2020 News

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.

18th February

posted 18 Feb 2020, 06:11 by Denis Floyd

Minors: The minor footballers  1st round North Tipp Championship match v Silvermines last Sunday morning was cancelled due to weather conditions. We would like to wish them the best of luck in their the North Football championship match  v Kilruane MacDonaghs  which is due to be played this Sunday in Cloughjordan  @ 11.45 AM.

Scór na bPáistí Parish Final took  place in Birdhill Hall last Saturday evening. We would like to congratulate all the children who took part in all of the competitions and wish the following the best of luck who have qualified to represent Newport in the area final which is due to be held in Newport Community Centre on Sunday March 1st:
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: 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. 
We would like to thank Hugh Sweeney of Sweeney’s Circle K Service Station for their kind sponsorship of the Scór na bPáistí competition & to Birdhill Hall committee for the use of their hall.

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Evening will take place in St Mary’s Secondary School on Wednesday Feb 26th @ 7:30 PM. Speakers on the night will include John Leahy, Tipperary Hurling Legend, HSE Drug & Alcohol Addiction Counsellor & Garda Padraigh 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 age 18 must be accompanied by a parent / guardian. Donation of € 5 per adult. Children under age 18 are free.

Sympathy: The club wishes to extended our deepest sympathies to Joe Brennan & the extended Brennan family on the recent passing of Joe’s brother Robert Brennan (RIP). Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

10th February

posted 10 Feb 2020, 07:10 by Denis Floyd

Membership: As the new season gets under way membership is now due. The rates for the 2020 season are as follows: Non-Playing Adult €25, Single Child/Student €50, Adult Player €70, Family Package A €125 (1 Non-Playing Adult and Children under 18 (no limit), Family Package B €140 (2 Non-Playing Adults and Children under 18 (no limit). The €200 Package includes entry in Tipperary Draw & Club Lotto for 12 Months & Membership for 1 Non-Playing adult.  Members also have the option of joining the Club Lotto or the Tipperary Draw for € 100 for the year.

Juvenile Club Registration evening: There was a large attendance at the Juvenile Club’s annual presentation evening held last Sunday evening in Newport Community Centre.
The chairman Oliver Kennedy welcomed everyone to the evening & thanked them for making the effort to turn out despite the terrible weather. He thanked all the coaches in the club for all the time & effort they give each week in coaching the over 250 children involved in the club. He also thanked our Development Officer James Flanagan for all of the work he has put in developing the excellent facilities that we have available in our club. Special guest on the night Sean O'Brien then made a presentation to all of the players in each group from under 6’s up to under 14’s. The under 11 hurlers were also presented with their North 'A' Plate winners medals & the under 14 Hurlers were presented with their North 'B' Féile Hurling winners medals. The chairman then announced that Niall Duffy was the winner of the Juvenile player of the year award. This was a well deserved award for Niall who has been a true leader both on & off the pitch and has been a member of both  North & County teams from under 14 & is currently a member of the Tipperary Minor Football Panel. The chairman then made a presentation to Sean O'Brien on behalf of the club & congratulated him for his part in helping Tipperary to All Ireland success last year & for all the help he has given to the club in the past. He then wished both Sean & all of our teams the very best of luck for the year ahead.

Minors: We would like to wish our minor footballers the best of luck in their opening game in the North Football championship v Silvermeines which is due to be played this Saturday in Lacken Park @ 12:30PM.

Under 12’s: We would like to wish our under 12 footballers the best of luck in their opening games in the North Football championship which are due to be played this Saturday.

North Tipp Development Squads : Newport were well represented on North Tipperary Hurling teams playing in inter-divisional tournaments last weekend.  Shane Flanagan & Damien O Brien were members of the Under 14  Panel in the Peadar Cummins Tournament v South Tipp. James and Brian Tobin were on the Under 15 Panel in the Roger Ryan Tournament V Mid Tipp and  Lee Ryan was on the Under 16 team that played in the Garda Cup v Mid Tipp. We would like to wish them all the best of luck in the remaining rounds of their respective competitions.

Scór na bPáistí Parish Final takes place in Birdhill Hall on this Saturday Feb 15th @ 5:00 PM. Entries will be accepted on the evening in competitions for Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Recitation/Story telling, Novelty Act,  Figure Dancing, Set Dancing, Sean- Nós Dancing, Instrumental Music Group, Question time.  For further information please contact Anthony Floyd on 086 8070182.

Sympathy: It is with saddened hearts that we learned of the passing of the late Martin Bonfield  R.I.P., husband of Mary, father of  Fiona, Maria, Martina & Eoin.  On behalf of everyone in C.L.G. Tulach Sheasta we extend our deepest sympathy to the Bonfield family on their sad loss. Martin was a  native of Ballinahinch, with whom he won a North Tipp Junior Hurling championship in 1971. On moving to Newport, he became deeply involved in many aspects of community life in his adopted parish, initially with the Athletic Club and later with a host of local organisations. His involvement with Newport GAA Club was wide and varied, acting as selector and manager of numerous under-age and adult teams, serving as Development Officer and Committee member, helping with improvements at Lacken Park and supporting teams of all grades. His family continued Martin's legacy of involvement in the club, daughter Fiona being a former secretary and son Eoin a valued player and team mentor. His presence will be sorely missed.  Ar dheis Lámh Dé go raibh a anam.

