The senior ladies made their exit from the DWSL cup last Wednesday night when they lost 3-1 to St Pats with Niamh O’Brien netting for them.
After losing their first four league games and another cup game away to Castletown the girls are still seeking their first victory of the season after six games.
Apart from two heavy defeats to Cabinteely and St Columbans the girls have ran their other opponents close and with a bit of luck their first win isn’t far away.
Our under-17 DDSL team (born 2003) are currently looking for players for the upcoming 2019/20 season, they also require a goalkeeper.
If you are interested in playing your football in the DDSL with our under-17s please contact manager Jerry Lewins at 086 8943302.
At the time of going to print we’ll be in the middle of the second week of our annual Summer Camp and if week one was anything to go by it should be a great occasion for everyone involved.
Close on 80 kids attended the first week and apart from the last day the weather was kind.
We had kids from four years old up to 13 years old and everyone had a great time. I think we witnessed a lot of potential for the future on view at the camp with some talented footballers demonstrating their skills.
The Leinster Senior Saturday team have resumed pre-season training for the new 2019/20 season, training takes place in the Rocky Road every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm. All existing, past and new players are welcomed to attend.
Anyone interested in joining the team and can’t make the start of training should contact manager BA Franey at 086 3631836.
The club’s weekly junior soccer academy continues every Saturday morning throughout the summer months (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 three years to eight 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.
With the second half of the season due to start we would like to remind members who have outstanding membership fees that these are due now, you can pay your membership online at wicklowrovers.com, to your manager or through any committee member, thank you.
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.
At present we have a very hard working committee but we are always on the look out for people interested in helping out.
The club are always on the look out for people who are interested in getting involved in soccer, whether its coaching and managing or on the executive committee or a sub committee, maybe you would just like to help as an assistant manager, help with fundraising or help just around the grounds or in anyway at all, don’t hesitate, get involved.
Anyone interested in helping out the club in anyway can contact any committee member.
So, if your interested in doing some work around the club please contact any of the following committee members, Johnny Dunne, Paul Delaney, Jason Harris, Jimmy Nolan, Trevor Conyard, Yvonne Conyard, Aishling O’Neill, Stephen Clarke and Ross Byrne, contact numbers can be found on the club website or alternatively you can private message our club facebook page.
Recently we had Trevor, Yvonne, Aishling, Stephen and Ross join up to help out on the committee and already we can see the benefits of having extra bodies on the committee after they resurrected our family fun day and mini world cup which proved to be a very enjoyable day for all the kids of the club and their families and friends.
This is proof the more people on hand to help out the more that can be done around the club. So why not come on board, all help is welcomed and very much appreciated.
Anyone with anything for our club notes, Facebook page, club website or our weekly online newsletter can contact me by email at [email protected]mail.com or by text to 087-9108706.
For all news regarding the club, check out our club website at www. wicklowrovers.com or the club Facebook page.
Another week of hectic action on the rink as the second half of the season progresses nicely.
On Monday last our Division 5 team headed to Sandymount to take on Railway Union and the transport boys were in a generous mood and Bray left with 5.5 points. Thursday last saw two of our Vets teams in action with Vets 1 getting 1 point at home to Greenhills and Vets 2 getting one point away to CYM where Alan Rath making his Vets 2 debut skipped his rink impressively.
Saturday saw our Division 2 team travel to Dun Laoghaire in a match brought forward from Tuesday 23rd July. Bray got 1 point on the day from the quartet Christy McEvoy/Bryon Dancer/Gabriel Cahill and Pat Cronin.
The rink led by Paddy Pegman were most unlucky losing by one shot on the very last end. Division 1 were in cup semi-final action on Sunday last against Dun Laoghaire and unfortunately the team from the borough proved too strong.
No cup final suits this year lads. This coming week has the ladies at home to Crumlin today( Wednesday).
Vets 1 travel to St. James Gate on Thursday and Vets 2 and 3 are both at home to Westmanstown on the same day.
Saturday 27th sees Division 1 travel to Rathmines to take on Leinster and Division 2 are at home to Meath.
This game has an 11.00am start in order to avoid a clash with the Bray Air Show.
All leagues then take a break until August 6.
Our club competitions are making steady progress and Christy McEvoy’s quest for three in a row club championships continues with Owen Byrne the latest to try and not succeed in knocking Christy off his perch.
In the Handicap Singles Patrick Brosnan claimed the notable scalp of Walter Doyle in a big upset. Is the old order about to change!
Finally, congrats to Gabriel Cahill on winning the club lotto for the second time this season no less.
There was no winner of the lotto jackpot on Sunday, July 21. Numbers drawn were 4, 16, 21 and 24. €30 lucky dip winners were John Kavanagh c/o Charlie Kavanagh, Breda Mulhall c/o Hibo, Seamus Caulfield c/o Michael Caulfield. Next jackpot is €8,225.
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] braywanderersfc.ie for further information.
Bray Wanderers are at home to Athlone Town in the First division on Friday, July 26. Kick off at the Carlisle Grounds is 7.45pm.
The Academy under-19s drew 1-1 with Cabinteely at the Carlisle grounds last Sunday. Goalscorer was Jake Ellis.
The under-17s defeated Cabinteely 6-0 away in Ballycorus on Saturday. Goalscorers were Andrew Moran, Darragh Lynch (2), Ryan Bowden, Panit O’Keeffe and Charlie Gallagher.
The under-15s defeated Finn Harps 3-0 at Pearse Park on Sunday. Goalscorers were Toby Curran, Mark O’Donavan and Cian Doyle.
The under-13s defeated Monaghan/Cavan 1-0 away on Saturday. Goalscorer was Callum Davis
The under-19s are away to UCD on Saturday, July 27. Kick off at the Belfield Bowl is 2.00pm.
The under-17s are at home to UCD on Saturday, July 27. Kick off at the Academy Grounds in Carrickmines is 2.00pm.
The under-15s are away to Sligo Rovers on Sunday, July 28. Kick off at the Showgrounds is 2.00pm.
The under-13s are at home to UCD on Saturday, July 27. Kick off in Pearse Park is 2.00pm.
‘Get Fit With Bray Wanderers’ events! Join members of the first team and fans to walk, jog or run along the promenade in Bray at 10.00am on Sunday mornings and kick-start your Sunday. Event starts from the Carlisle grounds and is open to all.
Bray Wanderers will be holding a family fun day on Saturday, July 27, in the Carlisle Grounds from 1pm to 3pm to coinside with the Bray Air show.
We’ll have food, face painting, bouncy castles and a chance to meet the players. Free entry and fun for all.
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: Bray Wanderers (July 29 - Aug 1st) (August 19th -22nd) Sallynoggin (August 12th to 15th). Register on line at www.braywanderersfc.ie/tickets-info/. Places limited to the first 50 children per camp. Ages 5 – 12. €40 per child.
For the latest club news visit our web site at http://braywanderersfc.ie.
All our teams are currently on a short mid-season 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 27 and 28 while the under-13s will be back on the weekend of July 27 and 28 (further details as we get them).
Alexandra Mulcahy of Greystones & District AC (right) who claimed the bronze medal in the girls under-14 high jump during the Irish Life Health Juvenile Bs and Relays at Tullamore Harriers Stadium in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Alexandra is joined on the podium by Ellie Smyth of St. Peter’s AC, Co Louth, second place, and Annabelle Walsh of Ferrybank AC, Co Waterford, first place.
Eva Carey, Tara Carey and Teegan Devlin at the Kilcoole GAA Cl Camp.