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BRAY BOWLS

The nights are draw­ing in and the leaves be­gin­ning to fall as the sea­son nears its end and in the words of Sir Alex Fer­gu­son it is squeaky bum time.

All Bray’s men’s teams saw ac­tion in the week just ended.

Divi­sion 4 took five points at home to West­manstown last Mon­day night and Divi­sion 5 brought home one point from CYM which is al­ways a tough venue.

Thurs­day saw all three Vets teams take to the rink with Vets 1 suf­fer­ing a heavy de­feat away to West­manstown. They are still cling­ing on to sec­ond place with 2 games to go.

Vets 2 de­feated the lead­ers Her­bert Park 4-0 at home to bring them­selves right back into the frame again with two games to go.

Vets 3 de­feated Green­hills at home and now only need one point from their last two games to guar­an­tee sec­ond place.

On Satur­day our Divi­sion 1 team trav­elled to Dun Laoghaire and suf­fered a re­sound­ing de­feat.

On the same day Divi­sion 2 took a much-needed six points at home to Lerne.

All teams are in ac­tion this week with the ladies away in Ke­nil­worth to­day (Wed­nes­day).

Thurs­day has Vets 1 at home to CYM, Vets 2 away in Sk­er­ries and Vets 3 away in Aer Lin­gus.

Come on lads lets do the busi­ness and bring some much needed cheer to the club

On Satur­day next Divi­sion 1 are at home to Rail­way Union and Divi­sion 2 make the long trek to West­manstown where some points would be very nice.

Also on Satur­day Divi­sion 5 fin­ish their sea­son with a trip to Kil­cock to face North Kil­dare.

Next Sun­day at 2.30 p.m. sees Bray host the Open Cup fi­nal be­tween CYM and Dun Laoghaire.So if you want to see some top class bowl­ing feel free to drop down.

We must also of­fer our con­grats to CYM on reach­ing the IBA Se­nior Cup Fi­nal. They are the first team from the BLI to do so in many a long day. They face Bel­mont from Belfast in the fi­nal on 31st August.

Also con­grats to Mar­garet Smyth and Va­lerie Do­herty from our neigh­bours Grey­stones on win­ning the Ju­nior Pairs Cham­pi­onship in the re­cent LBLI Cham­pi­onship Finals and also con­grats to Rose­marie Brown from Dun Laoghaire BC on win­ning three ti­tles at the same cham­pi­onships.

Back to fixtures now and Divi­sion 4 con­clude their year next Mon­day at home to Grey­stones.

Dick Fowler was this week’s lotto win­ner.

WICK­LOW ROVERS

The se­nior ladies took on En­niskerry for the sec­ond time within a week with the result hav­ing a sim­i­lar out­come as the first game.

Af­ter ninety min­utes there was noth­ing sep­a­rat­ing the two sides as the game fin­ished 1-1. In what was a tight all county Wick­low af­fair both sides prob­a­bly feel they could have won it, but they had to set­tle for a share of the spoils. Char­maine Hig­gins hit the Rovers goal on the night.

In ju­nior ac­tion the un­der-12As started their shield cam­paign with a re­sound­ing 5-0 vic­tory over Cool­boy, the lads put in a five star per­for­mance against their op­po­nents. Cian Nolan set them on their way with the first goal, fur­ther goals from Finn Dunne, Conor Wil­liams, James Ma­jew­ski and Se­nan O’Dono­van earned the lads all three points.

Se­nan O’Dono­van was nom­i­nated as the man of the match in an ex­cel­lent all round team per­for­mance.

We had no com­pet­i­tive ac­tion on Satur­day so it was on to Sun­day. The 12Bs went down 4-1 to Aughrim Rangers in the B fi­nal of the un­der-12 Plate com­pe­ti­tion. The lads gave it a hun­dred per­cent but Aughrim were just too strong on the day.

Tom Phe­lan net­ted Rovers con­so­la­tion goal with his first of the sea­son, con­grat­u­la­tions to Aughrim.

Our un­der-13s lost 4-1 to neigh­bours Rath­new in the A1 Plate fi­nal and de­spite the fi­nal score the lads were a shade un­lucky on the bal­ance of play.

Rovers went 1-0 up af­ter a crack­ing strike from Eoin Kennedy which was the score at half-time. The lads had nu­mer­ous near misses in the first pe­riod to add to their tally while the im­pres­sive Rath­new keeper pulled off two great saves.

Rath­new lev­elled mat­ters early in the sec­ond half and went on to add three fur­ther goals. This was an ex­cel­lent game of foot­ball with very lit­tle be­tween the two sides de­spite the fi­nal result, con­grat­u­la­tions to Rath­new.

The club are run­ning an open train­ing ses­sion this Thurs­day evening, August 22 for our un­der-15 DDSL Sun­day team at White­gates from 5.45 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. Any­one born in 2005 and are in­ter­ested in play­ing in the DDSL should at­tend.

