2015 News

7th December

posted 7 Dec 2015, 03:31 by Denis Floyd   [ updated 7 Dec 2015, 03:34 ]

Tipp Draw 
The Tipperary GAA Draw for December will take place this Friday night in Ryan's Bar Cork Road. On the night, our recent car winner Dermot Boland will be presented with his prize. Please turn out in support as this promises to be a great night's entertainment.
The club are also selling €10 tickets for the National GAA Draw with some great prizes on offer, first prize of a car. Contact any committee member for details.
Under 21
Our hurlers are due to play Roscrea in the next round of the championship which should be fixed for next weekend. See paper for details and please support the team.
Our club lotto of €7000 was recently won (2 winners) so well done to both. We now need your support more than ever so please engage with our sellers over the Christmas period.
Club Merchandise.
A full range of club merchandise is available at Nolan's Carpet and Flooring, these would make a lovely Christmas present so please call in a view our range.
Keep Fit
Well done to all our members who participated in the Birdhill Turkey Run on Sunday last in trying conditions. The next run out is St. Stephens Day Wren Run in Newport, so please support.

25th November

posted 25 Nov 2015, 14:17 by Denis Floyd

Under 21
Our hurlers had a great win on Sunday against Ballina. This was a game that went all the way to the wire as Newport had a comfortable lead, but following a great comeback, Ballina brought the game to extra time. Trailing by a point after the first period a great Kealan Floyd goal in the final period was enough for Newport to hold out.

Conor O’Mahony
Now that the dust has settled and we all get used to the idea that we will no longer be cheering our clubman Conor in the heat of battle for Tipperary, we wish both himself and his family the best in the years ahead. Tributes about his on field heroics are well documented but we would like to thank Conor for all the help he has given over the years.  Never did he refuse a request to help at events i.e medal presentations or just as a presence at schools or a coaching session. He was always very generous with his time. His first All Star jersey hangs in pride of place at our club rooms. Well done Conor and thanks for all the great days.

The club AGM takes place this Friday at 8.00pm in the club rooms so if you would like to get involved or have a say in the running of the club,please attend.
The AGM of the Juvenile Club will take place in the Clubhouse on Tuesday, 1st December at 8.00pm.

Scór na nÓg
Well done to our Ballad Group and Instrumental Music Group who were victorious in the North Final of Scor na nOg held recently in Birdhill Hall. The members of the Instrumental Music Group were Niamh Bourke, Orla O’Brien, Lisa McKeogh, Aisling Bourke and Allison McKeogh. The members of the Ballad Group were Elizabeth Floyd, Ciara Sweeney, Grace Floyd, Kate Hewitt and Saoirse Higgins. They all performed very well but unfortunately success did not come their way at the County Final stage in Cashel last Friday night. Well done to our Quiz team who acquitted themselves very well in the County Final. Team members were Brendan Coffey, Emmett Floyd, Colin Coleman and Stephen Coffey.

19th November

posted 19 Nov 2015, 04:42 by Denis Floyd

Junior Hurling
The end of the road came on Sunday for our Junior Hurlers who were beaten by Eire Og Annacarty in the county final. This was a game in which Newport had plenty of scoring chances but failed to convert them. The club would like to thank all the players and mentors for their effort and commitment in reaching the county final.

Sean Ghael
The club would like to congratulate Joe Brennan on receiving the Sean Ghael award last Sunday in the Dome, Thurles. This was a fitting accolade for the hard work and dedication Joe has given to the club over the last four decades.

Under 21
Our U21 hurlers have been drawn against Ballina in the next round of the championship which is due to be played next Sunday in Portroe at 2.00pm. Please come out and support the lads.

2nd November

posted 2 Nov 2015, 13:38 by Denis Floyd   [ updated 19 Nov 2015, 04:44 ]

Juvenile Notes
Our under 13 Hurlers took part in the Kilruane MacDonaghs tournament last Saturday. They recorded a good win over Nenagh Eire Og in the semi final.They put in a good performance in the final v Kilruane but unfortunately could not  repeat the win they recorded in The North Tipp Under 13 Plate a few weeks ago. We would like to thank  Kilruane for organising & inviting us to their tournament.

