2016 News

12th Deeember

posted 12 Dec 2016, 03:30 by Denis Floyd   [ updated 12 Dec 2016, 04:42 ]

Scór na nÓg: Congratulations to Martin McCabe on qualifying for the Munster Final of Scór na nÓg in the Recitation. This will take place in Ovens, County Cork on the 8th of January.

Presentation Night: Thanks to all of the Juvenile Players for attending the Annual Presentation Evening in the Community Centre on Sunday evening last. 
A special presentation was made by Juvenile Club Chairman James Nolan to Cian Flanagan who was part of the Tipperary Minor Team who won the Minor Hurling All Ireland Final 2016 and to Darragh Carroll who played against Tipperary on that day for Limerick.

Congratulations to Colin Floyd on winning the overall Juvenile Player of the Year 2016.

Tipp GAA Draw: Congratulations to Margaret Moloney and Gerry Fitzgerald who both won €500 in the December Tipperary draw held in Cappawhite last Wednesday night.

Adjourned A.G.M.: The adjourned A.G.M. will take place on Thursday January 12th 2017 at 8 p.m. Agenda and minutes of A.G.M. 2016 will be emailed to club members.

National Club Draw: National Club Draw tickets are now on sale for 10 and can be bought from any committee member.
For information on this draw, please see http://www.gaa.ie/news/national-club-draw/ .

Irish Examiner Article: Monday's Irish Examiner featured a lovely piece on the Intermediate Hurling success this year and the highs and lows that came throughout their campaign. 

5th December

posted 5 Dec 2016, 04:24 by Denis Floyd

Annual General Meeting
The A.G.M. will take place on December 9th in the club rooms at 8pm.

Scór na nÓg
Congratulations to Martin McCabe on a great win in the Recitation competition at the County Final stage of Scór na nÓg held in Cashel last Friday night. Martin now goes on to represent Tipperary in the Munster Semi Final in Cashel again next Sunday. Best of luck Martin.

Well done to Damien O'Brien, Aaron Coleman, Kevin O'Brien and Luke Collins who finished in 3rd place in the County GAA Quiz on Sunday last.

Presentation Night
The Juvenile Club will be holding its Annual Presentation evening on Sunday December 11th in the Community Centre at 6pm. All underage players and their parents are invited.

Tipp GAA Calendars
Tipp GAA Calenders are on sale in the following shops in Newport: Sweeney's, Gully's and Ryan's Centra. Calenders are €10 each and contain some pictures of teams and events throughout the year.

28th November

posted 28 Nov 2016, 04:14 by Denis Floyd

Annual General Meeting: The A.G.M. will take place on December 9th in the club rooms at 8pm.

Scór na nÓg: Best wishes to Martin McCabe in the County Final of Scór na nÓg on Friday next in Cashel. Martin is taking part in the Recitation competition.

Scór na bPáistí: National School children should be getting their acts organised for the parish final of Scór na bPáistí which will be held in January. We had great involvement from all schools in the Parish last year and we look forward to the same interest this year.

Congratulations: to Paul Moloney who was presented with his award on Friday night last in Nenagh at the Captains Award Night. Paul captained the U12C Footballers to North Final success.

Presentation Evening: The Juvenile Club will hold its Annual Presentation Evening on Sunday December 11th at 6pm in the Community Centre. All underage players are encouraged to attend.

21st November

posted 21 Nov 2016, 09:42 by Denis Floyd   [ updated 21 Nov 2016, 09:42 ]

Under 21 Hurling: Our U21 hurlers were beaten comprehensively by Kilruane MacDonaghs last Sunday in Moneygall in the North Quarter Final on a scoreline of 2-17 to 0-13. After a good start to the first half, a goal from Kilruane just before half time proved to be the start of a downfall for Newport as they were unable to curtail or match Kilruane's scoring ability in the second half. The loss concluded Newport's championship involvement in all grades for 2016.

Scór na nÓg: Congrats to young Martin McCabe on his great win in the Recitation competition in the North Final of Scór na nÓg held in Birdhill Hall last Friday night. This was Martin's first time competing at this level and he saw off stiff competition from the Portroe, Borrisoleigh and Templederry competitors. He will now go on to represent the North Division in the County Final in Cashel on Friday the 2nd of December. Our Set Dancers were unlucky to lose out to a strong Borrisoleigh team.
Preparations should now be getting underway for the Senior Scór and Scór na bPáistí competitions.

Annual General Meeting: The A.G.M. will take place on December 9th in the club rooms at 8 p.m.
Mass for our deceased members will be celebrated in Newport Church on Saturday November 26th at 6.30pm.

