Monday 14 October 2019

Around the districts: Kilcoole, Newtownmountkennedy, Roundwood

Niall Byrne as Prince Will and Lucy Shortt as Cinderella on stage during Roundwood Variety Group’s production of ‘Cinderella’
Niall Byrne as Prince Will and Lucy Shortt as Cinderella on stage during Roundwood Variety Group’s production of ‘Cinderella’

Kilcoole: Community Policing Clinic - The Clinic takes place every Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm 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.

Win a Kool House

St Anthony's Football Club and St Patrick's GAA Club have joined fundraising forces and will raffle a new house in Kilcoole worth €400,000. Tickets are available online and cost €105 each.


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.

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.


If you would like to have a notice included in the Kilcoole Notes please email


School notes

PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG POSTER COMPETITION - Great response to this competition. Winners will be announced and prizes presented in the junior school hall on Friday, February 15, at midday

Thanks to Wicklow Hills Resident Lee Doyle for organising the competition.

Aldi SCHOOL PLAYING FIELDS - We are registered for this competition so would be grateful for Stickers etc currently available in Aldi Stores.

SCHOOL SHOP - parents' association will open a school shop on Friday, February 15, so that children can purchase little treats etc.

SPRINGTIME DRAW - Tickets are being distributed currently for our Springtime Draw, our main fundraising event. Local support is much appreciated.

GAA Club notes

Newtown GAA extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Peter Farrell, who very sadly passed away last week. Peter was a member of the winning minor team and a gentleman to all, he will be sorely missed and remembered by all. May he rest in peace.

Newtown seniors took on Éire Óg on Thursday last in the first game of the league, final scoreline was 2-10 to 1-10. We were proud to see two Newtown men Mark Fitzsimons and Shane Mooney on the starting panel for Wicklow V Limerick in round three of the league on Sunday last.

Operation transformation walks continue Thursdays at 7 p.m. from the clubhouse. Well done to all who have taken part so far and to anyone else get up and get walking.

Tickets are on sale for the national club draw, tickets are €10 and there are 20 excellent prizes. Tickets can be bought in the post office or off any committee member.

There was no jackpot winner of last week's lotto, numbers drawn were 2, 7, 21 and 24 and nine people matched three numbers. This week's jackpot was an even €4k.

Newtown Juniors FC

The small-sided game format will be up and running on the weekend of February 23/24.2019 for the under-nines and 11's with 8's and 10's starting back the following weekend of March 2/3 2019. All these age groups will be playing every weekend.

Regards the 12's they will start on the weekend of March 2/3 while the under-13s will be back the previous weekend of February 23/24. For the first few weeks these teams will play on alternate weekends but we have been assured by the executive of the WDSL that they will be playing every weekend soon after the start of the season. All players playing football this season will have to be registered online at FA.

Inet. This process will be implemented by the club secretary with help from all team coaches and parents. Details and further information on FA.

Inet will be posted on all teams group pages.

Our under-eights, under-nines, under-10 Red and Black teams were in Futsal action last weekend and all four teams were in superb form. Our under-eights were in Newtown and they came out on top of their game against Enniskerry, but lost out to St Patrick's and Arklow United.

The 8's squad included Bobby Spillane, Tyler Doyle, Nathan Donohoe, Rory O'Gorman, Colin Healy and David McCormack. Our 9's travelled to Aughrim and from their three games they got the better of Coolboy Rangers and Shillelagh while coming up short against St Patrick's. In all the games there was only a single goal between the teams. The under-nines squad was John Turley, Ryan McDonald, Lucas Dowdall, Albie Chance, Leon O'Connor, Alex Ryan and Jayden Doyle.

Our under-10 Red team came out on top in their three games against our Black team, Enniskerry and Arklow United. The 10's Red squad included Nikita Neaga, Mikey Synnott, David Mackey, Aidan Heffernan, William Valentine, Pat Carey, Sebastian Anton and Ryan Collins. Our under-10 Black team had one win and two losses from their three games in the same group. The under-10 Black squad was as follows, Dylan Dunleavy, Cathal O'Toole, Scott McKenna, Dayle Carthy, Darren Fisher, Aaron Roy, Luke Turley and Max Roche.

Also well done to two of our under-12 players Brooklyn Doyle and Patrick Martin, who played for their county in Mullingar against the Midlands. Well done, lads.

Regards the Futsal the upcoming times, dates and venues for our teams as follows. Sat. February 16 - Venues: Aughrim and Newtown for players born in 2006 (last year's under-12s) Further details to be confirmed.

Our teams are all starting to get back to training for the new season from this week and new players are always very welcome to join our club. We will be fielding teams from under-eights up to under-13s and although it looks more than likely that we won't have any older teams at the moment, as usual if the demand is there and players are prepared to commit to training and matches then nothing is impossible. Last seasons' Academy team will now become this seasons under-eights team, though some of these players will be playing at the under-eights age group for two more years.

Our Development Squad practise every Saturday morning in the community centre Sports Hall from 10 a.m. till 11 a.m. All of our teams are now back in pre-season training. For all matters relating to training times etc for all our teams please contact our secretary Hughie at the contact details below.

