Sunday 25 September 2016


Published 23/01/2013 | 13:51


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The club are delighted to announce new Junior age gymnastics classes for three to five-year-old girls and boys.

These classes will run in Rathdrum on Saturday mornings from 10.30 - 11.15 and 11.15-12pm and will cover floor, beam, bars, vault, fun play and team skills.

There will be a class maximum size so early booking is essential. There are a few places available in our one hour recreational classes on Saturdays 12-1 pm, 1-2 pm and 5-6 pm, Mondays 5-6 pm and Tuesdays 6-7 pm, these classes cater for age 6+.

The Wicklow Town 5-6 pm Wednesday trampoline class is now full and we are now accepting enrolments for the 6-7pm class, these classes are run in the Fatima hall in the Dominican College, use a full Olympic size trampoline and cater for absolute beginners up to those doing Somersaults.

New gymnastics classes are about to start in Rathdrum on Thursday evenings. These new classes will run from 4-5pm, 5-6pm and 6-7pm and cover floor, vault, bars and beam (no trampoline).

All classes can be booked online in the enrolment/waiting list section of our website details of costs are all on the website too. The club can be contacted by email of by text/call 086 3212213.

The club have also just launched a primary school education program providing gymnastics classes in the schools during class time, however we are also available to run after school classes, contact Les in the club if your school is interested.


Well there was only one winner at the weekend and that was the weather, the adverse conditions wiped out the complete programme of WDSL fixtures.

The MGL fixtures also fell foul of the weather. On the Senior front all three Senior teams saw their games cancelled due to waterlogged pitches.

We are now entering into the business end of the season for all our teams within the club.

The committee would like to take this opportunity to wish all our senior, girls and schoolboys/girls teams the best of luck for the remainder of the season, good luck to you all.

We would also like to wish our U-16A team the best of luck in the fifth round (last 32) of the National Cup on Sunday February 3 when they travel to Sligo Town to take on Ballisodare United, good luck lads.

It has been noted that some managers are still not texting full information to our club secretaries.

The text should contain both team names, whether A, B or C, age group, competition and goalscorers.

Also text should be sent as soon as possible after the end of the match and should be sent whether you win or lose.

Please think of the people who are giving up their time to send results and goal scorers to the league and newspaper, everything has a knock on effect by the delay to send your result in. This applies to the Senior teams as well as the Junior sides.

Also could all club members please use the bins provided in The Whitegates, recently it's been noticed that rubbish has been left on the touchlines after games and it's been left to committee members to go around after games to clear up plastic bottles and paper wrappings, please use the bins provided and keep our grounds tidy.

Our soccer academy is on every Saturday morning [weather permitting] in the Whitegates all weather pitch at 11am so for fun and games while learning the skills of the game come to the Whitegates from 11 till 12 under the guidance of experienced coach Johnny Dunne. The academy is open to boys and girls from the age of three upwards.

The following is a list of the gear and prices: Socks-Junior €5, Senior €8; Shorts with crest-Junior €10, Senior €12; Tracksuit-Junior €45, Senior €57; Polo Shirts-Junior €22, Senior €28; Rain jacket-Junior €30, Senior €37; Hoodie-Junior €20, Senior €26. All tracksuits, polo shirts, rain jackets and hoodies can be personalized with the players initials free of charge if requested.

Anyone with information for the club notes or the club website can contact me at 0879108706 or e-mail me at

For all news regarding the club, check out the club website at or the club facebook page.


Due to the severe weather conditions over the weekend both the Wicklow schoolboys/girls league and the Wicklow football league were left with no choice but to call off all games in the county over the weekend. Hopefully the weather will improve over the coming days and we can get back to action next weekend.

Unfortunately our academy was also cancelled on Saturday due to our indoor facilities coming under threat from flood water on Friday night and only for the quick action of two of our members Glen Fewings and James Snell things could have been a lot worse.

The two lads along with the help of local Councillor John Snell were successful in steaming the flow of water which threatened our facilities and due to the swift actions of all three men our facilities were back in use on Saturday evening with just minor damage to the playing surface.

Everyone at the club is extremely thankful to Councillor Snell for his help and swift action on the night which went above and beyond his call of duty.

To all our members we would just like to say these are wonderful facilities we have not only our indoor pitch but our three outdoor pitches and clubhouse which we sometimes take for granted and sadly in this day and age it is not only the weather we are under threat from as was seen by the damage that was done to Wicklow Rover's small sided pitch just a few weeks ago.

So if you see anything suspicious in or around our facilities just contact a committee member or phone the Garda these facilities are for the whole community so better to be safe than sorry.

Our Academy is back next Saturday at 11am for all children aged between 4 and 7. Once again from the club, community and everyone that uses our facilities a big Thanks to Councillor Snell for all his help.


The girls had a free Sunday last weekend when all the Wexford League ladies matches were called off due to the bad weather conditions.

The previous Sunday the ladies made the trip to Clonroche to face Cloughbawn B in the first round of the Wexford Cup.

Mayghan Doyle opened the scoring for Shillelagh in the second half with a fine individual goal.

Despite dominating the game for most of the match and creating several chances, the girls were caught out with two quick goals to leave them trailing 21 with five minutes to go.

To their credit the girls stuck to the task and with Jaimie Brownrigg and Celine Jordan leading by example they were eventually rewarded with the equaliser when Elaine Murphy finished.

With the game heading for extra time Noreen Lambert pressed forwards and curled a great ball into the box where Anna Nolan stole in at the back post to grab the winner for Shillelagh and send them through to the next round.