14th November

posted 14 Nov 2016, 13:31 by Denis Floyd   [ updated 15 Nov 2016, 03:11 ]

Under 21 Hurling: Following an appeal the club have been reinstated into the U21 North Championship and are down to play Kilruane in a North Quarter final this Sunday at 2pm in Puckane. The winners of this game will play Roscrea in the North Semi Final. Best of luck to all involved.

Schools: Congratulations  to Birdhill N.S  on winning Cumann na mBunscol U11 county football final last Friday in Littleton on a score of Birdhill NS 5.04  Mullinahone NS 2.04  Well done to Brian Tobin, Shane Flanagan, James Tobin, Keith Hogan, Michael Hewitt, Sean McHugo, Eoin Heffeon, Adam Kiely, Cathal Hannon, Daniel Ryan.

A.G.M. : The A.G.M. will take place on December 9th in the club rooms at 8 p.m. (Nomination Form may be downloaded under Forms on this site).
Mass for our deceased members will be celebrated in Newport Church on Saturday November 26th at 6.30pm.

Scór: The North Final of Scór na nÓg will take place on Friday November 18th in Birdhill Hall. Contact carolmaryfarrell@hotmail.com or niamhfloydy@hotmail.com if you are interested in participating.

7th November

posted 7 Nov 2016, 05:52 by Denis Floyd

Intermediate Hurling:
The Intermediates came to the end of the road last Saturday in Dungarvan where they lost out to Lismore on a score line of 1-15 to 1-12. They will rue a lot of missed opportunities as they played so well and with such heart and drive for 60 minutes but it was not be. Please see match report.
Well done to the lads who have a great year to look back on after winning the County Final for the first time since 2002 and putting in some fine performances along the way.
A great night was had in the Community Centre later on Saturday for the Evan Jones benefit night and well done to all of the people who were there to support the wonderful cause.
This brings an end to all Newport teams' championship interest in 2016 and we will now look forward to 2017 as a senior club.

24th October

posted 24 Oct 2016, 10:16 by Denis Floyd

County Champions:
What a dream come true for our intermediate hurlers, the management and all the people of Newport last Sunday in Dundrum, as after years of disappointment we finally won our first county intermediate title since 2002. There were great scenes both in Dundrum and the square in Newport for the homecoming. It was something memorable as our champions got their due reward after beating Thurles Sarsfields 1-17 to 0-15. Thanks to everyone who has helped in providing this success: the players led by Sean O Brien, the management led by Dinny Ryan Cooper, the sponsors, the club officials but also to the supporters and people of Newport who turned out in numbers to support the lads all throughout the day yesterday. They now go on to represent Tipperary as County Champions against either the Cork or Waterford champions. We have regained our status as a senior club and everyone in the club can be proud of this achievement , Tulach Sheasta Abú!

17th October

posted 17 Oct 2016, 13:23 by Denis Floyd   [ updated 17 Oct 2016, 14:31 ]

Intermediate Hurling

Well done to our Intermediate team who have reached the County Final after beating Lattin Gaels last Saturday in Dundrum on a score line of 2-22 to 1-12. Please see match report. We ask  parishioners to display the Newport colours leading up to the match and to come out and support the lads as they play Thurles Sarsfields on Sunday in Dundrum at 2.30pm. They are bidding to bridge a 14 year gap since the last County Intermediate title was won in 2002, We last contested the County intermediate final in 2008, but lost to Templederry. We wish the players and management team the best of luck and hope that all their hard work will pay off on Sunday!

Under 8
The U8's played the U10
Camogie girls for a bit of fun in Lacken Park on Saturday morning in an end of year blitz for the Camogie girls. We had 2 teams of boys and girls and they played 20 minutes a side. It was all very official with Jimmy Joe and Frank Troy refereeing the games. Some lovely hurling was played and there was no holding back from the boys and girls. A very enjoyable morning was had by all. The teams were presented with medals after the blitz and there was lots of refreshments and home baking in the clubhouse afterwards. Thanks to all the parents for providing the wonderful display of food

Camogie Win

ongratulations to the Newport/Ballinahinch Minor Camogie team and management after they beat Drom-Inch by 3 points  in the Ragg last Saturday to win the County Minor 'A' title.

10th October

posted 10 Oct 2016, 13:19 by Denis Floyd

Intermediate Hurling: Our Intermediate hurlers had a great win over Kilsheelan-Kilcash in the County Quarter Final last Sunday in Dundrum on a scoreline of 5-14 to 0-6. Please see match report. They now return to Dundrum to face Lattin Cullen Gaels in the County Semi Final at 2pm on Saturday. The panel really appreciated the support last Sunday and hope that the people of Newport will turn out in their numbers again to support them this weekend.

Under 6: The U6's welcomed Ahane on Saturday last to Lacken Park for a blitz. It was the final blitz of the year for the U6's and they had over 40 children participating. They all played brilliantly and really enjoyed the games. The coaches would like to thank the parents for their cooperation during the year and for bringing the children to  training and blitzes. We look forward to seeing all the children again next year in Lacken Park.

