New town mount kennedy
PRIMARY SCHOOL NOTES
As we start a new school year we welcome all the teachers, pupils, SNA and ancillary staff, back to school after summer. We hope that everyone enjoyed a good rest and a break from schoolwork.
We extend a special welcome to parents whose children are starting in Newtownmountkennedy Primary school for the first time. We hope that you and your child enjoy a long and happy relationship with the school. Our school reopens on Thursday the 29th at 9 a.m. for all pupils. We look forward to meeting our new junior infants pupils. We wish sixth class 2019 every success as they start secondary schools.
We would like to welcome Mr David Enright, Ms Aoife Keddy and Ms Clodagh Monahan to our teaching staff.
COMMUNITY FUN DAY
The rain couldn’t hold us back... A massive THANK YOU to our Committee Ruth, Ciara, Anne, Jen and everyone else who helped out with the day; To the clubs and groups thank you for coming on board with us to make this a wonderful day for Newtownmountkennedy; The community centre, Shane, Pat, Maureen, Tilly, Ger, the Men’s Shed, Parkview Hotel, Red Cross, Greystones Radio and anyone else we may have not mentioned we could not have done it without you all.
A big shout out to our amazing sponsors on the day: Greystones and District Credit Union, Adrian Dunne Pharmacy, Home for life, Anne Gregory, A & J Carroll, Parkview Hotel, Druids Well, Newtown Primary parents’ association, Fishers, Shauna’s Candy Cakes. Please support our sponsors.
Congratulations to all our raffle winners and a Huge THANK YOU to our raffle sponsors: Glen Mill Golf Club four x Ball – Brooklyn Doyle; David Martin Hair Design Voucher – Dympna Windsor Garage Bray Car Service – Jackie White; Jens Angel Card Reading – Sonya McGuirl; NMK Construction €50 cash – Sally Redmond; Ultima Oil Fuel Voucher – Marina McGinn; Rep of Ireland v Bulgaria match tickets – Gemma Ledwidge. Abwood Dog kennel – Leighton Gray; Glendalough Hotel two night Stay and dinner – Brian Roche. Also well done to Abbie Doyle with her Dog Show raising €130 for WSPCA Sharpeshill.
Newtownmountkennedy District Forum will return the last Tuesday in September at 7.30 p.m. in Newtownmountkennedy Community Centre. We have a wonderful community with a strong voice. Everyone is welcome. For more information or meeting minutes follow us on Facebook – Newtownmountkennedy District Forum.
We are currently on our holidays but are thinking of the bowling new year starting September 2. We are a thriving club taking part in competitions throughout the year. We meet twice a week Mondays and Wednesday in the community centre. We always welcome new members. If you would like any further information contact Jim at 086 4017218.
ALZHEIMER’S/ DEMENTIA SOCIETY
We meet every Friday at 11 a.m. in the Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy. It is an opportunity for family members and carers to bring their loved ones for a coffee and a chat.
NEWTOWN JUNIORS FC
There was plenty of onfield action last weekend. Only team not to play a game were the 10’s as their opponent was unable to field.
Our under-8s hosted Arklow United Stripes and both teams played some very good football. On the day Eoin Ledwidge scored his first ever goal while he, Tommy Ryan and Reece Kearns were among the star performers.
Our under-9s were supposed to be idle but a game was arranged versus Glencormac United and we thank them for arranging the game but I have no details on the match as no one from the 9’s were in touch.
Our under-11s were far from their best at home to Arklow United Stars as they went down to a 2-1 defeat. Max Roche scored the Newtown goal.
The under-12s won 6-2 away to Enniskerry B in the league where Cathal O’Toole scored two goals. The other goals from Cormac Chance, Keira Farrelly, Dayle Carthy and an OG.
The under-13s (Kindly sponsored by Adrian Dunne Pharmacy) narrowly lost away (3-1) in the Plate to Avonmore B the team minus a couple of key players gave it their all but the story of the game was missing chances. The good thing is that the team is creating the chances, they just need to put them away now. Max Synnott scored an excellent goal for Newtown from a free kick and he along with Aaron Cawley, Aaron Hackett and Jamie Fitzgerald were among those players who starred.
The following are the fixtures for the week Saturday/Sunday August 31/September 1: under-8s away to St Anthony’s Yellow ko Saturday at 10 a.m.; under-9s away to St Patrick’s ko Sunday at 11.30 a.m.; under-10s away to Arklow Town White ko to be confirmed; under-11s away to Shillelagh Navy ko Saturday at 11 a.m.; under-12s away to Avonmore FC ko to be confirmed; under-13s away to Carnew F.C.ko Saturday to be confirmed (Cup second Leg) (Fixtures and KO Times are subject to change)
Two players from the club will celebrate their birthdays in the coming week and they are Peter Heffernan from the Development Squad and Adam Doyle from the under-8s. Happy birthday lads from all at Newtown Juniors FC.
Our ever popular fundraiser ‘Last Man Standing’ will get its first outing this season in September (date to be confirmed). The cost is €10 per head and all money raised go towards the youth of the area.
For further information on all matters Newtown Juniors FC 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.
Hazel and Chloe Gamble with Ashling, Noah and Zach O’Connor enjoying the Heritage Week event at St Crispin’s Cell, Greystones.