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BRAY BOWLS

A quiet week on the rink this week with just our ladies team seeing ac­tion. They were away to Dun Laoghaire and once again they trav­elled out a player short. The team from the bor­ough proved too strong and took all points on of­fer. The ac­tion re­sumes next Tuesday, Au­gust 6, when Divi­sion 4 travel to Terenure to take on CYM and Divi­sion 5 are at home to Le­in­ster. Wednesday has the Ladies at home to Black­rock and hope­fully they will be in a po­si­tion to field a full team.

All three Vets teams take to the green on Thursday with Vets 1 at home to Le­in­ster, Vets 2 mak­ing the short trip to Shankill and Vets 3 head­ing down the N4 to Kil­cock to take on North Kil­dare. Satur­day next sees Divi­sion 1 on a rest day and Divi­sion 2 mak­ing the long trek to Sk­er­ries (11am start time).

As men­tioned last week the Bray quar­tet of Terri McKeon, Marge O’Leary, Tommy Mur­phy and John Browne were in ac­tion in the Ke­nil­worth Mixed Rinks com­pe­ti­tion re­cently. They reached the fi­nal where a lo­cal Ke­nil­worth quar­tet proved too hot to han­dle. Well done to all.

Also, con­grats to Ed­die Con­dren, Bren­dan Duffy, Paddy Peg­man and Ed­die Mor­ley on join­ing the Hot­shots Club hav­ing scored the max­i­mum of 8 shots in an end in a re­cent Vets 3 game at home to Sport­slink. Mine’s a pint, lads!

Men­tion must also be made of one of our nom­i­nated play­ers Gabriel Cahill who has played for Di­vi­sions 1, 2, 4 and 5 and Vets 1, 2 and 3 this sea­son. That is all the men’s teams in the club. Well done Gabriel - Do you ever go home?

The Race Nite last Fri­day night was a great suc­cess. Thanks to Matt for do­ing the hon­ours as MC and to Phyl­lis and Marge for run­ning the bar.

The win­ning own­ers were Will McKeon, Brian Wal­she and Dave McMa­hon. Fi­nally this week’s lotto win­ner is Pe­ter Gough.

WICK­LOW ROVERS

The se­nior ladies had two games last week, on Mon­day night they lost 6-1 at home to Cabin­teely, the away side con­trolled the game for large pe­ri­ods and made their dom­i­nance tell on the score­board.

On Wednesday the girls recorded their first win on the field of play when they beat Ash­bourne 2-1 at White­gates. Ni­amh O’Brien put the girls one up be­fore Ash­bourne equalised.

In a sec­ond half scarce of few open­ings, the girls were awarded a penalty which Ni­amh O’Brien neatly tucked away to en­sure all three points were stay­ing in Wick­low.

In ju­nior ac­tion the un­der 14B’s had an ex­cel­lent 5-0 home win over Ark­low Town in the Rocky Road on Wednesday night.

In a five-star per­for­mance from the lads they turned in a fan­tas­tic all-round team per­for­mance.

The defence were rock solid through­out while the mid­field got through some in­dus­tri­ous work around the park.

Up front, Rovers were clinical in front of goal. Adam Byrne hit a brace with Aaron Murray, Tom Phe­lan and Ben Bowen fir­ing home sin­gles.

On Thursday night our un­der-15s had an ex­cel­lent win in their un­der-15 Chal­lenge Cup semi-fi­nal when they de­feated Carnew 3-1 at White­gates.

A brace of goals from Aaron Laugh­lin and a sin­gle from Robert Cherry laid the foun­da­tions for this good vic­tory. This was a fan­tas­tic all-round team per­for­mance with ev­ery­one play­ing their part.

Well if it’s goals and ex­cite­ment you wanted the White­gates was the place to be Satur­day morn­ing.

Our 12Bs en­ter­tained Sport­ing Grey­stones in the Un­der-12 A3 Shield and what a thrilling game the sup­port­ers were treated to.

This game had every­thing to keep the watch­ing pub­lic on the edge of their seats. Grey­stones drew first blood when they went in front but Mil­lie Phe­lan pro­duced a neat fin­ish from a tight an­gle to make it 1-1.

