Wednesday 1 March 2017



A big weekend for the Arklow Town FC LSL team who earned their first points of the season with a 1-1 home draw against Glebe North FC. Well done to the lads.

At Junior level, Saturday saw our weekend of football kick off in glorious sunshine. Our U-8 team travelled to play Wolfe Tone YC and came away with a 5-0 win following goals from Conn Keaney, Adam Reid, Kyle Kelly and a brace from Paidi Kavanagh.

Our U-9A team were also on the road and played out a 0-0 draw with Glencormac United.

A very even affair with neither side able to find the back of the net.

The U-9B team welcomed Aughrim to Lamberton and this proved another even game. Plenty of great goals scored by Luca Ghiurcan, Peter Boddy and Daniel Byrne. Final score was 3-3.

Our U-10A team also played at home and entertained Enniskerry FC with a good 4-2 victory. Luke Scanlon was the hero bagging two while Sean Breen and Conor Mahon added to the tally.

Not such good news for the U-10B team who faced a very strong Rathnew team. The game was not without positives however with Callum Smith and Marcel Kasperek both on the scoresheet.

Finally for this week, our U-14Bs travelled to take on Wolfe Tone and were unfortunate to lose out however the scoreline did not reflect the performance from The Town who battled from start to finish. Not once did they put their heads down so well done lads.

Away from the football, children aged between 8 and 12 can look forward to our Halloween Fancy Dress Disco which will take place on Friday 26th October 2012 in the clubhouse from 7pm - 9pm. Check out The Town Facebook page for further information.


The second team got back to winning ways with a tough 2-1 away victory over Swords Celtic. Aidan O'Neill and Warren Gormley notched the goals in a win that helps them jump into second place in the league.

At the time of going to print there was no information from either the first or third team.

In the girls section the U-12s won 8-0 away to Cabinteely, two goals each for Sinead McGettigan and Niamh Caffrey and singles for Emer McNulty, Lucy Dunne, Niamh McSorley and Amy Kavanagh accounted for their goals.

The U-14 girls game was off at the weekend. Our U-16 girls won 6-0 at home to Maynooth Town, the highlight of the game was a splendid hat-trick from Clodagh Fox, Kayleigh Sullivan, Ally Webb and Sadie Mold hit a goal a piece.

In the Junior section the U8As drew 1-1 away to St Anthony's with Steven Gormley scoring the goal. The U-8Bs drew 2-2 with Ashford Rovers B with Daniel Kavanagh and Brian McCaul hitting the back of the net.

The U-9As had an excellent win over St Anthony's by a score of 5-1 with Mark Hodgkinson, Matthew Harbourne, Conor Hunter, Chris Bouchier and Glen Broughan nabbing the goals.

The U-9Bs lost 6-0 away to Wolfe Tone A while the U-9Cs lost 5-0 to Greystones United D in their first game of the season. The U-10As lost 5-1 to St Anthony's with Max Kearney hitting the back of the net while the B's went down narrowly 1-0 to Greystones B.

The U-11As defeated Newtown 8-0 with two goals apiece from Paul Marah and Robbie Hoffman with Brandon O'Brien, Ben Hudson, Max Kearney and Nathan Sullivan adding one each. The U-11Bs continued their good form with a 30 home win against Wolfe Tone with goals from Charlie Christie, Joe O'Shea and Jamie Noble.

The U-12As came out on top in the local derby winning 5-1 against Wicklow Town with Keith Carty and Eoin Scrennan notching a brace each with Cillian Kelly getting the other.

Our U-13As maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 5-0 win over Avonmore. Luca Rampersaud helped himself to a hat-trick with Jack Dunne and Adam Byrne adding singles.

The U-13Bs lost 6-1 to Ashford Rovers with Stuart Cox scoring the goal. The U14As won 5-2 away to St Anthony's with two goals from Shane Devlin and one each From Jack Geraghty, Matthew Traynor and Rory Dowling.

The U-15As defeated our U-15Bs 4-1 with a brace from Colin O'Toole and one a piece from Adam Copeland and Ross Quinn, Alljandro Barbieria scored for the B's.

Finally the U-16As continued their good start to the season defeating Coolboy Rangers 1-0 away to make it four wins from four with Rory O'Kelly heading home the only goal of the game.

We had two players in the hat-trick club this week, first up was Clodagh Fox who hit three for the U-16 girls in their 6-0 home win over Maynooth Town. Then it was Luca Rampersaud who banged home his three to bring his total for the season to seven for the U-13As in their 5-0 Shield victory over Avonmore.

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 goalscorers. 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 goalscorers 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.

The Neilan family would like to extend their sincere thanks to everyone who sympathised with them on the recent sad loss of their mother Bernadette. "Thanks to all who visited us at home, thanks to those who attended the funeral mass and burial, to those who sent mass cards and a big thanks to all who offered kind words of sympathy. Many thanks from the Neilan family".


An under strength Shillelagh team made the trip to Curracloe last Sunday morning and came away empty handed despite being the better team for much of the game.

