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16th June

posted 23 Jun 2014, 13:18 by Newport Gaa   [ updated 23 Jun 2014, 13:56 ]

Schools Tournament:

Lacken Park was a hive of activity last Thursday for the annual Boys School Tournament. Eight teams participated with Birdhill fielding two teams while schools from Newport, Boher, Rearcross, Ballinahinch, Youghalarra & Portroe made up

the remainder. Ballinahinch looked impressive from the word go, making it through to the final with some very impressive teamwork and hurling throughout. Youghalarra were also impressive coming through to the final but from the throw in Ballinahinch took control and showing great determination ran out comprehensive winners 4-5 to 0-1 in the end.

The Shield Final between Newport and Portroe proved a different matter with both

sides deadlocked 2-3 each after extra time while the players wanted a shootout, teachers from both schools decided that sportsmanship should prevail and both schools will share the trophy for the coming year.

It was a great day the weather was glorious Lacken Pk was in pristine condition thanks to James Flanagan and his team. A very special thanks to Newport Juvenile Club for sponsoring the event to Sean O’Brien for sorting out the portable goals and to Padraig Tobin & Tom McGlinchey who were the referees. Also many thanks to our diligent scorekeeper Michael Quigley, Cecil Ryan, Alfie O’Brien, Rosemary Ryan, Tricia Gibson and all the U16’s who showed up to help. Well done to Mr. Skehane

and Mr McCormack who once again organized a great day for the school Unfortunately Mr Skehane was unable to attend due to a family illness but he had the groundwork done and the day was regarded as tremendous success by all the schools who participated.

 

Youth Congress:

Six Transition Year Students from St. Mary’s represented Tipperary as Youth Ambassadors to the National Youth Forum held in Croke Park last Saturday. Cian

Flanagan, Kealin Floyd, Kevin Connolly, Caroline Mullaney, Miriam Moroney and Christina Hayes thoroughly enjoyed the experience of representing the County and meeting other young people from all over the country to discuss what they see as the most important issues they would like to see the GAA focus on. They had the pleasure of chatting to Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan and GAA President Liam O’Neill who both addressed the conference. All six will return to Croke Park in the Autumn to receive feedback from Headquarters on how the organization will

implement the concerns of the younger members of the association. They will also write a report on the forum for the County Board and present it to County Youth Officer Nicholas Moroney in the coming weeks.

 

Car Wash:

Thanks to everyone who supported our Car Wash on Saturday last which was a great success and many thanks to Hugh Sweeny for use of his premises.

 

Well Done

Congrats to Laura Brennan and Eileen Keating who won medals in the Special Olympics last weekend.



County "Poc Fada" Finals 2014
The county finals of the Long Puck will take place on Saturday 28th June. The finals will take place on The Galtee Mountains, in an effort to replicate the national finals on the Cooley Mountains.   A challenging but manageable course will be set out in this historic and scenic location. Competitors will "trek the Galtee mountains" over a course of approx 3 km from start to finish. They will have to conquer heather, ditches, ravines in as few pucks as possible. Last year in searing heat the honours went to Toomevara, in the adult, and Sean Treacys in the U16. Thanks are extended to the Aherlow GAA Club and to the local Hill Walkers of Lisvernane for their assistance in the event. Thanks also to the local farming community for use of the land and course area. Special thanks to Pat and Michael Moroney who set out the course. We encourage as many as possible to enter the event and do battle for the honour of Tipperary Long Puck Champion 2014. Entries for the adult competition can be given to County Secretary Tim Floyd 087-2591747 or to Dinny Maher County Games Manager 086-3551830.
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