Tuesday 18 June 2019

Around the districts: Kilcoole, Newtownmountkennedy

Kilcoole: Win a Kool House - The deadline for purchasing tickets has now been extended till June 30 and includes further prizes including a Royal Caribbean Cruise. The final draw will take place on July 6 at 7.30 p.m. at Coláiste Chraobh Abhann. For further information email

Community Policing Clinic

The Clinic takes place every Wednesday from 6.00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Kilcoole Community Centre. Services include crime prevention advice and stamping forms as well as most other Garda services. Contact Garda Molly Corbett or Garda Alan Thompson

Indoor Bowls

Bowls has now returned on Tuesday evenings as well as Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. in St Patrick's/Forrester's Hall. New members are welcome.


Come join us for Monday Night Bingo in St Patrick's Hall, Kilcoole. First game at 8 p.m. €10 per book (to include loose sheet and jackpot game). Extra loose sheet €1. Raffle Tickets on sale on the night. All welcome to attend.

Community Centre

The centre is available for bookings (e.g. classes, meetings, birthday parties). Bookings can be made via email or by phone 01 2872017. The office is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed for lunch between 12.30 p.m and 1.15 p.m.

Parent/Toddler Group

All are welcome to come along to the parent and toddler group at the community centre from 10.30 p.m. to midday every Wednesday. €2 per child.


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Well done and congratulations to Ross Lawless of Church Road, who was crowned Best Young Entrepreneur award recently, organised by Local Enterprise Office. Ross will represent Wicklow at National level. Best Wishes Ross.

GAA Club notes

Our ladies made the long journey to Carnew and made it worthwhile coming away with a hard fought win 0-7 v 0-2 victory. The ladies sit second in their league with only one loss and are working really hard under the management of Aoife Heffernan and Mags Sinnott. Next up Blessington.

Last Thursday an 'experienced Junior B team beat Ashford 5-12 v 0-15.

Friday, May 3, saw our seniors beat Bray Emmets 0-15 v 1-5, this was excellent performance from the lads. The men continued their winning run to four games with a battling win against Éire Óg with a score line of 1-12 v 0-11 in Newtown and followed this with a fifth consecutive win with a hard fought but well deserved victory over a competitive Annacurra side away last Friday night. It was a close game throughout but some late Newtown goals secured another two points for Newtown, who take on league leaders Dunlavin in Newtown, please check fixtures for throw in times.

The juniors beat Bray Emmets two weeks ago, after trailing 7-3 at the break but digging deep the lads came back to win 11-10.

Newtown under-17s had a narrow loss on Monday, April 29, 2-7 v 1-5 against St Pat's. A significant improvement from their first game a few weeks back. Keep the good work up. Derry Gaels away scheduled for Tuesday, May 7. Great work being done by James Doyle from Ashford and our own Ray Clarke and Pappa Davis.

Our under-15s has a great win against Naomi Eoin Gaels in Avoca Thursday night with a strong first half display coming away with a 5-12 v 2-12 score line. Our lads are settling in well with the Ashford team thanks to Lee Fitzpatrick and his coaching staff.

The under-11s boys made the long trip to Carnew last night for their third league game and suffered their first defeat against a strong home side.

Newtown didn't get going at all in the first half and the game looked well beyond them at half time. However, to their credit they came out a different team in the second half and were on top for most of the second half pulling the defect back to two scores at one stage but Carnew finished the last five minutes strongly and knocked over a few quick scores to run out good winners in the end.

Well done to all the players to made the long journey and battled away to the end and to the great work being done by Peter Heffernan and Ruairi Martin. The team was.

Nathan McMahon, Noah Flannery, Sam Fenelon, John Turley, Oisin Duffy, Cathal o Toole, Mike Synnott, Aidan Heffernan, Pat Carey, Darren Fisher, Ryan McDonald, Dylan Dunleavy, Luke Turley.

The Newtown community is sadly all too familiar with the profound effect suicide can have on families and the community, so well done to all who took part in the Darkness into Light walk last Saturday morning in aid of Pieta house, to help in the global fight against suicide and self-harm. Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. Newtown GAA is pleased to announce that some proceeds from the Seán McShane memorial golf classic will be donated this year to Pieta house.

Membership is now due. Fees for the year are - Adults Playing and working €75; Non-playing Adults €50; Students and Unemployed players €50; Juveniles €40 and Nursery €20.

