Tuesday 16 January 2018

Clubcall - Arklow Boxing


Arklow Boxing Club are inundated with even more boys and girls applying to join after the recent Major Tournament and recent visit of Katie Taylor and Adam Nolan to the club.Arklow Coaches are in the process of arranging training 5 nights a week and a Sunday morning to take the pressure off. Details as soon as they are finalized.

Elaine Harrison is eagerly awaiting her final in the Ladies Irish Intermediate Championships which is due to be fought on 14th December. A big crowd of Arklow supporters are expected to travel to the stadium. Elaine's opponent will be either Niamh Ball Trogen BC or Stephanie Quaile of Drimnagh. Either way Elaine will give it her best as always and is expected to do well.

In the Wexford league on Saturday last Ethan Fleming was the only Arklow boxer in action when he took on the more experienced Colm Mc Donald from the St Marys club. Ethan was up again it from the barrage of Colm's punching in the first round but in the second round held the centre of the ring and used his defence to hold Colm at bay. The third round was much the same and Mc Donald won the fight and rightly so by unanimous decision. Coach Ronan Mc McCormack was happy with Ethan's performance overall against the more experienced Mc Donald. Two test match Tournaments are being lined up for the club in December. Opponents will be the newly formed Rathnew BC and Ryston BC

The Leinster Senior Championships box off on !0th December in The National Stadium with Arklows Fergal Redmond and Adam Keenan representing the club. Both are expected to do well.

In other news Arklows 5 week draw commenced on Sunday 25th with the winners in Draw 1 being, €100 Jim Furlong, €50 each to Therese Byrne, Mick Fitzgerald, Paddy Murphy and Jackie Manley. On Sunday night 2nd Dec. winners in Draw 2 were €100 Dorcas Keenan €50 each to Lil Hacket, Daniel and Alex Massey.John o Sullivan and Kevin Doyle.

The Draw takes place in John Joes at 10.30 pm every Sunday night up to Christmas. Thanks to all our ticket sellers and supporters


The Arklow Town FC Premier Team got the weekend off to a great start on Friday when they defeated Enniskerry YC in the Andy McEvoy Premier Division with goals from Gavin Doyle, Danny O'Hart, Peter Walker and Willy Kavanagh. Saturday started the same with the U-9A boys away from home beating Glencormac United through goals from Conn Kinsella and Riain Fortune.

The U-14 National Cup squad welcomed Tullamore Town FC to Lamberton and secured a great victory to progress to the last 32 of this competition with Joe Fleming, Craig Fox, Clive Keenan, Ryan Burke and Ryan O'Donovan on the scoresheet. In the WDSL Shield, the U-16A team earned a good victory over Greystones United at Woodlands through Aaron O'Toole, Jack Furlong, Kevin O'Regan and Alvaro Lipetke.

Our U-16B team recorded a super victory over Ashford Rovers with a host of goals from Calem Devereux, Jack Somers, Liam Scales, Darragh Kavanagh, Cal Kelly and Darragh Fitzgerald and the Leinster Senior League team secured a draw against Wayside Celtic.

Sunday morning football started with the U8 team welcoming Rathnew AFC to Lamberton and this game ended in a 2-2 draw with Aaron O'Brien securing both goals for The Town. The U-9B boys, again at Lamberton, took on Ardmore Rovers and earned a good victory through goals from Adam Vanderheijden, Paidi Kavanagh and Daniel Byrne. The U10A boys faced St Anthony's FC at Finn Park and despite a goal from Sean Markey suffered their first defeat of the season.

The U-12B team also travelled to Finn Park and unfortunately lost out to a very strong St Anthony's FC team - even though they put four in the net from Chris Furlong, Robin Reinpalu and Dylan Murray.

There was more National Cup excitement on Sunday with Mullingar Athletic the visitors in the SFAI Troy Cup.

A fantastic team performance secured a good victory through goals from Cian Bolger, Nathan Cullen and a brilliant hat-trick from Tom Somers.

Excellent work lads. Wrapping up the weekend action were the U-17 boys who travelled to Dublin to take on Beechwood FC and came away with the three points following goals from Joe Ledwith, Darren Dempsey, Peter Sherwood and Garret Kenny.

The Arklow Town FC "Movember Team" are now squeaky clean again following the great Shave Off last Friday night at Kenny's of The Harbour. Well done to all who participated and supported this very worthy cause and don't forget that the annual Club Table Quiz takes place this Thursday night (6th December) in The Old Ship. A fabulous night of entertainment and craic guaranteed.


Last week was the I.V.C.A. prize presentation lunch, where Bray Wheelers did extremely well. Bray is one of the best represented clubs in the veterans league and this showed in the enormous prize list.

The club prize winners were as follows - John Tracey was 1st in the handicap hill climb while Michael Emberley placed 6th in the Road Race Championship, Mick Davis came 2nd in the age related championships in the 60-69 yrs category and 1st in the Kelly cup 25 mile T.T.

