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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.