Wednesday 22 May 2019

Around the districts: Newtownmountkennedy and Roundwood

Emma Tagliarino with ‘Bonnie’ at the Chris de Burgh concert in the Whale Theatre in aid of Greystones Cancer Support
Emma Tagliarino with ‘Bonnie’ at the Chris de Burgh concert in the Whale Theatre in aid of Greystones Cancer Support

Newtownmountkennedy: Congratulations - Well done and congratulations to Fran Martin has been awarded with the Irish Soccer Referees Society Member of the Year Award for 2018.

Newtown Juniors FC

Very heavy rain put paid to games involving our Academy and under-eight teams. There were games however. Our under-nines travelled to take on Arklow Town and granted they found the going tough but they kept plugging away. On the day best for Newtown was Felix Geoghegan and Jack Barlow.

Due to the rain the under-10s had to revert to Plan B and play their game with Arklow Town White indoors (Futsal). After a great mornings football among those who starred for Newtown were Sebastian Anton, Ryan Collins, Pat Carey and Aidan Heffernan.

Our 11's were back on song away to the WDSL Academy by coming out on top on a 3-1 scoreline. In an excellent team display Cormac Chance scored a superb hat trick.

Our 12's were away to Glencormac Utd in a rain soaked game. Iggy Szpilka scored the Newtown goal while among the star performers were Hannah Martin and Jack Coughlan.

The following are the fixtures for this week: Development Squad Practise every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - (Indoors); Academy Team away to Roundwood FC ko to be confirmed; under-eights away to Roundwood FC ko to be confirmed; under-nines away to Ashford Rovers ko to be confirmed; under-10s at home to Carnew FC ko Saturday at 11.45 a.m.; under-11s - Fixture to be confirmed; under-12s - Fixture to be confirmed; under-14s away to Wicklow Rovers 'B' ko Sunday to be confirmed (fixtures and ko times are subject to change)

All Fixtures Competitive and Non-Trophy will finish weekend of November 17/18, followed by the WDSL Awards, Presentation Day in the Parkview Hotel on Saturday, November 24. 2018.10 a.m. to 4 p.m., (details times etc tbc),

Our ever-popular Development Squad has started back and will continue every weekend from 10 a.m. till 11 a.m. and new players are welcome. The cost is €3 per head. From Saturday, November 10, we will be indoors with the group (same times). Due to the lack of space in the surrounds of the Sports Hall it may not be possible for all parents to view training inside the playing area.

Also due to the large numbers attending any players failing to attend for a number of weeks may have to wait till spaces in the Squad become available. At the moment we have a large number of boys and girls attending each week and thankfully at the moment we have the required coaches needed but we wouldn't say no to a few more volunteer coaches. If you think you can give an hour or two each week please contact our secretary at the contact details below.

Everyone at Newtown Juniors FC would like to congratulate ex-junior Becky Cassin of Wexford Youths after she and her teammates secured the Women's FAI Cup after they beat Peamount United 1-0 in the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Commiserations to Peamount's Áine O'Gorman, who has been a good friend to our club over the years.

On the same day Newtowner Fran Martin received the Referee's Society's award for 2018. Fran was one of a number of top referees from Newtown, who have officiated in the county for many years. Congratulations Fran on your award from everyone at Newtown Juniors FC.

We have three players from the club celebrating a birthday in the coming week and they are Timothy Mariyasingarayan and Michael Lowe from the Development Squad and Adon Thampi from the under-eights. Happy birthday to all three from everyone at Newtown Juniors FC.

Our Last Man Standing competition enters week six next weekend. The Prize Pot for the competition is €550. Week six fixtures will be for the weekend of Sat.10th/Sun. November 11 and these fixtures will be distributed to all players on Monday, November 5.

Going into the MNF between Huddersfield Town and Fulham where neither team has a selection in week five we have lost just the two players (who selected Watford) leaving us with 58 players going into week six. All selections must be in by 9 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the weekend's games. Thank you everyone for your continued support. You can keep updated with the progress of our competition and the rules on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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.

GAA club notes

The annual general meeting of Newtown GAA club will be held this year at our club house at Ballinahinch on Wednesday, December 5, at 7.30 p.m. All nomination and motion forms (available in post office or on website) must be returned to the secretary at post office Newtown by Friday, November 30, by midnight. No forms will be accepted after that time and unless signed by a member, proposed by that member and seconded by another member. Please also ensure that a person nominated has been approached before nomination to enquire as to whether he/she is interested in the post for which he/she is being nominated.

The treasurers' and secretarys' report will be available from any committee member or from Robert Nolan. Copies will also be available at the AGM. (together with the nominations and motions submitted prior to Friday, November 30.

The Newtown lotto is now a massive €12k, numbers drawn last week were 08, 13, 17 and 25. Six people matched three numbers. Please buy a ticket for just €2 to be in with a chance to win this massive jackpot and help support the club at the same time.


