Tuesday 19 September 2017

Club call

WICKLOW ROVERS AFC - Both the first and second teams had no games at the weekend. The third team entertained league leaders St Fergal's at the Whitegates and yet again lady luck deserted them.

They matched their more experienced opponents and went in front with an early goal from Mikey Delaney, they eventually lost out 3-2.

In the girls section the U-12s went down 3-1 away to Greystones, leading scorer Niamh Caffrey scored the Rovers goal to keep her record of scoring in every game since the start of the season and brings her tally to six goals in four games.

The U-16 girls won 9-0 away to Liffey Valley FC, the highlight of the game was two hat-tricks, one from Amie Collier and the other from Kayleigh Sullivan. On the Junior front we were suppose to have four teams in National Cup action, three teams received walkovers while the other fell victim to the weather, the 12As were awarded a walkover from Lakelands B, the 13As got a walkover from Bush Celtic while the 16As received a walkover from Castle Villa.

The 15As game away to Naas United fell foul of the weather. Elsewhere in the schoolboy/girls section the U-8As drew 2-2 with Rathnew with the deadly duo of Aaron Murray and Charlie Phelan notching a goal apiece, our 9As defeated Greystones 2-0 with Glen Broughan and Mark Hodgkinson hitting the back of the net, the 9Cs played their second match of the season and recorded their first win defeating Enniskerry B by two goals to one with David Butler and Kai Fitzsimmons netting the goals.

Our 10As lost 3-0 away to Ardmore Rovers A, the 10Bs lost out to Rathnew 3-2 in a thriller, Adam O'Reilly and an og accounted for Rovers goals, the 10Cs won 2-0 away to local rivals Wicklow Town, Finn Egan Barron and Aaron Lynch supplying the goals.

The 11Bs kept themselves well in the title hunt with a narrow 1-0 away win over Greystones with Joe O'Shea getting the all important goal.

The 12Bs lost 4-1 away to Greystones with Fionn Matthews scoring his second goal of the season. Our 14As maintained their one hundred percent record in the division 1 shield with a 4-0 home win over Coolboy Rangers, Sean Algera, Rory Dowling, JJ Power and Shane Devlin were all on the scoreboard. The rest of our junior teams had no games.

The hat-trick club this week saw two ladies add their names to the list, both girls registered their hat-tricks for the U-16 girls in their 9-0 away win over Liffey Valley FC, Amie Collier and Kayleigh Sullivan both hit the back of the net three times, well done Amie and Kayleigh.

All managers, coaches, players and parents are asked to note that there will be no games this weekend the 27th/28th of October in the Wicklow District Schoolboys/Girls League.

Also our Saturday morning soccer academy will not take place this weekend due to the Bank Holiday, the academy will resume the following Saturday November 3 on the all weather pitch at 11 am, so all you kids from 3 years of age up to 8 years come along and enjoy the game of soccer under the guidance of Johnny Dunne.

The club are seeking players for U-8s (born 2005/2006), U-9s (born 2004) and U-11s (born 2002). If you have a child at any of these age groups and are interested in playing please contact John Frazer at 087-0564394.

It has been noted that some managers are not texting full information to club secretaries. The text should contain both team names, whether A, B or C, age group, competition and goal scorers.

Also text should be sent asap 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 in your result in. This applies to the senior teams as well as the Junior sides.

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.


Much of the football focus was concentrated on the SFAI National Cup this weekend with no fewer than seven Arklow Town FC teams in action.

The first team to take to the stage was the U-12A team who faced Naas AFC and in a shock result they lost out to a 4-2 score line. Liam Moore and Daniel Bruce with the goals.

The U-13B team also bowed out to Kildare opposition when they lost to Kilcock Celtic FC.

Results began to improve when the U-15B team welcomed St Anthony's FC and continued their unbeaten run with another strong performance.

Goals from Calem Devereux, Liam Scales, Morgan Harris, Alex Tyrrell, Cullen Walsh, Cal Kelly and Jake Byrne ensured progression to the next round.

The U-13A boys also made their way to round three with a good win over Wolfe Tone YC. Goals from Shane Keenan, Tom Somers, Matthew Dempsey, Nathan Cullen, Jack Healy, Daragh Walker, Conor Breslin and Liam Coleman securing victory.

