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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.

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