season. Training resumes on Wednesday (tonight), August 8, in the Rocky Road starting at 7.30pm. All existing players and new players welcome. For further information please contact Matt at 087-0536739.
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.
Over recent times we have been trying to set up a fundraising committee that would work in conjunction with the executive committee, this sub committee would be responsible with the running of the fundraising and the suggesting of ways of fundraising for the club.
This is a very important part of the progression of the club for the future. We are inviting any person that would be interested in helping out on this sub committee, its your club and if you would like it to progress why not come on board and help out.
If fundraising isn’t your thing there is plenty of other ways to help out. Don’t just assume someone else will come forward, come along and help the club progress, all help no matter how big or small would be very much appreciated. If interested you can contact any committee members, privatemessage the club facebook page or approach any club member, thank you.
The club are running another football camp in August due to popular demand, it will take place from Monday, August 20, to Friday, August 24.
The camp will take place at Whitegates and will run from 10am to 2pm daily. The camp is open to both boys and girls from 4 years old to 13 years old and the cost is €50.
Every participant will receive a ball at the start of the camp and a medal on the final day of the camp.
All participants should bring a packed lunch, drink, rain jacket, football boots and shin guards.
For more information please contact Johnny Dunne at 0877802098 or Robbie Dover at 0871768264. Alternatively you can contact any committee member.
The club’s weekly junior soccer academy continues every Saturday 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 3 years to 8 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.
Anyone with information for the club notes or the club website can contact me at 0879108706 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.
Fixtures - Bray Wanderers next game is at home game on Friday, August 10, against Finn Harps in the FAI Cup. Kick off at the Carlisle Grounds is 7.45pm.
Please note that season tickets are not valid for this game as it’s a cup match.
Match Tickets - To beat the queue’s on match night supporters can be purchase Bray Wanderers match tickets in advance online at http://braywanderersfc. ie/tickets-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 2018 season are: adults €15, students/ OAPS €10, children under 14 €5. Students should note that proof of student ID will be requested upon entry at the stiles.
Supporters Meeting - Bray Wanderers will be holding an open meeting for all supporter groups (old, present and new) and anyone wishing to get involved are more than welcome.
The meeting will take place next Thursday, August 9, at 8.30pm in media room in the Carlisle Grounds. We look forward to seeing everyone with the ambition of making our club, a club for all. The past can’t be changed, The present is now! The future in in our hands.
Get involved with Bray Wanderers - New chairman Niall O’Driscoll has written an open letter to Bray Wanderers supporters which was distributed at the recent home game against Cork City and can be viewed on our web site. If you are interested in getting involved in helping Bray Wanderers please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Niall O’Driscoll on 086 2560733.
Underage teams - The under-19s are away to Shamrock Rovers on Saturday, August 11. Kick off at the Tallaght Stadium is 2.00pm.
The under-17s are at home to Shamrock Rovers on Saturday, 11th August. Kick off at the Academy Grounds in Carrickmines is 2.00pm. The under 15s are away to Longford Town on Sunday, 12th August, Kick off at City Calling Stadium is 2.00pm. Note that fixtures are subject to change.
Lotto draw - There was no jackpot winner on 5/8/18. Numbers drawn were 16, 17, 22, 26. €30 lucky dip winners were Ray Stanz c/o M. Duffy, Liz O’Toole c/o V. Walsh, Sam c/o M. Duffy. Next jackpot is €9,925. Lotto tickets are on sale in the club shop at all home games and you can also play the Bray Wanderers Lotto on line through our website.
For the latest club news visit our web site at http://braywanderersfc.ie.