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Con­grat­u­la­tions to New­town­moun­tkennedy Tidy Towns. What a fan­tas­tic per­for­mance this year and fan­tas­tic rise of 10 points in the all-Ire­land Tidy Towns rat­ings.

This is a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment given the amount of devel­op­ment that is go­ing on in the vil­lage.

It takes an amaz­ing amount of ef­fort and co­or­di­na­tion for these things to hap­pen.

The very best of luck the com­ing year and I hope you get lots of new mem­bers on the back of this Bril­liant re­sult. Thank you for all your valiant and hard-work­ing ef­fort from ev­ery­one in New­town 2050 and be­yond.


Thank you to ev­ery­one for join­ing us at our Septem­ber’s meet­ing, it is great to see. The Fo­rum’s next meet­ing and AGM will be Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 29, at 7.30 p.m. in New­town­moun­tkennedy Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. We have a won­der­ful com­mu­nity with a strong voice so come along and join us. For more in­for­ma­tion or meet­ing min­utes fol­low us on Face­book – New­town­moun­tkennedy Dis­trict Fo­rum.


New­town Pri­mary School are hav­ing a Cloth­ing Col­lec­tion Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 9, in New­town Com­mu­nity Cen­tre from nine – 10 a.m. They will col­lect the fol­low­ing items for re-use: good qual­ity adult and chil­dren’s cloth­ing, shoes, hats, belts, bags and soft toys. The more weight col­lected the more funds we raise for Our Lo­cal Pri­mary school.


Join us for our Cups against Can­cer cof­fee morn­ing on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 11, from 9.15 to 11.15 a.m. in the Parkview Ho­tel, New­town­moun­tkennedy. En­joy the morn­ing with a cuppa and a chat, make up demo, cupcakes, raf­fle + more and help us raise vi­tal funds for the Ir­ish Can­cer So­ci­ety. *Wear some­thing pink if you can*.


CPR train­ing will be held in New­town­moun­tkennedy Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 12, from 9.30 a.m. This train­ing is free and you should ar­rive early to avail of a place. Wil­lie O’Con­nor at 087 2643446.


Loads of foot­ball was played last week­end de­spite the con­tin­u­ous days of heavy rain. Nev­er­the­less, there was a break in the weather, and we got some foot­ball on.

Pride of place this week goes to the un­der-12s team who se­cured the Divi­sion 2A League ti­tle af­ter a humdinger in New­town against fel­low ti­tle con­tenders Avon­more FC the team got a great start with two goals inside the open­ing min­utes from Cathal O’Toole and Jake Robert­son. Mid­way through the half the away side pulled a goal back but New­town re­stored their 2-goal cush­ion just be­fore half time when O’Toole scored his sec­ond goal. As was ex­pected the away side came out strong in the sec­ond half and they again made it a one goal game af­ter in­de­ci­sion in the New­town de­fence. How­ever, within min­utes O’Toole scored his hat trick and New­town’s fourth. Keira Far­relly made it five when she got the fi­nal touch af­ter a cor­ner kick to score. Avon­more kept New­town on their toes with two well taken goals in the dy­ing min­utes, but Brook­lyn Doyle got the New­town sixth goal in in­jury time to calm any last-minute nerves and the team had clinched the ti­tle with a game to spare on a 6-4 score­line. On the day it was a great team ef­fort and the squad was: Ben Syn­nott, Cil­lian Cof­fey, Cor­mac Chance, Keira Far­relly, Rose Kelly Ty­nan, Scott McKenna, Dayle Carthy, Dy­lan Dun­leavy, Brook­lyn Doyle, Jake Robert­son, Cathal O’Toole, Evan Fa­hey and PJ Duffy. Well done to all the play­ers and their coaches John Dun­leavy and Dave McGuirk and many thanks to all the par­ents and sup­port­ers for their sup­port this season. The team is still in con­tention in both the Cup and the shield.

In other ac­tion our un­der-8s made the long trip to Cool­boy and they put in a su­per per­for­mance on the day. Spe­cial men­tion to Reece Kearns, Eoin Led­widge and Tommy Ryan, who were among those play­ers who starred on the day.

