CLUB CALL

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WICK­LOW ROVERS

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.

BRAY WAN­DER­ERS

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.

BRAY BOWLS

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.

NEW­TOWN JU­NIORS

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.

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