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. 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 confirmed 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 Michael 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.