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July 2019

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WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 28th July 2019
Our senior ladies were due to play Quay Celtic twice last week, away to them on Monday night and at home to the same opposition on Wednesday evening. The girls were struggling to get numbers together for the away game due to work commitments and injuries therefore they had to concede a walkover. In the reverse game it was Quay Celtic who didn’t travel conceding a walkover. The girls are back in action this Monday and Wednesday nights when they have two home games at Whitegates. Monday they entertain Cabinteely and on Wednesday they take on Ashbourne.
In midweek junior action the under 15's defeated Avonmore winning 2-1 in the under 15/16 Challenge Cup on Thursday night. In a closely fought encounter the lads narrowly came out on top. Robert Cherry and Tomas Kennedy found the back of the net in the second half to earn Rovers an excellent win their efforts deserved. The 16B’s went down 2-0 to Rathnew under 15’s in group 1 of the under 15/16 Challenge cup, in a tight local derby it was the boys from the village who took their chances when presented to run out the victors on the night.
Our annual summer soccer/fun camp came to an end last Friday, after two weeks of fun and games while learning the skills of football our highly successful camps came to an end. The large number of girls and boys that attended our camps literally had a ball, they all had a great time enjoying themselves in the beautiful sunny weather which shone down on them for most of the two weeks. A big thanks to all the parents for supporting our camps, your continuous support of our camps is very much appreciated by everyone at the club. Thanks to Johnny Dunne, Robbie Dover and their coaches for running the camps over the two weeks. Thanks to Anthony Earls who helped around the grounds during the two weeks. Finally and most importantly a massive thanks to all the kids who attended, it was all the kids who made the two weeks an enjoyable successful event so once again thank you everyone.
The club’s AGM will be held on Monday night the 9th of September, the venue is the clubhouse at Whitegates and it will kick off at 7.30pm sharp. All members are requested to arrive on time as meeting will start at 7.30pm sharp, thank you.
There are a few outstanding memberships to be paid, the club have had several registration nights to accommodate our members and even though the majority have paid we still have some outstanding who have made no contact with the club. There is an online payment method which can be accessed through the home page of the club website at www.wicklowrovers.com Also membership can be paid through your team manager or any committee member.
Just a reminder to all club managers, can you please text your result and goalscorers in asap after your match is finished. Late sending of match information leads to a knock on effect. Results and goalscorers are sent to the league, Herald Online and the Wicklow People, also match details are posted on the club facebook page, the club website and the club online newsletter. As you can see a lot still has to be done by other people after your game is completed, we are all volunteers and would all like to finish up our club duties as early as possible so please send your information in asap. Once the information is sent on to local media outlets any late information will not appear in our club notes in the local paper. Also remember match information and any match reports should be sent in win, lose or draw, thank you.
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.   
Anyone with anything for our club notes, Facebook page, club website or our weekly online newsletter can contact me by email at jimmy.nolan09@hotmail.com or by text to 087-9108706. For all news regarding the club, check out our club website at www.wicklowrovers.com or the club facebook page.

WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 21st July 2019
 
The senior ladies made their exit from the DWSL cup last Wednesday night when they lost 3-1 to St Pats with Niamh O'Brien netting for them. After losing their first four league games and another cup game away to Castletown the girls are still seeking their first victory of the season after six games. Apart from two heavy defeats to Cabinteely and St Columbans the girls have ran their other opponents close and with a bit of luck their first win isn't far away.
 
Our under 17 DDSL team [Born 2003] are currently looking for players for the upcoming 2019/20 season, they also require a goalkeeper. If you are interested in playing your football in the DDSL with our under 17’s please contact manager Jerry Lewins at 086-8943302.
 
At the time of going to print we’ll be in the middle of the second week of our annual Summer Camp and if week one was anything to go by it should be a great occasion for everyone involved. Close on 80 kids attended the first week and apart from the last day the weather was kind. We had kids from 4 years old up to 13 years old and everyone had a great time. I think we witnessed a lot of potential for the future on view at the camp with some talented footballers demonstrating their skills.
 
The Leinster Senior Saturday team have resumed pre-season training for the new 2019/20 season, training takes place in the Rocky Road every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm. All existing, past and new players are welcomed to attend. Anyone interested in joining the team and can’t make the start of training should contact manager BA Franey at 086-3631836.
 
The club’s weekly junior soccer academy continues every Saturday morning throughout the summer months [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.
 
With the second half of the season due to start we would like to remind members who have outstanding membership fees that these are due now, you can pay your membership online at wicklowrovers.com, to your manager or through any committee member, thank you.
 
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, Johnny Dunne, Paul Delaney, Jason Harris, Jimmy Nolan, Trevor Conyard, Yvonne Conyard, Aishling O’Neill, Stephen Clarke and Ross Byrne, contact numbers can be found on the club website or alternatively you can private message our club facebook page. Recently we had Trevor, Yvonne, Aishling, Stephen and Ross join up to help out on the committee and already we can see the benefits of having extra bodies on the committee after they resurrected our family fun day and mini world cup which proved to be a very enjoyable day for all the kids of the club and their families and friends. This is proof the more people on hand to help out the more that can be done around the club. So why not come on board, all help is welcomed and very much appreciated.
 
