Sunday 17 December 2017

Club call

WICKLOW ROVERS AFC  - The first team ended their bad recent run with a fantastic win over Lucan Utd in the first round of the Moore Cup at the Whitegates on Sunday afternoon.

Mark O'Sullivan scored the all important goal in a 1-0 win in what was a good all round team performance.

The second team took on Farm Utd at the Whitegates on Saturday and collected all three points with a 2-1 victory.

The visitors could have leapfrogged Rovers with a win so this proves how important it is to beat your rivals on your home turf, this result puts the lads in second place two points behind leaders Killester Utd. Goalscorers on the day were Jay Waters and Conor Tobin both with their first goals of the season.

Our third team lost 4-1 away to Avonmore FC, Robbie Gill got the lone Rovers goal.

On the schoolboy front on Saturday the 11B's had a great 5-0 away win over Fassaroe YC to put themselves three points clear of the same opponents at the top of the league, a brace a piece from leading scorer Charlie Christie and Jamie Noble assisted by a single from Ruadhan Doyle accounted for their goals.

Both U-12 teams lost at the weekend, Ryan Corrigan scored his first of the season for the A's in their 4-1 premier cup defeat to Arklow Town A while the B's lost 6-1 to Arklow Town B with James Bradshaw notching the goal.

The 15As took on the 15Bs in the Premier Shield, after a tight first half when the teams were tied at one a piece the As ran out comfortable winners in the end.

Ross Quinn hit a hat-trick to bring his tally to 10 for the season, Adam Copeland also hit the back of the net three times to double his total to six for the season while Eoin McAulay scored his ninth of the campaign. Alljandro Barbieria netted the goal for the B team to take his total to three for the season.

Sunday's games in the junior section saw the 8As lose 4-2 to Rathnew with Aaron Murray and Peter Dunne scoring the goals, the 9As won 2-0 away to Greystones Utd A with Mark Hodgkinson scoring his fifth of the season and Tiernan O'Brien netting his first of the season. The 9Cs drew 2-2 with Fassaroe YC in the Hockey Pitch, Jack Noble and Kai Fitzsimmons were on the score sheet, our 10As lost out to Arklow Town A 5-1 with Lee Hamilton scoring for them, the 10Bs had a good 3-1 win over Roundwood, Charlie Leonard, Evan Dwyer and Daniel Dunne all scored one a piece.

The 10Cs won 3-1 at home to Ardmore Rovers B in a highly entertaining game (match report on club website), a brace from the impressive Conor Leonard and a single from Finn Egan Barron accounted for their goals.

The 11As good run was halted by Ardmore Rovs. A when they lost a seven goal thriller 4-3, scorers on the day were Craig Anderson, Robbie Hoffman and Nathan Sullivan.

The 13As maintained their hundred percent record in domestic competition with a comprehensive 7-1 win over Wolfe Tone A, Adam Byrne hit the back of the net an amazing five times with Luca Rampersaud and Ben Watson scoring one each.

Our 13Bs lost 6-1 away to Enniskerry with Dean Noble hitting the goal. The 14Bs lost 8-1 away to a strong Newtown Juniors side with Evan Doyle scoring the lone Rovers goal. The 8Bs, 9Bs and 14As games were called off while the 16As had no game.

In the girls section the U-12s lost out to a strong Shelbourne team in the quarter final of the MGL Cup, the 14s won 6-0 at home to Leicester Celtic with Rioghna McGettigan netting a hat-trick, a brace from Jade Duffy and one from Orla Hayes made up the total.

The 16s had a comfortable 10-0 win over Maynooth Town in the second round of the Irish Rail Cup, Kayleigh Sullivan, Abby Webb, Amie Collier and Clodagh Fox all hit the back of the net twice while Saoirse O'Reilly and Hannah Rose Buckley got one each.

We had four players who hit hat-tricks this week, on Saturday Ross Quinn and Adam Copeland scored three each for the 15As in their win over the 15Bs, on Sunday Rioghna McGettigan notched three for the U-14 girls in their win over Leicester Celtic, last but not least is Adam Byrne, he plundered an excellent five goals for the U-13A team in their victory over Wolfe Tone A, well done Adam, Rioghna, Adam and Ross.

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Even though it is technically the off season, the cyclo cross has been keeping some of the riders in race mode and a youth trip to Alkmaar Velodrome, Noord-Holland for some track training and racing means there really is no rest for the wicked this winter.

