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23rd September

posted 23 Sept 2013, 14:44 by Denis Floyd

Under 16
Our U16 hurlers participated in an epic battle with Nenagh in the semi final of the U16A championship last week. It began on Mon last in Dolla when both teams contributed to a dramatic draw after normal time and with light fading fast, the game went to extra time. The extra period failed to separate the teams and both went home relieved that they had another opportunity to progress. Then on Saturday last we travelled to Templederry for a high noon throw in for the replay. Newport began well, then conceded two soft goals to allow Nenagh back. Two points separated the teams at half time but when the second half recommenced, Nenagh scored six points without reply. To their credit, Newport never faltered and battled to the end scoring a great goal from a 65 dropping ball. Final score Newport 4-14 Nenagh 2-19, a one point win for Newport. This all means that we have deservedly qualified for the North Final against Kilruane next weekend. Kilruane will be hot favourites having beaten us well earlier this year, but Newport have had a much more challenging route to the final having played all their pool games and the drawn semi final which might work in our favour. The final is on this weekend, date & venue TBC.

Newport Intermediates rounded off a fantastic day for the club with a thrilling one point win over Arravale Rovers also on Saturday in the County Quarter final. This means we have now qualified for the County semi against Moyne-Templetouhy at The Ragg on Sunday at 12 noon.

A night at the dogs
We have organised a fundraising cum social night for Friday November 1st at Limerick Greyhound Stadium in the guise of a night at the dogs. This should be a great night for all the family and admission tickets are available from any committee member. We are also selling "Nominators" whereby for €50 you can buy a dog for the night. Should your dog win the race you will then enter in a grand draw for €200 and dinner for two.

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