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WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 27th AUGUST 2017

Our senior men got their season off to the perfect start last Friday night at Whitegates when they defeated Yellowstone Celtic 3-2. The lads fell a goal behind after four minutes but showed great character to battle back to level through Maurice Dunne. Sean Tobin added a second to send Rovers in 2-1 up at the break. After sixty seven minutes Rovers deservingly increased their lead when Mikey Delaney cut in from the left before unleashing a sweet strike into the bottom right hand corner of the net to make it 3-1. The visitors pulled one back with six minutes remaining to make it a tense finish but the lads saw out the game to claim a well deserved three points and a winning start to the season. This was an excellent all round team performance and if the lads can produce this form on a consistent basis they should be well in the hunt for honours this season. Once again thanks to our match sponsors Alan and Liz Hegarty of The Lighthouse Restaurant, your kind sponsorship was very much appreciated.
The junior girls and boys kick off their season this coming weekend the 2nd/3rd of September, everyone at Wicklow Rovers AFC would like to wish all our junior players, their managers/coaches and their parents and supporters a very enjoyable and successful season.
A club membership registration night will take place in the clubhouse at Whitegates this coming Friday night the 1st of September from 7.30pm to 9pm. Alternatively you can pay your club membership by visiting the home page of our club website at
www.wicklowrovers.com and clicking into the link for myclubfinances and register online.
The club’s Last Man Standing competition is back, the competition will start on the weekend of the 14th
of October. Anyone interested in taking part in our competition should text their name and contact details to Charlie Mitchell at 086-3838362 or by email to charlesagmitchell@gmail.com, also you can register through the same channels as you did in any of our previous Last Man Standing competitions. The prize fund will be €500 with the same rules applying. Alternatively if anyone wants to register you can contact any committee member with all your details. The registration fee for the competition is €10 and must be paid prior to the start of the competition. Also it’s advised to have your registration in on or before Saturday the 7th of October. See club website at www.wicklowrovers.com for a full list of the rules.
Wicklow Rovers AFC promote soccer for schoolboys/girls, youths and seniors men and ladies in the community, our club is growing all the time and any assistance with the help of running the club would be very much appreciated. At present we have a very hard working committee but we are always on the look out for people interested in helping out, the club are always on the look out for people who are interested in getting involved in soccer, whether its coaching and managing or on the executive committee or a sub committee, maybe you would just like to help as an assistant manager, help with fundraising or help just around the grounds or in anyway at all, don’t hesitate, get involved, anyone interested in helping out the club in anyway can contact any committee member. So if your interested in doing some work around the club please contact any of the following committee members, John Frazer, Paul Delaney, Johnny Dunne, Franny Copeland, Jimmy Nolan, Jason Harris, Mandy O’Neill, Rachel Bolger and Brigid O’Reilly, contact numbers can be found on the club website or alternatively you can private message our club facebook page.
The club have recently formed a fundraising committee, at present we have Charlie Mitchell, Ron Murray, Rachel Bolger, Brigid O’Reilly and John Frazer sitting on this very important committee, anyone interested in joining this committee should contact any executive committee member or any member of the fundraising committee with their details. This is a very important committee which is vital to the running of our club so if you would like to help out the club why not come along and give a hand to this group of people and bring some fresh ideas to our club.
Anyone with information for the club notes or the club website can contact me at 0879108706 or e-mail me at
jimmy.nolan09@hotmail.com
For all news regarding the club, check out the club website at
www.wicklowrovers.com or the club facebook page.

WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 20th AUGUST 2017

The senior ladies went down 4-3 at home to C.M.H. FC at Whitegates last week in their first game in the Inter 3 Subsidiary Cup. Trailing 3-0 at the break the girls nearly made a comeback but unfortunately fell just short. Rachel Bolger fired home a brace with Niamh O’Brien adding a single in a game where the girls gave it their all.
The senior men start their season this coming week, at the time of going to print there was no fixture released. The executive committee would like to wish Greg, Denis, the squad and the backroom staff the very best of luck for the new season.
The club are currently seeking players for our under 17 boys team, anyone born in 2001 and are interested in playing for our under 17’s should contact John Frazer at 087-0564394 asap.

Our senior men’s training is in full swing now, the seniors will train every Monday and Wednesday nights in the Rocky Road, all players are requested to be there at 7.20pm with training starting at 7.30pm. All present, past and new players welcomed to attend.
The executive committee and the senior men’s team would like to thank Alan and Liz Hegarty from The Lighthouse Restaurant, South Quay, Wicklow for their kind sponsorship of the team’s first home game of the season, your kind sponsorship and support is very much appreciated by everyone at Wicklow Rovers AFC and our senior men’s team, once again a big thanks to Alan and Liz.  

