Thursday 22 March 2018

Ladies bow out of Wexford cup

The ladies bowed out of the Wexford Cup on Sunday last when they were beaten by a strong Killenagh side.

The girls went in front courtesy of a fine strike from Fiona Dagge from the edge of the box but Killenagh came back to lead 2-1 at half time.

The girls came out fired up for the second half and earned a penalty after some good play down the right wing. Noreen Lambert slotted the ball away from the spotkick to tie the game up . Killenagh grabbed the lead again and as the girls pressed forwards in search of an equaliser they were caught on the break for two more goals.

Despite their disappointment the girls never gave up and kept on trying right to the end of the match.

This Sunday we travel to play Wexford Celtic in the league.

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


Friday night saw the return to action for the first team but unfortunately they went down to a disappointing 2-0 defeat away to Lucan United and by all accounts they didn't perform on the night. The second team entertained Newbridge Town in the Whitegates on Saturday, the away side ran out 4-3 winners in a seven-goal thriller. This result puts a major dent in the second team's title hopes. A brace from Warren Gormley and a single from Sean Tobin were the team's goalscorers.

The third team's game away to St Fergal's was cancelled.

In the junior section Saturday the U-10As made it three wins from three in the shield when they defeated Greystones Utd 4-0 away, two goals from Fionn Luddy and one a piece from Max Kearney and Conor Lewins has giving them the perfect start in the shield.

The U-11As narrowly lost out by two goals to one in the Hockey pitch to Ardmore Rovers in a tight game with Craig Anderson hitting their goal.

The U-12Bs travelled to Enniskerry and were beaten by the home side 6-1, David McNabb scored the Rovers goal. The U-16s narrowly defeated a very impressive Coolboy Rangers team, Liam Kavanagh scored the all important goal in this their first league game but the away side will wonder how this one got away.

Daragh Hosey was in excellent form between the posts for Rovers. On Sunday the U-8As lost 4-2 away to St Anthony's with Charlie Phelan scoring both goals to bring his tally to seven for the season. Our 8Bs went down 4-2 away to Ardmore Rovers, leading scorer Liam Burke hit one with Brian McCaul netting the second.

The U-10Bs made the short journey to Ashford and lost out 3-0. The U-11Bs travelled to Aughrim only to lose on a score line of 2-0. The U-12As secured the point they required to make the Shield final in a 2-2 draw with Greystones Utd at the Whitegates, Keith Carty scored from the penalty spot and Conor Byrne notched the all important second goal to guarantee their final spot against Arklow Town.

The U-13Bs made it five wins from five in the league when they had a comfortable 11-2 away victory over Enniskerry, Conor Hawes and Stephen Finlay both smashed home hat-tricks for their team, Stuart Cox helped himself to two while James Lang, Jack Evans and Cormac Murray all added singles.

The U-14As had a good 2-0 home win over Coolboy Rangers with leading scorer Shane Devlin scoring both goals to make it twelve for the season.

Our U-15As took on Arklow Town in Lamberton and came home with a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Eoin McAulay nabbing the goal to bring his tally to 12 for the campaign.

In the girls section the U-12s game was called off but the U-14s had an excellent 5-1 away win over Shankill, Rioghna McGettigan brought her total to 10 for the season with a brace, Clarrise Broughan also netted twice with Eve Christie scoring a single in a good all round team performance.

The U-16 girls entertained Quay Celtic in the Whitegates on Sunday afternoon and after racing into a three goal lead they had to withstand a fight back from the away side to eventually run out 3-2 winners. Alicia O'Rourke, Ally Webb and a cracking finish from Chloe Brennan ensured Rovers took all three points.

Two players made the hat-trick club this week and both were in the same game, Stephen Finlay and Conor Hawes both hit the back of the net three times for the U-13Bs in their 11-2 away win over Enniskerry, well done Stephen and Conor.

Everyone at Wicklow Rovers AFC would like to extend their congratulations to former player David O'Sullivan who was honoured at the recent FAI Awards when he was awarded the FAI Intermediate Player of the Year.

This was a well deserved award for all his hard work and dedication to his sport.

This season David will ply his trade for Longford Town in the first division of the League of Ireland. We all would like to wish him the best of luck for the coming season and further success in future career.