Rangers AFC, were always going to be a tough team to beat as the U-14A team travelled to Ballyowen Park in the SFAI U-14 National Cup. The game ended in victory for The Town after extratime with goals from Clive Keenan (2) and Keith Crosbie.

New signing, Jack Furlong, was on the scoresheet for the U-16A boys who were defeated 3-1 by the visiting Esker Celtic FC however the U-16B team had more success with a 4-1 victory over Park Celtic FC on Sunday. Michael Kennedy, Aaron Healy, Paul Ryan and Patrick Kibler were all on the score sheet for The Town.

Finally, a reminder that children aged between 8-12 can look forward to our Halloween Fancy Dress Disco this Friday in the clubhouse from 7.00pm - 9.00pm. Admission is €2.00 with a free mineral bar. See you there!


This year sees continuous growth in the club again; our numbers have just passed the 200 mark and still rising.

With most of the competition trampolinists already qualified for the National Finals the club are now preparing for the next competition in Athy in November and are planning to host a friendly competition prior to Christmas.

The Junior girls are about to have a taste of competition gymnastics with the Level 1 regional competition, this is being hosted by Rathdrum in November with competitors coming from Dungarvan and Wexford, this is always an exciting day for both them and their parents.

Wicklow trampolining classses are building in size, currently we are running a 5-6 class on Wednesdays and if the demand is there we will run another class from 6-7. These classes are run in the Fatima hall in the Dominican College using a full Olympic size trampoline and cost €8 per class + insurance.

New gymnastic classes are about to start in Rathdrum on Thursday evenings as almost all the other classes are either full or have waiting lists.

These new classes will run from 4-5 pm, 5-6 pm and 6-7 pm and cover floor, vault, bars and beam (no trampoline) and 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


Seagulls lotto - There was no Jackpot winner on Sunday the 21st of October for a jackpot of €2550 numbers drawn were 8, 15, 21, 22. The 5 lucky pick winners for €30 were, B Mulhall c/o BWSC, T McGuirk c/o D Crinnion, B Flanagan c/o J Keating, K Byrne c/o Shamrock Boys FC, L Dunne c/o F Slevin.

The next draw will be on Sunday the 21st of October in the Hibernia Inn with a jackpot of €2625. 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

Player of the year - Bray Wanderers supporters club will be hosting the annual player of the year awards night in the Royal Hotel on friday the 2nd of November at 8.00pm. Tickets are 25euro each, this is for a 3course meal, awards ceremony, Dj and a late bar. Tickets are available from the supporters club at 0879968969 or by contacting the club at 2828214.

Voting forms - Can all members who have received there player of the year voting forms can they please return completed forms asap. Any member who has not recieved their form please contact the supporters club. All forms must be returned by Thursday the 1st of November.

Bus to Dundalk - Bray Wanderers supporters club will be running a bus to our final game of the season away to Dundalk. Prices are adults €15, schoolchild €10, U-16s €8.

Anybody interested in travelling or looking for more details please contact the supporters club at 0879968969. Places are limited due to high demand so please book if you are interested asap. Bus will depart from Superquinn at 5pm sharp.


Our U-8s had another good result this week when they drew 2-2 away to local rivals Wicklow Rovers. The goal scorers this week were Josh Merrigan and Dylan Massey and the whole team played well.

The U-9s won 1-0 at home to Arklow United this was a very good win against a strong Arklow side, Ethan Power was the goal scorer in what was a good team performance.

The U-10s also had a good win away to Wicklow Rovers coming out 3-2 winners in a game where they had to battle all the way to the final whistle the goal scorers on the day were Charlie Cruise, Jamie Coleman Kelly and Shane Marah. This was Jamie and Shane's first time on the score sheet for this team well done lads.

There is no academy this weekend due to the bank holiday hope to see all the kids back on November 3rd and to everyone that helps out at the academy enjoy your weekend and thanks for giving up your time every Saturday.


We had two games on at the weekend as the U8 game was called off. The U-9 team travelled to Glencormac on Saturday morning. It was a great entertaining game of football. There were some brilliant displays of football and the boys played their hearts out. The game ended in a 1-1 draw which was a fair result.