Sean O'Tuathail once again had a podium place in round four of the Cyclo Cross league, behind league leader Robin Seymour and closest rival for his present second place overall, Evan Ryan. Best of luck to Sean in the final round in two weeks time, to be held in St. Anne's Park, Raheny.

It's been a wonderful cyclo cross season for Sean. Well done to Rob Magee too who was also out pedalling hard for Bray in the B race.

Ger Ivory and Martin Gilmore took a small group of our avid track cyclists to Alkmaar in Holland for three days of training and some racing on an indoor velodrome, something Ireland doesn't have. Sam Gilmore, Caoimhe Ivory and Anthony Clarke were just some of the group to make the trip, an invaluable experience for them, with some tough international competition.

The Cycling Ireland Awards took place on Saturday evening in the Radison Blue hotel.

Once again, Bray was well represented and received several awards, including track and mountain biking.

Full details of the awards Bray received will be available next week but suffice to say that the Bray riders were almost unrecognisable as they exchanged their lycra for the glad rags and fashion on this night to celebrate their fantastic achievements this year.

The AGM takes place this Thursday 22nd November in the club house, 8pm. All club members are encouraged to attend.

For further details on all Bray Wheelers activities go to


Seagulls lotto - There was no Jackpot winner on Sunday the 18th of November for a jackpot of €2850 numbers drawn were 4, 5, 21, 28. The five lucky pick winners for €30 were, C Slevin c/o F Slevin, E Keogh c/o bwsc, D Egan c/o Glenview fc, P Murphy c/o P Murphy, D Harris c/o Shamrock Boys.

The next draw will be on Sunday the 25th of November in the Hibernia Inn with a jackpot of €2925. If anyone wishes to sell lotto tickets, please contact the club at 2828214.

Online Shop - Bray Wanderers merchandise is now available to purchase on line. The on line souvenir shop can be accessed from the Supporters club web site home page


With the new season well under way away, we are all back into the swing of things, Membership is back up and running. Membership forms are available in the home of Co Wicklow supporters club, The Strand Hotel, on Bray seafront. Membership is €10 per adult and kids are free. Our next live match on tv is our home game against Aston Villa. Maybe just maybe we can get two wins in a row. Match kicks off at 5.30pm, thank ESPN for the best kick-off time. A full list of all our live games are show.

November - Wednesday 21st, Montpellier, Kickoff, 7.45pm (CL); Saturday 24th, Aston Villa, Kickoff, 5.30pm (PL).


Carnew AFC had only one game in action over the weekend as both the U-8 and U-9 teams had no fixtures. Our U-11 team hosted Arklow town A at home on Sunday morning in the premier league.

The boys started off slow and went behind early on but this didn't dampen the teams spirits as they continued to fight on and all the hard work paid off when they ran out 3-2 victors. Cormac Redmond scored the all-important three goals to secure the much needed three points.

All the team played extremely well and the player of the week award went deservedly to hat trick hero Cormac Redmond.

Well done all, all the hard work of late is playing off. Club gear is available to purchase and would make a great present for any supporters or players. Remember add us on Facebook for all the teams news and fixtures.


Our Academy is on every Saturday on our indoor pitch at 11am all children between the age of 4 and 7 welcome.

Our U-8 and 9 teams both had games this week both of these leagues are non competitive and it is great to see the children enjoying the game without the pressure of having to get a result, the U-9s were away to Arklow United and for the second time this year both teams produced a great game of football with plenty of skill and commitment on show well done to both teams and managers the U-8s were at home to Wicklow Rovers and again two well matched teams produced another good game.

The U-10s were at home to table toppers Greystones in what was Greystones last game and what a game it was with the away side needing a point to claim the title and the home side still with title hopes of their own, this produced one of the games of the season and a great advert for schoolboys/girls football in wicklow but after a great game where no quarter was asked or given it was the stones who nicked the point they needed to win the title.

Well done Greystones and to a gallant Rathnew side who now need four points from their last two games keep the heads up and let's get the points we need. Dylan Forsyth and Charlie Cruise were the goal scorers on the day. The U-12s were at home to Little Bray United and ran out winners on a 4-1 score line.