Jack Lambe then put Rovers 2-1 up and shortly af­ter­wards things got even bet­ter for Rovers when Filip Sty­pula fired home to make it 3-1 and put Rovers in the driv­ing seat.

The away team, how­ever, came roar­ing back with three unan­swered goals to hit the front 4-3.

This topsy turvy game wasn’t fin­ished with the goals as Rovers showed great char­ac­ter to level mat­ter ten min­utes from time when Jack Lambe found the net with a screamer to make it 4-4.

Rovers con­tin­ued to push for­ward in search of a win­ner and were cru­elly de­nied in the dy­ing sec­onds when Cal­lum Hodgkin­son could only watch as his goal bound ef­fort ag­o­nis­ingly rat­tled the post and bounced to safety.

All in all, even though the game ended in a 4-4 draw both sides proved to be win­ners as the play­ers and their coaches pro­duced an entertaini­ng open game of foot­ball. Well done to ev­ery­one in­volved with both teams.

Due to pop­u­lar de­mand the club have de­cided to run a one­week soc­cer/fun camp in Au­gust. The camp will run from Mon­day 19th of Au­gust to Fri­day 23rd of Au­gust. It will take place at White­gates and will run from 10am to 2pm daily.

The cost of the camp is €50 and is open to girls and boys from the age of 4 years old to 13 years old. Ev­ery par­tic­i­pant will re­ceive a ball on the first day of the camp.

Each par­tic­i­pant is re­quested to bring a packed lunch, a drink, rain jacket, foot­ball boots and shin guards.

For more de­tails and fur­ther in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the camp please contact Johnny Dunne at 087-7802098 or Rob­bie Dover at 087-3621049. You can also down­load a regis­tra­tion form from the club web­site at www.wick­lowrovers.com

The club’s AGM will be held on Mon­day night the 9th of Septem­ber, the venue is the club­house at White­gates and it will kick off at 7.30pm sharp. All mem­bers are re­quested to ar­rive on time as meet­ing will start at 7.30pm sharp, thank you.

There are a few out­stand­ing mem­ber­ships to be paid, the club have had sev­eral regis­tra­tion nights to ac­com­mo­date our mem­bers and even though the ma­jor­ity have paid we still have some out­stand­ing who have made no contact with the club.

There is an on­line pay­ment method which can be ac­cessed through the home page of the club web­site at www.wick­lowrovers.com.

Also, mem­ber­ship can be paid through your team man­ager or 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 11 o’clock 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 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.

BRAY WAN­DER­ERS

There was no win­ner of the lotto jack­pot on Sun­day, Au­gust 4. Num­bers drawn: 5, 15, 24, and 29. €30 lucky dip win­ners were John Ka­vanagh c/o C. Ka­vanagh, Grace Car­ton c/o C. Ka­vanagh, Amy Caulfield c/o Michael Caulfield. Next jack­pot is €8,325.

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]­wan­der­ersfc.ie for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Bray Wan­der­ers are away to St. Pa­trick’s Ath­letic on Fri­day, Au­gust 9, in the FAI Cup. Kick off in Rich­mond Park is 7.45pm.

Academy fix­tures this week­end are:

Un­der-19: Away to Lim­er­ick FC on Sun­day, Au­gust 11. Kick off at Ho­gan Park is 2pm.

Un­der-17: Home to Lim­er­ick FC on Satur­day, Au­gust 10. Kick off at the Academy Grounds in Car­rick­mines is 2pm.

Un­der-15: Home to Sligo Rovers on Satur­day, Au­gust 10. Kick off at Pearse Park, Sal­lynog­gin, is 2pm.

Un­der-13: Away to UCD on Satur­day, Au­gust 10. Kick off in Marley Park is 2pm.

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 10am on Sun­day mornings and kick-start your Sun­day. Event starts from the Carlisle grounds and is open to all.