Anyone with anything for our club notes, Facebook page, club website or our weekly online newsletter can contact me by email at jimmy.nolan09@hotmail.com or by text to 087-9108706. For all news regarding the club, check out our club website at www.wicklowrovers.com or the club facebook page.
 
WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 14th July 2019
 
At the time of going to print the first week of our annual soccer fun camp will be at the midway point, as usual we have a great turn out for the event. There are a few places still available for week 2 so anyone interested should contact Johnny or Robbie on the numbers below. Week two will run from Monday 22nd of July to Friday 26th of July. The camp will take place in the Whitegates and will run daily from 10am to 3pm. The camp is for children from 4 years old to 13 years old, the cost is €65 per child, €120 for 2 children from same family, €170 for 3 children from same family, €200 for 4 children from same family. For registration forms or further information please contact Johnny Dunne 087-7802098, Robbie Dover 087-3621049 or any committee member. Registration forms can also be downloaded from club website at www.wicklowrovers.com *Every participant will receive a ball, jersey and medal.* All participants should bring a packed lunch, drink, rain jacket, football boots and shin guards.
 
The club’s weekly junior soccer academy continues every Saturday morning throughout the summer months [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.
 
On the odd occasion when a team within our club don’t see a match snippet in our club notes or on our facebook page this is not down to the person writing up the club notes or posting on the facebook page. It’s because the manager hasn’t bothered to pass on the match details. All you are asked for is the result and goalscorers, no match report is required even though it would be appreciated for our facebook page. In fairness this is only the minority as the majority of managers are sending in results, goalscorers and in some cases match reports. We all know it’s a little harder to send in the information when you lose a match but this shouldn’t be the case. Whether you win, lose or draw the match details should be sent in for our club notes by 5pm on the Sunday evening, anyone that plays a match during the week, eg. Monday, Tuesday etc, have loads of time to submit their match details. People are interested in how our teams get on in their games so please forward your match details not just when you win but for every game. This applies to the whole club senior and junior.
 
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, Johnny Dunne, Paul Delaney, Jason Harris, Jimmy Nolan, Trevor Conyard, Yvonne Conyard, Aishling O’Neill, Stephen Clarke and Ross Byrne, contact numbers can be found on the club website or alternatively you can private message our club facebook page. Recently we had Trevor, Yvonne, Aishling, Stephen and Ross join up to help out on the committee and already we can see the benefits of having extra bodies on the committee after they resurrected our family fun day and mini world cup which proved to be a very enjoyable day for all the kids of the club and their families and friends. This is proof the more people on hand to help out the more that can be done around the club. So why not come on board, all help is welcomed and very much appreciated.
 
Anyone with anything for our club notes, Facebook page, club website or our weekly online newsletter can contact me by email at jimmy.nolan09@hotmail.com or by text to 087-9108706. For all news regarding the club, check out our club website atwww.wicklowrovers.com or the club facebook page.

                                                                                                              WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 7th July 2019
 
The dates for our annual Summer Camps are as follows, week one will run from Monday 15th of July to the 19th of July and week two will run from Monday 22nd of July to Friday 26th of July. The camp will take place in the Whitegates and will run daily from 10am to 3pm. The camp is for children from 4 years old to 13 years old, the cost is €65 per child, €120 for 2 children from same family, €170 for 3 children from same family, €200 for 4 children from same family. For registration forms or further information please contact Johnny Dunne 087-7802098, Robbie Dover 087-3621049 or any committee member. Registration forms can also be downloaded from club website at www.wicklowrovers.com *Every participant will receive a ball, jersey and medal.* All participants should bring a packed lunch, drink, rain jacket, football boots and shin guards.
 
The club’s weekly junior soccer academy continues every Saturday morning throughout the summer months [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, Johnny Dunne, Paul Delaney, Jason Harris, Jimmy Nolan, Trevor Conyard, Yvonne Conyard, Aishling O’Neill, Stephen Clarke and Ross Byrne, contact numbers can be found on the club website or alternatively you can private message our club facebook page. Recently we had Trevor, Yvonne, Aishling, Stephen and Ross join up to help out on the committee and already we can see the benefits of having extra bodies on the committee after they resurrected our family fun day and mini world cup which proved to be a very enjoyable day for all the kids of the club and their families and friends. This is proof the more people on hand to help out the more that can be done around the club. So why not come on board, all help is welcomed and very much appreciated.
 
Everyone at Wicklow Rovers AFC would like to extend their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Conor Teevan who sadly passed away recently. Our thoughts and prayers are with his heartbroken parents Noeline and Denis, his sister Aine, his brother Brian and his extended family and friends at this sad time, may he rest in peace.
 
Our seniors will be returning to training in the next couple of weeks so keep an eye to our club facebook page and club website for details.
 
Anyone with anything for our club notes, Facebook page, club website or our weekly online newsletter can contact me by email at jimmy.nolan09@hotmail.com or by text to 087-9108706. For all news regarding the club, check out our club website atwww.wicklowrovers.com or the club facebook page.
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