Mayghan Doyle opened the scoring and we went in at half time very much in this match with the score level at 2-2. Two early goals put Curracloe back in front before Fiona Byrne scored her second of the game from a great long range free kick.

The girls threw everything into attack in search of the equaliser only to get caught on the break. The final score line was 6-3 in favour of the home side but the girls were in no means out played by the former Premier Division side.

Training continues every Tuesday and Friday at 7pm. All new players welcome.


Sean O Tuathuail was in fine form again this weekend, inching closer to that first place in the Cyclo Cross series.

Following on from his third place in Ulster last weekend, this weekend's race in Swords saw Sean take second place behind Robin Seymour, beating his usual nemesis, Ryan Sherlock. Superb cycling from Seán in this very tough discipline. Bray was well represented in both the A and B races.

Results aren't in for the B race yet but it looks like Maurice Dore was up there for first or second place! This will be confirmed next week.

The Bray youth riders had a good day out at Corkagh Park, a purpose built cycling track, where they enjoyed some training, races and then a family barbecue.

Unfortunately the day wasn't as nice weather wise as it could've been but a little bit of rain and cloud never stopped Bray Wheelers from having fun!

Finally congratulations from all of Bray Wheelers to Ed O'Brien who got married at the weekend. A beautiful day for the beautiful couple, Ed and Valerie! Many happy years together. For further details on all Bray Wheelers activities go to


Our U-8 team hosted local club Coolboy Saturday morning in the Back Alley. The teams were even at half time with the scoreline reading 1-1. It wasn't to be the boy's day as a strong Coolboy team put two more away before the final whistle. The team had plenty of positives to take away as played very well with some great performances by Evan Kavanagh, Adam Jordan in goal in the first half and Zach Jordan in the second half.

There was also a great performance by player of the week Conor Byrne.

The U-9s had a bad day at the office Saturday when they travelled to Ashford and lost 5-2. Carnew just couldn't get used to the small pitch. There were plenty of positives to take from the game as they boys are still learning and developing each week. Jack Whyte was player of the week for his positive attitude, tackling and headering ability. Hard luck and chin up boys.

Our U-11 team hosted Greystones United at home this weekend. The game finished scoreless when neither team could force a break in the opposing defense.

Player of the week went to goalkeeper Conor Wafer. The team travel to Coolboy next week where they will be hoping up pick up all three points.

The U-11s also had eight players attend county trials on Saturday in Rathnew so well done and best of luck all.

Keep up to date with all results, fixtures and news on Facebook by adding Carnew AFC.

South East draw tickets are now on sale from all players so please support as this is a great source of funds for the club.


Pride of place this week goes to our U-12s. In their first game of the season they lost 12-0 at home to Ashford but in the return game in Ashford on Sunday they showed that they had put in the work on the training pitch. After going 1-0 down early in the game they rolled up their sleeves played with pride and produced a great result to inflict a first defeat of the season on table toppers Ashford. Well done to manager Wayne Enerstad and all his team, the goal scorers on the day were Nicky Kearney and Owen (Torres) Gregory and the whole team played well. The U8' got back to winning ways this week when they won 4-2 at home to Arklow united the scorers on the day were Callum Clarke (2), Sam Healy and Cole Byrne.

The U-10s had a very good win away to Arklow Town on a score line of 8-2, Ross Quinn was again among the goals hitting his second hattrick of the season. Well done Ross. Also on the mark for Rathnew were Owen McGuinness, Eoin Doyle, Killian Clark, Dylan Forsyth and Charlie Cruise.

The U-9s were on the wrong end of a 3-1 score line away to Ardmore Rovers in a very good game of football. Ryan O'Toole was the scorer on the day, hard luck lads.

Our academy is on every Saturday on our indoor pitch at 11am for boys and girls aged 4 to 7.


Seagulls Lotto - There was no Jackpot winner on Sunday October 14 for a jackpot of €2475 numbers drawn were 3, 20, 21, 25. The five lucky pick winners for €30 were, T Jones c/o bwsc, M Stephens c/o Glenview FC, R Breen c/o Glenview FC, Veronica c/o V Fitzpatrick, M Brophy c/o F Slevin. The next draw will be on Sunday October 21 in the Hibernia Inn with a jackpot of €2525. If anyone wishes to sell lotto tickets, please contact the club at 2828214.

Race night - Bray Wanderers will be running a race night on Saturday October 20 in the Hibernia Inn on Bray Seafront. The first race is at 8pm sharp.

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, under 16s €8. Anybody interested in traveling or looking for more details please contact the supporters club at 0879968969, or book with Mick Duffy or Simon O Neill at our last home match of the season against Bohemians on Friday October 19. Bus will depart from Superquinn at 5pm sharp.


Saturday kicked off with the U-10s at home to Greystones. The visitors took the lead and a great goal from Cian Conlon brought it level. Despite many a chance town couldn't get the ball into the net giving the visitors a 3-1 win.

