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A very busy week with all teams in ac­tion bring­ing some much needed good cheer and un­for­tu­nately some not so good cheer as well.

The ac­tion started last Mon­day with Di­vi­sion 4 trav­el­ling to Santry to take on Sport­slink and they brought home one point courtesy of Ai­dan Galvin’s rink.

On the same night, Di­vi­sion 5 were at home to a strong Green­hills team back­boned by some ex­pe­ri­enced old heads and the vis­i­tors left Bray with all the points.

Tues­day saw Di­vi­sion 1 travel to Crum­lin a man short and they suf­fered a heavy de­feat which has them prop­ping up the ta­ble.

Di­vi­sion 2 were in Terenure the same night against CYM the league lead­ers.

The boys from Dublin 6W proved their worth with a com­pre­hen­sive vic­tory.

Wednesday saw some good news with the ladies get­ting a much needed win at home to Sk­er­ries to move off the bot­tom of the ta­ble.

Thursday had the 3 Vets teams in ac­tion with Vets 1 tak­ing 3.5 points home from Clon­tarf, Vets 2 get­ting one point at home to Ke­nil­worth where Ke­nil­worth’s Al Connor who is all of 95 years young showed the way for his team­mates.

Read­ers may have seen Al re­cently on the RTE Doc­u­men­tary ‘Un­der the Clock’.

Vets 3 had a very good win at home to Grey­stones to main­tain sec­ond place in the league. Satur­day saw Di­vi­sion 2 at home to Crum­lin where they got a much needed six points. Alan Rath’s rink pro­vided the in­spi­ra­tion.

This week has the ladies at home to West­manstown (to­day).

Thursday has the Vets in ac­tion as fol­lows: Vets 1 at home to Lerne, Vets 2 away to Black­rock, Vets 3 trav­el­ling to Trim in the Royal County to take on the league lead­ers Meath.

Satur­day has Di­vi­sion at home to the league lead­ers CYM where they could do with get­ting some points.

Di­vi­sion 2 travel to Clon­tarf who are just be­low Bray in the league and also some points would be wel­come.

Sun­day has the ladies in Cup ac­tion away to a star stud­ded Crum­lin team.

Mon­day, July 8, sees both Di­vi­sion 4 and Di­vi­sion 5 in home ac­tion against Bank of Ire­land and Crum­lin re­spec­tively. Con­grats to Florrie Car­roll on win­ning the lotto this week.


Well the fun day was an absolute success on Satur­day, there was a great buss around White­gates with a large crowd present en­joy­ing the good weather and the ac­tiv­i­ties on the day.

There is a few peo­ple we need to thank for putting on a great day, they even or­gan­ised the weather to be kind.

Firstly, a mas­sive thanks to Trevor and Yvonne Con­yard for putting so much time and ef­fort in to or­ga­niz­ing the event.

It is def­i­nitely fan­tas­tic to see our fun day res­ur­rected and both of these peo­ple de­serve great credit for it.

But ev­ery great lead­ers need a good team behind them and in fair­ness there was a mas­sive amount of help pro­vided.

Aish­ling O’Neill, Stephen Clarke and Ross Byrne car­ried out tro­jan work help­ing Trevor and Yvonne and played a big part in mak­ing the day a success so well done Aish­ling, Ross and Stephen.

A big thanks to Johnny Dunne and his grounds crew for hav­ing the pitch and grounds look­ing im­mac­u­late, also the coun­try flags looked fan­tas­tic flut­ter­ing in the breeze.

Thanks to An­thony Earls for been on hand all day to help when ever re­quired.

A huge thanks to all the man­agers/coaches/par­ents/play­ers who helped with man­ag­ing the teams and ref­er­ee­ing the matches, with­out you it wouldn’t have been pos­si­ble to run the games.

Thanks to Niall Cull and Jim Barnes for their help; Jim with pro­vid­ing the tar­get net and set­ting it up, Niall for all his help on the day and hav­ing his team on hand to help out with the teams.

A big thanks to One Stop Auto [bouncy cas­tle and ob­sta­cle course], John Porter Con­struc­tion and Stan’s and Tony’s (medals) and Stephen and Paddy at Ir­ish Pop­corn Com­pany (slush puppy and pop­corn ma­chines) for your kind spon­sor­ship for the event.