Owen (Torres) Gregory was again on fire hitting two with Craig Joseph and Nathan Breen getting singles this team is improving every week well done. And thanks to Bimbo and Wayne for all the work they have put in with the lads.


We had two teams not in action this weekend the U-12s and U-8s. Saturday's fixtures began with our only home game of the week the U-10s against Greystones and what a thriller this turned into with town winning 4-3 thanks to four great goals from Jack O'Rielly.

In the meantime the U-14s travelled to Arklow Utd but despite playing very well they lost 5-0.

Our Sunday began with the U-11s away to Greystones and did they leave their mark with a 53 win, thanks to goals from Dylan Kavanagh 2, Dylan Doyle, Jack Fox and Luke Kelly.

The weekend's games finished with the first team away to Rathnew but after a great game the lads lost 3-2. Goal scorers on the day were Eddie Kelly and Doc Connor. The lads still remain top of the league in Division 1.

The draw took place for the next round in the Wicklow Cup and our first team have drawn Newtown's second team. Details of fixture to follow.

There are still some senior shorts and socks available in the shop at match times at €5 each.

If any managers would like anything added to the club notes please email by 9pm on Sunday nights. For all club news and updates please log on to our facebook page Wicklow Town AFC.


Autumn Mix n Match Team League - The final of the Autumn Mix N Match Team League takes place this Friday November 23 at 7.30 p.m.

Team D versus Team F, best of luck to both teams!

Singles Ladder - The new Singles Pyramid Ladder is up and running with challenge matches taking place regularly now. So why not check it out and challenge someone on your line.

Once you have played anyone on your row you can then challenge up to the row above you. Go on try it.

Christmas Party takes place at The Park Restaurant on Saturday December 15. Further details to follow, watch the club notice board. Reduced membership fees on offer since September 1, applicable until next May.

Families can join for €130, Seniors €80 and Juniors for only €30. Contact Tim Morgan for further details on 087 296080. The Junior Tennis programme in the club is ongoing at this time of year with a comprehensive program being run by David Sheehan. Contact David by text or by phone on 087 8166525.


Six of our teams were in action last weekend and we are happy to report that all six teams won their respective games.

No less than seven players also registered hattricks last weekend and not to be outdone three of our goalkeepers added another clean sheet to their name.

The U-8s defeated Ardmore Rovers 6-2 in Newtown with Ryan McMahon leading the way with a hat-trick. Ryan Clarke scored two goals (one a penalty) and his cousin Nathan Murray completed the scoring. The goalscorers and Darragh Heffernan were the best players on the day.

The U-9s had to come from 2-0 down away to Ardmore Rovers to register a 4-3 victory. Following up from his debut goal last week Fionn O'Reilly helped himself to a hat-trick and Bobby Dowling scored the other goal.

Consistency is the key with the U-11s and at last they seem to have found it with a brilliant display at home to St. Anthony's winning 4-0. Dylan Fitzsimons scored twice and Josh Odlum and Ryan Smillie completed the total.

In what was an excellent team display opponents 'Anto's' must also be complimented for playing their part in a fine advert for Wicklow football. The U-12s got back to winning ways after last week's cup exit with a 7-0 home win over Roundwood.

James Crean was bang on form with four goals and there were singles from Mark McHugh, Kasper Razniak and Ross Carthy. A hat trick from Adam Heffernan helped the U-14s to an 8-1 win at home to Wicklow Rovers 'B'.

Aaron Toner scored twice and there was one each for Conor Odlum and Michael Coghlan. Best on the day were Dion Doyle and Alex Synnott.

The girls U-18s had a convincing win away to Ratoath Harps in the Carlie Fitzgerald cup quarterfinal. Amy Murphy, Cliona Crammond and Orlaith Whelan all scored hat tricks while Erin Horan and Lauren Nolan also found the net. On the day among the players who starred for Newtown were Sinead Horgan, Megan Davis, Katie Murphy and Una Grogan.

Unfortunately our U-16 girls had no game due to a long injury list for our opponents. You will have noted the hat-trick hero's above but Kyle Taite (U11), Kamil Pawlek (U-12) and Lucie Ashmore (G U-18) all kept a clean sheet so we applaud the goalkeepers this week as well.

We mentioned last week that Amy Guilfoyle and Katie Miley last week and their exploits with the Leinster schools squad and even better news for the pair this week as they both have been called up for trials for the Ireland schools team.

