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11th August

posted 4 Aug 2014, 13:37 by Newport Gaa   [ updated 11 Aug 2014, 04:57 ]
Pat Duffy.
It was with profound sadness that we learned of the untimely death of our coaching officer Pat Duffy RIP on Sunday morning last. Pat was in the process of developing a comprehensive coaching plan for the club and always showed enthusiasm and energy when discussing coaching and mentoring of our players.
We were extremely fortunate to have someone of the calibre of Pat, an internationally renowned expert in the field of sports coaching, committed to improving the skills of the players and mentors. He will be greatly missed by us all.
To his family and friends we extend our deepest sympathies.  Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Under 10
Newport under 10's played Ballina in two very competitive games in Lacken Park last Thursday. We would like to thank all the players and mentors for their efforts.
Our Under 6's played their first blitz last week in Ballina. On the night we played Ballina and Portroe in both codes. We put in some great performances and all the efforts in training could be seen. Well done to all concerned.

 Under 16
Our hurlers got their first win of the campaign at home to Kildangan on Monday last. We got off to a flying start and led by 1-11 to 0-2 at half time. Kildangan came back strong and closed the gap to two points but Newport produced a late rally with with 2 points to secure victory. Our next game is this Wednesday away to Roscrea and a win is required.

 Minor Hurling.
Our hurlers recorded another win against Borrisoleigh on Thursday last. This was a tough encounter in Templederry. Newport were forced to dig deep to win this one and 1-3 from Pa Ryan helped. Conor Hickey and Rob Houlihan were majestic in defence, while when needed, captain Conor Floyd produced a brilliant performance to steer us home to victory. We now have 4 wins from 4 so should qualify for the semi finals. We have Toomevara left to play.

Duck Race.
The juvenile club are running their annual duck race on Friday Sept 5th. You can buy a duck for €5 from any committee member. Prizes include 2 all Ireland hurling tickets and a signed Tipp jersey. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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