2020 News

29ú Meitheamh

posted 29 Jun 2020, 15:40 by Denis Floyd

Return to training: There was great excitement this week as the club made the much-anticipated return to training after an absence of three months, under what has become known as the ‘new normal’.  We would like to thank all the managers, coaches, players and parents of Juveniles for all their efforts over the last three months and for their commitment to our online training sessions. We are looking forward to seeing many happy faces returning safely to Lacken Park over the coming weeks.
The club also sincerely thanks both our Development Officer James Flanagan and Thomas Earle of Earle Landscaping for the fantastic work they completed over the last few weeks to have our pitches in magnificent condition. 

Championship dates: The Seamus O’Riain Hurling competition group matches are due to be played on the weekends of July 25/26, August 8/9 and August 15/16. The Juvenile Hurling competitions are due to commence on the following dates: Under 12 on July 21st, Under 14 on July 23rd and Under 16 on July 20th.

Club Lotto: The weekly club lotto draw recommenced Monday evening of this week. Please check our Facebook page for results. Tickets can be purchased in Sweeney’s Shop on Friday evening from 3:30PM to 7:00PM or Saturday morning from   9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. The club will be launching our Lotto on-line shortly. We will have more details next week.

The Road To Croker Fundraiser in aid of Newport Day Care Centre (organised by the senior hurlers) reached its target of € 5,000 on GoFundMe last weekend!  After GoFundMe fees were deducted, they raised a total of € 5,103.97 to be donated to Newport Day Centre.  We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has contributed so generously to this cause over the last month and everybody that ran/walked, shared posts or supported this fundraiser in any way.  It was really appreciated. The GoFundMe page is now closed and we look forward to presenting a cheque to The Day Care Centre shortly.

15ú Meitheamh

posted 15 Jun 2020, 13:30 by Denis Floyd

Return to training: The club is currently working on a plan to enable our players return to training from June 29th.  The managers of the various teams will be in contact with their teams over the next week to advise players and parents of our Juvenile players of the measures that the club is putting in place to ensure a safe return for all our players. 

Under 14’s have been taking part in a North Tipperary "Lockdown League" which comprised of 14 days of physical and skills challenges.  The challenges included Press Ups, Sit Ups, Striking, Kicking, Pick Ups and lots more. We had 24 players submitting videos every day and absolutely poured their hearts into it. Some of the efforts were absolutely amazing - 15-20km runs, nearly collapsing after press-ups or burpees, 4, 5 and 6 hours of attempts at a skill just to get the best score possible. After two weeks of intense competition with all of the clubs from North Tipp taking part, we just about edged out Kilruane to win Division 1. The club would like to sincerely thank Shane Gavin for the huge effort he put in to organising and encouraging the players every day throughout the competition and all the players for the time & effort they put into practising their skills. We would also like to thank Paudie Malone, North Tipp GDA for organising the competition and all the other clubs who took part. It was a great competition to keep all our players practising their skills in these strange times until we all hopefully return to training shortly.

 Club Lotto: The weekly club lotto draw will be recommencing shortly.  When we return, we will be offering all of our supporters the option to play our Club Lotto on-line. This option is proving very successful with a lot of clubs around the country. We will have more details next week.

 The Road To Croker Fundraiser in aid of Newport Day Care Centre: Our Senior hurlers completed the final stage of their Road to Croker Fundraiser in aid of Newport Day Care Centre by completing the round trip from Newport to Croke Park last week covering a distance of 394 Kms. They have raised over €4,000 to date for The Care Centre which is a great achievement for a very worthy cause. Newport Day Care Centre, a great local organisation that provides a day care for the elderly people of Newport, Birdhill, Kilcommon, Rearcross, Ballinahinch, Killoscully and a meeting place where administrators, helpers, and the elderly can help one another and with a view to developing a caring community.  We would like to sincerely thank all the players who took part & all those who donated so generously. It is really appreciated.   If you would like to support this very worthy cause you can log onto Go Fund Me Page below or you can give your contribution to any of the senior players or executive members.  https://www.gofundme.com/f/newport-gaa-road-to-croker?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheetthe

 

1ú Meitheamh

posted 1 Jun 2020, 03:05 by Denis Floyd

Under 6’s: Newport Juvenile GAA Club made a little piece of history last Friday evening at 6:30PM when our under 6’s became the first group in our club that had their first training session conducted on-line through Microsoft teams. On a glorious evening, 28 boys and girls and their parents took out their phones/iPads and together with their coach Mike Coffey began their journey with us. To mark the occasion a wonderful video compiled by Mike Coffey is available to view on our Facebook page.  The kids really enjoyed their first training session and are already looking forward to this week’s session. If your little boy or girl under 6 (starting school this coming Sept) would like to join us contact Mike Coffey Red 087 9055444 via text or WhatsApp.

