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7th July

posted 7 Jul 2014, 13:36 by Newport Gaa
Minors.
Our hurlers play Roscrea this Wed evening at 7.30pm in Toomevara in the second round of the championship. There will be no more home fixtures in this competition as decided by the board.

Under 16 footballers.
Hard luck to our U16 footballers Newport Gaels, who were beaten by Clonmel Commercials in the County 'A' Football Final last Wednesday night in Dundrum. Clonmel had us on the back foot from the start and took command of the game. Newport came more into it but found scores hard to come by. Clonmel led by 0-8 to 0-3 at half time. The second half was fairly even for the first 10 mins but 2 quick goals from Clonmel killed the game as a contest. Newport battled away to the end but ended up losing by 2-12 to 1-5. This was Clonmel's 6th title in a row.

Munster U16 Football.
We had a good representation on the County U16 Football team that won the Munster Tournament held in Limerick last Saturday. Jack Delahunty captained the side to victory and was ably assisted by Kevin Connolly, Cian Flanagan, Kealan Floyd and Cory Mooney while Cormac McGrath from Ballinahinch was part of the Management Team. Tipp beat North Kerry and Cork went on to beat  Limerick in the final to claim the championship.

Feile Na Peile
Newport Gaels U14  team represented Tipperary in the Féile Peile na nÓg-2014 in Connaught. The team is made of players from the Ballinahinch and Newport GAA clubs. Newport Gaels played all their matches in Tourlestrane in Sligo and were hosted by Kilmovee Shamrocks GAA Club in Mayo. Newport Gaels were playing in Division 7 group 1 with three other teams Kiltimagh Mayo, Kilmovee Shamrocks Mayo and St Nicholas Wicklow.
Newport Gaels topped the group winning all 3 matches: 
Round 1  Kiltimagh 0-2 V 5-6 
Newport Gaels,
Round 2
Newport Gaels 7-1 V 3-4 S St Nicholas' 
Round 3 Kilmovee Shamrocks 1-4 V 6-9 
Newport Gaels.
This left Newport Gaels in a very good position going into the quarter final against 
Fenagh-ST Caillins of Leitrim.
Fenagh-ST Caillins started very strongly and Newport Gaels worked tirelessly but were unable to overcome the very good start from Fenagh. Newport had the gap closed to 2 points with a minute left. Newport Gaels got a free and went for goal but were caught on the counter attack in which Fenagh scored a point leaving the final score 1-7 to Fenagh v 0-7 to Newport Gaels.
Congratulations to 
Fenagh-ST Caillins of Leitrim who went on to win the final.

Newport GAA club sincerely thank the following people:
Our host club Kilmovee Shamrocks for all the work the did in making our stay as comfortable as possible; the supporters, parents and the players themselves for making the weekend a event that will never be forgotten.
Also all our sponsors for kitting out the team on their epic journey:
Alan Mooney, Essential Bathroom and Tiles City Cast Retail Park Limerick, Tom Ryan Centra Newport, Seamus Carew Millbrae Nursing Home Newport , Sinead Jones Mulcair Credit Union, Gerry Moloney O'Brien Oil , Brian Healy Electrical and Hugh Sweeney of Sweeney’s filling station Newport.
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