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27th May

posted 26 May 2019, 23:57 by Denis Floyd

Seniors:  Newport made it 3 wins out of 5 when they defeated Ballina in Round 5 of the County Senior Hurling League at Lacken Park on Sunday.  The home side controlled the first half of a well-contested game, although Ballina will not be happy at the number of wides they recorded. Newport had a commanding 0-9 to 0-4 lead after 25 minutes, but their opponents had reduced the deficit  to 3 by the interval. The Shannonsiders started the second half in determined fashion and within 7 minutes had raced into a 1 point lead. Newport regained their composure and with Dara Carroll accurate from placed balls (he scored 5 to add to his 2 from play) and Colin Floyd (0-5) in good scoring form, they re-asserted their authority. Scoring was tit-for-tat for the next ten minutes, but the decisive score came in the 22nd minute when Eoin Shinners raced on to a breaking ball to finish to the net. Cian Flanagan, who was a second half replacement, completed the scoring as the game drew to a close. Conor O’Mahony was soundness personified in the defence where Ben Wixted also made a promising debut. Mike McKeogh put in a solid hour’s work at midfield.
Final Score: Newport 1-16 Ballina 0-14.

Juniors: Have been drawn in Group 2 in the Junior Hurling 'B' Championship along with Shannon Rovers, Toomevara, Ballina, Lorrha-Dorrha & Moneygall. Their first match is at home v Ballina on Saturday June 8th.

Minors: are in Group 1 in the Minor 'B' Hurling Championship along with Borrisokane, Silvermines, Kilruane MacDonaghs & Moneygall. Their first game is due to be played on July 10th.

Under 16’s: will face opposition from Burgess, Clonakenny / Moneygall  and Ballinahinch / Templederry in the group stages of the Hurling championship. Their first match is away against Burgess on July 15th.

Under 14’s: have two teams entered in the hurling championship this year competing in Groups B & C. The Group 'B' team will play Shannon Rovers Gaels, Kilruane MacDonaghs, Burgess & Ballinahinch / Templederry in the group stages while our Group 'C' team will play Borris-IIeigh & Portroe in their group games. Both teams begin the championship with away fixtures with the group B' 'team playing Shannon Rovers Gaels on June 6th and the group 'C' team playing Borris-IIeigh on June 28th.

Under 8’s: entered two teams in the North Tipp Hurling Blitz in Dolla on Saturday morning. They really enjoyed their mornings hurling playing teams from Roscrea, Nenagh, Borris-IIeigh, Toomevara, Kilruane MacDonaghs & Ballinahinch.  A big thank you to Silvermines for the invite & hosting a great blitz.

The best of luck: to Sean O’Brien & the Tipp hurlers in their Munster championship match v Clare in Ennis on Sunday.

Cúl Camp: will take place in Newport this year from August 12th to 16th inclusive. Online Registration is now open on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

Juvenile Club Church Gate Collection: takes place this weekend. Your support would be really appreciated.