Our soccer academy is on every Saturday morning (weather permitting) in the Whitegates all-weather pitch at 11am, so for fun and games while learning the skills of the game come to the Whitegates from 11 till 12 under the guidance of experienced coach Johnny Dunne. The academy is open to boys and girls from the age of three upwards.

Anyone with information for the club notes or the club website can contact me at 0879108706 or e-mail me at

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Our U-11 team hosted Greystones at home Saturday morning and came away with all three points after a terrific 4-1 win. The team all had a great game and scorers on the day were Darren Jordan (2), Jason House and John Young. Player of the week went to Darren Jordan for his great effort and display on the day.

Our U-9 team took part in the Futsal tournament Saturday morning in Arklow Leisure centre. We had two teams in action Carnew Amber and Carnew Black.

Both teams had a mixed bag of results with the Amber team securing two wins, one draw and two defeats and the Black team securing three wins and two defeats.

Both teams met on the pitch at 11:04 and it was one of the best games of the day and both were up for the win with the amber team winning by a score line of 4-2.

All the boys played great and had an enjoyable day which was what the whole day was about.

The team will be back in action next weekend at home to Arklow United. Player of the week went to Luke Wallace for his commitment and his great display in every position on the day.

The U-8 team travelled to Coolboy Sunday morning and the hosts just proved too strong on the day for the boys. The score line finished 7-1 with Evan Kavanagh scoring the consolation goal for the visitors. Player of the week went to Fionn D'arcy for great team spirit and enthusiasm for the game.


The women's mini world cup continues every Monday night at 8pm and last week we had three cracking games, in the first game France lost their first game of the tournament when they were beaten 5-4 by Spain the top players for Spain were Tanya Mitchell and Leona Franey while Amy Irwin and Vicky O'Toole kept France in it right till full time.

Ireland and Holland produced the first draw of the tournament with Kelsea Parsons and Ciara Doyle playing well for Holland and Lauren Nolan and Hazel Quinn doing likewise for unbeaten Ireland, in the final game Brazil produced the shock of the night when they beat England Edwina Sayer and goal scorer Catriona Kavanagh were the main players for Brazil while Basia Krzak and Chelsee Snell battled hard for England.

There is only two weeks left in the group stages before we get down to the knock out stages of this tournament so come along and support the girls you will be pleasantly surprised by the very high standard of football on show, well done girls.

Our Division 1 side had a great win on Sunday when they beat Avonmore 5-1 to go top of the league Mark Doyle hit the net four times and Johnny Byrne got the other in a good all round team performance, next week the lads are out against Wolfe Tone in the Wicklow cup where they will be looking to join our premier team in the last eight.

The Premier team had a good 8-0 win away to Shillelagh United in the last 16, goal scorers on the day were Jody and Paul Merrigan (2 apiece) while Shane Doyle, Ken Doyle, Chris Gregory and Adio Small got singles.

Our U-9s took part in the futsal tournament run by the schoolboy/girls league and had an enjoyable day playing a total of ten games, well done to all involved.

Our U-8s were away to neighbours Ashford and came home with a 1-1 draw Cole Byrne got the all important goal for the villagers. The U-10s were at home to Enniskerry and were on the wrong end of a 4-2 score line Ross Quinn and a OG accounted for our scores. Our academy continues every Saturday at 11am for kids aged four to seven everyone welcome


Seagulls Lotto - There was no Jackpot winner on Sunday Feburary 17 for a jackpot of €975, numbers drawn were 3, 11, 26, and 27. The five €30 lucky winners were G Coughlan c/o bwsc, E Wheeler c/o Glenview fc, M Stephson c/o Glenview fc, L Evkrowski c/o Glenview fc, D Loughery c/o bwsc.

The next draw will be on Sunday Feburary 24 in the Hibernia Inn with a jackpot of €1050. 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

2013 Season tickets - Bray Wanderers 2013 Season Tickets are now on sale Adults will pay €99, children (U-16): €49, OAPs €49 and families can avail of a special ticket offer of two adults and two children for €249. Contact the club at 2828214

Bray Wanderers players for 2013 - Bray Wanderers have announced that the following players have signed for the club for the 2013 Airtricity Premier Division season: Jason Byrne, Gary Dempsey (Waterford United), Daire Doyle, Conor Earley, Eoin Hyland (St Patrick's Athletic), Kevin Knight, Danny O'Connor, Kevin O'Connor, Shane O'Connor, Paul Moffatt, John Mulroy, Darren Quigley, Kieran Marty Waters, Dave Webster, Dean Zambra, Bidemi Afolabi (Clongowes Wood), Colm Begley, Paul Clifford, David Crosbie, Conor Ffrench, Timothy Hawe, Neil O'Kane, Ed McDonagh, Ryan Matthews, Gerald Pender, Adrian Rafferty, Brian Kane, Ismahil Akinade, Stephen McGuinness.