No winner of last week's lotto jackpot numbers drawn were 09 1318 26 next week's jackpot is €2,400, please buy a ticket and help support the club, next week it could be you.

Newtown Juniors FC

Plenty of action last weekend for our teams as the sunshine made a more than welcome return. Our under-8s travelled to take on a very strong Arklow United Stars. On a tough day Jake O'Brien-Fitzsimons, Cian Foley and Tommie Ryan were among the best players.

Due to some players making their first Holy Communion the under-9s' game at home to Glencormac United was played midweek. In an end to end game Colin Healy, Tyler Doyle and Aaron Nolan all performed well. Thank you to the Glencormac club for facilitating the fixture change.

Our under-10s were left without a game as Arklow Town couldn't field.

Our under-11s made the long trip to Shillelagh and unfortunately the teams inconsistencies resurfaced in this game. The team took an early lead with a fine Ryan Collins header but the home side blitzed us with five goals in as many minutes before halftime. Aidan Heffernan pulled a goal back direct from a corner kick. The team started the second half well with a Sebastian Anton goal but we then conceded another very soft goal. William Valentine then converted a penalty before the home side completed the scoring late on to secure a deserved 7-4 win. On the day Mikey Synnott and Sebastian Anton were our best players.

Our 12's suffered their first defeat of the season with a 2-0 loss away to Wicklow Rovers B in the Plate competition. The team played well in general but they found the Rovers keeper in good form as he made a number of fine saves.

Our under-13s made two trips to Rathdrum in the past week, on Wednesday in the Plate they lost 4-0 where the home side were on fire in front of goal, but they bounced back brilliantly on Sunday in the league with a 2-0 win over the same opposition. In their best display of the season to date second half goals from Aaron Cawley and Patrick Martin sealed all three points for our team.

All our teams are back in action and we are still on the lookout for a couple of new players for a couple of our teams so if you are interested please contact our club secretary at the contact details at the end of these notes.

The club is hosting an FAI summer Soccer Camp this summer. The dates for the camp are Monday, July 15, to Friday, July 19. The cost for the camp for the week is €70. There are reductions for more than one child from the same family. The camp is open to boys and girls aged 6-14 years. All participants will receive a full playing kit, football and gear bag. Book online to get 20% discount at Sports stores. All bookings can be made by logging onto or by phone to 1890 653 653.

The following are the fixtures for the week Wednesday May 15 to Sunday, May 19: Under-8s away to Wicklow Rovers Green ko to be confirmed; under-9s away to Wicklow Rovers Green ko to be confirmed; under-10s at home to Avonmore Black ko Saturday to be confirmed; under-11s away to Carnew FC ko to be confirmed; under-12s at home to Greystones A ko Thursday at 7 p.m.; under-13s at home to Roundwood FC ko Wednesday at 7 p.m. (Fixtures and KO Times are subject to change).

Our Last Man Standing competition headed into week 9 last weekend with just two players remaining. As the Premier League went into its last round of games last Sunday the tussle between Riain Dunning and Martin Hamilton was every bit as intriguing as the title showdown between Manchester City and Liverpool. While some Liverpool fans were looking for a trophy for finishing second, week 9 selections meant that both Riain and Martin were our winners once their selections achieved the same result as each other. This is what happened as Riain's selection Southampton drew 1-1 with Huddersfield Town and Martin's selection Manchester United lost at 2-0 at home to Cardiff City. As these two players were our Last Players Standing they are deemed the winners. Riain and Martin will split-the-pot and receive €300 each. Well done to both players and many thanks to everyone who supported the competitions this season. We'll see you all again next season.

We will be running a 'Golden Goals' for the FA Cup final between, Manchester City and Watford. The holder of the winning minute will receive €60 while the holders of the minute either side of the winning goal will both receive €20 each. In the event of the game finishing 0-0 after 90 minutes the ticket marked '0-0' will be the only winner (€60). Tickets are €2 each.

Only one player from the club celebrating a birthday in the coming week and she is Angelina Miranda from the under-13s. Happy birthday Angelina from everyone at Newtown Juniors FC.

For further information on all matters Newtown Juniors FC please contact the secretary at 087 6987653 or by email to and you can also follow the club on Twitter or Facebook.

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