Monday 20 November 2017

In Brief

The Christmas markets at the Brockagh Centre will take place on Sunday 8th and 15th December.

Lots of hand-made and unique Christmas gifts to buy. We will have something for children on both days. On Sunday 8th December children can try out archery and other games as well as face-painting. On Sunday 15th Santa will make an appearance. Admission & Parking free. Call Michelle on (0404) 45600 for further information or email


The Christmas markets at the Brockagh Centre will take place on Sunday 8th and 15th December. Lots of hand-made and unique Christmas gifts to buy. We will have something for children on both days. On Sunday 8th December children can try out archery and other games as well as face-painting. On Sunday 15th Santa will make an appearance. Admission & Parking free. Call Michelle on (0404) 45600 for further information or email


The team from Pascoe Lang outdoor adventure will be at the Christmas Market in the Brockagh Centre this Sunday from 11 a.m.with archery and team games suitable for ages 4 to 99. Best score on the day will get a prize.


The mobile library is in Laragh every second Thursday from 11.30 am until 12.30 pm. The next date is 12th December.


Our next lunch, which will be our Christmas lunch, will take place on Tuesday 17th December in Lynhams Hotel (this will also be our monthly lunch for December). Please let us know if you are joining us as we will need to confirm numbers. Come along to the Brockagh Centre that morning at 11am and join us in some carol singing with the pupils of Scoil Chaoimhin Naofa - call (0404) 45600 for further details.

We will be finishing up for Christmas on 17th December and return on 21st January 2014. The group will be heading up to Ronan Collins and his Showband for lunch and dancing on Saturday 14th December - we are sure they will all have a wonderful time. New members are always welcome.


The mobile library is in Laragh every second Thursday from 11.30 am until 12.30 pm. The next date is 12th December.


The Citizen's Information Centre at the Brockagh Centre is open on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. The next date is 17th December from 10 a.m. until 12 noon for information relating to your rights and entitlements. No appointment necessary. This is a free and confidential service. The CIC at the Brockagh Cetnre will re-open on Tuesday 7th January



The country market takes place every Saturday morning 10.30PM to 12.30PM in the community centre.


There was no lotto winner last week. The numbers were 3,5,15,25 there were three match three numbers. The next jackpot is €5,400


Colm Yeoman runs a fitness club on Monday and Wednesday at 7PM at the GAA pitch.


Santa Claus will be taking time out of his busy schedule to vist the community centre next Sunday 8th December from 2PM till 5PM, there will be a kids disco, face-painting and ballon making. All are welcome on the day.


The North Star Riders perform a Johnny Cash tribute in the Castle Inn on Saturday 7th December. It's a free gig in the lounge which starts from 10PM till late. The band will perform Cash hits such as 'it ain't me babe' 'Jackson' 'walk the line' 'ring of fire' and 'A boy name sue'

Congratulations to the Bray based band 'Big September' who played a sell out gig in the Rooks tower above the Castle Inn in August. Their cracking new single "tear it all up" reached number 44 in the Irish charts in its first week. It's available on iTunes so check it out and download and give the lads some well deserved credit, because they are a fantastic live band. Get downloading. Best of luck in the future to all the lads,Scott O'Neill,Dave Butler,Cillian Duane,Graham'Naylor'O'Neill and Dan Smith.


If anyone has any local news please contact or call 0860731949.



CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Well done to 5th class pupils who entertained the crowds waiting for the Switch On of the Christmas Lights in Newtown last Saturday. The Children sang Christmas Songs and Carols to start the Christmas Season.

HALLELUJAH CONCERT: The Children of 5th and 6th classes and their Teachers will take part in the Hallelujah concert in Citywest on Friday 6th December at 7.00pm Thanks to Ms. Cheevers and Ms. Corcoran for all their hard work in prepartion for this important concert.

BINGO: Christmas Hampers will be raffled at BINGO on Friday 6th December to help raise funds for new OT Equipment for our new OT Room. Please support this worthwhile cause.


The tables are heaving under the weight of the Christmas cakes and puddings along with jam set. The market takes place weekly in the Community Centre Newcastle from 10.30. Tea and coffee available looking forward to seeing you there.


Congratulations to our minor team who won the minor C championship in Arklow on Sunday morning. Despite a slow start and at one stage trailing by 8 points the lads went on to beat Michael Dwyers by 8 points in a highly competitive and very skillful game. Well done to all the lads and the management team of Paul O'Riordan and Ciaran McGuirl.

On Tuesday 10th December the annual general meeting of our club takes place in the Clubhouse starting 8 pm. All members, players, parents, in fact anybody interested in the fortunes of Newtown mens and ladies teams, both adult and juvenile are invited to attend.Teas and soft drinks provided.

Newtown GAA is pleased to announce that a Junior Magpie winter camp will commence on Saturday 4th January in the sports hall in the community centre, check out for more detail

There was no jackpot winner this week meaning next weeks jackpot will be €3200, there was however 17 match 3 winners who recieved €15 each on the winning numbers of 3, 5, 7, 21.