All ex­ist­ing play­ers, past play­ers and new play­ers wel­comed to at­tend. If you have an in­ter­est in play­ing but can’t make Thurs­day evening please in­form us by con­tact­ing the fol­low­ing num­ber 0872837042, for all en­quires re­gards the un­der 15 DDSL team please con­tact the same num­ber.

The club’s AGM will be held on Mon­day night, Septem­ber 9, the venue is the club­house at White­gates and it will kick off at 7.30 p.m. sharp. All mem­bers are re­quested to ar­rive on time as meet­ing will start at 7.30 p.m. sharp, 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 you’re in­ter­ested in do­ing some work around the club please con­tact any of the fol­low­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers, Johnny Dunne, Paul De­laney, Jimmy Nolan, Ja­son Har­ris, 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 and suc­cess­ful 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. We would be more than de­lighted to see some more vol­un­teers join our com­mit­tee to help run the club.

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 18. Num­bers drawn were 2, 11, 12 and 15. €30 lucky dip win­ners were Ai­dan O’Toole c/o De­clan Crin­ion, Paul Mo­han c/o Sun­beam House Ser­vices, Charles Crin­ion c/o De­clan Crin­ion. Next jack­pot is €8,425. You can play the Bray Wan­der­ers Lotto on line 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.

The Academy un­der-19s were de­feated 2-0 by Water­ford FC at the Carlisle Grounds last Sun­day. The un­der-17s drew 2-2 away to Water­ford FC at IT Water­ford. Goal scor­ers were An­drew Mo­ran and Mor­gan Grif­fin.

The un­der-15s de­feated Finn Harps 5-2 in Dru­moghill on Satur­day. Goal scor­ers were Mark Tansey (3) and Ruben Moloney (2). Academy fixtures this week are; Un­der-19: Away to Gal­way United on Satur­day, August 24. Kick off at East United is 2.00 p.m.

Un­der-17: Home to Gal­way United on Satur­day, August 24. Kick-off at the Academy Grounds in Car­rick­mines is 2.00 p.m.

Un­der-15: home to St. Pa­trick’s Ath­letic on Sun­day, August 25. Kick-off at the Academy Grounds in Car­rick­mines is 2.00 p.m.

Un­der-13: Away to St. Pa­trick’s Ath­letic on Satur­day, August 24. Kick-off in the AUL Com­plex is 2.00 p.m.

Note: Fixtures and venues are sub­ject to change.

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 10.00 a.m. on Sun­day morn­ings and kick-start your Sun­day. Event starts from the Carlisle Grounds and is open to all.

For the lat­est club news visit our web site at http://bray­wan­der­ersfc.ie

NEW­TOWN JUNIORS

With all our on field ac­tion last week­end pre­dom­i­nantly fo­cused on our Mini World Cup (kindly spon­sored by Grey­stones & District Credit Union) we did how­ever have one team in mid­week ac­tion and that was the Un­der-12s.

They kept up their good start to the Shield com­pe­ti­tion with a 4-2 away win over Aughrim Rangers. Jake Robert­son scored twice and there was one goal each for Dy­lan Dun­leavy and Cathal O’Toole in a very good team dis­play.

The fol­low­ing are the fixtures for the week Tues­day 20th to Sun­day, 25th August 2019:

U-12s at home to St An­thony’s B, kick0-off Tues­day at 7 p.m. (Cup sec­ond leg).

U-8s away to Ark­low United Stripes, kick-off to be con­firmed. U-9s - Fix­ture to be con­firmed . U-10s away to Wick­low Rovers White , kick-off Satur­day at 10 a.m.

U-11s away to Ark­low United Stars, kick-off to be con­firmed.

U-12s away to En­niskerry B, kick-off to be con­firmed.

U-13s away to Avon­more B, kick-off to be con­firmed (Plate play-off)

(Fixtures and kick-off times are sub­ject to change)

The New­town­moun­tkennedy Area group hosted a Community Fun Day last Sun­day (18th).

Loads of clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions got to show off what they do in the area. For our part we held a Mini World Cup kindly spon­sored by Grey­stones & District Credit Union. We had four age groups U7, U8/9, U10/11 and U12/13s.

Af­ter a load of foot­ball was played on Fri­day night and Satur­day morn­ing in the group stages we had eight finals to host on Sun­day.

In the Un­der-12/13’s group the tro­phy fi­nal Nether­lands were too strong for Ire­land and they ran out com­fort­able win­ners. Paudie Gam­mell and Jack Fin­negan both scored hat-tricks for the Dutch while Iggy Szpilka scored a late con­so­la­tion for the Ir­ish.

In the cup fi­nal Ger­many jus­ti­fied their favourite tag with a 6-2 win over Switzer­land.

