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8th July

posted 8 Jul 2019, 13:54 by Denis Floyd

Community Games Hurling: 
A huge Newport crowd travelled to Tralee IT for the U11 Munster Community Games Hurling Competition last Saturday to see Newport record a historic first ever victory in the Munster Final. Newport, who won the county championship back in May, were representing Tipperary. They played Bruff in the morning in the semi-final. This was a tight game in the early stages but as the game wore on, Newport edged in front to lead by six points. Bruff kept in the game but in the last ten minutes Newport pulled away to win by a scoreline of 7-4 to 1-6.

In the afternoon, Newport played Ballincollig from Cork in the final. These two teams met in the semi-final of the Munster football the previous year, so both teams knew each other well. The game turned out to be a thriller. Newport led by a point or two for most of the match. Towards the end, Newport got six points in front and looked to have finally seen off a very good Ballincollig team. However, there was a twist in the game and Ballincollig came up with two late goals to bring the game to extra time on a scoreline of Newport 1-12 Ballincollig 3-6.

Newport dug in again though and got 1-1 at the start of extra time. It looked again like Ballincollig were finally beaten but they came back with another goal to bring it back to the minimum of a point again. Newport were not going to be denied though and got the final score of the game to win on a final scoreline of 2-14 to 4-6.

There were jubilant scenes at the final whistle. This team had suffered an agonizing one-point defeat in the Munster football final last year so to come back and win the Munster hurling final the following year is a huge achievement. Every one of the squad played their part in this win. They did Newport proud on a great day for the club. The support the team got on the sideline was a huge factor too in getting over the line after an epic battle with a super Ballincollig team. Thanks to those who sponsored the team for gear and cost of the bus.

Newport now move on to play in the All Ireland semi-final on Saturday 17th August in UL.    

Golf Classic: The club will again be hosting their golf classic in Nenagh Golf Club on Friday August 30th

Juniors: Our Junior Hurlers play Shannon Rovers in their postponed North Championship match on this Tuesday evening. Please check our facebook page for the result of this game. Their next game in the championship v Moneygall is on this Saturday evening @ 7:00 PM in Lacken Park.

 Under 16’s: The best of luck to our under 16 hurlers who commence their North Championship with an away game v Burgess next Monday evening July 13th @ 7:00 PM.

Under 14’s: Our Under 14 Group B hurlers resume action in the North Championship on Thursday of this week with a home game v Ballinahinch / Templederry @ 7:00 PM in Lacken Park.  

Under 12’s: The Under 12 Group C team recorded a good win over Ballina last week in their North Championship game on a scoreline of 1-10 to 1-03. They have two games this week. They played Portroe on Monday evening, the result of which is available on our Facebook page. They also have an away game v Shannon Rovers this Saturday morning @ 11:30 AM. The group D team are away to Borris-lleigh this Wednesday evening @ 7:30 PM, while the Group B team are away to Borrisokane on Friday evening @ 7:00 PM.

Tipperary: The best of luck to Sean O’Brien & the Tipp hurlers in their All Ireland Quarter Final v Laois this Sunday.  Hard luck to Aaron O’Neill who played on the Tipp Under 20’s football team that lost out to Limerick in the Munster Semi-Final last week. Also commiserations to Tom McGlinchey who was manager of the team & Niall Fitzgerald the coach.

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.

Sympathies: C.L.G. Tulach Sheasta would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Healy family on the passing of Bernard (Ben). Ar dheis Lámh Dé go raibh a anam.