Hard luck to Barry O Meara & Daniel Healy who were beaten in The All Ireland under 17 Doubles 60 x 30 Final by Wexford last Sunday on a score line of 21-13, 21-14

Junior Hurling.
Our hurlers have qualified for the County 'B' Final after a very tight battle with Gortnahoe on Saturday last. The boys had a lively start to the first half and goals from Aidan Moloney and Kieran Doheny gave us a comfortable lead. Gortnahoe fought back in the second half, scoring 2 goals, but we hung on in the end to win by a point, 4-11 to 3-13. The final should be on this weekend so please see paper for details. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

The Club AGM is approaching so if you have any motions for discussion please submit to the club secretary at 7 Stonehall, Newport, before 6th November.  Nomination Paper can be downloaded from this site under the 'Forms' tab.

29th October

posted 29 Oct 2015, 05:42 by Denis Floyd


Hard luck to our minors who were beaten by Kildangan in the North Minor Hurling Final last Saturday. See match report

The club would like to thank all the players for their efforts over the year along with the team mentors. Attention will now turn to the outstanding Minor Football fixture and with some of these players involved with the Junior and U21 teams they have the chances to bring more accolades to the club.


Coaching Plan:

Newport GAA launched its coaching plan last Friday evening in the clubhouse. The coaching plan is based on best international practice, in the development of players from under 6

and for their lifetime and for the coaches who train the players. The plan was the brainchild of the late Professor Pat Duffy, who served as coaching officer prior to his untimely death in August 2014. The task of completing the plan was overseen by our present Coaching Officer Shane Gavin and the Coaching committee. Chairperson Padraig Tobin paid tribute to Pat and to the Shane for creating such a comprehensive document that will be of significant value to all our players. He thanked Deirdre and the Duffy family for being present as the club acknowledged the legacy Pat has left to the club.


All Ireland Handball:

The club would like to wish the best of luck to Barry O’Meara & Daniel Healy from Newport

Juvenile Handball Club who are representing Tipperary in the All Ireland U17 Doubles 60x30 final v Wexford in Ballymoe, Co. Roscommon this Sunday.

22nd October

posted 29 Oct 2015, 05:35 by Denis Floyd

Minor Hurling:
Our Minor hurlers will play Kildangan in the North ‘A’ final on Saturday at 3pm in Nenagh. We are bidding to retain this title and we would appreciate as much support as possible on the day.

Newport GAA would like to invite anyone interested in helping to organise Scor in the parish to a meeting this Thursday night at 9:00pm in the Clubhouse. If you want any further details please feel free to contact Anthony Floyd on 086 8070182

Under 7 & 8:
The Juvenile Club hosted an U7 & 8’s hurling blitz last Saturday morning with teams from Murroe & Ballina taking part. It was a great success and thanks to Hugh and Loughlin for organising same.

17th October

posted 29 Oct 2015, 05:32 by Denis Floyd

Intermediate Hurling:
The road ended for our hurlers at the hands of Clonakenny on Saturday. A game which was always slipping away from us as Clonakenny hit the ground running.

Dog Night:
Thanks to all who supported our Dog Night on Saturday. A great night's entertainment was had by all in attendance.

Under 7 & 8:
Our Under 7 & 8’s had two teams at a blitz away to Doon last Saturday morning, where they played both hurling & football and played some magnificent games. They have a blitz organised for this Saturday morning in Lacken Park with teams coming from Ballina & Murroe.

Under 10 & 11:
There will be training on the Hurling Wall on Monday nights from 7:00 to 8:00pm for the next eight weeks for anyone that wishes to attend. We hope to have different coaches each week.

The club wishes to extend our deepest sympathies to the O’Leary family on the passing of Thomas, a past player with our club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

5th October

posted 5 Oct 2015, 04:29 by Denis Floyd


  • The Juvenile Club hosted the annual James O'Rourke Tournament last Saturday in Lacken Park. We had four under 11 Football teams competing this year from Newport, Burgess, Cappamore & Kilfenora.  After six very competitive and exciting group games the finalists for both the A & B Finals were decided with Newport & Cappamore contesting the A Final & Kilfenora and Burgess in the B Final. In what were two very exciting and dramatic finals Kilfenora prevailed to win by 2 points in the 'B' final and Cappamore were victorious in the 'A' final. The latter won by 3 points, with the Newport lads camped in the opposition's half but just couldn't break down their defence who had a keeper in tremendous form. The club would like to thank Diarmuid Collins for all the work he put into organizing the tournament this year and all the teams who participated in the and helped to make the Tournament such a wonderful success. We would also like to thank our referees Peter Coleman & Pat Gibson and all the parents who  helped with catering on the day.   
  • Our under 7 & 8 hurlers are away to Doon this Saturday in a Hurling blitz. We need to be there for 11:45 AM

County Semi-Final
Our intermediates have qualified for the co. semi final after a hard fought victory over Golden. A goal from Martin Carey steadied the ship in the first half but Newport needed the accuracy of Eoin Shinnors to see them over the line. See paper for full report.

