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.
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.
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
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.
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.