Our Leinster Senior side had no game over the weekend but at the time of going to print they were due to play away to Ratoath Harps on Monday night. Our WDFL side were due to play St Peters on Sunday but this game was a victim of the bad weather.
Midweek action in the junior section was confined to our under-12s; the 12As secured a hardearned point away to Arklow Town after their game finished 2-2. The lads were 2-0 down at half-time but should great battling qualities to fight back in the second period with goals from Cian Nolan and Sonny McHale to earn a share of the spoils.
The game marked the return from injury of Joe Culleton after a lengthy lay off with a broken collarbone, welcome back Joe.
The 12Bs went down 2-1 to Ashford Rovers at Whitegates in their A3 shield match. In a closely fought encounter that could have went either way the lads will probably feel they should have taken something from the game.
On Saturday, the 12Bs put in a battling display away to Avonmore to earn a share of the points after a 0-0 draw.
Top scorer Jack Neville turned out in between the posts for Rovers and turned in a magnificent performance to keep a clean sheet. Also, Filip Stypula and Sammy Doyle stood out in a very good all-round team performance.
The under-13s recorded a good 6-0 away win over Greystones Utd A, Eoin Kennedy led the way with a brace to make it 15 for the season, Brendan Porter, Evan Conyard, Georgie O’Neill and Charlie Czwalina all added singles to get their Division 1 campaign off to the perfect start.
The weather played havoc with Sunday’s fixtures with the heavy overnight rain putting paid to the majority of our games.
Only one game escaped the inclement conditions and that was our under-15s game away to Roundwood and what a performance the lads turned in.
The lads raced into a 3-0 lead in the first twenty minutes with an excellent hat-trick from James Fagan, Rory Hannon added a fourth before the home side pulled one back just before the break to leave the score 4-1 in favour of Rovers at half-time.
Roundwood came flying out of the traps in the second half to score a second but this only spurred Rovers on adding further goals from Luke Dunne and Robert Cherry to run out 6-2 winners.
IT’S BACK! Yes, our Last Man Standing competition is back. Do you know your premiership football? Can you predict the winner of a game? Would you like to prove this to your friends? Would you like to win some cash while doing this?
€500 cash could be yours if you are the ‘Last Man Standing’. Full details of the competition can be viewed on our club website and our Facebook page and a full set of rules can be viewed on the home page of the club website at www. wicklowrovers.com.
Our first competition of the season starts on the weekend of October 19.
If you are interested in taking part and putting your knowledge of the premiership to the test against other players in pursuit of the €500 prize you can contact Damien O’Rourke 086-3327757, Johnny Dunne 087-7802098, Jimmy Nolan 087-9108706, any committee member, any club member or contact us on our Facebook page. The entry fee to take part in the competition is €10, please if you are taking part get your name in as early as possible, thank you.
Yet again we seem to be visiting the problem of managers not texting in their results and goalscorers after their match is completed.
When a team within our club don’t see a match snippet in our club notes or on our Facebook page this is not down to the person writing up the club notes or posting on the Facebook page. It’s because the manager hasn’t bothered to pass on the match details.
All you are asked for is the result and goal scorers, no match report is required even though it would be appreciated for our Facebook page. In fairness this is only the minority as the majority of managers are sending in results, goal scorers and in some cases match reports.
We all know it’s a little harder to send in the information when you lose a match, but this shouldn’t be the case. Whether you win, lose or draw the match details should be sent into your fixtures secretary asap after your game is finished.
People are interested in how our teams get on in their games so please forward your match details not just when you win but for every game. This applies to the whole club, senior and junior.
Unfortunately, it’s the same managers week in week out that cause the problem.
Please remember we are all volunteers; we have deadlines to meet with the paper and Herald Striker.
We can’t just keep sitting beside a computer waiting for a manager to reply when contacted for their result, so, again, we request you send in your result and goal scorers asap after the end of your match.
Everyone at Wicklow Rovers AFC would like to extend their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Martin Doyle of Ashford who sadly passed away recently.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Mary Ellen, his sons Martin and Eoin, Daughter Ellen, his brothers, sisters, brothers-inlaw, sisters-in-law, aunts, nephews. nieces, extended family, friends and neighbours at this sad time. May he rest in peace.
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.
Numbers drawn in the Bray Wanderers lotto on Sunday, September 22, were 2, 12, 15 and 21. Jackpot was €8,625.
One jackpot winner Marie, Jemma and Veronica c/o V. Walsh. Next jackpot is €600.
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.
The Academy under-19s defeated Shamrock Rovers 1-0 away in the Tallaght Stadium on Saturday. Goal scorer was Conor Dowling. The under-17s drew 1-1 with Shamrock Rovers at the Carlisle Grounds on Sunday.
The under-15s defeated Derry City 2-1 in Pearse Park on Saturday. Goal scorers were Mark Tansey and Jad Hakiki. The under-13s defeated Derry City 1-0 in Pearse Park on Saturday. Goal scorer was Hugh Parker.
Academy fixtures this weekend are; Under-19s away to Wexford FC on Friday, September 27. Kick off in Ferrycarrig Park is 7.45pm. Under-17s away to Wexford FC on Saturday, September 28. Kick off in Ferrycarrig Park is 2.00pm. Note fixtures are subject to change.
Bray Wanderers are set to launch a pathway for girls’ football by forming a team to enter the Só Hotels Under 17 Women’s National League, with a view to becoming a competitive club at senior level.
The club have applied to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) to initially enter a team in the Under 17 Women’s National League in 2020, in a bid to create a pathway for girls in the Wicklow and South Dublin areas.