Well the weather continues to be good so it would be rude not to play some football. Last week our teams were involved in six games and from these games we recorded 3 wins, a draw and 2 defeats.

The 8's were under the Sugarloaf away to Glencormac and after an excellent game of football between the two teams it was lads & lassies who edged the game 3-1. Mason Melia scored twice and there was a goal from Ryan McMahon.

The Under 9's travelled to Rathnew and won out thanks to goals from Ryan Clarke, Darragh Heffernan and Shane Synnott. Among those who starred were Marcel Kocajda, Devin Okundia and Oran Lane.

A cracking goal from Andrew McMahon earned the under 12's a valuable point away to St. Anthonys in a 1-all draw, a result that keeps the team in contention in the Shield. The whole team played well on the day.

Special mention to the Under 12's captain Jack Elliott who is currently on the WDSL county U-12 team. Jack was one of the players used by John Devine in the WDSL 3vs3 workshop in Aughrim last Saturday and he did very well. Stephen, Jimmy, Liam, James & Hughie were the coaches from our club in attendance.

The great run in the National cup for our Under 13's came to an end in Naas as they went down 2-1. An early goal in each half proved to be their undoing. Jordan Butler scored the Newtown goal.

Another battling performance from our Under 15's despite defeat to league leaders Wicklow Town. Liam Odlum & Adam Heffernan scored the Newtown goals.

With our girl's U-18's without a game it was left to our U-16 team to fly the flag and fly the flag they did after a long trip to County Louth to take on Walshestown in the MGL Umbro cup Quarter Final. The girls set about the home side quickly and Chelsee Snell & Lauren Nolan scored two neat goals inside the first 20 minutes. Abbie Molloy scored with an emphatic shot after a great run on 25 minutes and Katie Miley made it four with a long range drive on 34 minutes. On the stroke of half time Melanie Clarke volleyed to the net from a corner kick.

Our opposition were a game team and if there was any doubt about the result it was soundly secured with Niamh O'Brien adding two second half goals and the game finished 7-0 to Newtown. Among the best players for us were Abbie Molloy, Melanie Clarke and Clarisse Broughton. One downer on the day was a foot injury sustained by our star left back Heather Cullen in the first half. The diagnosis was a broken bone in her foot and a spell on the side lines for Heather. Everyone in the club extend their best wishes for a speedy recovery to Heather and we hope to see her back on the pitch sooner rather than later.

The following are the fixtures for the week ending Sat.7th/Sun.8thDec. 2013;Under 8's at home to Enniskerry ko Saturday @ 12pmUnder 9's at home to Greystones 'B' ko Saturday @ 11amUnder 10's - fixture to be confirmed; Under 12's away to Ashford Rovers ko to be confirmedUnder 13's away to Greystones 'A' ko to be confirmed; Under 15's - fixture to be confirmed; Girls U-16's - fixture to be confirmed; Girls U-18's at home to Peamount United ko Sunday @ 11.30am (Prov) (Fixtures & KO times are subject to change)

Three players from the club celebrate their birthdays in the coming week and they are Oran Lane from the under 9's, Niamh O'Brien from the girls under 16's and Orla Devlin from the girls under 18's. Happy birthday to all three from all at Newtown Juniors F.C.

Our Annual Christmas Draw has been set for Saturday 21st December and tickets are currently in circulation, so please support. Tickets are €2 each or a book of three for a fiver. Also a reminder that the balance of all membership fees is due and should be paid to any committee member on or before the end of November.

These fees are vital to all clubs and are among the lowest around & are now overdue. We are currently looking for sponsors for jerseys for our under 8's, 9's and 10's teams so if you would like to provide sponsorship for any team contact the number above and it would be very much appreciated. We will have news of progress on this subject in the coming weeks. For all other queries/matters relating to the club contact Hughie on 087-6987653 or visit our Website and you can also find us on Facebook.


With the 19's game away to Greystones cancelled it was a good weekend for both first & second teams as they both recorded home wins. The first team moved four points clear at the top of the Premier after a 4-2 victory over Arklow Celtic. Mark Fitzsimons scored twice while Martin Williams and Dessie Waters also found the net. The second team bounced back from a poor display last week to beat Seaview Wanderers 3-2. Ger Synnott scored twice and Johnny Groomes added the other goal. Next weekend its Wicklow Cup action and we wish both senior teams the best of luck.

The following are the fixtures for the week ending Sat.7th/Sun.8thDec: 1st team away to Red Bank United ko Sunday @ 11am; 2nd team at home to Arklow Town 'A' ko Sunday @ 2pm; U-19's - fixture to be confirmed (Fixtures & KO Times are subject to change)

There was no winner in the Members Draw last week so the jackpot will be €400 next week. Thanks everyone for your continuous support.



The Sale of Work committee would like to say a big thank you to all those who helped in any way with the great success of last Sundays Sale of work. To the many people who came along and supported on the day to all the people who donated, to the many sponsors & to those who helped out on the day, too many to mention.

