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June 2019

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WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 16th JUNE 2019
 
There were only two games in the competitive end of things at the weekend, both games saw the under 12B’s in action. Firstly they defeated Greystones United C 5-0 at Whitegates. The lads turned in a clinical performance and an overall excellent team performance which saw them unbeaten in their last six games. Filip Stypula fired home a fantastic hat-trick, his second hat-trick of the season to bring his tally for the campaign to nine. Calum Hodgkinson added a single to make it five for the season with Oscar Finn O’Brien notching his first of the season to complete the scoring. Unfortunately for the lads their unbeaten run came to an end when they lost 3-1 away to Avonmore on Sunday. In a game where the lads could have got something from with a bit of luck, it just didn’t go their way on the day. Jack Neville made it fourteen for the season when he scored the Rovers goal.
 
The club are running a family fun day later in the month, it will take place in Whitegates on Saturday the 29th of June and will run from 11am to 5pm. On the day there will be a mini world cup, penalty shoot out, bouncy castle, obstacle course and much more. There will be a raffle on the day with tickets all ready distributed to all our members. Proceeds will go towards purchasing a defibrillator for the club. All members are welcome, admission on the day is free so come along and have a good day out. Please be aware that the club carpark will be closed on the day as a safety measure.
 
The dates for our annual Summer Camps have been released, 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.
 
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.
 
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.    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.
 
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 9th JUNE 2019
 
Action on the playing field was down to the bare minimum at the weekend with only one game been played. The sole team to play were our under 12B’s when they made the trip to Lamberton in Arklow to take on Arklow Town B in the division 2 league. The lads returned with all three points in an excellent team performance which saw them run out 4-1 winners on the day. Jack Neville made it five games on the bounce that he has found the back of the net when he fired home a brace to bring his tally for the season to thirteen. Calum Hodgkinson nabbed a single for his fourth of the campaign while Milli Phelan completed the scoring with her first goal of the season in a fantastic team display.
The club are running a family fun day later in the month, it will take place in Whitegates on Saturday the 29th of June and will run from 11am to 5pm. On the day there will be a mini world cup, penalty shoot out, bouncy castle, obstacle course and much more. There will be a raffle on the day with tickets all ready distributed to all our members. Proceeds will go towards purchasing a defibrillator for the club. All members are welcome, admission on the day is free so come along and have a good day out. Please be aware that the club carpark will be closed on the day as a safety measure
The dates for our annual Summer Camps have been released, 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. More details of the camps will be posted here, on our club facebook page and our club website in the coming days.
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. 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.    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.
Everyone at Wicklow Rovers AFC would like to extend their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Noel Keohane late of Mallow and Boherbue, County Cork who sadly passed away recently. Noel was part of some great Arklow Town teams in the 80’s and 90’s that were involved in some great battles with our club. We have fond memories of our tussles with Noel and his teams over the years. He was a true gentleman both on and off the pitch. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone at Arklow Town at this sad time. May he rest in peace.
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 2nd JUNE 2019
 
With the Bank Holiday we had no action on the playing field over the weekend. However we did have three games played during the week. It kicked off on Tuesday night when our 12A’s entertained Greystones United A at Whitegates. The lads turned in a very impressive performance to run out 7-0 winners. Cian Nolan, Finn Dunne, Joe Culleton, Steven Kavanagh, Arthur Curran and Adam O’Brien all hit the back of the net with the seventh goal coming in the form of an own goal. This was an excellent all round team performance from the 12A’s. On Wednesday night the 13A’s cemented their place at the top of the A1 Plate competition when they earned a point in a 1-1 draw away to a very good Avonmore side. The lads found themselves one nil down at the break, the second half saw Rovers create numerous chance and they were rewarded when Daniel Kavanagh scored with an audacious chip from all of thirty five yards to give the lads a well deserved share of the spoils. A special mention for Sean O’Toole who was immense on the night and led his team by example. On Friday night the 16B’s had a bad day at the office in the semi final of the Premier cup when they went down 7-0 to Coolboy Rangers in Celtic Park, Arklow. To say nothing went right for the lads on the night is an understatement, Coolboy were excellent on the night and the lads will be looking to put this result behind them and move on.
The club are running a family fun day later in the month, it will take place in Whitegates on Saturday the 29th of June and will run from 11am to 5pm. On the day there will be a mini world cup, penalty shoot out, bouncy castle, obstacle course and much more. There will be a raffle on the day with tickets all ready distributed to all our members. Proceeds will go towards purchasing a defibrillator for the club. All members are welcome, admission on the day is free so come along and have a good day out.
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. 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.    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.
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.
 
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