The club’s weekly junior soccer academy continues every Saturday morning [weather permitting] under the watchful eye of senior club coach Johnny Dunne. The academy takes places on the all weather pitch on the club grounds at Whitegates and is open to all kids from the age of 3 years to 8 years. The academy starts at 11 o’clock and finishes at 12. There is no need for registration so you can come along to any week that suits. Come along and learn the skills of football while having fun and enjoyment, it’s a great way of meeting new friends as you learn the skills as you get prepared for the introduction to participate in organised league football in the coming years.

Wicklow Rovers AFC promote soccer for schoolboys/girls, youths and seniors men and ladies in the community, our club is growing all the time and any assistance with the help of running the club would be very much appreciated. At present we have a very hard working committee but we are always on the look out for people interested in helping out, the club are always on the look out for people who are interested in getting involved in soccer, whether its coaching and managing or on the executive committee or a sub committee, maybe you would just like to help as an assistant manager, help with fundraising or help just around the grounds or in anyway at all, don’t hesitate, get involved, anyone interested in helping out the club in anyway can contact any committee member. So if your interested in doing some work around the club please contact any of the following committee members, John Frazer, Paul Delaney, Johnny Dunne, Franny Copeland, Jimmy Nolan, Jason Harris, Mandy O’Neill, Rachel Bolger and Brigid O’Reilly, contact numbers can be found on the club website or alternatively you can private message our club facebook page.
The club have recently formed a fundraising committee, at present we have Charlie Mitchell, Ron Murray, Rachel Bolger, Brigid O’Reilly and John Frazer sitting on this very important committee, anyone interested in joining this committee should contact any executive committee member or any member of the fundraising committee with their details. This is a very important committee which is vital to the running of our club so if you would like to help out the club why not come along and give a hand to this group of people and bring some fresh ideas to our club.
Anyone with information for the club notes or the club website can contact me at 0879108706 or e-mail me at
jimmy.nolan09@hotmail.com

For all news regarding the club, check out the club website at www.wicklowrovers.com or the club facebook page.


WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 13th AUGUST 2017

Our senior men continued their pre-season warm up with a 3-3 draw with Shamrock Rovers [Wexford], the lads came out of the traps flying and raced in to a 2-0 lead. Gareth Murphy hit a cracker from distance to put the lads 1-0 up before leaving the field early with an ankle injury. Alan Delaney popped up with the second shortly after, at this stage the lads were playing some nice tidy football. It could have been three but the Shamrock keeper saved a Wicklow penalty. The visitors hit back though with two goals of their own before the break to level matters. The second half was a very even affair, the Wexford side hit the front for the first time when they scored their third but the lads showed great character to battle back with an equaliser in the dying seconds from Mark Sullivan. This was a good all round team display from the lads and a great workout against a formidable side. The lads continued their good form in pre-season friendlies when they held Gorey Rangers to a scoreless draw in Gorey, this was another good work out against a side who finished third in the Wexford premier league last season only losing three games out of twenty. It was a closely fought game with neither side giving anything away. Another tough friendly for the lads, which will stand them in good stead for the start of the new season.
The senior ladies finished off their league campaign with a disappointing 4-1 defeat to bottom of the table Castletown Belles in Dundalk. The girls will now go into the group stages of the Subsidiary cup hoping to get their early season form back to put themselves into contention.
Due to popular demand and on request from parents the club have decided to run another camp from Monday 21st August to Friday 25th August, it will take place at Whitegates and will run from 10am to 2pm daily. A ball and medal will be presented to each participant and the cost of the camp is €50. For registration forms or further information please contact Johnny Dunne 087-7802098, Robbie Dover 087-1768264 or any committee member. Registration forms can also be downloaded from club website at
www.wicklowrovers.com
Our senior men’s section have resumed training, the seniors will train every Monday and Wednesday nights in the Rocky Road, all players are requested to be there at 7.20pm with training starting at 7.30pm. During pre-season there will be training on a few Sunday mornings. All present, past and new players welcomed to attend.

The club’s weekly junior soccer academy continues every Saturday morning [weather permitting] under the watchful eye of senior club coach Johnny Dunne. The academy takes places on the all weather pitch on the club grounds at Whitegates and is open to all kids from the age of 3 years to 8 years. The academy starts at 11 o’clock and finishes at 12. There is no need for registration so you can come along to any week that suits. Come along and learn the skills of football while having fun and enjoyment, it’s a great way of meeting new friends as you learn the skills as you get prepared for the introduction to participate in organised league football in the coming years.