The results of the draws were as follows:- €1,000 Claire Salley; €300 Caoimhe Cashin; €250 V. Price Voucher: Hillary Byrne; €100 Pilates Voucher: Gill Kavanagh; €50 Keeleys Voucher: Eamon Ward; €50 Roundwood Pharmacy Voucher: Flemings; €50 Mountain Breeze Voucher: Charlie Kelly; €50 Sugar Mountain Voucher: Mel Nolan; €50 Roundwood Florist Voucher: Gillian Jackson; €50 Terry's Butcher Voucher: Dylan Graham; €50 Heaven Sent Voucher: Niamh & Frances Gaskin; €50 Justines: Aoife Murtagh; €50 Centra Voucher: Kaitlynn & Teddy Farrar; €50 Roundwood Vet Voucher: Margaret O'Brien; €30 Byrne & Woods Voucher: Ellen Rochford and the Turkey: Pat O'Toole. The Moneystown Hamper was won by Eithne Kavanagh. Turkey was won by Mary Timmons, Christmas Cake by Leo Hynes & Meat Voucher: Eithne Kavanagh.

Arya Mahmoudzaden guessed the name of the dog, Monica Brady guessed the weight of the cake and Lloyd Malynn guessed how many sweets in the jar. The floral arrangements were won by Eddie Cullen, Barry Cunningham & Kevin O'Connor. The G.A.A. Raffle results: €40 voucher was won by Aoife Brady the Bag and Hat was won by Lauren Heatley & the t-shirt was won by John Brady.

The results of the progressive 45 was 1st Seamus Gaskin & Tom Bowan, Joint 2nd: Ger Lenihan & Paddy Halligan, Fintan & Brian Fanning, Brendan Byrne & Leslie Carstairs. Last Game Anthony Halligan & Joe Ward.


The switching on of the Christmas lights will take place on Saturday 7th December after the 6.30pm Mass (7.30pm approx)at the old school. There will be mulled wine and mince pies after so do come along and join in the festivities


The results of the whist in aid of the Senior Citizens is as follows:- Top Score: Patricia Byrne, Top Gent: Joe Coleman & Lucy Molloy (shared) Top Lady: Monica Brady; Second Lady : Kitty Kennedy; First Half: Martin Byrne; Second Half: May Kenna, Lowest Score: Molly Byrne and Longest Sitting: Maura McHugh & Ann Gaffney (shared) .

Raffle prizes were won by Kitty Kennedy, Ann Pierce, Pat Fisher, Mary Pierce & Mary Cullen. Next whist is on Wednesday 11th December.


Moneystown dance the Wicklow man will play in Moneystown community centre on Friday 13th December from 9.30pm till 12 midnight. Teas served, refreshments available, door prizes, mince pies. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive, etc.


The next Roundwood Active Retirement lunch will take place in Byrne and Woods at 1:30pm on Friday 13th December.


The Roundwood Active Retirement fun bingo will take place in Roundwood Parish Hall and Centre at 3pm on Sunday 8th December. Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend. €5 per book and great raffle prizes. Come along and enjoy.


Cross Care will hold a collection of non-perishable food in both Roundwood and Moneystown churches over the next three weeks. Donations can be left in the church porch before or after mass each week or in the parish centre during the week, Monday to Friday before 12 noon.

The following non-perishable items are urgently needed pasta, rice, fruit juice, tea, coffee, soup, sugar, powdered milk, tinned meat/fish, tinned fruit/veg, packaged desserts, biscuits and hygiene produces (e.g. nappies, toilet rolls, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shower gels shampoo etc). Thank you all for your generous support last weekend – even one item from each household each week will make a huge difference to families in need.


The Roundwood Active Retirement Group are heading off to the June Rogers Show in the Moran's Red Cow on either 28th or 29th December. If you wish to put your name down please contact Betty 01 2818703 or Mollie 0404 454407.


Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne played their cards right for North/South on Monday 25th November, 2nd Pamela Byrne and Clare Sally, 3rd Catherine McGillycuddy and Bridie Nolan , 4th Gertie Fee and Monica Brady. East/West winners were Teresa Leahy and Marian Davis, 2nd Maura Gaskin and Margaret Byrne, 3rd Mary Pierce and Kay Plunkett and 4th Ger Lenihan and Paddy O'Brien. The Club and Triona would like to wish Gaye a speedy recovery and look forward to her return in the very near future.


Paddy and Nancy O'Brien were Friday morning winners for North/South, 2nd Rowena Brady and Maria Magee, 3rd Gertie Fee and Mary Pierce and 4th Kay Plunkett and Mary Murphy. Margaret Bolger repeated her victory of last week this time partnered by Ger Lenihan 2nd for East West were Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd, 3rd Bridie Nolan and Maura Gaskin and 4th Jim McNamara and Liz Belton. Members please note Christmas Prize giving will be on Friday 13th December


On 20th December with music is by the Wicklow Man in The Parish Centre, Roundwood in aid of the Roundwood Active Retirement.


There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 3, 7, 8 & 12 There were nine match three winners, Anthony McDonald, Sabastan Anghel, Lei, Olivia Quigley, L.J.K Coleman, Rosie Graham, Lorcan Murtagh, B.Timmons & Ellen McCormack Next weeks jackpot will be €15,500.

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