The Road To Croker Fundraiser in aid of Newport Day Care Centre: Our Senior hurlers completed the third stage of their Road to Croker Fundraiser by completing the round trip from Newport to Páirc Uí Chaoímh last week covering a distance of 232 Kms.  They will complete the final stage of the journey this week with a return trip to Croke Park of 394 Kms. The Road to Croker' fundraiser to raise money for Newport Day Care Centre, a great local facility that provides a day care for the elderly people of Newport, Birdhill, Kilcommon, Rearcross, Ballinahinch, Killoscully and a Meeting place where Administrators, Helpers, and the elderly can help one another with a view to developing a caring community. If you would like to join the senior hurlers and participate, you are invited to complete walks/runs of your own or with your family. You can post your photos / videos  on social media with the go fund me link and #newportroadtocroker and/or you can send a picture to the club PRO on 086 8102691.  We will use it to compile a video at the end of each stage.  If you would like to support this very worthy cause log onto Go Fund Me Page below or you can give your contribution to any of the senior players or executive members. Your support would be really appreciated. https://www.gofundme.com/f/newport-gaa-road-to-croker?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheetthe

25ú Bealtaine

posted 25 May 2020, 13:45 by Denis Floyd   [ updated 25 May 2020, 13:47 ]

The Road To Croker Fundraiser in aid of Newport Day Care Centre: Our Senior hurlers completed the second stage of their Road to Croker Fundraiser by completing the round trip from Newport to Semple Stadium last week covering a distance of 92 Kms.  They have two more stages of their run to complete. The third stage this week will be a return trip to Pairc Ui Chaoimh of 232 Kms.  This will be followed by the final stage of the journey with a return trip to Croke Park of 394 Kms. The 'Road to Croker' fundraiser is to raise money for Newport Day Care Centre, a great local organiation that provides day care for the elderly people of Newport, Birdhill, Kilcommon, Rearcross, Ballinahinch, Killoscully and a meeting place where administrators, helpers and the elderly can help one another, with a view to developing a caring community. If you would like to join the senior hurlers and participate in completing walks/runs of your own or with your family,.you can post your photos / videos  on social media with the go fund me link and #newportroadtocroker, and/or you can send a picture to the club PRO on 086 8102691. We will use it to compile a video at the end of each stage.  If you would like to support this very worthy cause log onto the 'Go Fund Me Page' below or you can give your contribution to any of the senior players or executive members. Your support would be really appreciated. https://www.gofundme.com/f/newport-gaa-road-to-croker?utm_ 

 

 Comhbhrón:  It was with great sadness that the news of the untimely death of Kevin Bourke was received in Newport and the surrounding areas last Wednesday evening. Since his arrival in Newport as a fifteen-year-old, Kevin's outgoing and caring nature endeared him to many, not just among his peers, but also among the wider community. Having lined out with hurling and football teams in Roscrea, he quickly made his mark with his adopted club and went on to win North Tipp championship medals with Newport in Minor Football (2007) and Under 21 football (2010). On behalf of C.L.G. Tulach Sheasta, we extend our deepest sympathies to his mother, Mary, brother, Ruairi, Mary's partner Ger and to the extended Bourke and Barry families. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasal.

18ú Bealtaine

posted 18 May 2020, 15:03 by Denis Floyd

The Road To Croker Fundraiser in aid of Newport Day Care Centre: Our Senior hurlers completed the first stage of their Road to Croker Fundraiser by completing the round trip from Nenagh to Newport last week covering a distance of 46 Kms.  They have three more stages of their run to complete. The second stage this week will be a return trip to Semple Stadium of 92 Kms.  This will be followed by trips to Pairc Uí Chaoímh of 232 Kms and finally to Croke Park 394 Kms. The 'Road to Croker' fundraiser to raise money for Newport Day Care Centre, a great local organisation that provides a day care facility for the elderly people of Newport, Birdhill, Kilcommon, Rearcross, Ballinahinch, Killoscully and a meeting place where Administrators, Helpers, and the elderly can help one another and with a view to developing a caring community. If you would like to join the senior hurlers and participate in completing walks/runs of your own or with your family, you would be most welcome. You can post your photos / videos  on social media with the go fund me link and #newportroadtocroker and/or you can send a picture to the club PRO on 086 8102691. We will use it to compile a video at the end of each stage.  If you would like to support this very worthy cause log onto Go Fund Me Page below or you can give your contribution to any of the senior players or executive members. Your support would be really appreciated. https://www.gofundme.com/f/newport-gaa-road-to-croker?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheetthe

Juvenile Club Training:  Despite the very necessary restrictions imposed on training to protect everyone in our community at this time, the Juvenile Management teams, players and parents have risen to the challenge & embraced technology to continue training each weekend for all our underage groups through the use of Microsoft apps. This has proven to be very successful with almost 150 children training every weekend since the end of March. We would like to sincerely thank all our underage managers who have put a lot of time & effort into organising the sessions & the parents for assisting their children & making it possible for these training sessions to happen.
In the past seven weeks we are running on line training sessions through Microsoft Teams on Fridays for our U8s and U9s and Saturday mornings U7,  U10 and U11 with an average of 20 children per session enjoying the skills and challenges the coaches are setting. 
Our u12s are taking part in a nationwide skills league competition each week which is proving very successful.
Our u14s follow skills videos from Shane Gavin who then sets up 3 individual sessions to review them in small groups practicing the skills each weekend.
Our U16 and minors are getting sessions and skills weekly from their coaches Conor & Odie Floyd and Podge Hogan. They had their 1st online training session this weekend which was a great success.
Our senior hurlers are doing skills videos and challenges for the juvenile groups to use and these are really appreciated.
We are hoping to get U6 parents and kids sessions up and running in the next few weeks and get them practising at home, as this group was due to start just as the lockdown hit. Please follow our Facebook page for details or contact Michael Coffey on 087 9055444 for further details.
The club would like to thank all the coaches and parents for the support they are giving and the kids who are probably practising more than they ever did, but really missing the games and competition, as we all are.  We will continue with these training sessions for the coming weeks and months until it is safe to allow all our players return to our beloved Lacken Park. Our aim is to have our kids still enjoying our games while practising their skills in both hurling and football and that they continue to have contact with their teammates in these extraordinary times.  

Comhbhrón: On behalf of everyone in C.L.G. Tulach Sheasta we extend our deepest sympathy to the Carey & O’Brien families on the recent passing of Patricia Carey (R.I.P.). Ar dheis Lámh Dé go raibh a hanam.

6ú Aibreán

posted 6 Apr 2020, 13:22 by Denis Floyd

Comhbhrón:  Members of Newport GAA Club were saddened to hear of the passing of Harry Ryan last week. Current Club President and a long-time officer and worker, Harry was one of the characters of Newport and his jovial nature endeared him to many. His involvement in running Newport Post Office in recent years brought him into contact with a wide range of people and he was never short of a friendly word or witticism. 
A native of Cappamore, Co. Limerick, Harry had the distinction during his youth of hurling in the Limerick Championship with Jimmy ‘Butler’ Coffey and Paddy Creamer. He came to Newport in 1961 and established himself as a building contractor. He quickly became involved with the GAA club, lining out with Newport teams as a sturdy corner back and then as a selector, club officer and dedicated worker. As club treasurer he kept a tight rein on club finances and was renowned for his meticulous attention to detail and for his ‘minding’ of the club hurleys. He guided the construction of the first dressing rooms at Lacken Park. He is probably best remembered for his involvement in the marquees in Newport in the early 1970’s. Tales of his dealings with various Showbands, Cully’s Carnival, Traders with Chip Vans or members of the public that tried to gain free access, became legendary.
Harry also had a long involvement in the greyhound industry and was a familiar sight for many decades walking his dogs on the roads around Newport. 
Harry Ryan received a Sean Ghael award from Tipperary GAA in 2011. 
Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasal.

16th March

posted 16 Mar 2020, 07:54 by Denis Floyd

Covid-19 : Tulach Sheasta GAA Club has played a major role in the lives of people in Newport for generations and also in the lives of the many new families that have chosen to make their home in Newport and become valued members of both our club and wider community.  While our facilities may be closed and training suspended for all age groups, we are still very much a part of the community and are available to help anyone that needs our assistance in any way or at any time throughout this difficult and worrying time for everybody. Whether that be having shopping delivered to your home or a local organisation or business that needs to get a message out to the Community of Newport please feel free to contact our Chairman James Collins on 087 2310229, email our secretary at secretary.newport.tipperary@gaa.ie or send a message to our facebook page. 
We encourage everybody in our Community to follow the HSE guidelines in relation to Covid-19 and together as a community we will win this battle.

9ú Marta

posted 9 Mar 2020, 07:56 by Denis Floyd

Iomáint Sinsir: Hard luck to our Senior Hurlers who lost out to Drom & Inch in their opening League game last Sunday in the County Hurling League on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-12. Their next game is away to Killenaule  this Sunday with an 11:30 AM start.

Mionúir:  Hard luck to our minor footballers who lost their opening game in the North Championship to Silvermines last Sunday. They are due to play Kilruane MacDonaghs in their next game this Sunday in Lacken Park @ 11:45 AM.

Faoi 14’s : Well done to our Under 14 Footballers who recorded a good win over Kilruane MacDonaghs  in the North Quarter Final of the Féile Peil 'A' competition last Saturday in Ardcroney. They play Inane Rovers in the North Semi Final on April 5th
Their next game is away to Roscrea in the North Féile 'B' Hurling competition this Saturday.  