Wicklow Rovers AFC promote soccer for schoolboys/girls, youths and seniors men and ladies in the community, our club is growing all the time and any assistance with the help of running the club would be very much appreciated. At present we have a very hard working committee but we are always on the look out for people interested in helping out, the club are always on the look out for people who are interested in getting involved in soccer, whether its coaching and managing or on the executive committee or a sub committee, maybe you would just like to help as an assistant manager, help with fundraising or help just around the grounds or in anyway at all, don’t hesitate, get involved, anyone interested in helping out the club in anyway can contact any committee member. So if your interested in doing some work around the club please contact any of the following committee members, John Frazer, Paul Delaney, Johnny Dunne, Franny Copeland, Jimmy Nolan, Jason Harris, Mandy O’Neill, contact numbers can be found on the club website or alternatively you can private message our club facebook page.
Anyone with information for the club notes or the club website can contact me at 0879108706 or e-mail me at
jimmy.nolan09@hotmail.com
For all news regarding the club, check out the club website at
www.wicklowrovers.com or the club facebook page.


WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 6th AUGUST 2017

The senior men kicked off their pre-season with an excellent 6-0 home win over Cabinteely, Gareth Murphy fired home a fantastic hat-trick with Shane Cassidy, Maurice Dunne and an own goal accounting for the remaining goals. Shane Doyle in the Rovers goal made an excellent save from a penalty in what was a good all round team performance.
The senior ladies saw their title hopes disappear when they suffered two defeats last week. First they lost 8-5 at home to C.M.H. FC at Whitegates. In a game which the girls were down five regulars, this was a game they were always chasing. Three points were required to keep them in the title race but on the night it wasn’t to be. Top scorer Niamh O’Brien and Rachel Bolger nabbed two a piece with Ciara Dease adding a single on her debut in what was a battling performance. In their second game of the week the girls suffered a heavy 7-1 home defeat at the hands of Donnycarney. This was a game where the girls never really got into it and found a well drilled Donnycarney side clinical in front of goal to record a comfortable victory.
Due to popular demand and on request from parents the club have decided to run another camp from Monday 21st August to Friday 25th August, it will take place at Whitegates and will run from 10am to 2pm daily. A ball and medal will be presented to each participant and the cost of the camp is €50. For registration forms or further information please contact Johnny Dunne 087-7802098, Robbie Dover 087-1768264 or any committee member. Registration forms can also be downloaded from club website at
www.wicklowrovers.com
Our senior men’s section have resumed training, the seniors will train every Monday and Wednesday nights in the Rocky Road, all players are requested to be there at 7.20pm with training starting at 7.30pm. During pre-season there will be training on a few Sunday mornings. All present, past and new players welcomed to attend.

The club’s weekly junior soccer academy continues every Saturday morning [weather permitting] under the watchful eye of senior club coach Johnny Dunne. The academy takes places on the all weather pitch on the club grounds at Whitegates and is open to all kids from the age of 3 years to 8 years. The academy starts at 11 o’clock and finishes at 12. There is no need for registration so you can come along to any week that suits. Come along and learn the skills of football while having fun and enjoyment, it’s a great way of meeting new friends as you learn the skills as you get prepared for the introduction to participate in organised league football in the coming years.

Wicklow Rovers AFC promote soccer for schoolboys/girls, youths and seniors men and ladies in the community, our club is growing all the time and any assistance with the help of running the club would be very much appreciated. At present we have a very hard working committee but we are always on the look out for people interested in helping out, the club are always on the look out for people who are interested in getting involved in soccer, whether its coaching and managing or on the executive committee or a sub committee, maybe you would just like to help as an assistant manager, help with fundraising or help just around the grounds or in anyway at all, don’t hesitate, get involved, anyone interested in helping out the club in anyway can contact any committee member. So if your interested in doing some work around the club please contact any of the following committee members, John Frazer, Paul Delaney, Johnny Dunne, Franny Copeland, Jimmy Nolan, Jason Harris, Mandy O’Neill, contact numbers can be found on the club website or alternatively you can private message our club facebook page.
Anyone with information for the club notes or the club website can contact me at 0879108706 or e-mail me at
jimmy.nolan09@hotmail.com
For all news regarding the club, check out the club website at
www.wicklowrovers.com or the club facebook page.



 
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