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7ú Meán Fomhair

posted 7 Sept 2020, 12:49 by CLG Tulach Sheasta

Faoi 12: It was an historic day for Newport GAA when our Under12 'A' hurling team beat Borrisoleigh in a thrilling North Final in Dolla. This is the first ever U12A title for the club. It was a tight match the whole way through. Newport got the first score of the game through a Conor McLoughlin free. Borrisoleigh replied with a free of their own to level it up before a Cormac Shanahan point put Newport back in front. Borrisoleigh got the next two scores to leave them ahead by one point at the first water break. Conor McLoughlin levelled it up again with a 65 soon after the water break. Newport then edged their way in front with a further two points from Cormac Shanahan and Ollie Roche also got on the score sheet to put Newport two points up coming to the half time break. Borrisoleigh came back again though and reduced the lead to one again just before the break. Borrisoleigh levelled things up soon after half time. The crucial score of the match came just before the second water break when Cormac Shanahan found the back of the net to give Newport the lead 1-6 to 0-6. The Newport lads were determined to drive on and make history at this stage. They increased the lead with another Cormac Shanahan point soon after the restart. Borrisoleigh were not giving up though and reduced the deficit to a goal when they pointed soon after Newport’s score. In the last few minutes there was some heroic defending from the Newport boys, Luke McIntyre in goal made some vital stops. Kevin Fitzpatrick and Cathal McNamara were outstanding in the full back line. There was some great clearances from our half back line of Ryan O’Donnell and Conor McLoughlin. Our midfield duo of Charlie Tobin and Harry Noone were up and down the pitch all day. The work rate of Ollie Roche and Colm Ryan was vital on the day and up front Ben Morgan and Cormac Shanahan never gave the Borrisoleigh backs a moment's rest. The fresh legs and energy provided by Micheál Shanahan and Harry McKeogh when they came on for the second half was a huge factor in getting the team over the line in the end. Borrisoleigh fought to the very end and can be proud of their performance. Well done to the Newport lads who did their club proud on this historic first ever U12A North title. This team reached the U12C final last year in football and hurling and were determined to go one better this year at 'A' level. They now go on to compete for a county title later in the month. Best of luck in that boys and congratulations on a superb performance.

 Iomáint Sinsir:  Hard luck to our Senior Hurlers who came up just short in the County Semi Final v Mullinahone in Semple Stadium on Saturday on a scoreline of 1-22 to 1-21.  We would like to sincerely thank the Manager Tom Moylan, Coach Joe Quaid, the rest of the management team and most especially the players for all the effort they put in this year in training and on the field of play. While you may not have won any silverware, you did both yourselves, your families and club proud and you brought a lot of joy to the people of the parish in what has been a difficult year for many.

Iomáint Shóisireach :  Hard luck to our Junior Hurlers who lost out to Portroe in their final group match in Lacken Park on Friday evening on a scoreline of 2-11 to 0-12. Despite this defeat they have qualified for the North Semi Final which will be played on this Saturday 12th with the opposition yet to be confirmed.

Mionúir: We would like to wish our Minor Footballers the best of luck in their opening championship match V Kilruane MacDonaghs which is due to be played this Saturday in Cloughjordan @ 2:30PM.

Faoi 16: Our Under 16 hurlers played Ballinahinch /Templederry in the North Plate Final on this Monday evening. An impressive first half display laid the groundwork for a good 3-18 to 3-11 victory, just reward for their endeavours over the past few months. Well done to players and management.

Faoi 14: Hard luck to our Under 14 Group 'B' Team who despite a heroric performance lost out to Lorrha in the North Semi Final last Thursday evening on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-10 after extra time. We would like to thank both the players and the management team for all their efforts throughout the year. Attention will now turn to the football championship which will be commencing shortly. 

Crannchur Thiobraid Árann : The Tipperary Draw is back again with over €500K in prizes to be won in 11 draws over 8 months from Sept. 2020 to April 2020. The first draw takes place on Sept 18th with €65,000 in prizes up for grabs including two cars. There will be a car plus € 25,000 in prizes to be won every three weeks after the first draw. If you would like to join the draw, please contact Martin Kennedy on 086 1970583 or any committee member. 

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