Friday 24 November 2017

Second team lose to Farm United

On the Senior front the first and third teams had no action at the weekend.

Our second team were away to second placed Farm United and after a tight affair they lost out by one goal to nil.

This was the third time these two sides met this season, twice in the league and once in the cup and in all three games there was only a goal between them with Rovers winning one and Farm United victors in the other two.

In the Junior section on Saturday the U-9Cs had a very good 4-1 win away to Ardmore Rovers B, Zach Callary, Willoughby Woods, Jack Noble and Kai Fitzsimmons were all on the score sheet.

Our U-10C's also had a good win when they defeated Ardmore Rovers B away by a score of 5-2, leading scorer Conor Leonard scored a brace, Aaron Lynch also helped himself to a couple with Finn Egan Barron completing the tally.

The U-13As were involved in a rescheduled U-13 Premier Cup semi-final against Avonmore, in a closely fought game our lads ran out 2-1 winners to progress to the final.

Liam Ronan and Adam Cullen both scored their second goals of the season to send their team into the final. On a busy Sunday the U-8As shared a 1-1 draw away to Wolfe Tone with leading scorer Aaron Murray nabbing his thirteenth goal of the season.

The 9As recorded an excellent 7-1 away win over Arklow Town A, the highlight of this game was two splendid hat-tricks, both Joseph Neilan and Conor Hunter hit three a piece with Matthew Harbourne completing the scoring.

Our 9Bs lost 4-2 away to a very strong Coolboy Rangers side with Sean O'Meara notching his fifth for the campaign and Tom Wilkinson scoring his fourth of the season. The 10Bs lost 3-2 at home to Enniskerry B, Charlie Leonard and Adam O'Reilly hitting the Rovers goals.

The 11As ground out a 0-0 draw away to Premier league champions Roundwood to earn an excellent point. Our 12Bs lost 6-1 at home to a very good Arklow Town B team with James Bradshaw scoring their goal.

Both our U-14 teams were involved in cup semi-final action and unfortunately both lost out in five-goal thrillers, the 'A' team lost 3-2 away to St Anthony's with top scorer Shane Devlin and Sean Algera getting their goals.

The 'B' team lost out by the same score line in their semi-final at home to Greystones Utd B with Stephen McGuinness and Jack Dunne from the penalty spot hitting the back of the net.

Our U-15Bs continued their unbeaten start in the league when they defeated Arklow Utd B away on a 6-3 score line, Rian Sweetman Burke doubled his tally for the season with a splendid hat-trick, leading scorer James Hayes Kavanagh added a brace with Robbie Dunne netting a single foe three important points.

In the girls section the U-12s kept themselves in the title shake up with a comprehensive 9-0 victory at home to Peamount Utd, scoring machine Niamh Caffrey hit a hat-trick, both Emer McNulty and Sarah Evans hit braces with Jessica Lyons and Holly McSorley netting singles to complete the nine goal haul.

It was forth versus fifth when the U-16s took on Peamount Utd at the Whitegates and at the end there was nothing to separate the two teams as they played out a 2-2 draw. Clodagh Fox and Alicia O'Rourke scored the Rovers goals.

Well done to Adam Copeland, Eoin McAulay, Ross Quinn, Rian Daunt Smyth, Oisin Daunt Smyth, Colin Sinnott, Adam Browne who all represented the club on the county U-15 squad who lost out narrowly in the U-15 Inter League at the weekend.

On Saturday they defeated Carlow 1-0 with Eoin McAulay scoring the goal, in the second game on Saturday they defeated the Midlands League 2-1 with Eoin McAulay getting on the score sheet again. On Sunday they lost out narrowly to favourites NDSL by two goals to one with Eoin McAulay continuing his impressive weekend by adding another goal to score in all three games.

The club would like to say well done to Jim Barnes and his management team, to the squad and to our club players on their performances over the weekend, well done lads.

We had four players who hit hat-tricks at the weekend, Joseph Neilan (U-9A), Conor Hunter (U-9A), Rian Sweetman Burke (U-15B) and Niamh Caffrey (U-12 girls) all hit the back of the net three times, well done Joseph, Conor, Rian and Niamh.


The club would like to congratulate Butch Doran on the success of his recent fundraiser in aid of Wicklow Cancer Support on Easter weekend.

Saturday seen the Senior section in action, Senior winners of the Bimbo Kelly Cup was our local Garda with the Town Commitee including ex Bray Wanderers players Tarzan O'Brien, Stephen Fox, Ritchie Parsons and Colin Tressan.