The list includes both Senior and U-19 squad members

Pre season matches - Bray will play away to Longford Town on Saturday March 2, Kick off is at 3pm. More fixtures to follow, keep an eye on

Leinster Senior Cup - Bray have been drawn at home in the Leinster Senior cup to either Tolka Rovers or Firhouse Clover in the fourth round. This game is schueled to be played before February 28. Further details will follow.

EA Sports cup (League Cup) - Bray Wanderers have been handed a bye into the second round of the EA Sports cup.

Wicklow Town AFC

The club would like to offer its condolences to the family and friends of the late Jim McGovern on his recent passing. Jim was a well respected referee and an honorary member of the ISRS, may he rest in peace.

Saturday began with the U-14s at home to Wolftone Tone B, which they went on to win with an impressive 6-2 score line coming from a hat-trick from Brian Byrne, John Moorehouse (2) and Adam Cuddihy. The day ended with the U-12s away to Ashford but they were unfortunate to lose 6-3, their goals came from Daniel Fitzsimons, Jack Caluluca and Brandon Aronou.

Sunday was a busy day with three home games and one away fixture. The U-10s travelled to Ardmore and came home with a 2-2 draw with John O'Brien and Jack O'Rielly getting town's goals.

The U11s kicked off things at home against Roundwood but were unfortunate to lose 2-1, Callum Kelly scoring for town.

The final game of the weekend was the first team against Arklow Utd in the final 16 of the Wicklow Cup. The Town took a very quick lead in the first half by being 4-0 up, they maintained this and had goal number five ruled offside.

The game finished 4-0 with Doc O'Connor and Eddie Kelly scoring two goals each.

The lads now progress to the quarter finals, well done Finn, Spud and the lads. For club news and updates please log onto our Wicklow Town AFC Facebook page.


Slowly but surely more of our teams are getting back to action after a long lay-off due to the poor weather conditions.

Four teams saw action last weekend and we recorded two wins and two defeats from these games.

Our U-8s travelled to take on Wicklow Town and in a very close game they emerged winners on a 2-1 score line. Ryan McMahon and Nathan Murray scored the all important goals in an excellent team display.

Inconsistency has been the U-11s problem all season and last week was no different.

Playing away to Greystones 'A' they trailed 3-0 at the break. In the second half they played like a totally different team and stormed back into the game to score three brilliant goals, two for Dylan Fitzsimons and one from Ryan Smillie to restore parity.

Unfortunately for them Greystones grabbed a late goal to take all three points. The U-14s who had already qualified for the Shield final played their last game but one in the competition and they returned from Ashford with a 3-0 victory courtesy of an Aaron Toner hat-trick. The team were very rusty on the day but they made it over the finish line in the end. Last but not least our girls U-16s travelled to Dublin to take on Peamount United in the semi-final of the MGL cup and though the team lost 2-0 they can take loads of positives from their display.

In a game that would have graced the final itself our girls gave it their all right until the final whistle and there were some outstanding performances on the day.

The team certainly enhanced their growing reputation and the future certainly looks bright for this ever improving team. Among the players who starred were Erynn O'Brien, Aisling McDonald, Katie Miley and Niamh O'Brien.

Two players from the club will be celebrating birthdays in the coming week and they are Dylan Cannon from the U-9s and Jess Scott from the Girls U-18s. Happy birthday Dylan and Jess from everybody at the Juniors.

Also congratulations to the following players who have made the MGL Academy squads for this season, Aisling McDonald, Chelsee Snell and Katie Miley are on the U-15s squad while Lucie Ashmore and Cliona Crammond have made the U-16s squad.