Talk on wills/power of attorney

A talk followed by a discussion on Wills and Enduring power of Attorney will be hled on the Wednesday, November 28, at 8 p.m. in the Parish Centre. The talk will be given by a qualified legal practitioner.

Unity Gospel Choir

The Unity Gospel Choir will hold a fundraising concert in Tinakilly House Rathnew on Thursday, November 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets price €15 (€10 concession) are available from Earls Newsagents Wicklow or on the door.

A beautiful calendar with original art work by members of St Kevin's Studio Art Group will be on sale for €10 on the night. All money raised will go to Wicklow Dementia Support Group to assist in their wonderful work. A great evening of entertainment is in prospect.

Sale of work

Roundwood and Moneystown Christmas Sale of work will take place in An Tochar GAA Complex on Sunday, December 2, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. A great day out for all the family with something for everyone. All donations for the various stalls will be gratefully accepted and can be left with Maureen in the parish office between 9.30 and 1 p.m. (Mon-Thurs) before November 29

Annamoe bowls

Annamoe bowls continues on Tuesday night and all newcomers are very welcome. So why not come along and give it a try?

Coder Dojo

Roundwood Coder Dojo starts back on November 10 in Roundwood NS These are free fun computer coding sessions for age 7+. So get your laptops ready and join in for a session packed with coding. There are spare laptops available for use if required.

If you haven't been back in a while or want to try something different why not come along and we talk about Scratch, web design and robotics. Please visit to register your child. No previous experience necessary. Volunteer mentors with computer coding experience are very welcome too. Check out the website for further information.

Save a life, learn CPR

Would you know how to do CPR on somebody who needs it. Would you recognise the signs of Stroke Come along to a public information evening in the.

Parish Hall on Wednesday, November 14, at 8 p.m. where Roundwood Cardiac First Responders will host a CPR/AED (defibrillator) demo and provide some hands on experience for those attending.

There will also be information on choking in infants and adults and how to recognise Stroke and a short video on the role of Cardiac First Responder team and how it is linked to the Ambulance Service Everybody is welcome and as there are now Public Access Defibrillators available in the village it is important that as many peopleas possible know how to use them.

Diamond Brodge club

Pádraig Gleeson and Séamus Kennedy took first Place for North/South on Monday, November 5, second Maria Magee and Judy Skates, third Pamela Byrne and Margaret Byrne and fourth Maura Gaskin and Phil Power. First for East/West was the pairing of Ger Lenihan and Rowena Brady, second Margaret Bolger and Paddy O'Brien, third Declan O'Brien and Claire O'Connor and fourth Bridie nolan and John Loscher.

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On Friday, November 9, Margaret Byrne continued her winning run this time for East/West with partner Maria Magee, Ger Lenihan and Paddy O'Brien were second and Marion Davis and Teresa Leahy third. First for North/South were Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd while Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond shared second with June Digby and Monica Brady.

Set dancing

Set dancing continues in Kavanagh's every Thursday night from nine till 11 p.m.

Active retirement

The next Active retirement Lunch is in Lynhams on Friday, November 23, at 1.30 p.m.

Morning badminton

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


Monday night bingo in the Coach House, Roundwood Starting at 8.30 p.m. with Cash prizes. A fun night out every Monday.

Car boot sale

It is proposed to have our November car boot sales on the second Sunday of the month on November 10.

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.

Roundwood dance

The next Roundwood Parish Hall Dance is on Friday, November 16, with music by Jimmy Hogan.

Whist results

The results of the whist are as follows: Top Score: Tiney Shortt; Top Gent: Jimmy Mollo9y; Second Gent: Martin Byrne; Top Lady: Patricia Byrne and Maura McHugh (shared), First Half: Catherine Doyle; Second Half: May Kenna; Longest Sitting: Kitty Kennedy and Lowest Score: Monica Brady. Raffle prizes were won by Anne Pierce, Maura McHugh, Patricia Byrne, Martin Byrne and Mick Whelan. The next whist is this Wednesday, November 21, in the Parish Centre, Roundwood.

Lotto results

There was no jackpot winner in last week's draw. The numbers drawn were 1, 10, 18 and 30. There were four match-three winners Smokey, John Merrieman, Charles Connolly and Roundwood Variety Group, Next week's jackpot will be €22,600

Home producers market

Roundwood Home Producers Market is open from midday till 5 p.m. every Sunday in the Parish Centre. Come for your home baking, crafts, plants, vegetables and more. New members always welcome or 087 2506785.

Ceili dancing lessons

Adult ceili dancing classes are held every Wednesday night in the parish hall from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Learn to solo dance and also group dances under the tuition of Aoife, Cian and Eimear and have great fun learning.

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