Our Juvenile players have mad a welcome return to the outdoors with the U14's football training on Sunday afternoons with manager Tom Mulryan. They have no time to spare as they are out in the Feile Hurling on 23rd February v Kildangan.
Meanwhile, our U16 footballers with manager Anthony Floyd have also begun in earnest as many of our squad are involved with the North Tipp Divisional U15 & U16 squads each Saturday in Dolla. Their first championship action will be on March 23rd when they will host Nenagh.
Our U12 footballers will play in Group 2 this year and manager Allon Flynn will have them outdoors very soon.
Scór na nÓg:
Newport hosted the North Area final of the Scór na nÓg on Friday last and whilst there wasn’t any local success, a great night entertainment was had by all. All attention will now focus on our Ballad Group who, following their fantastic Munster Final win, will travel to Derry on February 23rd to represent Newport, Tipperary and Munster in the All Ireland Final. Best of luck to all concerned especially the singers including Brian McAuliffe, Conor, Kealan, Ciara and Lorna Floyd. Newport would also like to wish Templederry and Sean Treacys continued success also as they too will represent Munster.
A special "Youth Form" was organised by the transition year students from St Mary's Secondary School and all the young players from the GAA, Camogie and Handball Clubs were invited to participate. The forum began with a highly informative talk from Pat Mulcahy on the topic of Substance Abuse amongst teenagers. It then continued to discuss all ideas put forward by the young players as to how they perceive that Newport GAA should develop over the next five years. These ideas will now be collated and presented to the senior committee for inclusion in the overall plan.
Former Tipperary goalkeeper Ken Hogan rounded off the forum with a keynote speech on how the young members should develop within the club and community. Ken captivated the audience recalling tales of his own experiences as he progressed from being a young Lorrha juvenile GAA player to becoming an All Ireland All Star winning goalkeeper. Most importantly Ken relayed how he recovered from disappointments throughout his playing career as he recalled one remarkable defeat when Tipp were beaten by Westmeath in a league game in 1986 and having the resilience to rebound the following year and embark on a glorious career winning two All Irelands soon after.
Well done to all involved, especially the youth's committee of Michael Quigley, Liam Duffy, Daniel Delaney and chairman Conor Floyd. Special thanks to Pat Mulcahy and Ken Hogan for taking the time out to speak to the youth and to schools liaison officer Cora Moroney for convening the forum.
In training for Newport GAA Club are Kieran O'Sullivan, Thomas Smalle, Billy Jones, Aoife Shinnors, Blaine Lenihan, Vincent Moloney, Martin Ryan, Dinny Ryan, Eoin Bonfield, Jacko Coffey, Aidan Moloney, Paudge Hogan, Margaret Hickey, Dave Hickey, Paul O'Gorman and Mark Harrington.
The Ballinahinch GAA panel who commenced training are Paddy Kelly, Liam Murphy, Kevin Mulcahy, Mairead Berkery/Hickey, James Younge, John Paul O'Sullivan, Philip Kelly, Philip Collins, Stephen Carroll, Donncha McGrath, Pat Crowe, Jimmy Jones, Maria Moloney, Shane Healy, Liam McGrath and Eoin Kelly.
The evening being planned for the boxing ring at the Ormond Hotel, Nenagh on March 16 is being organised under the banner of While Collar Boxing, a professionally run operation, which offers participating groups the opportunity to raise some funding in the process of having an evening of entertainment for their supporters.
Tickets for the evening, which will get under way at 7.30pm on Saturday March 16, are now going on sale.
Members of Newport and Ballinahinch GAA clubs discuss plans for the 'Kings of Keeper', Michael Gleeson, John Ryan, •Pat Jones, Pat Brennan, Joe Fitzgerald•and Liam Jones.
Margaret Hickey watches on as two of the contestants for the 'Kings of Keeper' Mairead Berkery/Hickey and Aoife Shinnors put their boxing skills to the test.
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