The PJ O'Brien Cup was won by the Wicklow Town Seniors with the U-17 Developement Squad as runners up.

On behalf of the club and the Doran family we would like to thank everyone who supported the event, here's to next year. Sunday was a busy day for home fixtures with the U-11s taking on Arklow Town despite taking the lead they were unfortunate to lose 5-4, Town's goals were from Dylan Kavanagh (2), Chris MaBuza and Luke Kelly. Next up were the Seniors in the quarter-finals of the Wicklow Cup against Rathnew B which turned into cracker of a game.

Town took the lead but the visitors managed to equal each town goal on the final whistle it was 4-4, Town's goals from Cathel Doyle, Shane and Mikey Dunne, extra time was played yet no winner was found so penalties it was.

It took Leonard Carton's sudden death penalty to give Town the win. Well done to Ian Corkish for the three fantastic saves he made.

The lads will now meet Rathnew A in the semi-final no date or fixture venue has been decided. Well done Finn, Nailer and the lads.

The home fixtures was to end with the U-12s against Aughrim Utd in the semi-final of the U-12 Premier Cup but the match had to be postponed due to no referee.

Our final match of the weekend was the U-17s away to Templeogue which they won 3-1.

Due to the back log of games all remainder schoolboy/girl fixtures will finished with both w/e and midweek games.

The club would like to wish Ricky Quinn and his bride to be Stacey Healy all the best for their wedding this Saturday and good luck for the future.

There will be a committee meeting tonight Wednesday April 10 in the upstairs of Whistler's Bar at 8pm. For news and updates please go to our Wicklow Town AFC Facebook page.


The ladies made the long trip to Kilmore last Sunday for their last game of the season.

Despite going down 4-1 the girls played some great football and put it up to the home side who are battling for second place in the division. Noreen Lambert scored Shillelagh's consolation from the spot.

After the match the girls returned to the Riverside in Enniscorthy for a meal and the presentation of this seasons club awards.

Fiona Byrne picked up the Top Goalscorer award with Mayghan Doyle being named Young Player of the year, Fiona Dagge was named player of the year and Noreen Lambert was awarded players player of the year. Captain Celine Jordan then presented Martin Doyle with a special award for supporter of the year.

Well done to all our winners!

We want to congratulate Erika Dagge on being selected for the U-16 County Gaynor Cup squad and wish the girls the best of luck.

The club would like to thank all our players for their commitment during the year and commend them for their enthusiasm and great team spirit. We are sure the experience gained playing at this level will stand to us in the future and we look forward to next season with optimism.

We would also like to thank our supporters and 210 Club draw members.

Congratulations to our latest €100 winner: Mary Darcy, Rathvilly. Winning numbers 6, 23.


The weekend football started on Friday night with our LSL team travelling to take on St Patrick's CY FC at Irishtown Stadium.

It was a very close game which unfortunately saw the home side come away the 2-1 victors with the winning goal virtually the last kick of the match.

On Saturday, the U-8 boys took on Ashford Rovers at Lamberton. We played some wonderful football which in the end translated into a 5-1 victory - our goals coming from Paul Moore, Kyle Kelly and a fantastic hat-trick from Paidi Kavanagh.

The U-10A team were on the road to Woodlands where they faced Greystones United and again some brilliant football was played which witnessed a 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Liam Shaw and Sean O Neill.

Back in Lamberton the U-10B team, now looking firm favourites for the Shield title, chalked up another great victory over Greystones United, with Callum Rawl, Marcel Kasperek, Jack Kavanagh and Reilly Hogan all on the scoresheet.

The final game on Saturday saw the U-12A team travel to take on Newtown Juniors. This is another team hitting top form recently and goals from Sean Crowley, Callum Randall, Daniel Testa and Liam Moore saw a comfortable win.

The U-9A boys were in action against a very strong Wicklow Rovers team first thing on Sunday morning at Lamberton and despite a goal from Daniel Byrne, the game ended in defeat.

Conor Kiernan ensured that the U-9B team didn't meet the same fate against Roundwood FC and an evenly matched thrilling encounter ended in a 1-1 draw.

At Finlay Park, the U-11A team took on Wicklow Town FC in a cracking match which was reflected in the 5-4 score line with the Town edging the victory. Our goals came from Brandon Donnelly, Oran Walker, Jack Kavanagh and Reilly Hogan.