Yet again, thanks to Bren­dan Porter for the use of his PA sys­tem. Bren­dan helps us all year round with trans­porta­tion of goals around the grounds as well, thanks Bren­dan.

Thanks to all the girls who helped with the shop, a spe­cial thanks to Ciara Dover for paint­ing the soak the man­ager/coach board and bring­ing me per­son­ally a cup of cof­fee just when it was needed most.

Thanks to ev­ery­one who sup­ported our raf­fle and all the ticket sell­ers.

Fi­nally, thanks to all the kids and par­ents for com­ing out in such large num­bers.

If l have for­got to men­tion some­one I’m sorry but this just shows that so many peo­ple were will­ing to help it’s hard to re­mem­ber who did what.

It just shows what can be achieved when peo­ple step up, here’s look­ing to a bright fu­ture, thank you ev­ery­one.

When it was an­nounced that the fun day was go­ing to take place the club had two tar­gets.

The first was to give something back to the kids and make sure they had a fun day and the sec­ond was to have a small raf­fle with the aim to raise funds to pur­chase a de­fib­ril­la­tor.

As it worked out both tar­gets were achieved.

The kids played out mini world cups at un­der-8/9s, 10/11s, 12/13s and of course not to be out­done the academy kicked off pro­ceed­ings.

In be­tween matches, the kids had plenty to oc­cupy them­selves with, there was a bouncy cas­tle, ob­sta­cle course, tar­get shoot­ing, sponge the man­ager/coach and free slush pup­pies, pop­corn and candy floss.

We were blessed with the weather as it was pleas­ant and warm all day.

The mini world cup pro­vided the watch­ing sup­port­ers with some great en­ter­tain­ment.

In the un­der-8/9s com­pe­ti­tion Brazil topped the group with Spain a close sec­ond with both teams pro­gress­ing to the fi­nal.

Spain turned the ta­bles on Brazil win­ning the fi­nal 4-0.

A con­tender for match of the day had to be the third/fourth­place play­off be­tween Eng­land and Por­tu­gal.

When they met in the group stages they pro­vided a ten-goal thriller with Eng­land win­ning 6-4 and the play­off was no different but this time it was Por­tu­gal who came out on top in a nine goal fest with Por­tu­gal win­ning 5-4 in a thrilling en­counter.

In this group, Repub­lic of Ire­land fin­ished fifth and Italy were sixth.

In the 10/11s com­pe­ti­tion, Brazil topped the group with Italy fin­ish­ing sec­ond.

In the fi­nal, the boys from Brazil came out on top 5-0, the third/ fourth-place play-off was con­tested by Por­tu­gal and the Rep of Ire­land with Por­tu­gal de­feat­ing the Ir­ish 3-0.

Spain fin­ished fifth and Eng­land were sixth in this com­pe­ti­tion.

Fi­nally, it was the turn of the un­der 12/13s and this turned out to be an evenly con­tested group with all places still up for grabs go­ing into the last series of group games.

As it turned out it was Por­tu­gal who topped the group with Spain com­ing sec­ond.

They squared off in the fi­nal with Spain nar­rowly win­ning 2-1 in an ex­cit­ing en­counter.

Brazil and Italy fin­ished third and fourth re­spec­tively in the group to qual­ify for the third/fourth place play­off which Brazil won 2-0.

Repub­lic of Ire­land fin­ished fifth and Eng­land fin­ished sixth in a very com­pet­i­tive group. Well done and thank you to all the kids who par­tic­i­pated in our mini world cup, it was great to see such a large turn out.

The dates for our an­nual Sum­mer Camps have been re­leased, week one will run from Mon­day 15th of July to the 19th of July and week two will run from Mon­day 22nd of July to Fri­day 26th of July.

The camp will take place in the White­gates and will run daily from 10am to 3pm.

For regis­tra­tion forms or fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Johnny Dunne 087-7802098, Rob­bie Dover 087-3621049 or any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

Regis­tra­tion forms can also be down­loaded from club web­site at www.wick­

Ev­ery par­tic­i­pant will re­ceive a ball, jer­sey and medal.