Carnew's goal came from Luke Wallace. It was one of the toughest weeks yet to pick a player of the week but the award went to Will Molloy for adapting to the outfield play so quickly, his tireless chasing and his great tackles.

The U-11 team travelled to local club Coolboy and had one of their worst games so far.

Coolboy kicked off the scoring early and Carnew just couldn't get into the game at all.

The more Coolboy scored the more the boys heads dropped. Hard luck boys and hopefully you can learn from the mistakes.

South East tickets are on sale from the club currently and all players have one to sell, this is a great fundraiser for the club so please support.

Club gear is available to purchase at the moment and we have all sizes in stock so please contact Lorraine for prices and to order. As always follow us on Facebook at Carnew AFC for all the latest club news, fixtures and results


The new committee elected at the 2012 AGM are as follows: President: Mrs. Stephanie O'Toole, Vice President: Mr. Frank Dennehy, Hon. Secretary: Mr. David Howe, Hon. Treasurer: Mr. Timothy Morgan, Ordinary Members: Ms. Mags Kelly, Mr. Tom Curley, Mr. David Sheehan, Mr. David Kulka, Mr. Kevin Flanagan. New Club Secretary - Arklow Lawn Tennis Club would like to welcome Mr. David Howe to the Committee.

David will be the Honorary Secretary for 2012/13. He can be contacted on 086 328 2903.

From September 1 reduced membership fees apply until next May. Familys can join for €130, seniors €80 and Juniors for only €30. Contact Hon. Treasurer Tim Morgan for further details on 087 2296080.

The famous Halloween parties of old make a welcome return too ALTC this year on the November 3 at the end of the Halloween Camp.

The party will begin at 7pm for all the kids (bring your friends) with party games and fun tennis for all.

Then at 8.30pm the adults will have their own Fancy Dress Tournament with spot prices for the best outfits and bonus points for anyone who plays with a wooden racket or a Broomstick. More details to follow on the notice board but dust down those fancy dress outfits now!

Good luck to all in the Mix n Match League. Tournament referee: David Kulka 087 2499193 (tournament committee: Tim Morgan, Kevin Flanagan, David Kulka).

We are trialling new substitution rules in the Autumn Mix N Match Team League.

In order to discourage the practice players will only be able to call on substitutes from the Line below them. You must also text both your own captain and the opposition captain so that both are aware of the proposed substitution.

Opposing captains should contact the tournament referee if they feel a proposed sub is inappropriate.

The tournament referee may permit a stronger substitute (i.e. from the same line) in exceptional circumstances (long term injury, holidays, etc.)

The new singles pyramid ladder is up and running with challenge matches taking place regularly now. So why not check it out and challenge someone on your line. Once you have played anyone on your row you can then challenge up to the row above you.

This year the club intend to go out for a meal and drinks. If anyone would like to suggest a venue give Kevin Flanagan a call as we are open to suggestions and want to as inclusive as possible this year.

Tennis Camps running from October 30 for four days, morning camp from 10am to 1pm. Afternoon camp from 2pm to 5pm. Text Childs name and or morning/afternoon booking to David Sheahan 087 8166525 for further details.

Go on give yourself a Halloween scare and prove you can be a really good tennis player. Places on a first come first served basis.


The Weekend began with the U14s getting a walkover in the Goodson Cup from Liffey Valley Rangers so roll on the next round.

The U-12s match against Aughrim was cancelled. Saturday morning began with U-10s at home to our neighbours Rovers but it wasn't to be as they lost 2-0.

The U-8s had an early start as they travelled to St Patrick's but that didn't affect them as they had a fantastic 8-0 win.

Goal scorers were Georgie O'Niell 4, lorcan Sinnott, Jamie Roche, Adam Byrne and an og. The day's matches ended with the U17s at home to Dalkey Utd after a cracker of a match they finished with a 2-2 draw, Jordan Pedigrew and Colin Rasher Roche were on target for town.

Sunday was a busy day at Finlay Park first up were the U11s against Arklow Town. The match ended 3-2 to Arklow. Dylan Doyle and Matthew Ryan scored for town.