The introduction of a Bray Wanderers girls’ team will add to the overall structure at the League of Ireland club, with the club fielding academy sides in the men’s SSE Airtricity National Leagues at Under 13, Under 15, Under 17, Under 19 and Senior level.
For the latest club news visit our web site at http://braywanderersfc.ie.
The most important weekend of the club year ie the club championship finals took place last weekend and the weather gods smiled kindly.
First up was the men’s championship final on Saturday morning where Brian Walshe had a comprehensive victory over Walter Doyle who possibly found the early start not to his liking.
Saturday afternoon saw both Brian and Walter back in action with Brian taking on Patrick Brosnan in the Handicap Singles Final.
Patrick was in tremendous form and claimed his first ever club singles title. Walter partnered Sean O’Mealoid to victory in the Men’s 4 Bowl Pairs over Danny Heffernan and Gabriel Cahill.
Saturday was a red-letter day for Terri McKeon who defeated the vastly experienced Phyllis Brett in the Ladies 2 Bowl Singles Final to claim her first singles title.
The Mixed Triples was won by the team of Owen Byrne, Jean Kane and Michael Egleston who triumphed over Michael O’Brien, Peg O’Toole and Colm Murphy.
Sunday saw the Ladies Championship won by Breeda Keogh who defeated Jean Kane. Sunday also saw Theresa Martin who in her first year in the club partnered Phyllis Brett to victory over Pam O’Leary and Marge O’Leary (no relations) in the Ladies 2 Bowl Pairs.
The Men’s 2 Bowl Pairs saw Patrick Brosnan accompanied by Paddy Pegman claim his second title of the weekend by defeating Aidan Galvin and Colm Heaslip.
Finally, the Men’s 2 Bowl Singles was won by Eoghain Brady who was too hot to handle for Alan Rath.
Congrats to all concerned and a big thank you to the organisers of the buffet afterwards.
Both Brian Walshe and Breeda Keogh now go on to represent the club in the Champion of Champions competition next year.
All thoughts now turn to the Winter League which commences on October 12 and Bray have entered three teams.
We will make periodic reports throughout the season on Bray’s progress as they set out on the defence of the trophy, they won last season.
Finally, Tommy Murphy was the lucky lotto winner in what was the second last draw of the year.
Weather-wise it was much the same as last week, but heavy rain late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Mix ups in communication for want of a better word meant that the 8s game away to Avonmore and the 10s home game to Roundwood in the cup were not played.
The 9s game at home to St. Anthonys was a victim of the weather, while the 11s game at home to Shillelagh was off due to the away side having a free week.
Of the games played we had plenty of goals and drama. The 12s stayed in the hunt for honours in both league and shield after two fine wins in the past week.
In midweek they won 6-3 away to St. Anthonys where there was a glut of first half goals (5-3 to Newtown).
In fact, it took a very late goal from Cathal O’Toole in the second half to finally secure all three points as the home side battled it out with our guys for long periods.
That late goal was Cathal’s fourth goal of the game while Jake Robertson added the other two goals.
On Saturday morning they hit six again, this time at home to Enniskerry B winning 6-2. We had six different scorers and they were, Dayle Carthy, Dylan Dunleavy, Cathal O’Toole, Jake Robertson, Brooklyn Doyle and Keira Farrelly.
Our 13s were at home in the league to Roundwood F.C. and as usual they gave it their all and left it all out on the pitch and were about five minutes away from getting a very positive and deserved result. The final score of 3-2 to Roundwood was a little harsh on our team.
The 13s had led twice to two excellent goals from PJ Duffy (free kick) and Jack Finnegan. On the day among the best players were Keira Farrelly, Jack Coughlan and Patrick Martin. Also, nice to see Leon Moran back in action with the team after a while away.
Our ever-popular Development Squad will return on Saturday 28th September (10-11am) after the summer break.
All boys and girls from 5-7 years are very welcome to attend and can contact any coach or committee member for further information.
Also, we had planned to host a Soccer Sisters programme for girls but with the long evenings starting to fade we may have to leave this until early in the new year.
The Soccer Sisters programme consists of six free one-hour training sessions with fully qualified and Garda vetted coaches from the club.
All participants would also receive a FAI T-shirt if they participate in all six weeks. If there are any further developments on this programme, we will let those interested know.
The following are the fixtures for the weekend Sat.28th/Sun.29th Sept. 2019;
U8s - Fixture to be confirmed U9s - Fixture to be confirmed U10 Red at home to Enniskerry ko to be confirmed
U11s away to Greystones Green ko to be confirmed
U12s at home to Ashford Rovers B ko Sunday @ 10am (Cup Q.F.)
U13s at home to Arklow United A ko Saturday @ 11.15am
(Fixtures and KO Times are subject to change).
Our ever-popular fundraiser ‘Last Man Standing’ will soon get its first outing this season.
The start date is the weekend of Saturday 28th-Monday 30th September.
The cost is €10 per head and all monies raised go towards the youth of the area.
If interested in participating, please let any of our coaches and committee members know and they will put you in.
The prize pot will be 50 per cent of all monies taken in up to a maximum of €500. Rules of the competition are available on request or are on our Facebook and Twitter pages
We have three players from the club who will be celebrating a birthday in the coming week and they are Nathan Hall from the Development Squad, Joshua Ashish from the under-9s and Nichita Neaga from the under-11s. Happy birthday guys from everyone at Newtown Juniors F.C.
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.
Kiltegan captain Eoin Coogan, match referee Ciaran Manley and Bray captain Sid Hunt ahead of the IHC final in Aughrim.