Rob Magee was 14th B.A.R and 4th F.A.R.; Fastest Tom Dempsey Cup 10mile T.T.

Mark Murphy was 7th B.A.R.; 3rd F.A.R; 2nd age related championships 40-49 yrs category; 1st Fastest in the Hillclimb and 3rd in the F. section T.T. handicap league.

Linus Devlin was 11th B.A.R.; 6thT.T. handicap league 2nd handicap 25 mile T.T.; 6th F.A.R.; 3rd E section T.T. league and 2nd fastest Sanyo Cup.

Dermot Mc Grath was most successful he finished 2nd B.A.R.; 2nd in the road race championship; 6th founders 50; 2nd age related championship over 70yrs; 2nd 10 and 50 mile time trial championships; 1st time trial age standard league; 1st age standard. He won the Fred Smith cup, the Oliver Bright Cup and the Hill climb; 2nd Age std. and he was 3rd B section Road Race league and 2 in the Time Trial H/cap League.

Congratulations to all the Bray Wheelers who had such a successful Veterans League and came home from the I.V.C.A. lunch with a huge haul of glass and silverware and we wish them continued success for next year.

The youth spins continue and on Saturday this week Ger Ivory will be taking youth training for 14 to 17 year old riders and anyone racing A4 category for the first time next year, as part of the main 10am spin from Kilmac and also this week sees the youth riders head to the track at Sundrive on Sunday for track training and fun racing. Full details about all Bray Wheelers activities and spins are available on the website and on the facebook page.


Our under 8 had a home fixture this morning against Wicklow Rovers on Saturday morning. The boys were hungry for a win after the last few games not going their way.

The team are trying hard in training every week under the watchful eye of John, Keith, Stephen and Ray. This is the first introduction to football for a lot of the players and they are all developing well. This showed and paid off when they overcame a strong Wicklow Rovers team with a 2-1 victory. The boys were worthy winners with Evan Kavanagh scoring both goals.

The scoreline could have been more but the Wicklow Rovers goalkeeper denied them with some outstanding saves. Player of the week went to Jack Kavanagh for his contribution to the game and his consistent team work week on week.

Our Under 9's travelled to Ashford on Saturday which was a cold Sunny December morning. There were a lot of sleepy heads due to the early start and the boys staying up to watch the late late toy show. This didn't stop the boys though and they got off to a great start with Ben Gilligan scoring a long range strike in the first minute.

Carnew held the lead for about 5minutes before Ashford had a long range shot which was saved brilliantly by Will Molloy but Ashford were on hand to tap home the rebound to equalize. Carnew upped the tempo and 3 well placed strikes from Daniel Redmond and Ben Gilligan saw the score line read 4-1 at half time. Carnew went back out into the second half very hungry and it wasn't long before they got their rewards.

There was some great defending from Billy Molloy, Aaron Fitzpatrick,Richard Green and Shane Byrne and they kept Ashford at bay. Carnew were constantly on the attack with some great play from Josh Whyte,Luke Wallace and Jack Rosney and all three were unlucky not to get on the scoresheet. Ben Gilligan, Shane Byrne,Jack Whyte and Daniel Redmond added more goals early in the 2nd half. Late in the 2nd half Daniel Redmond deservedly completed his first hat trick of the season. Carnew finished their scoring with a brilliant glancing header from Ben Gilligan. The boys had a brilliant team performance with some great passing, shooting and on the ground football. Player of the week went to Shane Byrne for his passing, great defending and team work. He also showed a great attitude on and off the pitch. Final score 10-1 - scorers Ben Gilligan 5, Daniel Redmond 3, Shane Byrne and Jack Whyte. Well done to both teams. The Under 11 game was called off on Sunday morning as a mark of respect and all in Carnew Afc would like to express their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Edel Gorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. 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 under 8's played out a 2-2 draw with Arklow town after being 2-0 down the little villagers produced a great comeback to level it 2-2 with both goals coming from Cole Byrne. Next week the 8's travel to St Anthony's on Saturday for a 12 noon kick off. The under 9's lost

3-1 to a well organised Wicklow Rovers, both teams produced a very good game of football which was enjoyed by all, Toby Curran was once again on the scoresheet for Rathnew and is making a name for himself as one of the top marksmen at this age group well done Toby and all your teammates. The 9's are at home to Greystones next Saturday at 11am.

The Oscar Traynor team had a very good win on friday night beating the Leinster Football League 6-1, Jody and Graham Merrigan put Wicklow 2-0 ahead before the LFL hit back but Jody got his 2nd and Wicklow's 3rd to leave it 3-1 at half time Jody then scored 2 more early in the 2nd half to take his tally to 4 and Matt Foley put the icing on the cake when he made it 6-1 to wicklow.

