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11th January 2012

posted 13 Jan 2012, 07:21 by Denis Floyd   [ updated 13 Jan 2012, 07:37 ]

Scór na nÓg:

Congratulations to our Instrument Music group who have qualified for the Munster Final in Cappoquin on Sunday, 29th January. Members of the group are Lorna Floyd, Brian McAuliffe, Ciara Floyd, Ellen Gorman and Kealan Floyd. They will face opponents from Cork, Limerick and Kerry in the final. The Munster Final is an all ticket affair and tickets must be booked in advance. Contact Anthony Floyd asap, if interested.
Scór na bPáistí:
The parish final of Scór na bPaistí was held in Birdhill Community Hall on Sunday evening. While the   number of entries was small, the overall standard was very good, with a good team now heading to Templederry on 20th January to represent the club in the Area Final. Best of luck to all concerned and thanks to all the parents and mentors for their continued work in promoting Scór activities. Thanks to the Birdhill Hall Committee for the use of their premises and to Maura and Marian Neville for judging on the night and providing their informative and constructive feedback.  The North Final of Scór na bPáistí will be held in the Newport Community Centre on Friday, 3rd February.
Senior Scór:
Preparations need to get underway for the County Semi Final which will be held in Tipperary Town on 25th February. Anyone interested in entering an event at this level should make their intentions known to any member of the Senior Committee.
Juvenile Presentation: 
Another successful season was marked for the young Newport GAA enthusiasts with the annual awards and presentation event last weekend.   The wrap up for 2011 was also an opportunity for the leaders and team managers to encourage a continuation of the effort in 2012 with an even greater enthusiasm to achieve greater heights on the playing fields and have more success, and more silverware to celebrate at the end of the year.

   Present at the Community Centre, Newport to encourage the young players forward was Tipperary Senior County hurler, Padraic Maher who had some enlightening words for the youth.  He stressed the importance of keeping up their training and listening to, and taking heed of, the advice from their leaders if they are to improve their skills at the game.  He also told them the importance of their club as the training ground for all players. By following the advice which they are given and concentrating on their training, there is the potential that some of them may have the honour of wearing the county jersey which is a great achievement for any player.  While it is a great honour to play for their county and an occasion which they will always remember if they are fortunate enough to be on a team that wins an All Ireland title, but for the majority of the players the success which they achieve at club level is rated among the most important in their lives.

   An innovation of the club to present all young players with a scroll to acknowledge that they were a member of the team in 2011 has given a new importance to the event for the enthusiasts.  
Under 6's and Under 8's with Shane Gavin & Padraig Maher 
The U6 squad who were presented with their scrolls by All Star Padraic Maher and Team Manager Shane Gavin were the youngest recipients. The U12 years squad were presented with a sliotar by All Star Padraic Maher and their team manager Tom Mulryan.
   Under 12 players with Padraig Maher and Tom Mulryan
The U13 and U14 squad with team manager Anthony Floyd and Team Mentor James Flanagan were also honoured.
All Star Padraic Maher then presented the U13 'A' Winners Shield to team captain, Jack Delahunty and the winners medals to all the U13 Squad.
Under 13's and 14's with Padraig Maher and team mentors James Flanagan and Anthony Floyd 
Conor Floyd receives his award as
Newport Player of the Year from
Padraig Maher