Tuesday 21 May 2019

Around the districts: Newtownmountkennedy, Roundwood

Lisa, Finn, Isabel and Joey Connor having a good time at the Greystones Tidy Towns Fun Day at Burnaby Park, Greystones
Lisa, Finn, Isabel and Joey Connor having a good time at the Greystones Tidy Towns Fun Day at Burnaby Park, Greystones

Newtownmountkennedy: Thank you - Many thanks for coming out and supporting the Alzheimer's Tea Day last week. It was a tremendous success. All money raised will go to help our local Alzheimer group who support people living with dementia and all the people around them. Once again thank you.

Newtown Juniors FC

Our teams were all in action the past week and as usual there were plenty of thrills and spills involved.

Our under-eights were on the road early last Saturday as they travelled to take on Coolboy Rangers. The team gave a good account of themselves and among those who starred were debutant Riain Martin, Tommie Ryan and Jack Gavin.

Our under-nines went to Avoca to play St Patrick's and after a tight game our team just edged out the home side. Among those who starred were Nathan Donohoe and Erik Lis.

Our under-10s results have picked up in the last couple of weeks and last weekend was no different as they played very well away to Arklow Utd Stripes. Leon O'Connor and JV Kelly McCullagh both scored hat-tricks while Oisin Duffy, Jack Barlow, Nathan McMahon and Lucas Dowdall also scored goals.

Our under-11s (kindly sponsored by Real Debt Solutions) had two games in the past week and the difference in performance in both games was like night and day. On Tuesday evening the team lost heavily away to Greystones Green where only Ryan Collins, Kacey Kelly and Nichita Neaga played anywhere near the best.

On to Sunday morning and we hosted Ashford Rovers where from the off the whole team were up for it and looking for a big response. We raced into a three goal lead but Ashford scored twice to peg us back but once we scored our fourth early in the second half the result was never in doubt as we ran out convincing and deserved winners against a very good Ashford team. Our scorers on the day were Ryan Collins (3), William Valentine (2), Kacey Kelly, Luke Turley and Sebastian Anton. Best players on the day were Mikey Synnott, Nichita Neaga and Max Roche.

Our 12's had an excellent 5-0 home win in the Plate over Aughrim Rangers last Thursday evening where Brooklyn Doyle and PJ Duffy scored twice and Cathal O'Toole scored to complete the total in a good team display.

Our 13's were also in Plate action as they lost out to Sporting Greystones on a 6-0 scoreline. The team gave their all as usual but unfortunately the opposition were a little stronger and more clinical in front of goal.

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 the 15th-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 Tuesday, May 7, to Sunday, May 12. Under-eights away to Arklow United Stars ko to be confirmed under-nines home to Glencormac United ko to be confirmed under-10s at home to Arklow Town Black ko Sunday at 11 a.m.; under-11s away to Shillelagh Navy ko to be confirmed under-12s away to Wicklow Rovers B ko to be confirmed under-13s away to Avonmore B ko Wednesday at 7 p.m. (Plate); under-13s away to Avonmore B ko to be confirmed (league) (Fixtures and KO Times are subject to change)

Our Last Man Standing competition will be heading into week nine next weekend. Both Riain and Martin selected teams that ensured their safe passage from week eight. Riain selected Wolves and though they had a narrow 1-0 win at home to Fulham they were never in trouble. Martin selected his beloved Chelsea and they had a strong second half display where they scored three times to defeat Watford 3-0. Week nine fixtures will be for the games down for.

Sunday, May 12, what happens if we need a Week 10 remains to be seen. Allselections will need to be in on or before 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. Good luck to Riain and Red in week nine of the competition. Thank you everyone for your continued support.

Only one player from the club celebrating a birthday in the coming week and he is Hubert Wyborski from the under-eights.Happy birthday Hubert 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 our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Lunch Club

The active retirement lunch club will take place on Friday, May 17, in Lynhams in Laragh at 1.30 p.m.


The monthly bingo will take place in Annamoe centre on Sunday, May 18, at 3 p.m.

Race Night

A race night in aid of Moneystown National School is being held on Saturday, May 18 in Kavanagh's Pub. Join us at 8 p.m. for a night of fun, laughter and a bet or two.

Car boot sale

The Roundwood car boot sale returns on Sunday, May 26, and every fourth Sunday of the month thereafter. Set up of stalls from 9 a.m., Cars €10, Jeep/Van €15.

Roundwood Dance

The monthly dance will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday, May 17, with music by John Flood.

Angel Healing

A place of peace, relaxation, stillness and spiritual healing is what you will enjoy every Monday evenings (except bank holidays) at 7.30 in the Parish Hall Roundwood Village. For more information contact Mary at 087 9819420.

