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29th April

posted 29 Apr 2019, 10:18 by Denis Floyd

Seniors: Hard luck to our senior’s hurlers who lost out narrowly to Lorrha in their county league game last Sunday in Lacken Park on a scoreline of Newport 2-17 to Lorrha 0-24. Their next game in the county league is away to JK Brackens this Sunday May 5th @ 12:00 noon. Dan Donoghue was the hero for Lorrha as he scored two late points to snatch victory from Newport in this exciting high scoring Co SH League game. There was nothing between the sides all through but two goals in the first half by Daragh Carroll and Daniel Carew gave Newport the edge to lead at half time by 2-11 to 0-12. Lorrha had the greater scoring power in the second half adding a further 12 points with Cian Hogan and Eoin McIntyre to the fore whilst Newport were dependent on the free taking of Eoin Shinnors to stay in the game. With the game in the melting pot in the closing stages a melee involving many players resulted in the dismissal of Shinnors and Lorrha's Ciaran Hough by referee Ger Fitzpatrick. Donoghue's brace of points in the final minutes gave Lorrha a two point lead as Odhran Floyd pulled it back to a single score with a free in added time. But time ran out for the home side, as Lorrha went home happy having secured both points from this exciting league game.

Juniors: The Junior Hurlers were beaten by Borrisoleigh in their Junior A League fixture last Saturday on a scoreline of Borrisoleigh 3-13 to Newport 1-08. They have a home match in the league this Saturday evening v Kilruane MacDonaghs @ 7:00 PM.

Minors: Well done to our minor hurlers who recorded their second win in the Minor Hurling League with a great victory over Burgess on a scoreline of Newport 2-11 Burgess 0-14. They have an away game v Silvermines this Wednesday evening May 1st @ 7:00 PM.

Under 16’s :The under 16 footballers had a good win over Lorrha in their recent  North Football Quarter Final. They play their semi-final v  Ballinahinch / Templederry last week. Please check our facebook page for details 

Under 14 Football: Our Under 14 Group A team made it two wins from two games with a comprehensive win over Inane Rovers in their second group game in this competition. Their final group match is away to Ballina this Thursday evening @ 7:00 PM.  The Under 14 Group C team lost out to a very good Portroe team in their last group game in the North Championship last Thursday evening.

Under 12’s: The Under 12 Group B team were beaten in their North Quarter final v Kiladangan on a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-07. The Under 12 Group C recorded a good win over Templederry & the Under 12 Group D team received a walk-over in their Quarter Final match. The Group C team have a home semi -final v Nenagh this week, while the Group D team travel to Ballina for their semi-final this Wednesday evening May 1st @ 7:00 PM.

Under 11’s Community Games Hurlers won their North Semi – Final v Toomevara in Lacken Park last Sunday evening. In a well contested game in which there was excellent passages of play from both teams Newport hung on in a very exciting and tense finish to win out on a score line of 4-06 to 4-02.

Congratulations: to Mark Forde who made his debut for the Tipperary Under 14 Football team as goalkeeper in a tournament last Saturday. They played teams from Limerick, Clare & Waterford in which Tipperary won all of their games. Also congrats to James Moloney who has been selected on the Tipperary Primary Schools football team.

Easter Camp: The Juvenile Club had a very successful camp last week, with over 90 children participating. A big thank you to all those who came along and participated & also to all our volunteers who helped to make it such a wonderful success again this year.

Tipp Draw / Club Lotto : Membership of the Tipp draw is now open for 2019/20. There are fantastic prizes available every month plus you are helping to raise much needed funds to support all the development work in Lacken Park. Membership for the year is € 100. We would appreciate if members would consider joining our € 200 Club package which includes the Tipp Draw, Club Lotto & adult membership for the year. Contact Martin Kennedy on 086 1970583 or any committee member for further details.

By The Mulcaire Banks: the History of the GAA in the parish of Newport from 1886 – 2018 is on sale in the Sweeney’s Circle K Service Station, Ponaire Coffee, Gully’s Daybreak & Hackett’s Pharmacy. It is also available from members of the committee. The 672 x A4 pages retails at €40. This fantastic publication will be of enormous interest to anybody who has followed GAA activities in the parish of Newport, as it tells the story of the association from the very beginning right up to date, records the facts, figures and statistics of all the games, recalls some of the memories of players and mentors and includes photos of adult and juvenile teams right up to 2018. It will also be an ideal way for newcomers to the area to learn of the history and traditions of their adopted parish.  

Juvenile Club Table Quiz will be held in The Coopers Bar in Birdhill this Friday May 3th @ 9:30PM. Teams cost € 40 per table. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Munster Championship Match Tickets: Match tickets are currently on sale for both the Tipp v Cork & Tipp v Clare matches through the Tickets.ie network , SuperValu, Centra & online). There will be no match tickets available from the club for any of the group games. There will however be a limited supply of tickets available from the club from the Munster Final onwards.