3rd February

posted 3 Feb 2020, 13:20 by Denis Floyd

Membership: As the new season gets under way membership is now due. The rates for the 2020 season are as follows: Non-Playing Adult €25; Single Child/Student €50; Adult Player €70; Family Package A €125 (1 Non-Playing Adult and Children under 18 (no limit); Family Package B €140 (2 Non-Playing Adults and Children under 18 (no limit). The €200 Package includes entry in Tipperary Draw & club lotto for 12 Months & Membership for 1 Non playing adult.  Members also have the option of joining the Club Lotto or the Tipperary Draw for € 100 for the year.

Juvenile Club Registration evening will be held on this Sunday February 9th in the Community Centre from 5:00 to 6:00 PM and will be followed by our annual presentation ceremony. We look forward to welcoming back all our players from last year and are especially excited to meet all our new players for the coming season.

Seamus O Riain Cup: Newport have been drawn in Group 3 of The Seamus O’Riain Cup with Mullinahone, Clonakenny & Sean Treacys.

North Senior Hurling Championship: Newport received a bye in the 1st round of the North Senior Hurling Championship. The 1st round is due to be played on the weekend of March 28/29th.

County Hurling League is due to commence on the weekend of March 8th with Newport playing in Division 2.

Under 12’s hurlers played their first matches of the year on Sunday against Ballyboden in a blitz hosted by Ballina GAA.  The lads played three different Ballyboden teams. There was some great hurling played on a cold morning. Thanks to Ballyboden for travelling down and also thanks to Ballina for hosting. Thanks to the parents of Newport and Ballina teams for providing all the food after the matches. Thanks to Shane Gavin for refereeing the matches. 

Scór na bPáistí  parish final takes place in Birdhill Hall on Saturday Feb 15th @ 5:00 PM. Entries will be accepted on the evening in competitions for Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Recitation/Story telling , Novelty Act,  Figure Dancing, Set Dancing, Sean-Nós dancing, Instrumental Music Group & Question Time.  For further information please contact Anthony Floyd on 086 8070182.  

GAA National Draw Tickets: A big thank you to all those who have returned their National Club Draw Tickets to date. We would appreciate if those who haven't returned tickets could return them to Martin Kennedy immediately. Your support is greatly appreciated. You can contact Martin Kennedy on 086 1970583.

Sympathy: It is with saddened hearts that we learned of the passing of the late Tommy Moylan R.I.P., husband of Mary, father of Moira (O'Meara), Thomas and Eamon. On behalf of everyone in C.L.G. Tulach Sheasta we extend our deepest sympathy to the Moylan family on their sad loss. Tommy Moylan was a loyal and lifelong supporter of Newport and Tipperary teams, seldom missing a match involving club or county. In his playing days he lined out with Mulcaire Rovers teams during the 1950's and served on the committee of that club in its final years before disbandment. He was involved in the development of Newport Juvenile Club and followed the fortunes of local teams in all grades. Quiet-spoken but engaging, Tommy was always ready to converse on any GAA-related topic and was never slow in expressing an opinion on the issues of the day. His presence will be sorely missed at games across the country.  Ar dheis Lámh Dé go raibh a anam.

27th January

posted 27 Jan 2020, 04:43 by Denis Floyd

Membership: As the new season gets under way, membership is now due. The rates for the 2020 season are as follows: Non-Playing Adult €25; Single Child/Student €50; Adult Player €70; Family Package A €125 (1 Non-Playing Adult and Children under 18 (no limit); Family Package B €140 (2 Non-Playing Adults and Children under 18 (no limit). The €200 Package includes entry into the  Tipperary Draw & Club Lotto for 12 Months & Membership for 1 Non-playing adult.  Members also have the option of joining the Club Lotto or the Tipperary Draw for €100 for the year.

Juvenile Club Registration evening will be held on Sunday February 9th in the Community Centre from 5:00 to 6:00 PM and will be followed by our annual presentation ceremony. We look forwared to welcoming back all our players from last year and are especially excited to meet all our new players for the coming season.

GAA National Draw Tickets: We would appreciate if you could return tickets to Martin Kennedy as soon as possible. This is a great fundraiser for the club as all proceeds from the sale of tickets stay in the Club. Your support would be greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Martin Kennedy on 086 1970583.

Sympathy: The club wishes to extended deepest sympathies to Joe Brennan & the extended Brennan family on the recent passing of Joe’s sister Eileen Murphy (née Brennan). Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.

20th January

posted 20 Jan 2020, 06:29 by Denis Floyd

All Ireland Club Senior Hurling Final: Well done Borrisoleigh on another huge effort last Sunday. You gave it absolutely everything with some great individual performances. You came up just short on the day but can be very proud of your performances both on Sunday & throughout the year. You did both your club & county proud & will be an inspiration to other clubs of what can be achieved.

Adjourned AGM which as postponed last week takes place in the Clubhouse this Wednesday January 22nd @ 8:00 PM. All are welcome.

GAA National Draw Tickets: Please support the GAA National Club Draw. Tickets are available from any committee member or team manager up to Jan 31st at a cost of €10 each.  The 1st prize is  a Renault Clio and there are many more fantastic prizes including All Ireland Hurling & Football Final packages to be won.This is a great fundraiser for the club as all proceeds from the sale of tickets stay in the Club. Your support would be greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Martin Kennedy on 086 1970583.

Congratulations: to Tom McGlinchey & the Tipperary under-20 footballers who won the Andrew Corden Cup v Carlow on a scoreline of  Tipperary 1-12 Carlow 0-13

Sympathy: The club wishes to extended our symapthies to the family of the late Eamonn Rainsford (RIP) of Murroe. Eamonn transferred from Murroe in 1984 and continued to hurl with Newport until the end of the decade, winning a North Tipp Junior medal in 1988. His strong, bustling style at full forward made him a formidable opponent for defences. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

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