Wednesday 17 July 2019

Around the districts: Glenealy, Newtownmountkennedy

Cast members from Crois Dearg Drama Group’s production of ‘Widows Paradise’ in Glenealy Village Hall: The Fishermen - Noel Armstrong (Alan), Gerry Delaney (Harry) and Colm Ffrench (Ernie)
Cast members from Crois Dearg Drama Group’s production of ‘Widows Paradise’ in Glenealy Village Hall: The Fishermen - Noel Armstrong (Alan), Gerry Delaney (Harry) and Colm Ffrench (Ernie)

Glenealy: Sheila's Summer Camps - Sheila's summer camps will be starting on Monday, July 15, to Friday, July 19, and the second camp will be on Monday, August 19, to Friday, August 24.

For more information and to book your place contact Sheila at 086 8683395.

Card Drive

45 Card drive will be in Glenealy Village Hall this Thursday night, June 13. Whist partner card drive will be the following Thursday night June 20 - both nights at 8.30 p.m. New players always welcome.

Indoor Bowls

Indoor bowls is in Glenealy Village Hall every Wednesday night at 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.

Dance Classes

Dance classes with Declan, Modern, Ballroom, jive etc will be starting in Glenealy Village Hall on Monday, June 10, at 8 p.m. Anyone interested just turn up on the night to join.

GAA Bingo

The next GAA bingo will be in Glenealy Village Hall on Sunday, June 30, at 3 p.m. Great cash prizes to be won, bring a friend.

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 and to keep up to date 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 - 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

On Saturday all roads lead to Shillelagh for the Glendalough Hotel track and Field with children competing from 10 areas all hoping to capture the hard to come by Gold medal which will secure their place at the Aldi National Community Games Festival in UL Limerick in August. Please arrive early 9 a.m. in order to get ready to participate in the parade. Wishing the children from our area Ashford and Glenealy and all the areas every success on the day. Don't forget the water and sun cream.

St Josephs NS concert

An end of year concert with pupils from first to sixth class along with their music teacher James Dunne will take place in Glenealy Village hall on Wednesday, June 12, starting at 11 a.m. A cake sale will also take place on the morning, come along and have tea or coffee and cake while enjoying some great music and singing from the band. All money raised from your donations on the morning goes to the school. Everyone welcome.

Toddlers Haven Playgroup

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

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 notes

GAA FUN AND RUN - We were delighted to welcome children from St Catherine's Special School, Greystones Educate Together National School and St Patrick's Primary School Curtlestown to Newtown last week for a GAA Fun and Run Blitz. It was a great day and lovely to see all the children playing this great game together.

FESTINA LENTE - We are delighted to welcome Festina Lente back to our school this Wednesday for their Outreach Programme. Our children really enjoyed this last week and are looking forward to taking part again this week.

READING TO DOGS - We are very excited to be part of the Burns by My Side Reading to Dogs programme and look forward to welcoming Gemma and Sandy the dog to our school this week.

TRANSITION - Leave with Ease Transition Programme Our sixth class pupils will take part in this programme with Play Therapist Anne-Marie O'Riordan on Monday, June 17. This programme helps children transition from primary to Secondary schools.

NEW JUNIOR INFANTS - We welcome our new Junior Infant children and their parents to our school on Monday, June 17, to meet their new teacher.

GAA Club notes

Huge thanks to the late Seán McShane's two sons John and Paul, who hosting yet another fabulous annual fundraiser in Druids Glen on June 2 money raised were in aid of the club and Pieta House. A sun shone and a great day of golf was had by all, next year is the 10th anniversary of the Seán McShane memorial and it promises to be a big one. Thanks for Dominic Leech, Druids Glen, all our sponsors and all those involved in making it such a memorable event.

Newtown GAA extend deepest sympathies to parents, children and family of Thomas (OXO) Doyle, who sadly passed away on Saturday last. May Thomas rest in peace.

The Nursery is running every Saturday morning at 11.30 and each week the children have super fun, so come along and join in. A massive thanks to Adrian Dunne Pharmacy and Denise, who got in touch to see how they could help out. Denise couldn't have began more helpful and arranged great new T-shirts for all the kids.