Ma­son Melia scored a first-half hat-trick to put the Ger­mans in full con­trol. Just be­fore half-time Brook­lyn Doyle and Aaron Caw­ley scored ei­ther side of a Max Syn­nott goal to leave the half-time score at 4-2.

Fur­ther Ger­man goals from Syn­nott and Jack Cough­lan left the fi­nal score at 6-2.

One of the fea­tures of this game was an out­stand­ing dis­play in goal from Cor­mac Chance.

In the Un­der-10/11’s group the Tro­phy fi­nal was a close af­fair as Por­tu­gal edged out Uruguay on a 4-2 score­line.

For Por­tu­gal Cathal O’Toole scored twice and there were goals from Ai­dan Hef­fer­nan and Len­non McGuin­ness. Se­bas­tian Anton replied with two goals for Uruguay.

In the Cup Fi­nal Croa­tia com­fort­ably de­feated Colom­bia to take the hon­ours.

Among their goalscor­ers were Ryan Collins, Dayle Carthy, Jack Barlow and Ni­chita Neaga while Kacey Kelly and Al­bie Chance played very well.

For a well beaten Colom­bian team Dy­lan Dun­leavy and Lau­ren Cof­fey were among those who kept go­ing un­til the end.

In the Un­der-8/9’s group we prob­a­bly had the two best finals of the week­end.

In the Tro­phy fi­nal Italy over­came the Span­ish team on an 8-7 score­line with Theo Messitt scor­ing the win­ning goal late on. Both teams left it all on the pitch with Finn Hef­fer­nan, Tyler Doyle and Eoin Led­widge shin­ing for the Spain team, with Rian Martin, Tiar­nan Richard­son and Noah Sin­nott El­liott do­ing like­wise for the win­ning Italy team.

If that fi­nal was good the Cup Fi­nal prob­a­bly sur­passed the Tro­phy fi­nal es­pe­cially for drama.

Mex­ico led 5-1 half­way through the sec­ond-half with David McCormack, Nathan Dono­hoe and Gerry Hoban all among the goals.

Ar­gentina looked dead and buried but they fought back and got a sec­ond wind and goals from Cian Richard­son, Aaron Nolan, Tom­mie Ryan and Arthur Brun­ton forced the game into our first ever 1v1 gaunt­let shootout. The Mex­i­cans pre­vailed by 2-1 in the shoot out.

Both teams de­serve huge praise for putting on a fine dis­play.

In our Un­der-7’s group the Tro­phy Fi­nal was won by Bel­gium who got the bet­ter of France on an 8-2 score­line.

For France among those who starred were Jes­sica McDon­ald, Chloe Mullen and Aaron O’Con­nor while among those who starred for the win­ning team were Jake McDon­ald, Sum­mer Doyle and Cal­lum Carthy.

In the Cup Fi­nal Brazil edged out Eng­land by 6-5 in an­other high scor­ing game.

Best for Brazil were Bobby Duffy, Jamie Doyle and John Paul Dun­leavy while among those who did well for Eng­land were Kaitlyn Mullen, Harry Duffy and El­lie Crim­mins.

We fin­ished the day off with our legendary Tiny Tots game where stars of the fu­ture Lucy, Katie, Ma­son, Eoin, Jack, Saoirse and Ella. Well done to our two keep­ers David and Dar­ren and also our spe­cial guest ref­eree Sa­muel Kearns. Well done all.

While the weather was okay on Fri­day and Satur­day we weren’t so lucky on Sun­day where we had to brave some heavy show­ers at times.

Any­way the show went on and ev­ery­one needs to be ap­plauded for that.

Spe­cial men­tion to He­len, Lau­ren, Geral­dine, Grace, Nathan, Dave, John and Danny who put in tro­jan work over the course of the com­pe­ti­tions.

Many thanks to the Grey­stones & District Credit Union for their kind spon­sor­ship to­wards the cost of the tro­phies.

Two play­ers from our De­vel­op­ment Squad will cel­e­brate their birth­days in the com­ing week and they are Ty­mon Chowan­ski and Cal­lum Byrne. Happy birth­day lads from all at New­town Juniors F.C.

Fi­nally on a sad­der note we ex­tend our deep­est sym­pa­thies to the fam­i­lies and friends of Rose­leen Vick­ers (St Pa­trick’s Road NTMK) and Shay Mon­a­han (Up­per Grat­ten Park Grey­stones). May their souls Rest in Peace.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on all mat­ters “New­town Juniors F.C.” please con­tact the Sec­re­tary at 0876987653 or by email to hughienola­[email protected] and you can also fol­low the club on our Face­book and Twit­ter pages.

Bray Wan­der­ers sup­port­ers Joe, Yvette, Luke, Mada­lyn and Liam Stice at the SSE First Divi­sion game against Cobh Ram­blers on Fri­day evening.

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