Three players from our club are celebrating birthdays in the coming week and they are Adam Hall from the Development Squad, Aaron Nolan from the under-nines and Cormac Chance from the under-12s. Happy birthday lads from everyone at Newtown Juniors FC.

Our second Last Man Standing competition of the season will start back on Tuesday, February 26/Wednesday, February 27, so if you would like to take part please let any of our committee members or coaches know and they will fill you in with all the information you require. All money we take in goes towards the youth of the area.

The club would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Bernadette (Bernie) Murphy (née Crowley) of Enniskerry formerly of Newtownmountkennedy, who sadly passed away last week. 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 and you can also follow the club on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Diamond Bridge Club

North/South winners on February 5 were Phil Power and Brid Clancy, second Monica Brady and Gertie Fee, third Catherine McGillycuddy and Bridie Nolan and fourth Ger Lenihan and Paddy O'Brien. Victors for East/West were Clare Sally and Kay Plunkett, second Catherine Halligan and Claire O'Connor, third Rowena Brady and Margaret Bolger and fourth Margaret Byrne and Pamela Byrne.

Annual Mass of Remembrance

The annual Mass of remembrance for parishioners and family members of parishioners, who died since March last year, and whose funerals took place outside the parish, will take place on Saturday, February 23, at 6 p.m. There is be a box in the church porch for the names of loved ones. These names will be placed on the Altar during the Mass.

Lunch Club

The next active retirement lunch takes place on Friday, February 22, in the Coach House at 1.30 p.m.

Cancer Support

The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is now up and running and is open in the Parish Centre on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Please feel free to pop in for a chat we will be happy to help. If anyone needs to make any enquiries outside these hours please telephone our confidential phone number 087 6062072.

Garda Youth Awards

Application forms are out now for nominations for the Wicklow Garda Youth Awards 2018. Check out the Facebook page 'Wicklow Garda Youth Awards' for the application form and send the completed nomination form back to

If you require a printed form posted to you send an email to or contact your local garda Station.

Personal Alarms

The Roundwood and District Community Council are registered to administer the senior alert scheme which provides grants to elderly people towards the provision of personal alarms. The personal alarm offers reassurance to allow independent living, safe in the knowledge that you can quickly be in contact with a family member or neighbour in the event of an emergency. It provides security and peace of mind. If you would like more information, please call 086 8055040.

Whist results

Next whist is on Wednesday, February 13, in the Parish Centre.

Ploughing Match

Roundwood Ploughing Society are holding their annual ploughing match on Saturday, February 23, at midday in Glasnamullen. Sincere thanks to Richard Turner for providing the site. Conventional, vintage, Classic Tractor and Horse Classes will be catered for on Lea ground. Could all competitors please have their names registered before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, with Brendan Power at 087 2420204.

Historical Society

Roundwood Historical Society will hold their AGM on Monday, February 25, at 8 p.m. in Roundwood Parish Hall. There are a number of vacant positions on the committee so please feel free to contact any member of the committee if you would like to be nominated for a position or suggest someone for a nomination. In addition to the AGM we have two talks scheduled for March and April.

The March talk will take place on Tuesday, March 5, at 8 p.m. in Roundwood Parish Hall. The topic is the 100th Anniversary of the First Dail and will be given by Éamon Ó Cuív, TD.

The April talk will take place on Monday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in Roundwood Parish Hall. The topic of the talk is the Repatriation of WB Yeats and the Non-Repatriation of James Joyce based on a new book by Anthony J Jordan, who will deliver the talk.


The monthly dance will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday, February 15, with music by John Flood.


There will be a five-day trip to Slovenia on April 4 to April 9 at a cost of €699 per person sharing. As there are limited places a deposit of €200 is required asap. There will be a tour of Scotland in August/September dates to be decided and a Westport country music break in October 2019 which includes some day trips. For more details please contact Susan at 087 6273032.

Lotto results

There was no jackpot winner in last week's draw the numbers drawn were 7, 9, 12 and 14 There were 14 match-three winners, Noel McCoy, Faith McMahon, Gina Coster, Ross Hempenstall, John Byrne, Tom O'Gorman, T Shannon, Fiona Timmons, C Costello, Maureen Doyle, Matthew Fox, Joe Synnott T & T and Mark Burke. Next week's jackpot will be €25,600.

Secondary school badminton

Badminton for Secondary school children continues every Monday from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. We have a small supply of racquets available. Come along and bring your friends. Beginners particularly welcome.

Set Dancing

Set dancing in Kavanagh's every Thursday night from 9.11 p.m.


Morning badminton has resumed on Tuesday morning from 9.30 p.m.

Roundwood Whizzers

Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group are back in action meeting at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Coach House car park. All welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately one hour.

Angel Healing

Angel Healing and Angelic Guidance is back tomorrow evening, Monday, September 3, in the Parish Hall Roundwood at 7.30. So if you would enjoy an evening of peace relaxation and hands on energy healing join us for a wonderful new experience.

Bray People