A number of other girls were in contention at the assessments but didn't make it this time but they just need to keep performing well and no doubt their time will come.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to U-18s player Sinead Horgan who is currently sidelined with an ankle injury and we all hope she's back in action very soon.

For all other queries/matters relating to the club contact Hughie at 087 6987653 or visit our website, and you can also find us on Facebook.


The first team advanced to the next round of the Wicklow Cup after a 5-1 home win over Fairwood Celtic.

After his brother Paul's fantastic hat-trick for Kilmarnock over Hearts on the Saturday John Heffernan helped himself to four goals and Dessie Waters scored to complete the total.

Due to the pitch cutting up very badly the second team's home league game with Glencormac United had to be postponed.

Newtown United F.C. would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jim McGovern from Bray who sadly passed away last week. Jim was a referee in the Wicklow League for many years and in latter years was a referee assessor in the county. May he rest in peace.

There was no winner in our members' draw this week so the jackpot rolls over again and goes to €400 for next week. Thank you for your continued support.


Friday night football returned to Lamberton last weekend with our U-11B team welcoming close neighbours, St Patrick's AFC from Avoca.

Another great performance from the team saw the boys chalk up a good 4-2 victory with goals from Ryan Kenny, Shane Parle, Dylan Smith and Dylan O' Reilly.

Saturday morning started bright and early for the U-9 boys who were involved in the WDSL Futsal Competition at Arklow Leisure Centre.

Everyone participating had a fantastic day so our thanks to the WDSL who organised the event for all the young players in the county.

Back on the road, the U-10B team took on Greystones United at Woodlands. This is another Town team in great form and they managed a good win with goals from Callum Rawl, Marcel Kasperek and Mikey Murray. Well done boys.

Back in Lamberton, the U-13B team faced St Anthony's and despite falling behind by a 2-0 margin they came out fighting in the second half and managed to pull it back to 2-2 at full time. A good result with Ryan Doyle and Stephen Quinn on the scoresheet.

In the Youths section, the U-17 team welcomed Dalkey Utd and played some fantastic football to come away worthy winners.

It was good to see some new faces on target, along with the old reliables, in Joe Ledwith, Darren Furlong, Paul Ryan and Adrian Earls.

The U-18 boys were not to be outdone and with a fine display of one-touch football comfortably defeated the visiting Ardmore Rovers. Jack Watson, Reinis Grabovkis, Cormac Byrne and Dylan Orr all scored for The Town.

The LSL team were in Cup action on Saturday night against Sacred Heart FC and got off to a great start through Lee Quaye and James Scallan to lead 2-0 at half-time.

With the squad depleted by injuries however, the visitors managed to pull it back to 2-2 which resulted in extra time and Hearts came out on top with a 4-2 score line.

Sunday morning saw the U-8 boys entertaining Wolfe Tone YC at Lamberton. Some outstanding football saw Kyle Kelly, Paidi Kavanagh and Conn Keaney earn the points for the home team.

In Bray, the U-10A boys played out a 2-2 draw with Ardmore Rovers with Kyle Nolan and Conor Mahon on target and there was another draw for the U-11A team who visited Coolboy. It was great to see Diarmuid McDonald on target along with Niall Delahunt. Brilliant!

Eunan O'Donnell's U-12B squad were on fire at Lamberton on Sunday morning when St Fergal's were the victims of a 7-3 defeat.

Goals galore in the game and thankfully it was the Town who ended up well ahead through Luke Cummins, Chris Furlong, Iarla O'Donnell, Dylan Murray, Dylan O'Reilly and Robin Reinpalu. A great result!

The U-15 squad took on Wicklow Rovers in a tough game which ended at 1-1 and Kenneth O'Neill had Rokas Keinizys to thank for a good goal.

The U-16B team had us back on the road, away to St Fergal's, and came away worthy winners with Darragh Fitzgerald, Calem Devereux, Cal Kelly, Peter Sherwood and Stewart Mills all on target.

And the weekend games were wrapped up with a superb 5-0 win for the Premier team over Arklow Celtic to advance in the Wicklow Cup. Lee Kenny, Willy Kavanagh, John Fennell and Gearoid Redmond secured the points at Celtic Park.

There were no Jackpot winners in the Arklow Town FC Lotto last week however we did have six Match 3 winners.

The numbers drawn were 5, 12, 18 and 26 with the Bonus Ball, 10.

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