This Sunday we play Killenagh away in the league at 11.30pm.

Training continues this Friday at 7pm. All new players welcome.

Congratulations to our latest €100 winners in our 210 club draw:

January 9: Martina Costigan, Quarry Street, Shillelagh, winning numbers 14 and 19. January 16: Therese O'Connor, Tomacork View, Carnew, winning numbers 21 and 36.


The weather this weekend played havoc with all cycling activities, with many of the club opting to head off-road on the snowy trails of County Wicklow rather than brave the icy roads.

One event that did go ahead was the Leinster Commission training camp which was held in the clubhouse last Sunday.

Young cyclists from all over the province braved the weather to attend. There was a road spin in the morning of varying distances for the different age groups, followed by talks on training in the afternoon.

Among those to attend from Bray Wheelers were Juniors Anthony Clarke, Sam McAllister and Edward Kearns. In the U-16 age group Sean Lee, Sam Gilmore, Paddy Michel and Jonah Bailey were in the group of over 30 U-16's from cycling clubs around the province. From this training camp Leinster teams for the season will be chosen.

Meanwhile Sean O'Tuathaill fresh from his fourth place in the Cyclocross National Championships will be part of a three-man Irish team taking part in the 56th annual international cyclocross race of Lanarvily in Brittany, France, on January 27.

Some of the continents best cyclocross riders will be attending and this will provide valuable experience for O'Tuathaill who should do well.

Also next Thursday night there will be another coaching session presented by Mark Murphy dealing with race preparation, tactics and criterium training. Details of all spins and events are on the website


The season has been slow to kick back off after Christmas with no teams having played a game yet.

The weather played havoc with the schedule over the weekend and all games within the WDSL were called off.

As we have no results to report we are going to take a quick look back over the first half of the season.

The U-8 team spent the first few months finding their feet and learning how to play as a team under the guidance of manager John Kavanagh and assistants Steven Jordan, Keith Byrne and Ray Wallace.

The team played nine games in total and have had a mixed bag of results with five defeats and four wins. They have been regarded into the gold division for the next round of fixtures.

The team have come on so much and are keen to get back playing matches. They travel to St Pat's in Avoca this Saturday for an early kick off.

The U-9 team have had a fantastic season so far, the team has really came on and are the team in Wicklow to watch at this age group. They had a total of nine games so far and have secured seven wins, one draw and one defeat. The boys have been placed in the white division for the next regrade.

The results between now and June will determine what division the boys play in next season competitively.

Their manager Trevor Gilligan reckons they will be top contenders for the Premier Division going on their track record.

The U-11 team have had an up and down start to the season. They kicked off with the league and just couldn't get the results that they deserved.

They played a total of 10 games and secured two wins, two draws and were unlucky to have six defeats.

This has seen them move into Division 1 for the Shield and the team are ready to take on the challenge and are aiming for the top spot so they can move back up to the Premier again next year.

Managers Ken Redmond, Victor Young and Mark Murray have been busy over the last few weeks with extra training sessions getting the team ready for the next run of matches. Best of luck to all teams over the next few months.

Outstanding registration money is not due and can be given to team managers or the committee. Club gear is available to order by contacting Lorraine on 087 0576660. Please add us on facebook Carnew AFC to keep up with all the latest fixtures,news and results.


Seagulls lotto - There was no Jackpot winner on Sunday January 20 for a jackpot of €675, numbers drawn were 7, 8, 14, 30. The five €30 lucky winners were C Kavanagh c/o C Kavanagh, Daizy c/o Glenview FC, J Egan c/o Glenview fc, Caroline and Veronica c/o Veronica, J Alexander c/o BWSC. The next draw will be on Sunday January 27 in the Hibernia Inn with a jackpot of €750. If anyone wishes to sell lotto tickets, please contact the club at 2828214.

Online Shop - Bray Wanderers merchandise is now available to purchase on line. The on line souvenir shop can be accessed from the Supporters club web site home page

2013 Season tickets - Bray Wanderers 2013 Season Tickets are now on sale - adult: €99; child (U-16): €49; OAP: €49 special pre-Christmas family ticket offer: two adults and two children - €249. Contact the club at 2828214. Bray Wanderers AGM - The Annual General Meeting of the Supporters Club will take place on Monday January 28 at 8pm in the Strand Hotel, Bray Seafront.

All members are asked to attend.


Last week we it was the frost but this week it was the torrential rain that fell Thursday night and all day Friday that ensured none of our teams saw any onfield action.

With more wintry conditions forecast for the next week we can only cross the fingers and hope that we get some games played this coming weekend.

Three players from the club celebrate their birthdays in the coming week and they are Cian Walsh from the U-12's, Lee Turner from the U-14's and Lauren Nolan from the girl's U-16's. Happy birthday to all three from everyone at the Juniors.

The club would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Jimmy Curley who sadly passed away last week.

Jimmy until his retirement last year was responsible for many years for keeping the village main street and other areas clean and tidy in his job working for the Wicklow County Council. May he rest in peace.

For all other queries/matters relating to the club contact Hughie at 087-6987653 or visit our website and you can also find us on Facebook.


No games for our teams last weekend as the weather for the second week running was the only winner last weekend. Here's hoping for better luck for the coming weekend.

There was no winner in our Members Draw this week so it's a rollover of €300 next week. Thank you for your continued support.

The club extends their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jimmy Curley who sadly passed away last week. May he rest in peace.

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