The U-12B team were also in Wicklow to face Wicklow Rovers. A good display was more than enough to see us come away worthy winners with goals from Dylan Murray, Dylan O Reilly, Daniel Bradshaw and a Luke Cummins hat-trick.

Next up was our U-14B team who welcomed Enniskerry FC to Bridgewater Centre Park. This is another team in fine form lately and the boys managed to keep their winning run going when goals from Sean Dodd, Ryan McGowan and Rokas Kneizys ensured another great victory. An excellent team performance.

Back in Arklow the U-16A team welcomed St Anthony's FC where goals from Patrick Dempsey, Jack Hennessy and Kevin O'Regan secured a 4-0 victory.

The U-17 team traveled to Teranure to take on Rathgar FC. This was a very even contest in the first half however the Town boys hit their stride in the second period and Joe Ledwith and Cal Kelly provided another win for Arklow.

St Kevin's Boys FC visited Lamberton for the quarter-final of the LFA Youth Cup and unfortunately things didn't go our way on the day and we were beaten by a well-drilled team however it was a fantastic achievement to get this far in this prestigious competiton. One team that did advance however was the Premier team when they took on Celtic Stars FC in Drummin.

This game would decide who would progress further in the Wicklow Cup and thankfully Alan Werder and Philip Gleeson ensured that it was the Town with a 2-1 score line.

Congratulations to the Arklow Town FC boys who represented the U-15 Wicklow County squad in the blitz at Greystones over the weekend.

This promising squad defeated Carlow and the Midlands League on Saturday but were unfortunate to fall to a 2-1 defeat to the NDSL on Sunday.

Finally, Arklow Town FC would like to extend best wishes to our U-14A goalkeeper, Tom Murphy, who is spending this week at the Cobham Training Facility following his invitation to trials with Chelsea FC. All in the Club are very proud of this achievement.

The Arklow Town FC Lotto numbers for last week were 3, 10, 22, 26 and the Bonus Ball was 10. There were no winners this week.


The U-9 team had no game at the weekend due to Aughrim been unable to field a team. The U-11 travelled to St Anthony's on Sunday morning and the game never got played due to no official referee showing.

The U-8 team hosted neighboring club Coolboy on Saturday morning. The boys were well up for the game but unfortunately things didn't go their way.

The score line of 5-1 does not reflect the game as both teams had chances to score but Coolboy were the team that made them count. There were some great individual and team performances. Jack Kavanagh was Carnew's goal scorer with a well-placed Strike into the bottom corner, a just reward for saving a penalty in the first half. Player of the week went to Ben Murray, it was Ben's debut game and he played in everyone position possible on the day. A great bunch of players and they left the pitch smiling regardless of losing.

There was great excitement after the game when assistant manager Keith Byrne equipped all the boys with water bottles to drown manager John Kavanagh for his birthday.

Hard luck boys but it was a great game.

A big happy birthday to John from all in Carnew AFC. Please follow us on facebook at Carnew AFC for all fixtures, results and club news.


Wicklow County Road Race Championships - Wednesday, April 3, Bray Runner's had first man and first woman home with Neil Wiktorski putting in a breath-taking performance to win his first Wicklow Senior Road Race Championship and Suzanne Foot continuing her recent good form to lead home the Ladies. More results available on

Fit4Life Round 4, 3k, April 18, Shanganagh Pk - Bray Runners will host round 4 of the Fit4Life league in Shanganagh Pk on Thursday April 18 at 7.30pm.

This race is also open to newcomers to the sport; please pop along on the night.

We expect a large club turnout for this very popular race, if you are available for stewarding please contact


Seagulls Lotto - There was no Jackpot winner on Sunday April 6 for a jackpot of €1500, numbers drawn were 9, 10, 29, and 30. The five €30 lucky winners were P Murphy c/o P Murphy, M Duffy c/o Online, M O Sullivan c/o C Kavanagh, M Coade c/o Glenview FC, PJ McHugh c/o Glenview FC.

The next draw will be on Sunday April 8 in the Hibernia Inn with a jackpot of €1575 If anyone wishes to sell lotto tickets, please contact the club at 2828214.

Player of the Month - Bray's first-choice goalkeeper has won the first Supporters Club Player of the Month for 2013.

Darren Quigley has had a mixed start to the season in home games, keeping a clean sheet against Shelbourne before receiving his marching orders against UCD - in fact, a little bit like his start to last season! Darren was Player of the Month previously for July 2012.

