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Around the districts: Glenealy, Newtownmountkennedy

Glenealy: Parish sale - There is a Parish Sale in the RDA Hall Rathdrum on Saturday, May 25, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in aid of Rathdrum, Laragh and Glenealy Church of Ireland parish funds. Lots of stalls which include Plants, cakes, Jams, crafts, Books, CDs DVDs, Toy and bric-à-brac, fun activities for all the family, tea and coffee. Raffle on the day.

Donation for stalls are most welcome. Items can be dropped to any of the churches on Sunday, May 19, at service times to the Rectory or to St Saviour's School or the RDA Hall on May 25 from 11 a.m.

Card Drive

Whist partner Card drive will be on in Glenealy Village Hall this Thursday night May 23; 45 card drive will be on the following Thursday night May 30; both night at 8.30 p.m. New players are always welcome.

Auction thanks

The auction in Glenealy Village Hall was a great success on Sunday. Thank you to all who bought and donated items. A big thank you to Leslie Bradshaw for his help on the day.

Indoor Bowls

Indoor bowls is played in Glenealy Village Hall every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. just drop in any Wednesday night if you would like to start playing in door bowls. For more information contact 0404 44040.

Pilates classes

Pilates classes now running in Glenealy Village Hall on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Running from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beginners/improvers and all ages welcome. seven weeks for €70 or drop-in-rate €12. Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, co-ordination, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing. To book your place contact Zara Elkinson at 087 9367474. For more info. Like on Facebook at pilates with Zara.


Gymboree play and music classes every Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. in Glenealy Village Hall. Suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers from six months to four years. teach your child a love of music through songs, dance, movement fun and musical instruments, exploring various different music styles. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact Rachel at 086 8330212 for more information and to book your place.

Community Games

The last few months have been very busy for the children in our area taking part in county finals in Limerick. Next weekend the children head to University Limerick to represent County Wicklow in the national finals and we extend good luck wishes to all the children from County Wicklow taking part especially Finn Harris, Noah Harris, Aaron Armstrong, Lily Sheehy, Mya Davis, Johnnie Harkin, Sarah Thompson, Andrea Doyle, Alexandra Doyle, Ella Sutton, Bobby Fanning, Mary McElhinney, Una McElhinney, Lorcan Little and Shane O'Brien. Enjoy the experience and remember Community Games is all about taking part.

Saturdays Playgroup

The Saturdays playgroup is back in Glenealy village on Saturdays at 10 a.m. to midday. Fun play for pre-school children and up. Cost is €3 per family.

Toddlers Haven

Registration is on going for 2019,2020. New ECCE start date is two years and eight months, morning and afternoon sessions available, contact Sheena at 086 4066308 for more information.

Foroige Youth Club

Glenealy Foróige youth club is in Glenealy Village hall every Friday night at 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. for youths aged 12 years to 18 years.

Anyone interested can come along any Friday night for more information contact 0404 44040.

Astro Turf

Our state-of-the-art astroturf pitch is available. We are taking bookings for morning, afternoon or evening times at very competitive rates. Please contact us at 0404 44040 for more information.

Village Hall

Glenealy village hall is now available for corporate and social events, meetings, parties, workshops etc. with great facilities and keen rates. Mornings, afternoons and evening times are now available. For more information contact us at 0404 44040 or e. mail us @glenealyvillagehall@eircom.net.

Glenealy IT Centre

ORGANIC HORTICULTURE - BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT QQI L5 Pat time fully funded training course - two and a half days per week.

Commences Mid June 2019. Ideal opportunity of a funded training programme aimed at individuals with an interest in gaining a recognised qualification and employment in Organic Horticulture.

The course will include knowledge of organic principals and practices, environmental assessment and management and a broad range of horticulture skills. Contact 0404 44980.


School news

Congratulations to second class who made their First Holy Communion in St Jospeh's Church in last Saturday. Best wishes to sixth class who will make their Confirmation in St Jospeh's Church on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Walk on Wednesday: Children will walk to school on Wednesday. Caution needed re traffic, etc on roads leading to school.