Junior Football
Our footballers lost out to Gortnahoe in the Co. Quarter final on Sunday in a disappointing result. This was a competition that Newport could have gone further in, but without the services of the Intermediate Hurlers, unfortunately, it was not meant to be.

 Next Draw: 5/10/15   Jackpot €6,300

Date to rememberSaturday October 10th is our annual fundraising NIGHT AT THE DOGS at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Your support will be greatly appreciated. €10 for individual tickets with under 16s free in with an adult. Please support us and enjoy a great night's entertainment.
Tickets must be purchased in advance so don't miss out, secure your ticket today.
€10 tickets can be purchased from any committee member or from the following : Padraig Tobin 086-8282651, Martin Kennedy 086-1970583 & James Nolan 086-3585601

28th September

posted 28 Sept 2015, 13:54 by Denis Floyd

Juvenile Notes 
  • Our Under 6’s had their final Blitz of the year last Saturday morning which they thoroughly enjoyed against our neighbours Ballinahinch.
  • Our under 7’s & 8’s entered two teams in the County Hurling Blitz in Dr Morris Park last Saturday and put in great performances v teams from Clonmel, Ballina, Silvermines, Boherlahan, Sean Treacys & Portroe.
  • Our Junior Hurlers were crowned North champions on Saturday last with a one point win over Portroe. This was a tough encounter but Newport with a good blend of youth and experience just held out in the end. Tom Moylan and Mike Coffey(Red) rolled back the years with some great hurling, while up front Aidan Moloney and Kieran Doheny were always a threat.
  • The Junior Footballers have qualified for the North final against Ballina following a comfortable win against Lorrha on Wednesday last in Ballinagarry. But first they must play Gortnahoe on Sunday at 2pm in Borrisoleigh in a quarter final fixture.
Intermediate Hurling
Newport will play their long-awaited County Quarter Final on Sat 3rd at 3pm in Drombane, when Golden-Kilfeakle will provide the opposition.

There was no winner of the club lotto last Monday, so this week's jackpot is €6200.
Date to remember: Saturday October 10th is our annual fundraising NIGHT AT THE DOGS at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Your support will be greatly appreciated. €10 for individual tickets with under 16s free in with an adult. Nominator for race €50 with two free tickets and entry to draw for nominated race winners. Please support us and enjoy a great night's entertainment
€10 tickets can be purchased from any committee member or from the following: Padraig Tobin 086-8282651, Martin Kennedy 086-1970583 & James Nolan 086-3585601.

21st September

posted 21 Sept 2015, 12:04 by Denis Floyd   [ updated 21 Sept 2015, 13:48 ]

Juvenile News

  • Our under 7 & 8 hurlers took part in a two blitzes last weekend:  in UL on Friday evening v Kildangan and in Dolla v The Silvermines on Saturday morning.
  • Our under 9’s played Ballina on Saturday morning and played some excellent hurling.
  • Well done to Newport U10 hurlers who won The Nicky Rackard trophy  in the Shannon Tournament on Saturday morning. They played teams from Parteen, Oranmore  and Croom in the final .
  • Our under 11 Hurlers took part in a Blitz in Lacken Park on Saturday afternoon v teams from Nenagh, Ahane & Clooney Quinn and really enjoyed the day. Thanks to Diarmuid Collins for organizing the blitz.
  • Our under 13’s had a good win over Kilruane Mc Donaghss in their final group match in the Under 13A Plate competition.
  • Our under 16’s had a good win over Monaleen in a challenge match on Sunday evening.

Inter County
Hard luck to Jack Delahunty and the Tipp minor footballers in the All Ireland final on Sunday last. On the day things just went right for Kerry. It was a great achievement to reach the final. Well done also to selector Niall Fitzgerald.

Club Lotto
There was no winner of our club lotto so next week's jackpot is €6100.

Upcoming Games

  • Our Junior Hurlers are awaiting a date for the North Final v Portroe
  • The Intermediates are also awaiting a date for their Co. Quarter Final.
  • Our Minor Hurlers await their North Final fixture v Kildangan.
  • The Junior Footballers play Lorrha this Wed night and will be hoping to qualify for the North Final

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