Scór Sinsir: Congratulations to all our competitors who took part in the Senior County Final of Scór last Saturday evening. We had two winners on the night with Siobhan Egan winning the Solo singing and our Leiriu (Novelty Act) cast of Pádraic Kennedy, Paraic Kennedy, Tom McCabe, Cathriona O’Brien, Lily O’Grady, Carol O’Hora, John Tuohey and director Mary Browne-Ryan also taking county honours for the second year in a row. They now go on to represent Tipperary in the Muntser Final due to be held in  Cappamore Community Centre on March 28th. Well done also to James Collins who took part in the Recitation with a piece entitled   'Old Cully Bog'  written by Michael Collins.  Well done also to our Quiz Team of Paraic Kennedy, Rosemary Ryan, Anna Riordan &  Tom McGlinchey who missed out on All Ireland Final qualification by a single point.

Comhbhrón: The death has occurred of the late Josie Bradley R.I.P., mother of Patrick, Michael, Sean, Ger, Mary White and Siobhan McDonnell. On behalf of everyone in C.L.G. Tulach Sheasta we'd like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Bradley family. Ar dheis Lámh Dé go raibh a hanam.

 

2nd March

posted 2 Mar 2020, 04:13 by Denis Floyd

County Hurling League: Best of luck to our senior hurlers in their opening match in the county hurling league v Drom & Inch which is due to be played in Lacken Park this  Sunday @ 11:30 AM.  

County Senior Scór Final takes place this Saturday evening in Newport Community Centre commencing @ 8:00 PM, with the question time commencing @ 7:00 PM.

Scór na bPáistí Area Final: Well done to all our competitors who took part in the North Area Final in Newport Community Centre last Sunday. We would like to congratulate the following who qualified for the North A & B Finals to be held on March 22nd  and March 13th respectively:
Recitation: Tom McCabe qualified for the A Final. 
Instrumental Music Group of Stephen O Brien, David Rowland, Darragh McGrath, Liam Coffey & Brian McCabe  qualified for the A Final, with Emma Shanahan & Moya McKeogh qualifying for the B Final. Question Time: Aimee Cusack, James Long, Hollie Keating & Cillian Healy qualified for the B Final. 
The Ballad Group of Cormac Troy, Jack Landers, Darragh Healy, James Long & Andrew Coffey qualified for the A final, with the group of
Freya Jones, Chloe McCarthy, Aimee Cusack, Jessica O’Neill & Emily Humphries qualifying for the B Final.

24th February

posted 24 Feb 2020, 03:51 by Denis Floyd

Minors:  Best of luck to our Minor Footballers in their  North Tipp Championship match v Portroe which is due to be played on Sunday 1st March in Lacken Park at 12.30pm.

Scór na bPáistí Area Final is on in Newport Community Centre this Sunday March 1st @ 1:00 PM. It promises to be a great afternoon’s entertainment with children from Newport, Ballina, Portroe, Ballinahinch, Burgess, Killadangan, Kilruane McDonaghs, Borrisokane, Roscrea and Inane Rovers participating.  We would like to wish the following representing Newport the very best of luck in their competitions:
Solo Singing : Cormac Troy & Jack Landers. 
Ballad Groups: Group 1 of  Cormac Troy, Jack Landers, Darragh Healy, James Long & Andrew Coffey and Group 2 of Freya Jones, Chloe Mc Carthy, Aimee Cusack, Jessica O’Neill & Emily Humphreys.  
Recitation: Tom McCabe & Leah Molloy.
Instrumental Music Groups: Group 1 of Stephen O’Brien, David Rowland, Liam Coffey, Darragh McGrath & Brian McCabe and Group 2 of Emma Shanahan & Moya McKeogh. 
Quiz Teams: Team 1 of Andrew Coffey, Jack Landers, Cormac Troy & Sarah Clarke. Team 2 of Aimee Cusack, James Long, Hollie Keane & Cillian Healy.

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Evening will take place in St Mary’s Secondary School on this Wednesday Feb 26th @ 7:30 PM. Speakers on the night will include John Leahy, Tipperary Hurling Legend, HSE Drug & Alcohol Addiction Counsellor & Garda Padraig Sutton who has worked in The Garda Drugs Unit for the past 11 years in Limerick. This is open to both adults & children aged 13 years and over. All children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent / guardian. Donation of €5 per adult. Children under 18 are free.

Sympathy: The death has occurred of the late Dan Ahern R.I.P. , father of Niamh O'Mahony. On behalf of everyone at C.L.G. Tulach Sheasta we extend our deepest sympathy to Niamh, Conor and the Ahern family. Ar dheis Lámh Dé go raibh a anam.

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