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1st Feb 2013

posted 1 Feb 2013, 03:38 by Newport Gaa   [ updated 1 Feb 2013, 03:51 ]
Scór Success
Pride of place this week goes to our Munster Champions - the Scór na nÓg Ballad Group who took the honours in Mallow last Sunday. Congatulations to Conor, Lorna, Kealan, Ciara and Brian on a wonderful achievement, well deserved and the culmination of many yearst of endeavour.  They now go on to the All Ireland Final in Derry on Feb 22nd.
(Picture shows the group after receiving the cup and trophies from Robert Frost, Munster Council Vice Chairman and Jim Enright, Chairman Scór na Mumhan).
Commiserations to the Instrumental Musicians (Ellen, Brian, Ciara, Lorna and Kealan) who were pipped by just one point in the their quest to make it a Munster double.
 
GAA PLAN
The work behind the compilation of the five-year plan for Newport GAA has now begun in earnest following the highly successful forum held recently. Five key areas have now been clearly identified as the objectives to be assessed and working groups have already began to consolidate all the information gathered.
Chairpersons who have now been appointed to coordinate the five key topics are as follows: Administration - Mary Bourke; Finance - John Hogan; Facilities - James Flanagan; Games - Ger Bradley and Shane Gavin and Communications - John Delaney. These groups will now meet over the coming weeks with a view to making a final submission to the club by mid February.
 
Youth Forum
Meanwhile the views of the youth in the area are also being lobbied and a special Youth Forum will take place this Sunday February 3 at the clubrooms, Lacken Park, Newport at 5 pm.
The forum is being organised by the Transition Years students at St Mary's Secondary School, Newport and over the coming days they will be seeking views from all the players from 14 to 18 years age group including the views of the Camogie and Handball Clubs. These views will also feed into the Club Plan 

Boxing
The club has announced that their main fundraiser planned for this year will be a "White Collar Boxing" night. Plans are now gathering momentum and the event will be formally launched on this Saturday night, February 2, at The Coopers, Birdhill. 
Several of the adult players are believed to have commenced secret training in preparation for an encounter with their nearest neighbours Ballinahinch in the event. All will be revealed over the coming weeks.

Training

All our teams are now preparing to get back on the field for the 2013 season. Weather permitting, the clubs Under 16s will make a welcome return to the field this Friday night when football training is scheduled to begin.

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