In the meantime the first team were in action against Rathnew. The visitors took the lead quickly but town soon levelled with a goal from Stephen Morris. A cracker of a header from Shane Dunne putting town ahead, Cathal Doyle also found the back of the net bagging the lads a well deserved 3pts with a 3-1 win.

The club wish Tony Doyle a speedy recovery from an injury received during the match. The day's proceedings ended with the seconds against Ballywaltrim FC who won 3-1.

The club would to congratulate Eamon Delaney and Dido Dunne on been selected as county youth managers for 2012/2013 season, we wish you all the best. For all club news and updates please log on to our facebook page Wicklow Town AFC and our website


All seven of our teams were in action last weekend and from these games we recorded four wins and three defeats. Brilliant game in Bray where our U-8s won their game 6-3 versus Ardmore Rovers. Ryan Clarke helped himself to four goals and Nathan Murray added the other two. Best for Newtown were Luca Sinnott Elliott and Ryan McMahon.

The U-9s defeated Ardmore in Newtown by 3-2. Bobby Dowling scored twice and Darragh Heffernan also found the net. Best on the day were Laragh Davis and Aidan Keogh.

The U-11s travelled to Rathdrum to play Avonmore but lost 6-1 with their goal coming from Jack Elliott.

The U-12s made the long trip to Offaly to play Edenderry Town in the National cup but they lost heavily to a very slick home team.

The U-14s also exited the National cup after a 21 reverse after extra time away to Wolfe Tone. Sean Gregory scored the Newtown goal and he along with Dion Doyle and Michael Coghlan were Newtown's best players.

The U-16s girls travelled to Walkinstown to take on St. Catherine's hoping to get the show back on the road after last week's loss to Shelbourne.

The final score was 3-2 to Newtown in a game where the girls made heavy weather of getting the result.

Best for Newtown were Katie Mullally, Chelsee Snell and Chloe O'Brien.

Congratulations to U-16s duo Katie Miley and Amy Guilfoyle who have been selected for the Leinster U-15s squad for the inter-pros in Athlone in November. Well done girls.

Hard luck to Chelsee Snell and Aisling McDonald who had gone through the trial process but just failed to make the cut.

Our U-18s girls maintained their unbeaten start to the season after a 4-1 home victory over Kells Girls. Well done girls on an excellent display.

There is a committee meeting on this Tuesday (23rd Oct) at 7.15pm and all managers and committee must attend. Two players from our U-11s team celebrate their birthdays in the coming week and they are Kaitlyn Butler and Darragh Dwyer.

Happy birthday guys from everyone at the Juniors in our latest Goalden Goals from the match between Ireland and Germany the results were as follows; €60 - 32nd minute - Yvonne Snell; €20 - 33rd minute - Stephen Nolan; €20 - 31st minute - Lee McGuirk

Thank you for your support. We are still looking for more parents to get involved in the running of the club (you can never have enough). If you are an individual who thinks they have something to offer in the role of coaching, fundraising etc please don't hesitate to get involved.

Training times for all our teams will be listed on our Facebook page and will be updated on a regular basis or you can contact Hughie at the number below. 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.


The first team made the short trip to Kilcoole to take on St. Anthony's and after a titanic battle it was our lads who came out on top after a sevengoal thriller.

The goal scorers were Dean Odlum with two and Neily Martin and Cathal McNicholas. The second team went down 2-1 at home to Saints F.C. and their goal scorer was Noel McKenna.

There was one winner in this week's member's draw and that was Stephen O'Connor and he wins €100.

The winner of last week's triple rollover was Caroline Campion and she wins €300. Well done Caroline and Stephen.

The prize next week goes to €100. Thank you for your continued support.

Well the 'Empty Heads' put up a valiant attempt to defend the crown of music quiz champs and recorded an impressive score of 164 in what was generally excepted to be a very good test of music knowledge however that was only good enough to secure runners up, so they had to relinquish their title to this year's champions with a total of 169 that was 'AA' team was made up of Jason Collins, Katie Hamilton, Gillian Kinsella and Keith Kinsella well done and hope to see you back to defend your title next year.

A big thank you to Trevor O'Brien for running a fantastic Music Quiz on Friday night great craic and a few quid made Also thank you to everyone who supported it in any way.