Our un­der-9s played out a tremen­dous game of foot­ball at home to Rath­new in the rain. Bobby Spil­lane was the man of the match in a great team dis­play.

Our 10’s found the go­ing tough away to a strong St Anthony’s Green team. Leon O’Con­nor scored the New­town goal. The un­der-11s pro­duced an ex­cel­lent dis­play with a 3-1 away win over Ark­low United Stars. Wil­liam Valen­tine gave us the lead with a shot come cross inside the first two min­utes. Ryan Collins added a neat fin­ish for goal num­ber two mid­way through the half. The team was con­trol­ling the game, but the home team scored to make it 2-1 in what was very soft goal on our part. We re­stored our two-goal lead when Ai­dan Hef­fer­nan fin­ished to the net af­ter Pat Carey’s ini­tial ef­fort had been saved. On the day Kacey Kelly, Mikey Syn­nott and Aaron Roy were among the play­ers who played well on the day.

Our ever-pop­u­lar Devel­op­ment Squad re­turned in the last few weeks af­ter the summer break. All boys and girls from five to seven years are very wel­come to at­tend and can con­tact any coach or com­mit­tee mem­ber for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. De­pend­ing on weather con­di­tions, this de­ter­mines if the DS goes out­doors/in­doors.

The fol­low­ing are the fix­tures for the week­end Satur­day/Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 12/13: un­der-8s at home to Avon­more FC ko Satur­day at 10 a.m.; un­der-9s away to Shil­le­lagh ko to be con­firmed; un­der-10s at home to Rath­new FC ko to be con­firmed; un­der-11s at home to Shil­le­lagh Navy ko to be con­firmed; un­der-12s home to Grey­stones A ko to be con­firmed; un­der-13s – Fix­ture to be con­firmed

(Fix­tures and KO Times are sub­ject to change)

Our Last Man Stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion com­pleted week two last week­end. Af­ter eight play­ers ex­it­ing in week one, week two turned out to a game changer as no less than 79 of our play­ers ex­ited the com­pe­ti­tion af­ter their se­lec­tions Manch­ester City and United, West Ham, Nor­wich, Sheffield United, Wat­ford and Spurs all failed to win their re­spec­tive games. There will be no fix­tures next week­end as it is an In­ter­na­tional break. Week three fix­tures will be for the week­end of Satur­day/Sun­day Oc­to­ber 19/20 and we will have 41 Play­ers at the start­ing line. All se­lec­tions must be with the sec­re­tary on or be­fore 9 p.m. on the Thurs­day prior to the week­end fix­tures. The Prize Pot will be €500. Thank you ev­ery­one for your con­tin­ued sup­port. Rules of the com­pe­ti­tion are avail­able on re­quest or are on our Face­book and Twit­ter pages.

We have a to­tal of five play­ers from the club cel­e­brat­ing their birth­day in the com­ing week and they are Kian Lofts, Os­car Tarnogrodz­ki, Noah Campbell from the Devel­op­ment Squad, Reece Kearns from the un­der-eights and Seán Mi­randa from the un­der-10s. Happy birth­day guys from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors FC.

On a sad­der note the club would like to ex­tend their sin­cere sym­pa­thies to the fam­ily and friends of El­iz­a­beth (Cissie) Robert­son (née Tyn­dall) who sadly passed away last week. Cissie is the mother of well-known New­town na­tive and lo­cal soc­cer leg­end Gor­don Robert­son. May she rest in peace.

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.


Find­ing Peace In A Fran­tic World, a six Week Mind­ful­ness Course has started on Mon­days from 7.45 p.m. to 8.45 p.m.

This course is based on the same named book and follows a well-struc­tured, in­for­ma­tive and prac­ti­cal ap­proach on how to bring Mind­ful­ness into ev­ery as­pect of life and ex­pe­ri­ence the ben­e­fits for your­self rather then read­ing or hear­ing about them.

Through­out this course you will learn and prac­tice all the for­mal Mind­ful­ness Med­i­ta­tions in class as well as at home and be en­cour­aged to in­te­grate some of the in­for­mal mind­ful­ness prac­tices into your daily life.

Cost €110 in­cludes Mind­ful­ness Day and Work­book and au­dio ma­te­rial. Please con­tact An­ge­lika at 087 2176068.

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