Bus To Rovers - The supporters club bus to Shamrock Rovers match on Friday April 12 will depart at 6.45pm from Superquinn shopping centre. Price for travel is €8 for adults, €6 for 16-18 year olds (id is required) and €4 for under 16s. To book a seat please text the supporters club on 087-9968969.

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

Membership - Supporters Club membership is now open for the 2013 season. Prices are just €5 per person or €20 for a family Membership gives you access to the buses run by the supporters club. You must be a member to travel on the buses for the rest of the season.

You can join up at any of our home matches by calling into the club shop


Our Premier team progressed to the semi-final of the Wicklow Cup on Friday night when they beat St Anthony's 2-0 with goals from Aiden Small and a second half penalty by Colin Jameson but unfortunately our second team were unable to join them when they were unlucky to lose to current Wicklow Cup holder Wicklow Town in a great cup tie where no quarter was asked or given.

There was nothing between the teams and after 90 minutes the score stood at 4-4 and with extra time producing no more goals it was down to the dreaded shoot out and unfortunately for us it was Wicklow Town who progressed to the semi-final where they will meet our Premier team.

Hopefully our first team will be able to account for the current cup holder and progress to the final.

Our academy continues every Saturday at 11am all welcome.

All at the club would like to wish Glenn Fewings and John Sayer the best of luck in their new role as joint managers of the ladies team and all involved with the ladies would like to thank Alvin Mitchell for all his hard work with the team and wish him all the best for the future, training for the ladies continues every Monday night at 8pm.


Action on the field resumed after the Easter break and from six games played we recorded I win and unfortunately five defeats.

Cracking game involving the U-8s in Newtown as visitors Wicklow Town edged a nine goal thriller.

Scorer's for Newtown were Ryan Clarke with two, one for Jack Coghlan and an own goal. Among the star players on the day were Darragh Heffernan and Adam White.

The U-9s lost 6-2 away to Ashford Rovers where Bobby Dowling and Laragh Davis scored the Newtown goals.

Another bad away day for the U-11s as they went down to defeat to Enniskerry. Josh Odlum scored and new player Max Molloy and Kaitlyn Butler had excellent games.

The U-12s suffered their first league defeat losing 4-1 at home to Arklow Town 'A'. Cian Walsh scored the Newtown goal. Well done to our U-14s who qualified for their Cup final after a 3-nil semi-final win over Ashford Rovers.

Adam Heffernan scored twice and Aaron Toner completed the total. Best on the day were Liam Odlum, Sean Byrne and Conor Odlum. Our U-16s girl's team also had a semi final (Leinster Cup) at home to Peamount United last Sunday.

Final score Newtown Juniors 0, Peamount 2. On a day when too many players despite giving everything didn't play as well as they would have liked among the players who starred for Newtown were Heather Cullen, Abbie Molloy and Erynn O'Brien.

Good luck to Peamount in the final where they will take on Evergreen F.C. from Kilkenny. Our 18's team will hope to go one better tonight in Shamrock Park Rathnew when they compete for a Leinster final spot against Cloughbawn from Wexford.

Two players from the club celebrate their birthdays in the coming week and they are Sarah Gleeson from the Girls U-16's and Evan Fahey from our Development Squad.

Happy birthday to both from everyone in Newtown Juniors F.C. Also best wishes for a speedy return to action to Lee Turner from the U-14s who has been forced out of action for a period of time.

On a sadder note Newtown Juniors F.C. extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Hannah Duffy from Church Road who sadly passed away last week. May she rest in peace


The first team maintained their pursuit for Premier league honours after a comfortable 7-nil victory at home to Enniskerry F.C. Dean Odlum scored a hat-trick and there were also goals from Martin Melia, Jamie McDonald, Shane Mooney and Dessie Waters.

The second team had to settle for a share of the spoils away to Aughrim Rangers in a 3-all draw. Ross Odlum scored twice and Conor Eccelston also found the net.

There was no winner in our Members Draw this week. The jackpot goes to €300 for next week. Thank you for your continued support. We are holding our golf day on April 22 in Greystones Golf Club.

Only €150 per team of four including dinner afterwards in the clubhouse. We are looking for your help in any way, tee box or green sponsorship only €50 or any items you may have spare that would be suitable for an auction or a raffle prize. Contact Paul Lee or Gary Kelly.

Everyone in the club would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family & friends of Hannah Duffy from Church Road who sadly passed away last week. May she rest in peace.

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