Wicklow now travel to Meath for the final game of the group and a win should be good enough to make it to the knock out stages best of luck lads. Our under 10's are at home to Arklow united on Saturday at 9-45am and the under 12's are home to Wolfe Tone at 11am also on Saturday


The ladies finally got off the mark this season when they held Enniscorthy Town to a 2-2 draw last Sunday.

The girls played some brilliant passing football at times and were in front twice in this match, the first goal was a great header from Rachael Hickey after some good play down the wing and the second a terrific strike by Erika Dagge from the edge of the box. Mayghan Doyle turned in another great performance in midfield, with every one of the team encouraging each other right to the final whistle in a really determined team effort.

Training continues this Friday at 7pm. All new players welcome.

Congratulations to Nicola Gray, Clonegal, this weeks €100 winner in our 210 club draw ; Winning numbers 2 & 21.

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While last week's fixture was severely decimated things weather wise eased somewhat this weekend as we got four games played and in the process we recorded three win's and one defeat. Unfortunately the weather meant the under 9's and 11's had no game while a no-show from the referee meant the 14's game in Ashford was cancelled.

The under 8's won 4-2 at home to Arklow United in a cracking game. Two goals from Ryan Clarke and one each from Darragh Heffernan & Marcel Kocajda completed the total. Among the players who starred on the day were Jack Coghlan, Adam White and Luca Sinnott-Elliott. Best wishes go to the 8's manager Ian White who celebrated his 40th birthday last weekend from everyone at Newtown Juniors F.C. The 12's cemented their place in the Shield final after a 2-nil away win over Avonmore. Deprived of four players through illness, under 11's players Jack Elliott and Dylan Fitzsimons stepped up to help and both players acquitted themselves very well. James Crean scored both goals to take all three points.

Our girls under 16's team advanced to the Quarter Finals of the Leinster cup after a good win over fellow Wicklow side Enniskerry.

The girls under 18's also played at home where their opponents were St Josephs and despite a 5-2 loss this game was full of excellent football played in very heavy underfoot conditions. The result doesn't do our girls justice as their performance merited so much more.

If we can cut out the individual errors good things will happen for this team in the months ahead. We trailed to a goal after 12 minutes but on 20 and 22 minutes we scored twice to take the lead. First Amy Murphy unleashed a shot from 25 yards that flew into the top corner and then Cliona Crammonds free kick caused panic in the Joeys defence and their centre half headed the ball into her own net. Joeys equalised on the stroke of half time.

The game was turned on the hour mark when a couple of decisions went against us. Firstly Joey's third goal looked well offside and then Murphy should have had a penalty when the full back tried to swap jerseys with her as she advanced into the penalty area. Joeys scored twice more in the last 10 minutes and the final scoreline probably flattered them. Both sets of players deserve enormous credit for the show on offer and among the players who starred for our team were Sinead Horgan, Jessica Scott, Rose Fagan and Erin Horan.

The following are the fixtures for the weekending Sat.8th/Sun.9th December 2012;

Under 8's at home to Aughrim Rangers ko Saturday @ 12pm; Under 9's at home to Aughrim Rangers ko Saturday @ 11am; Under 11's - fixture to be confirmed; Under 12's at home to Ardmore Rovers ko Saturday @ 11.30am; Under 14's at home to Greystones ko Sunday @ 11.30am; Girls Under 16's at home to Enniskerry ko Sunday @ 1pm (MGL Cup); Girls Under 18's - fixture to be confirmed; (fixtures and ko times subject to change)

In our final ' Golden Goals until after Christmas the game selected was last week's game between Chelsea and Manchester City, a game that finished nil-all. The result was as follows; €60 - 00 minute - Marion Short c/o Stephen Nolan.

Thank you for your continued support. We will be holding our Christmas Draw on the 22nd of December and we'll have further details will be in next weeks notes. Tickets will be distributed shortly, so please support. Two girls from our Under 16's celebrate a birthday in the coming week and they are Orla Devlin & Niamh O'Brien. Happy birthday girls from everyone at Newtown Juniors F.C.

Reminder to all parents/guardians that the remainder of all membership fees were due to be paid on or before December 1st 2012. If you have not fully paid by this date you may not be able to play matches. For all other queries contact Hughie @ 087-6987653 or visit our Website and you can also find us on Facebook.


Weather conditions dictated matters last weekend as while our first team played their home game the second team's game was postponed as the conditions deteriated rendering our pitch unable to take two games. The firsts were playing Shillelagh United and they got an early wake up call when the visitors scored early to take the lead. Normal service was resumed with a three goal burst in a five minute spell. From there the team took charge of the game and the three points were never in doubt. In a good all round team display the goals came from Dessie Waters and John Heffernan with two each and one goal each for Cathal McNicholas and Dean Odlum.

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