All par­tic­i­pants should bring a packed lunch, drink, rain jacket, foot­ball boots and shin guards.


Our 2018 Pre­sen­ta­tion Day took place last Satur­day.

Our Devel­op­ment Squad who have been on the go since last Septem­ber had their last train­ing session un­til Septem­ber 2019.

As usual, all the kids were put through their paces by Lau­ren, Geral­dine, Grace, Dean, Nathan and Sean and we thank them all for all their time and com­mit­ment to the squad through­out the year.

Dave Mo­ran from New­town United came along and pre­sented all the kids with their medals and certs along with some good­ies which went down a treat.

From there it was onto the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre where the pre­sen­ta­tion for all the teams for Academy through to un­der-14s re­ceived their awards for the sea­son.

Ken­neth Turner and current Wick­low Player of the Year PJ Dowl­ing from New­town United came along to present all the awards and they brought along the three tro­phies United won this sea­son i.e. Tommy Hef­fer­nan Shield, Char­lie Bishop Cup and the Andy McEvoy Pre­mier League cup.

The fol­low­ing were awards that were pre­sented:

Medals were pre­sented to our Academy, un­der-8 and un­der-9 squads.

Su­per Savers Certs were pre­sented to Ni­chita Neaga (10s), PJ Duffy (11s) and Aaron Hackett (12s).

Hat-trick certs were pre­sented to un­der-10 play­ers Ai­dan Hef­fer­nan and Ryan Collins (4 HT), Wil­liam Valen­tine and Max Roche (2) and Pat Carey and Se­bas­tian An­ton (1).

Hat-trick certs were pre­sented to un­der-11 play­ers, Jake Robert­son (5), Brook­lyn Doyle (3), Cathal O’Toole and Cor­mac Chance (2) and Matthew Doyle and Naoise Lowe (1).

Hat-trick certs were pre­sented to un­der-12 play­ers Padraig Gam­mell and Aaron Caw­ley (1).

Hat-trick certs were pre­sented to un­der-14 play­ers Ja­son Carthy (3), Bobby Dowl­ing and Martin Kelly (2) and Char­lie Sullivan and Shane Dun­leavy (1).

Medals were pre­sented to the fol­low­ing play­ers who rep­re­sented the club at county level, and they were as fol­lows: Un­der-11 Girls - Kacey Kelly Un­der-11 Boys - Patrick Martin and Brook­lyn Doyle

Un­der-12 Girls - Keira Far­relly, Rose Kelly-Ty­nan and Han­nah Martin

Un­der-12 Boys - Aaron Hackett, Aaron Caw­ley and Jack Cough­lan

Un­der-13 Boys - Martin Kelly and Shane Syn­nott

The main team awards were pre­sented as fol­lows:

Player of the Year - Aaron Roy (un­der-10), Jake Robert­son (un­der-11), Han­nah Martin (un­der-12) and Laragh Davis (un­der-14).

Most Im­proved Player - Wil­liam Valen­tine (un­der-10), Cil­lian Cof­fey (un­der-11), Ig­nacy Szpilka (un­der-12) and Mar­cel Ko­ca­jda (un­der-14).

Top Goalscor­ers - Ryan Collins (un­der-10), Jake Robert­son (un­der-11), Patrick Martin (un­der-12) and Char­lie Sullivan (un­der-14).

The Clubper­son of the Year award went to Vicki O’Toole for all her hard work since get­ting in­volved in the club start­ing with the Devel­op­ment Squad to cur­rently work­ing with our un­der-8s team.

Our pres­ti­gious Dar­ren Magee Per­pet­ual Cup award went to a very de­serv­ing win­ner in Lau­ren Nolan.

Lau­ren cur­rently coaches our un­der-11s team and does tro­jan work with the Devel­op­ment Squad.

Lau­ren has played with the club since six years of age and is giving back to the young­sters in the area a lot of what she re­ceived when she was a kid.

Con­grat­u­la­tions Vicki and Lau­ren, very wor­thy re­cip­i­ents of these awards.

Many thanks to New­town United for or­gan­is­ing Dave, Ken­neth and PJ in pre­sent­ing all the awards.

Many thanks to Wil­lie Gre­gory for the use of the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre to host the awards.