Congratulations to our Tug-of - War team who won a silver medal in the Wicklow Track and Field Competition last week.

GAA club notes

Newtown senior men continued their winning ways with a sixth consecutive win against Dunlavin, who were top of the league. This win 0-8 to 0-4 now sees Newtown go top of the league, well done to all the lads and management. Thanks also to the community for your support; local support at the games as been steadily increasing which is great and terrific support for the team.

The weather held for another exciting GO Games blitz last Friday evening in Newtown. Our under-sevens and under-nines played some exciting games against Ashford and Éire Óg, well done all.

An order for club gear will be placed over the next couple of weeks so get your order in early.

Under-11 boys League: Newtown 2-5 Tinahely 2-7. A narrow defeat for the 11s Tuesday night in Newtown. This was a very evenly contested game all through with never more than a couple of scores between the teams. Tinahely held a one point lead at half time but a few nicely worked scores had Newtown in front for a lot of the second half. A few chances that just slipped the wrong side of the post could have sewn up the game for Newtown but to Tinahely's credit they kicked three good scores in the last few minutes to edge the game. Overall a good free flowing well fought game with some great play from both sides and more games like that throughout the summer should bring on all the players skills in a match situation immensely.

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.

Well done to the winner of last week's lotto jackpot who took home a nice €2,400. Numbers drawn were 5, 8, 11 and 19, it was a lucky week as five people matched three numbers taking away €40 each. Please buy a ticket and help support the club, next week it could be you.

Newtown Juniors FC

Our under-8s travelled to the hockey pitch in Wicklow to take on Wicklow Rovers Green team. After some brilliant football there was very little between the two teams. On the day Riain Martin and Cian Foley were among the star performers.

Our under-9s and under-10's both have their matches switched to this coming midweek at the request of our opponents.

Our 11's made the long trip to Carnew and played out a 3-3 draw with the home side. Max Roche (2) and William Valentine supplied the goals while Nichita Neaga, Mikey Synnott and Aaron Roy were among the star performers.

Our 12's played two games in the past week. On Thursday evening they hosted Greystones A in the Plate competition and this was a game where the team snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat. Going into the final 10 minutes trailing 2-0 goals from Jake Robertson and PJ Duffy secured a share of the spoils.

Then it was onto Sunday morning and the Cup quarter final first leg in Kilcoole against St Anthony's B After a slow start the team picked up their game and ran out comfortable 6-0 winners. On the day the goalscorers were Jake Robertson (2), Brooklyn Doyle, PJ Duffy, Cathal O'Toole and Keira Farrelly in a good all round team display.

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 Direct.com stores. All bookings can be made by logging onto summersoccerschools.ie or by phone to 1890 653 653.

The following are the fixtures for the Week Wednesday, May 15, to Sunday, May 26: Under-8s at home to Coolboy Rangers ko Sunday at 10 a.m.; under-9s at home to Coolboy Rangers ko Saturday at 11 a.m.; under-10s away to Greystones Blue ko to be confirmed; under-11s at home to Wicklow Rovers Green ko Sunday at 11.30 a.m.; under-12s at home to Arklow Town B ko Saturday at 12.30 p.m.; under-13s away to Roundwood FC ko Wednesday the 22nd at 7 p.m. (Prov); under-13s at home to Carnew FC ko Friday the 24th at 7 p.m. (Prov). NOTE: Fixtures and KO Times are subject to change.

We had a 'Golden Goals' for the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Watford. The results were as follows: €60 - 26th Minute - Séamus O'Toole, Killadreenan. €20 - 25th Minute - Marie McGuirk, Garden Village. €20 - 27th Minute - Jacqueline Keogh, Avoca. Many thanks to everyone who bought tickets and for your continued support.

We have five players from the club celebrating their birthdays in the coming week and they are Tommie Ryan from the under-8s, under-9s duo Hugo Clayton and Conor Shevlin, William Valentine from the under-11s and Bezal Palavila Alex from the under-13s. Happy birthday everybody 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 hughienolan@gmail.com and you can also follow the club on our Facebook and Twitter page.

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