Sum­mer Soc­cer camps: The Bray Wan­der­ers sum­mer soc­cer camps will take place in Au­gust in as­so­ci­a­tion with CNS Coach­ing on the fol­low­ing venues/dates: Bray Wan­der­ers (Au­gust 19-22) Sal­lynog­gin (Au­gust 12-15).

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 web­site at http://bray­wan­der­ersfc.ie

NEWTOWN JU­NIORS

Our un­der-12s were the first of our teams back in ac­tion af­ter the break.

On Tuesday evening, they trav­elled to Tul­ly­lusk in Rath­drum to play Avon­more in the Plate semi fi­nal.

Though the fi­nal score was 4-0 to the home side, it was not a fair re­flec­tion of our team’s ef­forts.

The main dif­fer­ence on the night was they took their chances and we didn’t.

On Satur­day morn­ing in the open­ing game of the Shield the 12s got their cam­paign off to a win­ning start with a 4-1 home win over St. An­tho­nys.

The goals were scored by Cor­mac Chance (2), PJ Duffy and Brook­lyn Doyle.

In an evenly con­tested game Scott McKenna, Rose Kelly-Ty­nan and Cil­laun Cof­fey were among Newtown’s best play­ers.

The fol­low­ing are the fix­tures for the week Sat.10th-Sun.11th Au­gust 2019:

Un­der-8s at home to St. An­tho­nys Yellow; ko Satur­day at 10am.

Un­der-9s away to Grey­stones Red; ko to be con­firmed.

Un­der-10s away to Avon­more Black; ko to be con­firmed.

Un­der-11s at home to Shil­le­lagh Navy; ko Satur­day at 11.15am.

Un­der-12s at home to Wick­low Rovers B; ko Satur­day at 12.30pm.

Un­der-13s: Fix­ture to be con­firmed. Fix­tures and KO times are sub­ject to change.

Last week the club hosted an FAI Camp for the first time in years. We are glad to re­port that the camp was full to ca­pac­ity for the whole week and in the main the weather was kind to us though the rain on Fri­day tried its best to get the bet­ter of us. Well done to all the par­tic­i­pants and their par­ents and well done to all the coaches. We hope ev­ery­one had an en­joy­able week.

The New­town­moun­tkennedy Area group is 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.

The Fun Day will run from 1pm un­til 5pm in the Com­mu­nity Grounds and there will be some­thing for ev­ery­one.

As part of the event we will be run­ning our an­nual Mini World Cup, with all fi­nals tak­ing place on the day of the Fun Day. Com­pe­ti­tion de­tails are as fol­lows; Mini World Cup

(Kindly spon­sored by Grey­stones Credit Union)

Date: Fri.16th-Sun.18th Au­gust Age Groups: Un­der-7s (play­ers born 20122014/15); Un­der-8s and 9s (play­ers born 2010 and 2011); Un­der-10s and 11s (play­ers born in 2008 and 2009); Un­der-12s and 13s (play­ers born 2006 and 2007). €5 per player to par­tic­i­pate. Tiny Tots game for chil­dren for 3-year-olds and un­der.

Regis­tra­tion: Any mem­bers in­ter­ested in play­ing let your coach or any com­mit­tee mem­ber know.

Non-mem­bers in­ter­ested in play­ing must reg­is­ter by con­tact­ing the sec­re­tary at 087 6987653 (Hughie) for com­pe­ti­tion regis­tra­tion time/day.

Dead­line has been ex­tended for all play­ers to reg­is­ter is 6pm on Mon­day, Au­gust 12.

The com­mit­tee will make all de­ci­sions re­lat­ing to the Mini World Cup and all de­ci­sions will be fi­nal.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on all matters Newtown Ju­niors F.C. please contact the sec­re­tary at 087 6987653 or by email to hughienola­[email protected] and you can also fol­low the club on our Face­book and Twit­ter pages.

Photo: Leigh An­der­son

Ju­nior and se­nior in­fants stu­dents at the Ash­ford GAA Cúl Camp with coach Gavin Weir.

PJ Mor­ris­sey with his grand­son Enzo Curbelo Mor­ris­sey at the IFC clash of Kil­coole and Dunlavin in Ash­ford last week­end.

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