All our teams will now take a short break.

All SSG, from un­der-8 through to un­der-11s will re­turn with fix­tures on the week­end of Au­gust 10/11.

These age groups will all be re­graded for when we re­turn. The league will also look at run­ning a cup com­pe­ti­tion for un­der-11s and maybe something sim­i­lar for the un­der-10s.

Un­der-12s are pro­vi­sion­ally back on the week­end of July 20/21 while the un­der-13s will be back on the week­end of July 27/28 (fur­ther de­tails as we get them).

The club are host­ing an FAI Sum­mer Soc­cer Camp this sum­mer.

The dates for the camp are Mon­day, July 15 to 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 to 14 years old. All par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive a full play­ing kit, foot­ball and gear bag.

Book on­line to get 20 per cent dis­count at Sports Di­ stores.

All book­ings can be made by log­ging onto www.sum­mer­soc­cer­ or by phone to 1890 653 653.

At the time of go­ing to press it’s look­ing like this camp will be full to capacity. If so, no walk-ons will be al­lowed on the camp. For fur­ther de­tails ring Vicki at 087 9972234 or by email to [email protected] af­ter 6pm.

The New­town­moun­tkennedy Area are host­ing a Com­mu­nity Fun Day for Sun­day, Au­gust 18, where all clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions in the area are in­vited to take part with some form of ac­tiv­ity or event.

We as a club will be or­gan­is­ing something that will in­volve all the kids of the area and we will have fur­ther de­tails in next week’s notes.

We only have one player from the club cel­e­brat­ing her birth­day in the com­ing week and she is Keira Far­relly who plays on both our Un­der 12 and 13 teams. Happy birth­day, Keira, from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C.


There was no win­ner of the lotto jack­pot on Sun­day, June 16. Num­bers drawn were 15, 19, 20 and 30. €30 lucky dip win­ners were Eric and Charles c/o Declan Crin­ion, Marie, Daisy & Jake c/o V. Walsh, J. Loughrey c/o John Keat­ing.

Next jack­pot is €8,075. You can play the Bray Wan­der­ers lotto on­line through our web­site. Any club or in­di­vid­ual in­ter­ested in sell­ing Bray Wan­der­ers Lotto tick­ets on a com­mis­sion ba­sis please email ad­[email protected]­wan­der­ for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Bray Wan­der­ers are away to Cabin­teely FC in the First di­vi­sion on Fri­day, July 5. Kick off at Strad­brook is 7.45pm.

The Academy teams re­turned to league ac­tion last week-end af­ter the sum­mer break.

The un­der-19s drew 1-1 with Cork City last Sun­day at the Carlisle grounds. Goalscorer was By­ron O’Gor­man.

The un­der-17s de­feated Cork City 3-2 away last Satur­day in Bish­op­stown. Goal scor­ers were Billy Vance (2) and Alex Raf­ferty.

The un­der-15s and un­der- 13s both made the long jour­ney to play Derry City away in Aileach on Satur­day.

The un­der-15s won 3-1 with goals from Cian Doyle, Ruben Ma­her and Toby Cur­ran.

The un­der-13s drew 1-1 with Daniel Isichei scor­ing the goal.

The un­der-15s are at home to Dun­dalk on Satur­day, July 6. Kick off is 2pm in Pearse Park.

The un­der-13s are away to Mayo on Satur­day, July 6. Kick off is 2pm in Mile­bush park.

Sum­mer Soc­cer camps: The Bray Wan­der­ers sum­mer soc­cer camps will take place in July and Au­gust in as­so­ci­a­tion with CNS Coach­ing on the fol­low­ing venues/dates: Ark­low United (July 8th - 11th), Bray Wan­der­ers (July 15th – 18th), Sal­lynog­gin (July 22nd – 25th) 9Au­gust 12th to 15th) and Bray Wan­der­ers (July 29 - Aug 1st) (Au­gust 19th -22nd). Reg­is­ter on line at www.bray­wan­der­ tick­ets-info/. Places lim­ited to the first 50 chil­dren per camp. Ages 5 – 12. €40 per child.

For the lat­est club news visit our web­site.

The Ivory Coast team who took part in the Ard­more Rovers Mini World Cup last week­end.

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