This news has been tempered by the fact that Katie suffered an ankle injury in school in the past week and this injury looks like it will keep her from participating at the trials. Well done to both girls. We wish Katie a speedy recovery from her injury and we also wish a speedy recovery from injury to U-14s right back Conor Doyle who suffered a fracture to a bone in his foot during a recent game. Conor will be out of action for about a month and we all hope to see him back out on the pitch very shortly.

Only one player from the club celebrates a birthday in the coming week and he is Aaron Eager from the U-14s. Happy birthday from everyone in Newtown Juniors F.C.

Reminder to all parents/guardians that all membership fees must be paid on or before December 1st 2012. Training times for all our teams will be listed on our Facebook page and will be updated on a regular basis or you can contact Hughie at the number below. For all other queries/matters relating to the club contact Hughie at 0876987653 or visit our website and you can also find us on Facebook.

On a sadder note we send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jeremy Dee who tragically lost his life in a car accident early on Sunday morning on the way to a football match. His passing at a very young age just puts life into perspective.

Jeremy was heavily involved in women's and girls football throughout the country but especially in the county of Mayo. At the time of his death Jeremy was the head coach with National League Women's team Castlebar Celtic and was on his way to partake in a fixture with Shamrock Rovers Ladies in Tallaght when he met his untimely passing.

Naturally the game was postponed as a mark of respect and though many members in our club would not have known Jeremy please take a moment and say a quiet prayer for his wife and young family and for all his friends and colleagues at this very sad time. May he rest in peace.


With the second team idle last weekend the first team were the only side in action as they hosted Arklow Town in a top of the table league game. Both teams had to settle for a point each in a 3-3 draw.

On the day our lads probably didn't play to their full potential, though they did hold a 3-1 lead at one stage. Goalscorers on the day were John Heffernan, Shane Mooney and Dean Odlum.

In our members' draw the winner of the rollover was PJ Dowling. PJ wins €200 well done PJ. Thank you for your continued support.


Saturday morning saw our U-8A team on the road to St Anthony's and while it was the home side that took the spoils. The Town secured great goals from Adam Reid and Paidi Kavanagh.

In the WDSL Premier Cup the U-12A team had a 4-1 away win over Wicklow Rovers with Joshua Mills, Liam Moore and Callum Randall on the scoresheet while in the U-12B game, Robin Reinpalu, Luke Cummins, Dylan Murray and Iarla O'Donnell all scored to see a fantastic win against Wicklow Rovers.

Back in Arklow the U-16A team was outplayed by Coolboy however the U-16B boys put on a fine display to defeat St Anthony's with goals from Liam Scales, Cal Kelly and Calem Devereux. The final game on Saturday saw Ryan Murray hit a hattrick and Darren Dempsey net a fourth for the U18 boys to beat St Joseph's Boys FC in the LFA Cup.

The U-9B boys felt the cold on Sunday morning when they were beaten by Ashford Rovers despite a great goal from Adam Vanderheijden. Home advantage worked well for the U-10A team who beat Wicklow Rovers with goals from Luke Scanlon, Sean O'Neill, Kyle Nolan and Sean Breen and in the big derby game of the weekend Arklow United fell to goals from Marcel Kasperek, Mikey Murray, Reilly Hogan, Jack Kavanagh and Aaron Fox from the U-10B team.

There was a shock defeat for the U-11A boys in Carnew despite two fine goals from Brandon Donnelly however the U-11B team came away from Allen Park with a tremendous victory over Aughrim Rangers following goals from Ryan Kenny, Shane Parle, Leon Kenny-Barnes, Leigh KellyNolan and PJ O'Connor.

Sean Crowley and Stephen Quinn secured victory for the U-13B team over St Anthony's at Lamberton while the U-14A boys also had a good 3-1 win over Wolfe Tone with goals from Andrew Maher and Tom Somers.

The U-17 team faced Templeogue United and secured a tremendous win with goals from Darren Dempsey, Peter Sherwood, Joe Ledwith, Garrett Kenny, Liam Scales and Darragh Kavanagh while in Newtown, the WDFL Premier team played out a 3-3 draw with Gavin Doyle, Gearoid Redmond and Willy Kavanagh all netting for The Town.

A final mention to the Town 'Movember' team who have been displaying their 'Mos' proudly on The Town Facebook page throughout the week.

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