Men's Shed

The Shed continues every Tuesday between 10 and 12 in our Shed within a Shed at Pat Carr's place in Knockraheen. The topics are wide and varied and we continue to participate in a growing list of activities.


Roundwood Market continues with the usual produce and new hours. Now open every Sunday from midday till 4 p.m. New members welcome. Contact Jacinta at 086 0722851.

Set Dancing

Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh's Lounge. All are always welcome - whether you have ever or never danced before. Session starts at 8.30 till 10.30 and cost is still only €5 for a good night of exercise.


There will be a trip to Scotland from the 26th to July 31 for six days. Included are the Highlands of Scotland and the Orkney Isles, Perth, Thurso, Inverness, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness and Glencoe and many more places at a cost of €750 per person all in. A deposit of €200 is required as soon as possible with single supplement of €100 to Susan at 087 6273032.

A day trip to Waterford Treasures will take place on Satuday June 29 with pick up in Roundwood at 9.15 a.m. with tea, scones and dinner included with a trip to 15th century wine vault 1and Waterford Crystal at a cost of €75 per person with all money to be paid by May 20.

The Westport Country six-day break takes place from October 20 to October 25 at a cost of €425. Acts performing will include Robert Mizzell, Stuary Moyles and Declan Nerny among others. Dinner B&B in Westport Woods hotel and daily coach tours with one day off. Deposit of €200 to be paid before the end of July All trips to Susan 087 6273032.

Music in Calary

On Thursday, May 23, at 8 p.m. in Calary Church (Eircode A98 H766), Deirdre Moynihan and the RTÉ Con Tempo Quartet will perform a special concert to mark the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann's birth including the premiere of a new arrangement of Clara Schumann's '6 Lieder, Op. 13' for soprano and string quartet. In addition they will play works by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Karl Weigl's Wartime Song Cycle. The concert is titled 'Sounds Secretly Coming To Life'. Tickets for this concert are €18 and €15 for concessions and, for further information or to book tickets, please ring John at 01 2818146 or email

Diamond Bridge Club

Maria Magee and Rowena Brady took first place for North/South on Monday, April 29, second Teresa Leahy and Marion Davis and third Catherine McGillycuddy and Phil Power. First place for East/West were John Loscher and Brid Clancy, second Bridie Nolan and Catherine Halligan and third Clare Sally and Pamela Byrne.

002 Bridge Club

Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger played their cards right on Friday, May 5, to take first place for North/South, second were Maria Magee and Judy Skates and third place went to Kitty Heslin and Miriam Coyle. First place for East/West were Teresa Leahy and Rowena Brady, second were Phil Kenna and Liz Belton and third Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd. Triona, Gaye and all the members of both clubs want to wish Nancy O'Brien a very speedy recovery after her recent operation.

Computer Coding Club

Coder Dojo is a global volunteer led community of free programming clubs for young people. Young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology. The first session of the next term will start on May 11 in Roundwood NS at 1.30 p.m. For further information and registration please see Booking is essential.

Unwanted laptops

Coder Dojo Roundwood are looking for any unwanted laptops for use in our local Dojo (computer club). Any laptops donated, no matter what make or age, will be wiped clean of any data thereon and will be reprogrammed to allow children who may not have access to a laptop learn a new skill in this fun environment. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. For further information please see or

Lotto results

There was no jackpot winner in last week's draw. The number drawn were 2, 16, 20 and 22. There were six match-three winners, Sally Healy, Antoinete Kerrigan, Elaine Paton, Darren Newsome, Jim Carr and Andrew Carthy Next week's jackpot will be €13,000.

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.

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

The results of the whist are as follows: Top Score: Shay Brady; Top Gent: Martin Byrne; Second Gent: Monica Brady' Top Lady: Molly Byrne; Second Lady: Anne Wolohan; First Half: Kitty Kennedy, Second Half May Kenna; Longest Sitting: Tiney Shortt and Lowest Score: Anne Pierce. Raffle Prizes were won by: Martin Byrne, Tiney Shortt, Catherine Doyle, May Kenna and Anne Pierce. Next whist is on this Wednesday, May 8, in the Parish Centre.


A pilgrimage yo Medjugorje leaves on October 10 for a week Accompanied by Spiritual Directors Fr Pat Madden and Deacon Pat 0'Connell. Cost €669. Local guides all English speaking headed up by Philip Ryan from Dublin. For more information/booking Contact Mary King at 087 2185067.

Set Dancing

Set dancing in Kavanagh's every Thursday from 9-11 p.m.


Morning badminton continues on Tuesday mornings 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.

Moneystown 45

A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8 p.m. - Tea served.

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