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There was plenty of foot­ball played in the last week as the pe­riod of good weather con­tin­ued. Our un­der-eights hosted Cool­boy Rangers on Sun­day morn­ing where both teams played out a se­ries of keenly con­tested games. The 8’s squad is in­creas­ing in num­bers by the week and some of them will turn into very tasty foot­ballers. On the day Jack Gavin, Jake Fitzsi­mons and Kait­lyn Mullen were among the star per­form­ers.

Our un­der-nines had two games in the past week. On Tuesday even­ing they played away to a strong Wick­low Rovers Green while on Satur­day morn­ing we hosted a very good Cool­boy Rangers team. Over the course of the two games among the play­ers who starred were David McCor­mack, Aaron Nolan and Gerry Hoban.

Our un­der-10s are the draw spe­cial­ists in the club and so it proved as they played out two draws in the past week. On Mon­day even­ing they played at home to Avon­more Black and both teams pro­ceeded to play out an ex­cit­ing 4-4 draw. The New­town goals came from Leon O’Con­nor (2), Lu­cas Dow­dall and JV Kelly. On Satur­day morn­ing they trav­elled to take on Grey­stones Blue and after a great game both teams had to set­tle for a 2-2 draw. The goals came from Leon O’Con­nor and Jack Bar­low.

Our un­der-11s had a nar­row de­feat at home to a very good Wick­low Rovers Green team on Sun­day morn­ing. Wil­liam Valentine had put the team in front after eight min­utes and ev­ery player left it all on the pitch in a great ef­fort. Among the play­ers who played well were Aaron Roy, Mikey Syn­nott and Ai­dan Hef­fer­nan.

Our un­der-12s had two very good home wins in the past week to keep their in­ter­est high in a num­ber of com­pe­ti­tions. On Tuesday even­ing in a Plate game that was re­versed to New­town our team won out even­tu­ally on a 5-2 score­line. Aughrim had given a good ac­count of them­selves and with 15 min­utes left they led 2-1 but New­town hit back with a four goal blast to take the points. The goals came from PJ Duffy (2), Jake Robert­son, Cor­mac Chance and Keira Far­relly. On Satur­day they hosted Ark­low Town B and they took three valu­able league points with a 5-1 win. For a un­der­strength team the goals came from Jake Robert­son (2), Cor­mac Chance, Brook­lyn Doyle and Cathal O’Toole.

Just to mention, a very well done to our De­vel­op­ment Squad trav­elled to Fern­dale Park home of Ark­low United FC where they played out a blitz with the home side and Rath­new FC Many thanks to ev­ery­one in Ark­low United for all their hos­pi­tal­ity on the day. Hope­fully we can do it again in a few weeks.

All our teams are back in ac­tion and we are still on the look­out for a cou­ple of new play­ers for a cou­ple of our teams so if you are in­ter­ested please con­tact our club sec­re­tary at the con­tact de­tails at the end of these notes.

The club is host­ing an FAI summer Soc­cer Camp this summer. The dates for the camp are Mon­day the 15th-Fri­day, July 19. The cost for the camp for the week is €70. There are re­duc­tions for more than one child from the same fam­ily. The camp is open to boys and girls aged 6-14 years. All par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive a full play­ing kit, foot­ball and gear bag. Book online to get 20% dis­count at Sports Di­rect. com stores. All book­ings can be made by log­ging onto sum­mer­soc­cer­ or by phone to 1890 653 653.

There are no fix­tures for our teams this com­ing week­end as it is a Bank Hol­i­day week­end but fix­tures will re­sume the fol­low­ing week­end Sat/Sun­day, June 8/9. It looks like we will be con­tin­u­ing with games till the end of June and then we will be tak­ing our mid-sea­son break. We also hope to have our long over­due 2018 Pre­sen­ta­tion Day on the last week­end of June.

We will have a ‘Golden Goals’ for next Satur­day night’s Cham­pi­ons League Fi­nal be­tween Liver­pool and Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur or Spurs as they are more fondly known. Tick­ets are avail­able from all team coaches and committee mem­bers. Thank you all for your con­tin­ued sup­port.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on all mat­ters New­town Ju­niors FC please con­tact the sec­re­tary at 087 6987653 or by email to hughienola­[email protected]

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