In the meantime on the Senior pitch the U-14s were also taking on Greystones who from start to finish had a cracker of a game which ended with a 3-1 win. Town's goal scorers were Ryan Boyce and Brian Byrne (2).

The U14s, Ian and James would to wish Patrick Renolds a speedy recovery from an injury he received during training.

The U-12s played the home leg of their local derby to Rovers and the visitors won 5-1, Brandon Aranou scored for town.

Our U-11s travelled to Roundwood but were unfortunate to be on the losing end of a 3-1 score line.

The U-8s made their way to Avonmore and was it well worth it with a great 4-2 win, goals from Adam Byrne (2), George O'Neill and Sean O'Toole.

The weekends fixtures finished with the first team away to Arklow Celtic in Cup action and did they blast their way to the next round with massive 8-0 win. Scorers were Eddie Kelly (3), Doc O'Connor (2), Gerry Browne and Shane Dunne.

The lads would like to wish Ian a speedy recovery to an injury received in training.

Closing date for memberships is only two weeks away. Can anyone who has yet to pay please contact their relevant manager.


Last weekend we managed to get four games played which resulted in two wins and two defeats.

For various reasons our U-8s, 12s and 14s had no game to play. The U-9s had a resounding 70 home win over Fassaroe.

Bobby Dowling lead the way with four goals, Darragh Hefernan scored twice and there was a first ever goal for Dylan Cannon. Well done Dylan.

No joy for the U-11s as they lost heavily away to Wicklow Rovers.

Yet again all their mistakes were punished but Kaitlyn Butler and Jack Elliott were among the players who had good games. The girls U-16s suffered their second home defeat of the season when going down 4-1 to an excellent Shelbourne team.

Amy Guilfoyle scored the Newtown goal from the penalty spot and Amy along with Heather Cullen, Melanie Clarke and Abbie Molloy were the best players on the day.

After an opening day draw away to Rush the U-18 girls have put back to back wins together with victories away to WFTA and Dunboyne.

In an excellent performance away to WFTA Amy Murphy scored a hat-trick, Orlaith Whelan scored twice while Erin Horan and Una Grogan also scored in a 7-1 win.

On Saturday last the team made the trip to Meath and after a titanic game we emerged winners in a seven-goal thriller (4-3).

For the U-18s Lydia Sinnott-Elliott, Chelsee Snell, Orlaith Whelan and Amy Murphy were our better players on the day.

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.

The club are always willing to take in new people to give a fresh outlook to the club.

If you are worried about taking full responsibility of a team why not volunteer as an assistant and learn the ropes and make that gradual progression.

It is very important that all clubs take on new volunteers so come along take a role, get involved and enjoy the game of soccer. Anyone interested can contact the number below.

We would like to thank both the WDSL and the referee's society for observing a minutes silence at all Wicklow matches in memory of the late Darren Magee who passed away recently.

In our birthday corner we send birthday greetings to Liam Odlum from the U-14s and Hollie Murphy from the girl's U-16s who will be blowing out the candles around this time.

Happy birthday Liam and Hollie from everyone in the club.

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.

Finally we made an appeal some time ago and unfortunately we must make it again and that is the practise of some dog owners failing to clear the mess made by their pets on the playing fields and surrounding areas.

Apart from been a disgusting practise it is also a dangerous one when the playing fields are been used by youngsters at the weekend.

It is probably only a minority of dog owners but we would be very appreciative if these people would clean up after their pets.


With no game for the second team last weekend it was left to the first team to fly the flag for the club.

For the second week running they hit their opposition for six with a 6-0 home win over Saints A in the Wicklow Cup. Darren Gammell scored twice and the other scorers were Dean Odlum, John Heffernan, Dessie Waters and Mark Fitzsimons.

There was no winner in this week's Members Draw and the prize next week goes to €300. Newtown United are holding a Music Quiz Part 2 on Friday October 19 starting at 9pm in the Mountkennedy Inn.

Knowledge of music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and noughties will be required. To enter a team of four it costs €20 and there will be prizes on the night for first, second and third places. There will also be a raffle on the night. To enter a team contact Trevor at 085-7760729. Please support.


The Wicklow Intermediate and uneven ages Cross Country Championships were held in Avondale, Rathdrum on Sunday October 14.

In the men's race Laurence Doyle ran an excellent race to finish second and take the silver medal. A great effort since it is only two weeks since he ran the Berlin Marathon.

Dominic Horan and Bill Stanley both put in great efforts to finish 7th and 16th respectively.

In the women's race our only representative was Valarie Brunton, who due to previous successes was running as a guest, but nonetheless finished well clear of the field.

We were very well represented in all the underage events, check for full results. Cross Country takes a two-week break with the Leinster Even Ages, Novice and Masters scheduled for Avondale on Sunday October 28. Cork to Cobh 15mile road race, Martin Francis ran 1:32:24 to finish 19th and first over 50, great running Martin.

Winter training: Please do not forget that Thursday training has returned to Ballywaltrim every Thursday 6.30pm. We meet at the clubhouse next to Shoreline swimming pool.

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