The under-11s fell to a narrow 2-7 to 2-5 in Barndarrig on Wednesday evening. Newtown had the advantage of a decent breeze in the first half but only went in level 1-2 each at half time, setting a difficult task for the second half. They played most of their best football into the wind in the second half with some hard earned well worked scores but the home side picked off a few good long range points of their own to edge the game. Overall another good competitive game for the 11s between two evenly matched teams. Team: Luke Turley, Sam Fenelon, Noah Flannery, Aaron Garrett, Dylan Dunleavy, Cathal o Toole, Pat Carey, Aidan Heffernan, Mike Synnott, Ryan McDonald, Darren Fisher, John Turley, Oisin Duffy.

Can all parents/players make sure membership is paid up over the coming weeks. Nursery and Go Games 7s to 9s €20;Juvenile under-11 to under-17s €40;Adult non-working €50; Adult working €75; Non-playing membership €50. As you can see these are very moderate fees for a full year. You can pay these in the post office.

There was no winner of last week's lotto jackpot of €2,400, numbers drawn were 10, 13, 24 and 26, one person won €200 by matching three numbers. Please buy a ticket to help support the club.

Newtown Juniors FC

Plenty of action last weekend where some of our teams were involved in some very close games. Our under-eights hosted St Anthony's Yellow and both teams played out an exciting series of games. Among the players who starred were Noah Sinnott-Elliott and Kaitlyn Mullen.

Our under-nines drew away to St Anthony's Green where Rofry O'Gorman, Aaron Nolan, David McCormack and Bobby Spillane were among the star players.

Our 10's were in action against St Anthony's aka Yellow team where they were edged out on a 3-2 scoreline. John Turley and Leon O'Connor scored the Newtown goals.

The under-11s (proudly sponsored by Real Debt Solutions) were involved in a cracking game at home to Greystones Green which ended up 0-1 to the away side. There was plenty of thrills and spills, goalmouth action and near misses in the game. Best for Newtown were Aaron Roy, Nichita Neaga and William Valentine.

In a league game away to Wicklow Town our under-12s raced into a 4-0 lead as the tenth minute of the second half ticked by. Goals from Cormac Chance, Cathal O'Toole, PJ Duffy and Jake Robertson gave our team a great advantage. However, the home side rallied and finished strongly and scored three late goals. On the day Ben Synnott pulled off a series of excellent saves and he along with Brooklyn Doyle and Keira Farrelly astarred for Newtown.

Our under-13s (proudly sponsored by Adrian Dunne pharmacy) took on Carnew FC in the first leg of their Cup game. This was an evenly contested game as both sides went at each other hell for leather. Carnew led on two occasions but our team showed great character to hit back twice thanks to goals from Patrick Martin and Max Synnott. Among the players who starred were Max and Iggy Szpilka.

As we mentioned earlier the team received their brand new set of jerseys sponsored by the local Adrian Dunne pharmacy. Denise from the pharmacy presented the team with the jerseys before the game along with a number of drinking bottles. The club thanks Denise for presenting the jerseys and to Adrian Dunne pharmacy for the sponsorship. If there are any other local businesses who would like to sponsor any of our teams please contact our secretary Hughie at the contact details below.

The following are the fixtures for the week ending Saturday/Sunday, June 15/16: under-eights away to Arklow Town White ko to be confirmed; under-nines home to St Anthony's Green ko Saturday at 10 a.m.; under-10s home to St Anthony's Yellow ko Saturday at 11.15 a.m.; under-11s at home to Carnew FC ko Saturday at 12.30 p.m.; under-12s at home to Enniskerry B ko to be confirmed; under-13s - Fixture to be confirmed (ko times and fixtures are subject to change)

Our 2018 Presentation Day will take place on Saturday, June 29, in the Newtown Community Centre. Times etc will be forwarded to all teams and players over the next while.

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 six to 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 results of our last 'Golden Goals' was for last week's Champions League Final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur or Spurs as they are more fondly known are as follows: Second Minute - €60 - Francis Nolan ℅ Paul Ryan. First Minute - €20 - Dave McGuirk Snr. Third Minute - €20 - Christopher Nolan ℅ Paul Ryan. Thank you everyone for your continued support.

We have three players from the club celebrating their birthdays in the coming week and they are Harry Duffy from the Development Squad, Felix Geoghegan from the under-10s and Ben Synnott from the under-13s. Happy birthday lads from everyone at Newtown Juniors FC.

On a sadder note Newtown Juniors F.C.would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Thomas Doyle (Springfield Heights) who sadly passed away last week. May he 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.

Wicklow People