Under 8: The U8's also played Ahane in a blitz on Saturday last. They played 3 games each and the improvement the kids have made during the year was very evident. They have one final blitz on Saturday next when they will play the girls.

Night at the Dogs:  Many thanks to all who supported our very enjoyable 'Night at the Dogs' last Saturday night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. We would like to thank all our nominators, ticket buyers and those who gifted spot prizes for the raffle. We were delighted to have the Liam McCarthy and Irish Press cups present and many photos were taken. The following were the winning nominators from each race. Race 1. Ger Floyd; Race 2. Gleeson Tyres, Ahane; Race 3. Newport Rugby Club; Race 4. Alan Mooney; Race 5. Fiona Bonfield; Race 6. Vincent O' Toole; Race 7. Mulcair Pharmacy; Race 8. Larry Mc Grath; Race 9. Cora Moroney; Race 10. JJ Ryan Tyres; Race 11. Clement Ryan; Race 12. Brian Healy. Our 12 winning nominators were put in a hat and the overall winner was Gleeson Tyres Ahane. Míle buíochas to you all.

All Ireland Champions Visit Schools: Monday 3rd October was a very special day for the schools in our parish when the Liam McCarthy and the Irish Press Cups came to visit all the schools in the parish. Cathal Barrett, Brian McGrath and Cian Flanagan were also present and the students entertained them with music, poems and songs. All the students were dressed up in their Tipp jerseys and listened attentively to the players when they spoke especially our own Cian Flanagan and had plenty of questions for the boys. A big thank you to Andy Ryan and Timmy Floyd for organising the visit and hopefully it will inspire more young lads to follow the example of Cian Flanagan and the rest of the players. 

3rd October

posted 3 Oct 2016, 13:23 by Denis Floyd   [ updated 3 Oct 2016, 13:30 ]

Intermediate Hurling: Our Intermediates will consider themselves very lucky to be still in the county championship after getting out of jail against Gortnahoe-Glengoole in Moneygall last Sunday in the preliminary County Quarter Final. They were playing second place for most of the game until with 5 minutes to go and 3 points down, they salvaged 2 goals and ended up winning by 5 points. A win is a win but they will know that a lot more will be required this Sunday as they take on Kilsheelan-Kilcash in the County Quarter Final at 12pm in Dundrum.

Under 14: On Friday evening last in Lacken Park the U14 Camogie girls took on the U13 boys in an end of season clash. After a tough match the boys finished marginally ahead. Despite the result it was not all plain sailing for the lads. At half time there was nothing between the teams. The girls had made most of the play and were unlucky not to have held the lead at the change. The start of the second half saw the boys get some early points, and despite constant pressure the girls were unable to make up the deficit. Great credit is due to both teams who gave it 100 % for the game and it was played with the sportsmanship and determination that they have showed all season. U14s Camogie Management team: Pauric Hennessy, Noel Stokes, Siobhan O Gorman & Claire Hewitt. U13s - Management team for the game Rory O'Connor, John Ryan, Oran Connors from the U14 squad. Full time management team - Mike Ryan, Mike Mckeogh, Larry McGrath & Odran Floyd.
Ref - Peter Coleman and First Aid - Christine Hennessy

Handball:  Newport Handball Club had 3 players in action in the recent Munster Finals. Devlin Courtney (Newport) and John MCGrath (Lahorna) represented Tipperary in the U16 Doubles 60x30 competition where they played a Cork pairing who proved too strong on the day. Barry O' Meara (Newport) and Mikey Ryan (Newport) played Waterford in Clonmel in the U17 Doubles 60x30 competition winning       2 games to 1. The lads now go on to meet the Leinster winners in a Leinster venue to be confirmed. Best of luck to them both. 40x20 training started back on Friday the 30th of September next, all new and existing members welcome.
Picture1 is of  Devlin Courtney (Newport) and John MCGrath (Lahorna) who represented Tipperary in the U16 Doubles 60x30, with Willie Roche of the Handball Council.
Picture 2 shows Newport's Barry O' Meara and Mikey Ryan with their Waterford opponents in the U17 Doubles 60x30 competition

Night at the Dogs: Our annual fundraising 'NIGHT AT THE DOGS ' will take place thIs Saturday October 8th at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Nominate a dog for €50 and get two free admission tickets. Overall nominator wins €200. We hope to make it a special night as the Liam McCarthy and Irish Press cups will be on display. Great family night, adult admission €10 with Juveniles in for free. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Contact any committee member to become a nominator or for tickets. Free bus from Ryan's Cork Road leaving  at 7 and Coopers at 7.15 - names to James Nolan or Paudge Tobin. Let's make it a great Club night!

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